How to Heal a Highland Heart by Julie Johnstone
Date Read: August 31, 2019
Genre: Historical, Romance
Fate bound them together, but love will set them free.
With no chance of escape…
When Patience Kincaide learns she’s being forced to wed for a third time, she’s desperate to compel her husband-to-be to stay away from her. Both her previous husbands were shockingly cruel, and she holds no hope this time will be different, especially since the man is known as the Savage Slayer. Her plan is simple: pretend she’s crazy. But what happens when the man she thinks she wed turns out to be hiding behind a facade cleverer than her own, one that conceals passion she didn’t believe possible and tenderness she never dreamed existed? What’s a lass to do when the very man she successfully drove away is the only one she’s ever wanted near?
The best laid plans…
A second son relegated to life in the shadows, Highlander Brodee Blackswell left home to serve as the enforcer for the King of Scots, longing to one day govern his own lands and castle. And now that Brodee has become a legendary warrior, the king grants him exactly that. But even rewards have a price. The castle comes with a broken, albeit beautiful, lass he must wed. Yet for a man with no desire to marry, a woman lost in her own world might just be the best possible option. Except Brodee quickly discovers who Patience truly is, and the complicated, caring lass is awakening parts of himself he’d rather leave dead.
May be their undoing…
The potential of a dazzling future dangles just within reach for Brodee and Patience, but dangers they never conceived consume them, threatening their fragile, newfound trust. Their only hope of survival is to shed their meticulously crafted masks and relinquish the pain of the past to embrace the promise of healing, enduring love.
*If you love romantic, page-turning books set in the mysterious, rugged Medieval Highlands that are about honorable, alpha Scottish warriors and the brave heroines who capture their hearts, then this is the perfect novel for you!*
Series: Highlander Vows: Entangled Hearts #9
Also by this author: When a Scot Gives His Heart, Outlaw King, Highland Avenger br> br>
Also in this series: When a Scot Gives His Heart
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Overall Rating: 5.00
Brodee Blackswell, aka the Savage Slayer, left his home when the rightful heir, his twin brother Broch, was found. He has been serving as King David’s right hand and has been offered Silas Kincaid’s castle and the widow, Lady Patience, as his bride. Lady Patience doesn’t trust men with good reason. They must marry and try to let their pasts be forgotten. Brodie has a hard time doing that. She wants to love him but has never believed she could be loved.
Kinsey, Silas’s sister, is determined to be Brodee’s mistress, or wife. Patience is missing and Brodee discovers that Kinsey ordered the maid to bring her wine daily. Patience doesn’t drink it, but it’s still delivered and now Patience is missing. Brodee goes after her and discovers several things about himself and the people in his new clan.
There is so much more going on in this book and I don’t want to spoil it. It’s another wonderful book in this series. If you love Scottish heroes and heroines, you will love this book. I highly recommend it.
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