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My Highland Rebel

(Highland Trouble #2)

3.64  ·  Rating details ·  164 ratings  ·  40 reviews

Second in a passionate, fast-paced Scottish Highlander romance series from critically acclaimed author Amanda Forester

A conquering hero
Cormac Maclean would rather read than rampage, but his fearsome warlord father demands that he prove himself in war. Cormac chooses what he thinks is an easy target, only to encounter a fiery Highland lass leading a doomed rebellion an

Kindle Edition, 416 pages
Published January 3rd 2017 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
'My Highland Rebel' by Amanda Forester is book Two in the "Highland Trouble" series. This is the story of Cormac Maclean and Jyne Cambell. This can be a standalone book if wish to do so. This book along with 'If the Earl Only Knew' are my two favorite books out of Ms. Forester collections. Ms. Forester has some really enjoyable reads but those two are my favorite. I actually selfishly saved this one for my birthday. I had so enjoyed "If the Earl Only Knew" that this book was a treat for me and I ...more
Sammy Loves Books
The beginning of this book was so bad...I can't finish it! ...more
This was my second book by this author, and I enjoyed it just as much as the first. It was a different narrator, but she was still good.

Amanda Forester has the ability to take a very unlikely story and make me fully immersed and believe in it. I both laughed out loud and cried. This is a story about true love, moral character, and Redemption. I definitely plan to read more by this author soon.
Anna's Herding Cats

Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup.

My Highland Rebel. Okay so Cormac's daddy is basically the devil and terrorizes the lands and wants Core to follow in his footsteps which is so not Core's plan. But he flubs up and finds himself needing to outwit his dad and save a pretty girl, her people, a herd of monks and a stash of books--without her realizing who he really is.

I struggled a bit with this one. But it wasn't totally the book's fault. I'd confused this wit
Jen Davis
Jan 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A sympathetic hero can make all the difference in a book. For instance, my absolute least favorite trope in romance is The Big Secret. And that is the underlying thread in this book. However, I found I enjoyed the story anyway because it had a hero I could not help but to root for. So kudos to Amanda Forester for that.

Cormac is the son of the most fierce and vicious warlord in the Highlands. He wasn’t raised by his father. He was actually brought up by monks. He loves to read. He wants to be a s
Nov 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My Rebel Highlander (Highland Adventure Book 6) - Amazon.comThe Rebel Highlander by Amanda Forester
Book Review: by Barb Massabrook blogger and book reviewer
Heat Rating: hot
Overall Rating:5 stars

Highlands, 1362
In this story it is about the youngest family member of of Lady Jyne Campbell and Cormac MacLean. Amanda Forester: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks ...In this book, Lady Jyne Campbell was always considered the runt of the litter as she was always sickly and weak. The thing is
Jan 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The best thing about reading an Amanda Forester story is the way she can transport one to the place of long ago land and plant you right in the middle of her tale. She has a knack of mixing historical facts with fiction that is so seamless and authentic, you’ll be able to see and feel the world she takes you into.

Our couple, Jyne and Cormac, are so well written that I yearned for their friendship! They were that likable and real. Everything in this story just clicked to perfection, from plot to
Nov 04, 2018 rated it did not like it
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Cormac Maclean has been the subject of his father’s disapproval his whole life. His father gives himself one last time to prove that he can be a ruthless warlord. Core invents a story about an abbey that holds treasure. His father sends him to retrieve the treasure. Core is determined to get this right so when he arrives at the abbey, he has to find something there to bring back to his father.

Jyne’s family allows her to go visit the abbey. Sh
Katherine Yearwood
Cormac was a man seeking knowledge and not like his father who is feared only by his people that he rules with an iron hand. No matter how hard Cormac tried, he is and would never be the son that his father wanted him to be. So, to outsmart his father he chose to take over what he presumed was a dilapidated Abbey.

These two characters had so much in common I think that is the reason these two was certainly mint for each other. Whereas, Cormac had to prove that even though he seeks knowledge that
Heather andrews
Oct 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Core obviously wants to make sure he lives up to his lady's satisfaction, "sitting on his lap, she felt his affection rise. Finally, she was able to get a good look. “Do I pass inspection?” he asked, noting her interest." I liked this book, lots of tension between Core and Jyne but damn if the man didn't love satisfying his woman, “Wlwell, now.” His dark green eyes glinted with pride. “I am glad to have pleased ye.” ...more
Nancy Luebke
May 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this historical romance. I received this book for free and I voluntarily chose to review it. I've given it a 5 * rating. This book pulled me in from the beginning. The hero was one really busy guy.The heroine was pretty active too. Id say there was a lot going on in this story. I enjoyed them both but with reservations.Not for the under 18 readers mostly because of the violence. What a big adventure this story was. ...more
Sep 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Page turner for sure...

What an awesome story! Lady Jyne and Core are put through numerous trials and tribulations as the story unfolds. Core, the son of a notorious warlord father fails to see a path different from his father yet in truth he is nothing like him.

Highly recommend it’s a fantastic read with great characters and vivid descriptions that transport the reader to another time and place.
Good Story, But Not as Engaging as Others by This Author

This story was well-written with good characters and elements. However, I couldn't quite get into it. I think some things in the plot were a bit too far-fetched to be humorous, and maybe the overall theme just didn't appeal to me. This book is still worth reading.
Apr 07, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was ridiculously silly and I only stuck with it because I’ve enjoyed so many other books by her. In the end, it was satisfying, but oh my gosh, the characters made every stupid decision they possibly could.
Jul 07, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I’ve concluded that this was trying to pass off as a romantic comedy. A highlander comedy.
Dec 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great story. I read a lot of historical fiction because I love the time period and obviously the romantic trope, but so many are formulaic, mediocre, and dull. This one is worth reading!!!
Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I didn't love the writing style and the story moved slowly and the deception dragged on for too long. The plot and characters were interesting enough but were let down by the delivery. ...more
Knight Of
Jun 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I quite liked the book. The writing was lovely and the loved the chemistry between the couple. Cormac is my kind of guy.
Cute and funny! Excellently Narrated!
Jan 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received the novellas in this series for Christmas, so I enjoyed rereading the entire series.
Amy ~ Love At 1st Read
Amanda Forester again whips up a fun, sexy, adventure and makes it look effortless. Danger, humor, and powerful chemistry are grounded in fascinating history in her newest book, My Highland Rebel. Comedy, love, and a gratifying happily-ever-after ending are classic elements of this light, fun, steamy romance.
Lady Jyne Campbell gets more than she bargained for when she wishes for an adventure. Considered the runt of the litter of her 14 siblings, because of her small and delicate nature, she’s
Jan 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
When I first began reading My Highland Rebel, I had my doubts. It appeared rather flippant and also, having just had a run of Highland adventures, I wasn’t really in the mood for another. However, I persevered and I’m glad I did, because I wasn’t far into it before I realised that the light, witty style isn’t really flippant at all but is the author’s quite unique style which is easy to read and an enjoyable departure from my normal reading choices.

When Cormac Maclean happens across a beautiful
Cormac MacLean was born into rotten circumstances. No matter how he tried to escape it, his parentage haunted him but when his dad is the feared warlord Red Rex, it is to be expected. All Core’s life his dad has either ignored him or tormented him but since Red has not produced another male heir he is determined to make Cormac a warlord or kill him trying. Trying to out maneuver his dad’s current decree has led Core to cross paths with Jyne Cambell.

Jyne Cambell has spent her life being considere
Cormac Maclean has been the subject of his father’s disapproval his whole life. His father gives himself one last time to prove that he can be a ruthless warlord. Core invents a story about an abbey that holds treasure. His father sends him to retrieve the treasure. Core is determined to get this right so when he arrives at the abbey, he has to find something there to bring back to his father.

Jyne’s family allows her to go visit the abbey. She is excited to finally be on her own. She has never b
Jan 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Delightfully shocked is all I can say about this well plotted and executed story. I never suspected the way this story would unfold and I enjoyed Cormac's unfortunate chain of events that lead to him taking Jyne's castle and later his heart.

This is a story that is entertaining and though Jayne is very naive in many ways it was intriguing watching her become a confidant women through all the trials and tribulations. Her character is a prime example of how one can become more then what others thi
Jan Goodard
Jan 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amanda Forester does it once again, writing a book that has it all. Danger, humor, romance, villains, a possible treasure, and wonderful characters are just a part of why I loved this book. The action is fast paced, if not for other responsibilities I could have read it in one seating. Cormac MacLean and Jyne Campbell are meant for each other. Both feel they are misfits within their respective families. June was a small, sickly child who is overprotected, Core is the son of a cruel warlord. Afte ...more
Debra Martin
Dec 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm a fan of Ms. Forester and was delighted to review her new book, "My Highland Rebel." The story of Cormac MacLean and Jayne Campbell was absolutely delightful. Cormac has tried his whole life to get out of his evil father's shadow, running away many times, but he was always found and brought back to endure his father's cruelty.

Jayne Campbell was a sickly child and was still treated like a child even though she's a grown woman. While inspecting her dowry lands, the abbey is invaded by the evil
Laura Kim
Feb 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yes, I read this in 1 session. It took me 4 hours straight through but I didn't want to put it down. ...more
La Cava
Jan 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My Highland Rebel was a very unique novel for me. The hero, Cormac, wasn’t a perfect gentleman. He has a colorful past, and an even more colorful father. Cormac’s father is doing everything in his power to turn his son into a warlord, incapable of emotions, especially love. Cormac bends the rules, doesn’t always do the right thing, and isn’t terribly honest. With that being said, I still ended up falling for him. He is a work in progress, and does finally come around to making the right choices. ...more
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Amanda Forester holds a PhD in clinical psychology and a Masters degree in theology. As a psychologist, she has worked as a clinical researcher and a university instructor (what they call you when they don’t want to give you tenure). None of which has anything to do with writing romance novels. After trying for many years to stop the internal storylines floating around her head, she finally gave u ...more

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