The Highlander’s Princess Bride is both a charming Regency romp and a searing indictment of male attitudes towards women’s rights in the period, and I absolutely loved every word of it. It has everything you might want from a Highlander romance; a sexy, brooding Scotsman – in fact, a whole family of seven brothers – a clan laird, a castle, and more kilts than you could shake a skean dhu at.
Where things get interesting with this novel is with the princess in question, because Victoria isn’t really a princess. She is, in fact, an illegitimate daughter of the Prince Regent and a Brighton barmaid, and being of such dubious background, she knows very well that she will spend her whole life fighting an uphill battle to gain any kind of respectability.
Nevertheless, Victoria is absolutely no quitter. She’s a professional governess and she’s very, very good at what she does. When her employer’s rakish…
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