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Highlander's Hope

(Castle Brides #2)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  842 ratings  ·  139 reviews
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She's a strong-willed heiress. He's a powerful lord with a secret. Tempers and passion collide.

Yvette Stapleton has no need for a husband. Ever. Possessed of a fortune, she's determined to forge her own future without matrimony's confining bonds. Besides, she's yet to meet a man who doesn't find her wealth more alluring than her. Until she meets Ewa
ebook, 430 pages
Published May 21st 2013 by Soul Mate Publishing (first published May 19th 2013)
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Mar 03, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical
Well... no.. just no...

The heroine who thinks she's so clever, but actually is TSTL!!!

The hero who's so smitten with her that he thinks she hung the moon, when in fact she's being just stupid!

I don't know if during this period the Enlishmen/women actually spoke French to one another, but I didn't like it at all! Also, another pet-peeve of mine, the Italian parts were abysmal! Totally wrong! Even Google translator would have done better!!!

So, no, thanks, but I didn't enjoy it at all!

There was a
Lady Wesley
Aug 17, 2013 rated it liked it
I'd give this debut author a 3.5 for writing a good, but not great, book. There is romance, adventure, angst, and humor, and the plot moves along briskly from London to the Scottish Highlands. The characterization is quite good, and the author did a very nice job with a variety of secondary characters, especially the odious Mrs. Pettigrove. I liked the hero and heroine and found them to be engaging and fairly believable.

But -- here is what kept this from being a four-star book for me: the accent
Carol Cork *Young at Heart Oldie*
May 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: purchased
This was Collette Cameron’s debut novel and the first book in her Castle Brides series. I enjoyed it immensely.

I loved Ewan’s playful nature and wit but also how strong, protective, caring and loyal he is. It was also refreshing to see him in love with a reluctant Yvette rather than the more common scenario of the heroine hopelessly in love with the hero. I understood why his fear of losing Yvette compels him to conceal the truth about their marriage and I felt he genuinely thinks he is doing hi
Karen Lopp
May 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Highlander's Hope delivers a HEA love story with the intrigue of spies and danger added in. Yvette is on the run from a dangerous suitor. Ewan is determined to keep her safe and ferret out the traitor that threatens the war office. I enjoyed the chemistry between Yvette and Ewan and the added suspense of peril. Overall it was an enjoyable and satisfying read. ...more
May 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this eARC provided to me by the author. I felt it was hard to put down as well. One really comes to enjoy these characters and wants the best for them. We want a happy resolution to all matters.

I too would not have thought of this as a typical "Highlander" novel as mentioned in the other review. It does meet the definition I believe with the traditions and loyalty of described actions as well as Ewan's family. It truly is London meets American meets Scottish type flavoring.

I wa
Spies, traitors, attempted murder and abduction, heiress in peril, handsome Scottish hero and a secret marriage all rolled up into one wild Regency Romance adventure. Sign me up! I eagerly dove into this story with anticipation.

Yvette escapes Boston just ahead of her greedy, crazed step-brother who will do anything to get his hands on her fortune. However, London proves to be no safer as she is again pursued and this time by strangers. The man from her dreams- and yes, I mean literally- arrives
Maggie Lynch
May 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book surprised me on several levels. Though it takes an approach that appears typical for many historical romances these days—Scottish Hero, Regency Historical, and Virgin Heroine. However, nothing is completely as it seems. This very independent heroine is escaping a determined and violent suitor, and she has had persistent and sensual dreams of the hero for years. Both of these elements play into a nice mystery plot for the reader to unravel. Bravo to author Collette Cameron for carrying ...more
May 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book! It had mystery, political intrigue, humor, and best of all a sweet love story with characters I liked very much.

Miss Yvette Stapleton is on the run from her step-brother Edgar, who will stop at nothing, including murder, to get her inheritance now that her father is dead. Forced to travel in secret and alone, she leaves Boston and returns to England. As if constantly looking over her shoulder isn't bad enough, she has a thoroughly irritating and gaseous bunkmate who I
May 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Oh. My. Gosh. I loved this story! Highlander’s Hope is an engaging read that I couldn’t put down! This Regency romance is full of action and smoldering romance.

I was hooked from the beginning of the story as Miss Yvette Stapleton is sailing to London from Massachusetts. She is being chased by her step-brother, Edgar Marquardt, whom she suspects is responsible for the death of her father and step-mother. Edgar is desperate to get his hands on Yvette’s fortune. Once in London she is still not safe
Meggan Connors
May 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Though Collette Cameron's debut novel, Highlander's Hope, references highlanders in the title, it truly is a Regency mystery, and it's all the better for it. Attempted murder, spies, traitors, a beautiful and vulnerable heroine, and a handsome Scottish hero, all set against the backdrop of the Regency era, this story is a fun adventure mystery romance.

The heroine, Yvette, escapes Boston and her step-brother, who wants nothing more than to get his hands on her fortune. When Yvette is once again
Burgandy Ice
May 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
*chuckle* What a fun ride!

Evvy is a sweet character full of spunk. It is fun to read the story from her POV. She has heart and hope and is delightfully opinionated. She is rescued on occasion, but she’s not just a hopeless heiress in pretty dresses! She wields a knife with deadly precision!

Ewan is intelligent and quick. Having half the story from his POV really takes everything to another deeper level. He is hot, which is important, coming from a handsome family (I love why's!) His character is
Nicole Laverdure
May 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Regency romance full of mystery and intrigue! 5 stars
I just finished reading Highlander's Hope written by Collette Cameron.Ms. Cameron's debut novel, Highlander's Hope, is truly is a Regency mystery, rather than a Scottish romance. The author skillfully blended a world of scandal, treason, intrigue and mystery. She also weaved her characters Laird Ewan McTavish and Heiress, Yvette Stapleton into a charming romance. I enjoyed the chemistry between Yvette and Ewan! Sparks flare the moment they met
Tracy Emro
Jun 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ewan was pretty close to perfect and I loved him. Yvette, not so much. I don't know precisely what I didn't like - I just know I didn't really think she deserved Ewan. And I find it more that just a little hard to believe that a twenty year old unmarried woman in 1817 had no guardian and was able to do whatever she wanted with her money.

I did like the story and enjoyed seeing familiar characters from the first book. I think the action moved along at a good pace and nothing was completely over t
Mar 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a Regency Scottish This is a great 5 star read . Collette knew how to grab your attention with laughter and mystery from chapter one to the End . Evette had to leave Boston because her stepbrother was out to kill her for her inheritance . She made a reservation on one ship but set sail for England on another . Once she reaches England she gets rescued by Viscount Sedgwick . The viscount remembers her from a dance at a wedding two years ago .
Meanwhile The viscount is after a traitor tha
Joann Maggio
Apr 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Highlander's Hope ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Written by Collette Cameron

Yvette Stapleton is a hunted woman. She is hunted for her fortune. She escapes Boston and arrives in London still to be in danger.

Ewan MacTavish, the Viscount Sethwick, met Evie two years earlier at her cousins wedding and has carried a torch for her. Ewan is working for the War Office and see a connection between Evie and the spy he is tracking.

Ewan makes it his mission to protect Evie at all costs Highland style. He claims her as his brid
If this book is a good indication, this author has a brite future ahead of her! I fell in love with both her hero and heroine. They were both so totally likeable and so well matched. The story line was well developed with just enough adventure and romance to keep you turning the next page. There are a few other characters introduced that I am sure will inspire future stories of their own. I can't wait to read about their adventures! A sweet romance that inspires and epitomizes the best kind of l ...more
Violetta Rand
May 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Collette Cameron's debut novel, Highlander's Hope, gifts the reader with mystery and love. There's nothing better than an evil step brother mixed up with corrupt government spies and Transatlantic intrigue. The vibrant protagonists, Yvette and Ewan, have some obstacles to overcome before they find (and admit) love.

Stylistically, Ms. Cameron writes with clarity and an innocence I enjoy in certain stories. It worked very well in Highlander's Hope. I look forward to more!
Ella Quinn
May 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Yvette and Ewen will capture your heart. Originally only interested in Yvette because of a traitor, Ewen quickly finds himself falling in love with the independent Yvette. Miss Cameron weaves a wonderful tale that stretches from London to Scotland.
June Barrios Wiley
Heart wrenching and heart warming story

Love these character and their strength. The heroine is marvelous and brave of heart and the hero is beyond description in his love and strength of heart and glorious body
Suzi Beck
May 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it!

Filled with mystery and romance. And I love the hot love scenes! This is my second series of Ms. Cameron‘s, I can’t wait to read all the rest!
Jun 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the tour organizers for review purposes. Many thanks to Collette Cameron and to Goddess Fish Promotions for the opportunity. Yes, this is an honest review.

The characters:
Yvette and Ewan are very interesting characters: Yvette is a heiress with special skills in weapons and fluency in five languages. She isn't shy or wilting or helpless but displays incredible courage and ability when faced with a difficult situation. She's been recently orphaned an
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lots of twists and drama, political intrigue and murder all wrapped up in one very enjoyable story. Yvette, a rich heiress finds herself running for her life. Ewan (Laird McTavish) finds himself not only protecting her. At one point, the only way to protect Yvette from her mad step-brother is for Ewan to marry her and so they did, however, Yvette is determined to have the marriage annulled once this is all over. Yet it does not happen as they both realize they are in love with each other. A nice ...more
May 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
There's a lot going on in Highlander's Hope and for the most part Ms. Cameron keeps tight control over the action to create a satisfying story overall. From the controlled high society of Regency England, to the high seas, to the wildness of Scotland our protagonists set out on a journey full of danger, suspense, and surprising humor on their way to their HEA. This journey is vividly depicted which makes it easy to fully immerse yourself into this intriguing world Ms. Cameron has created and has ...more
Daisy Sloan
This review will appear at Romantic Historical Lovers Blog on July 9.

Fleeing for her life in the middle of the night, Yvette Stapleton left Massachusetts for England. Once she arrived, she felt her life was endangered yet again so she took off running through the streets of London. As her pursuers were gaining on her, a handsome stranger in beautiful carriage saved her.

Through events out of her control, she ends up sharing a room with Mrs. Pettigrove, again. Noisy, bossy, Mrs. Pettigrove. Yvette
May 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Originally published at The Rookie Romance Blog.

Highlander's Hope is a regency romance that is packed with mystery, action and passion! There's plenty to keep a reader turning the pages.

Our heroine, Yvette, is fleeing America in secret to escape the unwanted and violent attentions of Edgar, a very persistent suitor...and someone who has attempted to abduct and rape her several times. On arrival in London she is chased by one of Edgar's men, but Ewan, our hero, is there to rescue her.
Linda Hays-Gibbs
Jul 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
Title: Highlander's Hope
Author: Collette Cameron
Review Rating: Five Stars
Genre: Historical Romance Fantasy 1817
Reviewer: Linda Hays-Gibbs
Yvette Alexandra Clarisse Stapleton is on the run, escaping a stepbrother bent on making her his wife. Edgar is obsessed with kidnapping Yvette.
Yvette runs from America to England to escape but he follows her. She is running away from men when rescued by Laird Ewan McTavish, Viscount Sethwick, a spy and covert agent of the regent.
Her dire circumstances make
May 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I'm adding to my review that this is really a regency mystery romance. I believe the author references the name Highlander because the Hero is Scottish.

Loved this book! Was captivating right from the get go. The tension that builds during the mystery and intrigue made the romance that was budding, wonderful and I fell in love with them immediately.

Hunky, tall, dark, and handsome Scottish Aristocrat! Ewan McTavish, Viscount Sethwick is in the service of England's War Office. He along with his fri
Carlene Michalk
Jul 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A really cute and heartfelt romance

I found out about this story on Facebook when it was on sale. And, after reading the blurb I bought the book and of course I am totally into Scottish romances.
This book was full of action and suspense and romance. It also had a couple of funny moments that left me chuckling. Whenever Ewan would say something smooth I would always chuckle with him.
Yvette Stapleton, while she is on the run leaving London after being miserable on the ship with her unfortunate bun
Dec 16, 2013 rated it it was ok
I'm reading this (and the second book Viscount's Vow) because I'm reviewing The Earl's Enticement (book 3) for a blog, however, I'm reluctant to bother with book two after this rather staid and lackluster romance.

The not so good:

1. The hero and heroine are just not very interesting; there isn't enough "screen presence." I was never sure whether Yvette was a strong woman or not because sometimes she'd be brave and stick up for herself and other times she would act helpless. And Ewan isn't a hero
This one wasn't as good as the first one in the series. The beginning really dragged and introduced too many characters who had more than one name- given and then title, etc. The plot wasn't very compelling either, and I found myself bored.

The h is annoying with all of her clumsy tripping, exclamations about the H's eyes, and whatever other annoying things she did. We get it. His eyes are amazing, smoldering and make you want to do unseemly things. Ugh.

Maybe (or mayhap) I should give up on Reg
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USA Today Bestselling, award-winning author COLLETTE CAMERON® scribbles Scottish and Regency historicals featuring dashing rogues and scoundrels and the intrepid damsels who reform them. Blessed with an overactive and witty muse that won’t stop whispering new romantic romps in her ear, she’s lived in Oregon her entire life, though she dreams of living in Scotland part-time. A self-confessed Cadbur ...more

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