The Highlander’s Secret Son – Jeanine Englert

This book contains:

  • references to physical and emotional abuse off page and spoken about.

Fiona and Brandon both display the typical Scottish highlander stubbornness that seems to feature in just about every Scottish highlander I read about. We meet them as they’re coming across each other for the first time in about a year.

Fiona is running from her father and from the abuse that he’s dolled out in an attempt to make a better life for herself and her son. When she’s captured by Brandon, she’s determined to escape his clutches and tyranny. He has become exactly what he promised he never would, someone who put his clan before his love, making him the worst person to capture her.

Brandon finds himself in the position of Laird Campbell, a position he never wanted but was forced on him thanks to Fiona’s actions. When he captures her and discovers he’s a father he’s faced with choices he never thought he’d have to make. Impossible choices. Choices between happiness with Fiona and the security of his clan. He makes mistakes almost every step of the way and is faced with every bad decision by a furious Fiona.

Fiona is escaping her father who is hell bent on destroying Clan Campbell any way he can. Once Brandon captures Fiona, her father decides the best way to do that is to force Brandon to hand over Fiona and his son.

In a bid to prevent this from happening, Brandon seeks out a marriage with another Clan so that he can protect Fiona, their son and his clan from Clan McDonald. Yet every decision he makes to try and secure Fiona’s future, pushes them further and further away until the unthinkable happens and Brandon has to try and get her back.

I quite liked Jeanine’s story of highland clans and their disputes. It had a great balance of romance and action; however the pacing felt a little odd. At times it had a slow and steady pace, then at others it felt like it rushed by!

Granted, the romance sections were given time to have the appropriate build up and the action had the speed you need. The change of pace isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Just something that I noticed.

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Author Bio

Jeanine Englert’s love affair with mysteries and romance began with Nancy Drew, Murder She Wrote, and her Grandmother’s bookshelves full of romance novels. She is a Golden Heart ® Finalist, Silver Falchion, Maggie, and Daphne du Maurier Award Winner in historical romance and mystery. Her Scottish Highland historical and historical romantic suspense novels revolve around characters seeking self-acceptance and redemption. When she isn’t wrangling with her characters on the page, she can be found trying to convince her husband to watch her latest Masterpiece or BBC show obsession. She loves to talk about books, writing, her beloved rescue pups, as well as mysteries and romance with other readers.

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5) Red Journal.

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