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DESTINY’S KISS: Series Prequel by Elizabeth Rose. ..review


Destiny's Kiss: Series Prequel
Destiny’s Kiss: Series Prequel by Elizabeth Rose

 

Genre: Historical Romance  (Medieval)

Series: Legendary Bastards of the Crown” series, Prequel

Source: Personal buy

 

  • Publication date: December 29, 2016
  • Publisher: RoseScribe Media Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01MU5WU7W
  • Length: 83 pages

 

(Courtesy of Amazon)

Prequel to the Legendary Bastards of the Crown Series.

Lady Annalyse Granville is a cursed second-born twin. Because of superstition and fear that a second-born twin is naught but a spawn of the devil, she’s been sent to live with the nuns. However, she returns to her father’s castle at Christmastime at her sister’s request. Her sister is the king’s mistress and very pregnant with his baby. And what happens during Annalyse’s visit changes her life forever.

Ross Douglas has managed to get betrothed to an English lassie, having alternative motives in his head because of his hatred for the English king. But when he spies an innocent maiden standing under the kissing bough, he knows he has to kiss her.

Can one kiss change a man’s life? What happens that Christmas changes everyone’s lives in ways they could never expect.

Be sure to read Restless Sea Lord – Book 1 of the Legendary Bastards of the Crown Series that follows this book.

 

MY THOUGHTS

Destiny’s Kiss: Prequel to the series by Elizabeth Rose is an intriguing insight into the , “Legendary Bastards of the Crown” series.

Ross of Clan Douglas, a Scotsman, whose hatred for the English King sends him on a quest for revenge. Lady Annalyse Granville, is the cursed second twin, herself. When her sister has triplets she can only imagine what will happen to two of the twins. The first twin is the only one their father wishes to kept. What’s a sister to do? This is Annalyse and Ross’ story and what an interesting tale, to be sure! Ms. Rose uses myths, legends, superstitions and romance, to bring readers a satisfying and intriguing story. While, a quick read, Ms. Rose manages to bring this story, and the characters to life through the pages of “Destiny’s Kiss”. A magical romance, to me, and it gives readers a wonderful introduction into Elizabeth Rose’s, “Legendary Bastards of the Crown” series, which promises to be an awesome series.

Fans of historical romance, superstitions, myths, and quick reads, will surely enjoy “Destiny’s Kiss”. A satisfying and enjoyable read! Strongly recommended!

Rating: 4
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

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Check out this review of Quinn: A Scottish Outlaw (Highland Outlaws, Book 2)

Here is a review by April: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1648497670

QUINN: A SCOTTISH OUTLAW by Lily Baldwin

Genre: Medieval  Historical Romance  (Scottish)
Series: Highland Outlaws/ Scottish Outlaws #2
Source: Received for an honest review from the author

***Visit Lily Baldwin’s website for more information on this exciting series and this author***

Check out this review of Dark Rider

Here is a review by April: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1637696273

DARK RIDER by Sarah Mitchell.

Genre: Historical Romance  (Medieval Scottish )
Source: Received for an honest review from the author. However, all opinions and thoughts are my own.

Please, visit the author’s website for more information on this
exciting story and all her upcoming releases!

HIGHLAND TROTH by Willa Blair…a review

Highland TrothHIGHLAND TROTH

WILLA BLAIR

Genre: Scottish Historical Romance

Series: Highland Treasures #3

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher

 

  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1628306548
  • Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc (December 3, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00P80X79I

 

Book Description (Courtesy of Amazon)

December 3, 2014
Years ago, after tragedy struck Jamie Lathan’s family, fosterling Caitrin Fletcher was sent home, out of danger. Heartbroken, young Jamie never expected to see her again. He certainly never imagined he’d be called upon to escort her to be betrothed to another man.

But now, as their attraction reignites during the trip, Jamie’s longing for Caitrin deepens, and he despairs to lose her again. The secret he hides, however, may prevent any chance for a future with her. Can Jamie find a way to claim her himself without starting a war involving three clans?

Caitrin is torn between her duty to make the marriage her father wants and her feelings for Jamie, the lad she’s loved for years. When she meets the man her father has chosen, her secret Highland talent tells her he cannot be trusted. Can she refuse the powerful lord without revealing how she knows he’s lying…about nearly everything?

MY THOUGHTS:
HIGHLAND TROTH by Willa Blair is an exciting fast paced Scottish Historical Romance with some Paranormal elements. #3 in the “Highland Talents” series, but can be read as a stand alone. See, “Highland Seer”, “Highland Healer” and “Highland Gift” (1.5)novella.  Set in against a 1502 Scotland backdrop.
Fast paced, adventure filled Scottish romance. Be ready to be swept away into the Scottish Highlands. Filled with danger, romance, secrets, intrigue, suspense, betrayal and passion.
This is Jamie Lathan and Caitrin Fletcher’s story. Caitrin’s secret talent is she can feel someone’s feelings. Together, Jamie and Caitrin find not only Caitrin’s intended isn’t want he is supposed to be, but he is a danger to not only his intended but to her clan and Jamie’s clan as well.
I loved the way Jamie is determined to protect Caitrin at all cost, including causing a war between clans. Caitrin, finds she has more courage than she first thought. Will Jamie and Caitrin find their happy ever after? You MUST read this beautifully written tale of intrigue, passion and romance. Ms. Blair is a wonderful storyteller who weave a bit of paranormal with realistic romance. She holds her readers in awe, as they seat on the edge of their seats reading. Well written with passion, emotion and character. Well done, indeed! I love this series, and can’t wait to read the next Willa Blair story. Highly recommend this Scottish Historical Romance!
*Received for an honest review from the publisher*
Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Hot
Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

REVIEW: TO MARRY A SCOTTISH LAIRD by Lynsay Sands

18599761TO MARRY A SCOTTISH LAIRD

LYNSAY SANDS

http://www.lynsaysands.net/books/historical/scottishlaird

Genre: Historical Romance/Paranormal

Series:

Source: Received for an honest  review from the publisher and Above the Treeline.

 

  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Avon (June 24, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062273574
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062273574

 

 

(From Amazon)

New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands returns to the Highlands of Scotland in her hottest new historical romance yet!

Highlander Campbell Sinclair is no stranger to battle, so when he sees a lad attacked by bandits, he jumps into the fray. He didn’t count on being stabbed. Grateful to the boy for nursing him back to health, Cam offers to accompany Jo safely to his destination. But when he accidentally comes across the lad bathing in the river, Cam discovers that Jo is actually Joan . . . with the most sinful of curves.

Joan promised her mother that she would deliver a scroll to the clan MacKay. But traveling alone is dangerous, even disguised as a boy. When a Scottish warrior lends his aid, she is more than relieved . . . until he surprises her with lingering kisses and caresses that prove her disguise hasn’t fooled him. As their passion ignites, will the secrets of the scroll force a wedding . . . and lead to a love she’s never known?

Avon
June 24, 2014
ISBN-10: 0062273574
ISBN-13: 978-0062273574


MY THOUGHTS:

TO MARRY A SCOTTISH LAIRD by Lynsay Sands is an intriguing Scottish Historical Romance with some paranormal elements.  Fast paced tale of a commoner, Joan and a Laird,Highlander Campbell Sinclair. From a commoner to a Laird’s wife in three weeks or is Joan a commoner? Joan is on a mission to take a scroll to the clan McKay, as her mother’s death wish. What is inside may chance her life forever. Cam, is not in search of a wife, but enter Joan. With a bit of danger, lust, passion, secrets, and love you will not go wrong with “TO MARRY A SCOTTISH LAIRD”. While, Ms. Sands is know for her witty banter between her characters, this tale is on a more serious nature with well rounded characters with flaws and determination. There are many twists and turns in the tale, and a bit of witty banter, a mystery and suspense. Oh and the seduction and passion is hot! A wickedly delicious romp through England and Scotland. Well done! Received for an honest review from the publisher and Above the Treeline.

Rating: 4.5

Heat Rating: Hot

Reviewed by:AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

 

 

HIGHLAND AVENGER by Hannah Howell…review…

HIGHLAND AVENGER

HANNAH HOWELL

www.hannahhowell.com

Genre:Scottish Historical Romance

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher.

Mass Market Paperback:352 pages

Publisher:Zebra; Original edition (March 27, 2012)

Language:English

ISBN-10:142011879X

ISBN-13: 978-1420118797

Book Description(from Amazon)

Publication Date: March 27, 2012
Once, Arianna Murray Lucette believed she’d met the man she could always rely on. She was wrong. Now she is fleeing for her life, and when her enemies attack a ship bound for her only refuge, she believes all hope is lost. Until she awakens on Scotland’s shore to a pair of the most entrancing blue eyes she has ever seen. When Sir Brian MacFingal first spots the sun-streaked beauty on the beach, he mistakes her for dead. Soon, however, he discovers a woman more full of life and vitality than he ever dreamed possible. But though he knows he is fit to defend her life – even at risk of losing his own – can such a raw warrior as he ever be worthy of her love?

 

Available at:
Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, BooksaMillion.com, indieBound.org, or your favorite retailer.

MY THOUGHTS:

HIGHLAND AVENGER by Hannah Howell is another interesting historical romance set in 1480 Scotland. When Sir Brian MacFingal,finds Arianna Murray Lucette he has no idea the trouble she will bring to him and his clan. While, they race across Scotland to get to his clan’s castle, they not only encounter danger,but must fight they growing passions. Arianna  is on the run with her two charges from the men who want them dead.They has traveled from France,the ship they where on destroyed and sunk. They washed up on the Scotland shore where Sir Brian  finds them. He and his small clan will do anything to save them,especially the beautiful Arianna. Ms. Howell has done it again,with this fast paced,action packed story full of danger,and sizzling passion between the sexy highland hero and the meek Arianna.The men from France can not hold a candle to the Scottish warrior. Ms. Howell is another great storyteller who draws her readers into the story with her characters.Received for an honest review from the publisher. Details can be found at Zebra Books,published by Kensington Publishing Corp,the author’s website,and My Book Addiction and More.

RATING: 4.5

HEAT RATING: Mild: Mild detailed scenes of intimacy,mild violence or profanity

REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book Addiction and More

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