The Highlander’s Holiday Wife is an effervescent, refreshing romance with plenty of intrigue, mystery, and action. I have read other books in this series, and I had to get accustomed to the writing style. These books are plot based; they are page-turners full of excitement. This does not take away from the vivacity and depth of the characters. This is a slow-burn romance but well worth the wait.
Dr. Braden Kendrick is the most sensible brother in the rowdy, wonderful Kendrick family. Braden has hidden regrets and tragedies. Lady Samantha Penwith has vowed to avenge her husband’s murder. I love how Braden and Samantha have such pain and sadness in their past, but together they can heal and love. Both have loved before but find that the heart can heal and still remember. The couple collides in a battle of wills and passion.
Both Braden and Samantha are fierce, independent, intelligent characters. I love how Braden doesn’t try to stop Samantha’s quest for justice; he listens and assists her. Braden is the voice of reason when Samantha wants to jump headfirst into trouble. He gives her breathing room and time to adjust to their burgeoning relationship. When the two realize their intimate connection, it is powerful just in a few kisses. I also adore grandfather Angus; he is a bright spot in this series.
The Highlander’s Holiday Wife is the fifth book in the Clan Kendrick series. Vanessa Kelly writes adventurous, mysterious, vivacious romances that capture your imagination and heart. The more I read this series, the more I enjoy each book.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book through Netgalley and the publisher. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Release Date: September 27, 2022