Friday, February 12, 2010


Publisher Avon
Date published February 2010
ISBN 9780061344787
Historical Romance
Mass Market Paperback
Obtained via: Publisher
Reviewed by Susan

Merewen Stewart is known to all as the “Stewart Shrew”. It is a title given to her due to her actions toward her family. She is looking forward to leaving her family and finding happiness with her betrothed, Alexander d’Aumesbery but Merry is dismayed that he may be just like her father and brothers.

If you like your heroines with a backbone, then Merry fits the bill. Merry comes across as a strong and smart heroine. Her family situation has forced her to take on responsibilities that should have fallen on her father and brothers. She shoulders it all but can’t wait to get away from it all – who can blame her? Her first impression of Alex is not positive. He has to spend an inordinate amount of time trying to convince her that he is not a drunk. Alex and Merry do have chemistry together. The sparks do fly when they meet and the attraction builds as the story progresses. They have some very funny scenes together. Ms. Sands is known for the humor in her books and this one is no different.

TAMING THE HIGHLAND BRIDE was a solid historical romance featuring a likable lead couple. The author takes us for a ride as we follow Merry and Alex’s path to happiness. This includes a mystery to solve as Alex’s health takes a downturn. We watch them tackle this and know that their relationship is on solid grounds. TAMING THE HIGHLAND BRIDE is the second book in this trilogy and we look forward to The Hellion and the Highlander, the last book in this series.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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