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From the acclaimed author of Dancing with a Rogue comes a brand-new trilogy about three brothers bound by a dark legacy in the Scottish Highlands. In this enthralling novel, Rory Maclean risks it all by letting the enemy into his heart...Felicia Campbell can't believe her bad luck. In a fortnight, she's expected to wed a brutal man more than three times her age. She has noFrom the acclaimed author of Dancing with a Rogue comes a brand-new trilogy about three brothers bound by a dark legacy in the Scottish Highlands. In this enthralling novel, Rory Maclean risks it all by letting the enemy into his heart...Felicia Campbell can't believe her bad luck. In a fortnight, she's expected to wed a brutal man more than three times her age. She has no choice but to flee...but Felicia's fortune goes from bad to worse when, during her escape, she's abducted by her clan's enemy. She must now continue the masquerade or ignite a clan war that could destroy them all.A seaman at heart, Rory Maclean longs to cut the ties that have bound him to a legacy of hatred and bloodshed. Still, with his clan in peril, he's returned home, hoping to broker peace between the Macleans and Campbells. But his men, believing he needs an heir, have stolen him a bride—a beautiful, spirited lass who ignites his passion and reawakens every fiber in his being. And tempts him to do the one thing he swore he'd never do: challenge again a century-old curse that had already claimed two brides and hardened his heart....

Title : Beloved Impostor
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ISBN : 9780425198018
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 416 Pages
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Beloved Impostor Reviews

  • Lover of Romance
    2018-10-29 00:36

    Felicia Campbell, has just found out her guardian and uncle has betrothed her to marry a man thrice her age and has been known to be abusive to his past wives. Felicia lost her parents when she was young, and she and her cousin became as close as brother and sister. But he is in London, so she must find a way to escape and get to London. So Felicia creates a plot to escape with her brothers fiancee aiding her, and as she is escaping her uncle's men, she is captured by their families enemy, the Maclean's. Felicia knows that she will have to lie about her true identity. Rory doesn't want to be Laird, he just wants to go back to his ship and be on the sea. Rory has lost two wives and a unborn child, and knows that his clan is cursed, so he plans to never marry. But then a couple of his men kidnap a lovely lass who stirs his blood. At first he is outraged at his men's audacity to set him up with his next wife, but he refuses to give in. As the days go by, and one thing leads to another, he starts to realize that what he and Felicia have is not something you just give up on. But will he be able to put the past behind him and start fresh with Felicia and a love so powerful it could break the curse upon his clan?Beloved Impostor is the first in the Beloved Trilogy by Patricia Potter. Now I have known about this author for years, but have never really had her books on my TBR until the past month or so. So when I went to my local library, quite a few of her books were present, so I decided to try this series out. I do love a sexy highlander, especially if its set in the medieval time period. I had no clue what to expect from Patricia Potter but after reading Beloved Impostor all I have to say is AMAZING!!!! I can't believe it took me so long to read this book. Lately I have felt like I have been in a rut of sorts, in the past month or so there have only been a few books I have been able to read get fully 100% into. So when I started reading Beloved Impostor I was hooked, line and sinker. I was amazed by how much I was enjoying this story, in fact it will be going on my top favorites, because I was impatient to get through work today so I could get back to it ASAP!!!This story begins with seeing Felicia and her creativity and charming wit, and her rebellious nature that is contagious. The emotions from Felicia were so vividly portrayed by the author, I couldn't help but find myself into the story from the first line. I was anxious to see how Felicia would get a happy ending. From the beginning you are enchanted by Felicia and her endearing personality that gets you practically addicted. Even though she is a very strong willed heroine, she also is fun and easy to relate with. I never felt like she was a super feisty heroine that just drives the reader crazy. Instead you, the reader, you feel as if you could be best friends. Now Rory, oh Rory, I completely fell in love when he entered the scene. He isn't your typical Alpha male, in fact at times he was a mix between Alpha and Beta at times. Which was very refreshing since especially lately I have been overdosing on Alpha males. Now don't get me wrong, I love them, but sometimes its good to have a more gentle like hero. Rory is a tortured hero, who has suffered more than most. Having been married twice, but loved his first wife deeply, and it was heartbreaking seeing his side of things. You just want to hug him from the moment you see how much he is still suffering. I almost wanted to jump into the story and make him smile. Rory is pretty mad at his men for kidnapping a innocent woman, and even though he is attracted to her, he doesn't want to pull her into his world of grief and turmoil. He is so protective of her, before they even share their first kiss. His character is very deep enriched in the story and before long you feel as if you have known him all of your life. It has been a while since I have met such a intense and memorable character that just captivates your heart.The story is very solid, and the plot is never ending, at first you wonder how Rory and Felicia go from strangers to lovers. There is quite a bit of conflict involved, and not just Rory's past. Felicia has a betrothed who isn't just going to give her up, and they are both from waring clans where marriage would be impossible. The author here has done her homework of the time period, and you see how she places events in history into play just a bit. Not overly much, just enough to add some spices to enhance the story even more. I felt one of the strongest points of this story was the intense emotion that was constantly displayed. I definitely went from laughing my head off, to crying me eyes out I was so emotionally in tuned to the characters, that I couldn't stop myself. The side characters were fun to get to know, and boy did I love both families. I can hardly wait to read more from Rory's family, boy they are such delightful men...I am beyond eager to get my hands on their stories!!! Should be delicious fun!! :)Overall a fully satisfying romantic romp that takes you back in time to Scotland, where clans were waring with each other, and passion was boundless. A story that will draw your attention completely, and impossible to put down unless its your house burning down or some earthquake. Be warned this story will knock your socks off, and in ways you never imagined. A captivating story that touches the heart and sears the soul. Masterful storytelling to enthrall the reader in such a way you won't be able to breathe until the last page!! UNFORGETTABLE!!!

  • Daddy Calls Me:Abby
    2018-11-03 01:34

    I picked up this series as a Black Friday special. Sometimes the soul just needs a little tilted love. I read this one right after The Highwayman. It fulfilled my need for a little Highland romance.I enjoyed the addition of a curse between the McLean's and Campbell's. It was nice to have an actual reasons for the two clans to be feuding instead of just relying on "they have fought for as long as anyone can remember" line that is common. Felicia was extraordinarily brave the time period. She fought for the right to make her own decisions throughout the entire book. She made nothing easier for any of the males in the book. It was nice to have a heroine in a historical novel not swoon at the first sight of a charmingly heartbroken hero.My only issue is that when the story moved to Edinburgh it began to drag. The fight to get Felicia released from her betrothal was anticlimactic. It could have cut out a solid two chapters without impacting the storyline. That being said, I thoroughly enjoyed all of the characters in this story. I can't wait for my next HR itch so I can read the next one.

  • April
    2018-11-07 21:54

    BELOVED IMPOSTOR by Partrica Potter is an interesting Scottish Historical Romance set in 1511 Scotland. #1 in the "Beloved" Trilogy. Intriguing, and interesting. While, a bit slow, in the beginning it picks up nicely. A century-old curse, danger, treason, a dark legacy and romance, makes for an intriguing story. The Clan MacLean has been cursed by the Campbell clan for centuries, but can true love, friendship and the coming together to find a traitor, mend the clans and finally bring peace and break the dreaded curse. An enjoyable and satisfying read. Fans of Scottish legends, Highlanders, and Historical Romance are sure to enjoy the MacLean Brothers. A new author to me, and I will be following. I can't wait read the next installment in this compelling and dangerous Trilogy. *Received for an honest review from the publisher through Net Galley*Rating : 4.5Heat rating: MildReviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

  • Sarah
    2018-10-17 01:56

    A real page turner. I am ready for the second in the series.

  • Barbee
    2018-11-14 22:55

    1511 Scotland5/5Beloved Imposter - Book one, The Scottish Highland Trilogy Felicia Campbell is being forced to marriage by Uncle and King to marry a man three times her age and with an evil reputation and his last wife died under user mysterious and shady circumstance that look like he might of done the deed himself and murder his own wife!Felicia is a smart lass and act calm so she can plot her escape with the help with Felicia's beautiful friend Janet Cameron whom was in fact betrothed and in love with her cousin Jamie devised a plan to help her escape. Like all thing they don't go as planned as the lassies had devised a plan to make Felicia look like Janet. As Felicia is kidnapped by her Clan's most hated enemy Clan Maclean as they thought they were kidnapping Janet Cameron as they were bride napping the thing is the groom to be one Rory Maclean had no idea or a hand in this bride napping plot!Worse still was the fact that her abductors were from Clan Maclean - a clan that was a bitter enemy of Clan Campbell as the older MacLeans though a Bride and an heir could solve their problems. Rorys's older brother is missing and his father dead and they need someone to stay and lead the clan plus to stop all the bloodshed. Rory plan is to resolve and make peace with these enemy clans and get back to the sea.Long ago the Laird of MacCleans had tried to murder his barren Campbell wife who could not provide him with an heir a curse and as an act of revenge had been put to the MacLeans that no bride would live long and prosper as Rory had already lost two wives and swore never to marry again! His reaction to the woman his clan mistakenly brought home to him was that he would take Felicia thinking she is Janet Cameron would of returned her to Clan Cameron straight away except that she brought out feelings and passion he though he lost long ago. Felicia too is conflicted as feeling start to unravel as she knows this is wrong to feel anything except contempt and hate for any MacClean no matter how bonnie he might be! This is a wonderful book with all the emotions you would want in a Scottish historical romance with hate, guilt, passion, conflict, mystery, betrayal, mistaken identity, kidnapping, suspense and even a paranormal element and of course eventually everlasting love. It was fun to read how these two enemies come together and of course very romantic to the core. Patricia Potter is a wonderful author and one I have enjoyed for many years. I look forward in continuing to read this fabulous trilogy. I highly recommend fantastic read! The Scottish Highlands TrilogyBeloved Imposter Book 1Beloved Stranger Book 2Beloved Warrior Book 3

  • Carmella Siciliano
    2018-10-30 17:43

    Rory MacLean has just returned from the sea. His oldest brother Patrick left 3 years ago to fight in France and his youngest brother has no interest in being the clan leader. Rory doesn't want to be clan leader either, he wants to return to the sea, so his hopes are that Patrick returns home.Felicia Campbell finds out that her Uncle has betrothed her to a horrible man, a lecher 3 times her age. If she can get to her cousin Jamie, he will help her Felicia arranges to leave under the guise of her sister to be Janet Cameron. Luckily when the days comes it is raining and she is covered in a cloak with a plaid around most of her face. When the fog covers them, she veers off from her riding party to go to her cousin Jamie.Men from the clan MacLean intercept her and bring her home with them thinking she is Janet Cameron. They feel if Rory marries he will stay and also her family would be a good alliance.Rory is very angry when he finds out what they have done and apologizes and assures her he will get her home but she doesn't want to go home. She even fakes illness. Of course she and Rory are attracted to one another but try to push it out of their minds.Her cousin Jamie comes home to find out what she did and goes looking for her. When he approaches the MacLeans, he is taken hostage. The Campbells and the MacLeans have been enemies for a hundred years so he is literally taking his life in his hands.It finally comes out who she really is and after Rory recovers from the feelings of anger and betrayal he still wants to get her out of the marriage she has been committed to. They both have feelings for one another but will not deal with it. Besides there could never be a marriage between a Campbell and a MacLean!Rory, Jaime and Lachlan (Rory's younger brother) work on a plan to relieve her from the betrothal. Can they do it safely....can they keep her out of it...I did enjoy this story. There is nothing like a hot man in a kilt and a feisty female! The MacLean clan were so beaten down that you really wanted them to get a good Laird and be a successful clan again. I would recommend this book if you are a true highland lover.

  • A Klue
    2018-10-16 20:27

    (This review is based on ARC e-book provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest opinion.)Having read Beloved Stranger, book #2 of Patricia Potter’s Beloved Trilogy, first, I can vouch Beloved Imposter (book #1) is a standalone with its own HEA. As with most series, the plots and character development are more established and enjoyable when these three books are read in serial order, but certainly not necessary. As an avid fan of Scottish romance, I did enjoy Beloved Imposter. Ms. Potter’s writing style flows, and she adds enough historical details to give her intriguing romantic tales and characters credibility. My biggest concern regarding this book is the amount of time spent waiting for something imminent to happen. Perhaps I am unfairly comparing it to Beloved Stranger, which moved at a faster, more suspenseful pace. Also, I tend to dislike a romance where a former first love overshadows the main couple’s. Therefore, was not a fan of Rory’s first wife, Maggie, as being portrayed so perfect all the time. The dead can do no wrong adage kept coming to mind. Overall, I know once you read one book you will find yourself wanting to read the HEA’s for each of these Maclean brothers. It truly is a well-written, thoroughly entertaining series.

  • Amanda Richardson
    2018-10-29 19:49

    This book wasn't a favorite. The Campbells and Macleans hate each other, ever since a Maclean chained his Campbell wife to a rock to drown her in high tide. The Maclean's wive's were cursed from that point on.Felicia Campbell does not want to marry the man her uncle has picked out for her. She decides to escape the keep dressed as her cousin's betrothed, but she is kidnapped by the Maclean's believing she is a Cameron. Rory Maclean has been gone for 10 years and has buried two wives that he cared for. He swears to never marry again and is reluctant to pick up the reins of leadership and be the laird. He isn't happy that his men have kidnapped him a bride, even if he is attracted to her, and is even less happy when he finds out she is a Campbell.The middle just really seemed to drag on and it took a long time for these two to get together, I got impatient waiting on them. The book also didn't have enough romance and passion for me.I received a complimentary copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Liz Black
    2018-11-12 17:49

    I enjoyed reading this book. I liked the way the characters were formed and how Felicia wasn't just a helpless girl who succumbed to whatever everyone else wanted. I loved the character of Rory as well and how he struggled with his own desires, his past and his wish for peace between the clans. Even the smaller characters Lachlan and Jamie were interesting. I enjoyed reading the book and would recommend it to other lovers of the genre.

  • Kathleen Crowell
    2018-10-22 17:47

    3.5 Fun read. Good attention to historical details. I enjoyed the idea of Rory being a sailor and Lachlan a reluctant laird. Felicia was a fun female lead. Lots of spunk. My free NetGalley copy had a lot of typos, but I suspect it was due to a rush before final printing.

  • Farshana
    2018-11-12 22:56

    the story was poignant and sweet. Loved the way love develops between Rory and Felicia.