Heart of the Highlands: The Wolf

Heart of the Highlands: The Wolf by April Holthaus

Genre: Medieval Scottish Romance

Series: Heart of the Highlands #2

Source: I received a complimentary copy.

  • Publication date: January 8, 2017
  • Publisher: Grey Eagle Publishing, LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01N77HBHW


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Rylan has spent most of his life keeping his identity a secret, even from those he loves. But in order to secure his future, he has to face his past. On the run as an outlaw, trying to clear his name, Rylan comes across a woman who he discovers has dark secrets of her own.

Living a simple life with her young son, nothing seemed as if it could go wrong, until a Highland drifter shows up on her doorstep. Dragging her into his world of chaos and deception, Fallon finds herself at a crossroads that may impact both of their lives.

As secrets become exposed, will Fallon choose the right path to change her life, and will it be enough to save Rylan from the noose?


“The Protectors of the Crown This series follows a group of five warriors who live their life protecting their king and country. The historical setting is Scotland 1537-1538 during the reign of James V of Scotland.”

Heart of the Highlands: The Wolf (Protectors of the Crown Book 2) by April Holthaus is an enticing and very enjoyable Medeival Scottish Romance. While, Book 2 in her amazing “Heart of the Highlands” series, it can be read as a stand alone with no issues. See Book 1,”The Beast”.

Fallon and Rylan, aka the Wolf, face turmoil, danger and their attraction to each other as they come to grip with their circumstances. Rylan is one of a secret group, of Protectors of the Crown. He is also considered an outlaw.
He and Fallon have secrets of their own. Fallon and her young son, are not what they same.
Ms. Holthaus had me captivated with the first page and held me entranced and in awe the whole way through, to the last page. Highly intoxicating!

Well written, fast paced with engaging and well-developed characters, who will hold your heart and your attention, as you watch them grow. Sparks fly, passion ignites, danger lurks, as the Protectors of the Crown do their best for King and country. But will Fallon and Rylan face their demons, come to grips with their past to find their HEA? Or will they lose all to the danger that lurks? You must read “The Wolf” to learn more of Fallon and Rylan’s story!

Filled with intrigue, suspense, mystery, and romance. Of course, I adore small children thrown into the mix, they make life so enduring. A mother will do anything for her child.

Ms. Holthaus is an incredible author, who draws readers into her stories with her captivating storyline, and her enticing characters. “The Wolf” is a definite keeper, a story not to be missed. Highly recommended for fans of Scottish Romance, fierce warriors, fiesty lasses,Historical Romance lovers, and anyone who enjoys a heart-pounding adventure in the Highlands. Another hit by April Holthaus! An absolute delight to read! I thoroughly enjoyed “The Wolf” and wait anxiously for the next adventure of “Heart of the Highlands”! A must read! Well done, Ms. Holthaus! !
I received a complimentary copy.

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR