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Lady Evelyn's Highland Protector

(Highland Hearts #2)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  57 ratings  ·  42 reviews
A Highlander’s vow...Scottish spy Gerard MacMasters never expected to be playing bodyguard in his mission to catch a killer. Stunning English beauty, Lady Evelyn Hunt, has witnessed a merciless assassin’s escape—now, she’s in danger, and it’s up to him to keep her alive. Yet, he is drawn to the tempting woman. Passion flares, but he knows better than to fall for her. He’s ...more
ebook, 355 pages
Published November 27th 2017 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Amara)
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Nov 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It's an absolutely amazing book which kept me intrigued right from the very beginning. It started with lady Evelyn witnessing something she shouldn't have and thus Gerard MacMasters becomes her protector. Although she doesn't trust him completely, rightly so. They are both keeping things from each other, as well as, falling in lust. ;) But will their mutual attraction leads some where or not is an entirely different question.
I loved this book. It's really good and characters are quite well-devel

when Lady Evelyn Hunt witnesses an assassin's escape after they commit a terrible crime, Scottish spy Gerard MacMasters decides he'll do anything to keep her safe, even if it means lying to her to gain her trust. However, Gerard finds himself falling for her, despite the fact that he's already lost someone he loves and isn't ready to care so deeply for another woman again. But with the danger closing in on Lady Evelyn and an assassin determined to silence her, Gerard will do whatever it takes, e
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lady Evelyn Hunt is known in London as the tarnished bride. The man she was to marry jilted her at the altar and ruined her reputation at the same time. Now she is prepared to live her life how she wants. Her best friend is getting married in Scotland, so she must behave herself so as not to reflect badly with her friends new family. Unfortunately she finds trouble almost immediately.
Gerard MacMasters is an agent for the Antiquities Guild. They look after the old treasures to make sure they don
Kathleen Roth
Nov 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
This author just keeps getting better with each book. Loved the story. Love spy stories. Love sexy Highlanders. Love Strong heroines.

I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own honest opinion..
T. Anderson
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

This is a new author for me, and I didn't realize until I was caught up in the story that there was a previous book in the series. Now, of course, I'll have to buy it, because I really enjoyed this one!

After being left at the altar and then publicly humiliated by her former fiance, Evelyn is determined to live her live independently, with no intention of ever marrying. She's visiting Scotland beca
A Klue
Nov 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-ebook-review
An assassin on the loose and a mystery underfoot describes this set in Scotland but very English feel to it romantic read. If you are into a gentlemanly but alpha protective hero sworn never to love anyone after losing his beloved wife due to his duty, you might want to watch this Scottish lad meet his match in spirited English lady, Evelyn. She’s got some baggage of her own, thanks to be humiliated at what was supposed to have been the altar of love.

With lengthy, English manor type dinner conv
Kelly Tyree
Dec 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
I loved Lady Evelyn's Highland Protector. It featured suspense, action and romance. I was hooked from the beginning and it kept my attention all the way to the exciting end.

Lady Evelyn has traveled to Scotland from London for the wedding of her best friend. Evelyn has had her share of heartbreak. She was left at the altar by her fiance and false accusations were made against her that damaged her reputation. Now she is in Scotland surrounded by other bridesmaids. Some are easy to get along with a
Nov 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
This Historical Mystery Romance is set in 19th century Scotland with a strapping Highlander and an English rose.

Gerard, a spy is currently in Inverness, in persuit of a serial assassin. After losing his beloved as a result of his occupation, he doesn't have serious relationships.

Evelyn is from a wealthy family. She has acquired a tarnished reputation through no fault of her own. She has come to the terms with the unfounded gossips, but guards her heart to avoid further pain.

Whilst attending h
Eva Scalzo
in book 2 of the highland hearts series, lady evelyn's highland protector, the aforementioned lady evelyn hunt has never purposely sought scandal. but after her betrothed left her at the altar and ruined her repuation with spurious lies it seems to have a way of finding her. when she takes a berak from a bridal party shopping spree and enters a local bookstore, the last thing she expects is to be the key witness to murder and the one person who can reveal the truth about where some ancient scott ...more
Amanda Richardson
Dec 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
"Lady Evelyn's Highland Protector" was an enjoyable romance read, but was lacking in depth considering the mysterious assassin. Evelyn is in Scotland to see her best friend get married, when she witnesses a woman trying to kill a bookseller. The bookseller presses something into Evelyn's hand before she ran for help.
Gerard is chasing said assassin and tries to convince Evelyn that she didn't really witness an attempt on this man's life. He's a spy who has been chasing this assumed female assass
Nov 06, 2017 rated it liked it
I received this book from net galley for an honest review. Thank you!!

This novel was a nice read. It involves romance and spies. Lady Evelyn Hunt had her reputation destroyed after being left at the alter years earlier. She believed she loved the man, only to have him break her heart on their wedding day. She became more independent, which she enjoys. However, her friend who has stuck by her is getting married and Evelyn needs to not cause any scandals. However, when in town, she discovers a man
Lori D
Nov 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: historical
What a wonderful exciting story! Lady Evelyn Hunt, was at the wrong place at the right time to hear the mumbling of a dying man. Visiting Scotland to be a bridesmaid in her best friend's wedding, Evelyn joins the other bridesmaids in a jaunt after the wedding, She wanders off to a nearby bookstore and finds an injured man who tries to give her clues as to what happened. Running for help, she runs into Gerald MacMasters to follow her back to the bookstore. Now in danger of being the focus of that ...more
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lady Evelyn Hunt ‘The Tarnished Bride’ has travelled to the Highlands for her best friend Sally’s wedding. Whilst shopping in Inverness she goes into a booksellers & witnesses what she thinks is a robbery. Scottish spy Gerard MacMasters is given the job of protecting Evelyn from a merciless assassin, she’s seen the assassin so is in danger, and it’s up to him to keep her alive.
Both of them have suffered loss, Gerard lost his wife & Evelyn was cruelly jilted at the altar & then her reputation ru
Nov 25, 2017 rated it did not like it
A story that I could not get into. It starts off with a bit of a mystery, the heroine, Evelyn stumbling upon an attempted murder, catching a glimpse of the culprit. When she rushes out to summon help, the hero waylays her and attempts to explain away what she saw in order to cover up the perilous situation she inadvertently witnessed.

In the ensuing chapters, both characters seem to vacilltate between flirtation, lust (which felt way too early and just didn’t mesh well with the pace of the story)
Miriam Wolfe
Nov 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a voluntary review of an advanced copy.

This was an interesting Highland romance with a bit of intrigue thrown in so there was lots of action as Lady Evelyn tries to figure out who is behind the attack on the book store owner and what she should do with the card that he gave her.

Throughout the book, Gerard struggles with his feelings for Evelyn as he watched his wife die in his arms when a shooter hits her instead of him. He knows that as a spy, his life is in danger and he does not want
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Lady Evelyn's Highland Protector by Tara Kingston. This is the story of Gerard MacMasters and Lady Evelyn Hunt. Evelyn has been humiliated and left at the alter by her former fiancé. After this she has settled in that she will never marry and goes to enjoy a independent life. Evelyn goes to Scotland to be a bridesmaid in her friends wedding. During an outing she wonders into a books store where she find an older man dying. Before she went to get help he gave her clues and a playing card. Gerard ...more
Maria Dariotis
Nov 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sooo amazing!!!

Lady Evelyn Hunt has been dealt a devastating blow to her reputation. What should have been the most joyful day of her life turned into a nightmare. Left jilted at the alter on her wedding day wasn’t enough, the man she loved sent his best freind to acuse her of not being a virtuous woman. A blessing in disguise her tarnished reputation gives her the freedom to live her life as she chooses. Being a wealthy heiress she doesn’t need a man or marriage.
Traveling to Scotland for her be
I received this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This is book two in the Highland Hearts series. I honestly must say that I couldn’t remember much about the first in the series and this one fell a little flat for me. Lady Evelyn is a tranished lady who is caught up in a whirlwind mystery. Gerard is a spy who is now sworn to protector her. It was a good premise but the story ended up slowing down so much and just not being very entertaining. I just wasn’t over the moon about it. S ...more
Heather andrews
Nov 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Well now Gerard is a bold one, “I kissed ye, lass. No man in this place would question my reasons.” A grin played on his lips. “It’s not as if I tossed up yer skirts and had my way with ye.” There are some requests Gerard has no problem following through, “As ye wish.” With that, he tugged the linen garment over his head." I liked this book, I loved Gerard.
Nov 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
Both Gerard and Evelyn have strong walls around their hearts. They are up for a flirtation, but nothing more than that. You knew the road to each other was going to be bumpy and I was not disappointed. I loved watching them fall in love and enjoyed seeing them realize how they felt.

Good suspense elements thrown in. A fabulous read.
Dec 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
I liked this historical read. Plenty of drama and suspense. Gerard is a spy and after an assassin, Lady Evelyn witnesses something she shouldn’t have and is now in danger. Can Gerard protect her? I liked the story it definitely held my interest throughout. The characters had plenty of depth and great chemistry. A good read.
Bonnie Scott
Better than average plot

Glad I decided to read this when coming back to a Highland bodice ripper after some time. Some excitement of a different kind to be sure, kept it from being too easy to predict. I have soft spot for SCOTLAND AND SCOTS😄 BONNIE JEAN SCOTT. K

Nov 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
I don't know how many pages it's been, but it felt like a never ending story *le sigh*
Adriana Koog
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Evelyn and Gerard's story is so much fun! I really enjoyed this author's style! It is packed of action and great chemistry between the characters!
Cindy Coker
Jan 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a great read!!! I absolutely loved this book. I loved there heroin, she was very refreshing and the hero was just yummy. I enjoyed the intrigue of the story as well as the back drop. The story was told at a great pace. I thoroughly enjoyed the flirtation and scenes with the h/h, they were well written and gave a glimpse at the h/h behind the persona that society sees.
Great book, great story! A must read for all historical romance lovers!
Karen Locker
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An amazing book!

I've always enjoyed romance books. This has been the best one so far! I'm looking forward to reading more of her books.
Pami Simmons
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Scot Highland

This story has many twists and turns. I like how She brings everything together. You really need to read this. Enjoy
Amy Alvis
Dec 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved Evelyn and Gerard's story!!

Evelyn never expected that her visit to a bookstore would end up with her witnessing a crime. Getting an unwanted bodyguard also didn't fit into her plans. Gerard is doing his duty in protecting Evelyn, but most of the time it doesn't feel like a duty at all...

I loved the first two books in the series, so I'm very excited to see what the rest of the series gives us!!
Historical Junkie
I loved Evelyn and Gerard!
Definitely a page turner. Full of spies, suspense and romance. It reads like a murder mystery!
Truly a great read.

I received a copy for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
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