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Bride Of A Scottish Warrior

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  389 ratings  ·  54 reviews

A union born of duty...

Newly knighted Sir Ewan Gilroy needs a dowry and a wife, in that order. Though the widowed Lady Grace plans to enter a convent, squandering so much lush beauty--and such a fortune--would surely be its own sin. Grace will not be easily wooed, despite her family's urging and Ewan's famed charm. She challenges him as no woman ever dared, pro

Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition, 352 pages
Published July 1st 2014 by Zebra Books (first published January 1st 2014)
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2.5 stars

Another book with an inconsistent and confusing characterization. The heroine is constantly described as being meek, quiet, soft spoken and shy but Grace is far from shy. This girl did not have one shy or timid bone in her body. Even in the damn bedroom. So I don't understand why the author kept having the heroine be "stunned" and "shocked" by her own daring and boldness when that's literally the only way she acts throughout the whole dang book. What, cause she was raised in a conve
Sandi *~The Pirate Wench~*
Setting: 1314 Scotland
Steam factor: Mild-Hot
3 1/2 Stars

Sir Ewan Gilroy who has been recently knighted finds he is in need of a wife. Lady Grace he believes is the woman of his dreams, but since her husbands death Grace has planned to atone for her past and refuses any such notion Sir Ewan may have. So arranging to escort Grace himself to the convent he tries his best to convince her he would be the perfect husband for her. After awhile Grace comes to realize that her feelings for Ewan have chang
Anna's Herding Cats
Well I am just adoring Basso and the amazing romances she creates. Bride of a Scottish Warrior is the second one I've read from her and, seriously, she has me smitten. She's a wonderful storyteller that really wraps you up in her world and transports you to another time--in this case the Scottish Highlands of the 1300s. It's just a fabulous experience.

The quick of it is that Grace and Ewan have met during his quest for a wife. Something Grace has vowed she'll never be again after the tragic deat
Sonya Heaney
May 09, 2014 rated it liked it
2.5 Highly readable, but with all the historical accuracy of a Disney movie.
Lover of Romance
Lady Grace, has been watching her husband, grow weaker from fever from a wound from a boar while hunting. She has stayed by his side, and when he makes a request from her, she can't refuse him. After he dies from his weakened condition, she is forced to leave, knowing the brothers of her late husband, will only use her for their own needs and greedy desires. While staying with her brother and his wife, her plan is to continue onto the convent, having feeling a need to atone for past sins. She gr ...more
Originally reviewed for Bodice Rippers, Femme Fatales and Fantasy.

One of the reasons I believe that Scottish historicals are such huge hits, is the complexity of the story. Scotland's history was so emashed in loyalty, honor, politics and the need to protect their land, that sometimes it appears as though the story writes itself. Of course to make that claim would be a true disservice to the outstanding authors who actually write them.

Sure there are stories written that seem to be easy reads. En
May 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A very sweet, delight of a read, Bride of a Scottish Warrior was absolutely fantastic. I loved this book! It was totally engaging, with lovely romance and thrilling danger, and I enjoyed every bit of it. Loved it!

Grace was a lovely heroine. She was stronger than she first appeared, though in a quiet way. Rather than outright defiance, she simply held on to her strong will and refused to let anyone force her into anything. And, she was a genuinely kind character. I really liked her. I thought she
My copy was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for an honest review.

Author: Adrienne Basso
First published: 2014
Length: 244 pages (epub), 3950 locations (kindle)
Setting: Scottish Highlands, 1315
Sex: Explicit but not frequent.
Hero: Bastard son given a run-down, ruined castle and land by King Robert I , Robert the Bruce, King of Scots.
Heroine: Young widow. Childless. Brought up in a convent to be a nun. May have killed her husband.
Trigger: Euthanasia/assisted suicide. (view spoiler)
Aug 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance-scotland
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Amy Alvis
Jul 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Grace Alastair is a widow determined never to marry again. After her period of mourning, she plans to go back to the convent that she grew up at and dedicate her life to helping others.

Ewan Gilroy is in need of a wife with a large dowry. Unfortunately, being born a bastard has made all of the noble families turn down his marriage proposals that is until he gets to the home of a friend. Ewan is instantly attracted to Grace and will do just about anything to get her.

Feeling guilty about the deat
Jul 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Historical, Romance


Sir Ewan Gilroy is newly knighted and in desperate need of a dowry and a wife. Ewan is famed for his charm but widowed Lady Grace is determined that it will not work on her. Ewan feels that Grace’s plans to enter a convent is a waste of both her beauty and her fortune. Even with her family urging the match Grace proves to be a challenge for Ewan as no woman has ever proven to be in the past. She proves to be his equal in both spirit and passion.

Grace feels that to ato
Sarah (The Book Bunny)
Jun 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
EXPECTATION: I expected the normal Scottish love story. Ewan from the synopsis seems greedy. Let's see how things pan out in this one.

REACTION: I just want to talk about Grace for a minute. I really enjoyed her character, she was genuinely kind and thoughtful. She truly felt responsible and remorseful over the death of her husband and that really set the tone for her character throughout the book. As the book progresses she shows a stronger side and it fits well into her character. Ewan I also
Heather andrews
May 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Oh Ewan you sexy beast, "'tis an admirable quality to put duty first," Ewan said smoothly. "I look forward to sitting beside ye at the evening meal. Ye will be joining us then?" I mean the boy is just yum yum, "'tis obvious that ye deserve only the best and finest." Sir Ewan smiled Charmingly. "When I have coin to spare, I'll shower ye with gifts fit fer a queen." I mean the boy just makes hot promises, "we must provide for our people first," he said gently. "As fer yer needs, well, I vow that I ...more
Lynsey   (A Bookish Life)
Jul 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
I mostly enjoyed this sweet sensual romance, although it has to be said that I don't enjoy second chance relationships - divorcees, widows and the like -  nearly as much as I do a traditional blushing bride.

Hey, it's my escapism - don't judge me!

That said, in this instance, the heroine, Grace, could hardly be described as experienced in matters of lurve since her late husband was very standoffish and often away travelling with the Bruce. After his death, and despite still being very young and ap
Amanda Richardson
Jul 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I liked this book very much, this is the first book I have read by Adrienne Basso and I will enjoy reading more of her books. Grace and Ewan are a great couple, it was lovely to read their story. Grace is a widow, her first husband is slowly dying from a hunting wound, and he just wants to die in peace. Grace is at his side until he passes, her first husband's brothers are fighting over who will take control of the clan when her husband dies. One brother accuses Grace of murder, but is the accus ...more
Jun 26, 2014 rated it liked it
2.5 stars

Set in Scotland in the 1314, Ewan is bastard born who has been knighted and awarded land and now is in search for a bride who is a lady with a dowery, being a bastard he is not accepted easily, but Brain McKenna has fought with him during the war and thinks he is good for his sister.

Grace has recently been widowed, she wants nothing to do with marriage and wishes to enter a convent, although she has been raised in one, she has another reason why she wants to return, and why she keeps re
Jul 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Sir Ewan Gilroy, a newly knighted bastard son, who fought for the King Robert the Bruce. He has earned his title a new lands for his valor on the battlefield. His lands are in need of severe repair, his people need food and shelter. The solution is to take a bride, odds are not in his favor, being a bastard son. He begins his quest for a bride who brings a title herself and coin as her flowery.

Lady Grace, a recent widow under strange circumstances seeks refuge against her brother-in-law by stayi
Tracy Emro
Oct 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It is well written, the story moves at a good and believable pace, the characters are interesting and likable, the love scenes are spicy and there are no big misunderstandings or love triangles.

Ewan is a wonderful hero, he knows what he wants and is determined to get it. And what he wants right now is Grace. I loved that he was patient with her and that he realized his love and was not afraid to show it. Grace was also a great heroine, she is loyal, smart, loving and
Nov 27, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a very nice story. Ewan and Grace were really great characters. I liked how they interacted together, and I have a lot of respect for Grace. By how she handled her first husband and how even though she acted in a way she didn't like she stood up and made the best decision. But the guilt had her going back to a nunnery where she felt she belonged but she really didn't. I felt for Ewan and how he was trying to find a bride to help his new keep and to be a wife to him. I liked the fact tha ...more
Dec 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014-history
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May 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Seems like everyone is doing Scottish romances these days and Ms Basso doesn't disappoint. If you want to read a good romance, this one is fab. You have a sexy, hunky Highland warrior Sir Ewan Gilroy who has been knighted with castle and lands. He always dreamed of his own property and now needs a wife. His search leads him to his old friend Brian McKenna who has a sister Lady Grace who is widowed living with his family. Brian made a promise to Grace stating that he would not force her to wed ag ...more
Jul 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Sir Ewan Gilroy was born a bastard and even though he is now a knight and been gifted property from the King, everyone still sees him as a bastard. Grace is a lady with a secret and not wanting to marry again her only option is to become a nun. Once Ewan meets Grace he knows that she is the woman for him. Ewan must use his considerable charm to woo Grace and break down the walls she has built because of her husband’s death. A wonderful Scottish romance has a wonderful group of characters and is ...more
Maggie Hesseling
Jul 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
This novel reminded me of the old courtly novels, such as the Arthurian legends. Convinced he'll show himself worthy of being a husband, Ewan launches a campaign to win over the lovely (and rich) Grace. Cheeky and romantic, this novel brings out some of the trials and tribulations the knights of the round table must have felt when wooing ladies.

Both characters are really strong and indipendently fun to read, but the scenes where they are together really shine, bringing to life not only an hones
Nov 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Gilroy is looking for a bride, Grace is trying to avoid an other marriage. Attraction and circumstances bind them together and romance flies. Adrienne Basso created a very interesting, engaging story that kept me turning the pages. She easily brought you to a different place and time and made you feel as though you were there. Looking forward to more of her books
May 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed this one. It was a nice simple love story that I am glad I came across. I loved the story and the characters will pull at your heart strings. I hope yall enjoy this!
May 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really liked this one. I loved that Grace was a strong woman who really wouldn't take crap from anyone, even her brother. Ewan did his best to try and win her over to get her to marry him and we find out whether or not that happens.
I look forward to reading more of Adrienne's books!
Heidi Van BookAddict
May 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really liked this one. I loved that Grace was a strong woman who really wouldn't take crap from anyone, even her brother. Ewan did his best to try and win her over to get her to marry him and we find out whether or not that happens.
I look forward to reading more of Adrienne's books!
Jul 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars. It was okay. I thought it could have been better. I just didnt feel the passion between Ewan & Grace. It took me a few days to finish because it just wasn't holding my attention.
This is the second book I have read from this author. I will give it another go since I did like the first book in this series.
Jan 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Highlander romances

and this is very good. The best thing happened * we moved to another state and found 2 used bookstores not far away; the one we went to had 4 Adrienne Basso books I haven't seen before. Treasure trove! I usu. fill in the series etc with Kindles.
Feb 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sweet story. There were a few slow spots and I wished the heroine had been a little more up front with the hero about why she didn't wish to marry, but overall a good mix of passion and a couple slowly falling in love with each. ...more
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Between stints as a corporate financial analyst, marketing consultant and public librarian, Adrienne Basso has parlayed her vivid imagination and desire to tell romantic stories into a twenty-four-year writing career. She has published contemporary, Regency, Victorian, vampire, and Scottish medieval romance novels. She enjoys the challenge of creating stories that emphasize the everlasting power o ...more

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