The Highlander Who Protected Me (Clan Kendrick Book 1)

Written by Vanessa Kelly
Review by Monica E. Spence

1819. Lady Ainsley Matthews, pregnant and running from a marriage to her sadistic betrothed, takes refuge with the only man she can turn to: her old friend, Royal Kendrick, the man that got away years ago. While at his family’s isolated Scottish estate, Royal tries to heal in body and mind following the battle of Waterloo, but he finds himself without a challenge or a goal. When Ainsley arrives, he discovers his purpose: to care for the woman that got away and her newborn baby who he loves like his own.

Though thrust together, can Ainsley and Royal find the true love that eluded them, care for the child, and elude the vicious man who terrorized Ainsley for so long? Stay tuned. In this long Regency romance, Kelly continues the story of the honorable Kendrick men, who fight to protect the women they love. While Ainsley fights her attraction to Royal with sarcasm, Royal quietly builds a fire in her that neither can resist. Enjoyable.