The Scottish Rogue

· The Campbells Book 1 · Sold by Entangled: Amara
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Previously released as A Rose in the Highlands on Entangled’s Amara imprint

1684, Scottish Highlands


Clan chief Grey Campbell would rather die than see Finlarig Castle, his family home, fall into English hands. He’s already had to fight off a blazing fire, likely set by the outsiders constantly lurking outside the castle, so one beautiful Englishwoman flashing a bill of sale does not intimidate him.

Evelyn Worthington has dreams her own. Dreams that could finally come true, now that her brother has purchased a Scottish castle. The trek from England was exhausting, but it will all be worth it once she can get past the brawny Highlander and into her castle... And ignore the passions that flare between them.

It’s a battle of wills, but Evelyn and Grey aren’t the only ones with their sights set on Finlarig. As secrets are revealed and muskets are lit, the fate of the Campbell Clan, Evelyn’s hard-fought plan, and the possible future between this Sassenach and Highlander are in as much jeopardy as their lives.

Each book in The Campbells series is STANDALONE:
* The Scottish Rogue
* The Savage Highlander
* The Wicked Viscount
* The Highland Outlaw
4.7
74 reviews
Cathy Geha
September 22, 2018
A Rose in the Highlands by Heather McCollum Highland Roses School #1 Evelyn Worthington and her sister Scarlet fled London with a lady’s maid and their brother Nathaniel’s blessing. Evelyn was not willing to marry the man her father insisted she marry in his will and Scarlet was running from some unknown issue she was unwilling to share. Their brother sent them by coach to a newly purchased castle taken from the Scottish clan Campbell due to the Laird being accused of treason. When the women arrive the new chief is in the doorway and Greyson is not willing to let the foreigners take his home. With the stalemate soon resolved by having the women come inside, at least for the night, the ongoing battle of whether Grey will reclaim his ancestral home or Evelyn will turn it into a school begins in the morning. Grey is a wonderful book boyfriend and Evelyn is a bit prickly but smart, willing to learn and all-in when it comes to creating the school of her dreams – one that will allow women the same education that men are entitled to. Her vision for the school is not necessarily in harmony with his need to turn the castle into a fortress and that can and does lead to tension. Add into the mix a Scottish lass with her eye on Grey, evil men afoot with nefarious plans of their own, a village angry with English who have been up to no good…and a whole lot of fun subplots and you have a story that is filled with adventure, romance and derring-do. I enjoyed this book and though at times I thought, “Would that really happen in 1694?” I went on reading and thought, “This is fiction and fun and not necessarily factual.” I did look up the information on snails used in the treatment of burns…interesting! Amazing that what once was commonly used in folk medicine is now being used again. At the end of the book I immediately wanted to dive into Scarlet’s story to find out what happened to make her want to leave and who she will end up with. I have no idea how many books are planned for this series but look forward to reading them all! Thank you to NetGalley and Entangled Publishing-Amara for the ARC – This is my honest review. 4-5 Stars
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Janet B
September 17, 2018
1684, Scottish Highlands Englishwoman Lady Evelyn Worthington is resolved to build a school for ladies in her brother's newly purchased Scottish castle. She's also fleeing a betrothal her late father arranged but when she arrives, not only does she find the castle scorched by fire, but a brawny Highlander bars her entry. Clan chief Grey Campbell would rather die than see his family home, Finlarig Castle, fall into English hands, so Grey must win the battle of wills with the beautiful Sassenach who flashes a bill of sale before him. A well written well paced novel. The characters have plenty of depth, Grey & Evelyn are likeable & even though they are at odds to begin with soon find that as well as being attracted to each other they also like & respect each other. This is the start of a new series & there are plenty of secondary characters who I hope will have their stories, there’s also Izzy whose reason for not talking needs to be resolved. I found myself engrossed in the book & carried away by the plots, secrets & intrigue that accompanied the romance so much so that I read it in under a day & I certainly look forward to more from the author My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read
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Christine Woinich
July 5, 2021
This tale had action, heartbreak, witty banter, and danger. Evelyn left England for Scotland to try to support herself while running a school. Her good intentions met the wall and menace of Grey. It was entertaining as Grey fought his feelings for the English woman taking over his home. He was so protective when not growling. Despite his attempts to stop her, Evelyn was a force unto herself, doing things to change the castle to suit her needs, and except for a moment or two of weakness, she was strong enough to stand up to Grey as well as the English soldiers threatening the clan. Justine Eyre did a wonderful job with the narration, and she kept me wanting to listen. This is my unsolicited review.
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About the author

Heather McCollum is an award winning, historical paranormal romance writer. She earned her B.A. in Biology, much to her English professor’s dismay. She’s a member of Romance Writers of America and the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood of 2009 Golden Heart finalists.

When she is not creating vibrant characters and 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 hero & 3 kids in the wilds of suburbia on the mid-Atlantic coast. For more about Ms. McCollum, please visit www.HeatherMcCollum.com.

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