Gillian MacLeod is shy and quiet, the least likely of all her sisters to seek out excitement and adventure. But on a moonlit night at a masquerade ball, Gillian steals a kiss from a mysterious stranger, knowing she’ll never see him again.
John Erly, disowned by his noble English father, started a new life in Scotland. Most people are suspicious of the foreign mercenary and he does everything is his power to avoid romantic entanglements. But he can’t forget the bewitching beauty who kissed him in the dark, and stole his heart, even though he has no idea who she might be.
A year later, John is given the duty of escorting Gillian to her wedding and immediately recognizes her as the temptress he’s dreamed of for months. There’s not much he can do when she’s promised to another man, but fate intervenes and this time, passion—and adventure—can’t be denied. Honor demands he stay away from the MacLeod’s enchanting daughter, but love has a very different ending in mind…
Titles in the A Highland Fairy Tale series include: Beauty and the Highland Beast – When A Laird Finds A Lass – The Lady and The Highlander – Enchanted by the Highlander –
Title: Enchanted by the Highlander
Series: A Highland Fairy Tale #4
Author: Lecia Cornwall
Genre: Historical Romance
Published: November 14, 2017
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press – Swerve
My Rating: 4 stars
Enchanted by the Highlander is the style of book, with the type of hero and heroine that I simply adore… the ones who are not exactly as the world views them. Discovering those unique qualities, the personalities buried underneath what others believe is always an adventure in reading for me.
Gillian is one of a dozen loving sisters, the one who everyone considers shy and unable to step forward with her own opinions… so they give those opinions for her. Most annoying. For Gillian is far from what others see on the surface. She has an adventurous soul, she certainly has opinions of her own, and dreams as well. Once she took a chance on a dream and stole a kiss from a man she’d wish for her own. One simple, magical kiss and then back to the shadows she went. But fate can be kind on one hand and cruel on the other. She’ll meet that man again — unfortunately as he protects her on the way to an arranged marriage to an elderly man her father picked for her. So close and yet so far. But Gillian wants what is right for her and that is one kind, stubborn man who is far from what the world views him as. Somehow Gillian and John will find their way back to each other again… and Gillian isn’t always the dutiful daughter she’s believed to be.
With twists and turns, attacks and promises, danger and tenderness Gillian and John will make their way to a happier ending than originally was planned for them. When a daughter will stand up for the man she loves… and a man will stand up against a father to wed the woman he loves – well, there’s a happy ending in that devotion.
I had such fun with this story and I believe you’ll get caught up in the magic as well. Look beneath the surface to find the true person. That’s what Gillian and John had to do, and it made all the difference in the world for them. I’d recommend this story or any in this series to any reader who loves a good love story, likable characters, issues to be dealt with and a happy ever after kind of ending.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
**This review first appeared on Keeper Bookshelf, and was re-posted here on my Historical Romance blog**
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