Sunday, January 12, 2020

BOOK REVIEW- The Highlander's Angel: (The Highland Angels Book 1) by Caroline Lee *

Three beautiful agents for the Crown. Three prime suspects. One sinister plot to destroy a fledgling kingdom... Meet the Queen's Angels!
When Robert the Bruce's queen formed the Angels, an elite group of spies masquerading as her ladies-in-waiting, she probably didn't imagine they'd be called on to save her life. But that's what happens when Queen Elizabeth is entertaining the Fraser delegation.

Luckily, her lady Courtney is deadly with a bow, and recognizes the assassin. Court's history with the band of thieves and murderers who raised her means she has a very different skill set than most women in the queen's retinue, and she's not afraid to employ it. But she is used to working alone, and the idea of being saddled with an unwanted partner--particularly when that man is gorgeous, dangerous, and a prime suspect--is galling.

Ross Fraser, the queen's longtime bodyguard, can't believe one of his kinsmen could be involved in this treacherous plot. He'll do everything in his power to prove his clan is innocent of treason, even if it means partnering with a testy and deadly thief-turned-spy... One who holds his heart after that single night they spent together years ago.

Ross must choose between his loyalty to his laird and his loyalty to his heart, as Court's reuniting with her "family" makes her question everything she thought she understood. When metal hits meat, can this unlikely duo learn to trust each other, or will the plot to bring down the Scottish monarchy succeed?
Warning: Contains a bad@ss heroine, an adorable sheepdog with more hair than sense, and some super-steamy scenes.

Good main characters and that includes Ross Fraser's "wee" hound Honor.  And yes, that  was a tongue in cheek mention because he was a huge hound.  
The story kept me interested all the way through.  But I will say at one time it did slow down somewhat.  But during that time, there was more "relationship" being developed between Ross and Court.  Well, at least during the times that she was talking to him.  
There is good world building when it came to The Angels team, Charlotte who helps guide them and Queen Elizabeth.  
There is action as well as the promised romance.  Humor is part of the story because Ross is not only skilled but knows how to draw some smiles out of the most unwilling.  Court would be right on the top of that list.  At least for a while.
I liked how the story ended and there was also a look into another one of the Angels, Mellie. It's a story between Mellie and Lachlan Fraser.  Book #2 is called, "The Laird's Angel" and it looks promising.

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