Search

MyBookAddictionReviews

Reviews of Great and Not so Great Books.

Tag

Scottish romance

PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE ~~OTHER HIGHLANDER by Adrienne Basso. ..review

No Other Highlander (The McKennas)No Other Highlander by Adrienne Basso

Genre: Historical Romance (Scotland Highlands)

Series: The McKennas

Source: I received a complimentary copy.

 

  • Publication date: February 28, 2017
  • Publisher: Zebra
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01GBAG3AS
  • Length: 368 pages

 

(Courtesy of Amazon)

Description

Scottish Highlands, 1334: The McKenna clan flourishes under a family of warriors, fierce and righteous, faithful to their own until the last. But to produce an heir, the widowed eldest son must risk his heart again . . .
 
Lady Joan Armstrong Fraser was once the indulged and pampered daughter of a laird. But marriage to a brute changed her. When he sets her aside, she has only her wits and her beauty to protect herself and her child from the chaos of her former home. She will have to find another husband—a man whose strength is more than a weapon against the weak. A man she can trust . . . if such a man even breathes.

Sir Malcolm McKenna has known Lady Joan since her childhood, a spoiled princess as dangerous as she is lovely. But when she steps forward to protect him against a false accusation, he discovers a character stronger than he guessed—and an attraction he yearns to explore . . .

Release date: February 28, 2017! Reserve your copy today! 

 

MY THOUGHTS:

No Other Highlander (The McKennas) by Adrienne Basso is an intriguing Medieval Scottish Romance set in 1334 Scottish Highlands.
WOW! Fast paced, adventure filled, heart -pounding and very captivating tale of heartbreak, healing, forgiveness, learning to trust and finding HEA, peace and happiness. Such a powerful and compelling story!

Lady Joan Armstrong Fraser, was an abused wife with a small son Callum, escapes her abusive husband. While, she used to be a pampered and indulged daughter of a laird, her marriage to a brute and tyrant changed her, forever. Now she only wishes to provide her son with protection, security and love. Unfortunately, she’ll get no help from her father.
Sir Malcolm McKenna has known Lady Joan since her childhood he remembers her as a spoiled princess who is both dangerous and lovely. When she steps in to protect Malcolm he sees another side to the woman she’s grown into, she is fierce, tolerate and loves her child unconditionally.

Ms. Basso has written a sensitive, complicated, compassionate story of second chances that will captivate readers and capture their hearts from the first page to the last. Can horrors from the past, find healing and learn to trust and love, leaving all the baggage as a distance memory?

I adore how Ms. Basso brings this masterfully written story full circle to provide readers with mystery, suspense, passion and love. A must read Medieval Scottish Romance!
I can’t wait to read more of “The McKennas”.
Ms. Basso provided me with a few hours of escape from realism to the world of Highlanders, clans, and the lasses who loves them. I read it in one setting. I couldn’t put it down once I started reading! Strongly recommended!
I received a complimentary copy.

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Mild to a bit steamy
Reviewed by: AprilR

PRE-ORDER NOW AVAILABLE~~HER HIGHLAND HEART by Willa Blair. ..review

His Highland HeartHis Highland Heart by Willa Blair

Genre: Historical Romance  (Medieval Scottish)

Series: His Highland Heart, #1

Source: I received a complimentary copy.

 

  • Publication date: February 1, 2017
  • Publisher: Willa Blair
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01MXJVN8V
  • Length: 352 pages

 

(Courtesy of Amazon)

Product Description

Shipwrecked in enemy territory, Euan Brodie fears the rest of his crew are at the bottom of the Moray Firth. While he searches for his crew, the youngest barely fifteen years old, he must evade Clan Ross warriors. Yet when he sees a lass about to drown in the incoming tide, he risks capture to save her.

Along with two other Munro lasses, Muireall Munro was taken by Clan Ross raiders nearly a month ago. She’s yet to be claimed as a Ross bride. Still, after two failed escape attempts, her hope is waning of ever seeing her home and the younger brother she was raising. But the stranger who pulls her from the surf will change her life forever.

If Muireall reveals who she really is, the delicious man who just saved her life will want nothing further to do with her—yet she needs him if she is ever to escape her Ross captors. If Euan reveals who he really is to the woman he saved, he risks not only his life, but his clan. Left with no choice, can they save each other while they fall in love?

AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER AT AMAZON AND OTHER OUTLETS!!

MY THOUGHTS 

His Highland Heart by Willa Blair is a heart pounding and captivating Scottish Medieval Romance. “HIS HIGHLAND HEART” series is Book 1 in what definitely promises to be a magnificent series. Oh what a beginning!

This is the story of Euan Brodie and Muireall Munroe.

Shipwrecked in enemy territory, Euan fears the rest of his crew are lost at the bottom of the Moray Firth. He knows he must escape from the Ross Clan before he becomes a captive. Three Munro lasses, Muireall Munro, Ella Munro, and another of their friends, are taken from their home, by Ross raiders nearly a month ago. Two of the lasses have already been claimed by the Ross raiders as brides. However, not Muireall, she is determined to escape thier nightmare. Enter Euan, who will risk capture to save the fascinating and enchanting, Muireall, from the rising surf. Together, they embark on a mission to escape the hellish nightmare, that’s happening in the Ross terriory. But, will they be able to resist their fierce attraction to each other? Will Euan still adore Muireall when her secret finally comes to light?

Well written story, with captivating characters and an intriguing storyline. Emotionally charged, with a wide range of emotions for the reader. I cried, was filled with angst for Euan,Muireall, and the others, but in the end some will find their happiness. Will the villains finally get what they deserve?

Once again, Ms. Blair has written a powerful Scottish Romance, with many twists and turns, secrets, the danger is palpable, the romance exciting with an unexpected but welcomed outcome. Ms. Blair never disappoints me. She is another of my favorite Scottish Historical Romance authors. I can’t wait to read more from this mesmerizing and compelling series, Ella and, which promises to be yet another high octane story. Callum is Euan’s best friend, and one of the crew members to survive, on that fated voyage. Ella is Muireall’s best friend and wishes to escape her ordeal from the Clan Ross. What amazingcharacters! Can’t wait to read their story!

Whew! “His Highland Heart” is definitely a keeper and a treasure! One I feel will be re-read again! Definitely a not to miss Scottish Historical Romance! Highly recommended!
Fans or Scottish Romance, Medieval Romance, uniquely written stories, and the power of friendships and finding a HEA, will definitely enjoy this masterfully written story. I know certainly did and am still reeling from the Muireall and Euan’s story.
I received a complimentary copy.

 

Rating: 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

Check out this review of Highlander’s Rescue A Cree & Dawn Short Story (Cree & Dawn Short Stories Book 4)

Here is a review by April: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1659728546

Highlander’s Rescue A Cree & Dawn Short Story (Cree & Dawn Short Stories Book 4) by Donna Fletcher. ..a review

***Please visit Donna Fletcher on her website,  Facebook page or Twitter ***

A masterfully written Scottish tale!!

SWEET SURRENDER OF JANET BUCHANAN by Paula Quinn…review

Quinn_The Sweet Surrender of Janet Buchanan_E-BookSWEET SURRENDER OF JANET BUCHANAN

PAULA QUINN

@Paula_Quinn
Genre: Historical Romance (Medieval)
Series: The MacGregors: Highland Heirs #1.5
Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher and Net Galley.
  • Publisher: Forever Yours (October 7, 2014)
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00I829R6K

(from the publisher)

About THE SWEET SURRENDER OF JANET BUCHANAN
SHE WOULD NOT BE CONQUERED . . .
Janet Buchanan is no man’s property. She refuses to marry her family’s sworn enemy-consequences be damned. She’d rather take a dagger to the brute herself. Yet when a tantalizing-and infuriating-man from her past comes to her rescue, Janet finds herself undeniably tempted by his hot, hungry kiss.
HE COULD NOT BE TAMED . . .
Notorious for his prowess as a lover and a fighter, Darach Grant has only one goal in mind: to defend his kin’s land from the impending siege of a hostile clan. The last thing he needs is the delicious distraction of Janet Buchanan-the only woman who can stir his ire as deeply as she warms his blood. But Janet’s intended will stop at nothing to claim her, forcing Darach to choose between surrendering his honor . . . or his heart.
BUY LINKS
SWEET SURRENDER (only $0.99!)
Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/1rwoJpY
Google Play: http://bit.ly/1rOL9UA
*For “Top 5 Favorite Summer Reads”, excerpts, and a giveaway, please visit our main site,  on October 30, 2014*
MY THOUGHTS:
A novella. #1.5 in “The MacGregors: Highland Heirs”, while, can be read as a stand alone, I would suggest reading book 1. Set in 18th Century Scotland. A quick, fast paced read filled with engaging characters, a brawny Scottish Highlander and a fiery, feisty Lady. Well written with the right mixture of passion, danger, and romance. A wickedly delicious Scottish Romance. Well worth the time to read.

*Received for an honest review from the publisher through Net Galley*

Rating: 4.5

Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: April R, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

CONQUERED BY A HIGHLANDER by Paula Quinn…review…

CONQUERED BY A HIGHLANDER

PAULA QUINN

www.paulaquinn.com

Genre: Historical Romance(Scottish Romance)

Series: Book#4 in the Children of the Mist series

Source: Received for an honest from Net Galley and the publisher.

 

Mass Market Paperback:384 pages

Publisher:Forever (June 1, 2012)

Language:English

ISBN-10:0446552356

ISBN-13: 978-0446552356

Conquered By A Highlander   (from the author’s website)

 Book#4 in the Children of the Mist series


BOUND BY DUTY


Colin MacGregor was born to fight-for his beliefs, his king, and his family’s honor. After years away from his beloved Scotland, he yearns to return to its lush, green hills-and he can, after he completes one final mission for the king. Sent to infiltrate a traitor’s home, Colin is determined to expose the treasonous plot and triumph on the battlefield . . . until he meets a sensual lass who tempts him towards other pursuits . . .
BETRAYED BY PASSION


Lady Gillian Dearly is no stranger to temptation. Cast out of her family for bearing an illegitimate child, she’s now the ward of a barbarian conspiring against the king. Her only desire: freedom for her son and for herself at any cost, even if it means making a deal with the devil. Yet when a mysterious Highlander appears in their midst, his braw strength and smoldering gaze give her hope for a future beyond the castle walls-and promise a desire unlike any she’s ever known. But passion comes at a price . . .

AVAILABLE AT:

Barnes & Noble NookBook

Barnes & Noble AudioBook

Amazon Kindle

MY THOUGHTS:

CONQUERED BY A HIGHLANDER by Paula Quinn is an exciting Scottish Romance/historical romance.Book#4 in the Children of the Mist series,but can be read as a stand alone. See, “Book 1, RAVISHED BY A HIGHLANDER,In Book 2, SEDUCED BY A HIGHLANDER,and In Book 3, TAMED BY A HIGHLANDER”. What a conclusion to this fast paced,adventure filled story with characters that jump off the page and will capture your heart. Follow Lady Gillian Dearly and Colin MacGregor as they find passion,desire,love,betrayal,and bound by duty.They must navigate treachery,as Colin serves his King and brings Lady Gillian and her young son to safety. Another Scottish Romance hit for this author. “The Children of the Mist” has been a wonderful series,I hate to see the end to the MacGregor’s. What strong,sexy,tough,duty bound warriors they are and the women who love them is feisty,passion filled. What a delight to read “Conquered By A Highlander”. Ms. Quinn knows how to write Scottish romance that will pull the reader into the story and hold them there. A must read! If you enjoy Scottish highlanders,treachery,treason,warriors,feisty lasses,English lady’s,clans, and a delightful tale of love and romance, this is a title for you. Received for an honest review from Net Galley and the publisher. Details can be found at Forever, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing, the author’s website,and My Book Addiction and More.

RATING: 4

HEAT RATING: MILD

REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book Addiction and More

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑