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Lady Evelyn's Highland Protector by Tara Kingston
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it was amazing
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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, even if it means keeping her safe but losing the chance for happy ever after?

This was such an enthralling and fascinating read, which I absolutely loved right from the start, as the heroine is determined to be independent and not let her past and the scandal that rocked her world ruin her present and future. However, it was the moment the hero and heroine came face-to-face that this story became very intriguing, especially after what the heroine witnesses. Will Evelyn finally discover what is going on?

As for the dialogue, it was well-written, compelling and I loved the interactions between the hero and heroine, as she does her best to resist the hero. Yet, he's so charming that keeping her distance isn't easy. Moreover, both the main characters were highly entertaining, as the hero has secrets to hide and protecting the heroine is his number one priority. Will Evelyn make things easy or difficult for Gerard? How long will the hero be able to keep his secrets from Evelyn before it's no longer possible? Since she deserves to know the truth with how much danger she's in.

With the main characters, they both have very interesting back stories and I could understand why the hero is so driven to do what he does because of his. He's also charming, protective of the heroine, and I liked how confident he was in winning the heroine's trust, even knowing that it won't come easy after all that she's been through with her ex. While with Evelyn, her back story has made her the resilient, courageous woman she is and I loved how she's picked up the pieces of her life after the scandal. How could her ex do what he did? I also liked how she handled everything she goes through in this story including the unkindness of her best friend's soon-to-be sister-in-law and the danger she faces from what she witnessed.

Overall, Ms. Kingston has delivered a completely engaging and wonderful read in this story where the chemistry between this couple was strong and instantaneous from the moment they met; and the ending had me worried for one of the main characters. Would they be all right? Yet, what I liked most is that the heroine was willing to fight for their happy ever after. Will Gerard realize he feels the same way before it's too late? However, in saying that, I loved the lengths the hero went to in winning back the heroine. I would recommend Lady Evelyn's Highland Protector by Tara Kingston, if you enjoy Historical Romance with a good dose of suspense or books by authors Alyssa Alexander, Jennifer Trethewey, Lori Ann Bailey and E. Elizabeth Watson.
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November 30, 2017 – Shelved
Started Reading
December 1, 2017 – Finished Reading
December 12, 2017 – Shelved as: book-magic-reviews
December 12, 2017 – Shelved as: december-2017-recommendations
December 12, 2017 – Shelved as: netgalley

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