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Peek Inside The Savage Highlander

With ghosts from the past making him despise English women, Aiden fights the passion that's grown between him and Scarlet, a different kind of fire that could prove just as deadly as the one he escaped.

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1684, Scottish Highlands

It’s become abundantly clear to Scarlet Worthington that England no longer can offer her anything good. With few other options, she flees to the wilds of Scotland to help her sister, who has created a place where women learn to protect themselves. There is something special about the Highlands. It could be the lush rolling hills, the clean air, the feeling of doing something good… or maybe it’s the fierce Campbell warrior she’s recruited to help.

Aiden Campbell has spent months recovering from burns he sustained in a fire set by English soldiers. Finally, he’s healed enough to take temporary command of his clan. Between the fire and his own ghosts, there is no love lost between him and the English. So why does he say yes when the new Englishwoman in town asks for his help? And why does she have the power to distract him so much?

When Scarlet’s past stalks her all the way to Scotland, her nightmares become real and the things Aiden has taught her are put to the test. And as Aiden fights the heat of passion that grows between them, a different kind of wildfire threatens everything.

Each book in the Campbells series is STANDALONE:
* The Scottish Rogue
* The Savage Highlander
* The Wicked Viscount


"The story is entertaining, sexy and keeps you in the moment. Aiden at the end has you swooning and Scarlet keeps you entertained. " --Books are Love, Goodreads

"Heather McCollum brings intrigue, love, spice and some great fight scenes to this tale!!! You do not want to miss this story!!!" --Anissa, Amazon

"Scarlet’s secrets are revealed as well as other plot twists that keep the reader engaged. It definitely kept me turning the pages and this unusual Highland romance delivered as well, if not better, than the first. What a refreshingly unpredictable tale!" --Laurel, Amazon

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781640637108
Series: The Campbells, Book 2
Release Date: Nov 26, 2018
Page Count: 396
Imprint: amara next
Genre: highlander, historical
Tropes: bodyguard/protector, opposites attract

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By Kimberly May 27, 2019

4.25 stars - Reviewed for Wit and Sin

Betrayed, sexually assaulted, and threatened by those of the highest power, Scarlet Worthington does the only thing she can do to protect herself: flee her home. With the help of her brother and sister, Scarlet has found peace, safety, and purpose in Scotland ...more

By Jammin Jenny December 01, 2018

I received this book through Netgalley. I really liked this story set in old Scotland where a budding romance between a Highlander and an English lady comes to life. Scarlet has had some bad experiences in her past, and Aidan is trying to help her work through them. Nice romance novel with some spic ...more

By Minx November 19, 2018

The Highland Roses School is quickly becoming my favorite historical romance series! I enjoyed the first book in this series, A Rose in the Highlands, but I loved this book even more! I was also looking forward to reading A Protector in the Highlands because it is Scarlet’s story. In book one, Scarl ...more

By Tracy November 23, 2018

Everyone is shattered...

Scarlet Worthington, sister of Evie Worthington Campbell fled London with her sister after a traumatic event at court. Plagued with nightmares, Scarlet slowly begins to heal aided by the defense classes her sister started at her Highland Rose school and finally begins to feel ...more

By Niki (mustreadalltheromance) November 08, 2018

When her sister, Evelyn, and her new brother-in-law, Grey Campbell, must take a trip to England, Scarlet Worthington is left in charge of the lady's school she and her sister are establishing at the Campbell stronghold of Finlarig. Second in command Aiden Campbell is left as acting chief of the clan ...more

By Maggie November 07, 2018

A thoroughly addictive read that leaves you screaming at the bad guys , in love with the brooding hero , and loving the fact that women rule in Scotland
I love Heathers books and enjoy all her wonderful stories.
Great read ! ...more

By Sarah November 07, 2018

This is the second book in the Highland Roses series and it was just as good as the first one. This book follows Aiden and Scarlet. We find out what scarlet was running from when she left England. And Aiden is fully recovered from his burns and in charge while the Campbell chief is away. Aiden helps ...more

By Barbee December 05, 2018

Book: A Protector in the Highlands
By Heather McCollum

Series: Highland Roses School, Book #2

Reviewed by: Barb Massabrook (of)
1)Tartan Book Reviews
2)Purple Tulip Book Reviews
3) Celtic World of Historical Book Reviews 4)Celtic Barb’s Tartan Book Review Blog

Heat Rating: 🔥

Book Rating: 5/5 Stars/Kilts

Fi ...more

By Alison November 12, 2018

A Protector in the Highlands
(Highland Roses School)
By Heather McCollum

Scarlet Worthington has fled from her home in England to the wilds of Scotland to help her sister run a school for ladies. Scarlet then begins to rebuild her own shattered confidence by recruiting a very fierce Campbell warrior ...more

By Cathy November 26, 2018

A Protector in the Highlands by Heather McCollum
Highland Roses School #2

Scarlet has been left in charge of The Highland Roses School in the Highlands of Scotland while her sister Evelyn heads to England with her new husband. Aidan Campbell has been put in charge of security and he is rightly worried ...more

By Leah December 01, 2018

I received an ARC copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This is the second installment of The Highland Roses School by Mrs McCollum. I have to say this series is awesome. I found this book better than the first. The heroine is very unsure of her self and her worth at the b ...more

By Shawna February 05, 2020

4 stars - Highlander/Scottish/Historical Romance ...more

By Rachel September 08, 2019

I didn't realise when I requested this book, that it was the second book in the series. That didn't bother me too much though, as it caught you up on what had happened in the last book and this one was about different characters.

I really love how Scarlet and Aiden were made for each other. They both ...more

By Sissy's Romance Book Review November 25, 2018

A Protector in the Highlands by Heather McCollum is book Two in the Highland Roses School Series. This is the story of Scarlet Worthington and Aiden Campbell. Scarlet is the sister of Evie Worthington Campbell who we meet in the first book. I have read the previous book but feel you can make this a ...more

By Shawna February 05, 2020

4 stars - Highlander/Scottish/Historical Romance ...more

By Bookish November 17, 2018

Warning, though I try my best to avoid this, all reviews can contain spoilers of some kind. If you would like to know just my overall opinion of the book, and otherwise go into reading it blind, please scroll down to my overall and would I recommend it section.

I Voluntarily read and reviewed an adva ...more

By Asha November 27, 2018

(Trigger warning: though no rape takes place in this book, there are several flashback scenes where sexual coercion and assault happen. I felt this was handled well as part of the plot, but your mileage may vary.)

Lady Scarlet Worthington has fled England for the safety of her sister’s home in Scotla ...more

By Pamela November 29, 2018

Scarlet Worthington is doing her best to make a new start for her life in Scotland. Working alongside her sister, Evelyn, running a school for ladies keeps her mind and body occupied. Since Evelyn and her new husband, Grey Campbell have to leave to see the King, Scarlet and Aiden Campbell are left i ...more

By Rozzie December 02, 2018

Scarlet Worthington a teacher at Highland Roses School for Ladies is left alone by her sister and her husband; she is happy to teach the ladies not just reading, writing, math but how to protect themselves. This all would be great if the surly Aidan Campbell wasn’t watching Scarlet’s every move. As ...more

By Anissa November 26, 2018

Scarlett, sister of Evelyn and Nathaniel Worthington, escaped London in the early morning with her sister. She is running from her past and has agreed to live in Scotland to help her sister open and operate the Highland Rose School for women! This story takes place right after book 1. Grey Campbell ...more

“Forged from ashes of nightmares, their binding love was the most beautiful creation under heaven, made from the shards of their pasts.”

Scarlet Worthington is determined never again to be a victim. Doing everything in her power to protect the other young ladies at the Highland Roses School, Scarlet ...more

By Janet November 20, 2018

Scarlet Worthington flees from her home in England to the wild Highlands of Scotland to help her sister run a school for ladies. There, Scarlet begins to rebuild her own shattered confidence by recruiting a fierce Campbell warrior to teach her and the students how to protect themselves from villains ...more

By Anna November 12, 2018

Secrets... Hatred... Love
In this 2nd book of the "Highland Rose School" you have Scarlet and Aiden's story.
With Evelyn and Grey heading back to England with the heads of the traitors to show the King who were the real traitors and they're result, leaves Scarlet to try and pull the girl's school tog ...more

By Lori November 25, 2018

An emotional story of two people who are both scarred from the past and need healing. After fleeing England, Scarlet's sister opens a school in the wild Highlands of Scotland. Aiden Campbell hates the English for reasons of his own and the women in particular. But left in charge while his brother is ...more

By Suzette November 26, 2018

Heather you are my hero and this has become my new favorite phrase, “Even the most shattered mess can be made into something stronger and more beautiful if we pick up the pieces.” I think sexual assault is the single most horrific crime that can be done to a person. Murder is final, but sexual assau ...more

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Heather McCollum

About the author

Heather McCollum

Heather McCollum is an award winning, historical paranormal and YA romance writer. She earned her B.A. in Biology, much to her English professor's dismay. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood of 2009 Golden Heart finalists. The ancient magic and lush beauty of Great Britain entrances Ms. McCollum's heart and imagination every time she visits. The country's history and landscape have been a backdrop for her writing ever since her first journey across the pond. When she is not creating vibrant characters & magical adventures on the page, she is roaring her own battle cry in the war against ovarian cancer. Ms. McCollum recently slayed the cancer beast and resides with her very own Highland hero, rescued golden retriever & 3 kids in the wilds of suburbia on the mid-Atlantic coast.

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