A Protector in the Highlands by Heather McCollum

A Protector in the HighlandsA Protector in the Highlands by Heather McCollum
Tracy’s rating: 3.5/4 of 5 stars

Series: Highland Roses School, #2

Release Date: November 26, 2018

Everyone is shattered…

Scarlet Worthington, sister of Evie Worthington Campbell fled London with her sister after a traumatic event at court. Plagued with nightmares, Scarlet slowly begins to heal aided by the defense classes her sister started at her Highland Rose school and finally begins to feel safe in her new Highland home.

Aiden Campbell, Grey Campbell’s commander, hates the English, he too to plagued by nightmares, but not from the fire that almost killed him, his nightmares are caused by an Englishwoman. When Grey is tasked with delivering the heads of the traitors (from the previous book) to London, he leaves Aiden in charge. He is quickly informed by Scarlet that part of his duties will be teaching the defense classes in Grey’s place. Aiden scoffs at the idea, but agrees.

This starts a whirlwind adventure filled with secrets, traitors, betrayals, unexpected visitors, healing, steamy love scenes, kidnapping and the “Roses” growing (and using) thorns.

I loved Aiden and Scarlet together, they are both scarred by their pasts and unwilling to trust easily, but despite their issues, they are supportive of each other and slowly their past traumas are revealed and start to heal. With Aiden’s help, Scarlet learns to control her fears and saves herself. I liked the story, but I was disappointed that the same title errors (and a whole host of new ones) from the first book carried over to this story and combined with several inconsistencies in this book kept this from being a 5 star read for me. This is the second book in the series and I would highly recommend reading the books in order to fully understand the plots against the King and the school.

*I am voluntarily leaving a review for an eARC that was provided to me by NetGalley and the publisher.*

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