my highland spy by victoria roberts cover

Rating: five-star-rating-md 5/5

About the Book

Title: My Highland Spy (Highland Spies #1)

Author: Victoria Roberts

Release Date: September 2, 2014

Genre: Romance, Historical Romance

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This Highland Laird won’t bow to the Crown

Laird Ruairi Sutherland refuses to send his only son away to be educated by the English. And he most definitely will not appear in Edinburgh to pay homage to a liege who has no respect for Scotland. So he does what any laird would do—he lies to the king. The last thing Ruairi expects is a beautiful English governess to appear on his doorstep.

But this lady spy might make him…

Lady Ravenna Walsingham is a seasoned spy who is sent to the savage Highlands to uncover a nefarious plot against the Crown. Playing the part of an English governess—a job easier said than done—she infiltrates the home of Laird Sutherland, a suspected conspirator.

If she doesn’t betray him first

Ravenna soon discovers that the only real threat Sutherland poses is to her heart. But will the proud Highland laird ever forgive her when he discovers the woman he loves in an English spy?




Rating: five-star-rating-md 5/5


This is by far one of the best books I’ve read this year, 2014. I can’t tell you all how amazing this story is. There were great amounts of emotions, mystery, romance, and action.

Ravenna is the epitome of an independent and feisty heroine. She knew what she wanted and was determined; not stopping until she did it right. She had the type of morals any of us would envy. Easily you could look up to her. Always giving the best advice and under control with a professional attitude.

But things change when she is sent to the Highlands on an undercover mission. Revenna plays as an English Governess for the handsome Lairds son. Revenna has never been a lady to crack under pressure, but slowly the Laid Ruairi takes a grasp on her heart. Suddenly everything she’s been living for changes dramatically.

Not only does her heart begin to soften, her feelings cannot be denied for the Lairds loving son. In the beginning it was a mission: get in, get your information, and do your job.  Ravenna dreaded going to the highlanders and doing this job, but she had never turned one down and she wasn’t going to start now. Little did anyone know their lives would be changing forever.

Laird Ruairi hasn’t yearned for a woman since he lost his wife two years before. But as the lovely Ravenna walks into his castle, he couldn’t help the instant attraction. Hard to have her around, he continued on with his daily duties, trying to act as if this intoxicating governess wasn’t upon them. Of course, it was a feeble thought and action.

I can personally say I loved the banter between the two of them. They both tried so hard to deny their attraction! The more they denied this, the deeper it became and harder for them to ignore these strong feelings. There was such a budding romance happening before your eyes!

You wanted to yell through the book at them; to let their brains go and accept it, let the bodies do the talking for a moment. But what can I say? This made the book better, because they didn’t just fall into one another’s arms. The bond that begins with Ravenna and this castle of people is breathtaking, emotional, plenty of laughter, and a love that could last for eternity.

Can Ravenna convince Ruairi that she is trustworthy after it gets out she’s a spy?

Will the Laird forgive her for a trust broken? Can he believe their bond is a true one?

Will their love and passion conquer all?

I would suggest this book to anyone. I could not put this read down, and I tried many times. But these words called to me and beckoned me to finish, and I did gladly. I had tears, but they weren’t really sad tears, but of complete satisfaction. I would read this book again and again.

I would suggest it to my best friends, give it out to my closest family members. I promise you this: none of you will be disappointed. This book has become an addiction for me and I cannot wait to see whats next in this amazing Spy series.


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** I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. **