Release Day Review- How To Train Your Highlander by Christy English


Title: How To Train Your Highlander (Broadswords and Ballrooms, book #3)

Genre: Historical Romance

Author: Christy English

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca, Dec. 6, 2016

Source: Free for Review from the Publisher

Pages: 352

Rating: 4

Sexy Rating: 5

Description from

She’s the Hellion of Hyde Park…

A foolproof plan to avoid marriage: 1. Always carry at least three blades. 2. Ride circles around any man. 3. Never get caught in a handsome duke’s arms.

Wild Highlander Mary Elizabeth Waters is living on borrowed time. She’s managed to dodge the marriage banns up to now, but even Englishmen can only be put off for so long…and there’s one in particular who has her in his sights.

Harold Percy, Duke of Northumberland, is enchanted by the beautiful hellion who outrides every man on his estate and dances Scottish reels while the ton looks on in horror. The more he sees Mary, the more he knows he has to have her, tradition and good sense be damned. But what’s a powerful man to do when the Highland spitfire of his dreams has no desire to be tamed…

Broadswords and Ballrooms:

  1. How to Seduce a Scot (Deet’s rating 4 stars)
  2. How to Wed a Warrior (Deet’s rating 4 stars)
  3. How to Train Your Highlander(Deet’s rating 4 stars)


This is perhaps the final book in this series. I’m not sure. But as you can see from my ratings I have enjoyed each of them.  I really would characterize this book as “Historical Romance Chic-lit” because it is a bit flirty, silly and adorable. Mary Elizabeth mistakes Harold for a stable hand and thus treats him as such.  Harold (Harry), since he’s a Duke, has never been talked to like a lowly stable hand and finds he rather likes playing the part.  That is until it comes time to fess up to his deception.

You will notice that this plot is a bit predictable but no less fun to read.  Perhaps Mary is a little over-the-top naïve and flighty…well.. actually clueless, for my taste, but I did enjoy reading this romp. If you are looking for something light, humorous and easy to read then you have stumbled upon a good book and series.  This is a standalone book in the series with characters making appearances from previous books.


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