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The Master of Strathburn

(Highland Rogue #1)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  71 Ratings  ·  41 Reviews
A sweeping, sexy Highland romance about a wanted Jacobite with a wounded soul, and a spirited Scottish lass on the run.Robert Grant has returned home to Lochrose Castle in the Highlands to reconcile with his long–estranged father, the Earl of Strathburn. But there is a price on Robert's head, and his avaricious younger half–brother, Simon, doesn't want him reclaiming his b ...more
ebook, 260 pages
Published May 15th 2016 by Escape Publishing
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
I received an eARC, from NetGalley and the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.
'The Master Of Strathburn' by Amy Rose Bennett is the story of Robert Grant and Jessie Munroe. This is the first book I have read by this author and I am so glad to have the chance to read her book. I will definitely be looking out for more books by Ms. Bennett.
Jessie is having to go on the run because a man named Simon Grant is trying to make her his mistress and thinks she if fair game since her father is a
Vikki Vaught
May 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I have read by Amy Rose Bennett, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I’m glad I decided to read The Master of Strathburn in exchange for an honest review. This is a story of high adventure with a yummy highlander as the hero.

Jessie Munroe finds herself in a difficult situation when her father leaves to collect the rents for the Earl of Lochrose. His son, Simon Grant, decides she is fair game and corners her while she’s out riding. Desperate to escape his devious plan to have her
Aleen ~Lampshade Reader
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I think I may have found a new book boyfriend. Robert was a great character. He had his charm, good looks, and better yet, he had a heart. He was the kind hearted hero, the caring book boyfriend that made me wish I was in his line of sight. I loved his story of redemption and especially how his task of clearing his name was made just a bit harder because of Jessie Monroe.

His inner monologue was funny and it really brought out
Jude Knight
May 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars for this sexy excursion into the Jacobite rebellion

For her newest release, Amy Rose Bennett has returned to Scotland, this time in the years after the failure of the Jacobite rebellion that resoundingly defeated in 1746. I loved Lady Beauchamp's Proposal, and this novel is even better.

The eldest son of the Earl of Strathburn has returned home. But it won't be fatted calf on the spit if his stepmother and younger half-brother gets his way. Robert Grant was spirited away ten years ago, j
May 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
ARC kindly provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

First impression ===> I wish I could be there, riding a horse and using candles to light my nights. So romantic and peaceful.

A sweet historical love story with so much tension and interesting events.

It's the story of Robert the viscount who decided to be a jacobite and rebel against the king.

Robert had to leave Lachrose Castle and flee to Jamaica so as not to be executed. Ten years later, after hearing that things were not g
Nicole Laverdure
Apr 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful story of redemption!

I really loved, The Master of Strathburn, by Amy Rose Bennett! This Scottish adventure took me by surprise and kept my interest until the very last page. The characters were charming, in fact I found Robert Grant the perfect gentleman for the brave heroine Jessie Munroe.

It tells the story of Robert Grant, returning home to Lochrose Castle in the Highlands, to ask forgiveness, to his long-estranged father, William, the Earl of Strathburn. Feeling responsible for t
Oct 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
“She’s a problem that I wasn’t expecting. And it could be my downfall.”
Very entertaining, meaty, hard to put down story with twists and turns. There’s misunderstandings and mistrusts between the two main characters which is sorted out and then a smoking hot attraction between the two. The characters were well developed. The hero showed courage, honor, protectiveness, intelligence, and passion. He also had inner pain and guilt from his past. The heroine got stronger as the story went on. I loved
Robby Dennis
Aug 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What an enjoyable read from beginning to the end. Couldn't put it down!
Angela Covarrubias
Apr 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Master of Strathburn is the first book I have read by Amy Rose Bennett. I chose to read this book because of the subject matter, former Viscount, Jacobite fugitive meets lovely lass that gives him assistance. The cover of the book is lovely too.

Jessie Munroe and Robert Grants (Lord Lochrose) first meeting left much to be desired, but he showed her compassion and was nothing at all like the man from whom she was running from. Although Jessie is unaware of Roberts true identity when they firs
Mary Yarde
May 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Robert Grant should have listened to his father. But he was young and naive. Ten years on from the failed Jacobite revolution, Robert, who has spent many years in exile, has returned home, in the hope of being granted a pardon for his part in the war.

Jessie Munroe does not know her place in society anymore; her family have fallen on hard times and now she is a servant. Just a little while ago, she had prospects, but now that the money has gone, her would-be suitors have disappeared. Her father i
Apr 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
The Master Of Strathburn by Amy Rose Bennett is a well written Scottish Historical Romance. The hero, is a Scottish Jacobite (Robert Grant), the next Earl of Strathburn, who is a wanted man with a price on his head. A feisty Lass, (Jessie Munroe), whose on the run from Simon Grant, the evil younger half brother of Robert.

A sexy Highland Romance with flawed characters, danger, a sweeping Highland adventure, suspense, redemption, secrets, making things right, and finding peace, love and HEA.
Fast p
May 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A past with horrific betrayals takes readers on a fast paced journey in The Master Of Strathburn by Amy Rose Bennett. When Jacobite Robert Grant the heir to Strathburn secretly returns to all he left behind to claim his rightful place the ensuing drama that occurs makes for one memorable story. Thrown into the mix is a gently reared heroine set upon by the sinister antagonist out to destroy the hero. With no storage of passion and action the sexual overtone in this work was tangible. Amy Rose Be ...more
May 24, 2016 rated it it was ok
I read other reviews for this book and I wonder: just how picky am I?

I had trouble establishing connection with the characters. I am in no way an expert on history. It is just the heroine's name "Jessie" sounds too American for me to be "Scottish". Personal feeling, has no bearing on historical accuracy.

I think what makes a book different for me is really how "real" the characters are to me. I would not say that Robert and Jessie are poorly portrayed. I can only say that they don't seem real e
Thank you Netgalley for the free read for an honest review.

I stopped at 5% mostly for the fact nothing drew me in. I already have reservations about the hero being a rake, and from what I surmised from the summary, the excuse for his estrangement from his father appears to be lame.

I have read so many HR's that I can already see where this is all going and I truly don't wish to waste my time with another typical story.

I am just not feeling it. At 5% I already have no interest.

Barbara Xedos
May 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Master of Strathburn

Here is another wonderful story by Amy Rose Bennett. It is a story of misunderstanding people just because they mistook something they seen. The Hero was afraid that his father still mad at him and still didn't want to see him but it took the heroine to get him to meet with his father in secret. How his brother and stepmother treated Jessie and him was a disgrace.! You will have to read the story to find out how it all worked out.
Apr 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great story. Looking forward to read more books with the scottish theme by this writer👍😊
Mar 18, 2018 rated it liked it

This started off as a good book but it then went in to too much self dialogue and dragged on a lot with nothing much happening, it could have been so good but just fizzled out for me.
Sep 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-netgalley
Jessie Munroe has had a fall from nobility. For years her uncle ruthlessly whiled away the family fortune while her father tried to save it. Despite the delays, the day came when they were homeless. Her father has accepted a position at Lochrose Castle. Jessie takes a liking to the elderly Earl of Strathburn, although his wife and half-son, Simon, are not cut from the same cloth. They are snobbish and devious. The Earl pines for his long-lost son, Robert, who took part in the Jacobite uprising. ...more
Carmella Siciliano
May 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC free in exchange for an honest opinion.

Jessie and her father have traveled to Lochrose Castle where he will be the new caretaker. They are well liked and her father proves his worth early on. The only bump is the Earl's wife and younger son, Simon. They are greedy and selfish, spending money like water and feeling like they are entitled to whatever they want.

There is an older son, Robert. He and his father are estranged for about 10 years, since Robert decided to fight against
A Klue
If you read the book synopsis, you definitely get the gist of this well-written, but mostly predictable, romantic tale. There really isn’t a reason for this NetGalley reviewer to restate what has already been very well said.

The first half contained a lot of inner dialog as Jessie endeavored to get away from Simon, Rob’s evil, lecherous half-brother, and our handsome hero returning home with a plan to secretly reunite with his elderly laird father to ask forgiveness/make amends/get assistance in
May 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
could be 4.5 - I really enjoyed this book. The hero, young Robert Grant, fled Scotland after Culloden thinking his father, the Earl of Strathburn and not a Jacobite, would never want to see him again. After working as a French mercenary and then plantation and ship owner in the Caribbean for ten years he decides to return home hoping for a pardon. He arrives home and hides out in his father's hunting lodge until he can speak with him.

Jessie Munroe's father, the younger brother of a former Laird,
Amanda Richardson
Apr 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars, great read by Amy Rose Bennett, "The Master of Strathburn", was a sexy, smart read. Jessie's father is a newly hired estate manager at Lochrose Castle. She keeps getting propositioned by the lord's son, Simon, but wants nothing to do with him. When her father leaves on estate business, Jessie is left alone and Simon decides it is the perfect time to take what he wants from her even if it is by force.
Robert fled Lochrose Castle ten years ago, there is a price on his head for participat
May 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Okay, this is a book that I didn't put down once I had started reading it. I really loved the well developed characters and the well spun story that kept me glued to my e-reader.

When Jessie Munroe has to flee Lochrose Castle in order to escape Simon Grant and his macchinations to get her into his bed she doesn't expect to end up in the company of yet another man who turns her life upside down - again. She obviously didn't plan on getting shot at and at the mercy of a stranger and this strange at
Debra Martin
Apr 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Lately I've been reading quite a few Highland romances and love hearing about the history. "The Master of Strathburn" is a rousing story of intrigue, betrayal, trust and romance. Robert Grant, a former Jacobite involved in the uprising, now with a price on his head, has been gone for 10 years. The tug of his homeland brings Robert back to Scotland where he wants to reconcile with his father and receive a royal pardon so he can take his rightful place as heir. Jessie Munroe in her own terrifying ...more
Jan Goodard
Jun 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received this ebook from NetGalley for an honest review.
Robert Grant was a wounded, broken twenty year old after leading his clansmen to their deaths on the plains of Culloden. With his father's assistance he leaves his beloved Highlands to rebuild his life. Ten years later he takes the chance of being arrested as a traitor to return to his family, clan, and land. In the meantime at his home, Lochrose, his stepmother and wicked half brother just want to spend the estates monies for their own p
Debbie Glenn Brown
May 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
The Master of Strathburn is a Highland romance about a Jacobite Robert Grant who returning home after ten years to Lochrose Castle in the Highlands. He finds out his half-brother Simon Grant has all but ruined the family finances and decides it’s time to go home and beg for forgiveness from his father. Rob to avoid captured by the Dragon’s and his brother who has already betrayed him once after the battle of Culloden. Jessie Munroe, the new estate manager’s daughter, flees Lochrose Castle after ...more
Apr 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Robert Grant escaped the slaughter at Culloden, but now he is wanted for treason. After ten years he wants to return to Scotland and gain his father's forgiveness.
His main problem will be his half brother, who will not want to lose his position as heir to the Earl.
Jessie Monroe's father has taken a post as accountant to the Earl of Strathburn. She has to live with him, so she will be a companion to the Countess, a spoiled and spiteful woman. The son of the house is a predator. Jessie is trying
Angel Hatfield
Aug 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Jessie is on the run as a man - Simon grant who is the Earl of Lochrose’s son is trying to make her his mistress and Jessie wants nothing to do with that. Jessie plans to run to her cousin but first she tries to get to the Earl’s hunting lodge but she is shot at and the bullet skimmed her arm. When she comes to she is with the Earl’s other son Robert who is estranged from his father. Robert has decided to help Jessie get to her cousin. Then feelings develop between the two of them. But Robert co ...more
Jun 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Amy Rose Bennett delivers an emotionally charged Scottish tale in The Master of Strathburn, a fast yet consistently paced story filled with all the action and suspense you'd expect from a Highlander adventure romance.

Heroine Jessie Munroe is a courageous and feisty character who is as likeable as she is determined. She has a keen sense of trouble and how to avoid it (or at least get herself out of it!) which made for some interesting character and plot arcs.

Robert is a charming, compassionate,
Margaret Sholders
Jun 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Amy Rose wrote a very good story here. This is the first book I have read from here. It is set 10 years post Culloden. Robert fought for Charlie and lost all his men. Major Spoiler. He was a Jacobite on the run. He ran when his father told him to go and never come back. Simon detested Robert as he would be a Lord. Big Spoiler. Simon wants to make Jessie do what he wants so she runs away. Spoiler. Robert meets her when hunting for food. Major Spoiler. She helps him to see his father again and Sim ...more
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Amy Rose Bennett has always wanted to be a writer for as long as she can remember. An avid reader with a particular love for historical romance, it seemed only natural to write stories in her favourite genre. She has a passion for creating emotion-packed—and sometimes a little racy—stories set in the Georgian and Regency periods. Of course, her strong-willed heroines and rakish heroes always find ...more

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