The newest book from Amazon.com bestselling author, Tara Kingston.
Johanna Templeton is on a life-and-death quest. Swept into an intrigue that rivals the tales she pens, she joins forces with a Highland rogue to find the treasure that will save her kidnapped niece—a prize the Scot seeks for reasons that have nothing to do with ransom. Engaging the Highlander in a sizzling battle of the sexes, Johanna shields her heart.
Connor MacMasters, spy for Queen Victoria, is a man on a mission—keep a legendary gemstone from an evil man. Trailing an American novelist who holds the key to the treasure should’ve been simple, but Johanna awakens feelings he’d long thought dead. Torn between duty and desire, he wants her in his bed, but loving her would be a fool’s game. Blasted shame his heart doesn’t agree.
5 stars: "The book is well-written and interesting. It's quite an intricate story, involving a writer, a kidnapped child, a family of spies, and a valuable ruby. There is passion, mystery, and intrigue in this story, as well as an HEA." - Pamela J., NetGalley review
4 stars: "I enjoy that the book is fast-paced with lots of action and adventure." - Courtney, Goodreads.com review
5 stars: "This is an absolutely fascinating story... The characters are fun and at times maddening. A book you will not be able to put down once you start. I loved it." - Petula, Goodreads.com review
4 stars: "Beautiful debut for her new series, Highland Hearts! You'll love following these sweet characters on their wild journey! Truly an intriguing adventure to follow!" - Nicole L., Goodreads.com review
4 stars: "I am a big fan of historical romance, and this book did not disappoint... This is a series I am eager to follow, and I am also very interested, now, in other books by Tara Kingston. " - Tam, Goodreads.com review
5 Stars: "Sometimes teamwork and trust are hard lessons to learn- and make a great romance too. Fast-paced mystery, puzzle, and passion." - Nikkia A., Goodreads.com review
"Johanna has to be one of my favorite romance heroines in a long, long time. I really enjoyed the budding romance between Johanna and Connor as it took its sweet time. Great pacing. Fantastic mystery to unravel. Highly recommended." - Megan A., NetGalley review
5 Stars: "A great mystery, passionate romance, and, of course, a Happily Ever After. Actually, I have never read this author, however, I am now hooked, and can't wait to read of the rest of the family! I am in love with Connor myself! Sigh! I highly recommend!" - Carol B., NetGalley review
This is the first in a new historical romantic suspense series set in the Victorian era. Johanna Templeton originally came to England from America to look after her ailing sister and her niece, Laurel. After her sister's untimely death, Johanna remained to care for Laurel whilst her brother-in-la... ...more
Another awesome read. This is a great book. I enjoyed reading it. The story is quite intriguing, it was hard to put down once I started reading it. Although that was kind of annoying because the book is very lengthy. ;) lol In any case I loved it and I'd be recommending it to anyone who enjoys hi... ...more
A real page turner!
Lots of twists and turns in Tara Kingston’s book, The Highlander Who Loved Me. What happens when a brave highlander and spy for Queen Victoria, meets the sweet and charming Johanna!
Sparks flare all over to ignite a great passion. This story is fast-paced, action packed, fun ad... ...more
Author Tara Kingston puts together a well written feisty female heroine and a rough well meaning hero that makes this book work in a spectacular manner.
The MacMasters family is introduced in this first book to the series and as a reader I could see an huge opening created for their stories in fut... ...more
I’ve been on a Scottish Highlands kick recently in my choice of books and was looking for another good one. I found this on netgalley and received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. And, I can honestly say I liked it and will happily recommend it to others.
I enjoy that the book is fast pace... ...more
'The Highlander Who Loved Me' by Tara Kingston is the story of Johanna Templeton and Connor MacMasters. Johanna is originally from America but had come to London to care for her dying sister and help with her niece. After the death of her sister her brother in law had decided to take his daughter... ...more
Did I ever enjoy this Highland romance! Johanna, an American author of adventurous romances, sets out for Scotland to rescue her niece after her abduction by an unscrupulous character. The unscrupulous character believes that Johanna is in possession of a priceless artifact that gives the holder... ...more
Thanks Entangled Publishing, LLC and netgalley for this ARC.
Sometimes teamwork and trust are hard lessons to learn- and make a great romance too. Fast paced mystery, puzzle, and passion.
An American Tempts a Highlander Spy!
Johanna Templeton is an American author of Gothic Romance. She's traveled to London to care for her dying sister and her young daughter, Laurel. After her sisters death, her brother-in-law takes her niece to Scotland so they can spend time together. She doesn't... ...more
This was a fun, quick read. I loved that this was a historical romance that was full of action and adventure. I love historical romance, especially with a Scottish theme so I expected that I would enjoy this and I wasn't disappointed. The characters were great in this one too! Johanna is fun and... ...more
The Highlander Who Loved Me has Connor MacMasters as our sexy, handsome Highlander on the chase after a scoundrels known for their smuggling of antiquities. Miss Johanna Templeton is an American and an author who gets caught up in the middle of the scoundrels schemes. She’s been taking care of he... ...more
unlike the darkest london series, which i am also currently reading, the highland hearts series does not deal with things that go bump in the night. at the very least there are no werewolves or vampires or demons to worry about. but in the highlander who loved me there are thieves and murderers a... ...more
I devoured The Highlander Who Loved Me. It was a book filled with clever, likeable characters who are caught up in an exciting adventure. Their drama was thrilling and I highly recommend checking this romance out!
When Johanna came to London to take care of her ailing sister and niece, she had no... ...more
If you like secrets and spies, then this is for you. I loved Connor and Johanna's story and I loved the banter between all the characters, thoroughly enjoying it
I voluntarily read an advanced readers copy from Netgalley and all views are my own. ...more
I really liked this historical read. Great characters and a story with lots of suspense and drama. Connor and Johanna have great chemistry and the story is fun and entertaining. ...more
I am a big fan of historical romance, and this book did not disappoint. I loved the dynamic between Johanna and Conner and also Conner and his siblings. Johanna's deep love for her niece is so touching, and I spent the whole book anticipating their reunion. I think this is a great start to a seri... ...more
This is a wonderful Victorian, adventure romance.
Miss Johanna Templeton is an American and an author. She came to London to care for her dying sister and her daughter. Now her brother in law and niece have disappeared while on holiday in Scotland, and a ransom has been demanded.
Connor MacMaster... ...more
A wonderful, heart-warming tale . I enjoyed reading from start to finish. From passionate, well-developed characters. Johanna is strong and determined with a truly kind heart. Connor MacMasters is a hottie scottish who is a little rough around the edges. Great complex story! ...more
I was given a free copy of this book for my honest review. I loved the storyline and the different characters who all came together to make the book as good as it was.
I was a little shocked at how long the book was and thought maybe it could have been made into 2 books, but am now glad it was no... ...more