How to Forgive a Highlander by Michelle McLean is book four in her MacGregor Lairds series. Though this is part of a series, it is a standalone, as are all the books in the series.
Rose Thatcher, maid to Lady Alice Chivers, is mistakenly kidnapped by Scottish highlander, William MacGregor, who’s been spying on his clan’s sworn enemy. The two begin a contentious relationship, which makes perfect sense, since he did kidnap her. Soon their bickering becomes more than either will admit to wanting. How will this work when Rose wants to return to England and William can’t imagine leaving his beloved Scotland?
I only had one major issue with this story. William talks out loud to himself and to Rose, even when she is unconscious. Admittedly much of this dialogue is humorous and this may be a clever way to impart backstory and character details to the reader, it just doesn’t seem like smart behavior for a spy. Overall How to Forgive a Highlander is a fun, easy read that I enjoyed. I rate it 3 out of 5 stars and recommend it to readers who enjoy historical romance.
My thanks to Entangled Publishing, LLC and NetGalley for the opportunity to read an advance copy of this book. However, the opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine and mine alone.