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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

THE WALLFLOWER’S WICKED WAGER by Collette Cameron

The Wallflower's Wicked Wager (A Waltz with a Rogue Novella Book 5)The Wallflower’s Wicked Wager by Collette Cameron

Genre: Regency Historical Romance

Series: A Waltz with a Rogue Novella

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

  • Publication date: June 20, 2017
  • Publisher: Blue Rose Romance
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B071FZCHS4
  • Length: 168 pages

 

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Product Description

He loved her beyond anything and everything—precisely why he couldn’t ever marry her.

A wounded hero.

Love—sentimental drivel for insipid, weak, feckless fools.

Since an explosion ravaged Captain Morgan Le Draco’s face and cost him his commission in the Royal Dragoons, he’s fortified himself behind an impenetrable rampart of cynicism and distrust. Now destitute and shunned by the very society that once lauded his heroics, he’s put aside all thoughts of marrying and having a family. Until he risks his life to save a drowning woman. At once, Morgan knows Shona’s the balm for his tortured soul, but as a wealthy, titled noblewoman, she’s too far above his humble station and can never be his.

An intrepid wallflower.

Love—a treasured gift reserved for those beautiful of form and face.

Scorned and ridiculed most of her adult life, Shona, Lady Atterberry believes she’s utterly undesirable and is reconciled to spinsterhood. She hides her spirited temperament beneath a veneer of gauche shyness, until a strapping, scarred stranger saves her life, and she can’t deny her immediate, powerful, and sensual attraction to him. Despite how ill-suited they are and innuendos that Captain Le Draco is a fortune-hunter, she cannot escape her growing fascination.

Two damaged souls searching for love.

Others are determined to keep them apart, and Shona is goaded into placing a wicked wager. One that sets her upon a ruinous path and alienates the only man who might have ever loved her. Is true love enough to put their pasts behind them, to learn to trust, and heal their wounded hearts?

Warning: This book contains one devilish, seemingly irredeemable rogue, an on-the-shelf wallflower who dabbles in wicked wagers, an unexpected and most enticing swim in a lake, a villainess you’ll want to shove into said lake, and a cast of captivating secondary characters with their own tantalizing romantic tales.

For a heartwarming, inspiring story about the power of love, purchase your copy today of THE WALLFLOWER’S WICKED WAGER, the fifth installment in Collette Cameron’s romantic historical Regencies A Waltz with a Rogue Novella series.

 

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My thoughts:

THE WALLFLOWER’S WICKED WAGER by Collette Cameron is another skillfully written story by this author. Set at Davenswood Court, Buckinghamshire in 1891. A WALTZ WITH A ROGUE novella.
Brilliantly and masterfully written story with flawed characters, raw emotions, and the the power of love. The hero is a ruggedly sexy, strong and protective. The heroine is feisty, a bit shy, has low self esteem, due to abuse by her mother, but she becomes brave and brazen, to say the least.

This is the story of Captain Morgan Le Draco, a wounded hero, who suffered horribly from fire, during the war, which scarred his face and Shona, a intrepid wallflower. Two damaged souls in search of love, find each other.
I was totally charmed by these characters.

A great story with all the drama, emotions and conflict, a reader would wish for in a Historical Romance. As always, Ms. Collette has some humorous moments included, which adds to the charms of this cute and compelling story. A must read!!

Ms. Cameron is one of my favorite Historical Romance authors. She writes with such enthusiasm, understanding of human emotions, and adds a touch of humor, that leaves the reader breathless. A not to miss read!
I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

 

THE LAIRD’S RECKONING by Jennifer Bray- Weber

The Laird's Reckoning (Romancing the Pirate, #6)The Laird’s Reckoning by Jennifer Bray-Weber

 

Genre: Historical/Pirate Romance

Series: Romancing the 6 Pirate, #6

Source: Personal buy

 

 

  • Publication date: May 30, 2017
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B071F2444R
  • Length: 140 pages

 

 

(Courtesy of Amazon)

Product Description

Pirate or Laird…?

Birk Bane was born the second son, the unwanted son, the unneeded son. Crossed by family and falsely accused of a crime, he flees Scotland to the sea where he’s recruited by a pirate. Five years later, he’s captain of his own ship and embraces his new life, though an ache for the woman he left behind remains. When he receives word of his father’s death and his clan is floundering, Birk begrudgingly returns home. Little does he know there’s more he left behind than a title…much more.

Sheena MacRae helped Birk escape to safety years ago, always expecting he’d return. Time passes and she believes him to be dead. With her clan being terrorized and slaughtered, she accepts she is the only one who can stop the suffering by agreeing to marry Laird Gordon, the man behind the assaults. The man who is also poised to rule Birk’s clan. Despite the crushing need to hold Birk in her arms once more, his reappearance changes nothing. Sheena has too much to lose if she reneges the betrothal to Gordon. And while Birk’s intentions are to return to the sea after reclaiming his clan, she didn’t count on her pirate lover’s plan for revenge…

The longer he’s home, the more betrayal Birk uncovers. There will be a fiery battle ahead for Birk and his brethren. If he survives, how will he choose between the life he loves and the love of his life?

 

 

 

My thoughts:

The Laird’s Reckoning by Jennifer Bray-Weber is a beautifully written Pirate Romance set in 1730. “Romancing the Pirate” #6, but can be read as a stand alone.
A quick read, with a cast of characters that will take your breath away. They are believable, engaging and strong characters. I was glued to the pages from the first sentence to the last. I connected with these colorful characters. Just couldn’t stop turning pages. The plot is filled with heart-pounding action, adventure, danger and romance. There are a some humorous moments to me, mixed in with the excitement of pirate fighting, passionate kisses, betrayal and a masterfully written love story.
“The Laird’s Reckoning” in humble opinion is a must read. Great for an afternoon read at the beach, where you can hear the ocean and feel the breeze, and image pirates attacking your peaceful world, or, you could read it anywhere.

Jennifer Bray-Weber is a masterful storyteller who writes brilliantly and passionately. She knows how to bring her point across to her readers, without leaving out any of the story. She does not disappoint her readers.
I highly recommend this quick read.

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed 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?

 

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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

 

 

HER FAVORITE DUKE by Jess Michaels

Her Favorite Duke (The 1797 Club #2)Her Favorite Duke by Jess Michaels

Genre: Historical Romance (Regency)

Series: The 1797 Club #2

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

 

  • Publication date: June 6, 2017
  • Publisher: The Passionate Pen
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B072F522DD
  • Length: 216 pages

 

(Courtsey of Amazon)

Description

The second exciting book in the bestselling 1797 Club series by USA TODAY Bestselling Author Jess Michaels.

Simon Greene, Duke of Crestwood has been obsessed with Margaret Rylon for years. There is only one thing standing between them: her fiancé, who also happens to be his best friend. He is desperate not to destroy everything in his life by giving in to his desires, but when Meg and Simon are trapped alone together overnight during a storm, the resulting scandal not only breaks Meg’s existing engagement, but forces Simon to offer for her instead.

Margaret is sorry to have hurt her family and her fiancé, but all she’s ever wanted was Simon. Her determination to make a happy life with him is only heightened when they submit to passions that have long dwelled beneath the surface. But while Simon may give her his body, he withholds his heart out of guilt and fear of what a connection to her may expose.

And if he doesn’t learn to fight for her soon, they both may lose a chance at happiness.

Length: Full length book
Heat Level: Yep. So much.

This is the second book in the 1797 Club series, but can be read as a standalone.

 

Available at most retailers! 

 

My thoughts: 

Her Favorite Duke by Jess Michaels is a sizzling but sweet Regency Romance. While, this is #2 in the series, “The 1797 Club” it can be read as a stand alone. See, “Her Daring Duke”, #1.

This is the story of Simon Greene, Duke of Crestwood, Margaret Rylon (Meg) who has been friends since childhood,
James, Duke of Abernathe, Meg’s brother and Graham, the Duke of Northfield, a other friend. Graham, James, and Simon are all part of the 1797 Club, however, Simon and Graham are the best of friends. Simon, has always been considered the peacemaker of the group, but in reality he appears a bit of a spineless coward, toward his feelings for Meg. Meg becomes betrothed to Graham, by her brother, James, none knowing her true feelings for Simon, oh, they suspect but go forward with there plans, anyway. To be honest James, suspects she just has a childhood infatuation for Simon.

Fast forward seven years later….. Meg and Graham finally set their wedding date. BTW Graham is not in love with Meg either. Simon guards his feelings for Meg until they’re caught in a compromising position, the wedding is off, Meg and Simon must marry. Yay!! Simon guards his feelings toward Meg, for fear of getting hurt. But his friendship is ended between him and Graham.

An unusual story to me, how many men or ladies, in fact, wait seven years before setting a wedding date? The reader is given the impression Graham had no amorous affairs, what, for seven years? Unbelievable, to me, but I suppose it could happen. Then there’s Meg, who does not reveal her true feeling, she’s waiting for Simon to step forward, and announce his feelings toward her. Simon is sweet, but an utter coward when it comes to his feelings toward Meg. So, they’d all rather be misable for the rest of their lives, then tell the truth. Oh, Graham, is marrying Meg to yes, you got it, to please his friend James. They are all rather young, in their teens, Meg’s sixteen, you understand their feelings run hot and cold, right?

While, this was not my favorite of Jess Michaels’ story, it was rather a sweet story, once you get pass all the other stuff. It’s a sizzling love story, with many complicated triangles.
A true love story with all the complications of a love triangle, while only two of them is truly in love. So, I guess, you wouldn’t call it a love triangle. The reader does learn why Simon is so guarded with his feelings.

No cliffnanger, however, I was left with a few unanswered questions. Such as what happens to Graham, and Simon’s hateful mother, the old Duchess of Crestwood.
The reader is given the impression, from the back of the book that, Graham’s story is next, which, I anticipate reading.
Please don’t get me wrong, I adore Ms. Michaels’ stories, “Her Favorite Duke” was a bit hard connect to the characters and grip the plot, to me, however I’d still recommend reading it, especially those who enjoy romance, there is a bit of mystery to why Simon guards his feelings. A good read!
I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.

Rating: 4
Heat rating: Steamy/Sizzling
Reviewed by: AprilR

 

A KISS FOR CHARITY~Sherry Ewing

A Kiss For Charity

A Kiss For Charity by Sherry Ewing

Genre: Historical Romance (Regency)

Source: Personal buy

  • Publication date: June 6, 2017
  • Publisher: Kingsburg Press
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B071421HHH
  • Length: 139 pages

 

 

(Courtesy of Amazon)

Description

Young widow, Grace, Lady de Courtenay, is more concerned with improving her mind than finding another husband. But how was she to know that a close encounter with a rake at a masquerade ball would spark her interest and make her yearn for love again?

Lord Nicholas Lacey has been on his own for far too long after losing his wife in a tragic accident. After a rare trip to a masquerade, his attention is captivated by a lovely young woman. Considering the dubious company she keeps, perhaps she might be interested in becoming his mistress…

From the darkened paths of Vauxhall Gardens to a countryside estate called Hollystone Hall, Nicholas and Grace must set aside their differences in order to let love into their hearts. It will take more than a dose of holiday cheer to see these two on the road to finding their happily-ever-after and a kiss for charity may just be what they both need.

A Kiss For Charity first appeared in the Bluestocking Belles’ 2016 box set, Holly and Hopeful Hearts. It’s now available for individual sale. Bonus material includes several original pieces published on the Belles’ blog the Teatime Tattler.

 

 

**Available for 99 cents, at time of posting.** Be sure to check price before downloading.

 

My thoughts:

 

 

A Kiss For Charity by Sherry Ewing is a sweet and entertaining Regency Romance.

“A Kiss For Charity first appeared in the Bluestocking Belles’ 2016 box set, Holly and Hopeful Hearts. It’s now available for individual sale. Bonus material includes several original pieces published on the Belles’ blog the Teatime Tattler.”

A quick read about Young widow, Grace, Lady de Courtenay and Lord Nicholas Lacey, a widower whose wife died in a tragic accident.

From darkened paths of Vauxhall Gardens to a countryside estate called Hollystone Hall, readers will find depth, understanding, past hurts that keep Grace and Nicholas from opening their hearts. “A Kiss For Charity” has just the right amount of sparks, holiday cheer, and romance to keep readers engaged and turning pages to see what happens to Grace and Nicholas.

She brought her characters to life, the readers can feel the chemistry between these two characters, with the vivid details you can see the scenery in your mind, and her plot was entertaining and very interesting in “A Kiss For Charity”.
Sherry Ewing is a masterful storyteller.
A sweet Christmas romance to be sure.
Strongly recommended for an afternoon read.

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Sweet
Reviewed by: AprilR

THE LORD’S CAPTIVE by Cecelia Mecca

The Lord's Captive (Border Series, #2)The Lord’s Captive by Cecelia Mecca

Genre: Historical Romance (Medieval)

Series: Border series, #2

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

 

 

 

(Courtesy of Amazon)

Description

He captured her for revenge. She stole his heart in return. The Lord Sir Bryce Waryn has dreamed for years about the day when he will finally liberate his home from the Scots who killed his parents and stole his brother’s birth right. Now that day is finally upon him, only his brother has abdicated the title of lord of Bristol Manor to him. Bryce should be celebrating, but something unexpected stands in his way—the sister of the Scot who held Bristol. In the chaos of the raid, Lady Catrina Kerr was injured and left behind. Bryce takes her captive, hoping to exact an even more satisfying revenge from his enemy. Except the fiery beauty is far more compelling than he would like… The Captive Raised by three elder brothers, Lady Catrina Kerr knows a thing or two about stubborn men. But Bryce is more strong-willed than all of her brothers combined. He’s also maddeningly handsome, brave, and kind—but no matter how compelling her captor, she’s intent on escaping him. Only then will she be able to protect her brothers. But as Bryce’s plan escalates and her feelings for him intensify, she finds herself facing an unthinkable choice between her family and the man who has captured her heart.

 

 

Now available at Amazon in paperback! *Releases June 01, 2017*

 

My thoughts:

The Lord’s Captive: Border Series Book 2 (Volume 2) by Cecelia Mecca is another interesting and compelling Medieval Romance. I feel it can easily be read as a stand alone.

This is the story of Sir Bryce Waryn and Lady Catrina Kerr. Bryce is not the eldest brother, Geoffrey is, but Geoffrey gives the lands to Bryce. Geoffrey has married and is lord of his new wife’s lands. So Bryce is now the Lord of Bristol Manor. Immediately after the battle to regain what was took from them, two men happen to find an injured Catrina, she apparently survived the fierce battle that occurred at Bristol Manor, a few hours prior to being found. She has no memory of who she is nor why she was left in the ditch, so the men brought her back to the Manor. Against Bryce’s better judgment he let’s her stay to gain her strength, heal from her injuries and hopefully regain her memory. Immediately, Bryce and Catrina have a connection, which either understands nor care to act upon, at first. But the heart can be a fickle thing. Then when Bryce learns Catrina is his enemy’s daughter, he decides to hold her as his hostage. Catrina is a strong-willed lass who knows how to fight, afterall, she has brothers. She’s determined to escape, to save Bryce and his newly formed clan from more devastration. But Bryce is determined to keep Catrina, for his own. So another struggle ensures at Bristol Manor, this one between Bryce and Catrina. Will Catrina and Bryce find their HEA? Or will they give up all to protect and save those they love?

Steady paced, tale with engaging, well thought out characters and an interesting storyline. I found the plot to be intriguing as well as exciting. Ms. Mecca gives her readers a story of danger, romance, passion, betrayal, a bit of humor, a bit of suspense, and the power of love against all odds. I thoroughly enjoyed “The Lord’s Captive” and watching Bryce and Catrina fight their feelings, the inner turmoil that is against their true feelings and the safety of their clan, is truly overwhelming. There are a few laugh out moments. Like when Catrina blackens Bryce’s eye.
I would strongly recommend reading “The Lord’s Captive”, of you enjoy Medieval Romance, the struggle to find a HEA, and fight to keep what another clan craves. I can hardly wait to read more of Cecelia Mecca and her stories. She is definitely an author to watch for in the future. A heartwarming story. Another must read Medieval Romance!
I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.

*The Border Series: The Ward’s Bride Prequel Novella, The Thief’s Countess Book 1, and The Lord’s Captive Book 2.*

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

 

THE HIGHLANDER’S CONQUEST by Eliza Knight….

The Highlander's Conquest (Stolen Bride, #2)The Highlander’s Conquest by Eliza Knight

Genre: Historical Romance (Medieval England/Scotland)

Series: Stolen Bride series, #2

Source: Personal buy

 

  • Publication date: September 19, 2012
  • Publisher: Eliza Knight
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009DS3TWG

Length: 290 pages

 

(Courtesy of Amazon)

Product Description

BOOK TWO: The Stolen Bride Series

What is a Highlander to do when he falls for the daughter of his enemy?

Highland warrior, Blane Sutherland, has one mission: disguise himself as an Englishman, cross the border and retrieve Lady Aliah de Mowbray. Always up for a challenge, he agrees, pursuing his conquest with vigor—and trying to deny the powerful desire that eclipses him each time he touches his charge. A rogue of the highest order and a younger son, he has nothing to offer a lady but a broken heart.

And what is a lady to do when she cannot trust her heart?

Aliah is skeptical of the English noble who has come to take her to her father and sister in Scotland, but she pushes her doubts aside. Without word in months, she must make certain her family is safe, then she can return to England to join the convent to which she has sworn to pledge her life. But then her escort reveals his true self—he’s a Highlander and his kisses are more seductive than the sweetest of wines.

Surrender never tasted so sweet…

“An author with a natural gift for story telling…” ―Victoria Roberts, acclaimed author of Temptation in a Kilt
Check out the other books in this series:

BOOK ONE: The Highlander’s Reward
BOOK THREE: The Highlander’s Lady — coming soon!

 

 

 Pick up your copy today!

My thoughts: 

The Highlander’s Conquest (Stolen Bride #2) by Eliza Knight is a fantastic Medieval Scottish Romance set in England and Scotland. While, #2, it can be read as a stand alone. If you’ve not had a chance to read “The Highlander’s Reward”, #1, I’d definitely suggest reading it as well, as this is the story of Blane Sutherland, younger brother to the Laird of Sutherland, who disguises himself as an Englishman to sale the Sutherland’s wool in England. So when it became necessary to retrieve his brother’s wife’s younger sister, of course, Blane was the man to cross the border and retrieve her, bring her to Scotland to reunite with her sister and father, who had been wounded. Lady Aliah de Mowbray, is feisty, doesn’t trust the barbarian Scots, beautiful, she’s been protected all her life, and plans to vow her life to the church, but when danger persists, she shows Blane she can handle a bow and arrow, just like her sister. Aliah and Blane are a wonderful couple, one who deserves their HEA, their pull toward each other kept me turning the pages, from the beginning to the end.

I thoroughly enjoyed “The Higlander’s Conquest”. Ms. Knight has done it again with her vivid details, her strong characters, and her engaging story. I strongly recommend “The Highlander’s Conquest”. What a great read by Eliza Knight!!

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

NOW AVAILABLE~~SORCHA by Keira Montclair

Sorcha (The Highland Clan Book 8)Sorcha by Keira Montclair

 

Genre: Historical Romance (Medieval Scotland)

Series: The Highland Clan, #8

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

  • Publication date: May 3, 2017
  • Publisher: Keira Montclair
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0722R4TJT
  • Length: 201 pages

 

(Courtesy of Amazon)

Sorcha Ramsay is as willful as she is beautiful, and she has mastered the art of convincing others to do her bidding. She coerces a few guards to bring her on a hunting trip, but when an unidentified archer targets them, Sorcha is restricted to the castle grounds. Worse, she’s assigned a lout of a guardian—Cailean, the maddeningly handsome guard who saved her from the archer—until her sire returns from a visit to the Grants. How can she show her sire, the infamous Logan Ramsay, she’s grown up if she’s not allowed her freedom?

Though he intends never to marry, Cailean finds himself captivated by Sorcha’s beauty and brash charm. He’s determined to keep her safe from the archer, whether she wants him to or not. Then Sorcha’s sire returns with news that has the potential to ignite the Highlands: Laird Alexander Grant has been badly injured. Trouble is brewing, and the archer, who may or may not be connected to a larger plot against the Ramsays and the Grants, continues to target Sorcha.

As the danger mounts and Cailean and Sorcha are brought together again and again, their heated attraction becomes a deeper connection. But can Cailean convince Logan, the most fearsome man in the Highlands, that he is a worthy match for his firstborn daughter?
My Thoughts:

Sorcha (The Highland Clan) Book 8 by Keira Montclair is an absolute pleasure to read. Can be read as a stand alone. Ms. Montclair has written a story that has so much to offer readers, it has danger, adventure, drama, excitement, a bit of humor, some witty banter and romance.
I was pulled into Cailean McAdam and Sorcha Ramsay’s story from the very beginning. Sorcha has gone from a wee lassie to a grown lass, which perturbes her father, Logan, the most feared man in the Highlands. He is legendary. Cailean is proud, strong and brave, a guard for the Ramsay’s, and also cares deeply for Sorcha, but he’s not in her social class, he’s a mere guard. Can he convince Logan he is a worthy suitor? Has Sorcha’s feelings grown to love? Will they survive the danger they are facing, from unknown assailants?

Readers, will simply be factinated and thrilled as they are reading, “Sorcha”. I myself was astonished at Cailean and Sorcha’s young love and how Cailean finally gave in to marriage, family, love, and how he was determined to prove his love, even to the point of nearly dying. Friendship can turn to a strong and determined love. The antics of Logan was hilarious at times, sad at others, as he fears losing his beloved daughter. Every father’s nightmare.

I highly recommend this fast paced, thrilling and highly anticipated story. It has everything a romance reader could possibly wish in a Scottish Romance, and more. Brilliantly and masterfully written. The cast of characters were fantastic, even the villains were quiet convincing, which only added to Cailean
and Sorcha’a story.
Keira Montclair is one of my go to Medieval Scottish Romance authors. She never disappoints me, she always leaves me in absolute awe. What a mesmerizing story!! Well done, Ms. Montclair! I can’t wait to read the next grand adventure. Powerful and compelling. A definite must read for fans of Scottish Romance.
I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.

Rating: 5
Heat rating: Hot
Reviewed by: AprilR

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