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OK Highlander Romance
Reviewed in the United States on May 11, 2021
This is an OK Highlander romance, and an OK addition to the Highland Clan series, but I got a little irritated at Elizabeth. This book can be read standalone, but I don't recommend it. It will be much better if you read the Clan Grant series and the rest of the Highland Clan series first. That is because there are many, many characters in this story, most of whom were introduced in earlier books from those two series -- anyone who hasn't read those books would have trouble keeping the characters straight.
Elizabeth seemed way too immature to me, especially for a young woman of 23. For her to be afraid to marry and leave her clan, to the point of hiding her romance with Gil, was just silly. I get that she had been spoiled, since she was the youngest child, but still ...
I liked Gil, but thought he should have had more faith in himself, and had the courage to ask Elizabeth's father for her hand. He didn't think he was good enough for her, since he was an orphan, and he also let Elizabeth convince him to wait to get married.
This one gets 3 stars from me -- it would have gotten more if Elizabeth had not been so immature.
My rating system is below.
1 star -- Hated it, or did not finish. I usually only give this rating if some of the content is truly objectionable to me, like if one of the main characters does something really awful, and gets away with it.
2 stars -- Didn't like it. This rating usually means that I thought the writing wasn't very good, the editing was terrible, I didn't like the characters, or it had other major flaws.
3 stars -- I liked it, but had some minor issues with it. This rating means that there were minor editing issues, the story needed more character development, it was just too unrealistic, or had some other fairly minor issue. The majority of books I read get this rating – I do not consider it a bad rating.
4 stars -- I liked it a lot. This is a high rating for me, and I rarely give a higher one.
5 stars -- I loved it, and will probably read it again. Very few books are good enough to get this rating from me. The ones that do are usually classics.