The Highlander’s Irish Bride by Vanessa Kelly – Review | Blog Tour

Clan Kendrick #4


The latest in bestselling author Vanessa Kelly’s intoxicating Clan Kendrick series shines a light on the most respectable member of the Kendrick clan—and the independent woman who stole his heart…

Miss Kathleen Calvert may be the daughter of an Irish aristocrat, but she has no intention of acting like one. All she desires is to return to her family’s estate to raise horses and manage her father’s magnificent gardens. But when a scandal threatens her reputation, her parents order her to a remote Scottish estate, hoping she will finally learn to behave like a proper lady. To make matters worse, her escort is a handsome Highlander who just happens to be the most boring man in all of Scotland…

After a youth of dangerous and wild escapades, Grant Kendrick surprised his family—and himself—by becoming a successful businessman and the most respectable Kendrick brother. But does that matter, when the beautiful and free-spirited Kathleen deems him a stodgy bore? Luckily, he gets the chance to prove her wrong when their carriage is ambushed by thieves. But it will take all his ingenuity to protect the beautiful lass who has stormed her way into his heart—and to convince her that a life with him will be a love-filled adventure…

The Highlander's Irish Bride by Vanessa Kelly - Review | Blog Tour
The Highlander’s Irish Bride by Vanessa Kelly – Review | Blog Tour

Rating: 5 out of 5.


I loved The Highlander’s Irish Bride by Vanessa Kelly. If you are a lover of romance books, you can’t help but fall in love with this book.

The Highlander’s Irish Bride has a captivating story. However, the main attraction of the books is the protagonists – Kathleen and Grant. Kathleen is a headstrong and free-spirited woman, while Grant is a successful businessman and often burns the midnight oil to attend to the affairs of his business. When they meet, sparks are bound to fly.

Both are nervous around each other. Kathleen assumes Grant does not want her because she is too simple while Grant assumes Kathleen does not want him because he is boring. Both are pining for each other, yet no one will confess their real feelings.

The book features a slow build-up of romance which is my favorite kind of romance.

The Highlander’s Irish Bride is an excellent romance with sizzling chemistry between the lead pair, a loving and supportive family to cheer on the lovebirds, and a dangerous villain to put a spanner in the works. I completed the book in two days straight, so anxious I was to find out if Grant and Kathleen would be united.

Out of all the secondary characters, I loved Angus the best. He would drop in at the most inappropriate moments with the most inappropriate comments, but his character injected a lot of humor into the story. I now desperately want to read the other books in this series to read about the love stories of the other Kendrick brothers.

Highly recommended for historical fiction and romance readers alike.

The Highlander's Irish Bride by Vanessa Kelly book cover
The Highlander’s Irish Bride by Vanessa Kelly


Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance || Pages: 464 || Published on July 27th 2021 by Zebra

Many thanks to Amy @ HFVBT for organizing this blog tour. Many thanks to the publisher for my copy of the book via Netgalley. This does not affect my opinion on the book. I opted to provide an honest review on my blog.


Blog Tour Giveaway

During the Blog Tour, we are giving away a paperback copy of The Highlander’s Christmas Bride & The Highlander’s English Bride & a $20 Amazon Gift Card! To enter, please use the Gleam form below.

The giveaway is open internationally and ends on August 13th. You must be 18 or older to enter.

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Vanessa Kelly

Vanessa Kelly is a USA Today Bestselling, award-winning author who was named by Booklist, the review journal of the American Library Association, as one of the “New Stars of Historical Romance.” Her Regency-set historical romances have been nominated in a number of contests, and she has won multiple awards, including the prestigious Maggie Medallion for Best Historical Romance. Her books have been published in nine languages.

Vanessa’s first Clan Kendrick book, The Highlander Who Protected Me, was a USA Today, Barnes & Noble, and BookScan bestseller. The Highlander’s Christmas Bride her latest book, hit the top 50 on both the Barnes & Noble mass-market bestseller list and on BookScan. The Renegade Royals Series was a national bestseller, as was The Improper Princesses Series. My Fair Princess was named a Goodreads Romance of the Month and is a USA Today and BookScan bestseller.


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11 thoughts on “The Highlander’s Irish Bride by Vanessa Kelly – Review | Blog Tour”

  1. Great review Debjani. I just finished this one today and completely agree with all your thoughts and comments. I listened to the audiobook and I love Angus, his voice is a hoot and matches his personality and comments perfectly.

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