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He’d give his life for her, but his heart was never part of the bargain. Haunted by guilt, he craves peace… Former privateer and agent for the crown Bryston McPherson only wants one thing. Oblivion. A respite from the crushing grief and guilt he’s felt since his wife’s murder. But peace remains elusive. Until he meets her. The fiery Highlander is everything he never thought He’d give his life for her, but his heart was never part of the bargain. Haunted by guilt, he craves peace… Former privateer and agent for the crown Bryston McPherson only wants one thing. Oblivion. A respite from the crushing grief and guilt he’s felt since his wife’s murder. But peace remains elusive. Until he meets her. The fiery Highlander is everything he never thought he’d have again—light, happiness, joy. Too bad he doesn’t deserve her and can never claim her for his own… She seeks freedom and adventure… Branwen Glanville craved excitement, but she got way more than she bargained for with Bryston. When a case of mistaken identity puts her in grave danger, the surly Scot spirits her away to his ship…and steals her heart in the process. It’s just her unfortunate luck that he’ll never allow himself to return her affections. Bryston’s resolve is put to the test as he races to outwit a vengeful pirate and protect Branwen. But it’s not long before he starts to think a happily ever after with the Scottish lass of his dreams just might be possible after all … if he can keep Branwen alive long enough to claim it. ____________________________________________________________________________ Sexy Scots, spies, and secret treasures. This sigh-worthy Scottish historical by a USA Today bestselling author will have you sitting on the edge of your chair to see if Bryston and Branwen find their hard-won happily ever after. If you love reading romantic, page-turning Scottish Historical love stories brimming with mystery and suspense, a dash of humor, and alpha male Highlanders, then you’ll adore Collette Cameron’s intriguing HEART OF A SCOT Series. Buy TO BARGAIN WITH A HIGHLAND BUCCANEER and be prepared to stay up late reading a rousing Highland adventure you can’t put down. Though this book can easily be read as a stand-alone, most readers prefer to read the series in order. Read for Free in Kindle Unlimited! HEART OF A SCOT: To Love a Highland Laird To Redeem a Highland Rake To Seduce a Highland Scoundrel To Woo a Highland Warrior A Christmas Kiss for the Highlander To Enchant a Highland Earl To Defy a Highland Duke To Marry a Highland Marauder


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He’d give his life for her, but his heart was never part of the bargain. Haunted by guilt, he craves peace… Former privateer and agent for the crown Bryston McPherson only wants one thing. Oblivion. A respite from the crushing grief and guilt he’s felt since his wife’s murder. But peace remains elusive. Until he meets her. The fiery Highlander is everything he never thought He’d give his life for her, but his heart was never part of the bargain. Haunted by guilt, he craves peace… Former privateer and agent for the crown Bryston McPherson only wants one thing. Oblivion. A respite from the crushing grief and guilt he’s felt since his wife’s murder. But peace remains elusive. Until he meets her. The fiery Highlander is everything he never thought he’d have again—light, happiness, joy. Too bad he doesn’t deserve her and can never claim her for his own… She seeks freedom and adventure… Branwen Glanville craved excitement, but she got way more than she bargained for with Bryston. When a case of mistaken identity puts her in grave danger, the surly Scot spirits her away to his ship…and steals her heart in the process. It’s just her unfortunate luck that he’ll never allow himself to return her affections. Bryston’s resolve is put to the test as he races to outwit a vengeful pirate and protect Branwen. But it’s not long before he starts to think a happily ever after with the Scottish lass of his dreams just might be possible after all … if he can keep Branwen alive long enough to claim it. ____________________________________________________________________________ Sexy Scots, spies, and secret treasures. This sigh-worthy Scottish historical by a USA Today bestselling author will have you sitting on the edge of your chair to see if Bryston and Branwen find their hard-won happily ever after. If you love reading romantic, page-turning Scottish Historical love stories brimming with mystery and suspense, a dash of humor, and alpha male Highlanders, then you’ll adore Collette Cameron’s intriguing HEART OF A SCOT Series. Buy TO BARGAIN WITH A HIGHLAND BUCCANEER and be prepared to stay up late reading a rousing Highland adventure you can’t put down. Though this book can easily be read as a stand-alone, most readers prefer to read the series in order. Read for Free in Kindle Unlimited! HEART OF A SCOT: To Love a Highland Laird To Redeem a Highland Rake To Seduce a Highland Scoundrel To Woo a Highland Warrior A Christmas Kiss for the Highlander To Enchant a Highland Earl To Defy a Highland Duke To Marry a Highland Marauder

30 review for To Bargain with a Highland Buccaneer: Scottish Highlander Historical Romance

  1. 5 out of 5

    Elodie’s Reading Corner

    To Bargain with a Highland Buccaneer Heart of a Scot Series #8 Collette Cameron https://www.facebook.com/collettecame... Release date 07/02/2020 Publisher Dragonblade Publishing Blurb : He’d give his life for her, but his heart was never part of the bargain. Haunted by guilt, he craves peace… Former privateer and agent for the crown Bryston McPherson only wants one thing. Oblivion. A respite from the crushing grief and guilt he’s felt since his wife’s murder. But peace remains elusive. Until he meets he To Bargain with a Highland Buccaneer Heart of a Scot Series #8 Collette Cameron https://www.facebook.com/collettecame... Release date 07/02/2020 Publisher Dragonblade Publishing Blurb : He’d give his life for her, but his heart was never part of the bargain. Haunted by guilt, he craves peace… Former privateer and agent for the crown Bryston McPherson only wants one thing. Oblivion. A respite from the crushing grief and guilt he’s felt since his wife’s murder. But peace remains elusive. Until he meets her. The fiery Highlander is everything he never thought he’d have again—light, happiness, joy. Too bad he doesn’t deserve her and can never claim her for his own… She seeks freedom and adventure… Branwen Glanville craved excitement, but she got way more than she bargained for with Bryston. When a case of mistaken identity puts her in grave danger, the surly Scot spirits her away to his ship…and steals her heart in the process. It’s just her unfortunate luck that he’ll never allow himself to return her affections. Bryston’s resolve is put to the test as he races to outwit a vengeful pirate and protect Branwen. But it’s not long before he starts to think a happily ever after with the Scottish lass of his dreams just might be possible after all … if he can keep Branwen alive long enough to claim it. My review : Will their journey heal his heart and open it to a new love ... While this one is the last in a series, I only read the previous book. But it does not impede the reading of this book, it can perfectly be appreciated as a standalone. This book was a nice road movie, even if little part of the story is set on the sea. I liked both main characters, Branwen is not shirking violet. When things turned awry, she is no one to weep or lament, she follows the flow and faces every trials head held high. She also knows what she innerly wants, she won’t compromise. While Bryston might concede to his own oath, as despite his pledge to his late wife to never love again, he considers after his time spend in Branwen’s company, she could be a good spouse if amenable to his lack of love, even if he would never open his heart again. This is a fast paced story as they are on the run, in a quest to outsmart the villain behind their flight. Along the course of their journey, sentiments are revealed, but will circumstances allow them full rein. A sweet tale of a second chance at love, 4.5 stars. I was granted an advance copy by the publisher Dragonblade Publishing, here is my true and unbiased opinion. https://www.facebook.com/429830134272...

  2. 4 out of 5

    Luz Trevino

    To Bargain with a Highland Buccaneer Series: Book 8 (final book) in the Heart of a Scot series Rating: 3 stars Thank you to the publisher for the ARC given through NetGalley for review. All opinions are my own. I liked it! Though it's a short story it did a good job giving us a lot. Our MCs go through an adventure in evading the villain. I was very entertained by it and both Branwen and Bryston were likeable characters. The only thing that I was a little unhappy about this story was that Bryston, a To Bargain with a Highland Buccaneer Series: Book 8 (final book) in the Heart of a Scot series Rating: 3 stars Thank you to the publisher for the ARC given through NetGalley for review. All opinions are my own. I liked it! Though it's a short story it did a good job giving us a lot. Our MCs go through an adventure in evading the villain. I was very entertained by it and both Branwen and Bryston were likeable characters. The only thing that I was a little unhappy about this story was that Bryston, a widower who's wife was murdered by the villain of the story, compares Branwen and his deceased wife (who died four years prior) until the very end of the story. In comparing them he has a difficult time coming to terms of why he is attracted to Branwen when she's very different from his wife. It takes a life threatening situation for him to finally realize his feelings. This is the first book I have read from this author and I liked her style. I look forwards to reading more from her.

  3. 4 out of 5

    TJ

    3.5/5.0 A light, fun romp. Loved Branwen’s character! It’s not particularly deep or emotional (something I usually prefer) but it is an easy way to spend a relaxing few hours.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Sophie

    I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher via NetGalley. This in no way impacted on my view. To Bargain with a Highland Buccaneer follows Branwen Glanville and former privateer Bryston McPherson having to flee Scotland when Bryston spots the killer of his late wife in Leith harbour. La Sauvage believes there is hidden treasure in Tortuga, and after torturing Delphine and leaving a Bryston injured, and later presumed to be dead, he’s back for more and will do anything he can to get the I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher via NetGalley. This in no way impacted on my view. To Bargain with a Highland Buccaneer follows Branwen Glanville and former privateer Bryston McPherson having to flee Scotland when Bryston spots the killer of his late wife in Leith harbour. La Sauvage believes there is hidden treasure in Tortuga, and after torturing Delphine and leaving a Bryston injured, and later presumed to be dead, he’s back for more and will do anything he can to get the truth from Bryston. Seeing both Bryston and Branwen together at her guardian’s castle, he believes they are a couple, and to ensure their safety, they run for France, hoping to discover the truth, and stop La Sauvage once and for all. Honestly, I forgot I had even requested this book until I noticed it in my kindle app, and being <200 pages, I decided it would be a quick enough read. Having read the previous one, I had met both characters before, but still found them bland and boring, if I’m totally honest. Bryston obviously cared about his late wife, and though he knew Branwen liked, perhaps even loved him, he toyed with her feelings and even offered marriage when all he wanted was to bed her. Branwen was slightly better, but became too doey eyed for me. I liked the pirate plot line, and the final 10% or so definitely made up for the rest of the book. I’m just glad to get it off my TBR list, and am in no hurry to read any more any time soon.

  5. 4 out of 5

    InD'tale Magazine

    Set in the 1800s, this Highlander Romance spends very little time actually in the Highlands, which surprisingly, really sets the story apart from other novels in the same genre. Read full review in the 2020 October issue of InD'tale Magazine. Set in the 1800s, this Highlander Romance spends very little time actually in the Highlands, which surprisingly, really sets the story apart from other novels in the same genre. Read full review in the 2020 October issue of InD'tale Magazine.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Shanice

    2.5 - 3 stars This arc was provided to me by the publisher and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Eliza E

    To Bargain with a Highland Buccaneer in the eighth book in a series, but it’s the first I’ve read from this author. The book is short and quick. The action begins almost right away with a bunch of exposition squeezed in so new readers like me don’t feel lost. The plot is rushed, we need to fit a lot in after all, with little thought given to the logic of the plot device that lands our pairing in close proximity. Doesn’t matter, onwards! Despite myself, I enjoyed the central tension of the romanti To Bargain with a Highland Buccaneer in the eighth book in a series, but it’s the first I’ve read from this author. The book is short and quick. The action begins almost right away with a bunch of exposition squeezed in so new readers like me don’t feel lost. The plot is rushed, we need to fit a lot in after all, with little thought given to the logic of the plot device that lands our pairing in close proximity. Doesn’t matter, onwards! Despite myself, I enjoyed the central tension of the romantic storyline: basically can our hero love again. The surrounding plot was less interesting to me. It was something about a mad pirate who wanted to hurt the heroine for little discernible reason I could see. He, the pirate, assumed the two main characters were romantically involved. He killed the hero’s wife in a bit for some treasure. Anyhow, no worries why, the heroine is in mortal danger. Will he open his heart back up to love? Onwards! There were a few nice touches. The way the heroine lifts her face to the sea’s spray told our hero she belonged with him on the sea. His previous wife didn’t lift her face to the spray, she was too busy throwing up from seasickness. There I go making fun, I shouldn’t really. This is light fare, it’s quick and satisfying despite itself. I received an ARC.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Carole Burant

    This was an enjoyable quick read and the perfect ending to the series. It's always a joy to read any of Collette Cameron's books:) On the hunt for the pirate who tortured and killed his wife 5 years earlier, Bryston must also protect Branwen, his friend's ward, and ends up having to take her on his ship. It doesn't take long before Branwen falls in love with Bryston but she feels it's hopeless unless he can finally overcome his grief for his dead wife and learn to love and live again. Amidst the This was an enjoyable quick read and the perfect ending to the series. It's always a joy to read any of Collette Cameron's books:) On the hunt for the pirate who tortured and killed his wife 5 years earlier, Bryston must also protect Branwen, his friend's ward, and ends up having to take her on his ship. It doesn't take long before Branwen falls in love with Bryston but she feels it's hopeless unless he can finally overcome his grief for his dead wife and learn to love and live again. Amidst the danger, passions flare and Branwen gets the adventure she craved for!! I was given an ARC of this book via NetGallely and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Sandra R

    A very well written novella set in Scotland in 1721 with beautiful, creative and descriptive writing throughout. However, I'm not really a fan of too much excess flowery prose, as I think the actual story can get bogged down a bit, which happens to a certain extent here. I zoned out a bit sometimes. Some readers love this style of writing and it's a personal preference that I'm not a fan of it, but I can still appreciate the writing itself, as I know it takes a lot of work. This story is part of A very well written novella set in Scotland in 1721 with beautiful, creative and descriptive writing throughout. However, I'm not really a fan of too much excess flowery prose, as I think the actual story can get bogged down a bit, which happens to a certain extent here. I zoned out a bit sometimes. Some readers love this style of writing and it's a personal preference that I'm not a fan of it, but I can still appreciate the writing itself, as I know it takes a lot of work. This story is part of a series with an ongoing back-story, adventure, and recurring characters and as I haven't read any of the previous books, I was swamped with a lot of excess information I didn't need to process in such a short story. I would urge readers to start at the beginning of this series, especially since this novella keeps referring to other events. Because of that, it's a chore to call it a stand alone - apart from the central romance... I liked Branwen and Bryston - but two similar sounding 'B' names for a H/h was annoying. I enjoyed the historical details though and the descriptions of the docks and the sea were excellent. The chapters set in the bawdy house were entertaining. There was a lot of internal narration and Bryston kept thinking about his murdered wife from five years ago. I gather our couple already know each other slightly, due to past story-lines, but circumstances have thrown them together in this book, thus creating an insta-love/attraction. The dialogue is peppered with ye, yer, aye, dinna, willna, nae, ken, etc, to give the reader the unsubtle hint the characters are in Scotland. Overall the story was entertaining and I enjoyed the romance, the drama and the adventure. My thanks go to NetGalley and Dragonblade Publishing for gifting me the eARC in return for my honest opinion. I will read more from this author. 3.5 stars.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Margaret Watkins

    Having met Branwen Glanville in a previous novel, I was pleased to have the opportunity of being able to read her story. Branwen has admired Bryston McPherson from afar for some years. As a young girl, she was initially terrified of the privateer, but as she matured she found herself becoming more and more attracted to him. Together with her family, Branwen is supposed to meet up with Bryston at the docks, but unexpected events have Branwen on the run together with Bryston, escaping a vicious ma Having met Branwen Glanville in a previous novel, I was pleased to have the opportunity of being able to read her story. Branwen has admired Bryston McPherson from afar for some years. As a young girl, she was initially terrified of the privateer, but as she matured she found herself becoming more and more attracted to him. Together with her family, Branwen is supposed to meet up with Bryston at the docks, but unexpected events have Branwen on the run together with Bryston, escaping a vicious madman. Their adventures take them into places that have Bryston dreading having to face Branwen's guardian, but he is surprised when she not only keeps up with him, she also takes their flight in her stride. Bryston is still suffering from grief after the death of his wife and thinks that he is beyond ever finding love again. However, when Branwen's life is threatened his protective feelings for her rear up and demand that he take notice of them. This adventure romance is fast-paced, witty, and exciting, keeping the reader in suspense right through to the end. Although fairly short, it is nevertheless well written and comes to a happy conclusion. I received a copy of this novel from NetGalley and this is my honest and voluntary review.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Linda J.

    4.25 STARS I hate that the series has come to an end. I highly recommend this author and series to anyone looking for good stories. Both main character's are richly written. I loved their banter and especially honesty with each other. Our h can take care of herself. Doesn't faint and knows knife skills that came in handy. The H lost a wife tragically and doesn't want to risk his heart to love again. I felt sorry for the h because she gave her heart to him and knew he couldn't return it. I thought 4.25 STARS I hate that the series has come to an end. I highly recommend this author and series to anyone looking for good stories. Both main character's are richly written. I loved their banter and especially honesty with each other. Our h can take care of herself. Doesn't faint and knows knife skills that came in handy. The H lost a wife tragically and doesn't want to risk his heart to love again. I felt sorry for the h because she gave her heart to him and knew he couldn't return it. I thought the H held onto not wanting to love again too long. It was hard to see them as a couple when he was always comparing the deceased wife and the h. They were totally different in looks and innocence of life. There is some suspense and a nasty villain. I loved the scene in the brothel and the innocence of the h, really was written well and not vulgar. Lovemaking, outside of marriage, heat level 2.5 out of 5 if that and only described once. I wanted to know how the h's family handled the situation when the h returned home. No cheating for our couple, no cliffhanger, HEA, some romance and a tad of spice. A very enjoyable and heart warming epilogue about 7 years in the future. (ljb)

  12. 4 out of 5

    Lori D

    A braw Scot, a visual feast to be appreciated. "Tall, his pale blond hair braided and pulled back at the sides, scarred and tattooed, his Viking heritage on display for all to see, the Highland warrior fairly exuded power, strength and intimidation." Oh yes Bryston McPherson was sigh worthy, agent for the crown and a buccaneer. Yes, it keeps getting better! Yes, Branwen had to turn away so he would not catch her "oglin' the mon, plain and simple." How could anybody resist! But Bryston was being f A braw Scot, a visual feast to be appreciated. "Tall, his pale blond hair braided and pulled back at the sides, scarred and tattooed, his Viking heritage on display for all to see, the Highland warrior fairly exuded power, strength and intimidation." Oh yes Bryston McPherson was sigh worthy, agent for the crown and a buccaneer. Yes, it keeps getting better! Yes, Branwen had to turn away so he would not catch her "oglin' the mon, plain and simple." How could anybody resist! But Bryston was being followed and he and Branwen had to make a run for his ship! Adventure, villains, a sigh worthy Scot and a feisty heroine bring this story full circle on a journey not soon forgotten! Collette does it again with her delightful stories and wraps up this amazing series in fine bow. Do not miss this or anything this author writes!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Amy

    A heroine, Branwen, who doesn’t need to marry and a hero, Bryston, who does not want to marry are thrown together when an old enemy comes after him. Branwen falls in love, but is not sure if Bryston can commit to her. I received an ARC from NetGalley and Dragonblade Publishing for my honest review.

  14. 4 out of 5

    A Klue

    This reviewer got what she bargained for, folks. An engaging, danger laced drama, relationship angst romantic read featuring a heart broken, alpha protective, still mourning his murdered wife hero and a strong willed bonny lass to finally bring him out of that darkness into the light of love. The writing flowed and kept me fully engaged in this 118 page, stand-alone, short novella. It’s the first book of this series I’ve read, but I enjoyed the writing style so much I definitely would like to ba This reviewer got what she bargained for, folks. An engaging, danger laced drama, relationship angst romantic read featuring a heart broken, alpha protective, still mourning his murdered wife hero and a strong willed bonny lass to finally bring him out of that darkness into the light of love. The writing flowed and kept me fully engaged in this 118 page, stand-alone, short novella. It’s the first book of this series I’ve read, but I enjoyed the writing style so much I definitely would like to backtrack and dive into the others, as well. I’ve listed them below, btw. Here’s to hoping you’ll feel the same and my verra short review has been helpful in some way. Romance Safety Gang: (view spoiler)[ Hero still is in love/mourns his murdered dead wife. Compares heroine to her at one point via a mental like check list..To me it wasn’t done in a way that made the heroine look less in his eyes..Just different. Romance safe enough for me, because I knew about his mental baggage before starting. He’s been celibate since her death. You may not like how after whisking her away to save her life he knew her reputation would be ruined (no female chaperone) but felt it wasn’t his problem. No OM drama. (hide spoiler)] Title: To Bargain with a Highland Buccaneer, Series: Heart of a Scot (Book 8), Author: Colette Cameron, Pages: 118, stand-alone but part of a series, relationship angst, widow hero still in love with his deceased wife, virgin heroine, celibate since wife’s death, conflicted hero, only one major graphic MC smex scene. Book 1 - To Love a Highland Laird Book 1.5 - A Christmas Kiss for a Highlander Book 2 - To Redeem a Highland Rogue Book 3 - To Seduce a Highland Scoundrel Book 4 - To Woo a Highland Warrior Book 5 - To Enchant a Highland Earl Book 6 - To Defy a Highland Duke Book 7 - To Marry a Highland Marauder Book 8 - To Bargain with a Highland Buccaneer (I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book via NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I was not given any payment or compensation for this review. There is no affiliation or relationship between this reviewer and the author/publisher/NetGalley.)

  15. 5 out of 5

    Anne

    To Bargain With a Highland Buccaneer by Collette Cameron is the next in Cameron's Heart of A Scot series. Branwen Glanville is the ward of Keane Buchannan, Duke of Roxdale. She and his family: himself, his wife, and her two daughters were visiting the ruins of Holyrood Abbey, after which they planned an excursion to the docks and look at the ships in port. They would be accompanied by Bryston McPherson, a man who often visited her guardian. All of a sudden, they appeared to have unwelcome guests To Bargain With a Highland Buccaneer by Collette Cameron is the next in Cameron's Heart of A Scot series. Branwen Glanville is the ward of Keane Buchannan, Duke of Roxdale. She and his family: himself, his wife, and her two daughters were visiting the ruins of Holyrood Abbey, after which they planned an excursion to the docks and look at the ships in port. They would be accompanied by Bryston McPherson, a man who often visited her guardian. All of a sudden, they appeared to have unwelcome guests. After sending a message to Keane, he quickly shepherded her through the streets of the city, on the run from them. Through several minor adventures, they made it to his ship, where he gave orders to his men to set sail. Keane and the family were nowhere in sight. She was on this ship, un-chaperoned. She would be ruined. This whole group of people has been a joy to get to know. This latest entry into the franchise brings us a lovely young woman, full of passion that, at this point, was unfulfilled. Byrston is a sophisticated man-of-the-world. The last thing he was looking for was romance. He had lost his wife several years earlier, in the worst possible way, and his heart had hardened toward women. The voyage with Branwen put a different complexion on things, although he was still not prepared to be in love. The journey to their happily-ever-after was fun-filled and exciting. I was a terrific read. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I recommend it. I was invited to read an ARC of To Bargain With a Highland Buccaneer from Dragonblade, through Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions and interpretations contained herein are solely my own. #netgalley #tobargainwithahighlandbuccaneer

  16. 4 out of 5

    Crystal Ortiz

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. With this being my first out of the series , it wasn't bad for a stand alone.  At first item as tough for me not knowing other characters and normally a book will explain them a tad for detail from previous books this gave only basic , sister , ward ECT. But it was just enough to get me by .  Branwen fierce, smart and bold. I love her quick whit and fierce attitude. She was a great character for the book. Favorite moment is when she sits on his lap on the brothel and is exposed to new heights ... With this being my first out of the series , it wasn't bad for a stand alone.  At first item as tough for me not knowing other characters and normally a book will explain them a tad for detail from previous books this gave only basic , sister , ward ECT. But it was just enough to get me by .  Branwen fierce, smart and bold. I love her quick whit and fierce attitude. She was a great character for the book. Favorite moment is when she sits on his lap on the brothel and is exposed to new heights ... She falls in love fast but knowing him for so long I think she lived him for a very long time.  Bryston , pirate first , widowed and lost. You want to be sad for him and want him to mourne the loss of his wife, but you also want the connection to be there between him and branwen.  Poor guy gets torn with the loss of his wife and moving on that if he loves another is it betrayal to his dead wife. In the end it all ends well and the two of them are just made for each other each in their own way.  Now what lacked for me is more story to the book. It was a fast read for me. But even so it was still was a great read and I will now go back and read the whole series and I am glad I got to read this book and find a new author to like.  I am however more of a sexual content person and even though this had a good amount of sexual content it just wasn't enough for my liking . This book was cleaner for me. It may not be cleaner to some however it does have choice words and actions. But too take for me . But overall it was a love story and I do love a good happy ending. Also may I add the drama wasn't horrible there's books out there that end up with too much drama and this was not one of them . It was the perfect amount of drama and excitement and love!! 

  17. 4 out of 5

    MrsMascara

    When Branwen Granville, ward of a duke is on an outing with him and his family, she is embroiled in an attack on his friend and buccaneer Bryston McPherson. Bryston has know Branwen for some time, as he is @ friend to the Duke,, and has appreciated the lovely woman she has become, but he is filled with sadness due to the murder of his wife Delphine, on the Caribbean island she was born on. When her murderer finally resurfaces, having been presumed dead, he is after Bryson and his compatriots to When Branwen Granville, ward of a duke is on an outing with him and his family, she is embroiled in an attack on his friend and buccaneer Bryston McPherson. Bryston has know Branwen for some time, as he is @ friend to the Duke,, and has appreciated the lovely woman she has become, but he is filled with sadness due to the murder of his wife Delphine, on the Caribbean island she was born on. When her murderer finally resurfaces, having been presumed dead, he is after Bryson and his compatriots to find the treasure Delphine spoke of with her dying breaths. Bryson escapes, but takes Branwen with him to keep her safe, they both know she has been fatally compromised, but that he won’t marry her. Bryston doesn’t believ he can love another, however their close proximity and his undeniable attraction to her, develops into respect, affection and admiration for her poise and quiet fortitude and forbearance. When they outwit the villain can Bryston open himself up to love and can Branwen believe she can be as dear to him as Delphine was. So this was a sweet, quick romance with a lot of exposition crammed into a short novel. The central romance was enjoyable, but the pirate plot lacked any real light and shade, and felt a bit rushed. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book and all opinions are my own.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Sally

    2.5* Though beautifully written, this didn't really do the trick for me. I liked the beginning, but the further we went into the story, the less I cared about it. This is definitely a personal preference, but I've never been a big fan of quick love, and I didn't appreciate how quickly Branwen decided she loves Bryston. Furthermore, after a certain point, the only thing keeping them apart is the fact that Bryston isn't as ready to declare his love to her as she is. She is ridiculously upset about 2.5* Though beautifully written, this didn't really do the trick for me. I liked the beginning, but the further we went into the story, the less I cared about it. This is definitely a personal preference, but I've never been a big fan of quick love, and I didn't appreciate how quickly Branwen decided she loves Bryston. Furthermore, after a certain point, the only thing keeping them apart is the fact that Bryston isn't as ready to declare his love to her as she is. She is ridiculously upset about it, for it being after only a few days of spending time together. And then, not much later, Bryston suddenly DOES love her, though nothing more between them has happened. The only thing that happened was Branwen being in danger. Now, I get that this usually works as a trigger for the character to realize how much they care about the other person when they suddenly have to face the fact that they could lose them, but it doesn't work when there's not enough past between the two for it to make any sense. Still, as said, I liked the writing and I  especially loved the dialogue that used a lot of Scottish dialect. The characters too were likeable, though Bryston annoyed me by constantly comparing Branwen to his dead wife.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Janet

    Former privateer and agent for the crown Bryston McPherson only wants one thing. Oblivion. A respite from the crushing grief and guilt he’s felt since his wife’s murder. But peace remains elusive. Until he meets her. The fiery Highlander is everything he never thought he’d have again—light, happiness, joy. Branwen Glanville craved excitement, but she got way more than she bargained for with Bryston. When a case of mistaken identity puts her in grave danger, the surly Scot spirits her away to his Former privateer and agent for the crown Bryston McPherson only wants one thing. Oblivion. A respite from the crushing grief and guilt he’s felt since his wife’s murder. But peace remains elusive. Until he meets her. The fiery Highlander is everything he never thought he’d have again—light, happiness, joy. Branwen Glanville craved excitement, but she got way more than she bargained for with Bryston. When a case of mistaken identity puts her in grave danger, the surly Scot spirits her away to his ship…and steals her heart in the process. This is the eighth & final book in the series & what a page turning finale. I thought all my dreams had come true a Highland pirate, sorry privateer, who looks like a Viking with long blond hair, where's my fan! Yes I loved Bryston who gradually came to life again as he spent more time with Branwen. I also loved the feisty outspoken Branwen who fell so hard for the strapping Scot. The story was fast paced & I certainly got caught up in all the action & read the book in a sitting. Another very well written engrossing, captivating read, I've loved the whole series & this was one of my favourites My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read

  20. 5 out of 5

    Michelle Rupe

    I recieved an ARC from the publisher via Netgalley. This did not affect my review and all opinions are my own. Bryston McPherson is being hunted by a pirate, who believes he knows where hidden treasure is, and Le Savauge is going to stop at nothing to catch him and the woman he believes Bryston loves. Branwyn Glanville is swept up into this, and ends up sailing the seas with Bryston until they can end up solving the mystery of the treasure and love. This book was okay. It wasn't the best book or I recieved an ARC from the publisher via Netgalley. This did not affect my review and all opinions are my own. Bryston McPherson is being hunted by a pirate, who believes he knows where hidden treasure is, and Le Savauge is going to stop at nothing to catch him and the woman he believes Bryston loves. Branwyn Glanville is swept up into this, and ends up sailing the seas with Bryston until they can end up solving the mystery of the treasure and love. This book was okay. It wasn't the best book or the worst one either. It seemed a little rushed, and the pacing felt off almost like the author was in a hurry to finish. I wish there had been more banter and flirting between the two. They never teased or did much talking, and because of that I didn't feel the chemistry. I was suprised when they were in love because I just never felt like they had any real "aha" moments. I loved the treasure plot and being chased by a pirate (although, I wish they really had found some treasure). I loved Abbie (she was full of life), and wish she was around more of the book. It was a very well-written slow burn. I just wish there had been more sexual tension.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Sandra Standefer

    Branwen Glanville has always wonted something more than her sedate life. She has always craved excitement and oh to travel. On the rare occasion when her guard allows her and her family to go into town to see the ships her guardians friend Bryston McPherson has agreed to accompany them. Branwen knows her guardian has asked Bryston to accompany them for one reason to to be their unofficial body guard. Bryston McPherson has been morning the loss of his wife for a long time and nothing seems to hea Branwen Glanville has always wonted something more than her sedate life. She has always craved excitement and oh to travel. On the rare occasion when her guard allows her and her family to go into town to see the ships her guardians friend Bryston McPherson has agreed to accompany them. Branwen knows her guardian has asked Bryston to accompany them for one reason to to be their unofficial body guard. Bryston McPherson has been morning the loss of his wife for a long time and nothing seems to heal the hole in his heart. Doing a favor for his best friend he agrees to meet Keane and his family to help protect them while they are in town. When Branwen gets ahead of her family she meets Bryston his past comes out to haunt him. Left with no choice Bryston spirits Branwen away in his ship in order to keep her safe. Thus the adventure begins for Branwen and the healing for Bryston! Wonderful story! I loved reading Bryston and Branwen’s story. There is so much to this story, definitely loved it and definitely recommend reading it!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Sandra

    Fast paced pirate adventure! A tantalising pirate adventure fueled by wit, passion, heartache, revenge and love! Bryston and Branwen's story sadly marks the end of what remains an enjoyable and wonderfully absorbing series packed with an abundance of heart and dazzlingly real characters who just happen to be entangled in a cloak of torment, peril and sinister villiany as true love and happiness quite literally stumbles at their feet. Loved every minute of this especially the unexpected twists and t Fast paced pirate adventure! A tantalising pirate adventure fueled by wit, passion, heartache, revenge and love! Bryston and Branwen's story sadly marks the end of what remains an enjoyable and wonderfully absorbing series packed with an abundance of heart and dazzlingly real characters who just happen to be entangled in a cloak of torment, peril and sinister villiany as true love and happiness quite literally stumbles at their feet. Loved every minute of this especially the unexpected twists and turns that led to some delightful moments for Bryston and Branwen - one nevermore so that the time spent with the plucky girls of Lucky Spence’s House and within its lascivious walls. All satisfactorily crafted with Cameron's unique charm, beguile and wit, a signature I have come to expect and relish from this author. A tale that can be enjoyed as a standalone but holds a whole wealth of stolen moments that enrich each connection, bond and friendship, forged across each separate book throughout the series, and links them together even more so when indulged in order.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    Need a palette cleanser. :) 1.5 stars. (2 stars is my average rating for a novella, so please don't let my rating put you off. :)) This one just wasn't as well developed as I would've liked. Some of the novellas by this author are rather well developed despite their short length. However, this isn't one of them. Plus, I prefer it when one of the MCs isn't still being tortured by the idea of their deceased spouse. I'd like it for them to have gotten past that off-page, before the beginning of the c Need a palette cleanser. :) 1.5 stars. (2 stars is my average rating for a novella, so please don't let my rating put you off. :)) This one just wasn't as well developed as I would've liked. Some of the novellas by this author are rather well developed despite their short length. However, this isn't one of them. Plus, I prefer it when one of the MCs isn't still being tortured by the idea of their deceased spouse. I'd like it for them to have gotten past that off-page, before the beginning of the current timeline. Just personal preferences. If you enjoy a quick and easy historical romance that skims the surface of the times, you might enjoy this. As it was, it was a safe read, with the exception of the hero thinking constantly about his dead wife and comparing her with the heroine. :( Safety (view spoiler)[: obviously the heroine is a virgin and the hero isn't. Nothing of his past is mentioned other than that he's been celibate since his wife died several years ago. Commendable. And shocking. :) (hide spoiler)]

  24. 4 out of 5

    SH

    Bryston McPherson has never gotten over his wife’s murder. All he wishes is to have some sense of happiness. When he meets Branwen Glanville, a glimmer of light is there for him, yet his sole purpose is to keep her safe from a vengeful pirate. Branwen hopes that Bryston can show her his true feelings and put his past behind him. Both Branwen and Bryston make for two likeable main characters. Their dialogue and interactions are witty and engaging. Yet the time spent together didn’t quite equate to Bryston McPherson has never gotten over his wife’s murder. All he wishes is to have some sense of happiness. When he meets Branwen Glanville, a glimmer of light is there for him, yet his sole purpose is to keep her safe from a vengeful pirate. Branwen hopes that Bryston can show her his true feelings and put his past behind him. Both Branwen and Bryston make for two likeable main characters. Their dialogue and interactions are witty and engaging. Yet the time spent together didn’t quite equate to the feelings expressed, particularly with the quick change of heart by Branwen. Whilst his love for his former wife is essential to this story, at times, the continuous reference to her, detracted from Branwen and Bryston’s romance. I was very entertained by it and both Branwen and Bryston were likeable characters. I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Petula

    Branwen Glanville is daydreaming her way through an outing with her guardian and his family.  Since her sister is away on honeymoon she's been feeling restless,  but today something is making her anxious.  Former privateer Bryston McPherson is on his way to see an old friend when he's confronted with the sight of an enemy he thought long dead.  The vicious madman who killed his wife.  Our heroine is a brave Highland lass who has an over protective guardian.  Their lives haven't always been as peac Branwen Glanville is daydreaming her way through an outing with her guardian and his family.  Since her sister is away on honeymoon she's been feeling restless,  but today something is making her anxious.  Former privateer Bryston McPherson is on his way to see an old friend when he's confronted with the sight of an enemy he thought long dead.  The vicious madman who killed his wife.  Our heroine is a brave Highland lass who has an over protective guardian.  Their lives haven't always been as peaceful as they are now.   Our hero gave up spending so much time at sea a few years ago but still owns his ship.  That and his crew are necessary for this dangerous adventure.  An exciting action packed story that rounds off a wonderful series.  Each book in the series can be read on it's own,  but it's fun to follow the families.  Great fun.  

  26. 4 out of 5

    Peggy

    At the end of a day of touring ruins of an old abbey, Branwen Glanville looked forward to a tour of the port with her family and Bryston McPherson. Branwen had always wished for adventure, but being grabbed by Bryston and running for their lives from a crazed pirated wasn’t exactly what she had in mind. This villain not only believes Bryston knows of a great treasure, but murdered his wife trying to get information. He chases them from Scotland to France where he and Bryston confront each other. At the end of a day of touring ruins of an old abbey, Branwen Glanville looked forward to a tour of the port with her family and Bryston McPherson. Branwen had always wished for adventure, but being grabbed by Bryston and running for their lives from a crazed pirated wasn’t exactly what she had in mind. This villain not only believes Bryston knows of a great treasure, but murdered his wife trying to get information. He chases them from Scotland to France where he and Bryston confront each other. Will this finally put the ghosts of his past to rest? The Heart of a Scot ends with a dangerous and exciting adventure. Bryston and Branwen are joined by an interesting and entertaining cast of characters, some good, some wicked, some familiar and some new. This one ends with some very nice surprises that bring the series to a lovely conclusion. I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. My review is voluntary.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Alyce Caswell

    I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Bryston McPherson is a former privateer with a painful past. Branwen has been interested in him ever since they met, but she is unaware of how his secrets will soon endanger her - and has no idea that she's competing with a ghost for Bryston's affections. As always with this series, you agree to compromise on background and buildup in exchange for a short, easy read that you can manage around a busy life. The pace was quick, Brys I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Bryston McPherson is a former privateer with a painful past. Branwen has been interested in him ever since they met, but she is unaware of how his secrets will soon endanger her - and has no idea that she's competing with a ghost for Bryston's affections. As always with this series, you agree to compromise on background and buildup in exchange for a short, easy read that you can manage around a busy life. The pace was quick, Bryston's past intrigued me, and I enjoyed the action. Branwen was a wonderful heroine, but she honestly didn't deserve to be compared so much to Bryston's late wife. I cringed a little. I generally prefer romances that are a bit more tactful about past loves.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Debbie Brown

    Branwen Glanville a ward to the Duke of Roxdale craves excitement and when Bryston McPherson comes to meet them her guardian and her the grad adventure begins. Bryston is being hunted down and all their lives are in danger, especially Branwen’s when his enemy mistakenly think she’s his lady love. They’ve know each other for years, seen each other at holiday’s, but Bryston knew Branwen was off limits to the like of him. They’re thrown together on the high seas looking for the pirate who killed hi Branwen Glanville a ward to the Duke of Roxdale craves excitement and when Bryston McPherson comes to meet them her guardian and her the grad adventure begins. Bryston is being hunted down and all their lives are in danger, especially Branwen’s when his enemy mistakenly think she’s his lady love. They’ve know each other for years, seen each other at holiday’s, but Bryston knew Branwen was off limits to the like of him. They’re thrown together on the high seas looking for the pirate who killed his wife and trying to save Branwen from the pirate monster La Savage. I loved this captivating story with adventure on the high seas as Bryston and Branwen grow closer and knowing there is no future for them make for a bittersweet romance story. I voluntarily read and wrote this review.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Aisha

    I recieved a free copy from netgalley in exchange for an honest review. To Bargain with Highland Buccaneer is a short novella that is quick and fun read. Like all novellas there isn't a lot to unpack and there is instalove. Bryston is titular Highland Buccaneer who must protect Branwen when his enemies believe that she is his and want to harm her in order to find out he location of a treasure. Bryston vowed never to love after he failed to protect his first wife but Branwen is nothing like her a I recieved a free copy from netgalley in exchange for an honest review. To Bargain with Highland Buccaneer is a short novella that is quick and fun read. Like all novellas there isn't a lot to unpack and there is instalove. Bryston is titular Highland Buccaneer who must protect Branwen when his enemies believe that she is his and want to harm her in order to find out he location of a treasure. Bryston vowed never to love after he failed to protect his first wife but Branwen is nothing like her and charms him instantly. The book is relatively fast pace and because it is a novella it is shallow, however like I said it is enjoyable. I would be open to checking out this author again.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Ann Gonzalez

    I received an ARC from Net Galley and Dragonblade's Publishing. This in no way changes my review on the book. I think this book was a great addition to the series, but sad as it is also the final book of the series. I liked the main characters from previous books and was thrilled to read Bryston and Branwen's story. Collette Cameron is great with developing characters, describing them in detail, and keeping with their personalities. I knew these two would end up on an adventure and Collette did I received an ARC from Net Galley and Dragonblade's Publishing. This in no way changes my review on the book. I think this book was a great addition to the series, but sad as it is also the final book of the series. I liked the main characters from previous books and was thrilled to read Bryston and Branwen's story. Collette Cameron is great with developing characters, describing them in detail, and keeping with their personalities. I knew these two would end up on an adventure and Collette did not disappoint. My only complain about the book is that I wish it was longer. The story feels complete and the epilogue was nice, but I will miss this this series. I will definitely reread this series again soon. Collette is one of my favorite authors and I am never disappointed in her books.

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