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My Highland Lord

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Author: Tarah Scott

Published: April 21st 2013 by Broken Arm Publishing

Format: Kindle Edition , 361 pages

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Language: English


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London Heiress kidnapped by the Marquess of Ashlund, read the headlines. Yet no one tried to save her. Phoebe Wallington was seven years old when a mass assassination attempt rocked Regency England. Her father was the only accused traitor to elude capture. Now as a grown woman and a British spy, she is no closer to learning what really happened that day. Phoebe's quest for t London Heiress kidnapped by the Marquess of Ashlund, read the headlines. Yet no one tried to save her. Phoebe Wallington was seven years old when a mass assassination attempt rocked Regency England. Her father was the only accused traitor to elude capture. Now as a grown woman and a British spy, she is no closer to learning what really happened that day. Phoebe's quest for the truth takes a sudden turn when she's kidnapped by suspected traitor Kiernan MacGregor, the Marquess of Ashlund. However, Kiernan may not live long enough to stand trial. Someone wants him dead…and Phoebe stands in the killer's way. Kiernan knows only one thing will keep her out of the killer's reach. Marriage to the Marquess of Ashlund.

30 review for My Highland Lord

  1. 4 out of 5

    Dawn-a very sensitive romance reader

    *********I am CERTAIN that my below review of this book is of an earlier version. I Believe it has been revised, but I unfortunately read the unrevised. I discovered this through a friend who confirmed definate differences between our two versions************** ++I have revised this review due to the fact I was over emotional at the time of it's first writing.+++ 1.5 stars rounding up. Technically, the writing was fair. But someone PLEASE shoot the editor!!!!!! Massive amounts of typos, double wor *********I am CERTAIN that my below review of this book is of an earlier version. I Believe it has been revised, but I unfortunately read the unrevised. I discovered this through a friend who confirmed definate differences between our two versions************** ++I have revised this review due to the fact I was over emotional at the time of it's first writing.+++ 1.5 stars rounding up. Technically, the writing was fair. But someone PLEASE shoot the editor!!!!!! Massive amounts of typos, double words, and even one sentence I couln't even undertand it was so jumbled. I pride myself on being able to absorb complex plots with multiple characters (Game of Thrones and The Silmarillon are some of my faves) but I suppose it's because in those books, the secondary characters serve a purpose, and are memorable unlike the enormous amount of useless secondary charatcers in this one. The plot here is haphazard and of little importance that I stopped caring or even trying to follow it. It is evident the author concentrated so much on attempting to weave an intricate story of political conspiracy that she lost sight of the main genre of the book. Romance (or lack there of). ++Spoilers+++ What started out as a good and promising book took a turn for the worse and went tubling down the more I continued(started at about 45%). I was too invested at this point not to finish and was truly hoping it would get better. It did not. In the beginning, the H is portaryed as being strong and intelligent, a spy for the English crown but about 65% in, that too slowly deteriorates as the story progresses. A few things that did it in for me: The first thing that shocked me was the realization there was NO, I mean absolutely NO romance or chemistry between the two main characters. In fact I don't consider this a romance novel at all. The h expresses little to no romatic feelings for the H. As for the H, the author rarely gets into his head, and when she does, shows little to nothing of his feelings for the h or his reasons as to why he is attracted to her (except for superficial reasons. Her looks/body). This gave me the immpression he only lusted for her. Even though the H does pursue her relentlessly into marriage, it is cleaar that he does so only out of his "Duty to right things." To "save her reputation". He never once tells her it is anything more. I found it infuriating when the h discovers her husband (the H) in a brothel only one day after their wedding. She confronts him, storming into the brothel, gun in hand. She is clearly upset by the notion of his infidelity. Why? She didn't want to marry him, never really felt anything for him. So here it was where I thought FINALLY she is realizing she has feelings for him. SO what happens next? She storms into his room, and they just begin talking about the investigation. WTF? I assume that the author figures the reader is suppose to understand that he is in the brothel "undercover" for his investigation. Never are we given any confirmation that he didn't engage in other services nor does the h further question it. After their short discussion, he "takes" her on the bed, in the brothel. Way to go Romeo. Here is where stupid is as stupid does. After the h discovers the weapon and letter in her cousin's (Ty's) room (he's the one who kills Adam and is after the h's money). She tells the H of her discovery. Without much conversation, he just leaves. No mention or talk about why the cousin had it or what the next plan was. It is also at this same time, she remembers forgetting to tell the H a crucial piece of information (her aunts affair with Clive). She could have easily stopped him and told him before he got too far away (he had only just left the room when she remembered) but she doesn't. Some spy huh? Oh BTW, we never do find out what happens when her uncle discovers his wifes infidelity or her part in her cousins treachery. -Sorry I hate loose ends. Finally, at about 80% in, the H announces his "love" for her (at the most ridiculous and unromantic time) in a room full of spys who want each other dead. Of course she never returns the ILY. I don't blame her for never doing so, because he is about to become an absolute jerk. The ending was not only rushed and abrupt, but was the worst ending I have ever read. It ends with the H spanking the h in front of his whole family, then he carries her forcefully to the bedroom ties her to the bed and forcefully takes her. How degrading and humiliating for a "strong and intelligent" female. .. The REAL kicker is that after satisfyng himself, he has the BALLS to ask her if she can ever love him? Is he friggin dense?!!!!!! He "spanks" her publicly and then ties her to the bed and has his way with her, when she should have spit in his face. Then she says "maybe someday." I almost pissed myself laughing when I read the afterword from the author stating she likes ending a book with the couple in bed. I can't believe this is the same author whose books I've read in the past and enjoyed. I also don't think the people who gave this 5 stars read the same book as I did. I returned it and got my refund.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Barbee

    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful Jersey Girl Loved My Highland Lord! New York Tarah Does It Again!, September 9, 2013 Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: My Highland Lord (Highland Lords) (Kindle Edition) This is the second book in the series as in the first book My Highland Love the Hero Marcus MacGregor Duke of Ashlund, this book is about his son Kiernan MacGregor the Marquee of Ashlund. The heroine is a London heiress Phoebe Wallington who is also a Britis 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful Jersey Girl Loved My Highland Lord! New York Tarah Does It Again!, September 9, 2013 Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: My Highland Lord (Highland Lords) (Kindle Edition) This is the second book in the series as in the first book My Highland Love the Hero Marcus MacGregor Duke of Ashlund, this book is about his son Kiernan MacGregor the Marquee of Ashlund. The heroine is a London heiress Phoebe Wallington who is also a British spy. Phoebe's main objective is to prove her fathers innocence who was accused of being a traitor years ago and has been a fugitive ever since although some think he might be dead. I also love that Phoebe is very independent and sure knows how to measure gun powder. Lots of danger as well as her cousin Ty as his mother Phoebe's Aunt Lady Albery wants her money so they want her dead or those connected to her dead at first until a certain marriage takes place. Then they want Kiernan dead so Ty can marry Phoebe since The Marquee is even richer then Phoebe. Lady Albery is pure evil and is having an affair right under Phoebe's Uncle Lord Albery's nose with servant murderer Clive another bad guy. Yes quite a few bad guys/villains in this read. What a delightful read lots of mystery, murder, suspense, humor and love of course. The attraction between Kiernan and Phoebe just sizzles off the pages. So many twists and turns in this book very fast moving and captivating book. I loved this book as I did the previous book My Highland Love. You can read alone or in order I would recommend to read in order as both are wonderful. Ms. Scott is a brilliant writer and I loved that she got some of her ideas for this book through her research through The Cato Street Conspiracies how clever and brilliant is that! I highly recommend this book it was just wonderful and beautifully written, as I look forward to the next book in this series Miss Scott is currently writing. Comment | Permalink

  3. 5 out of 5

    Ronda Tutt

    Riveting & Swoon-fully Delicious Phoebe Wallington (London Heiress) and Kiernan MacGregor (the Marquess of Ashlund) tale is absolutely riveting. Kidnapping is just the beginning in this tale but ends up in an adventure of finding true love and truths to a mystery that keeps the reader memorized to the each scene as the plot unfolds. I stayed totally entranced and glued to the pages with the fast paced action and the chemistry between the characters. Phoebe is one feisty and stubborn woman that I Riveting & Swoon-fully Delicious Phoebe Wallington (London Heiress) and Kiernan MacGregor (the Marquess of Ashlund) tale is absolutely riveting. Kidnapping is just the beginning in this tale but ends up in an adventure of finding true love and truths to a mystery that keeps the reader memorized to the each scene as the plot unfolds. I stayed totally entranced and glued to the pages with the fast paced action and the chemistry between the characters. Phoebe is one feisty and stubborn woman that I totally loved. I loved how independent she was or shall I say how she tried to be. She had me laughing out loud several times especially with her sneakiness when trying to spy and then getting caught red handed that put her in a position she wasn’t prepared for. I also loved how determined she was to clear her fathers name and figure out why he was being accused of being a traitor. I loved Kiernan, another swoon worthy highlander. Sigh! Like father Lord Marcus MacGregor, Kiernan is truly honorable, however with Kiernan, honorable can be defined in several ways depending on which side of the government control you are on. LOL I loved his humorous side and how sexually convincing he was towards Phoebe. The ending was perfect and I loved how the turn of events exposed the truth when looking from a different perspective. I look forward to the next book in the series and I highly recommend any of Tarah Scott’s fabulous books. Excellent Read!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Tracy T.

    Very Good Story! Excellent Narration! (audible whispersync review) I really enjoyed this story, A lot more than the previous book, My Highland Love. I really enjoyed Phoebe, she was smart, strong, witty, beautiful and said what was on her mind. And her being a spy was great!. Kiernan was great too. Loved him, he was sexy, strong, smart and just a great hero. The chemistry between these two was great. It felt real and genuine. There was a couple very nicely written hot and steamy sex scenes, not e Very Good Story! Excellent Narration! (audible whispersync review) I really enjoyed this story, A lot more than the previous book, My Highland Love. I really enjoyed Phoebe, she was smart, strong, witty, beautiful and said what was on her mind. And her being a spy was great!. Kiernan was great too. Loved him, he was sexy, strong, smart and just a great hero. The chemistry between these two was great. It felt real and genuine. There was a couple very nicely written hot and steamy sex scenes, not erotica. The story line and plot were great. Loved the spy and the assassination attempts. This was a long book but didn't really seem like it, It wasn't full of filler nonsense and the story flowed very well. There was lots of great dialogue throughout the entire book. This was a very enjoyable read/listen. As for the narration.LOVED IT! I am a huge fan of Marian Hussey. Her narrations are just fantastic, all the men sound like men and if it's the hero he sounds sexy. She gives everyone their own distinct voice, the men and women. She has a great reading voice and reads with emotion and inflections as called for. She does the accents very well too. I highly recommend Marian Hussey she makes a story even better. Love the audible whispersync deals! I got this one as a free read with my KU subscription and the audible whispersync for 1.99. Great deal.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Lynelle Clark

    I am a great fan of Tarah Scott's books but this one just didn't deserve 5 stars. The flow of the story was filled with to many holes so that you didn't know here the thought came from, the gaps leaving you perplexed at times. It is a unique story filled with intrigue, a strong heroin character and enough adventure to keep you on the edge of your seat. And the passion had a wonderful build up so that you could hardly wait for the next encounter between Kieran and Phoebe. Together these two set th I am a great fan of Tarah Scott's books but this one just didn't deserve 5 stars. The flow of the story was filled with to many holes so that you didn't know here the thought came from, the gaps leaving you perplexed at times. It is a unique story filled with intrigue, a strong heroin character and enough adventure to keep you on the edge of your seat. And the passion had a wonderful build up so that you could hardly wait for the next encounter between Kieran and Phoebe. Together these two set the sheets alight...big sigh. :) Set mostly in Scotland you got a good feel for the history, the turmoil of the Highlanders and the devotion and love for their country. A wonderful story to read.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Trish R.

    Enjoyable.. This did drag a little but overall it was a good read. Phoebe did fight Kiernan every step of the way and that did get a little boring. And there was never a thought on her part that “maybe I love him” anywhere in the book, until the very last page when she told him she loved him. However, I liked the story because it was more than just a romance. There were actually two different stories, one of greed and attempted murder and another about bad politicians and spying, and neither overs Enjoyable.. This did drag a little but overall it was a good read. Phoebe did fight Kiernan every step of the way and that did get a little boring. And there was never a thought on her part that “maybe I love him” anywhere in the book, until the very last page when she told him she loved him. However, I liked the story because it was more than just a romance. There were actually two different stories, one of greed and attempted murder and another about bad politicians and spying, and neither overshadowed the other. And there was a LOT of players: Marcus and Elise, Ty and his mother Lady Albery, Clive (Lady Albery’s lover, and a killer) Lord Harrington, Alistair, Mather, John Stafford, and a few more. Sometimes they were hard to keep track of the good from the bad. There was some nice sexual tension on Kiernan’s part and some really good sex scenes. I got this book through KU.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Carolyn

    This was a fantastic tale with twists and turns, conspiracies, adventure and, of course, romance. I fully intend to pick up Ms. Scott's first book in the Highland Lords' series, "My Highland Love." Can't wait to read it!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Toula

    Loved this . I meet Kieran in Book 1 but he was there briefly . Loved how he was like Marcus his Dad . It was a beautiful written and narrator red story . About love at first site ... Treachery , and a scheming men in government . Marcus kidnapped Phoebe thinking she is someone else . There was someone else trying to kidnapp her also . And even a deeper blot someone was after her dad . Supposedly her dad was in the plot to assinate the Lords in Congress . Loved it Kieran was the Marquess of Ashl Loved this . I meet Kieran in Book 1 but he was there briefly . Loved how he was like Marcus his Dad . It was a beautiful written and narrator red story . About love at first site ... Treachery , and a scheming men in government . Marcus kidnapped Phoebe thinking she is someone else . There was someone else trying to kidnapp her also . And even a deeper blot someone was after her dad . Supposedly her dad was in the plot to assinate the Lords in Congress . Loved it Kieran was the Marquess of Ashland . And Marcus is now a Duke who is after Phoebe . Why 2 set of Kidnappers and was her father involved Sorry to see the MacGregors go

  9. 4 out of 5

    Eniko

    Just like the first in the series this book is an awesome read. A page-turner filled with intrigue, suspense, adventure, humour and passionate love. The descriptions are so vivid, I felt like I was there. The chemistry between the characters is so real, Phoebe and Kiernan are a match well made, sparks fly from the moment they meet. I totally recommend this series, even if you never read a Highlander romance, I know you will fall in love with them.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Bethany

    3.5 A little while back I saw the opportunity to read this for a blog tour, and I thought the book sounded really good. So I optioned to review, if accepted and I’m so happy that I did. The more and more I looked at the cover to the book and thought about it, I thought I may not like it. I had read the first couple chapters and was Ehhh about it. I’ve been kinda off kilter lately and just plain old busy… so I haven’t been reading much. Alas, I put this book down and didn’t pick it up again, not g 3.5 A little while back I saw the opportunity to read this for a blog tour, and I thought the book sounded really good. So I optioned to review, if accepted and I’m so happy that I did. The more and more I looked at the cover to the book and thought about it, I thought I may not like it. I had read the first couple chapters and was Ehhh about it. I’ve been kinda off kilter lately and just plain old busy… so I haven’t been reading much. Alas, I put this book down and didn’t pick it up again, not giving it a second thought. Then I read the synopsis again, and decided to give the book the try it deserved. I did NOT want to put this down. After I started reading, I was done for. Needless to say, I had not read a Tarah Scott novel before, let alone did I know that there was a #1 Highland book in this series! (It’s ok, they’re companion novel series..I think) Well in either case, I didn’t feel the least bit lost while reading this story. I was captivated by the imagery and the overall premise. The characters blew my mind and I’m not ashamed to say… I am addicted to some Kiernan. He’s broody, chivalrous, cocky, and delicious and what a sexy name that is. RAWR! What are two of my favorite things? Witty Banter and Crooked Grins. I couldn’t get enough of Kiernan and Pheobe. I can’t lie, loved me some Pheobe too. She’s definitely one of a kind. I loved how spirited and relentless she was and the fact that she did what she wanted without taking shit for it. I’m quite the feisty one myself, so I definitely enjoy characters that are too. Honestly, I’m surprised at how much I really liked this novel. I shouldn’t be though. I think the cover just made me hesitant that it was like all those other historical romances that are usually mass produced. Don’t get me wrong – half naked man on a cover is appealing. I’m just a bit ashamed of myself that I really did judge the book by its cover. I’ve been known to be guilty of that on more than one occasion… which is one of the reasons I needed to give this a second chance. Tarah balanced out the historical aspects while keeping the story fresh, fun, and sexy. Even though the book was set in the 1800’s, I felt there was just enough history in the backround to keep you in the right frame of mind about the atmosphere. My Highland Lord most definitely gives you a witty, suspenseful, action packed, romantic emotional ride. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and will not hesitate to pick up another Tarah Scott book. I can’t get over how PERFECT Kiernan and Pheobe were together. The threats made between each other, absolute adoration for one another, and well… I just loved them together. They’re absolutely one of my favorite book couples from here on out. I would recommend this to anyone who loves a good historical romance novel.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Kristina

    Wow! Tarah amazes me yet again with her sequel to My Highland Love. Let me start off by saying that the author that introduced me to Highland Romance was Karen Marie Moning. I was sad because I could never find something that compared to that, until now! Tarah's books give me the same magic, the same spell-binding, can't get enough feel. And I never can get enough. Tarah's books are unbelievably addicting. I had a majority of the book read in one day, and that's pretty fast for me. My Highland Lo Wow! Tarah amazes me yet again with her sequel to My Highland Love. Let me start off by saying that the author that introduced me to Highland Romance was Karen Marie Moning. I was sad because I could never find something that compared to that, until now! Tarah's books give me the same magic, the same spell-binding, can't get enough feel. And I never can get enough. Tarah's books are unbelievably addicting. I had a majority of the book read in one day, and that's pretty fast for me. My Highland Love takes you back to a time not so long ago; an escape from reality that is full of castles, fancy gowns, lavish parties, and kilts! I find that only truly amazing books can actually take you to the places you read about. What a great plot. Treason. A female spy. An incredibly sexy Lord and kidnapper. It's all incredibly exciting and so very different from My Highland Love. The two main characters are great together. Throughout the novel they play an epic battle of cat and mouse, creating sexual tension that will knock your socks off. The chemistry between the two is electric. Their relationship was a bit spicier than the Elise and Marcus, (who I was very glad to see again in My Highland Lord), and I really liked that. Kiernan's threats to spank Phoebe and tie her to the bed really amp up the heat factor in this book. Kiernan. Where to start? Where can I get one of my own? He's perfect. He's sexy with this roguish, rough charm- he's a bit of a rebel, I think. He's half English Gentleman, half brooding Highlander. The best of both worlds! Another swoon-worthy male character. Phoebe's the perfect match for him. A female spy- that's so cool!- who is feisty to boot. She speaks her mind, a rare quality for women back then, and she's not afraid to take risks. It's refreshing to have a heroine like that. The two of them are quite a pair. I love their interactions. Between Kiernan threatening to do wicked things to her and Phoebe's doing everything but what he says, there is never a dull moment. I can never get enough of Tarah's wonderful Highlander stories. They're so amazing- packed with action, suspense, and romance- balanced out with the right amount of history. The story is emotional, sexy and funny. Well done, Tarah, now give me more! <3

  12. 5 out of 5

    Linda Hays-Gibbs

    Title: My Highland Lord Highland Lords Series Author: Tarah Scott Review Rating: Five Stars Reviewer: Linda Hays-Gibbs Genre:Historical/Fiction/Romance Lord Ashlund, Kiernan MacGregor kidnaps Phebe Wallington, Lord Albery's niece mistaking her for his friend's mistress, Lady Heddy Ballingham. He is only trying to heal a lover's quarrel for a friend. Phebe is outraged for she is trying to clear her father of treason. She is working as a British spy with this goal in mind and this lunatic, highwayman Title: My Highland Lord Highland Lords Series Author: Tarah Scott Review Rating: Five Stars Reviewer: Linda Hays-Gibbs Genre:Historical/Fiction/Romance Lord Ashlund, Kiernan MacGregor kidnaps Phebe Wallington, Lord Albery's niece mistaking her for his friend's mistress, Lady Heddy Ballingham. He is only trying to heal a lover's quarrel for a friend. Phebe is outraged for she is trying to clear her father of treason. She is working as a British spy with this goal in mind and this lunatic, highwayman Lord has kidnapped her and took her off to Scotland. There seems to be others trying to kidnap her too and a fierce gun battle and flight to safety ensue. Phebe injures herself trying to jump out of the moving carriage. She finds herself being cared for by this handsome highwayman. Needless to say sparks fly for he is a sexy hot man. This is a hilarious and an intriguing adventure in which all kinds of mysteries and romance surround our heroine. It is fast paced and energetic. I loved all the characters. The body guard/butler Mathers and the endearing Uncle Albery, just to name a few. The witty dialect is great fun. It is highly descriptive with loads of satirical come backs and funny lines. The whole story is very descriptive and you feel like you are with them along for the ride. I must admit to one thing I found a little aggravating.There were some typos or mistakes in word reversals or word omissions but I think that was done in formatting. I don't see how it could be the author's fault at all. I wish I could have rectified them because I truly loved this story. I think it would have been a perfect read otherwise. I still give it Five Stars out of Five because it was supremely interesting and captivating. I think the addition of historical events added to the flavor of the mystery and excitement. I look forward to more of these Highland Lords! Great job Tarah Scott!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    Tarah Scott weaves an almost mythical love letter to the highlands in, "My Highland Lord." Opening with the bedside scene of a dying man, the reader is instantly transported into a darkly buried conspiracy of old England. While I was initially confused by this cloak and dagger prologue, once we're introduced to Phoebe Wallington, heiress and international American born spy. Hilarity ensues when Phoebe is mistaken for "Heddy," mistress to a noble Scottish lord, after an English dinner party by a s Tarah Scott weaves an almost mythical love letter to the highlands in, "My Highland Lord." Opening with the bedside scene of a dying man, the reader is instantly transported into a darkly buried conspiracy of old England. While I was initially confused by this cloak and dagger prologue, once we're introduced to Phoebe Wallington, heiress and international American born spy. Hilarity ensues when Phoebe is mistaken for "Heddy," mistress to a noble Scottish lord, after an English dinner party by a snarky highwayman. The brutish highlander claims to be working on behalf of the Scottish lord but quickly seems to fall head over kilt with "Heddy." Witty banter and a plump dose of tension boils between these two. And true to the best kinds of historical romances, "Heddy" and the "highwayman" quickly uncover they are both neither what they appear and so much more than they seem. Scott's command of character and plot keeps this epic saga from becoming too drawn out or convoluted. Part of the entertainment comes from cases of mistaken identity, and partly from the love/hate relationship between Phoebe and her highwayman. Sweeping scenery and colorful locals truly draw you into this freshly spun tale of culture clash and espionage. All the while, the mystery surrounding the estate of the Marquess, where Phoebe is held captive, keeps the reader desperate to discover the truth. A thoroughly enticing tale, "My Highland Lord" encases all of your favorite period romances and turns them on their head, offering something special and rare to the romantic at heart.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Gina Briganti

    I sighed Phoebe and Kiernan’s names one night as I was falling asleep. Their romance touched me that much. It is exactly this feeling that draws me to read and write romance. “My Highland Lord” is the second novel in the Highland series. I bought it thinking it was the newest release, so, a bit of confusion there. Once I knew that I was reading the second book, I started looking for couples that could have been in the first book. They will be my next review. The third Highland title will be relea I sighed Phoebe and Kiernan’s names one night as I was falling asleep. Their romance touched me that much. It is exactly this feeling that draws me to read and write romance. “My Highland Lord” is the second novel in the Highland series. I bought it thinking it was the newest release, so, a bit of confusion there. Once I knew that I was reading the second book, I started looking for couples that could have been in the first book. They will be my next review. The third Highland title will be released on May 15, “To Tame a Highland Earl.” Oooh, dishy. Before I get carried away thinking about what goodies Tarah Scott has for me in her next novel, I’ll finish telling you more about why “My Highland Lord” gripped me, and didn’t let go. It’s an adventure with some humorous mishaps along the way. Phoebe is an intelligent, beautiful woman who has some mysteries to solve. Kiernan is a man she can truly love and respect. He is also a dishy, intelligent, Scot. Phoebe and Kiernan are both dedicated to righting wrongs done against people in “lower” classes, which makes them admirable. I hope you don’t mind the small spoiler there. Tarah Scott’s research of the time the story is set in, and her detailed descriptions, set the scenes perfectly. I finished “My Highland Lord” and went immediately to start reading the book before it, “My Highland Love.” It’s series like these that remind me of why I love romance.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Dora González

    Historical romances have always been one of my favorite genres to read and My Highland Lord reminded me of why that is. The author has created a wonderfully descriptive world full of well thought-out characters that were both realistic and amusing. The main characters, even the minor ones, were woven into the story in such a way that one could only keep reading to find out how they would fair. Kiernan MacGregor and Phoebe Wallington were an interesting pair to follow. From start to finish, the ch Historical romances have always been one of my favorite genres to read and My Highland Lord reminded me of why that is. The author has created a wonderfully descriptive world full of well thought-out characters that were both realistic and amusing. The main characters, even the minor ones, were woven into the story in such a way that one could only keep reading to find out how they would fair. Kiernan MacGregor and Phoebe Wallington were an interesting pair to follow. From start to finish, the chemistry between the two lit the pages. And beautifully crafted dialogue served to support their growing attraction. The silly banter between them had one smirking, giggling, and yearning for more. The action and intrigue surrounding the two propelled the story forward at an exciting pace. From the moment Phoebe was kidnapped due to misunderstanding circumstances to the unfolding of a grand conspiracy stretching back many years, the scenes pulled you in. Each scene served to liven another, creating a story that had its fair share of action, humor, romance and unexpected obstacles. It forced you to pay attention, but always provided the necessary clues at just the right time. This book has quickly joined the ranks of my favorites and has become a book I cherish, a must read for all romance lovers.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Nicole Laverdure

    Tarah Scott did it again! Having read MY HIGHLAND LOVE of her Highland Lords series, I decided to read her next book MY HIGHLAND LORD! Again, I was not disappointed! Let yourself get carried away by this amazing Scottish romance. Ms. Scott wrote an intricate web of romance, plot, conspiracy and adventure. You will discover a sizzling chemistry between her two characters Kiernan and Phoebe. Phoebe, a London heiress, was seven years old, when a mass assassination attempt was discovered and her fat Tarah Scott did it again! Having read MY HIGHLAND LOVE of her Highland Lords series, I decided to read her next book MY HIGHLAND LORD! Again, I was not disappointed! Let yourself get carried away by this amazing Scottish romance. Ms. Scott wrote an intricate web of romance, plot, conspiracy and adventure. You will discover a sizzling chemistry between her two characters Kiernan and Phoebe. Phoebe, a London heiress, was seven years old, when a mass assassination attempt was discovered and her father was accused of treachery. Now, a British spy, will do everything in her power, to discover the truth. But Kiernan MacGregor, the Marquess of Ashlund, pretending to be a highwayman, will kidnap her! I prefer that you read the story to find why! But soon, sparks will flare between Kiernan and Phoebe. Some scenes are funny, some sensual. Let's just say that Kiernan loves to tease her, and Phoebe, doesn't like to be teased or told what to do, she always want to say the last word. Ms. Scott wrote some funny scenes of teasing between her two characters. From start to finish, MY HIGHLAND LORD was a delight to read and I highly recommend this amazing Scottish romance. Tarah Scott is a great writer! I will definitely be reading more of her books.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Sandy Wolters

    Book: My Highland Lord Series: Highland Lords - Book 2 Author: Tarah Scott Genre: Historical Romance Length: Approximately 361 Pages As soon as I finished the first book in the Highland Lords series, My Highland Love, I couldn't wait to pick up the second book, MY HIGHLAND LORD by TARAH SCOTT. I am now a huge fan of Ms. Scott's. MY HIGHLAND LORD is the story of Kiernan MacGregor, the Marquess of Ashlund, (Marcus MacGregor's son) and Phoebe Wallington, a London heiress. As with the first book in this Book: My Highland Lord Series: Highland Lords - Book 2 Author: Tarah Scott Genre: Historical Romance Length: Approximately 361 Pages As soon as I finished the first book in the Highland Lords series, My Highland Love, I couldn't wait to pick up the second book, MY HIGHLAND LORD by TARAH SCOTT. I am now a huge fan of Ms. Scott's. MY HIGHLAND LORD is the story of Kiernan MacGregor, the Marquess of Ashlund, (Marcus MacGregor's son) and Phoebe Wallington, a London heiress. As with the first book in this series, MY HIGHLAND LORD has a very intricate storyline that I truly enjoyed. Ms. Scott does not fall back on romance alone. Her writing takes the reader on a journey of conspiracy, collusion and even treason with characters that are strong in their convictions and strong in their personalities. I might add there is a kidnapping in this book that I found hilarious. I still smile when I think of it. I enjoy Ms. Scott's writing so much, that I'm looking forward to reading more of her work. If you're looking for a historical romance, you should give this series a try. You'll be surprised at the depth of Ms. Scott's writing and the way she can spin a story. Very enjoyable.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Lynelle Clark

    I am a great fan of Tarah Scott's books but this one just didn't deserve 5 stars. The flow of the story was filled with to many holes so that you didn't know here the thought came from, the gaps leaving you perplexed at times. It is a unique story filled with intrigue, a strong heroin character and enough adventure to keep you on the edge of your seat. And the passion had a wonderful build up so that you could hardly wait for the next encounter between Kieran and Phoebe. Together these two set th I am a great fan of Tarah Scott's books but this one just didn't deserve 5 stars. The flow of the story was filled with to many holes so that you didn't know here the thought came from, the gaps leaving you perplexed at times. It is a unique story filled with intrigue, a strong heroin character and enough adventure to keep you on the edge of your seat. And the passion had a wonderful build up so that you could hardly wait for the next encounter between Kieran and Phoebe. Together these two set the sheets alight...big sigh. :) Set mostly in Scotland you got a good feel for the history, the turmoil of the Highlanders and the devotion and love for their country. A great story to read.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Petula

    A good historical adventure romance. Phoebe's father was declared a traitor to the crown many years ago. She is determined to prove his innocence. A man who was a sheriff of Bow Street and supervisor of the Home Office spy's is dying and wants to help Phoebe clear her father's name. He sends her a document that will help, but she has to find out who to trust. Phoebe is traveling in a friend's carriage and is abducted. Kiernan is doing a friend a favour by kidnapping his ladyfriend for him, and r A good historical adventure romance. Phoebe's father was declared a traitor to the crown many years ago. She is determined to prove his innocence. A man who was a sheriff of Bow Street and supervisor of the Home Office spy's is dying and wants to help Phoebe clear her father's name. He sends her a document that will help, but she has to find out who to trust. Phoebe is traveling in a friend's carriage and is abducted. Kiernan is doing a friend a favour by kidnapping his ladyfriend for him, and refuses to believe Phoebe is not the Lady in question. There are plots within plots in this story. Plenty of danger for all the characters. Full of twists and turns. You have to concentrate to keeps thing straight in your head. A good entertaining read.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Wanda Hartzenberg

    Ok so apart from the fact that the cover is stunning this is a pure romance book with some history and an actual real story line to add to the romance. The main protagonist is a girl whose father is implicated in high treason against the British Crown thus starts a story of kidnapping romance and intrigue. I really enjoyed this story. I knew I was reading a romance and the rest of the story added to my overall enjoyment of this book. Have I mentioned that I really enjoyed it? WaAr

  21. 5 out of 5

    My Book Addiction and More MBA

    Fast paced and passion filled. If you enjoy conspiracies,romance,witty banter,danger and passion,then pick up this title. You will not not regret reading this wonderful story! I can hardly wait to see what this author has to offer next. Sizzling hot with its plot and characters. Oh, did I mention sexy Highlanders. Well done!! A must read for Scottish and historical romance readers. AprilR Personal buy Heat Rating: hot

  22. 4 out of 5

    Joy Whiteside

    This was a very enjoyable read. I finished it in one sitting as I could not put it down. It dragged me in and did not let go until I was done. Tarah Scott has created an interesting world with loveable characters, that I wanted to learn more about. From the beginning of the first page till the last word on the last page I was kept entertained. Thank you for such an entertaining read, I enjoyed it.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Shawna Hansen

    This is a book that brought me a lot of reading pleasure. I really enjoyed it! Explaining the plot of a romantic fantasy is a lot like trying to describe what makes a good wine. You just have to trust you know what you like. The fun is riding along and just enjoying a good read. The characters, the plot, the humor and the romance all come together into a really fun experience. Enjoy!

  24. 5 out of 5

    A.R. Von

    I had a lot of fun with this story. It's sexy, exciting and has a great touch of humor. Phoebe is my kind of gal. Strong and takes no bull. Now Kiernan, he's a soft alpha male that's all a woman desires and more. LOVE HIM! Now I have to go on and read the others in the series :)

  25. 5 out of 5

    Conny Conway

    This was my first book by miss Tara Scott. I found it refreshing, sexy and entertaining. Her word flow is easy to follow, while the story almost takes you back to the era, including scandal, honor and treachery. I recommend it for a relaxing, entertaining eve to recoup from our most serious world!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Carey’s Reviews

    4 stars! Pretty good book. I love that it has a strong female main character! I felt like the book just abruptly ended, leaving me with unanswered questions! I hate cliffhangers and this felt a bit like that. Other than that it was pretty entertaining.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Pamela Flowers Jolly

    Liked this story, as I've liked all this author's books.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Zena

    An enjoyable story but I did find that in parts it was a bit long winded and certain sections felt a bit 'padded' and could have been more concise. But on the whole, an interesting theme with strong characters, intrigue and mystery, romance and family life.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Ingrid Hall

    Born in New Mexico Tarah Scott is the author of numerous novels spanning several different genres including historical romance, horror and mainstream fiction. She currently lives in New York. My list of books to review is incredibly long and initially I placed this title in Amanda's list to review, however there was something about it that kept calling out to me so last week I pinched it from Amanda's list and popped it into my own and I am SO glad that I did!!! Set in nineteenth century Britain t Born in New Mexico Tarah Scott is the author of numerous novels spanning several different genres including historical romance, horror and mainstream fiction. She currently lives in New York. My list of books to review is incredibly long and initially I placed this title in Amanda's list to review, however there was something about it that kept calling out to me so last week I pinched it from Amanda's list and popped it into my own and I am SO glad that I did!!! Set in nineteenth century Britain this book is an absolute must for lovers of historical romance because it ticks every possible box. There is mystery, there is intrigue, there are plots and twists and turns a plenty and best of all there is a feisty, take no crap heroine and a drop dead gorgeous, fearless hero. The story opens in 1837 London, lifting the lid on a plot seventeen years earlier to assassinate the kings ministers. I will admit that my general historical knowledge of anywhere beyond the North East of England in that time frame is somewhat sketchy (I so wish I had Lenora's terrifying historical knowledge) so I was glad that the author immediately makes it clear that she is indeed referring to the Cato Street Conspiracy. Now, rather than wait for the story to unfold, because I will confess to being anal on matters such as this, I immediately found myself googling Cato Street because a little extra historical knowledge never hurts and this was a clear sign as to just how gripping the book was going to be... I love the fact that the actual conspiracy is looked back upon rather than being written as if it were unfolding in real time because this added extra depth (and potential) to the story line and allowed various characters the opportunity to reassess their initial role in it. I also thought the way the author explored the "loose ends" was incredibly imaginative and it provided a lot of scope for the ensuing drama and chaos which unfolded. Initially, I did wonder just how the plot was going to lead to Scotland, however chapter 1 ends beautifully and all is revealed... I love the use of letters and documents which are used periodically as a means of driving the story along. I also love the fact that they are "written" by different characters because they have a wonderful air of authenticity about them. The heroine Phoebe, I have to say surpassed expectations. She is incredible! In an era when women had no control over their finances or who they married it is wonderful finding one that constantly headbutted the boundaries and limitations that society was trying to impose upon her. The fact that she is also a spy for the British crown was the icing on the cake. What of the hero, Kiernan, Marquess of Ashlund, well, his name or identity isn't even revealed until Chapter 3 which only adds to the mystery and suspense and he is also incredibly compelling. Almost "new man" but in a I am going to spank your bare bottom in front of my father and his wife kind of way. He is sexy, he is brave and he puts up with Phoebe's shit in such a charming, bemused manner that you just want to grab him by the ears and hug him. There is some beautiful imagery in the book especially in the scenes up around Loch Katrine. I chuckled and thought it was a clever touch by the author when Phoebe is buying a copy of The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens and Kiernan says "I am not acquainted with the fellow" to which Phoebe replies "He has only just published" Absolute gold! Proving that there is indeed hope for all us indie authors yet!! I have gone looking for the author's other novels and I am slightly disappointed that I can only find them on kindle. I really don't understand why people don't publish as paperback too, especially if publishing through amazon/create space. I don't mind reading electronic copies for review however if I am reading for pleasure, or if I find an indie author that I love and want to read their other works then I really do prefer to read a real book...Maybe I am just a dinosaur. The only fault/flaw that I can find with the book itself is the fact that sometimes the author allows herself to slip into contemporary style language in the dialogue which occasionally spoils the moment. I particularly noticed this during an exchange between Baron Ty Arlington and his mother and it made me wince. Overall, I loved this book. I was hooked and gripped from the word go and I will definitely be reading more of the author's work at a later point. I am offering free reviews and interviews for indie authors. Find out more at www.ingridhall.com

  30. 5 out of 5

    Patricia

    Not having read MY HIGHLAND LOVE of the Highland Lord Series, I decided to read it before embarking on my review of MY HIGHLAND LORD and I was very glad I did. Tarah Scott is a true wordsmith! Her writing is descriptive and her characters are full of depth, very real and quite amusing! The stories are very well thought out and have a great feel of the times. I was able to lose myself completely in the lords and ladies, the soirees, the pomp and circumstance, and most importantly, the rules of th Not having read MY HIGHLAND LOVE of the Highland Lord Series, I decided to read it before embarking on my review of MY HIGHLAND LORD and I was very glad I did. Tarah Scott is a true wordsmith! Her writing is descriptive and her characters are full of depth, very real and quite amusing! The stories are very well thought out and have a great feel of the times. I was able to lose myself completely in the lords and ladies, the soirees, the pomp and circumstance, and most importantly, the rules of the times. A case of mistaken identity leads Kiernan to save Phoebe from highwaymen and subsequently kidnap her himself. As Phoebe attempts to gain her freedom she thinks herself to be one step ahead, but finds herself ultimately one step behind Kiernan. They travel, meeting interesting characters along the way that add to the reality of the times. From the very beginning the sparks begin to fly. The story is fraught with intrigue, adventure and ultimately, true love. I can't wait for the next book in the Highland Lord Series by Tarah Scott. ~Patricia Green, Room With Books~ June 19, 2013

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