The Spinster and Mr. Scott by Jennifer Haymore

The Spinster and Mr. Scott: A Regency Historical Romance Novel (The Highland Knights Book 1)The Spinster and Mr. Scott: A Regency Historical Romance Novel by Jennifer Haymore

Tracy’s rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Series: The Highland Knights, #1

Release Date: May 1, 2023 (re-release, originally published 2015)

I first read this book back in 2017 when it was titled “Highland Heat”, the first book in the Highland Knight series. I loved the book then and I still love it now, because it was so much more than I was expecting and so emotionally charged.

They meet when Lady Grace Carrington searches the Waterloo battlefield looking for any survivors, it is there that she finds Sergeant Duncan Scott, a Scottish sheep farmer from the highlands. From that moment, I felt the incredible connection between Grace and Duncan. And that connection never waned even when it seemed impossible for these two to be together.

The story basically starts at the same time prequel novella “A Highlander’s Heart” (now titled “To Love A Scot”) and continues where that one ended, in fact, we get to see more of Claire and Robert’s happily ever after (yay!). We also get to learn a little bit more about the Highland Knights and their mission to keep England safe.

This book is well written and flows nicely. The story is filled with intrigue, forbidden love, spies, danger, steamy love scenes, class differences, wonderful secondary characters, soulmate-type love, some nail-biting moments, and finally, their HEA complete with an epilogue that sets up the next book. It was just about perfect! I happily recommend this book, it is a re-release, but the author has edited and enhanced the story, and it is still not necessary to read the prequel, however, once you’ve read this book, I can almost guarantee you are definitely going to want to read that as well!

*I am voluntarily leaving a review for an eARC that I requested and was provided to me by the publisher. All opinions in this review are my own.*

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