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In this dazzling new novel from bestselling author Vanessa Kelly, the wildest member of Clan Kendrick has found his purpose as a government agent. Now he must also meet his match... 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 In this dazzling new novel from bestselling author Vanessa Kelly, the wildest member of Clan Kendrick has found his purpose as a government agent. Now he must also meet his match... 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...


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In this dazzling new novel from bestselling author Vanessa Kelly, the wildest member of Clan Kendrick has found his purpose as a government agent. Now he must also meet his match... 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 In this dazzling new novel from bestselling author Vanessa Kelly, the wildest member of Clan Kendrick has found his purpose as a government agent. Now he must also meet his match... 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...

30 review for The Highlander's English Bride

  1. 4 out of 5

    MG

    3 slow burn, too many kidnappings stars This is the third story in this series, and while I have not read the earlier books, I didn't feel lost as the author did a good job providing enough information about the other couples without getting too detailed; thus, this could easily be read as a stand alone. Graeme Kendrick is on the job for his friend/mentor/in-law that works for the king on special missions, and in this case, he is on the trail of a thief who targets the wealthy by stealing jewels a 3 slow burn, too many kidnappings stars This is the third story in this series, and while I have not read the earlier books, I didn't feel lost as the author did a good job providing enough information about the other couples without getting too detailed; thus, this could easily be read as a stand alone. Graeme Kendrick is on the job for his friend/mentor/in-law that works for the king on special missions, and in this case, he is on the trail of a thief who targets the wealthy by stealing jewels and purses at various gatherings. In this case, Graeme has been following the perpetrator all night and finally has a good shot at catching him... until the criminal realizes he is being pursued and uses a distraction he knows Graeme will be unable to resist. Lady Sabrina Bell is in the park very early on a rainy day to meet with a suitor, though she knows she risks ruination in doing so. As she impatiently awaits his arrival, she is suddenly grabbed by a man she believes to be simple pick pocket who takes her purse and shoves her into the Serpentine! And if that wasn't humiliating enough, a man jumps in after her to try to "save her" and acts like the whole situation is her fault! Graeme cannot believe that he was thwarted by an ungrateful lady who had no business being out that early and certainly shouldn't have been meeting a gentleman at that hour. And when she seeks him to apologize out at a societal event where he is certain the thief will strike, she manages to get in the way of his capture yet again. Infuriating! But also alluring, and he is inexplicably drawn to her though he believes he is not good enough for a lady of her standing. Sabrina finds the highlander she keeps running into intriguing - and he is the first man she has been attracted to in the way she is to him, which is saying something as she has been out for years and has been offered for by many gentlemen as she is a heiress. Unfortunately, this particular gentleman is not a fortune hunter, so she will have to employ other wiles to try to get him to realize that they are right for each other. But when danger seems to threaten wherever they roam, will there be any possibility of a future for either of them? What I liked: --- I liked both of the main characters and wanted them to have their HEA --- The ancillary characters made me want to go back and read their stories bc they were entertaining couples; the grandfather was especially amusing --- The steamy goodness (what little there was) was good What I didn't like as much: --- Too many moving pieces.... First, Graeme was after a thief, then before he can catch the guy/resolve that issue, he is assigned to protect the king on his visit to Scotland; THEN he helps rescue children from a predator; THEN he goes to help Sabrina find out what is going on at her mother's Scotland estate and figure out why there are problems there --- and NONE of these are at all related to one another --- it felt like too much crammed in that didn't connect at the end, so it was like random story lines being halfway played out before moving on to a completely different issue --- The kidnappings (view spoiler)[I like that Graeme was the one kidnapped by the predator and had to be "rescued" by Sabrina, but when he was kidnapped AGAIN by the villains at her estate and she had to "rescue" him again, that was a little ridiculous --- this guy is supposed to be a spy AND he was described throughout the book as a huge man with exceptional skills --- overplayed the h rescuing the H in this one (hide spoiler)] --- Only 1 steamy goodness encounter? :( And very late in the story even though these two were pretty insta-attracted Overall, I liked it, but too many moving unconnected plots coupled with a too slow of a slow burn bummed me out a little. Plot --- 3/5 Main Characters --- 4/5 Supporting Cast --- 4/5 Steam Level* --- 3.5/5 Violence --- nothing graphic Language --- not egregious POV --- 3rd *Steam level is not a rating so much as a how hot was it: 0/5 - clean; 1/5 - mild; 2/5 - sensual but nothing descriptive; 3/5 - now we're getting somewhere; 4/5 - yes please! ; 5/5 - they did EVERYTHING in this one, y'all Note that I received an advance copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Holly

    If you want to read a book about an inept spy who is constantly demanding a woman do everything he says, well then this is the book for you. For everyone else, skip this. It's like 50% focused on the very extended family of Clan Kendrick (which gets old fast), 25% focused on a plot that goes nowhere, and 25% focused on a 'romance' that is completely unbelievable and I did not root for. Oh and the heroine isn't much better than the hero - she's constantly doing dumb things.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Becky

    I am going to recommend this series gets read in order. I think it would improve the story. I did read book 2, but not book 1. And in book 2 I was so overwhelmed with all the characters and who was who and what happened when. I didn't know what was review or what was new tidbits of character stories you were just getting to see...Anyway this one isn't as bad as I remember book 2 being. It's pretty easy to figure out who is who and what is going on. Still. A LOT of characters. Sabrina meets Graem I am going to recommend this series gets read in order. I think it would improve the story. I did read book 2, but not book 1. And in book 2 I was so overwhelmed with all the characters and who was who and what happened when. I didn't know what was review or what was new tidbits of character stories you were just getting to see...Anyway this one isn't as bad as I remember book 2 being. It's pretty easy to figure out who is who and what is going on. Still. A LOT of characters. Sabrina meets Graeme while waiting for her newest suitor in Hyde Park. This initial meeting was embarrassing enough for her and she'd be happy to not see him again. But she does, repeatedly. Not only around London society, but even all the way in Scotland. These two each have a lot going on. Graeme being a spy and also not being able to stay away from her and wanting to protect her, and Sabrina with trying to keep King George happy and check on her ancestral home and solve the problems there. If you are intrigued/turned off by the fact that he is a spy, know that it doesn't take over a huge part of the book. It's similar to the usual amount of sleuthing a hero might do if they are trying to solve some sort of problem, mystery, or murder. Give this book a try if you like -Large, involved families. Many characters in the book, from previous stories, from future stories, it's a huge family that you are getting to know better with each story in the series. -Multiple locations – this one starts in London then heads to Scotland -You like some humor. I laughed out loud a few times in this book. Definitely enjoyed the laughs. -A bit of banter – it's a bit like enemies to lovers, yet it's not. It's more like light annoyance and Graeme desperately tries to avoid Sabrina once he feels the attraction and so they snip back and forth at each other. -Plenty to keep the plot busy – multiple different adventures and mysteries together I want to say this is a light, fun, and humorous book, yet it did have some darker issues running through it. These are not in your face throughout the story though. One is mentioned as happening to another character in the story. But overall this feels on the lighter side. A bit of adventure, a bit of danger. It's not overly steamy but not clean. A few kisses and 1 full scene. I did like this book more than book 2. But I only mildly liked it. I liked the heroine, yet she made a lot of choices that irritated me. But I just liked her personality so much I kept forgiving her haha. I liked Graeme but he didn't grip my heart. The character development was good, I think part of it was more I found the tension lacking a bit. And I think that was because they were always going somewhere, doing something, other people were there, Graeme was running from Sabrina because of his feelings, Sabrina was running from Graeme because she was about to make another bad decision...I just wanted them to be together a bit more, (even though they spent most of the book together, except 2 chapters they were separated) but I wanted them actually focused on each other. I wanted more feelings between them, more wanting. Thanks netgalley for the ARC. All thoughts and opinions regarding this story are my own.

  4. 5 out of 5

    eyes.2c

    Those captivating Kendricks! “Och, don’t fash yourself," those Kendrick lads and their lasses are back! This time it's twin Graeme who meets his match. Such a simple thing really. Singularly pursuing a band of organized robbers, Graeme is tracking down his mark along the banks of the Serpentine River, in the rain. Naturally! Sighting a lady in the early morning, seemingly waiting for someone, Graeme's further discomposed when his mark veers off and attempts to grab the lady's reticule. His mark's Those captivating Kendricks! “Och, don’t fash yourself," those Kendrick lads and their lasses are back! This time it's twin Graeme who meets his match. Such a simple thing really. Singularly pursuing a band of organized robbers, Graeme is tracking down his mark along the banks of the Serpentine River, in the rain. Naturally! Sighting a lady in the early morning, seemingly waiting for someone, Graeme's further discomposed when his mark veers off and attempts to grab the lady's reticule. His mark's quarry is made of sterner stuff and fights back. Unfortunately during the melee she falls into the river. (Melee appears to be a key word for all that follows with this delightful, snippety female. She never goes quietly! Mmm! a match made in heaven?) What's Graeme to do but leave off with the pursuit and rescue the tiresome female who's interfered with his plans. Needless to say upon confronting Lady Sabrina Bell, Graeme is lost. Captive to a female who looks like a harmless kitten, but is as stubborn as he is with the claws to match. The despicable Lord Cringlewood makes an appearance once again. This time Lady Sabrina is his quarry. She thinks she can handle him. I'm struck time and time again by Sabrina's belief in herself (a good thing) which sometimes hampers her ability to see the truth (a conundrum) and how she so often completely foils the best laid plans of mice and men (a problem). Cringlewood's disposed of once again but I'm sure he's evilly waiting in the wings to make a grand appearance in a future novel. Meantime Lady Sabrina unknowingly prevents the Crown's operative (i.e. Graeme) from carrying out his orders. Still her grand plans always seem to make things turn about, even if there's a few scares enroute. Methinks Graeme visibly ages before our eyes, or at least it sometimes seems like that. There's so much more going on here including threats against the King, whiskey smuggling, absentee landowners, and forced enclosures. Angus is once again his normal rapscallion self, who goes his own way and confounds everyone when more often than not he "comes home with the bacon." I love Graeme's return to his Scots accent when disturbed. As one lady says, ..."that brogue. So delicious." An amusing, witty Highlander novel that thoroughly engaged me. A Kensington Books ARC via NetGalley

  5. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    '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 Ken '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...' __________________________________ The Highlander's English Bride is the third book in Vanessa Kelly's Clan Kendrick series and focuses on the unruliest member of the Kendrick brothers. I have loved this series so far and love getting to know more about the many members of this large family with each book. Thus far what we had seen of the twins only really portrayed them as trouble-makers but were now mellowing out a bit. So it was nice to be able to learn more about them(mainly Graeme) in this book because I felt like we knew the least about these two. I felt really bad for Graeme that people always jumped to the conclusion that he had caused it or things had not gone to plan because he had screwed up in some way. Without giving anything away, I want to say that I was a bit disappointed by the level of danger in this book. He is working as a spy, but yet they seem to quite easily evade or thwart danger. The two big risks moments in this book followed the same structure and were resolved in much the same fashion, which I wasn't thrilled about. I wish there had been more variation here and maybe a bit more danger, while still with in the realm of plausibility. I love how independent and determined Sabrina is. Despite living quite a sheltered life, she isn't afraid to move out of her comfort zone and do what needs to be done or what she thinks is right, even if this does often land her in some trouble and danger. I like Graeme's character, he makes a lot of mistakes along the way, but that doesn't stop him from trying and he is very loyal. I will admit though that he is too heavy-handed in bossing Sabrina around and becoming upset with her when she be comes associated with any form of danger. He realizes this about himself, but it seems to be his default and he makes this mistake many times in this book. You don't necessarily need to read these books in order and they could each serve as a stand-alone, but I do believe they're much more enjoyable when you already have a connection to all the charcaters by meeting them in the previous books(some of which you actually meet in books to a previous series). I will admit that The Highlander's English Bride hasn't been my favorite in the series, but it is a lovely addition and I recommend it and this series to all. I am looking forward to the next in the series, but while I wait I am going to go back and read the book from the previous series in which we first met the Kendrick family, The Highlander's Princess Bride. _____ I would like to thank NetGalley and Kensington Books, Zebra for sharing an eARC copy of The Highlander's English Bride by Vanessa Kelly. This is my honest review.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Sophie Barnes

    Lady Sabrina Bell meets Graeme Kendrick when he fishes her out of the Serpentine one morning in Hyde Park. He's supposed to be catching a thief - in fact, he has very specific orders to do just that. Instead he's getting distracted by a very stubborn, daring, and oftentimes too brave for her own good woman. Getting involved with her is bound to lead to trouble, but what choice does he have when she obviously needs protecting, if only from herself? What follows involves a series of villains, a tr Lady Sabrina Bell meets Graeme Kendrick when he fishes her out of the Serpentine one morning in Hyde Park. He's supposed to be catching a thief - in fact, he has very specific orders to do just that. Instead he's getting distracted by a very stubborn, daring, and oftentimes too brave for her own good woman. Getting involved with her is bound to lead to trouble, but what choice does he have when she obviously needs protecting, if only from herself? What follows involves a series of villains, a trip to Scotland, and so many sparks it's a wonder these two don't catch fire. And while Graeme doesn't think he's deserving of Lady Sabrina's affection, guarding his heart against her becomes a difficult matter once she decides to win it. Having the heroine put her herself out there by going after the man she wants is a wonderfully refreshing theme in this story. Once Lady Sabrina knows how she feels about Graeme, she's open and honest about it, not only with herself but with him as well. There's no beating about the bush with her and rather than letting him push her away, she decides to convince him that they're meant to be together, which makes her deserving of a very big cheer. All in all, I found this romance highly enjoyable and would definitely recommend it!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Barbara Rogers

    Series: Clan Kendrick #3 Publication Date: 5/26/20 Number of Pages: 448 Oh! Graeme Kendrick, the brother who is always in or causing trouble, has grown up and makes the most marvelous hero. I loved him – and Sabrina Bell made the perfect heroine for him. She calmed the restless energy within him, steadied him, while he brought out her courage and spirit of adventure. Add in marvelous visits with most of the other members of the Kendrick clan and you have a wonderful, exciting, romantic adventure. I Series: Clan Kendrick #3 Publication Date: 5/26/20 Number of Pages: 448 Oh! Graeme Kendrick, the brother who is always in or causing trouble, has grown up and makes the most marvelous hero. I loved him – and Sabrina Bell made the perfect heroine for him. She calmed the restless energy within him, steadied him, while he brought out her courage and spirit of adventure. Add in marvelous visits with most of the other members of the Kendrick clan and you have a wonderful, exciting, romantic adventure. It was particularly fun to see the heroine pursuing the hero – until he caught her. Remember Graeme’s affliction with breaking furniture – not on purpose – he’s just a big fellow? Well, there is a wonderful furniture breaking scene included – just to make you smile – and wonder. We first met the Kendrick family in The Highlander's Princess Bride, Improper Princesses series #3. In that book, we met Nicholas Kendrick, Earl of Arnprior, and his six very unruly siblings – Logan, Royal, Graeme & Grant (twins), Braeden, and Kade plus their irascible grandfather Angus. We’ve already had Royal’s story (The Highlander Who Protected Me) and Logan’s story (The Highlander's Christmas Bride) and now we finally get to Graeme. I had wondered how the author was finally going to mature Graeme and make him into a believable and admirable hero – and now I know. She did it very well! The Kendrick’s are a very close-knit family, but Graeme has somewhat separated himself from them for the last couple of years. He loves them, but he carries a lot of guilt and blames himself for a number of things that are not his fault – but his biggest secret is the one that makes him feel unworthy. Unworthy of their love or anyone else’s. When he rescues a beautiful young lady in Hyde Park – early one morning – he is immediately drawn to her. When she stands up to him and holds her own with him, he is even more drawn to her. Except he knows he doesn’t deserve her and walks away – all the way back to Scotland. He needs the distance and he has a mission to perform for the Crown. Lady Sabrina Bell is a wealthy heiress and is totally accustomed to having men pursue her for her fortune. She’s quite sanguine about it and just marches along with her life – and she’s very happy that way. She does need to marry though and has met a newcomer to town who she thinks might be a candidate. Against all propriety, she even agrees to meet him very early in the morning – in Hyde Park. What an ordeal of a morning it turned out to be! It was raining, her assignation didn’t show up, she was wet, she was robbed and pushed into the Serpentine, and then she was rescued by a beast of a Highlander when she didn’t even need rescuing. He is certainly an intriguing man though. As Graeme and Sabrina come into contact more and more often, both are thoroughly smitten. She freely admits it to herself – and he denies it totally. When he leaves London and heads to Scotland, she finds a way to get herself to Scotland. She’s a determined lass and has decided Graeme is the one for her. He doesn’t make it easy on her – and she almost gives up. He fights it with every fiber of his being, but poor Graeme just isn’t a match for Sabrina and his entire family. Then, add in kidnappings, smugglers, bootleggers, plots against the king and you have a rollercoaster ride of a story. I hope you enjoy this story as much as I did – even though it does have some very modern situations and conversational styles. You’ll love both Graeme and Sabrina as well as visiting with most of his brothers and their wives. I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Niki

    3.5 stars Lady Sabrina Bell is having a rather embarrassing day. She finds herself stood up in the park by her potential beau, robbed, and pushed into the Serpentine by a thief, then rescued by a gruff Highlander. The giant of a man also just happens to be the most attractive man Sabrina has ever met. He also seems to be around every time she finds herself in trouble, when Sabrina visits Edinburgh as a member of King George's entourage, Graeme Kendrick is there too, keeping her safe but tempting 3.5 stars Lady Sabrina Bell is having a rather embarrassing day. She finds herself stood up in the park by her potential beau, robbed, and pushed into the Serpentine by a thief, then rescued by a gruff Highlander. The giant of a man also just happens to be the most attractive man Sabrina has ever met. He also seems to be around every time she finds herself in trouble, when Sabrina visits Edinburgh as a member of King George's entourage, Graeme Kendrick is there too, keeping her safe but tempting her to misbehave as well. Graeme Kendrick has come a long way from being the wildest of all the Kendrick brothers to competently running dangerous missions for the King's spymaster. Even so, he's wholly unprepared for his reaction to the King's spoiled, stubborn goddaughter, Lady Sabrina. He knows he's not good enough for her and he's determined to keep her safe and then send her back home to her hypochondriac father. Too bad Sabrina has plans of her own and she's determined to woo Graeme for herself. First off, I liked this book much better than its predecessors and I loved that it was Sabrina pursuing Graeme. I enjoyed Graeme's growth and his learning to feel worthy. What annoyed me, however, was Sabrina. Like so many heroines these days she was fiercely independent, which is great when done well, but here it just felt like she continuously made naive, uninformed or completely reckless decisions without a care for the danger to herself or others. She was very spoiled and used to getting her way, mostly by throwing her money around, and that was annoying for me. Don't get me wrong, Sabrina did have her charming moments and she was miles better than the heroines of the previous two books, but much of this, especially conversations between Graeme and Sabrina, devolved into bickering and Sabrina insisting on her own correctness. That near constant arguing got rather repetitive for me. I did like the action of this one, I just wish Sabrina had shown more intelligence and forethought in her actions and that we had more scenes in which she and Graeme were truly communicating. We only really got one such good scene and I would've liked more for their relationship to really be believable. I did appreciate that Sabrina was more than willing to step outside her comfort zone, I just wish we could've had some more middle ground between her making stupid, reckless decisions and Graeme constantly freaking out about her safety. There was a lot going on here, but overall I did mostly enjoy it and will continue with the series. I voluntarily read and review an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Pelusa Rivera

    Have you ever read a story that it was too much? well that is what I found in this one. We had to much going on, we had thieves, murder, rape, kidnapping, children in danger and lets not forget the main characters seem to always find themselves in trouble too. Then we have Sabrina I am all for a tough woman but this was not realistic to the time, and yes I know I am reading fiction however you still have to think about the era it was captured in and Sabrina would not be that type of character. G Have you ever read a story that it was too much? well that is what I found in this one. We had to much going on, we had thieves, murder, rape, kidnapping, children in danger and lets not forget the main characters seem to always find themselves in trouble too. Then we have Sabrina I am all for a tough woman but this was not realistic to the time, and yes I know I am reading fiction however you still have to think about the era it was captured in and Sabrina would not be that type of character. Graeme was also getting into things that then he would need help extracting himself from..I got tired, it was just a lot. .doesn't deserve a 2 but definately did not deserve more rcvd an ARC at no cost to author..(netgalley) voluntarily reviewed with my own thoughts and opinions

  10. 5 out of 5

    Robin Loves Reading

    I have been enjoying this series by Vanessa Kelly. This third book in the Clan Kendrick series treats readers to Graeme Kendrick’s story. Busy running dangerous missions for the King’s spymaster hardly leaves time for romance. While out on a mission he spied Lady Sabrina Bell pushed into the Serpentine River by a thief. Of course, Graeme rushes in and rescues her. While they both recognize how attractive the other is, they hardly think they will see one another again. Graeme discovers that the d I have been enjoying this series by Vanessa Kelly. This third book in the Clan Kendrick series treats readers to Graeme Kendrick’s story. Busy running dangerous missions for the King’s spymaster hardly leaves time for romance. While out on a mission he spied Lady Sabrina Bell pushed into the Serpentine River by a thief. Of course, Graeme rushes in and rescues her. While they both recognize how attractive the other is, they hardly think they will see one another again. Graeme discovers that the damsel in distress he rescued was meeting her suitor, the Marquess of Cringlewood, who readers might remember from the second book in this series, The Highlander’s Christmas Bride. This is very upsetting to Graeme as the man is evil, a nightmare, a rapist and an enemy of Graeme’s family. Graeme feels a dire need to protect Sabrina from Cringlewood. Not only is he an uncouth man by all standards, Graeme knows the blighter is after Sabrina’s wealth. Even with Graeme’s mission to bring men like Cringlewood to justice, as well as dealing with a group of kidnappers, he immediately plans on putting Sabrina under his protection. However, Graeme is hardly prepared for her stubborn and impetuous nature. Sabrina has traveled to Scotland and she happens to be the goddaughter of King George. This ratchets up Graeme’s concern all the more. He wants to see her safely home. How will Graeme have time to serve the King’s orders and carry out his current mission with his altruistic attentions towards Sabrina? Not only does Graeme balance his spying with Sabrina’s safety, he must contend with growing feelings for her. Sabrina simpered from time to time, but her headstrong nature gave her strength. Along the way we see Graeme deal with kidnappers, thieves and even the smuggling of whiskey. This gives the pair even more interchanges. I loved this pair together! Graeme was brutal when he needed to be - but kind and tender to Sabrina. Her spirit was refreshing and once Sabrina decided she wanted Graeme for her own, there was no stopping her. This couple was indeed perfect for each other. With intense sensual tension and ultimately passion, this book truly was a delightful read. Many thanks to Zebra and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Elodie

    The Highlander's English Bride Clan Kendrick Series #3 Vanessa Kelly https://www.facebook.com/vanessakelly... Release date 05/26/2020 Publisher Kensington Blurb : 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 Edinburg The Highlander's English Bride Clan Kendrick Series #3 Vanessa Kelly https://www.facebook.com/vanessakelly... Release date 05/26/2020 Publisher Kensington Blurb : 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 . . . My review : Will a determined Lady be able to change a stubborn Scot’s mind ... What a fun and lovely read it was. Mrs Vanessa Kelly delivers a lively, full of sass and hot Scots and as much tempered Sassenachs read. I had a smile on my face for most of my reading time, from the incongruous situations to the funny banters, it was quite an entertaining story. Lady Sabrina is what can be called a disaster in waiting. From their first encounter, misfortunes seem to follow her every step, and it makes Graeme’s life quite more complicated. She is the managing sort, having ran her father’s household for year. She is also intrepid and not one to be shaken even when danger lurks around. She also takes a lot of risk and raises Graeme’s ire when she steps right in perilous situation. Graeme is burly man hiding a heart of gold, why he diverts from his path each time she endangers herself. And while chemistry arises between them, he holds back feeling he does not deserve her. His past actions and childhood wounds refrain him to act on his emerging sentiments. Their romance is one of two determined persons, she for not giving up on him and thus going against him at time and him by accepting that his flaws do not make him unworthy of love. It was also a great pleasure to see again the lot of Kendricks, from their antics to silly banters. This 4.5 stars read brightened my day with this bunch of gregarious but quite extrovert and noisy characters. I was granted an advance copy by the publisher Kensington, here is my true and unbiased opinion. https://www.facebook.com/429830134272...

  12. 5 out of 5

    Tracy Emro

    Former wild child and rake, Graeme Kendrick has changed and is currently working a case for Aden St. George. He is tailing the suspected theif when a young woman gets in the way of his suspect and is pushed into the Serpentine – he has a choice: continue after the thief or save the girl – he chooses the girl and his life will never be the same! Lady Sabrina is unlike any woman Graeme has ever met – she is beautiful, smart and managing – but she is also kind, funny and brave. He should get he home Former wild child and rake, Graeme Kendrick has changed and is currently working a case for Aden St. George. He is tailing the suspected theif when a young woman gets in the way of his suspect and is pushed into the Serpentine – he has a choice: continue after the thief or save the girl – he chooses the girl and his life will never be the same! Lady Sabrina is unlike any woman Graeme has ever met – she is beautiful, smart and managing – but she is also kind, funny and brave. He should get he home and forget they ever met, but then he learns that she was meeting Lord Cringlewood and he just can’t let her be hurt by him like his sister in law was. So new plan – warn her off Cringlewood and then carry on with his life. What do they say about the best laid plans? Lady Sabrina Bell is the only child of Lord Musgrave, and after several seasons. she has decided that she will never find true love and plans for spinsterhood. But then she meets Graeme and knows that he his her perfect match – too bad he thinks he isn’t good enough for her and tries his best to keep her at arm’s length – but fortunately for Sabrina, his family also thinks he and Sabrina are meant to be and will be equally (if not more) ruthless about throwing them together! While this book is a well written and fun story, it is not quite as adventurous, steamy or exciting as the previous books – there is still a lot going on and Cringlewood briefly pops up to remind us that he still needs to be dealt with, we also get to catch up with Nick, Victoria, Aden, Vivien, Royal, Ainsley and Angus. Sabrina is a wonderful heroine and I loved her, she is perfect for Graeme and incredibly likeable. I would happily recommend this book and a can’t wait for the next installment in this great series! *I am voluntarily leaving a review for an eARC that was provided to me by NetGalley and the publisher.*

  13. 5 out of 5

    Lail

    The Highlander's English Bride (Clan Kendrick Book 3) by Vanessa Kelly 3.5 Stars This historical romance is a humorous spymaster drama. The characters are all well fitted to each other in similarities of being irreverent, light hearted, with loads of sarcastic humor. The storyline and plot do contain content is of a serious and complex nature however, everyone has a sarcastic and humorous dialogue that left me conflicted. I love witty and sarcastic banter, but I like it in good measure with a bal The Highlander's English Bride (Clan Kendrick Book 3) by Vanessa Kelly 3.5 Stars This historical romance is a humorous spymaster drama. The characters are all well fitted to each other in similarities of being irreverent, light hearted, with loads of sarcastic humor. The storyline and plot do contain content is of a serious and complex nature however, everyone has a sarcastic and humorous dialogue that left me conflicted. I love witty and sarcastic banter, but I like it in good measure with a balance between the proper time for lightheartedness and the proper and appropriate time to be respectively serious. For instance, the bad guy was exiled for rape, kidnapping, and attempted murder, now he is back and in town and interacting with people at a ball where he’s attempting to kidnap again, but the story doesn’t take on a seriousness note that you would expect. And, the spies “run dangerous missions for the King’s spymaster” however, they, their spouses, and children all have loose lips admitting they are spies in mixed company and talking business in public. I prefer realistic stories that I can believe and get lost in the story. Too much sarcastic banter made it hard for me to get through some of the content. This review is my own opinion. If you love humorous and sarcastic banter in your historical spy novels then this is your book.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Meg - A Bookish Affair

    "The Highlander's English Bride" is the story of Lady Sabrina who finds herself being rescued from the most embarrassing situation when she goes to meet her suitor, the Marquess of Cringlewood, in the park only to find herself alone and under attack. Luckily for her, Graeme Kendrick is there to hear her cries and rescue her. When he finds out who she is waiting for (the very same man that has threatened his family), Graeme is ready to walk away but he can't just leave once he meets Sabrina. This "The Highlander's English Bride" is the story of Lady Sabrina who finds herself being rescued from the most embarrassing situation when she goes to meet her suitor, the Marquess of Cringlewood, in the park only to find herself alone and under attack. Luckily for her, Graeme Kendrick is there to hear her cries and rescue her. When he finds out who she is waiting for (the very same man that has threatened his family), Graeme is ready to walk away but he can't just leave once he meets Sabrina. This event kicks off a chain that will bring Sabrina and Graeme together in new and surprising ways. This book is the third book in Vanessa Kelly's Clan Kendrick series. Graeme is the brother of the starring heroes from the first two books. I really liked getting to see what his family was up to! Although this book is the third in the series, you will have no problem picking up right from this book. You get a chance to catch up with everything that happened in the previous books. Some of this detail bogs down the story but is useful if you are not familiar with the previous books! I really liked the romance between Graeme and Sabrina. They were never supposed to meet and they definitely were not supposed to fall in love but when they meet, the chemistry between them very quickly turns into something that neither of them can walk away from. It takes awhile for the romance to really heat up between them as they are both initially fighting their attraction as much as they can. Falling for each other eventually feels inevitable as neither one can stay away. This book fit the bill for me when I was desperately seeking a comfort read! I'm interested to see where this series goes next!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Janet

    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. Once notorious for being the most unruly Kendrick brother, Graeme now runs dangerous missions f 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. 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. This is the third book in the series, it could easily be read on its own but the Kendricks are sp loveable that I’d recommend reading the whole series. I love that Graeme has grown up & has matured into a lovely man. I absolutely loved him & Sabrina was perfect for him. A well written engrossing read that I thoroughly enjoyed & which kept me reading until the early hours to finish it. I loved the road to their HEA My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read

  16. 5 out of 5

    Alyce Caswell

    I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. How have I never heard of Vanessa Kelly before? This Highlander romance was amazing. When I was only 20% of the way in, I knew I just had to buy the rest of the books in the series. The Kendrick clan is so easy to love and Kelly's characters are so real - I want to spend more time with them. As for Graeme and Sabrina, their romance felt natural from the very moment the spy "saved" the lady from the Serpentine.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Becky

    First sentence: Graeme Kendrick lurked beneath the giant elm, keeping his prey within sight. After losing the slippery Sassenach a few hours ago, he’d spotted the bastard climbing over the wall that separated Kensington Gardens from Hyde Park. Premise/plot: Graeme Kendrick stars as the hero in Vanessa Kelly's newest romance novel--the third in the series. (I have not read the previous books in the series. All books star the Kendrick family, I believe. And their presence as a family is HUGE throu First sentence: Graeme Kendrick lurked beneath the giant elm, keeping his prey within sight. After losing the slippery Sassenach a few hours ago, he’d spotted the bastard climbing over the wall that separated Kensington Gardens from Hyde Park. Premise/plot: Graeme Kendrick stars as the hero in Vanessa Kelly's newest romance novel--the third in the series. (I have not read the previous books in the series. All books star the Kendrick family, I believe. And their presence as a family is HUGE throughout this one. So perhaps fans of the other books will love this one more.) He works as a spy for the King. Most of the time he tends to like things just the way they are--his love life uncomplicated. But. After "rescuing" a young woman from a thief, the lovely heroine, Sabrina, he finds it impossible for life to return to normal. No matter his current mission, his current task, his focus is divided. She is always, always, always on his mind in an infuriating, captivating, charming way. And it is mutual. Sabrina may be protesting a bit too much about how frustrating Graeme is! She sure seeks out his company and all but chases him around. My thoughts: I knew accepting this review copy that it might not be my cup of tea. On the one hand, I have a weakness for the Scottish accent/dialect. I also love Regency Romances. The setting being in Scotland itself and him being a spy--I thought it might lean a bit more towards mystery and action than bodice ripper. On the other hand, I am not a big fan of adult romances aka smut, aka bodice rippers, aka books where 90% of the plot focuses on the lusty desires of the characters and the obstacles that stand in their way. I wouldn't go so far as to say this one is 90% inclined that way--it's not quite that bad. But it didn't have enough history to be historical--none of the historical details actually felt historically right or appropriate. Sabrina might as well have been born in the year 2000. In fact, I would say most of the characters felt disconnected from the Regency time period. It had plenty of mystery intrigue--but in a clumsy sort of way where the focus was always not so subtly in how can this move the hero and heroine closer to each other. Can this dangerous moment bring them closer together in a physical way? So even though there was an attempt to keep throwing mystery and dangerous intrigues and fiendish plots at the hero in a juggling type fashion, it felt a bit off balance. It wasn't enough to shift focus off of the inevitably destined to be together forever couple. As far as smutty romance goes, it's been a good while since I last read one cover to cover. (I rarely read this type of fiction on purpose.) I don't think it's worse than any other of its genre or sub-genre. Way, way, way, way back in the day I loved the Bridgerton romance series by Julia Quinn. I wouldn't say this one was as good as some of my favorites from that series. But as I said, it's probably been decades since I read this type of fiction for fun or review.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Luz Trevino

    The Highlander's English Bride Series: Book 3 in the Clan Kendrick Rating: 3 stars (more of a 2.5 book) Thank you to the publisher for the ARC given through NetGalley for review. All opinions are my own. The Highlander's English Bride seemed to have too many things happening. There was so much going on with our two main characters that their love and romance got lost. I would of liked for them to spend more time together and getting to know each other without having to thwart so many evil plans. Gra The Highlander's English Bride Series: Book 3 in the Clan Kendrick Rating: 3 stars (more of a 2.5 book) Thank you to the publisher for the ARC given through NetGalley for review. All opinions are my own. The Highlander's English Bride seemed to have too many things happening. There was so much going on with our two main characters that their love and romance got lost. I would of liked for them to spend more time together and getting to know each other without having to thwart so many evil plans. Graeme and Sabrina seemed to always find themselves butting heads, while trying to rescue each other from many dangers. He wanted to protect her from danger, she went out looking for danger. His growling and grunting equaled her stubbornness. She would later realize that he was right, but then something would happen and they would end up in the same place. To be honest I was bored for most of it. I actually skimmed pages. What I did like was his family throwing hints from the beginning that they would be perfect for each other. Their attempt at matchmaking was cute. Though it took Graeme a while to realize that he was worthy of Sabrina.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Lindsey Mae

    The Highlander's English Bride by Vanessa Kelly is about Graeme Kendrick an inquiry agent for the crown and Lady Sabrina Bell a headstrong young miss. The two meet through the course of one of Graeme's cases when he's forced to abandon his quarry to save Sabrina. I was excited to pick up this book from NetGalley since I am such a large fan of Scottish heroes. The blurb on the back and the cover art also sold me on this new to me author. Unfortunately, I found myself becoming bored with the story The Highlander's English Bride by Vanessa Kelly is about Graeme Kendrick an inquiry agent for the crown and Lady Sabrina Bell a headstrong young miss. The two meet through the course of one of Graeme's cases when he's forced to abandon his quarry to save Sabrina. I was excited to pick up this book from NetGalley since I am such a large fan of Scottish heroes. The blurb on the back and the cover art also sold me on this new to me author. Unfortunately, I found myself becoming bored with the story very early in the novel. Through Graeme is pursuing a well known thief the action was sadly lacking for me. Much of the story was spent in ballrooms or drawing rooms discussing family members or previous events. There were so many characters introduced within the first few chapters that I was easily confusing who was married to whom and what their importance was to the ongoing story. I found both Graeme and Sabrina to be flat and uninteresting. Additionally, Sabrina kept making decisions that felt needlessly reckless and only written to current "tension" in the story. Graeme had hints of being a much more interesting character, but the information was doled out so slowly that by the time we get anything of interest I didn't care anymore. Overall this gets a 2 from me since I skimmed most of the book and stopped reading at 85%. I think the writing was technically good, the story just needed a huge injection of action to save it. Perhaps fans of the series will enjoy this entry, but it didn't work for me. ARC received in exchange for an honest review.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Molly

    I love this series by Vanessa Kelly. I hope there is more books in this series to come. This book is about Lady Sabrina Bell whose new suitor fail to appear for their morning rendezvous in Hyde Park, but instead a thief pushes her into the Serpentine. She is rescued by a Highlander named Graeme Kendrick She has to travel to Edinburgh as part of King George's entourage. Graeme is running dangerous missions for the King's spymaster. This story was amazing and I loved the characters so much.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Lindsay S

    Graeme Kendrick has reformed his trouble maker ways as a youth and not is paying it forward as a inquisition officer working for King and country. He is on the case when a lady gets in the way… forcing to abandoned his pursuit and jump into the Serpentine to rescue this damsel in distress! Lady Sabrina Bell is no damsel in distress! She ha shad the run of her fathers estate since she was barely out of the schoolroom. She can handle herself in any situation… unless that situation includes grumpy, Graeme Kendrick has reformed his trouble maker ways as a youth and not is paying it forward as a inquisition officer working for King and country. He is on the case when a lady gets in the way… forcing to abandoned his pursuit and jump into the Serpentine to rescue this damsel in distress! Lady Sabrina Bell is no damsel in distress! She ha shad the run of her fathers estate since she was barely out of the schoolroom. She can handle herself in any situation… unless that situation includes grumpy, handsome highlanders! Now that Lady Sabrina and Graeme’s paths hav crossed they have become as drawn to each other as the trouble that follows them! This was a fun read with both the hero and the heroine presenting independent, strong willed personalities that are better working together than apart. Lady Sabrina was a treat, she starts off strong and only gets better as she learns to ask for help and lean on her new family and people. The Kendrick family shows up in force to support the unusual courtship between these two with hilarious results! As the third book in the series, this book could easily be read on its own, but is all the more fun with the the rest of the Kendrick history behind you. The Highlander’s English Bride by Vanessa Kelly was release May 26th, 2020. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Zebra, Kensington Books through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. Blog: https://pinkcowlandreads.blogspot.com... #TheHighlandersEnglishBride #VanessaKelly #NetGalley #pinkcowlandreads

  22. 4 out of 5

    Smitten

    3.5 Stars 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 3.5 Stars 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

  23. 4 out of 5

    Lori D

    Can I just say Delightful? Loved every second? Laughing out loud and could not get enough? Of course I have to mention a really brawny Scot (because of the clean Highland air no doubt) with a brogue I am sure would just melt your heart? Whether it is stalking a criminal or saving a lady from drowning in the Serpentine (regardless that she could stand up and put her feet on the bottom!), Graeme Kendrick, was your man when you needed a spy to run down a criminal! Seriously when Graeme and Lady Sabr Can I just say Delightful? Loved every second? Laughing out loud and could not get enough? Of course I have to mention a really brawny Scot (because of the clean Highland air no doubt) with a brogue I am sure would just melt your heart? Whether it is stalking a criminal or saving a lady from drowning in the Serpentine (regardless that she could stand up and put her feet on the bottom!), Graeme Kendrick, was your man when you needed a spy to run down a criminal! Seriously when Graeme and Lady Sabrina meet, yes, thief, reticule snatched, falling in water, it becomes some of the wittiest banter to the point that my jaws almost hurt!! Then the fun begins. From London to the Highlands of Scotland, these two end up together and it seems danger and rescuing each other and sparks just seem to ignite. Vanessa Kelly always engages you from the first and captures the imagination with her skilled pen that takes you on a journey you will not soon forget!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Carole Burant

    Absolutely delightful!!! How I adore the Kendricks and what a hoot it would be to be part of that clan:) Vanessa Kelly creates characters that come to life and the humour that comes along with them is priceless. I giggled so much throughout the story and could just picture all the scenes in my mind, especially the ones with Grandda Angus, omigosh, I loved him to bits! Book 3 of Clan Kendrick is Sabrina and Graeme's story. Between bouts of rescuing each other, love and passion springs but Graeme Absolutely delightful!!! How I adore the Kendricks and what a hoot it would be to be part of that clan:) Vanessa Kelly creates characters that come to life and the humour that comes along with them is priceless. I giggled so much throughout the story and could just picture all the scenes in my mind, especially the ones with Grandda Angus, omigosh, I loved him to bits! Book 3 of Clan Kendrick is Sabrina and Graeme's story. Between bouts of rescuing each other, love and passion springs but Graeme doesn't believe he's good enough for Sabrina, so he fights the attraction! He soon learns how very stubborn Sabrina can be!! Danger abounds around them and he vows to protect her....or is she protecting him?! Be prepared to be fully entertained by all the characters, there is never a dull moment where Clan Kendrick is concerned!! I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Amy’s Booket List

    I have always said that if I could move to Scotland right now, I would. I love the people, the landscapes, the history, and let us not ever forget the whisky. 😋 So it can be no surprise that I will read almost anything set in Scotland and Vanessa Kelly's Clan Kendrick series was an easy one for me. This is the third book in a series, but can be read as a standalone easily. The Highlander's English Bride is 100% romance but with a feminist twist, especially given the time time period. This is one I have always said that if I could move to Scotland right now, I would. I love the people, the landscapes, the history, and let us not ever forget the whisky. 😋 So it can be no surprise that I will read almost anything set in Scotland and Vanessa Kelly's Clan Kendrick series was an easy one for me. This is the third book in a series, but can be read as a standalone easily. The Highlander's English Bride is 100% romance but with a feminist twist, especially given the time time period. This is one strong willed lassie who takes her life into her own hands at almost every point in this novel. No damsel in distress to be found, more of a mister in distress many times. The only reason this book didn't get a full five stars was the obstacle for the couple. It felt slightly forced, and when the reason was finally explained, seemed a bit contrived. Otherwise, The Highlander's English Bride is an extremely satisfying romance novel with great characters and wonderful highland fun. If you like romance novels, with a slow burn relationship, you will like The Highlander's English Bride, I can almost guarantee it.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Regina

    I found Graeme's story extremely tedious and was my least favorite of the Clan Kendrick series. Domineering heroes can be sexy if done right, but Graeme was obnoxious, forever telling Sabrina what to do. I don't get it. He certainly didn't give any hint of this side of his personality in previous books. It was a total turn off. The plot was barely interesting and limped along. A rather frustrating read. Certainly not one I'd recommend. 2 stars.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Julia David

    Another fun Kendrick story. I just love this family. The men are so hard headed, but when they fall in love, they fall hard. Graeme ends up fishing a woman out of the water. She promptly lets him know that she could have saved herself, he didn't have to help her. That is just the beginning. They end up saving each other several times. Much to Graeme's chagrin. He is supposed to protect Sabrina, but she keeps getting herself into messes and then she ends up saving him, again. She is so far above Another fun Kendrick story. I just love this family. The men are so hard headed, but when they fall in love, they fall hard. Graeme ends up fishing a woman out of the water. She promptly lets him know that she could have saved herself, he didn't have to help her. That is just the beginning. They end up saving each other several times. Much to Graeme's chagrin. He is supposed to protect Sabrina, but she keeps getting herself into messes and then she ends up saving him, again. She is so far above him, she deserves better and he should leave her alone. But, can he?

  28. 4 out of 5

    Lori Meehan

    I loved this hook! Graham is yummy when I didn’t want to hit him in the back of the head and Sabrina is a strong woman who finally finds the one man she can love and is hell bent to have him. The dialogue and banter was great and I love the family interaction.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Patricia Wissore

    I love this family! We got a little bit about most of the boys and what they're up to as we watched Sabrina and Graeme falling in love. I enjoyed the fact that Sabrina isn't one to sit back and watch life pass her by, she wants to be a part of the adventure so badly! Graeme is busy trying to do his job and make up to the family for what he sees has his "mistakes". My favorite kinds of romances are where the hero/heroine end up saving each other, but in this case they're keeping score! The story I love this family! We got a little bit about most of the boys and what they're up to as we watched Sabrina and Graeme falling in love. I enjoyed the fact that Sabrina isn't one to sit back and watch life pass her by, she wants to be a part of the adventure so badly! Graeme is busy trying to do his job and make up to the family for what he sees has his "mistakes". My favorite kinds of romances are where the hero/heroine end up saving each other, but in this case they're keeping score! The story was a combination of funny, gripping, romantic, and entertainment all rolled into an amazing adventure! Thank you for the advanced copy from NetGalley! (And thank my husband for not yelling when he woke up at 430am and found me sitting in my chair, reading!)

  30. 4 out of 5

    Heather andrews

    Graeme is often in wonder with the reactions his lady has "Graeme had the sense he was staring at her like a dumb ox. She truly didn’t seem the least bit disconcerted by their passionate kiss. “Er, fine?” The man is truly daft "he looked more puzzled than anything else. “I see. And just how do you expect me to respond to that?” Graeme takes things a little too seriously, “ there’s no need to grope me,” she breathlessly said. “I’m uninjured.” I liked this book, I loved Graeme.

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