The Reluctant Highlander - Amanda Scott

The Reluctant Highlander

By Amanda Scott

  • Release Date: 2017-06-13
  • Genre: Historical
4 Score: 4 (From 5 Ratings)


An uncertain bride looks for love with a man as wild and mysterious as his Highland home in this new Scottish romance from a USA Today–bestselling author.

Ordinarily, Lady Fiona Ormiston wouldn’t think of forming an alliance with an ungroomed, barbaric Highlander, despite the protection he offers. But now, by request of the king, Sir Adham MacFinlagh, a brazen stranger and outsider unlike anyone she has met before, is to be her husband. Torn from solitude and the comfort of her family to make a home with the rugged knight, Fiona surrenders to Adham’s powerfully passionate—and shockingly tender—touch, only to discover her new husband’s family ties may lie with an enemy of the king.

A sense of duty may have brought Adham to the marriage bed, but it’s his powerful feelings for his beautiful, willful wife that will be his undoing. Ultimately, the bold knight will have to decide: Does his allegiance lie with his blood ties to the man who hopes to bring down the king or with the bride who has stolen his heart?

From the author “frequently credited with creating the subgenre” of Scottish romance with her Lairds of the Loch and Secret Clan series, The Reluctant Highlander is a rich historical tale of intrigue and desire (Library Journal).

The Reluctant Highlander is the 1st book in the Highland Nights series, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

“Satisfying . . . Scott’s extensive knowledge of clan warfare and loyalties adds to the realism of this novel, which is rich with historical detail and tender romance.” —Publishers Weekly

“​The Reluctant Highlander is a great book that you won’​t be able to put down.” —Night Owl Reviews

Praise for Amanda Scott
“Perfect for readers who enjoy romances with a rich sense of history.” —Booklist on Highland Princess

“[Scott is] a true master of the Scottish historical romance.” —Romance Reviews Today on Highland Hero

“[Amanda Scott is] a most gifted storyteller.” —RT Book Reviews

A fourth-generation Californian of Scottish descent, Amanda Scott is the author of more than fifty romantic novels, many of which appeared on the USA Today bestseller list. Her Scottish heritage and love of history (she received undergraduate and graduate degrees in history at Mills College and California State University, San Jose, respectively) inspired her to write historical fiction. Credited by Library Journal with starting the Scottish romance subgenre, Scott has also won acclaim for her sparkling Regency romances. She is the recipient of the Romance Writers of America’s RITA Award (for Lord Abberley’s Nemesis, 1986) and the RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award. She lives in central California with her husband.


  • It's good but lacking.

    By UsAgrad1996
    I liked the way it started out but was very disappointed in Adham and Fiona's interaction. The author glossed over the love scenes. I probably won't read another. I like all aspects of a historical romance and this one lacks the sex. ☹️
  • Entertianing Read

    By Cali Jewel
    Delightful, entertaining, action packed and intriguing historical romance. The descriptions of the area, people and way of life where just detailed enough to fuel the imagination and keep the readers attention to the very end. Lady Fiona Ormiston is so full of sass and spunk you can't help but adore her and root for her happiness. Sir Adham MacFinlagh, an ungroomed, barbaric Highlander with a ready mind and strength of charter is so alluring he just draws you in. Loved all the twists and turns in their adventure and supporting story line. Looking forward to more from this series.
  • Nice read

    By Gallowaygirly
    I received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review. The marriage of Fiona and Adham was arranged on the spur of the moment by James the King. War was a part of the Highland life and was constantly on the horizon. A battle where many were killed is in the book but the gruesomeness was not detailed. Adham survived the battle but was captured by a Comyn seeking revenge and later rescued by Fiona and Rory. The book has intrigue, suspense, a battle and the growing love between Fiona and Adham. I enjoyed the book but sometimes the language was hard to understand exactly what they meant. Its still a good read.