Highland DeceptionHighland Deception by Lori Ann Bailey

Genre: Historical Romance  (Scottish )

Series: Highland Pride  #1

Source: Received for an honest review from Net Galley. However, all opinions and thoughts are my own.

  • Publication date: August 22, 2016
  • Publisher: Entangled: Select Historical
  • Language: English

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Scotland, 1642. Maggie and Lachlan must fight their growing attraction, battling suspicion and intrigue as religious and political turmoil threaten to tear their clans apart.

He has sworn he will never marry.

Lachlan Cameron is honor bound to see a wounded lass to safety, although he has well learned women are deceivers, and this lovely maid harbors a wealth of secrets. But Maggie’s free spirit and charms enthrall him while he works to discover if she is innocent…or a spy scheming with his enemies to destroy his clan.

She has sworn she will never fall in love.

Maggie Murray fled her home to avoid a political marriage to an abusive man. Salvation comes when the Cameron laird, unaware of her identity, protects her as she escapes. His kindness slowly warms her, and she’s tempted to confess her real name. But his strong sense of honor would force him to return her to her father…and torment at the hands of her scorned betrothed.

My Thoughts:

Highland Deception (Highland Pride, Book 1) by Lori Ann Bailey. WOW! What a captivating and seductive Scottish Romance set in 1642 Scotland. Hard to believe Ms. Bailey is a debut author!

Thqis is the story of Lachlan Cameron, Laird of Cameron and Maggie Murray, betrothed to a brutal, abusive man. The only thing left for her, is to run for her life and enter a convent for protection. But, she runs right into the path of Lachlan and his men. Swore to protect her, but afraid of her deception, for he knows she is not telling him everything. Is she a spy for his enemies?
Battling a fierce attraction, suspicion at every turn, and political and religious intrigue, as well, as turmoil that could threaten to tear two clans apart. Can Lachlan and Maggie find love amist intrigue and doubt? Steeped in deceit, treachery, betrayal, treason, and the brutal reality of warfare and a dangerous deception. Will Lachlan and Maggie learn to trust, heal, and find their HEA? Or lose everything to betrayal, and deceit?

Well written with well-developed, captivating and seductive characters. The storyline is unique, intriguing, powerful and compelling. An emotionally charged Scottish Romance that will pull any Scottish lover into the story and hold them in rapture.
Highly recommended! Fans of Scottish Romance, Highlanders, intrigue, treachery, treason and so much more, really should pick up “Highland Deception” for their reading pleasure. Impressive and treacherous! I look forward to the next installment.
Received for an honest review from Net Galley. However, all opinions and thoughts are my own.

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Mild-Some degree of hotness
Reviewed by: AprilR