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Review ❤️ The Highlander’s English Bride by Vanessa Kelly

May 29, 2020


Lady Sabrina Bell has never been so embarrassed in her life. Not only did her new suitor fail to appear for their morning rendezvous in Hyde Park, but a thief pushed her into the Serpentine. Being rescued by a burly Highlander just adds to her humiliation. Nor is he content with rescuing her just once. Even when Sabrina travels to Edinburgh as part of King George’s entourage, Graeme Kendrick is there, interfering, exasperating, and so very tempting . . .
Once notorious for being the most unruly Kendrick brother, Graeme now runs dangerous missions for the King’s spymaster. Yet nothing has prepared him for Sabrina. The only child of a wealthy earl, and the pampered goddaughter of the king himself, she is stubborn, impetuous, and far too good for him. He doesn’t deserve her, but he can protect her and then send her safely back home. But the bonny Sassenach has her own ideas—and a plan for seduction that no red-blooded Highlander could resist . . .

Release Date: May 26, 2020
Series: Clan Kendrick
Book: 3
Heat Level: Sensual
Publisher: Kensington
Price: $7.99


The Highlander’s English Bride is the third installment of the Clan Kendrick series by Vanessa Kelly. The story begins with Lady Sabrina and Graeme Kendrick meeting while he’s on assignment and she is meeting up with a potential suitor which Graeme and his family have a history with. I found the opening charming as they both have witty personalities. However, as the story continues Lady Sabrina seems to always be there to interrupt Graeme from completing his mission. Which quite frankly gets predictable and dull after a few incidents.

As the story continues Lady Sabrina and Graeme profess their love for each other but Graeme doesn’t think he is worthy of Lady Sabrina. He is after all the unruliest Kendrick brother and the one his father blames for the death of his mother.  However, Lady Sabrina thinks otherwise and is stubborn enough for the both of them to make her chosen Highlander change his mind.

“Pulling you out of the lake was the best thing I ever did, ye ken.” “I ken very well. It was the luckiest day of my life, because I met you.”

This book has a lot going on, thieves, spies, rape, shots and the main characters involved in the mist of it all from beginning to end. I would have liked the story to have been more about them and their love story, to have seen more romantic encounters between them. Lady Sabrina also doesn’t seem to fit in with the era of the book, she is strong, outspoken and not timid at all.  I do enjoy an independent woman but felt that she was too strong for the times.

There are so many characters mentioned that are related someway somehow that it may be difficult to keep up. Not having read the previous two books in the series I’m sure plays a huge factor in this. However, I do love series books that give you reference to past or upcoming main characters. I also enjoyed that all supporting characters humor were witty and uncensored.

Overall, this book did not capture my attention as many others have. I found myself missing that unpredictability of what will happen next and the helplessness of the heroine.  Nonetheless, while this book may not be on my top favorite it does have some nice context for those who enjoy a heroine that does as much rescuing as the hero tends to do.

~ Leticia

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