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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

 

 

(Courtsey of Amazon)

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?

 

 

Pre-order available! ! Pick up your copy today!

 

 

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 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

FOREVER AND BEYOND by B. J. SCOTT

Forever and Beyond: Highland Hearts Afire - Time Travel RomanceForever and Beyond: Highland Hearts Afire – Time Travel Romance by B.J. Scott

Genre: Time Travel

Series: Highland Hearts Afire

Source: Personal buy.

  • Publication date: May 23, 2017
  • Publisher: Duncurra LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B06Y4P3JCQ
  • Length: 370 pages

 

(Courtesy of Amazon)

Description

Katherine MacDonald trades her luxury Manhattan apartment, high paying job, and abusive fiancé for what she believes is a rundown estate, deep in the Scottish Highlands, unaware that her future, and perhaps her very life, depends on secrets deeply rooted in the past.

When she discovers a ring with a sentimental inscription and a journal written by one of her ancestors within the ancient croft, she suddenly finds herself in fourteenth century Scotland where she comes face to face with Ayden MacAndrews, a braw Highlander who has haunted her dreams since she was a child.

Will Katherine and Ayden be able to right an ancient wrong? Will their love stand the test of time?

 

Pick up your copy today!

 

My thoughts:

Forever and Beyond: Highland Hearts Afire – Time Travel Romance by B. J. Scott is a stimulating read, one which takes the reader on a journey of love, drama, supense, adventure and destiny.

This is Katherine (Catriona) MacDonald and Ayden MacAndrews’ journey. Filled with fourteen century old secrets, the reader will be intrigued and captivated with “Forever and Beyond”, I certainly was. I couldn’t stop turning the pages, to learn all their secrets. Ayden has been invading Katherine’s dreams since she was a child, now he has finally appeared in person. Can a love that is true, truly transcend thru centuries? I believe so.

Ms. Scott, has written a story that is believable, were a ancient curse, changes the course of a couple’s life.

Not just a Time Travel story, but so much more with a few surprises and twists and turns, there is also things, as a reader I did not expect. Teriffic Time Travel!

The characters were believable, the plot well written, the vivid descriptions were breathtaking and most of all, the romance was true and full of possibilities. The chemistry between Ayden and Catriona lasted thru the centuries and beyond. A forever kind of love.

I was impressed and intrigued with “Forever and Beyond”. I look forward to reading more stories by B. J. Scott. I hope you will give this story a try, it is a fantastic read. Enthralling, captivating and terrific! A must read, especially, for Time Travel fans, fans of love that transcends and captures the readers attention, immediately and forever. What a wonderful read from B. J. Scott!

Rating: 4.5
Reviewed by: AprilR

TAMING A SAVAGE GENTLEMAN by Tammy Andresen….review

Taming a Savage Gentleman: Taming the Heart SeriesTaming a Savage Gentleman: Taming the Heart Series by Tammy Andresen

 

Genre: Historical romance * Regency)

Series: Taming the Heart, #5

 

  • Publication date: May 16, 2017
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B06XH3VT2P
  • Length: 116 pages

 

(Courses of Amazon)

Description

Tom Maddox would never marry. He’s the second son, the spare, and he prides himself on living his life without the confines of society.

Baroness Segrave needs a husband for society’s sake but she’d prefer he have no opinion at all. Which is why the Earl of Loudoun seems the ideal choice. With no fortune and a drinking habit, he should allow her to keep running her estate while living off the allowance she’d give him. But Loudoun proves to be both drunk and foolish. Suddenly a husband who is strong, capable, and appreciative of her gifts gains merit in her eyes. A man like Tom Maddox.

But how can she convince Tom that he should consider marriage and give up his carefree bachelorhood? Because no matter what anyone else believes, she’d rather the love of a gentleman than a lord.

Book 5 of 6 in Taming the Heart (6 Book Series)

 

 

Available for pre-order!!

My Thoughts:

Taming a Savage Gentleman: Taming the Heart Series by Tammy Andresen is an extremely exciting Regency Romance. Book 5 in the “Taming the Heart” series, but it can be read as a stand alone. Some of the characters appear from previous books, but the reader will not be lost reading this one.
An unconventional acquaintance leads to a a great deal of trouble for both the H/H in “Taming a Savage Gentleman”.

This is the story of Flora, Baroness Segrave, a witty, beautiful, smart and weathy young lady, who needs a husband or so society deems in order to keep her and her mother safe and Tom Maddox, a second son and spare who lives his life outside the confines of society, to his families unhappiness, they are hoping a marriage will settle him down. He has been asked to look after Flora and her mother on their voyage to Scotland, by his cousin, Barrett Maddox, the Duke of Manchester. Then there’s the Earl of Loudoun, who wishes to court and marry Flora, he’s deeply in debt, ignoring fool it would seem and a gambler, whose lost everything unless he finds a weathy wife, and quickly. He meets Flora’s needs perfectly or so it would appear. She wants a man who will allow her to manage her estates, her herself without any inference from her husband. But things change…..

Well written with well developed charatcers, the banter between Flora and Tom is perfect, to this reader, definitely carries the story along, nicely. The plot flows smoothly and without gaps. The mystery, suspense, sensual attractions, and sea adventure makes this story fast paced, well thought out and perfect for an afternoon adventure. I was glued to the pages of Tom and Flora’s story from the beginning to the end, definitely a most entertaining Regency read.

Once again Ms. Andresen met my expectations with her witty banter, her characters and her enticing and endearing plot. A wonderful story of romance, trouble, a bit of danger, finding love, and redemption. “Taming a Savage Gentleman” has something for everyone. A quick, enjoyable and most satisfying Regency.
I can’t wait to read the next adventure.
Tammy Andresen is another of my favorite Regency authors, she never disappoints me. I always look forward to her next inspiring story. Another great read by Tammy Andresen!!

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

 

PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE ~~HIGHLAND VIXEN by Mary Wine. ..review

Highland Vixen (Highland Weddings, #2)Highland Vixen by Mary Wine

Genre: Historical Romance  (Scottish)

Series: Highland Vixen #2

Source: I received a complimentary copy.

  • Publication date: February 7, 2017
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01M0JOD9N
  • Length: 320 pages

 

(Courtesy of Amazon)

Description

Product Description

Fierce Highland war chief seeks comely lass for fun, frolic, and marriage

Marcus MacPherson is every inch the fearsome Highlander. He’s used to men averting their eyes and women cowering before him. He thinks he’ll eventually settle down with a nice, obedient bride. Instead, he gets Helen Grant… Stubborn as the day is long, fearless and dedicated to raising as much hell as possible, Helen is definitely going to challenge Marcus. And challenge him some more. And then some.

It’s anyone’s guess who’ll win this battle of the heart…

Praise for Highland Spitfire:
“Wine always gets the heart of the history, atmosphere, and traditions of the Highlands… Wondrous.” –RT Book Reviews, 4 stars, Top Pick
“I absolutely loved this book and the only complaint…is I stayed up way too late reading it.” –Night Owl Reviews, 5 stars, Top Pick

Review

“Impossible to put down…one of the genre’s finest Scottish-set romance writers” – RT Book Reviews

“Marcus and Helen are so perfect for each other.” – The Eater of Books

Available at most outlets! Pre-order your copy today!

MY THOUGHTS 

Highland Vixen by Mary Wine is a memorable and intriguing story. Book 2 in her amazing “Highland Weddings” series, however, can be read as a stand alone. See, Book 1. “Highland Spitfire”.
What an intriguing and fast paced tale!

Meet, Marcus MacPherson, a fierce Highland war chief and Helen Grant, stubborn, feisty lass, who causes all kinds of unexpected trouble. Will Marcus and Helen be able to tame each other or lose all, without finding their HEA?
I absolutely love Mary Wine’s detail to history, her rich dialog, her characterization brings the characters to life, her descriptions and the atmosphere of Scottish Highlands, makes the story particularly, fly off the pages. I was addicted from the first sentence to the last, “Highland Vixen”, lingers long after the last sentence.

Filled with danger, intrigue, suspense, mystery, adventure, action, a feisty heroine, a brawn Highlander, the passion between them is off the charts, while, they butt horns often, their attraction and chemistry is apparent from the beginning. This story is magnificently written! I love how Ms. Wine blends fact with fiction, and the magic of the Highlands with the love of a beautiful, indepentent and head-strong lass, a seductive, but fierce Highlander with a kind heart, together to give readers a captivating and seductive read. WOW, what a wondrous story, to be sure! A not to miss Scottish Historical Romance.

“Highland Vixen” is one of those stay up all night reads. Marcus and Helen are a perfect match! Mary Wine is one of my favorite Scottish-set Romance authors! Another great read! Simply fantastic! ! Well done, Ms. Wine!
I received a complimentary copy.

Rating: 5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

HEART OF THE HIGHLANDS: THE WOLF by April Holthaus. …a review

Heart of the Highlands: The Wolf

Heart of the Highlands: The Wolf by April Holthaus

Genre: Medieval Scottish Romance

Series: Heart of the Highlands #2

Source: I received a complimentary copy.

  • Publication date: January 8, 2017
  • Publisher: Grey Eagle Publishing, LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01N77HBHW

 

(Courtesy of Amazon)

Rylan has spent most of his life keeping his identity a secret, even from those he loves. But in order to secure his future, he has to face his past. On the run as an outlaw, trying to clear his name, Rylan comes across a woman who he discovers has dark secrets of her own.

Living a simple life with her young son, nothing seemed as if it could go wrong, until a Highland drifter shows up on her doorstep. Dragging her into his world of chaos and deception, Fallon finds herself at a crossroads that may impact both of their lives.

As secrets become exposed, will Fallon choose the right path to change her life, and will it be enough to save Rylan from the noose?

MY THOUGHTS

“The Protectors of the Crown This series follows a group of five warriors who live their life protecting their king and country. The historical setting is Scotland 1537-1538 during the reign of James V of Scotland.”

Heart of the Highlands: The Wolf (Protectors of the Crown Book 2) by April Holthaus is an enticing and very enjoyable Medeival Scottish Romance. While, Book 2 in her amazing “Heart of the Highlands” series, it can be read as a stand alone with no issues. See Book 1,”The Beast”.

Fallon and Rylan, aka the Wolf, face turmoil, danger and their attraction to each other as they come to grip with their circumstances. Rylan is one of a secret group, of Protectors of the Crown. He is also considered an outlaw.
He and Fallon have secrets of their own. Fallon and her young son, are not what they same.
Ms. Holthaus had me captivated with the first page and held me entranced and in awe the whole way through, to the last page. Highly intoxicating!

Well written, fast paced with engaging and well-developed characters, who will hold your heart and your attention, as you watch them grow. Sparks fly, passion ignites, danger lurks, as the Protectors of the Crown do their best for King and country. But will Fallon and Rylan face their demons, come to grips with their past to find their HEA? Or will they lose all to the danger that lurks? You must read “The Wolf” to learn more of Fallon and Rylan’s story!

Filled with intrigue, suspense, mystery, and romance. Of course, I adore small children thrown into the mix, they make life so enduring. A mother will do anything for her child.

Ms. Holthaus is an incredible author, who draws readers into her stories with her captivating storyline, and her enticing characters. “The Wolf” is a definite keeper, a story not to be missed. Highly recommended for fans of Scottish Romance, fierce warriors, fiesty lasses,Historical Romance lovers, and anyone who enjoys a heart-pounding adventure in the Highlands. Another hit by April Holthaus! An absolute delight to read! I thoroughly enjoyed “The Wolf” and wait anxiously for the next adventure of “Heart of the Highlands”! A must read! Well done, Ms. Holthaus! !
I received a complimentary copy.

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

 

GUARDED BY THE WARRIOR by Eliza Knight…review

Guarded by the Warrior (Conquered Bride Series Book 5)Guarded by the Warrior by Eliza Knight

Genre: Medieval Scottish Romance

Series: Conquered Brides #5

Source: I received a complimentary copy.

 

  • Publication date: November 29, 2016
  • Publisher: Knight Media, LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01LQPKDYU

(Courtesy of Amazon)

A lady in need of protection…

Suffering through a short marriage to an enemy of Scotland, Lady Emilia MacCulloch manages to escape just before her husband dies. But the Ross Clan will stop at nothing to get her back, for she plays a big part in their plans to thwart Robert the Bruce. She fears not only for her life, but for her family who will be labeled traitors. Placed by her king as a governess in the household of a devastatingly handsome warrior, Emilia finds herself drawn to the man when she had previously sworn off love altogether. His passion, charisma, loyalty, and strength shake the very foundation she’s built around her heart.

A warrior in need of saving…

Ian Matheson has spent his entire life trying to prove himself. To belong. When his father passes away and his mother takes her vows at a nearby abbey, he is suddenly left in a position he was wholly unprepared for. And then his father’s dozen illegitimate children arrive on his doorstep in need of a father figure of their own. They are adorable and reckless, and he’s certain they’ll drive him mad. Just when he thinks he might actually need to find a wife to help him, Lady Emilia is presented to him by the king. She needs his protection and he needs her help with the bairns. Ian is tempted by her angelic face, her fiery tongue, and the secrets that surround her. He must resist the growing desire that’s laying claim within him. He must prove to his clan that he is a worthy leader. But maybe, just maybe, he can have the respect of his people and Emilia, too.

My Thoughts 

Guarded by the Warrior (Conquered Bride Series Book 5) by Eliza Knight was a fantastic Medieval Scottish Romance. While, Book 5, it can be read as a stand alone, with no issues.
This story draw me in, within the first chapter and held my attention throughout, to the very end.
Ian and Emilia were such great characters! Ian was sexy, protective and fiercely loyal. He also felt unworthy of his position as new Laird, after his father’s death.
Emilia was feisty, felt betrayed by her family and determined to survive.

Secrets abound, sparks ignite, dangers lurks, battles are fought, but will love prevail? Ms. Knight definitely shows the reader, throughout her story how circumstances change and how preverance can prevail. Well done!

Well written with engaging and well developed characters. The storyline is a bit unique, in this complex, but captivating tale of two people learning to trust, forgive, heal and find a HEA.

What an entertaining tale with a few surprises and several twists and turns along the way! A great Scottish Romance! Oh, yes, the reader will get a glimpse into Robert the Bruce and his quest to claim Scotland. And a glimpse into Ian and his quest to protect and care for his father’s legitimate children. At least twelve of them, I adored little Alice! Ms. Knight weaves a story for the ages in “Guarded by the Warrior”. She never fails to delight nor disappoints me, with her tales of love and overcoming circumstances. Highly recommended!
I received a complimentary copy.

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

TAMING THE HIGHLANDER by May McGoldrick. ..review 

Taming the HighlanderTaming the Highlander by May McGoldrick

Website: http://www.NikooanJim.com/

Genre: Historical Romance (Medieval Scottish )

Series: The Scottish Relic Trilogy  #2

Source: Received for an honest review from Net Galley. However, all opinions, insights and thoughts are my own personal opinions. 

  • Publication date: September 6, 2016
  • Publisher: Swerve
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01FQRXTJK

(Courtesy of Amazon )

This new historical romance from May McGoldrick pits one spirited lass against her biggest challenge yet: a Highland lord who has no desire to lose his heart.

Innes Munro has the ability to “read” a person’s past simply by touching them, but her gift comes with a heavy price: her freedom. Forced to stay at desolate Castle Girnigoe, Innes never expects to be drawn to the wounded warrior who haunts its dark passages and challenges her at every turn.

Conall Sinclair, the earl of Caithness, carries the scars of battles with the English and the lash marks of their dungeons, but the wounds that fester within give him even greater pain. Isolating himself from his clan and the rest of the world in a tower perched on the wild Scottish coast, Conall is reluctant to let the spirited Innes close to him, however neither can deny the growing passion that ignites with every look, every touch.

But can Conall ever love a woman who can read his darkest secrets and feel the pain he hides… and can love really tame all fears? As dangerous forces close in, Conall and Innes must take the ultimate leap of faith and forge a bond of trust that will save them both…or lose each other forever.


My Thoughts: 

Taming the Highlander by May McGoldrick is a captivating addition to her mesmerizing Medieval Historical Romance, “The Scottish Relic” Trilogy, Book 2. But can be easily be read as a stand alone. However, I would definitely suggest reading Book 1, “Much Ado About Highlanders”, which is another fantastic Scottish Historical Romance. It sets up some background for the rest of this Trilogy. “Taming the Highlander” is set against the backdrop of the Wild Scottish coast.

Conall Sinclair, is the actual earl of Caithness, however, he has turned the reign of his title and his clan to his younger brother. Conall carries the desperation, the hurt, the battle scars, even the lash marks from being in an English dungeon, as a prisoner, after the devastating battle with heavy losses against the English. He carries much guilt.

Innes Munro, has a gift, that could have her charged as a “witch”. She has the ability to “read” a person’s past simply by touching them. She also has the second piece of the Scottish Relic others are seaching for and willing to kill, whomever has the Relic. It carries some powerful knowledge, that some would kill to obtain.
Conall finds that Innes calms his inner beast and soothes his tortured soul. He is attracted to her. from the time he meets her, as Innes is to him. She can feel his pain and inner angst. Sparks fly, passion ignites and love blossoms. But can Innes be saved from the man pursuing the Relic holders? Can Innes and Conell find their HEA or will they lose all?
Some of the characters from “Much Ado About Highlanders” re-appear.

A captivating, mesmerizing and intriguing Scottish tale that will have the reader’s heart pounding, as they turn pages of “Taming the Highlander.
From the first page to the last and beyond, readers are sure to be captivated with the characters, and the compelling and powerful storyline.
Ms. McGoldrick is a brillant and masterful storyteller. Fans of Scottish myths, Highlanders, intrigue, adventure and romance will be captivated by “Taming the Highlander”. Highly recommended! I can’t wait to read the finale of “The Scottish Relic” Trilogy. A must read Scottish Romance with a element of the Paranormal! Awesome read!.
Received for an honest review from Net Galley. However, all opinions, insights and thoughts are my own personal opinions.

Rating: 5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

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