Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Title: The Pretender
Publish Date: April 25, 2017
Book Blurb: A indomitable governess...a brooding Highlander...a forbidden affair...
An ill-fated elopement cost English-born governess Bernadette Kent her reputation, her fickle lover and any chance of a future match. She has nothing left to fear—not even the bitter, dangerously handsome Scot due to marry her young charge. Naive wallflower Avaline is terrified to wed Rabbie Mackenzie, but if he sends her home, she will be ruined. Bernadette's solution: convince Rabbie to get Avaline to cry off while ignoring her own traitorous attraction to him.
A forced engagement to an Englishwoman is a hard pill for any Scot to swallow. It's even worse when the fiancee in question is a delicate, foolish young miss unlike her spirited, quick-witted governess. Sparring with Bernadette brings passion and light back to Rabbie's life after the failed Jacobite uprising. His clan's future depends upon his match to another, but how can any Highlander forsake a love that stirs his heart and soul?
This book didn't disappoint.
It comes with a fabulous heroine and a hero that just made my heart go pitter pat. I don't usually go gaga over characters in a book, but Rabbie, is just wonderful.
Like a lot of Julia's books, our characters aren't perfect. Both are rather flawed and injured so to speak. I think that's what I find enjoyable about all of her books. Things aren't always shiny and happy. No rose colored glasses here.
I highly recommend this book to anyone that loves historical romance
Rating: 5 flowers
Posted by The Mistress of the Dark at 10:47 PM