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The Highland Duke is a delightful, well-written and compelling historical fiction romance.
The Duke of Gordon rode, incognito, against the Queen. He knew that if he was recognized in battle that he would not only stand trial as a traitor; but his lands would be forfeited as well. The Duke, however, did not plan on getting shot. He hid behind a bush with a musket ball in his thigh, moaning in agony, until Akira Ayres, a beautiful Gypsy healer found him. The two didn’t escape the battlefield unseen, however, and although Captain Roderick Weaver, couldn’t identify, at first, who they were, he and his men galloped after them. The Captain was determined to show the Jacobites exactly what would happen to a man if he dared to take up arms against the Queen. When the Captain came across the Duke of Gordon’s silver flask, he almost salivated with anticipation. The Captain knew that when he delivered the traitorous Duke to the Queen, he would become a rich man. The Captain could practically taste the sweet bounty of the Duke’s lands.
The Duke had his hands full with Akira, his feisty Gypsy healer. Although he couldn’t make Akira his wife, he also didn’t want to let her go. Akira’s mother, however, had other plans for the Duke. And she had no qualms about letting him know precisely what they were.
I was completely captivated by the storyline, the characters and the humorous banter between the Duke and his Gypsy healer, Akira.
Thank you, Forever-Grand Central Publishing and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy.
~5 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover