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Hero in the Highlands

(No Ordinary Hero #1)

3.64  ·  Rating details ·  1,376 ratings  ·  249 reviews
Scotland, 1812. He's ferocious and rugged to the bone, an English soldier more at home on the battlefield than in any society drawing room. And when Major Gabriel Forrester learns that he has inherited the massive Scottish highlands title and estate of a distant relation, the last thing he wants to do is give up the intensity of the battlefield for the too-soft indulgences ...more
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Stacey is Sassy
Should you follow blindly when your clan turns their back on you?

***3.5 Stars***

I enjoyed reading Hero in the Highlands. I’ll admit that at times I was crossing my arms and shaking my head, but mostly I was sucked into the story. I have been a Suzanne Enoch fan for years and when the opportunity popped up to read this story, I jumped at it. I’m a sucker for a highland romance. The fact that the hero is a Sassenach did not turn me off at all.

I was intrigued by the initial introduction to Major G
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Julie
Hero in the Highlands by Suzanne Enoch is a 2016 St. Martin’s Press publication.

Sadly, this first book in a new series, for Enoch, just isn’t all that memorable.

In 1821 Gabriel Forrester, a war hero known for victories and fearsome leadership on the battlefield receives word his uncle had died, making him the Duke of Lattimer. Although, this is a huge nuisance for him, he insists on taking care of his inherited properties. But, when the repeated request for financial papers go unheeded, Gabrie
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♥ WishfulMiss ♥
~ 2.5 ~ luke warm ~ stars

Loved the storytelling but fell flat in the love department. In the end the story was good and I enjoyed reading it (probably because I have a soft spot for highland romances) but nothing memorable. It was low on drama and the conspiracy/big mystery was interesting and the pace was good - if a bit drawn out at times. The low rating was for lack of romance and chemistry between the main protagonists.

Gabriel and Fiona are both struggling with issues outside their control
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Esther
ARC from Netgalley for honest review.

Rating 2.5 .

Fiona is a strong and capable heroine who cares and maintains a castle after brother went missing/disappeared. We have an opening scene that has the heroine mired in mud trying to rescue a cow. Our hero is passing and believes Fiona needs rescuing. And so the fun and feistiness begins between the two characters.

Our hero Gabriel is just that, a hero who fought in the war against the French. But he's called to return as he's inherited a dukedom.
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Lover of Romance
This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance my-review-updated Summary
Major Gabriel Forrester loves having a career in the military, fighting and protecting his men. He is in his element when he is in his uniform fighting for his country. But then he receives the worst type of news, that he has become the last living heir to a dukedom. and is now the Duke of Lattimer. He is frustrated with his new role and all the responsibities and people he is responsible for. But when he hea
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Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)


HERO IN THE HIGHLANDS is the first in a new series by Suzanne Enoch. I love Enoch’s stories and I can’t believe it took me so long to read this one! The No Ordinary Hero series is a bit of a departure from Enoch’s other series because the heroes in this series are a little more gruff. With an emphasis on Highlanders, that’s almost expected but I really fell in love with the hero of this story.

Major Gabriel Forrester is more suited on the battlefield than a ballroom so when he gets pulled ou
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Edwina " I LoveBooks" "Deb"
NETGALLEY ARC Received For Honest Review!!
UNLIKABLE HERIONE NEVER WORKS!!

Major Gabriel Forrester has just been informed by Wellington that he has inherited The Lattimore Dukedom from a distant uncle. Who has died leaving no heir. After meeting with all the solicitors paper men as he calls them he goes to check out the ducal seat at Castle Lattimore. Something suspicious is going on there.

Fiona Blackstock has been managing Lattimore and its holding for years in secret. But livestock are missing
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Zoe
Oct 01, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Two main reasons why I found this book hard to like:

1. The main characters didn't meet until past 10% of the book. We read about Gabriel in Spain, his sister Marjorie, then finally he got to the Highlands. We are 10% into the story, but the story hasn't really started. I wonder what's the purpose of dragging things out like this? With such a long-winded beginning, you'd think that Gabriel's character is well drawn out and his motives for detesting the title clearly defined. Neither was true. I
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Ivy Deluca
Oct 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Also posted on afterdarkbooklovers.com

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-Suzanne Enoch’s historicals are among my favorites. Every once in awhile I need a good historical to remind me of what started me on this romance journey in the first place. The first romance books I ever read were historicals, and even as my tastes have shifted as I’ve gotten older, I need a bit of a throwback to keep things interesting. Ms. Enoch certainly has a talent for setting a scene and I could easily picture the characters and surroundings.

-Good c
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
'Hero in the Highlands' by Suzanne Enoch is book one in the "No Ordinary Hero' series. This is the story of Gabriel Forrester and Fiona Blackstock.
Gabriel was a Major when he found out he had inherited a distant Uncle's Scottish Highlands title the Duke of Lattimer. Gabriel wasn't excited about it and felt to move forward and settle things fast. Gabriel did feel it would help his sister with a house of her own and being the sister of a Duke does add you up into higher society status. When headi
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Desi
Jan 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars. A rather odd book. It took ages before the leads even met. War movies are my least favorite kind and I had to endure an extended battle play by play, full of famous soldier name-dropping (I had thought authors had finally tired of Wellington) before matters began to progress.

The leads then proceeded to flout propriety to an exceeding degree, given the rather odd set up of a female estate manager, who frankly had living and wealthy enough family members (the uncle) she really should h
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Hollis
Every damned man who had a duke for a father should be obligated to marry and procreate well before he inherited, just to be certain the title had an heir. Otherwise dirt-beneath-their-nails men like him found their own lives ruined for no damned bloody reason but that wealth needed an owner.

I definitely liked HERO IN THE HIGHLANDS more than the sequel which I, silly me, read first (I know I know, shame). I enjoyed Fiona's fiesty "no country for Sassenachs" capableness, Gabriel's straightforward
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Molly
Fun, light and charming as per Suzanne Enoch's trademark style - a wonderful, little distraction from the world!
Tracy Emro
Sep 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

I really enjoyed this book.

Gabriel is a soldier. He is fighting against the French in Spain when he receives notice that he has inherited a dukedom from an uncle he was not even aware of. Along with the title, he has inherited two English estates and one very large Scottish estate. The steward of the Scottish estate has refused to cooperate with Gabriel's attorney's and he has decided to check out t
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Stephanie (Jump)
3 stars
I wanted to love this one, but sadly I feel lukewarm about Suzanne's latest highland romp (released just today!)

I think the biggest issue was that I couldn't relate to the heroine or the hero.

The hero Gabriel had great promise, from the story, I know he's a great war strategist, smart, and he is caring, humble. But I don't feel he came alive for me.

I fail to understand the motivation for him to choose this life over the life of business. Fiona loved her clan and estate but again I don't
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Douglas Meeks
I should mention right up front that historical romance is not my favorite genre but when done exceptionally well as Pennyroyal Green Series (11 Book Series) or Victorian Rebels (3 Book Series) it is a very entertaining reading experience.

Sadly, while this story was not bad, it was a far cry from those series. The romance was done fairly well, the action was random and the ending was seriously anti-climatic.

Our main couple of Gabriel and Fiona were a great couple and their interactions made this
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Jenny
note to self: avoid bitchy heroine!
Edwina " I LoveBooks" "Deb"
NETGALLEY ARC Received For Honest Review!!
UNLIKABLE HERIONE NEVER WORKS!!

Major Gabriel Forrester has just been informed by Wellington that he has inherited The Lattimore Dukedom from a distant uncle. Who has died leaving no heir. After meeting with all the solicitors paper men as he calls them he goes to check out the ducal seat at Castle Lattimore. Something suspicious is going on there.

Fiona Blackstock has been managing Lattimore and its holding for years in secret. But livestock are missing
...more
Jaci
Oct 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Major Gabriel Forrester is a career soldier fighting the French since he was 17. He is a genuine hero who puts himself in harms way to defeat the enemy and saving countless fellow soldiers. He is summoned to meet with Wellington and given the news that he now the Duke of Lattimer. He has no idea how to be a lord, especially a Duke. He travels to London thinking he will just leave the Dukedom in the hands of his solicitor and go back to help defeat Napoleon. Unfortunately the estate that he owns ...more
Amanda
Reviewed for: Where the NightKind Roam

Im not sure how I feel about this book. It was ok edging towards good towards the end but I never feel in love with either of the characters.

Im still left wondering what exactly happened to the brother?? I wanted to know more here, get a solid conclusion. In sure Fiona would want to know as well as it was left for her she still doesn't know what happened to her brother.

I wanted more back story on the hero. Why did he go into the military? More on his child
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eyes.2c
... don't underestimate the hero

1821. Major Gabriel Forrester, soldier and hero of battles against Napoleon, suddenly finds himself banished to England by a sympathetic Wellington. Why? Because he's apparently the next in line to a title that encompasses many responsibilities as Gabriel, the new Duke of Lattimer is finding out. That dukedom has Gabriel taking point and forging into the Scottish Highlands to seek answers to issues. When Gabriel's highlander steward deigns not to answer his solici
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Verity W
Nov 17, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
****Copy from NetGalley in return for an honest review****

Every now and again I try a Highland Romance again - because so many people love them and I think I'm just reading the wrong ones. Kerrigan Byrne's the Highlander encouraged me, so I picked this one up from Netgalley as I've heard good things about Enoch.

But sadly I didn't love this - it was ok and I finished it, but I found the way that the heroine's Scottish accent was written in dialect annoying and jarring (and not quite right) and I
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Dot Salvagin
I struggled to get through this book. Usually I love this authors books, but this one was difficult. I kept setting it aside. The problem for me was the heroine. She was cantankerous, grouchy and altogether not very nice to the hero. The hero, Gabriel, was at first in lust with Fiona; that I could understand. Then he was in love with her and I couldn’t figure out why. She was totally not likable, she lied to him on many occasions and made him feel unwelcome. That is not the recipe for romance. T ...more
Stacy Reid
I really liked Hero in the Highlands and I had a hard time pausing once I started reading. I really enjoyed Gabriel's character, he's a war hero with a fearsome reputation who inherit a dukedom. I found him honorable, powerful, a bit roughish and charming, pretty much how I like my dukes. Fiona herself was not a bad leading lady, but it took awhile for me to warm to her, but once I did, I truly became invested in her. The romance was good, the chemistry between Fiona and Gabriel steamy yet sweet ...more
Debby
May 02, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I am a fan of Suzanne Enoch and her novels. However, I was torn about how to rate this particular story. I really loved some parts and had a hard time wrapping my hands around others. The romance was perfect for the main characters and the end left me wanting to have more. The story had its fiery moments and some whit in it too. Thought there could have been more to the end...I was wanting a bit more.

Flora McDonald as the narrator was good and at times liked her Scottish brogue. The male voices
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A Klue
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Paraphrodite
Nov 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: listened, 2019
4 stars.

I actually quite liked this, especially at the start when the hero is in the midst of the battle with the Napoleon Army. It's such a contrast to how war is fought these days. I really enjoyed his attitude towards life in general.

It's been a while since I've read anything from Ms Enoch and I'm glad that I'm not disappointed.
SidneyKay
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Leona
Oct 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hero in the Highlands was somewhat of a unique and well-rounded story, and in other parts it was not. Sadly, it took me closer to the end of Hero in the Highlands to start to even like one of the main characters (Fiona), but thankfully the conflict and supporting characters held my interest.

Immediatley, when we're first introduced to Gabriel Forrestor I knew that I would like him. His thought process and the way he carried himself really made me sit up and pay attention. You just knew th
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Barbee
Scotland, 1812
Major Gabriel Forrester is a seasoned soldier, who just learned he has inherited two English estates and a enormous Scottish Estate. Being a seasoned soldier he is not impressed as he is more comfortable on the battlefield then in a stuffy ballroom. Gabriel takes his responsibilities very seriously, knowing this raise in his status will only be an asset to his family. Especially his sister who would know be able to have a home of her own.

Gabriel learns to find out his Scottish Ste
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