Book Review – Her Reluctant Highlander Husband

Her Reluctant
Highlander Husband
by Allison B. Hanson

Her Reluctant Highlander Husband by Allison B. Hanson

Her Reluctant Highlander Husband
by Allison B. Hanson

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Book Description:

After nine lonely years as her father’s prisoner, Dorie McCurdy is forced to marry the new war chief of clan MacKinlay. Terrified and unwilling to speak, she imagines the worst of her handsome, imposing new husband.

Bryce MacKinlay Campbell’s wife and child were taken by illness years ago, and all he’s wanted since is to be alone. Unfortunately, he is ordered to marry the McCurdy laird’s daughter for an alliance between their clans. He’s appalled by the way his bride is treated by her family when she shows up looking like a ragged, homeless waif. Bryce can provide for her needs, and offer his name, but not his heart—that will never happen again.

In her husband’s strong arms, Dorie slowly emerges from her silence…and gradually the ice around Bryce’s heart begins to melt. But when she is unexpectedly offered an annulment, she must choose—stay with Bryce, who she’s fallen in love with but who never wanted her, or choose the unknown possibilities of a different future…

My Take:

I received a digital copy of this book from Entangled Publishing and NetGalley.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book.
All thoughts and opinions are my own.

This is the second in Ms. Hanson’s Clan MacKinlay Series. Knowing how much I loved the first one, I was SUPER excited to read this one. Long story short, I was not disappointed.

This book was wonderful.

I have found that in a stereotypical romance novel the characters will come together, overcome some obstacles, have a passionate encounter (or two), and then ride off into the sunset to, presumably, live happily ever after. While this is all fine and fun, what I have come to love about Ms. Hanson’s works is that, in these two books of hers I have read, the characters get married early in the book and then have to deal with the troubles that come up in typical married life – dealing with your partners past, traumatic or not; learning to communicate your needs, wants, and dislikes; and overcoming obstacles as a team.

I find the author’s insight into and use of behavioral health topics throughout her books to be very well done and refreshing – PTSD and domestic violence survival in the first and grief and abandonment trauma in this book.

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The Final Verdict

SK Book Rating Scale

My rating: 5 stars

Would I recommend? Yes

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