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Her Highland Rogue

(Wild Highland Guardian #1)

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Errol MacRae’s days of gallivanting across the Highlands are nearing an end. His father’s health has taken a turn for the worse, and rumors are swirling that the crown intends to transfer ancient lands into the hands of the MacKenzies, the clan the MacRaes are sworn to defend. Errol expects to lead his men into battle soon. So he isn’t pleased when his father instead sends ...more
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Published June 28th 2016 by Loveswept
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Christine Wallflower & Dark Romance Junkie
3.5 Fairytale Stars



Think Cinderella meets The Highlands...or Fairytale Smut!
I enjoyed this one a lot more than I thought I would, although it did involve quite a bit of beliefs being suspended. Her Highland Rogue is an historical romance with a bit of a fantastical twist. Aileana, is found wondering near the MacRae keep and taken in by their Laird, her arrival is accompanied with suspicions of being a foundling and even a spy sent by the MacKenzies or was it the MacDonalds. Errol MacRae the futu
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
I received an eARC, from NetGalley and the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.
3.5 Stars
'Her Highland Rogue' by Violetta Rand is book one in the "Wild Highland Guardian" series. This is story is about Aileana and Errol MacRae.
Aileana was found when she was about 10 years old in the forest starved, cold and alone. She was taken in by the McRae and stayed there until one day one of the men tried to assault her. Aileana took off into the woods again. Now Error is told to go and look for
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Ally
Jun 02, 2016 rated it it was ok
After this book, I question whether Highlanders are to my liking

“What's taking so long, lass”
“More, he commanded.”
hmmmm

Meh. Demanding arses and less than capable heroines are not my thing.

Setting / Time / Genre: 1498

Length: Shortish, but enough

Series: Possibly the beginning of a series.

Sexy times: Possibly. I will admit, I skipped a lot of this book.

Plan on reading more by the author: Probably not.

Synopsis, quick like: The laird's son Errol is sent after Aileana who is an orphaned woman, found b
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Nicola
May 01, 2016 rated it liked it
Her Highland Rogue provides a fair start to the Wild Highland Guardian series.

"Since the day she showed up in Kintail as a nameless child with no memory of her family, Errol’s father had taken pity on her."

Aileana has served the MacRae family since she was young girl, orphaned and with no place to go. Ten years on and when one of the Laird's captains declares his intentions, she flees into the Scottish mountains desperate to escape his brutal ways unaware that Laird's son, Errol is searching
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Zoe
May 13, 2016 rated it it was ok
I don't strongly dislike the book, it just was ok. I found it difficult to connect with both characters. Errol seemed like a young boy who had to go out and look for this wayward girl because his father asked him to. I was never sure about his feelings toward Aileana. They had known each other for 10 years. Aileanna served in Errol's father's household. So Errol had never said or done anything until that point to Aileanna, and I am supposed to take it at face value that "he had always felt somet ...more
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
100% not for me. The style was painful for me. This is everything I don't like in historical romance. No rating because I DNFed very early on.
April
#1 "Wild Highland Guardian", a new and what promises to be a wild and exciting series.
Holy, Highlanders! Once again, Ms. Rand has written a captivating Scottish Historical Romance. Filled with adventure, wild Highlander's, feisty lasses, mystery, suspense and sizzling romance. The pages practically flies, as the reader turns pages, in awe of what's to come next. The characters, well they are intriguing, fasinicating, engaging and realistic. The storyline is unique, even heart wrenching at times,
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Deniz
May 22, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: meh, arc-16
I read this because I was promised a book similar to Monica Monica McCartyMcCarty's Highland Guard series.
It's no secret that I have rather opinionated views on Highland romances. Most of the time authors get it terribly wrong in my opinion. McCarty however gets it really right.
So I was a tad bit apprehensive when I started Her Highland Rogue. Thinking I could really love this or uttterly hate it.
Well the good news, I didn't completely hate it. I was just a bit underwhelmed. It's not bad, but
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Esther
May 13, 2016 rated it it was ok
Netgalley for honest review.

This was a very slow paced story, I found it was hard to follow and the main characters one dimensional.

Errol was told by his Father, the Laird to go retrieve Aileana who had run away into the mountains. Aileana was an orphan who had served the Laird and his household for ten years. But one night she receive some unwanted attention from one of the men and so she ran away. So Errol goes to retrieve Aileana and bring her back. The two have know each other, but never rea
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Sportochick
May 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Priceless is what I think of the prologue and opening chapter of this book. The prologue sets the reader up for the full flavor of this story. It leaves the reader wanting to know what happened to the lady in the cave. Then the first chapter opening is 17 years later and shows the main male character in all his glory or should I spoiledness. But the genius of this writing was it drew me in and I was very intrigued to see how this young man, Errol, could possibly become a hero.

Aileana for me I di
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Amanda Richardson
May 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed Violetta Rand's "Her Highland Rogue," very much, this is my first book by this author, but it won't be the last. Aileana is an orphan and probably an illegitimate one. She was found as a young child and taken in by the MacRae's and served in the kitchens. One odd plot device is that she is a serving maid, but the laird (hero's father) loves her like a daughter. Makes me think she would have been put in a better station than kitchen helper. Aileana is very sweet but confused. She runs a ...more
Edwina " I LoveBooks" "Deb"
May 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I Received the ARC of Her Highland Rouge from Net Galley!!
So hear goes my review!! Her Highland Rouge kept me up for most of the night. I really could not stop reading it. The is a very well written story. The characters are well developed and there is a perfect amount of backstory. What I like the most is the storyline moves quickly. There is not a lot of filler words to just get to the word count. The author Violetta Rand has taken a storyline of a orphan child being adopted into the clan, bu
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Marielle
May 07, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: b-arc, a-e-book
A newly written Highlander romance with an old school romance-feel

This is the first book in a new series of Highlander romances and the first book I’ve read by Miss Rand, thanks to an eARC provided by the publisher (net galley) in exchange for an honest review.

The story, including writing style, choice of words, and type of characters felt kind of like an old school romance novel. It reminded me of the books I’ve read by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss or Johanna Lindsey. Thankfully this one is a lot sho
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Rebecca Minto
May 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Her Highland Rogue is an upcoming release by Violetta Rand on June 21, 2016. This book was a sweet, refreshing breath of sweet Highland air. It has been a few years since I have been swept off to the Medieval Scotland, and my return to this setting was joyful, to say the least. Ms. Rand charmed me with skilled quill. She writes with enough detail to sweep you off into the rocky crags of the mountain in the midst of a winter storm without the detail or history detracting from the story itself. Th ...more
Angie Elle
Thank you to Loveswept and Netgalley for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

DNF @62%, so I won't be rating this one.

I wasn't a fan of either of the main characters in this book. We're told how Aileana is willful and determined, but 62% in, and I haven't seen a hint of that. Errol is attracted to her because 'she's not like other women.' When she runs away from the clan and Errol is tasked with finding her and bringing her back, she tells him that she doesn't want to g
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Amy ~ Love At 1st Read
May 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Aileana has lived among the McRae clan since she was orphaned as a young girl. She has no memory of her past. She only knows that, while happy in her new family, she doesn't belong and wants to know where she came from. She has admired Errol, the son of Laird McRae, for many years. She noticed how he followed her around as a young girl and she always has a smile for him, waiting to fill his cup or trencher. Errol seems to have taken no notice of her as a woman but one of the McRae warriors has. ...more
Seanna Yeager
Feb 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Errol MacRae will soon become the leader of his clan, with his father's failing health. He must soon marry and produce an heir to fulfill his duties to his clan. When he is tasked by his father to save a young maid from running away, he finally meets his match.

Aileana has been a servant for the MacRae clan for as long as she can remember. She can't remember her past, nor does she know who her parents are, she believes she is no one of importance. She has been drawn to Errol for as long as she ha
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Katherine Yearwood
Jun 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Violetta Rand is on a great path to what I think is going to be an excellent series. In Her Highland Rogue we're introduced to Aileana who as a child was orphaned a found by a neighboring clan the MacRaes. But everything is not what that appeared to be. When accosted by a captain of the guards, Aileana fled the castle, to her anything would be better than to stay at the keep to be mauled by a man who can’t take NO for an answer.

Errol who I am going to say was a lord in training, because to me he
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Heather andrews
Apr 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really liked the gentleness and the patience Errol had with his woman, you could tell he was a good man, “tis all right, lass. Our bodies want to be joined. Nothing is more natural or telling. What you felt between my legs is my way of showing you how I feel. What your presence does to me.” I loved Errol there wasn't anything he wouldn't do for his girl, or his family.
Barbee
Jun 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing


Kintail, Scotland 1498
This story starts with a healer calling herself Sgùrr, a pregnant woman having had two lovers of enemy clans. Deciding her child would be much better off not being brought up around so much hate and violence. Sgùrr decides to leave them both and give birth to her daughter in a cave in the high mountains away from humanity. A few years later she knows her daughter needs to be around other people and living in Cave in isolation is not the the best solution for her child. So s
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Carmella
Jun 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received a free ARC in exchange for an honest opinion.

Aileana came to the McRae when she was 8 years old, not remembering her past, which was 10 years ago. She works in the kitchen and has a decent life. The McRae is good to his people, feeling they are family.

She has been approached several times by a man and even though she's told him she did not want his attentions, he continues. He even claims he will marry her but she still isn't interested. One day he tries to force his attention on her
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Ermione Pickwick
May 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing

4.5

Catching and strongly passionate novel, with an interesting and entertaining historical background and with great characters.

Errol is arrogant, and I liked it (normally I don't). I liked it because it is very realistic for his age, he is twenty-three, and especially because his attitude hides also a strong sweetness, nobleness and affectionate character. His growth is very obvious throughout the story and this is a proof of the author's skills.

Aileana although she doesn't do anything crazy to
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Nicole Laverdure
Jun 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Captivating Scottish adventure!

Amazing introduction, for Violetta Rand's new series, Wild Highland Guardians, with her first story, Her Highland Rogue! I'm so glad that this talented author, decided to write a Scottish series! She didn't disappoint me! It's a story of secrets, betrayal, forgiveness, hope and love! If you love an adventure through the Highlands, then this one, will be perfect for you, I strongly recommend it.

Once upon a time, Sgurr, fell in love with two men and gave birth, secr
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BookWormAli
May 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book is about a woman, Aileana who flees her adopted clan when accosted by a respected captain of the clan. His good friend the clan's heir, Errol is sent to fetch her. Aileana takes shelter in the 5 sisters and starts to discover who she is and where she comes from. Her secrets will soon be revealed but will cost her much. Can Errol choose a path different than the one he has been on, in order to help Ailean stay safe?

I r
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Virginia
Feb 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Spurr had bedded two warriors and she was in love with them both. She didn't know which one was the father of her daughter. She had gone to a cave to live and have her babe. She took her to Clan MacRae when she was young because the Laird was know to be kind. Aileana had showed up at Kintail as a nameless child and they put her to work in the kitchen. Rumor had it she was a fairy child.

Errol MacRae, son of the Laird MacRae was being dressed down by his father. He had gotten very drunk and the ne
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Lissa
May 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley-books
3.5 stars. Errol MacRae is close to taking over as laird of the clan as his father's health declines so he does not want to spend his time chasing after the woman that came into his clan as a young orphan. Aileana has run away after unwanted kisses from an important clan member, and as Errol drags her back she is both taken aback by this young warrior and envious of the freedom she experienced while away. Taking place in the early 1500's, the author does a good job of using the history to add to ...more
Janice Hougland
May 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I can’t help being trite when I speak the truth so I’ll tell it like it is. This was my first book by Ms. Rand…but it will most definitely not be my last…I enjoyed this first one that much. Ms. Rand wrote plainly so that her vision of early life in Scotland was very clear. I literally felt I was walking in the heroine’s (Aileana’s) footsteps and experiencing her humiliations, joys and dreams. I was proud of her as she “came into her own” out of her fearful, solitary shell and stood up for hersel ...more
Jewelrymuse
May 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
***Received ARC via NetGally for an honest review.
"Her Highland Rogue" by Violetta Rand is the start to her new Wild Highland Guardian series.
Set in Scotland in a time when family clans have been feuding so long the reason for the feuds have been forgotten.
The Laird of MacRae clan sends his son, Errol, out to find a young woman, Aileana, who has run away rather than be compromised by one of the Laird's captains.
Aileana has always felt out of place in the MacRae clan since the time the Laird had
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Anna Swedenmom
May 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Its a buy.
A book of love and some paranormal. I was of two minds on the review for this. I alternated between three and four stars. I gave it four. Why?

Well written, creative and imaginative! Good characters and great plots and suspense. Passion and romance. So why the problem? I felt it was too short of a book for all that was happening. The writer is great with her descriptions and creativity as well as the way the story line unfolds. I loved it. I must say it makes me want to read more of th
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Lissette Hicks
May 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great historical romance. I love anything Scottish. I enjoyed the mystery behind the story and the main characters. I am hoping there will be more in this series. I would like to read more from this author. Loved it!!
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Raised in Corpus Christi, Texas, Violetta Rand spent her childhood reading, writing, and playing soccer. After meeting her husband in New England, they moved to Alaska where she studied environmental science. Violetta spent a decade working as a scientist before quitting her day job to pursue her dream as a full time writer.

Violetta still lives in Anchorage, Alaska, and spends her days writing evo
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