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Highland Hero (Scottish Knights Trilogy #2)

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Lady Marsi Cargill refuses to marry a man who wants her land rather than her love. To escape her arranged betrothal, she disguises her noble lineage and accompanies her young cousin--the future King of Scots--on a secret journey across the Highlands. Their guide is a mysterious knight known only as Hawk. Heat flares between the beautiful maid and the broodi
Paperback, 400 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Forever (first published January 1st 2011)
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May 01, 2012 Redheads Review it Better rated it really liked it
Lady Marsi did the last thing anyone thought she would do...she disguises herself as a nursemaid and leaves with her cousin to avoid being forced into a marriage she wants nothing to do with. It just so happens that the person she is betrothed too would be willing to do whatever he can to gain the king's seat, including get rid of her young cousin, the future King of Scots. She will do what she can to protect her aunt's (the person she was closest to) son including hiding her desire for the sexy ...more
Jun 18, 2012 Linda rated it really liked it
Romance between Sir Ivor ( the Hawk) and Lady Marsi Cargill ( The niece of theKing of Scotland ) .Sir Ivor is called to the Kings service;the King wishes him to escort his youngest son to St Andrews and the safety there under Bishop Traills protection; but the trick will be to do it without the Kings controlling brother the Duke of Albany finding and taking charge of young James Stewart in his greed to control it all. Lady Marsi also figures heavily in Albany's plans to secure himself control of ...more
Aug 05, 2011 TJ rated it liked it

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Feb 12, 2012 Lisarenee rated it really liked it
"Come with us, Marsi."

She was a ward of the King and the Queen's own niece. Just before Queen Annabella died, she made two requests. The first was that her youngest child, Jamie, be spirited away to someplace safe. The second was that her niece, Marsi, not be forced to marry someone against her will. The King's younger brother, Albany, had a way of getting the King to bend to his way of thinking. The Queen feared he'd use both Jamie and Marsi as pawns to gain power. He was after all third in lin
Dec 03, 2011 Melanie rated it it was amazing
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Amanda Scott is yet again one of the authors that’s ‘new to me’ even though she’s been around for a while.

This is the first of her books that I’ve read, and a second book of her ‘Scottish Knights’ Trilogy in which men of Brotherhood of St. Andrews find their HEA’s. They met at St. Andrews while studying under Bishop Traill, the chief bishop of Scotland. To avoid clan fights among the young and hot-headed students, he made th
Lynsey   • The Demon Librarian
This was a really enjoyable highlander tale. As a background to the romance storyline, which was very sweet, the main plot is based on the political manoeuvring and power plays of the royal family, and it was interesting to read. After the death of Queen Annabella, Scotland is left with a King in rule who has no interest in doing so. But a brother with other ideas, who seeks to implement his wants and wishes through his weak-willed sibling. Including marrying off his niece if it furthers his pol ...more
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Sir Ivor Mackintosh, known as Hawk, is summoned by His Grace the King of Scotts to secretly escort his son Jamie to safety from the greedy Duke of Albany. Little does he know that Jamie's nursemaid is actually the young prince's cousin Marsi, a ward of the crown fleeing from the prospect of a forced marriage.

I really enjoyed reading this book. I have been looking for a long time for a series that gave me a similar feeling to the O
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Jun 15, 2014 Book Review Diva rated it liked it
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“Highland Hero” by Amanda Scott

Sir Ivor got more then he bargained for when he agreed to escort the King of Scots Son to St. Andrews. Sir Ivor plans on sticking to his mission of escorting Jamie the Kings son, but he now has Jamie’s cousin the fiery redhead named Maris Cargill tagging along. Lady Maris will do more than distract Sir Ivor from his mission, she will drive him nuts with passion and anger.

Lady Marsi Cargill refuses to be forced to marry Martin Lynsay of Redmyre. She will do just abo
Alexia Chantel
Feb 11, 2012 Alexia Chantel rated it liked it
Dreams in which the line between reality and dream is blurred always end before you want them to. And for Hawk his real dream ended much too soon, but it also ended up bringing him the love of his life.

Hawk is a knight and everything that goes with it, handsome, honorable, and talented. He isn’t afraid to take on a dangerous mission to protect the future king. He even sacrifices his bachelorhood protecting Jamie, although ulterior motives might also have had a hand.

Marsi is a young noble; appa
Jul 11, 2016 Dawn rated it really liked it
Lady Marsi is attempting to get herself out of a marriage with a man who only wants to marry her for her lands. Meanwhile the King is sending his son, Jamie, away for safe keeping at St. Andrews because he fears his brother the Duke of Albany will try to harm him. The King hires “Hawk” or Sir Ivor, to get Jamie to St. Andrews safely. Marsi goes along with Hawk and Jamie masquerading as a maidservant. Along the way Hawk and Marsi fall in love.

This was a good novel and I found myself engrossed wit
Nov 18, 2011 April rated it really liked it
HIGHLAND HERO by Amanda Scott is an exciting historical romance set in 1402 Scotland. It is book #2 in the “Scottish Knights” series,but can be read as a stand alone. See “Highland Master’. This is the story of Lady Marsi Cargill and Sir Ivor “Hawk” Mackintosh.Lady Marsi disguises herself as her young cousin’s maid to escape an arranged betrothal. Sir Ivor is one of the King’s loyal Knight’s he summoned to guard and protect his young son. Together Lady Marsi and “Hawk” must protect England,the K ...more
Nov 22, 2011 Gaby rated it liked it
Highland Hero gives us a likable hero in Hawk. One of the bravest and most skilled warriors of his generation. Hawk is deeply loyal to his King and agrees to hide the young prince to protect him from the the King's younger brother, the Duke of Albany. As Hawk risks everything to protect the young prince, his attraction to the mysterious Marsi adds just enough humor to the story.

Highland Hero delivers politics, intrigue, and romance. With Hawk and his circle of Scottish warriors Amanda Scott begi
Jenn Cunha
Feb 07, 2012 Jenn Cunha rated it really liked it
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More like 3.5. Once I got into this book, I really enjoyed it. There was adventure and dastardly villains and it made me want to read the next book in the series. The problem was that in explaining all the lineage and giving everyone's names and how they're connected, the story had to hold for a while while I wrapped my head around it all. Maybe if I had read the first one about Fin and Cat, I would have understood it more, but I didn't realize this was a second in a series. All in all, good.
Kristen Robison
Jan 14, 2012 Kristen Robison rated it did not like it
Okay, so I usually love books about Scottish Lairds/England Lords, but I didn't like this one. There was a glossory in the front of the book for some words, but for other words used more frequently there wasn't a guide. The language used by Marsi was more proper than even the prince, which was weird. The constant change in language made me slow down to try and decipher which was annoying. And I really don't enjoy books with all of the it really necessary to spell all of this out?
Nov 03, 2011 GONZA rated it it was ok
A little bit boring, and I think I will not keep on reading the last chapter or buy the first one. Even if it's the history of 1400 Scotland is carefully reconstructed the carachters lack in personality and the story of the couple is never fetching, in my opionion of course.
Thanks to Grand Central Publishing and Netgalley for the preview.
Amazing effort for a very rich & authentic history of Scotland in the 14th century!! That said a bit much at times with portraying the landscape & dialect became a distraction to the true love romance that I loved best!! Great job Amanda Scott will be reading more of her novels!!
Apr 08, 2012 Linda rated it did not like it
Very blah. Somehow I didn't like the story, I found it extremely tedious & was flipping a lot towards the last 1/3 of the book. Didn't fancy either characters & didn't feel any connection either btwn them or towards them.
Jan 12, 2012 Chrislin rated it it was ok
i was a little suprised by my reaction to this book usualy i like this kind of story but with this book i didnt i liked her other books better than this one I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads
Nov 03, 2011 Paula rated it liked it
A soft hearted romp thru the Scottish landscape, with political intrigue, romance, deception and true love.
Apr 06, 2012 Erin rated it it was ok
Most of the plot this book is the characters arguing about which direction to go. I was bored throughout and skimmed through the latter half.
Sep 16, 2011 Noah marked it as to-read
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Won this on First-Reads! Will probably give it to my girlfriend, as it's more her cup of tea. Still love these giveaways! Thanks.
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Amanda Scott, USA Today Bestselling Author and winner of Romance Writers of America’s RITA/Golden Medallion (LORD ABBERLEY'S NEMESIS) and Romantic Times’ Awards for Best Regency Author and Best Sensual Regency (RAVENWOOD'S LADY), Lifetime Achievement (2007) and Best Scottish Historical (BORDER MOONLIGHT, 2008), began writing on a dare from her husband. She has sold every manuscript she has written ...more
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