She cannot resist the man behind the mask...
As the illegitimate daughter of a Scottish earl, Lady Magdalen Keith is not one to partake in lavish balls or other frivolities. Yet at her father's urging, she agrees to dance with the battle-weary officers at this year's holiday masquerade. It's practically her civic duty! But when one such officer—whose dashing good looks cannot be disguised by a mere mask—sweeps her off her feet and into his arms, the innocent lass can't help herself. Her lips are his for the taking.
But will he betray his country for a kiss?
Navy lieutenant Aiden Murray has spent too many months at sea to be immune to the charms of this lovely beauty. Even after he returns to his ship, she lives in his dreams. But when he discovers Maddie's true identity—and learns that her father is accused of treason—will the brawny Scot risk his life to follow his heart?
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Amy Jarecki is a descendant of an ancient Lowland clan and adores Scotland. Though she now resides in southwest Utah, she received her MBA from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. Winning multiple writing awards, she found her niche in the genre of Scottish historical romance. Amy writes steamy edge-of-your-seat action adventures with rugged men and fascinating women who weave their paths through the brutal eras of centuries past.
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4 out of 5 stars
The Highland Commander was another thrilling historical romance by Amy Jarecki and I liked it very much. Both Aiden and Maddie were both characters that I enjoyed reading about immensely. Their love story was exactly what I was expecting based on my experience with this author before and I liked that about it. But one thing I liked that was unexpected was how unexperienced Aiden was. Virgin heroes aren't something I see much of in historical romance, at least not in the many that I've read, so it was interesting that he was. I also really loved that the relationship between Aiden and Maddie had an instalove feel to it given that the attraction and connection between the two happens at the very beginning, but still takes a while to build up over time. And talking about things building up over time while I really enjoyed that the relationship develops over a year, I was not a fan of the constant skipping over time in this book because it made the whole plot about Maddie being accused of treason less exciting than I wanted it to be. All the really good stuff tends to happen off the page and it was a bit of a let down. Other than that, I really enjoyed this book. The romance was sweet and made me feel and in the end that is what I want from my historical romances, so overall this book was a win for me.