Second in a passionate, fast-paced Scottish Highlander romance series from critically acclaimed author Amanda Forester
A conquering hero
Cormac Maclean would rather read than rampage, but his fearsome warlord father demands that he prove himself in war. Cormac chooses what he thinks is an easy target, only to encounter a fiery Highland lass leading a doomed rebellion and swearing revenge on him.
Meets an unconquerable heroine
Jyne Cambell is not about to give up her castle without a fight, even though her forces are far outnumbered. She's proud, hot-blooded and hot-tempered, and Cormac falls for her hard.
It's going to take all of Cormac's ingenuity to get Jyne to surrender gracefully-both to his sword and to his heart...
Highland Trouble Series:
The Highlander's Bride (Book 1)
My Highland Rebel (Book 2)
Praise for The Highlander's Bride:
"Another winner from Forester!" -RT Book Reviews 4 ½ Stars, Reviewer Top Pick!
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I like an unusual storyline as much as any reader but please, make it at least halfway plausible. I paid for a highlander romance novel and got The Three Stooges instead. I have a rule that if I buy a book, I have to read the book all the way through. I should have made an exception for this one. Mask on, mask off....mask on, mask off....and the dumb heroine just “duhs” along.
Cormac MacLead snuck out of the monastery. Aristotle in one hand and Marcus Graecus scrolls in the other. He wasn’t stealing just borrowing the scrolls until it was convenient to return them. If the monks had let him read the scrolls at St. Finan’s Monestary he would not have had to take the scrolls. Lady Jyne Campbell had always wanted adventure- her first mistake, Lady Jyne wanted some privacy - her second mistake. Lady Jyne ended up getting lost in the fog. Jyne had fourteen siblings and they all bossed her around. Jyne was born a little too soon and had been sickly so she wasn’t allowed to go on any adventures. Then Jyne got sucked into the bog and she yelled for help. Then a stranger pulled her out of the bog. Jyne was shivering and the stranger pulled her to him and covered her with his plaid and was also using her body heat to warm her up. Then her brother Davis showed up who was Laird of their clan But Jyne explained the man was actually helping her. and told the stranger to unhand his sister. Then David said they were turning around as a warlord had struck south of them but her brother Rab stepped in and said he would take Jyne to Kinoch Abbey her dower lands. Then Rab and Jyne would return home. Cormac had no choice but to return to the band of thieves as one of the monks still chased Cormac and since he had stopped to help Jyne the monk got closer yet. He put Aristotle aside for some light bedtime reading and unrolled a scroll of Graecus. He was sure it contained the information he needed to succeed. Cormac had worked a long time on his experiments. Scanning the scroll he found a new piece of information. This might be the missing piece of information he needed to make his experiment work. Red Rex wanted to see Cormac and that could not mean anything good. Red Rex was Cormac’s father and he had decided Cormac was to be his heir. But Cormac wanted to break away from his father. Jyne finds out some people from another clan - McNab clan. Is squatting on her land and Jyne is now responsible for them as the people swore loyalty to the Campbell clan. Now Cormac has to steal a treasure from Kinoh Abbey which is Jyne’s to keep the monks alive. Also Cormac starts to fall for Lady Jyne and she him but she doesn’t know who he is. This was the first time Jyne had control to manage a household. Also the first time people looked to Jyne to make decisions. But then things change to fear when the abbey is taken over by a fearsome group led by a man called the “Fire Lord” who is really Cormac. He has to assume two roles The Fire Lord and himself to protect the Abbey and the people in it including Jyne. His father sent about twenty men with Cormac to make sure he didn’t run off. Jyne and Cormac work together to rid the Abbey of the intruders. I enjoyed this story. I found it to be funny and sexy read. The humor in it made me chuckle . There was a lot in this this story: danger, thieves, chemistry, possible treasure, scrolls, clans, warlord, double roles, lies, secrets, and so much more. This had a good plot with a good pace. I liked Jyne and Cormac together. I liked the characters a lot and the ins and outs of this story and I recommend.
'My Highland Rebel' by Amanda Forester is book Two in the "Highland Trouble" series. This is the story of Cormac Maclean and Jyne Cambell. This can be a standalone book if wish to do so. This book along with 'If the Earl Only Knew' are my two favorite books out of Ms. Forester collections. Ms. Forester has some really enjoyable reads but those two are my favorite. I actually selfishly saved this one for my birthday. I had so enjoyed "If the Earl Only Knew" that this book was a treat for me and I just wanted to savor it. This book did not disappoint even with my buildup of expectation. Cormac was left with monks after being abandoned by his father when he was little. Now his father, Red Rex who is a notorious war lord has decided that Cormac with become his heir. Red Rex has set out to mold his son into a version of him. But Cormac likes to read and has no desire to fight or be evil like his father. But Cormac has spun some lies to protect a Monk that his father had wanted him to kill. The Monk had been caught chasing after Cormac after he stole some scrolls. The lies to save the Monk has set him on a path to find this treasure..which takes me to Jyne's Abbey. Jyne and Cormac met one morning when Jyne fell into a smelly bog and heyne happened upon her. There Cormac saved her but shortly after her brother came for her and his Monk was hot on his trail for taking the scroll. But with Cormac new lies has taken him to meeting Jyne again. Jyne has just arrived at the Abbey which is to be her dowry. There she finds some squatters who are elderly and young folk abandoned by their own people who have set up home in her keep. Jyne being the kindhearted person she is has them swear their loyalty to her and the Campbell clan. Cormac domes a helmet and becomes the "Fire Lord" to take over the keep. But when he finally meets Jyne again he starts to try to be two people. He tries to be Cormac the man that saved her and the one that will help her now, along with be the "Fire Lord" to take over the keep. He keeps this up by leaving his mask on when he is the "Fire Lord". This actually puts a funny spin on this story. I just loved Cormac and how he was around Jyne. Jyne who was the 'runt' of a large family and always protected was able to become strong and grow. "My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read."
My Highland Rebel was a very unique novel for me. The hero, Cormac, wasn’t a perfect gentleman. He has a colorful past, and an even more colorful father. Cormac’s father is doing everything in his power to turn his son into a warlord, incapable of emotions, especially love. Cormac bends the rules, doesn’t always do the right thing, and isn’t terribly honest. With that being said, I still ended up falling for him. He is a work in progress, and does finally come around to making the right choices. Of course the heroine, Jyne has always been protected and sheltered. We get the pleasure of watching her develop into a strong and capable young woman. There was one drawback to this tale. There is a deception that is played out during the story, and in my opinion, it goes on far past its feasibility. That being said, I thoroughly enjoyed My Highland Rebel, and look forward to reading more of Amanda Forester’s books.
Delightfully shocked is all I can say about this well plotted and executed story. I never suspected the way this story would unfold and I enjoyed Cormac's unfortunate chain of events that lead to him taking Jyne's castle and later his heart. This is a story that is entertaining and though Jayne is very naive in many ways it was intriguing watching her become a confidant women through all the trials and tribulations. Her character is a prime example of how one can become more then what others think they are or allow them to be because of fear and/or love. Cormac was a little harder to figure out because he spent his whole life hiding his feelings so he became a puzzle to me that I needed to put together. The further one gets into the story the more of the puzzle pieces fall into place. This author's strategic plotting allows for unsettledness in the reader because they are not sure how this can possibly be resolved without death. Thus, I sat on the end of my seat to the last page. The secondary characters of Luke and Isabelle added another dimension to the story. Luke's history was quite a surprise and feisty Isabelle added a little extra spark to this already interesting story. I give this 4 STARS for how Cormac and Jyne evolve throughout the story.