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RAVEN’S RISE by Elizabeth Cole

Raven’s Rise: A Medieval Romance (Swordcross Knights Book 3)Raven’s Rise: A Medieval Romance by Elizabeth Cole

Genre: Medieval Romance

Series: Sword cross Knights, #3

Source: Personal buy

 

  • Publication date: July 25, 2017
  • Publisher: SkySpark Books
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B073FZRD68
  • Length: 318 pages

 

 

Description (From Amazon)

Claim your heart’s desire…

Lady Angelet has spent her whole life as a pawn, acquiescing to the wishes of others. She’s been a good daughter, a good wife, a good mother, and a good widow. The reward for her obedience is nothing more than a one-way journey to a nunnery. Outmaneuvered by her shrewd father-in-law, Angelet is forced to accept her fate. The knight who is hired to escort her has other plans.

Now known as the undefeated Knight of the Raven, the low-born but charming Sir Rafe has had to fight for everything he’s ever had. When he sees Angelet, he’s more than willing to fight for her too. Rafe makes the soon-to-be cloistered lady a salacious offer: for the duration of the journey, she can spend every night with him, and she doesn’t have to be good at all.

When a deadly pursuer threatens them, Rafe defends Angelet’s life even though it means revealing his dark side. But Rafe isn’t the only one with a secret, and now that she’s sampled the life she’s dreamed of, Angelet is done being a pawn…

The third book in the Swordcross Knights: A series of full-length historical romance novels set in the vivid and beguiling world of medieval Britannia.

 

*Book 3 in a 3 book series. #1 Honor & Roses,  #2 Choose the Sky, #3 Raven’s Rise*

 

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My thoughts:

Raven’s Rise: A Medieval Romance (Swordcross Knights Book 3) by Elizabeth Cole is a mesmerizing Medieval Romance. Set in Britannia.
While, book 3 it can be read as a stand alone.
This is the journey of Lady Angelet d’Hiver, and Sir Rafe. Rafe is known as the Knight of the Raven, he is low-born but charming, he goes from tournament to tournament for the prize money. Angelet, is lonely, a widow, tries to be a good wife, mother, and daughter in law, now she is be sent to a nunnery, not by choice but by force or forfeit her son to her shrewd father-in-law. She also suffers from a condtion where she has beautiful visions of heaven and fits, which causes everyone at Dryton Manor to avoid her, their wary of her condition. Of course, her escort is Rafe and his new friends, for a large sum of money. Things go terribly wrong, the gold is not gold but a trunk full of rocks, someone is trying to kill Angelet and Rafe, but why? Who took the gold?

Well written, fast paced, with a enjoyable and engaging cast of characters. The plot was intriguing, captivating and truly held my interest throughout. I was glued to the pages from the first page to the last. A heartwarming tale, which will keep the reader in on an emotional roller coaster ride. A sad tale of adventure, passion, mystery, secrets, suspense, longing, friends to lovers, and finding a HEA through the chaos that surrounds Rafe and Angelet.
My only complaint was not learning more of what happened about Angelet’s affictions. I would have loved to learn more. Overall, RAVEN’S RISE is a most enjoyable and fantastic read. Ms. Cole manages to deliver a story that is emotional, heartwarming and fascinating. I enjoyed her writing style, her characters, and her storyline. It did feel a bit rushed at the end, but overall, a great read. Strongly recommended, especially for Medieval fans. A welcome distraction. More, please! I can’t wait to be on the next grand adventure in the SWORDCROSS KNIGHTS series. I hope to learn more of some of the secondary characters, such as Simon, and Octavian, just to name a few. Well done, indeed.

Rating: 4
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

 

 

 

 

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MAIDEN FROM THE MIST by Tanya Anne Crosby

Maiden From the Mist (Guardians of the Stone Book 4)Maiden From the Mist by Tanya Anne Crosby

 

Genre:Scottish Romance

Series: Guardians of the Stone, #4

Source: Personal buy

  • Publication date: July 27, 2017
  • Publisher: Oliver-Heber Books
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01NCYVEVS
  • Length: 206 pages

 

 

(Amazon)

Product Description

Sorcha dún Scoti has known her whole life she is different. Now, the future of her clan is in doubt, and Una, their beloved seer is gone. The youngest dún Scoti inherits Una’s keek stane–and with it, the gift of sight. Here, the truth of her birth is revealed. Betrayed by her kinsmen and seeking answers, Sorcha must journey to a remote Island in the Outer Hebrides, where she hopes to reunite with Una. But despite her gift of sight, the truth holds perils Sorcha cannot foresee…

Stricken blind by his grief, Caden MacSwein has sequestered himself like a beast in his castle by the sea. It is whispered that he slew his own brother, and now is cursed by the Gods. When a maiden from Inverness arrives on his shores on the eve of the summer star, he soon sees with his heart what his eyes no longer will. But to restore his sight, Caden must ken his blindness comes from within… or he cannot save the maiden from the mist from the danger that pursues her.

Rich with history and lore, MAID OF THE MIST continues the story that began with HIGHLAND FIRE and left off with HIGHLAND STORM. This is book 4 of the Guardians of the Stone series.

 

 

 

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Guardians of the Stone Series
by Tanya Anne Crosby

1. Highland Fire – Aidan and Lileas (Lili) MacLaren

1.5 Once Upon a Highland Legend – Novella and originally part of The Winter Stone Analogy – Annie Ross & Callum Mac Finn

2. Highland Steel – Lael dún Scoti and Jamie Steorling (The Butcher)

3. Highland Storm – Keane dún Scoti and Lianae of Moray

4. Maiden from the Mist – Sorcha dún Scoti and Caden Mac Swein
* the Finale* comes out July 27th, 2017”

 

 

My thoughts

Maiden from the Mist (Guardians of the Stone Book 4) by Tanya Anne Crosby is without a doubt a riveting tale of Scottish lore, Scottish history and a romantic adventure for readers of Scottish Romance. While, book 4 for “Guardians of the Stone”, it can be read as a stand alone. Has been such an interesting series, I hate to see it end.

The cast of characters are enjoyable, captivating and feel genuine. The plot has secrets, dangers, romance, passion and flows seamlessly and effortlessly. I enjoyed the twists and turns, the surprises and the conflict was enough to keep the reader enticed and turning pages. I was glued to this story from the first page and it held my heart captive through out the story. A definite most read and a true Scottish Romance treasure. I can hardly wait to see what Ms. Crosby has in store for her reader’s next grand adventure. Mesmerizing! !

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

SHADOW OF THE RAVEN by Millie Thom

Shadow of the Raven: Sons of Kings: Book OneShadow of the Raven: Sons of Kings: Book One by Millie Thom

 

Genre: Historical Romance

Series: Sons of Kings #1

Source: I received a  complimentary copy, however,  all opinions are my own.

 

 

  • Publication date: May 27, 2015
  • Publisher: Millie Thom
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00YFPOIMW
  • Length: 439 pages

 

 

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Description

Thunder claps roar and Odin’s ravens fly. Fearsome dragonships set sail – and the kingdoms of Western Europe hold their breath. Warriors of Thor are on the move. By the mid-ninth century, raids along Anglo-Saxon coasts by the pagan Danes have escalated, and as the raiders become bolder, attacks move deeper and deeper inland. Several bands even dare to overwinter on the coastal islands, particularly those at the mouth of the Thames, where the kingdoms of Wessex and Mercia border each other. After three hundred years of bitter conflict over supremacy, the kings of these kingdoms are ready to put past enmity aside and take the first steps towards unity; steps they see as vital in the face of this newfound threat to their lands . . . Alfred of Wessex and Eadwulf of Mercia are the sons of kings, their roles in life already charted. But the turbulent events in their childhood years change the natural progression of things – and determine the characters of the men they will become. Their roads to manhood follow vastly different routes: Eadwulf as a thrall in a pagan land; Alfred at his father’s court, and subsequently, those of his older brothers. But both learn crucial lessons along the way. Discovering that the enemy is not always a stranger is a harsh lesson indeed; the realisation that a trusted kinsman can turn traitor is the harshest lesson of all. The story takes us from the kingdoms of Mercia and Wessex to the Norse lands stretching north from Denmark to the Arctic Circle and east to the Baltic Sea. We glimpse the Court of Charles the Bald of West Francia and journey to the holy city of Rome. Through it all, the two boys move ever closer to their destinies.

 

 

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My thoughts:

Shadow of the Raven (Sons of Kings Book 1) by Millie Thom. A very complex and captivating tale with many facets.
The cast of characters are enjoyable and intriguing. The storyline flowed seamlessly and was well executed, in my opinion. The plot was interesting as well as intriguing.
Ms. Thom did an excellent job of conveying her message to her readers, with her descriptions, her characterizations, and her in depth information. Her research totally shines through in this story of romance, love and turmoil. I did feel it ended a bit abruptly. No cliffhanger, but a need to read the next one. An enjoyable read! I look forward to her next release in this fantastic series. Strongly recommended.
I received a complimentary copy, however, all opinions are my own.

Rating: 4
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

THE KNIGHT’S SCARRED MAIDEN by Nicole Locke

The Knight's Scarred Maiden (Lovers and Legends #5)The Knight’s Scarred Maiden by Nicole Locke

Genre: Historical Romance

Series: Legends and Lovers #5

Source: I received a complimentary copy, however, all opinions are my own.

 

  • Publication date: August 1, 2017
  • Publisher: Harlequin Historical
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01NBSW0I5
  • Length: 288 pages

 

 

(Courtesy of Amazon)

Product Description

A maiden for the mercenary 

Mercenary knight Rhain is living on borrowed time. With a vengeful warlord pursuing him, he has accepted his fate—though first he must get his men to safety.

When he rescues mysterious and deeply scarred Helissent from her attackers, Rhain soon wishes he wasn’t marked for death. He can never be the man she deserves—his scandalous lineage alone dictates that—but Rhain can’t resist the temptation to show this innocent maiden how beautiful she truly is…

Lovers and Legends A clash of Celtic passions

 

Pre-order available now! Releases August 1, 2017!

 

My thoughts:

The Knight’s Scarred Maiden (Lovers and Legends) by Nicole Locke is a superb Medieval Historical Romance. While, #5 in her “Lovers and Legends” series, it can be read as a stand alone. This is one of those WOW stories, that grabs you and won’t let go. It lingers long after the last page.

Rhain, mercenary knight, is being chased by a vengeful warload, who has marked him for death. Helissent, is a mysterious and deeply scarred lady. Rhain rescues her from would be attackers. But who rescues whom, the scarred lady from her mercenary knight’s inner tormoil and his linage, or the gentle mercenary from his lady’s outward appearance,from her tragic past.

This story is a tale of beauty and the beast reversed. The hero has the beauty and the heroine is considered the beast, due to her multiple scars. A tale that will capture your heart and hold the reader in awe.

Well written, with enjoyable, engaging and likeable characters. The storyline flows seemingly and is well executed. The plot is intriguing and captivating.

Filled with grief, hurt, lost, faith and the magical power of love and acceptance. An emotional and heart wrenching tale.
Ms. Locke has written a story that will intrigue as well as captivate the reader.
A keeper and a must read. Highly recommended!
I received a complimentary copy, however, all opinions are my own.

Rating: 5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

SUMMER’S REIGN by Elizabeth Rose

Summer's Reign (Seasons of Fortitude Book 2)Summer’s Reign by Elizabeth Rose

 

Genre: Historical Romance

Series: Seasons of Fortutude, #2

Source: Personal buy

 

  • Publication date: July 6, 2017
  • Publisher: RoseScribe Media Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B071VP35MS
  • Length: 296 pages

 

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Product Description

Book 2

At a young age, Summer has sacrificed herself for the sake of her family by marrying the evil and abusive Baron Mowbray of Suffolk. A few years after birthing him a son, the baron mysteriously dies, leaving her toddler heir to his estate. The king grants Summer one month to find and marry a man of her choice. But Summer would never consider marrying any relative of her late husband, especially not his domineering nephew.

Sir Warren Mowbray returns from battle to find his uncle has died and with him went the man’s promise that Warren would inherit his holdings. Now, to add insult to injury, the king has assigned him as the widow’s guardian and advisor while she chooses a husband. Once he arrives at the castle, he discovers Summer is a beautiful, smart, determined woman but with a mind of her own. He plans to woo her, but she wants nothing to do with him. He also has his suspicions that the hated baron might have been murdered – and Summer is the main suspect.

Can a strong, determined woman and a controlling warrior find love between them or will they destroy each other first?

Watch for Autumn’s Touch – Book 3, and Winter’s Flame – Book 4 coming soon! And if you haven’t already read it, be sure to read Highland Spring – Book 1 as well!

From the Author

Watch for the entire Seasons of Fortitude Series coming soon.

Highland Spring – Book 1 
Summer’s Reign – Book 2 
Autumn’s Touch – Book 3 – (Preorder now)
Winter’s Flame – Book 4 – (soon)
Also be sure to read the Legendary Bastards of the Crown Series:
Destiny’s Kiss – Prequel
Restless Sea Lord – Book 1
Ruthless Knight – Book 2
Reckless Highlander – Book 3

 

 

Pick up your copy today for only 99 cents! AUTUMN’S TOUCH is on pre-order for only 99 pennies, as well!!

 

My thoughts:

Summer’s Reign by Elizabeth Rose is a wonderful Historical Romance. While, #2
in her amazinf “Seasons of Fortitude” series, it can be read as a stand along. See, book 1, “Highland Spring”.

Summer has sacrificed herself for the sake of her family when she marries the evil and abusive Baron Mowbray of Suffolk. She has a small son, finally, has had several miscarriages, a stillborn and still her evil husband, is not satisfied. After the last stillborn, he’s furious, so he plans to kill her, but he mysteriously dies instead. Of course, Summer is under suspicion. …enter her family to help, the “Bastards of the Crown” triplets and a young Knight to her rescue.

Sir Warren Mowbray, her late husband’s nephrew, when he’s called from battle by the King, he finds his uncle has died and with him went the man’s promise that Warren would inherit his holdings. The King gives Summer thirty days to find a new husband, or he will choose her for her. Love or duty! At first, she doesn’t trust nor like Warren, aka War, but as their love blossoms so as does the mystery of Summer’s late husband. He was more evil then she even knew.

Well written, with enjoyable characters, who will capture her heart. Summer suffered so much for her family, more than they were even aware. The story flowed seemingly and was well executed, in my humble opinion. The plot was interesting and intriguing, with a bit of mystery, some twists and turns, passion and finding a HEA. I so wanted Summer to find her HEA.

Once again, Elizabeth Rose, has brought her readers an intense story, were it begins tragically, but comes full circle by the end. I was surprised to learn what truly happened to Summer’s husband and why. “Summer’s Reign” will capture your heart as you watch her grow and find her HEA. Another great read by one of my favorite Historical Romance authors. I can hardly wait for “Autumns’ Touch”, coming soon. Fantastic read, beautifully written and masterfully executed! Well done, Ms. Rose!!

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

For your reading pleasure, here’s a list of the “Seasons of Fortitude” titles.

“Highland Spring – Book 1
Summer’s Reign – Book 2
Autumn’s Touch – Book 3 – (Preorder now)
Winter’s Flame – Book 4 – (soon)

 

BROGAN’S PROMISE by Susan Tisdale

Brogan's Promise: Book Three of The Mackintoshes and McLarensBrogan’s Promise: Book Three of The Mackintoshes and McLarens by Suzan Tisdale

 

Genre: Scottish Romance

Series: The Mackintoshes and McLarens #3

Source: Personal buy

  • Publication date: June 27, 2017
  • Publisher: Targe & Thistle, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B06Y18FBT7
  • Length: 490 pages

 

(Courtesy of Amazon)

Description

Finished book size will be much bigger than 1 page.

Whisky made her forget. One man’s love will help her remember.

He could have walked away when he learned of his bride’s secret — that she is a raging alcoholic. But Brogan Mackintosh is not the kind of man to turn a blind eye to someone in need. He battled his own demons and won the fight against drink years before. Facing the challenges head on, like the battle hardened warrior he is, he is determined to help his new bride overcome the demons that haunt her. And he might even learn the truth surrounding the murders of her husband and infant son.

Mairghread Mactavish isn’t sure she can continue to breathe anymore without the aid of wine and whisky. Plunging herself into the dark abyss of drunkenness was the only place where she could catch glimpses, bits and pieces of her memory from the night her world was torn apart. When she learns the truth about the man she is to marry — a man who has murdered more than one wife and raped countless other women — she makes a desperate decision to marry Brogan Mackintosh instead. Brogan offers her more than a way out of marrying a murderer, however. He might be the only man who can give her back the life she once lived.
This is a story about overcoming grief and alcoholism and finding true love in your darkest hours.

 

Available now! Purchase your copy today!

 

My thoughts:

Brogan’s Promise by Suzan Tisdale is a one of those WOW stories, that you never forget. Book #3 but can be read as a stand alone.

I absolutely loved everything about this story, yes, including the villian. What an amazing read, well worth the wait. I couldn’t put it down, read it in one setting. An edge of your seat kind of book!

Well written with an enjoyable cast of characters who are strong and brave. The plot is most intriguing. The H/H are a good match. The story flows seemingly. Ms. Tisdale did an outstanding job in bringing across to the reader the consequences of alcoholism to family, friends and the struggles to overcome. What a gut-wrenching tale of grief, despair, betrayal, mystery, and romance.
Ms. Tisdale manages to give readers a glimpse, with clarity, of the cause and effect of alcoholism. The suspense in “Brogan’s Promise” is breathtaking, as well as intriguing. I am in awe how Ms. Tisdale managed to pull this story together with all the different facets and made the reader feel as though they were right with the heroine as she fought her demons, came to terms with her weakness, and grief, to find healing and learn the truth of the tragic event that changed her life forever. I don’t believe Brogan could have been anymore determined, patient or kinder to his new bride, even after the tragedy she believes was her fault. He was a savior in more ways than one. An absolute true hero in every sense of the word.
Have tissues at the ready as you will need them. I absolutely would recommend “Brogan’s Promise”!! Well done, indeed, Susan Tisdale! I can’t wait to read the next installment. A definite keeper and must read.

Rating: 5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

THE PROMISE OF A HIGHLANDER by Emma Prince

The Promise of a Highlander (Highland Bodyguards, Book 5)The Promise of a Highlander by Emma Prince

 

Genre: Historical Romance (Medieval Scotland)

Series: Highand Bodyguards #5

Source: Personal buy

 

  • Publication date: June 23, 2017
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B071JFGJPB
  • Length: 411 pages

 

(Courtesy of Amazon)

 

Product Description

He is no man of honor…

To help his sister heal from a traumatic captivity, Logan Mackenzie reluctantly seeks the Bodyguard Corps’ protection. After so many years as a mercenary, he is resistant to live by their code—until he rescues a beautiful Englishwoman from a snowstorm. He vows to protect Helena, even though she kindles a desire that threatens to expose his shameful past. Now he must fight to regain the honor he thought destroyed years before—or risk losing Helena forever.

She is fleeing for her life…

When a foreboding vision warns Helena that her life is in danger, she escapes from her Borderland castle to the Highland wilds. Under Logan’s care, Helena begins to hope she can trust the scarred warrior with the secret of her curse. When forced to confront the past she abandoned, Helena must choose between surrendering to fate or having the courage to forge her own path with Logan. But will their love be enough to overcome the hidden truths threatening to tear them apart?

This full-length Scottish historical romance is part of the Highland Bodyguards series, but also can be enjoyed as a standalone novel. Pick up your copy today!

Highland Bodyguards Series:

The Lady’s Protector (Book 1)
Heart’s Thief (Book 2)
A Warrior’s Pledge (Book 3)
Claimed by the Bounty Hunter (Book 4)
A Highland Betrothal (Book 4.5)–Available in The Forbidden Highlands collection for a limited time!
The Promise of a Highlander (Book 5)
The Bastard Laird’s Bride (Reid Mackenzie’s story, Book 6) coming Fall 2017!

 

 

 

 

 

Now available! !

 

My thoughts:

The Promise of a Highlander by Emma Prince is one of those WOW stories. While #5, in this highly anticipated series, “Highland Bodyguards”, it can be read as a stand alone. I would however, suggest reading #4, “Claimed by the Highlander” to get more on Logan’s backstory, but not necessary, to thoughly enjoy “The Promise of a Highlander”.

What a fast paced tale with a most enjoyable cast of characters. Well written with many twists and turns, secrets, passion, healing, danger and romance in a time of great Scottish turmoil, treacherous, intrigue and betrayal.

Logan Mackenzie, Helena and Logan’s beloved sister, Mairin, are the stars in “The Promise of a Highlander”, and what a cast they present. A heart warming, gut wrenching and delicious love story. Logan and Helena’s story will take your breathe away, as you learn more of their troubled past, their secrets and watch their healing process. I absolutely loved this story! I was not disappointed in Logan’s back story, nor has secrets and the hurt he carried, it helped make him the man he became.

Emma Prince has done it again! She never seizes to amaze me with her ability to tell a story and draw the reader into the story. Her characterization, her descriptions and her research of Scotland is magnificent. Another masterpiece! Highly recommended! ! Well done, indeed, Emma Prince!! I can’t wait for the next installment.

Rating: 5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

 

PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE! HIS HIGHLAND LOVE by Willa Blair

HIS HIGHLAND LOVE (His Highland Heart Book 2)HIS HIGHLAND LOVE by Willa Blair

 

Genre: Historical Romance (Medieval Scotland/France)

Series: His Highland Heart #2

Source: I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.

 

 

Publication date: July 11, 2017

Language: English

ASIN: B071XD4RB

Length: 249 pages

 

 

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Description

A Love Denied
Kenneth Brodie offered for young Mary Catherine Rose but her father declined, then a year later accepted an offer from another clan. Furious at hearing Cat would be married soon to someone else, Kenneth fled to France and drowned his disappointment in wine, women and war.

A Love Lost
Two years after her father demanded they wait until Cat was older, she doesn’t understand why Kenneth hasn’t returned for her. Broken-hearted, Cat spurns yet another betrothal her father arranges and runs away to her cousin in St. Andrews, vowing never to marry.

A Love Worth Fighting For
By the time Kenneth returns home, trouble is brewing in Scotland. Sent to St. Andrews as hostage for his clan to the Regent, Kenneth resents being exiled—until he encounters his lost love, Cat Rose. When war breaks out, they must escape. And even though he betrayed her with more than one mademoiselle, he’s the only man Cat trusts to get her home to the Highlands. Can she forgive his past and renew the love they once shared?

 

 

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My thoughts:

His Highland Love by Willa Blair is another fantastic read in her new series, “His Highland Heart”. While, book 2 in this thus far amazing series, it can be read as a stand alone. Set in France and Scotland.

This is the story of Kenneth Brodie, Mary Catherine Rose and a love once denied, thought to be lost, but will that same love be worth fighting for now. Open up “His Highland Heart” to see for yourself, you’re be glued to the pages of this captivating story of love lost, and found again. Kenneth and Mary Catherine, “Cat” are a wonderful couple, who will hold your heart!

Willa Blair writes a story that comes to life and will sweep you away on a journey from France into the Highlands of Scotland . “His Highland Love” is a romantic adventure filled with lots of twists and turns, suspense and danger. It’s definitely a charming story with plenty of romance and adventure with a touch of spice to add to the lure of adventure!

Fast paced with an enjoyable cast of characters who will steal and capture your heart. I was amazed with Cat and Kenneth’s journey to finding their HEA amongst the turmoil of war. Beautifully written and masterfully executed! Well done, Willa Blair!!
I look forward to the next adventure in “His Highland Heart” series.
I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.

Rating: 5
Heat rating: Mild
Received by: AprilR

☆☆Now available☆☆HIGHLAND ROGUE by Dana D’Angelo

Highland Rogue (Scottish Strife Series Book 5)Highland Rogue by Dana D’Angelo

Genre: Historical romance/Medieval Scotland

Series: Scotland Strife, #5

Source: Personal buy

  • Publication date: June 4, 2017
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B071JM9KBH
  • Length: 147 pages

 

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Product Description

Alisha MacTellnor has looked out for her younger brother ever since their parents passed away. She is successful in keeping him away from harm until one day a Highland mercenary wanders into town. He’s tall, dark and dangerous, and possesses all the reasons for them to stay away. Except her brother has become obsessed with joining the war effort, and the only person who might dissuade him is the lethal soldier of fortune.

As Alisha gets to know Donnell MacKelon, she sees that he’s a generous and honorable man — not a brutal, profit-driven warrior that she assumes all mercenaries are. He’s also kind to her sibling. Then just as her attraction toward the handsome Highlander blossoms, she discovers his hidden agenda. Was she right about him from the beginning? How can she possibly love a man who betrayed her trust and put her brother’s life in peril?

 

☆☆Pick up your copy today for  $3.99☆☆

 

My thoughts:

Highland Rogue by Dana D’Angelo is a magnificent Medieval Scottish Romance. While, #5 in her “Scottish Strife” series, it can be read as a stand alone. WOW, what a magnificent story !!

A quick, fast paced story of Alisha MacTellnor, and Donnell MacKelon. Alisha has been caring for her younger brother since their parents died, years ago, while he’s trying to be a man, she’s trying to keep him safe, now he wants to join the war effort and is determined to do so. Donnell, is a mercenary, handsome, loyal and looking for the man that killed his parents, years before, he’s so close to finding him. Donnell takes a liking to Alisha’s brother and shows him how to fight and defend himself. Despite all Alisha’s efforts her brother joins the war effort, this is where all her troubles start… Alisha and Donnell are drawn to each other. Their chemistry is electrifying. Would you stay with a band of mercenaries for love?

I loved this story!! I was glued to the pages from beginning to end. “Highland Rogue” is one of those stories that lingers long after the last page. It offers so much for readers of this genre, such as, fighting, courage, bravery, romance, engaging characters, vivid descriptions, and finding love amidst the turmoil of a war torn Scotland. The plot was well written, intriguing, and very captivating. While, only approximately 146 pages, Ms. D’Angelo manages to bring together a demanding, brilliantly written, magnificent story of trials, trust, opening one’s heart and finding that, one true love. Magnificent! !

Ms. D’Angelo is an exciting, amazing Medieval Romance, storyteller. The reader can tell she’s done her research, and uses that knowledge to write an amazing story. Highly recommended! If you enjoy Scottish romance, the turmoil of a war torn Scotland, the Highlands, brave, fiesty lasses, and strong, brawn highlanders, you don’t want to miss, “Highland Rogue”.
I look forward to reading more of Dana D’Angelo and her amazing stories.
Captivating, powerful, compelling, intriguing and totally amazing Medieval Scottish Romance!

 

Rating: 5

Heat rating: Mild

Reviewed by:AprilR

 

 

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