An indomitable governess…a brooding Highlander…a forbidden affair…
An ill-fated elopement cost English-born governess Bernadette Holly her reputation, her unsuitable lover and any chance of a future match. She has nothing left to fear—not even the bitter, dangerously handsome Scot due to marry her young charge. Naive wallflower Avaline is terrified to wed Rabbie Mackenzie, but if he sends her home, she will be ruined. Bernadette's solution: convince Rabbie to get Avaline to cry off…while ignoring her own traitorous attraction to him.
A forced engagement to an Englishwoman is a hard pill for any Scot to swallow. It's even worse when the fiancée in question is a delicate, foolish young miss—unlike her spirited, quick-witted governess. Sparring with Bernadette brings passion and light back to Rabbie's life after the failed Jacobite uprising. His clan's future depends upon his match to another, but how can any Highlander forsake a love that stirs his heart and soul?
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Wounded Warrior Mets Fiesty Governess
This third installment to The Highland Grooms series is a little bit darker than the previous books. Both Bernadette Holly and Rabbie Mackenzie have lost so much. Bernadette, who once loved life so much, took a gamble and lost her reputation, her true love, and her family. Rabbie, once a proud trainer of warriors, lost the love of his life and his sense of worth when the English decimated the Highlands after the Jacobite uprising. Can two people who have lost so much find a love that will give them the strength to live again?
I could not put this book down. I knew Rabbie and Bernadette where meant to be, but how were they going to resolve the issue of Rabbie’s betrothal? Avaline Kent, his intended, annoyed me beyond reason. She is silly and extremely naïve. Along the way, the back story of both Rabbie and Bernadette are revealed. Have tissues handy as they are heart wrenching. I love books with good dialogue between the characters and the verbal sparring between Rabbie and Bernadette was vastly amusing. This was a great read and I hope there were be more books in this series.
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