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Her Highness and the Highlander (The Princess Brides #2)

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From New York Times bestselling author Tracy Anne Warren comes the second novel in an enchanting new trilogy about three princesses brought together by friendship and fate. This is Princess Mercedes’s story…

While journeying home from Scotland, Princess Mercedes of Alden's coach is set upon and her personal guard is killed. Barely escaping with her life, Mercedes seeks help
Mass Market Paperback, 340 pages
Published November 6th 2012 by Signet
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
A real pleasure to read. Daniel is definitely on my Scottish heroes to die for list. Recommend big time to historical romance fans.

Overall rating: 4.5/5.0 stars.

Reviewed for Affaire de Coeur Magazine in the November issue.
Elis Madison
OK, this buy probably wasn’t a great idea. I knew from the back cover copy that it was going to grate on one of my pet peeves, and sure enough, it did.

I read historical romance because I dig history. I want to learn something new about the period I’m reading about, or at least have the sense of really “being there” in the time and place of the story. So when we start off with a character who’s the princess of a made-up country, that tells me that the author is willing to make stuff up to fit he
Anna's Herding Cats

Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup.

The Story:

HIGHLANDERS!!! Yes! lol This was a lovely little romance of a Highlander and a Princess on the run. So the quick of it is that Princess Mercedes found herself in a nightmare. She was heading home when her coach was stopped and all of her companions killed. She was able to make her escape and eventually found herself at a small pub in desperate need of help which was found in the form of a Highlander who became h
May 22, 2015 Susan rated it it was amazing
Fun book with romance, humor and a bit of action. Mercedes is on her way to London from Scotland when her coach is attacked. Barely making her escape, Mercedes hides out in the woods until it's safe, then makes her way to an inn. Wet and bedraggled she is stunned when no one believes that she is a princess in need of assistance, and wonders what she is going to do.

Daniel is a former soldier on his way home to Skye. While stopped at an inn to get out of the weather he is surprised by the appearan
Sonya Heaney
Oct 20, 2014 Sonya Heaney rated it did not like it
Disney - with sex.

Originally posted HERE .

Her Highness and the Highlander promises exactly what you expect from the cover and blurb. However, if you’re looking for anything even remotely historically accurate, you’d better move swiftly on by.

This is the second in a series, and while I’ve read some reviews that said it was too confusing to start here, I’d disagree. The concept of a bunch of princesses from made-up countries, at boarding school in the Scottish Highlands, was easy enough to figur
Sep 26, 2013 LaFleurBleue rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance-histo, e-book
This one was slightly better than the previous one: Mercedes was a very girly princess, quite obedient, always respectful and polite. She had the potential to turn into a real bore. And surprise, circumstances force her to adapt brutally and to turn into someone better. I really liked the hero, as well, especially his behavior when finding himself disowned which was both very humane without turning childish or showing self-conceit.
Oct 30, 2012 Arshia rated it really liked it
Tracy is really good at taking premises that we have all read before and giving them her own twist. The slow progression of the romance between Daniel and Mercedes was cute and charming. I was really happy with Mercedes for adapting to the change in her circumstances. Going from a princess with privilege to someone on the run, her character was wonderfully developed.
Lover of Romance
While on her journey home to Alden from Scotland, her carriage is attacked. With her personal guard, maid, and even her cousin dead, she is the only survivor and is able to flee into the woods. Finally after some time, she reaches a inn, and tries to convey her situation to the locals, who has little sympathy and don't even believe her when she says she is a Princess. Then a handsome stranger defends her. Mercedes asks for his help as her bodyguard. Daniel, reaches out to this young woman who is ...more
May 21, 2013 Cary rated it liked it
Another cute story... Thank heavens for a strong man to help our heroine survive and thanks for the fealty they both showed to each other. Modern couples are so inclined it would seem. I totally appreciated the fact that this couple got married!! Woo Hoo!
Jul 25, 2013 Brittany rated it really liked it
I liked this one so much more than the first one. Emma just seemed like a spoiled child while Mercedes seemed much more mature. It made the romance so much better to read looking forward to reading the next one.
Mar 05, 2016 Hasnamezied rated it liked it
Finally , I finished it , it was so so so long . Bad choice
Jan 15, 2016 Gayle rated it really liked it

This book is the second in the Princess Brides Series. Ms. Warren has once again done us justice in writing another wonderful book. What more could a reader want? You get a princess and her shining knight, A highlander needing a good woman to love and a storyline that keeps your interest from page one.

Mercedes' body guard, her maid and a cousin are all dead. She was on her way home from Scotland. They were attacked. She hides in the woods and now she is the only survivor. She finds her way
Jul 20, 2016 Lorka rated it really liked it
This was a very cute story with a little kidnapping mystery on the side. The heroine was a very likeable, sweet, smart character. Not a spoiled, arrogant brat even though she is a princess. The hero was also likeable, kindhearted and protective. I felt that her emotions of fear during the night and wanting him to be near were sweet and believable. I felt the author also did a good job portraying the hero's feelings of sexual frustration each night while protecting her. I loved how she described ...more
Nov 09, 2012 Michelle rated it really liked it
Another enjoyable historical romance. I love me a Scot so hearing his accents as I read was great. I enjoyed how Mercedes had to learn about herself so that she could adapt to the major change in her circumstances. Daniel was a heartwarming hero who couldn’t deny his desire and instincts to protect her. I almost wish we could have seen him at his home to see his interactions with the staff and townspeople and how much he cares for the them. I enjoyed the mystery, I just thought there could have ...more
Susie Fitzwater
Apr 24, 2014 Susie Fitzwater rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the book and the action that was in the book. I gave it four stars because I felt like their was something missing from the book. The only thing is I am not sure what it is that is missing. I think the characters meet the expectations of the book and that they were the perfect characters for this story line and look forward to other books. I also believe that anyone should try the book out and I would recommend it for anyone to try it and the reason I say that is that every person has ...more
Drew Doll
Feb 23, 2013 Drew Doll rated it really liked it
(Potential spoilers) I really enjoyed this novel. The characters were likable and engaging, the dialogue felt very natural and the plot / behavior of the players was believable. Mercedes' hesitation to acknowledge Daniel as her husband, and then her immediate regret of her lack of action rang very true. I liked that Mercedes was a strong lead, who is able to rescue herself and is a partner with Daniel, not his subordinate.

This was my first Tracy Ann Warren, but it will not be my last.
Heather Merizan
Sep 15, 2013 Heather Merizan rated it really liked it
I really loved this book. It had a great mix the reluctant hero who can't help his attraction to the young princess. I enjoyed how the tale was woven into an interesting fairytale. There were a few things that bothered me. The antagonist wasn't properly built up, I thought. However, despite this I found the story well written and engaging. I loved the details that always seem to be a very important part of Tracy Anne Warren's books.
May 04, 2015 Koki rated it liked it
V sérii o princeznách, a ich ceste za šťastím, nám Tracy Anne prináša príbeh Mercedes Wyndomovej z Aldenu. A začína sa veľmi akčne. Koč, v ktorom sa Mercedes vezie, prepadnú neznámi muži a bez milosti vyvraždia každého cestujúceho, okrem princeznej. Tej sa podarí ujsť. A to je problém, pretože banditi chceli dolapiť a uniesť práve ju. Mercedes plná strachu a premočená, vďaka dažďu, ktorý sa z oblohy na ňu spustil, naďabí na hostinec, kde hľadá pomoc a útočisko. Hostinský je však na ňu nevrlý - p ...more
It's weird, because Mercedes and Daniel were perfectly nice characters and they were pretty cute together but that's all there was. Also, I found their relationship quite unrealistic on an emotional level, and the plot as well? I know HRs are meant to be unrealistic but this one was just.... particularly strange, plot wise.
Sep 19, 2013 Rgreader rated it did not like it
Should have known this would be alternate historical romance with a heroine named Mercedes and a fake country.
Why bother writing historical romances when it's so obvious their is no attention to history. I call this alternate reality historical romance cause it's pure historical fantasy.
John Snyder
Nov 17, 2012 John Snyder rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book. Reminded me of an old film my mother made me watch and now as I type it I forger the films name. Anyway this is a cute story of a princess becoming an ordinary person but still on the run from danger.
Bella Grace
Jan 07, 2013 Bella Grace marked it as to-read
Please, please, please be better than your predecessor! I love Highland series if they are written right, so I'm at least hoping this turns out decent. Hmph.
Le Moore
Mar 06, 2013 Le Moore rated it really liked it
The second book of this trilogy was also an easy fun read. Again, I could have done without the sex scenes, but otherwise the plot kept me interested.
Dec 09, 2012 Kathy rated it really liked it
Great cover. Daniel was a good hero and who doesn't love a Scottish accent. Even the addition of Robbie was fun.
Oct 09, 2013 Diane rated it it was amazing
Loved it! It was nice having a bit of mystery along with the princess love story. Very relaxing and enjoyable reading.
Sep 26, 2014 Erin rated it really liked it
Shelves: chick-lit
I liked this one the best of this trilogy. Much more engaging than the first.
Jan 11, 2013 C.S. rated it it was amazing
Very good book! I love this author, her stories are always so sweet :)
Nov 14, 2012 Kassie rated it it was amazing
Good story...liked the suspense and the characters...
Jan 09, 2013 Sans rated it really liked it
Schmoopy and a bit ridiculous. And just what I needed.
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Feb 27, 2015 12:34PM  
  • To Wed a Wicked Highlander (Bad Boys of the Highlands, #3)
  • Highlander's Bride (Heart of the Highlander, #1)
  • The Trouble With Highlanders (The Sutherlands #2)
  • The Scottish Witch (The Chattan Curse, #2)
  • A Duchess to Remember (Ministry of Marriage, #3)
  • How to School Your Scoundrel (A Princess In Hiding, #3)
  • The Wicked Ways of Alexander Kidd (The MacGregors: Highland Heirs, #2)
  • The Warrior (Return of the Highlanders, #3)
  • The Highlander's Dangerous Temptation (The MacLerie Clan #7)
  • If You Give a Rake a Ruby (Jewels of the Ton, #2)
  • Tamed by a Laird (Galloway Trilogy, #1)
  • Borderland Bride
  • Logan's Outlaw (Men of Defiance, #4)
  • Rogue with a Brogue (Scandalous Highlanders, #2)
  • Lana and the Laird (Untamed Highlanders, #3)
  • How to Romance a Rake (Ugly Ducklings #2)
Tracy Anne Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of ten Regency historical romance novels, including At The Duke’s Pleasure and The Husband Trap. Her books have appeared on the USA Today Bestsellers’ list and the Borders’ Group List of Bestselling Single Title Romance Paperbacks. She has won numerous writing awards, including Romance Writers’ of America’s prestigious RITA Award, the Nati ...more
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Other Books in the Series

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  • The Princess and the Peer (The Princess Brides, #1)
  • The Trouble with Princesses (The Princess Brides, #3)

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