Thursday, December 8, 2016
Review of How To Train Your Highlander
How to Train Your Highlander by Christy English
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
How to Train Your Highlander is the third book in the Broadswords and Ballrooms series. As per the usual these days I am reading as a stand alone. I had no problem following the storyline.
Mary knows how to handle herself. she knows what she wants and doesn't want and it's going to take an act of God to change her mind. Marriage included. She wants to live her life in the Highlands surrounded by kith and kin, lochs and burns, hunting and fishing. She doesn't want to marry anyone, let alone an Englishman and a Duke. A recluse Duke at that.
She's well versed in swordplay, knife throwing, and getting horses to obey her every command. She's quick witted and it's kind of a given that she has a stubborn streak a mile wide.
Harry.... There's just something about Harry. He isn't your normal run-of-the-mill Duke. He avoids the ton like the plague. He's sweet, yet masculine. He's very easy going but not afraid to show his alpha side when the situation warrants. Best of all he isn't afraid of manual labor. In the beginning Mary actually thinks he's the stable hand that helps out with the gardening. It was my favorite part of the book.
He, like Mary doesn't want to marry. But being a Duke, he has no choice. He needs an heir.
This was a sweet, funny enjoyable read. I would recommend it to anyone that wants a light Highland romance.
"It's my blade," she said. "It's what the sash is for." "To cover a weapon ?" He looked poleaxed for at least the second time since she had met him. "Well, yes," Mary Elizabeth said. "You don't expect me to go out among the English unarmed ?"
I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley for my unbiased review.