The Highlander’s Bride by Amanda Forester (audiobook) – Narrated by Mary Jane Wells

the highlander's bride

All Highland warrior Gavin Patrick wants is to get back to his native Scotland. Before Gavin leaves the battlefield, he’s given a final mission – escort Lady Marie Colette to her fiancé. Under no circumstances is he to lay hands on the beautiful heiress…no matter how desperate the temptation.

Forced to pose as a married couple to escape from France, Gavin and Marie Colette find themselves thrown into peril…and each other’s arms. As the danger mounts, so does forbidden passion. It isn’t until Marie Colette is taken from Gavin that he is forced to decide if he is willing to lose the woman who stole his heart or jeopardize his honor, defy his promise, and steal her in return.

The Highlander’s Bride may be purchased from Amazon

Rating: A- for narration; C+ for content

I don’t have a very good track-record with Highlander Romances. I haven’t read or listened to a great many, it’s true, but those I have read have tended to have identical plotlines (boy-meets-girl-from-opposing-clan, boy-and-girl-hate-each-other, boy-and-girl-fall-in-luurve – that sort of thing), so I’ve been wary about choosing review titles with the word “Highlander” in the title. In fact, I’d seen The Highlander’s Bride on our regular list of new releases and ruled it out – until I saw Mary Jane Wells listed as the narrator. She hasn’t let me down yet, so I waded in, thinking that even if the story was disappointing, I’d at least be able to enjoy her performance.

The story turned out to be a predictable one, but was enjoyable nonetheless. The romance simmers with sexual attraction and longing, although the obstacles that are necessary to every romance are somewhat flimsy here and I could have wished the two protagonists had been little less blandly “nice”.

You can read the rest of this review at AudioGals.

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