Thursday, November 3, 2016

The Rebel of Clan Kincaid by Lily Blackwood. Highland Warrior, Book #2. 5 Kilts/Stars. Celtic Barb read this one in under 24 hours, a total masterpiece in my opinion!

Book:The Rebel of Clan Kincaid by Lily Blackwood

Series: (Highland Warrior #2)

Reviewed by: Barb Massabrook of Tartan Book Reviews and Celtic Barb's Tartan Book Review Blog

Book Release Date: December 6th 2016

Heat Rating: Sizzler

Overall Rating: 5/5 Stars

Scotland, 1387

Magnus Alwyn recently finds out his entire life has been nothing but an enormous lie. As he finds out he is Niall Kincaid's true brother  as they both have a tattoo as proof to their true identity. Magnus finds out he is actually Faelan Kincaid due to severe bump on his head as a child. He didn't even speak as a  young boy for a period of time. He soon learns the woman claiming to be his mother  is not his true mother. Yet, the woman had been a mistress to the Laird Alwyn so she passes him off as an illegitimate child of hers and the Laird Alwyn. Unfortunately, the man he always thought to be true father never even recognized him as a true son or anyone that mattered. On top of that his spoiled drunkard son, his half brother,  has always treated him with hatred, bullied and threatened Magnus his entire life! So he couldn't retaliate or defend himself due to being the Lairds legitimate true (heir) son or the results could be deadly for him!

On top of that Magnus/Faelan has always been a good and honorable man, defender of women and the weaker etc. He has to sleep with the lower serfs and their dogs, even as he became a warrior and came it his own. Now he chooses to be with his men in the pit.  Now after all this time he is finally being recognized for his accomplishments as a warrior and leader. Yes, is it too little, too late or are all bets off and is it time for revenge? Not easy to forgive someone who had murdered your entire family and clan! Or is it?

Heiress, Tara Ivernach has been made aware by one of nuns at the priory-her guardian,  Alexander Stewart, Earl of Buchan was here awaiting to visit her. A man too busy with his own self importance and ego to even notice her. Buchan, basically dumped her here five years ago and never looked back! Then to her shock and broken heart, she finds out her sister has died under mysterious circumstances! On top of that she is supposed to marry her deceased sister's betrothed! Now that would make anyone's head spin and stomach feel nauseas! Tara truly wishes she would wake up from this terrible nightmare unfortunately it was her life!

On her way to her new life at Alwyn keep Tara’s carriage is robbed by brigands. The worst of it is her mother's necklace her only heirloom from her loving deceased mother. Her savior is Magnus Alwyn   and this is also when she receives her first kiss though neither could see each other's faces in the thick of the night.  Though he did play a little trick on her,  due to his hatred toward his half brother.which he  soon regrets. As time goes on and Magnus gets to know Tara better realizing she hates Hugh and wants to escape! Though she won't do this until she finds out the mystery behind her sister's death. Tara feels the Alwyn people are keeping something from her.

 Now meeting her real betrothed for the first time she is less then thrilled considering Hugh vomits on Tara! Due to he being a drunkard and wastrel plus his added threats don't help! Hugh Alwyn is a piece of work and not in a good way in the least!All Tara wants to do is escape and start a new life!

 Until she see’s the beautiful man Magnus/Faelan truly is and they both seem to fall for each other fast and quickly. Yet it is never  easy and not without misunderstandings, jealousy, mistaken betrayal and miscommunication. As complications are not uncommon with any new relationship. Especially for a love that is so deep and true to the core. Plus they are both fragile and trust isn't easy for either one of them. Both being deceived and betrayed and destroyed so recently and soon both under false pretenses and misconceptions come to very wrong results. Can it be fixed? You will have to read and see, I can tell you it was a fabulous story from start to finish!  I absolutely and unequivocally loved this book!

Lily Blackwood does it again, in her second book in her fabulous  “Highland Warrior” series, which I absolutely loved!   The setting was magnificent, with  phenomenal flow with breathtaking dialogue. In addition brilliant plotting, that I found myself holding my breath with anticipation, not knowing what could possibly happen next!

It's one of those rare stories that speeds up the heart rate with lots of oohs and sighing. Anytime I read a book in under 24 hours I know it is going to be a rare, special, original. unique, and exhilarating read. Filled with a phenomenal  riveting adventure, drama, suspense, betrayal, intrigue, hatred, miscommunication, faith, trust and of course love and more…

You can't help but feel the empathy toward  both the hero and heroine, plus hoping they get the true HEA that they both so richly deserve!  After all each of them went through to survive. Will they? You will have to read this spectacular book to find out.

You can read as a stand alone book or in series order. I highly recommend you read both The Beast of Clan Kincaid, book #1 and this book, The Rebel of  Clan Kincaid, book #2. As they are both exquisite and brilliant  stories in my opinion. Plus so much more fun connecting the character dots!

I highly recommend this masterpiece of a novel “The Rebel of Clan Kincaid”  by Lily Blackwood! It was an absolute treasure and delight to read!

I was given this e-arc from the publisher and have voluntarily left an honest review through netgalley.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

when a LAIRD FINDS A LASS by LECIA CORNWALL, BOOK 2, Highland fairytale series 5 Kilts. Celtic Barb loved this read!

Book: when a LAIRD FINDS A LASS by Lecia Cornwall 
Reviewed by: Barb Massabrook of Tartan Book Reviews and Celtic Barb's Tartan Book Review Blog 
Heat Rating: mild
Overall Rating: 5/5 stars

Scotland, 1707
This is the the story of Malcolm Ban MacDonald and Marcail MacLeod who are from enemie clans. This rift started so long ago no one even remember the reason as to why. Malcolm is a dull lawyer in Edinburgh with a fiancĂ©e and gets a surprise visit from the elders of his father's clan of Dunbronach. He and his mother left his father's clan as a young child when he nearly drowned. Now he finds he has inherited his father's Lairdship, who had recently passed away. 

He also finds out he can only marry a highland lass as not other will do. So overnight Malcolm's entire world is changed. He is not exactly overjoyed by this news. 

The story is also bittersweet. As half the MacDonald clan had been lost from the ailing disease. In addition realizing how his deceased parents really both felt about each other and never recovered. Plus a treasure his father would of hidden and told his heir where it was hidden, except he hadn't seen his father since he was a boy!  

Ar first Malcolm is not exactly thrilled about this new responsibility, but as the story moves along he starts to open his eyes and falls in love with both the people and the land. Then one day while walking the beache he finds lass. A lass with no memory of who she is or where she came from. Except she is from the hated Clan MacLeod, tha barbarian clan! So to save her life Malcom hides her clans plaid and keeps the secret from the MacDonald’s . Of course it might just come to haunt him later, that's always the problem with secrets.

His clan is also obsessed with their new Laird finding a wife with the exception it can't be from the hated MacLeods. Plus he is set to do a ritual on Beltane and has to swim to this sea isle and make a wish. Except one problem Malcolm can't  swim! 

Daughter of the fearsome MacLeod as my heart really went out to Marcail MacLeod. As she  keeps opening her heart and being betrayed by the wrong men. Finding no man is faithful and all are liars! She is traveling with her betrothed John MacKay she finds he is as unfaithful as Colin MacLeod had been. Colin was the first to break her heart. Plus MacKay has secrets of his own, Though she isn't in love with either man, but the idea of love. She decides she won't marry this fool! A split second decision: jumps of the boat, as Marcail has always swam like a fish or some would say a selkie.

When she wakes up battered, bruised, plus  she has no memory of who she is or where she came from. Yet she does remember how to defend herself. When the MacDonald women are faced with a new danger that sends them into hiding. Marcail teaches them the art of weaponry. As the story moves along you see the bond between Marcail and Malcolm grow stronger and deeper. Yet Malcolm holds back being a man of honor not knowing if there is a man or family already in her future. Marcail who the clan call Ronat is ready to move on, fearing she will never remember her past. Plus being the free spirit she is and just accept things as is  and move forward. 

This book is absolutley spellbinding and enchanting to the core I absolutely loved it! 

Will this couple find their HEA? This book is filled with riveting adventure, clan foes, rejection, intrigue, suspense, drama, betrayal, abduction, memory loss, passion, forgiveness, love and more! 

Omg let me just start with saying this book totally blew me away in a good way of course. It's absolutely magnificent. So anyone who reads this wonderful book filled with gorgeous breathtaking settings (I swear I could smell the sea), plus action packed plotting and dazzling dialogue! You  are in for an exquisite treat!  This is the second in Ms. Cornwall’s (A Highland Fairytale) series which is absolutely spectacular! Plus  with a wee bit of magic that makes it that much extraordinary in my opinion. 

I absolutely recommend “when a LAIRD FINDS A LASS by Lecia Cornwall book #2  as its one Scottish and historical romance readers definitely don't want to miss!  

Note: You can read in series order or as a stand alone book. 

A Highland Fairytale by Lecia Cornwall

1)Beauty and the HIGHLAND BEAST

I was given this arc from the publisher and have voluntarily left an honest review through netgalley. 

Friday, October 14, 2016

Molly By Keira Monclair, The Highland Clan Book Six 5/5 Stars

Book: Molly By Keira Montclair
Series: The Highland Clan Book Book #6
Reviewed by:Barb Massabrook (Tartan Book Reviews/Celtic Barb’s Blog
Overall Rating:5/5 

Molly and her sister Maggie were sold by their cruel biological father!  A brutish man who would constantly criticize and humiliate Molly every chance mostly on her looks making her feel ugly and worthless. They were sold and given to a life a servitude to a cruel English family who met out horrific punishments to their servants. Luckily Molly and her sister were rescued by Gwyneth and Logan Ramsay and adopted them both. Molly had been so grateful ever since even through born English she was every bit a proud Honorable Scots woman.

Molly’s adoptive mother taught her archery and now she was one of the best archers of the clan. Now only comfortable in leggings and trews. 

Recently the Ramsay’s had to make a royal appearance to find the traitor MacNiven at the Kings palace in Edinburg. For this Molly had the wear a gown, something Molly detests and felt unattractive and awkward in.she can't even accept a compliment without feeling the sting of self doubt and worthlessness! Still having a lot of self esteem issues and lack of self-confidence in her appearance. This is is all due to  her past,  from the abuse and cruel treatment by her English father.

Molly develops bad headaches whenever the clan is threatened. She develops a bad one at this gathering! Then she is attacked and threatened from behind without a warning! The message is that revenge & retribution on all of  her adoptive family and Clans whom she loves so dear!

As for Tormod Moriston there is only one lass for him and that's Molly Ramsay! Of course he is a wee bit intimidated by her adoptive father!  Although he admires Logan Ramsay and his accomplishments as a warrior greatly! He finds Molly beautiful and the only lass for him. It is not solely on her looks which he finds her a total beauty. Also loves her strength, intelligence and kindness too. He too has trust issues from a cruel father and a brother who have been very cruel since his mother died. The only person who cared about him. He just wants someone to be proud of his strengths and accomplishments and to be loved. He has no idea there is a lass who feels all those things and more! 

He seems to stumble whenever giving Molly a compliment or tries to converse with her. Yet she is the only woman he wants. He is also the one who finds Molly after the attack. Then the attack puts him in a position as her protector as he is the only man besides family members that she trusts. It opens an opportunity he never thought to have but the assignment is not as easy as he thought, due to his feelings for the lass.

Will Molly ever realize and see her true worth and beauty? Will she ever open her eyes and see the man she finds the most attractive actually desires and wants her forever. Will clan Ramsay find their latest foe and even survive? 

Will Molly & Tormod ever find their happily ever after? Or is it doom and gloom going their separate ways with danger at every corner. Plus It seems Molly has a power she is not even aware of. How will Tormod react? You will have to wait and see! Recommend to read this magnificent story to find out the answers and more...lots of conflict, drama, betrayal, romance and more!   

Another exceptional fast paced emotional Keira Montclair story that I absolutely loved. Full of all the elements Scottish romance readers will love!

Can read as stand alone but with this fascinating clan I highly recommend you read them all. It is just more fun of a read to connect all the family members. 

*I was given this arc from the author in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts, ideas and words are my own.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

If the Earl Only Knew by Amanda Forester 5/5 stars

By Amanda Forester
Series: Daring Marriages, Book 1
Reviewed by: Barb Batlan-Massabrook  ( Tartan Book Reviews) 
Heat Rating: Hot
Overall Rating: 5/5 stars 

This is the first book in the regency sensational new Daring Marriages series by bestselling author Amanda Forester. I have previously read all her Scottish historical romance which are wonderful. She still writes them as well, look for her next one coming out in January of 2017 titled “My Highland Rebel. This is my first regency by Ms. Forester and she wowed me once again, though not surprising with her amazing talent at storytelling! 

London 1810

In 1797 Lady Katherine Ashton (Kate) was wrongfully forced into debtors prison with her twin brother Robert now Earl of Darington. They were only twelve years old. All because their inheritance had been stolen and they were now orphans! On top of that the siblings were separated because of being male and female. Luckily one of their families servants got them released but it still causes nightmares!

From there they went to open sea adventure to recoup their losses and by less then honest means. Kate knows her re-entrance into society won't be an easy task due to her bad lucky and how she had to fight to survive. 

John Arlington, The Earl of Wynbrook finds society women dull and boring. His attraction to Kate is pretty instant though they do have a shared past. As she is everything opposite of the society women he detests. He is totally captivated but also finds her a bit of challenge not to say they don't bump heads. Yet Kate  only plans to remain in London a short time to start a new business venture. Will she stay or will she go? You will have to read to find out.

A fast paced page turner with so many twists and turns that I just couldn't put this book down. I loved Kate's independence and no nonsense attitude. Plus the attraction between the  h/h was sizzling and so much fun to read! I can't wait wait for the next book where her brother Robert will get a book. As always Amanda Forrester  wrote another magnificent story that readers will absolutely love.

My Seductive Highlander by Maeve Greyson, book 4 Highland Hearts 5/5 Kilts

Book: My Seductive Highlander 
by Maeve Greyson
Series: Book #4 Highland Heart Series
Reviewed by : Barb Massabrook
Heat Rating: Hot
Overall Rating:5/5

13th and 21st Century Scotland
Maeve Greyson does it again in the fourth and final book of the time jumpers, the Sinclair sisters.  It is a wonderful Highland Hearts  Scottish time-travel series and again another exhilarating read from start to finish! 

In this story, Grandmother Sinclair is up to her matchmaking shenanigans again, with her fourth and last unwed granddaughter, Lilia Sinclair.

This book starts with the hero Graham MacTavish who we met in Book 3, My Tempting Highlander. He had been released from an evil witch's curse, that had caused him to be a man by day and dragon by night. This bound to him Loch Ness for the past three hundred years! Well, he has been making up for lost time per say, soaking up his wild oats! Unfortunately he was recently caught swiving a nearby Clan Chieftains wife and mistress at the same time! Plus his man Angus has lifted a couple of this chieftain's best roans! So his Laird MacKenna, Trulie's husband has no choice, as Graham has to either be exiled from Scotland or executed!

The heroine of this story is Lilia Sinclair lives in present day the 21st century while all her three sisters live in the 13th century. Granny Sinclair and her sister, Mairi are worried about her.  As the elderly woman who has been watching over her is dying. Then Lilia will be all alone and Granny has always sensed she is the one sister to remain in the past. 

Now Granny Sinclair is back at her matchmaking ways!  She see’s Graham and Lilia as each other's true soul mates. So he must go to the future and remain there plus be able to sweep Lilia off her feet. 

This won't be an easy task as Lilia can read people's true feelings and can feel what they feel whether it pain or deceit. It's a big burden to carry another reason her Grandmother and sister are so worried about her once her. So Graham is not only to watch over her,  but to marry her in the old pagan way, mixing blood with blood. This will not be an easy task with the  independent, suspicious twenty first century woman with special psychic empath abilities!

Sadly this is the last Granddaughter of the series so this is the final book.  It's been a wonderful journey as all four books have been absolutely spectacular reads. As I have absolutely loved them all! I highly recommend you read them all as it brings out every emotions from laughter to tears! 

Can be read as a stand alone book. I feel it would be more rewarding and fun to read the entire series,  to connect all the characters. 

I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review through netgalley.

Highland Heart Series by Maeve Greyson

My Highland Lover
My Highland Bride
My Tempting Highlander
My Seductive Highlander

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Wicked Highland Wishes by Julie Johnstone, TBR 10/10 5 stars

Wicked Highland Wishes by Julie Johnstone
Highland Vows: Entangled Hearts, Book Two
Reviewed by: Barb Massabrook, Tartan Book Reviews
TBR: 10/10/2016 (tomorrow) 
Heat Rating: Hot
Overall Rating: 5/5

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This story centers on a  beautiful young girl Bridgette MacLean who is struggling as she is coming into womanhood.  She resents being born a female, not able to do all the the things her male sibling and other males are allowed to do. Bridgette has a warrior's heart and want to hunt and even go to battle and fight.  As she resents all the restrictions put on women not being allowed to do these things and live the life she chooses. Then the first time she puts herself in a dangerous situation she is nearly ruined. The braw handsome Highlander Lachlan MacLeod rescues her and from that day on Bridgette realizes she's in love with Lachlan. The problem is on that day Lachlan's brother Graham has declared  he is in love with Bridgette MacLean

Lachlan loves Bridgette too, but feels guilty and hides it. He had had given a deathbed promise to his mum to protect and watch over his younger brother. So he does all he can to hide his true feelings. Then Graham is crippled protecting Brigette so out of guilt she agrees to marry the wrong brother. On top of that Lachlan feels he's failed his brother, focusing on the lass he loves, instead of the bother he promised to protect. So he leaves for for four years hoping to forget and and bury his guilt and feelings.  On top of this a seers dire protections all seem to be coming true! 

Graham is great at manipulation and putting the guilt on and extremely jealous of his successful and honorable brother. Does he truly love Brigette or does he want something just so he brother can't have it?  Yes Lachlan is honor bound to his mother's deathbed wish to watch over and protect Graham which Graham seems to despise and hate. Then after returning from Kings business Lachlan returns with a beautiful possible fiancĂ© on his arm! Bridgette is heartbroken. In addition  their enemies sister whose lethal brother Colin Campbell also wants Bridgette. A marriage proposal she refused as her mother has promised she could always pick her own husband,. On top of this there is a seer whose dire predictions all seem to be coming true! A Fairie flag in question, plus a surprise twist that was a total shocker that is very dark but definitely needed to be told! 

So Bridgette and Lachlan do everything try can do to suppress and hide their guilt and true feelings, but sometimes love just can't be denied. 

A fast paced powerful and very emotional read that definitely pulls on the heartstrings. Also weaves some true history with a fictional romance . So have the the tissues ready while reading this powerful heart pulling story about betrayal, guilt, sibling rivalry, jealousy, enemy clans, trauma, battles of the sexes and all consuming love. A heartstopping captivating  story Scottish romance lovers will absolutely devour! 

Well done Ms. Johnstone! I can't wait for the next book in this riveting and addictive series. You can also read this as a stand alone book. If you want to read about Bridgette's best friend Marion and Lachlan’s older brother Iain story: I recommend book one “When a Laird Loves a Lady”.

Wicked Highland Wishes (Highlander Vows: Entangled Hearts Book 2 …

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Monday, October 3, 2016

King's Knight, by Regan Walker. Medieval Warriors, Book 4. 5/5 *

Book: King's Knight By Regan Walker
Series:  Medieval Warriors Book #4
Reviewed By: Barb Massabrook
TBR: October 11, 2016
Heat Rating: Mild
Overall Rating: 5/5 *

Merewyn of York, was illegitimate  born out of a brutal rape. It is from a Norman Knight, who brutally violated her innocent mother. Her  sadly mother died in childbirth, she was a good woman from a fine family. As that is what Lady Emma tells her.

Sir Alexander of Talisand the Black Wolf due to his Raven hair. His parents are Sir Renald de Pierrepont, the Red Wolf and archer, Lady Serena of Talisand.  

Talisand 1082

This book centers on ward Merewyn of York, an illegitimate a a  child born out of brutal rape by a Norman warrior. Her innocent mother, Inga of York. was not nobility born, but came from a the greatest sword maker in York! Sadly Inga dies in childbirth. Then Merewyn is raised by her mother's best friend Emma.

As a child of 12, Merewyn was nearly in the same predicament as her mother had been all those years before.  Then a hero was born in Merewyn’s eyes. Some called him the Red Wolf's Cub, others called Black wolf due to his dark Raven hair. From that day on Sir Alex was her champion even as the girl turned into a woman. Merewyn also didn't want to depend on a rescue attempt - if ever in a dire predicament again! Besides the fact Alex left to go Squire, so was Merewyn asked to be taught the bow and arrow by Lady Serena Tailsand, expert female archer. Lady Serena is also Alex’s mother. Rhondi and Fia completed Merewyn's  training  in Wales. She now wore archers garb now and is one of best archers around. 

Alex a favorite Knight and respected warrior returns home with his two friends Rory and Guy. His attraction to Merewyn is immediate and all consuming! 

Now a woman Merewyn
 knew of Alex’s reputation as a ladies man. Plus she was a realist, knowing  they would never be equal in status. Plus she knew like his father, the King wanted to conquer Norman lands. The best way to do that was through a marriage alliance.

Merewyn just didn't see her worth.  She is the finest archer, plus one of the most beautiful woman in the land. As soon as Alex came home and saw Merewyn as a woman - he instantly wanted her. He knew she wasn't a woman for a fast tumble. As they got reacquainted  again, he saw her intelligence, strength concentration in chess and supreme talent as an archer. He knew she was the only woman for him. 

The problem is the King has already picked a bride for him. One who was known to get rid undesirable husbands under suspicious circumstances. This woman also see’s Merewyn as a threat. Will she be in danger? Besides the fact all the Kings lecherous men seem to want the beautiful young archer, including a Wales Prince! 

Will Alex and Merewyn have their HEA? Or is it doomed before it even begins - with an unwanted arranged noble alliance through marriage? 

Plus with war around the corner there's  always a chance Alex might not even survive. Plus Merewyn has to make s decision and is totally clueless when it comes to Alex.

Another Regan Walker fast paced page turning novel. It is  full of surprises and upheaval, not knowing what to expect next. Again, weaving true history and a captivating star crossed romance. Picturesque settings, quick paced plots and breathtaking dialogue. 

I Highly recommend readers check out King’s Knight and get totally swept away! You can read as a stand alone or in series order. Just more fun to read this entire mesmerizing and captivating  (Medieval Warriors) series which I have absolutely loved! 

Hero in the Highlands by Suzanne Enoch, Book one in No Ordinary Hero, 5 Tartan Stars

Book: Hero in the Highlands by Suzanne Enoch
Series: No Ordinary Hero, Book #one
Reviewed by: Barb Massabrook 
Heat Rating: Mild
Overall Rating: 5/5 Stars

Scotland, 1812
Major Gabriel Forrester is a seasoned soldier, who just learned he has inherited two English estates and a enormous Scottish Estate. Being a seasoned soldier he is not impressed as he is more comfortable on the battlefield then in a stuffy ballroom. Gabriel takes his responsibilities very seriously, knowing this raise in his status will only be an asset to his family.  Especially his sister who would now be able to have a home of her own.  

Gabriel learns to find out his Scottish Stewart is being difficult with his lawyer. He is determined he must find out the cause and sack this difficult Stewart! So he heads to Scotland to tackle, conquer  and  terminate  this difficult Stewart issue and resolve it!  Problem solved or is it?

Fiona Blackstock despises everything English not uncommon of most Highlander's due to the their history. She can't believe this English Duke now own Clan Maxwell’s castle and land!  that have been there's forever. Fiona is furious as she has been acting as Stewart for the past four years. Ever  since her brother who is the  Stewart…... went missing . Fiona has been taking care of her Clan and castle then meets Gabriel under unusual circumstances  where he think he's rescuing Fiona from a mud hole and a cow! Plus Fiona still  not realizing he is the new Duke puts Gabriel in a dire situation due to her bad directions. Imagine his reaction when he discovers  this spiteful lass is the Stewart of his new estate!  In addition things are not right as of late at the Castle. There are several suspicious  mishaps  and accidents not knowing the cause or some might call a curse.

Of course sparks fly between these two and let me just say things get very interesting indeed. Soon Fiona realizes this too attractive Duke might not be the villain she imagines him to be and might be the man she needs! 

Another delightful Suzanne Enoch novel that readers will absolutely love!  Breathtaking setting, brilliant dialogue and amazing plots. A  captivating riveting romantic adventure filled  mystery, intrigue, humor, hatred  betrayal, passion, love and more.

 I highly recommend this captivating novel that I could not put down. Another exceptional start to a wonderful new series as I can hardly wait for the next book in this amazing  new series! 

I was given the eARC from the publisher in exchange  for an honest review through netgalley.

Monday, September 26, 2016

RELEASE DAY BLITZ TODAY! A Highlander's Christmas Kiss by Paula Quinn,September 27, 2016






Title: A Highlander’s Christmas Kiss
Author: Paula Quinn
On Sale: September 27, 2016
Series: Highland Heirs, #5
Publisher: Forever
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Price: $7.99 USD



Christmas may be coming to Linavar, but Temperance Menzie is far from joyful. Grief-stricken over the death of her father at the hands of the Black Riders, she almost didn't see the wounded stranger in the woods. And now she's determined to give this braw, brooding Highlander the help she couldn't give her father. But there's a secret lurking in the depths of his blue-gray eyes. And Temperance won't rest until she uncovers it . . .

A killer for hire. It's the last thing Cailean Grant ever thought he'd become, but being part of the Black Riders was his only way to survive. Now, his guilt grows day by day, along with his desire for the beautiful, brave lass nursing him back to health. As Christmas, the season of miracles, draws near and the truth of his identity threatens to come out, Cailean must risk the only thing
he has left to lose – his heart.


New York Times bestselling author Paula Quinn lives in New York with her three beautiful children, three over-protective chihuahuas, and a loud umbrella cockatoo. She loves to read romance and science fiction and has been writing since she was eleven. She loves all things medieval, but it is her love for Scotland that pulls at her heartstrings.




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A Highlander’s Christmas Kiss By Paula Quinn

She stopped walking and pulled on his hand to stop him as well. “Who am I to you?”
What? What had he said? He realized quickly enough, scowled, and then smiled, giving in to what his heart was telling him. “Ye are—” He paused, not truly sure what to say. He hadn’t wanted to care for her, but he did. He’d let her in, but how could he have denied her entrance? She’d been through much, thanks to him, and yet she still smiled, she still sang, she still had compassion to help him heal.
He began again, reaching for her. He pulled her closer and wrapped his arms around her plaid- encased body, shielding her from the wind. “Ye are my candle in the dark.” He stopped again to take her in. He smiled. “I’m better at puttin’ a quill to m’ words than I am at speakin’ them.”
Her wide, beautiful eyes glittered like the snow dusting the braes. He wanted to lose himself there in the expectant hope that lit her gaze.
“You’re doing just fine,” she assured him softly. “Continue, please.”
He shoved aside everything on his mind but her. What was left scared the hell out him. “I canna—”
She waited in silence while he fought his demon for her. Her hope began to fade to disappointment.
It made him smile to think her hope was to be with him and she was waiting to hear him tell her.
“I canna take my gaze from ye, lass. No matter what I’m doin’, m’ eyes find their way back to yer rich dark hair fallin’ over yer flawless jaw, the relaxed curl of your bottom lip that tempts my legs to bring me to wherever ye are. I lay awake at night imaginin’ yer soft inhalations of breath. They fill my heart with something other than mortar and fury. I want to bring ye to me but I’m unworthy of yer dreams. Still, I want to be in them, as ye are in mine.”
“You see?” she said breathlessly. “Just fine.” She closed her eyes and parted her lips when he dipped his head to hers.
He moved his mouth over hers, basking in the intimacy of kissing her, capturing her short, eager breaths. His senses came alive and he used each one of them to fill himself with her. She tasted like passion and innocence. When he slipped his tongue over hers, she opened her arms and coiled them around his neck, covering them both in his plaid. He listened to her heart beating like ancient drums. Or was it his own heart he was hearing? He withdrew a hairbreadth so he could look at her again. The sight of her dreamy-eyed and wanting more nearly drove him mad. He brushed his nose across her temple to her hair, drinking in the scent of her, like the familiar fragrance of peat and pine. “Ye’re bringin’ me back to life, lass.”
He kissed her again, barely holding back the passion raging inside him to be released.


My Thoughts:  Celtic Barb's review of "A Highlander's Christmas Kiss" is previously posted on this blog which was rated 5 Kilts the maximum rating, please scroll down this blog and view it. A Highlander's Christmas Kiss by Paula Quinn is beautiful from start to finish. I have been reading Ms.Quinn's books since her debut as an author. Believe me you can't help but get swept away in her riveting adventures, passionate romances whose characters take a chance on love and bask in the afterglow!

I highly recommend "A Highlanders Christmas Kiss" by Paula Quinn for those of you who believe in love!