Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Review: Hero in the Highlands by Suzanne Enoch

Hero in the Highlands: Major Gabriel Forrester and Fiona Blackstock

(No Ordinary Hero #1)



Scotland, 1812: He’s ferocious and rugged to the bone, an English soldier more at home on the battlefield than in any Society drawing room. And when Major Gabriel Forrester learns that he’s inherited the massive Scottish Highlands title and estate of a distant relation, the last thing he wants to do is give up the intensity of the battlefield for the too-soft indulgences of noble life. But Gabriel Forrester does not shirk his responsibilities, and when he meets striking, raven-eyed lass Fiona Blackstock, his new circumstances abruptly become more intriguing.

Like any good Highlander, Fiona despises the English—and the new Duke of Lattimer is no exception. Firstly, he is far too attractive for Fiona’s peace of mind. Secondly, his right to “her” castle is a travesty, since it’s been clan Maxwell property for ages. As the two enter a heated battle of wills, an unexpected passion blazes into a love as fierce as the Highlands themselves. Is Fiona strong enough to resist her enemy’s advances—or is Gabriel actually her hero in disguise?

Im not sure how I feel about this book. It was ok edging towards good towards the end but I never feel in love with either of the characters.

Im still left wondering what exactly happened to the brother?? I wanted to know more here, get a solid conclusion. In sure Fiona would want to know as well as it was left for her she still doesn't know what happened to her brother.

I wanted more back story on the hero. Why did he go into the military? More on his childhood. How could he be related to a duke and not know it.. Thats the kind of thing that families pay attention to esp back then.

What is camp de aide going to do. It sounded like he was going to stay on, maybe, but as what? These are the things I wanted to know but there is no conclusion. Subplot lines just left open.

She was pretty shrewish in the beginning. At first I was like nice a sassy heroine with a backbone and then she was just a shrew arguing to argue. It wasn't until maybe 60% or so that she started calming down and her real personality came out. still with a sharp tongue and a back bone but if she was standing up for something it meant something.

I did start to like the story more towards the end but the beginning and early middle of the book were just ok and I was having a hard time really getting into the characters and story.

*Review copy was provided through NetGalley for an honest review. No other compensation was provided.

1 comment:

  1. Not really feeling anything positive towards the characters makes enjoying their story much more difficult for me, too, Amanda. I hope your next read will be a hit!
    Have a wonderful Wednesday and happy reading :)
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews