Saturday, November 18, 2017

Alec Mackenzie’s Art of Seduction by Jennifer Ashley . The MacKenzie series, Book # 9. Five Kilts! Celtic Barb says this is one of her top favorite reads of the year! An absolute exhilarating masterpiece!





 Book: Alec Mackenzie’s Art of Seduction by Jennifer Ashley
Series: The Mackenzies Series, Book #9

Reviewed by: Barb Massabrook of
1)Tartan Book Reviews
2) Purple Tulip Book Reviews
3)Celtic Barb’s Tartan Book Review Blog
Overall Rating: 5 STARS
Blog Rating : 5 KILTS
Writing my review now here is my quick opinion while finishing.


This is Jennifer Ashley’s ninth  book as the story's hero is  the handsome, charming and swoon worthy Alec Mackenzie! He is the brother of Book #8 Malcolm,  from “The Stolen Mackenzie Bride.” Also ancestor of long time MacKenzie favorite Ian. How this unforgettable, 
phenomenal, Mackenzie series started with - “The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie”.  It is pure brilliance in my opinion, one of my favorite reads of 2017! - Celtic Barb’s Tartan Book Review Blog.


Attic of Kilmorgan Castle ,Scotland  1892
The story starts as Mackenzie series favorite Ian, ( The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie) is going through the family history carefully and methodically. Well that is until his beautiful wife Beth enters the attic.  His Beth is the keeper of his heart, Ian easily gets distracted whenever  she is in his surroundings. Beth is always interested in anything that captures Ian’s attention. He is  the husband she fought  so hard for so many years ago. She also taught Ian to always tell a story one specific way. That way is is with “Once Upon a Time”, so it begins…


1746, London.
In the aftermath of The Battle of Culloden Alec MacKenzie’s brother Will is missing after sadly  losing a few of his other brothers to misfortune . The family has exiled to France during this turbulent time. Another reason why they can’t understand  why Will would be in dangerous London. Not after the bloodbath the Bonnie Prince Charlie/ Tearlach led them in. Alec refuses to lose another brother! Rumors are flying that a certain English Duke of Crenshaw might have the  information he seeks! As it’s rumored Will might be imprisoned or possibly executed. This English Duke also has a beautiful daughter who is also a talented landscape artist. Her selfish duchess mother feels her daughter Celia is a disgrace and embarrassment to the family. Refusing a promising marriage to a man three times her age, but a big financial and titled opportunity. In punishment she has been pretty much living in seclusion as her mother's prisoner. Her mother wants her to paint faces for advancement opportunities. Especially since she is ruined for another marriage opportunity!

Now Alec is living in London with his infant daughter, at the well known and infamous Lady Flora’s. He is using the identity of a drawing master under an Irish assumed name - Mr. Finn.  No English aristocrat would allow their daughter near a traitorous Highland warrior! Now the seductive Alec has other ideas for his new student  and that is to study anatomy! As the Scottish Mackenzie’s are known Jacobite  traitors now living in France. It would be a death sentence if his true identity was ever know. Plus might even put his exiled family in France at risk, not to mention Will if he is in London. 

Celia is definitely not what Alec expected and now he feels rather protective. Plus seeing her so nurturing around his daughter starts melting his cold heart. Her talent, tenderness and caring surprise him. She is no shrinking violet that is for certain. He also realizes he wants her very badly and not for information! 

Celia recognizes Alec for what he truly is a Highland warrior as she is food at listening and studying people. She is mesmerized by his drool worthy good looks and charming personality. Yet she sees his tenderness with his daughter, his talent as an artist and his protectiveness. In addition she see’s a side of him that scares her if anyone crossed him he wouldn’t accept it lightly. She also feels horrible that he and his family's home and livelihood was destroyed by her King and country! She also realizes she’s falling in love with a Jacobite highland warrior! 

What will she do when she realizes she is just a pawn in a very dangerous game? Will Alec find his missing brother Will? Or  God forbid Will is being held as a prisoner or worse! Does Alec get caught trying to locate his Jacobite brother? 

Again, another beautiful written Jennifer Ashley masterpiece. It is filled with favorite MacKenzie characters, plus all the elements historical readers love! From a riveting, fast paced adventure, filled with betrayal, misfortune, and heartbreak. Plus the aftermath of war, destruction, treachery, murder, scandal, death, exile, passion and love. In addition, it weaves true history with a phenomenal, fictional, historical, romance that I could not put this book down! 

Setting is absolutely dazzling and dialogue  was magnificent. Plotting was so awe inspiring and paced perfectly! I was holding my breath with anticipation not knowing what could possibly happen next!  



Sunday, November 5, 2017

FREE Giveaway Digital Ebook of Debut Book-"Tying the Scot" by Jennifer Trethewey. Just comment and your entered winner will be radomly picked on 11/15/2011



THE WINNER OF THIS GIVEAWAY IS ALISON PRIDIE!
CONGRATULATIONS ALISON PRIDIE. JUST MESSSGE ME YOUR EMAIL.

I will be in touch with Jennifer Trethewey. Thank you.





Free Digital copy of "Tying the Scot'' by Jennifer Trethewey




This book will be released on November 27th.


Meet Jennifer Trethewey
Jennifer Trethewey writes sexy, sweeping, historical romance set in Regency era Scotland full of adventure and Highland heartthrobs. Her addictive debut novel TYING THE SCOT, the first in a series of four Highlanders of Balforss books, is scheduled for release in November 27, 2017.



Website: JenniferTrethewey.com

Facebook: jennifertretheweyromance

Twitter: @jltrethewey


Title: “Tying the Scot”
Author: Jennifer Trethewey
Series: The Highlanders of Balforss #1

Pub Date: 11/27/2017
ISBN: 9781640633469
Imprint: Amara
Price: $3.99


Tying the Scot Blurb:
At age eleven, Alex Sinclair pledges an oath to the Duke of Chatham promising to serve and protect his illegitimate daughter, Lucy FitzHarris. Nine years later, the duke unexpectedly takes Alex up on his vow, offering the future Laird of Balforss his daughter’s hand in marriage.

Now a man, hotheaded Alex has difficulty convincing Lucy—who would rather starve to death than marry a vulgar Scot—to go through with the arranged marriage. Once Lucy arrives in Scotland, she cannot resist the magic of Balforss or the allure of her handsome Highland warrior. But when Alex seemingly betrays Lucy right before their wedding, she is tricked into running away. Alex must rein in his temper to rescue his lady from unforeseen danger and Lucy must swallow her pride if she hopes to wed the Highlander she has come to love.

Just comment and the winner will be picked randomly on November 15th. Then message me your name and email and I will have this author send your winning  digital copy of Tying the Scot. Good Luck! ☘️☘️☘️☘️

Free Lori Ann Bailey Giveaway of Signed Print Book and Scottish Swag Giveaway! Winner will be picked on 11/28/2017

In Celebration of Lori Ann Bailey’s 2nd Book Release in her   “Highland Redemption”. This book will be released on November 27th. This is not the giveaway. The giveaway is the first book of the Highland Pride series "Highland Deception''. Lori Ann Bailey generously donated a signed print copy of "Highland Deception" and Scottish Swag.




Highland Redemption Blurb:


While spying for Clan Cameron, Brodie Cameron rescues a lass, only to realize it’s Skye—the woman who’d broken his heart. He needs to get her to her uncle as quickly as possible to keep her safe, but every minute he’s distracted from his mission brings the clans that much closer to war. And having beautiful Skye anywhere near him is dangerous, because the price on his head is higher than the one on hers.

Upon being rescued from kidnappers, Skye finds herself staring into the eyes of the man she once loved—Brodie Cameron. She’s grateful to be freed, but has no idea how she’ll resist the lad who has become a braw man. Especially because she’s promised to another, in a political marriage forged to strengthen the Royalist clans against the Covenanters who plot to turn Scotland upside down.







Highland Deception (Giveaway)


Highland Deception Blurb:
Scotland, 1642.


Maggie and Lachlan must fight their growing attraction, battling suspicion and intrigue as religious and political turmoil threaten to tear their clans apart.
He has sworn he will never marry.
Lachlan Cameron is honor bound to see a wounded lass to safety, although he has well learned women are deceivers, and this lovely maid harbors a wealth of secrets. But Maggie's free spirit and charms enthrall him while he works to discover if she is innocent…or a spy scheming with his enemies to destroy his clan.
She has sworn she will never fall in love.
Maggie Murray fled her home to avoid a political marriage to an abusive man. Salvation comes when the Cameron laird, unaware of her identity, protects her as she escapes. His kindness slowly warms her, and she’s tempted to confess her real name. But his strong sense of honor would force him to return her to her father…and torment at the hands of her scorned betrothed.


All you need to do is comment and your entered. The winner will be randomly picked by my daughter Nicole. The Winner will be announced on 11/28/2017 both here and at Tartan Book Reviews in my Facebook group.


Blogger Celtic Barb and Author Lori Ann Bailey at WRW luncheon in October 2017.


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Highland Ruse by Madeline Martin. The Mercenary Maidens, Book #2. TBR 11/14/2017. 5 KILTS! Celtic Barb says this book was an absolute delight to read from start to finish!


Book: Highland Ruse
by Madeline Martin

Release Date: 11/14/17

Series: (The Mercenary Maidens #2)
Reviewed by: Barb Massabrook (of)
Tartan Book Reviews
Purple Tulip Book Reviews
Celtic Barb’s Tartan Book Review Blog

Heat Rating:🔥

Overall Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Starting March 1602

Delilah has a night of passion giving up her maidenhead to King James. Then after a night of passion he drops her like a sack of potatoes. After all she comes from a  poor family of 15 children. She thought she would finally be a woman of status as means coming to Court.  Then after the royal dumping thinking her life is over she meets a mysterious woman. There she finds out her life is just beginning, but not as the King's mistress or courier,  but that of a spy! After a couple of  years of training  and perfecting her skills with weapons.  For this is Delilah’s first mission alone: she switches places with Lady Elizabeth Seymour, playing decoy. As they are very similar in looks and physical appearance. This woman is the evil and vicious Laird MacKenzie’s betrothed.
Of course this is an arranged nuptial.

Kaid MacLeod life has been filled with misery, death and disappointments.  The MacKenzie Clan is an enemy who will continue attacking his clan and his people with his violence, murder and treachery. He wants a peace treaty, though his clan wants revenge. All Kaid needs is to find a crack in his armor per say, a weakness.

He finally finds one in the name of Lady Elizabeth Seymour. This English lady  and her entourage should be enroute to visit her betrothed. He who happens to be his evil nemesis, Laird MacKenzie. Kaid MacLeod  has one option and that is to kidnap Laird MacKenzIes betrothed. Kaid only wants to live in peace and harmony with his people. He needs Lady Elizabeth to help him achieve this goal. If not there is going to be more treachery, destruction, mass murder, and mayhem. Kaid does not think his clan could survive another annihilation.


Yet what will Kaid do when he finds out he has been lied and betrayed once again. Plus right on the cusp of love. Can a love even survive this type of betrayal? Will he accept Delilah’s lies and ultimate betrayal? So many lives are on the line. Will Kaid even be able to convince her to help him save his clan? These are two very different  types of people who just want to feel safe, protected  and loved.
Both have been severely hurt,  and suffered much disappointment, and  heartbreak to last them a lifetime. Yet can they mend the their broken hearts, protect his clan and keep the lass who has his heart?  You will have to read this spectacular book to find out.

This book is action packed filled with an emotional, quick page turning, adventure, with mystery, suspense, treachery, deceit, lies, betrayal,trickery, fraud,  heartbreak, and love.


This is book #2 in Margaret Martin’s magnificent series: “The Mercenary Maidens. I just loved this clever tale! As I think any reader of Scottish historical romance will absolutely agree. I have read each and every book she has written since her debut. They are always beautifully written, exhilarating reads that I can never put down. Always leaving me breathless, a nail biter. Never knowing with anticipation what is going to happen next!

Have the Kleenex ready as “Highland Ruse” by Madeline Martin definitely was a definite heart puller! This story had me sobbing!  When I get that emotional I know I am reading an extraordinary novel. I definitely can’t recommend this remarkable novel enough. A total delight and joy to read!


I received this book from the publisher that I voluntarily agreed to read, review and blog through netgalley. All words, ideas, thoughts and opinions are my own.


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The Scot's Bride by Paula Quinn. Series:The MacGregor's: Highland Heirs #6, 5 KILTS! Celtic Barb absolutely loved this swoon worthy hero! Smoking hot and the story was brilliant!


Book: The Scot’s Bride
by Paula Quinn

Series: (The MacGregor’s: Highland Heirs #6)
Reviewed by: Barb Massabrook (of)
Tartan Book Reviews
Purple Tulip Book Reviews
Celtic Barb’s Tartan Book Review Blog

Rating:🔥

Overall Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️



Southern Ayrshire

Patrick MacGregor, Devil of the Highlands, the hero of this story of the outlawed MacGregors. The heroine is Charlie, Charlotte Cunningham of a rival clan

Charlotte Cunningham ( Charlie)  had been watching this rogue Patrick (Campbell) actually MacGregor and felt an instant dislike of this dimpled devil. She knew never to get caught in this libertines web. She knew his type love them and leave them and never to look back. A man with no backbone. Plus Charlie didn’t want to get caught by any demon’s claw. No matter if he had eyes as green as the sea, sparkling with deep set dimples. Oh she knew this rogues like all the rest who can spout poetry with their silver tongues. Charlie had plans for herself and her sister with her breathing with no cure in sight. The last she wanted was marriage and all she desired was freedom. Yet then she sees this scoundrel with her people like the Wallace’s. A man to chase a young child’s bad dreams away, ready to give a helping hand and possibly be just the cure she is looking for! No matter how much Charlie fights it is her fragile heart that is jeopardy of being broken.

Patrick was fine with no ties and being the selfish bastard he was with his carefree life. He did not want to be responsible for anyone other than himself. Making coin with his fists in fights and bedding as many women he pleases without feelings or a heart. Then he sees Charlie the one woman he can’t have, but want more than anything. She makes him want to be a better person, a better  man. Yet she turns his head not only for her outer beauty, but her inner beauty as well. He see’s how she is a total angel in the way she cares and protects the villagers of her clan.

One clan, the Wallace’s is being bullied by her brother, as he learned from her father. Charlie's father is a selfish man who would sell Charlie to the highest bidder for a marriage price! This is only if it puts him in a wealthy and higher position. She will do anything and everything she can to protect  the people, her clan, her sister and herself from his and her brother’s  villainess shenanigans! She won’t let the bullying of her brother and father destroy them. Soon Patrick feels the same plus he follows her just to try to protect her from what could be dangerous situations. He finds himself changing caring for another in a way he has never had before. Bedding another woman now seems distasteful and he is willing to become her savior no matter what the price.

Could this be love? Can two star people both so set against marriage find the  open road to their hearts? Plus some lies and deceit are sure to reveal themself could possibly start a clan war?

A define must read that Paula Quinn readers don’t want to miss!  Especially if you are a huge MacGregor/Grant fan like myself. I have been reading Ms. Quinn’s books for many, many, years and just like a good wine they only get better! If that is even possible as I have loved them all. She has this knack for drawing us readers into her beautifully written stories and keeping us fascinated all the way through. The Scot’s Bride absolutely blew me away and I was totally captivated from start to finish!

It has all the elements Scottish historical readers love, including a swoon worthy hero! In addition, a smart, independent and sassy heroine that you can’t help but love! Plus a riveting adventure, filled with mystery, suspense, romance,  breathtaking settings, brilliant plotting and character you can’t help but totally love. It is a definite masterpiece in my opinion!

I highly recommended this phenomenal read. A definite for your keeper shelf you will want to visit again. Bravo Ms. Paula Quinn you totally rocked it!

Disclaimer:I received this book from the publisher for a fair and honest review. I voluntarily agreed to read, review, blog and promote through netgalley. All words, ideas and thoughts are my own.




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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Terri Brisbin Signed books and swag Giveaway starting 10/31/2017 winner will be randomly picked 11/8/2017. Just comment and your entered.




In Celebration of Terri Brisbin’s new analogy “Christmas In Kilts” with authors Lecia Cornwall, May McGoldrick, Bronwen Evans and Lavinia Kent - that shall be released 10/31. I will have a blog giveaway including two of her phenomenal “A Highland Feuding” novels plus fabulous swag.




This does not include her new release but definitely pick up a copy on 10/31/2017. This is the same day the giveaway contest begins on Halloween and will end 11/8/2017. Just comment on blog post and you will automatically be entered. Reminder contest only open to those in the USA and Canada.  My daughter will randomly pick the winner. Good Luck! ☘️









USA TODAY Bestselling author Terri Brisbin is a mom, a wife, GRANDMOM and a dental hygienist (in her spare time!) who lives in southern New Jersey. Terri has sold more than 2.5 million copies of her historical and paranormal romance novels, novellas and short stories in more than 25 countries and 20 languages around the world.

A three-time RWA RITA® finalist and award-winning author, Terri has been published by Berkley/Jove, Harlequin, Kensington Books, NAL/Signet and SMP/Swerve. In addition to working on more historical romances scheduled for release through 2020, she has re-published her earlier books!

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Tangled in Time by Barbara Longley. The McCarthy Sister's, Book #1, Release Date October 24, 2017. Five Kilts. Celtic Barb found herself totally spellbound from start to finish!


Book: Tangled in Time
By Barbara Longley

Series: The McCarthy Sisters, Book One

Release Date: October 24, 2017



Reviewed by: Barb Massabrook (of)
Tartan Book Reviews
Purple Tulip Book Reviews
Celtic Barb’s Tartan Book Review Blog

Rating:🔥

Overall Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/Tangled-McCarthy-Sisters-Barbara-Longley-ebook/dp/B0718W2PZJ/ref=nodl_

Present Day, County Meath, Ireland

This is the first book in the brand new McCarty Sisters series. Regan the eldest sister, can see and communicate with ghosts. Her job is to bring them to the light - as sometimes they are attached to objects or things. As they are so focused on these items are off the chosen path they are supposed to take. Regan puts them on the right path to heaven's gate. Regan’s twin younger sisters, Meredith and Grayce, have the power of premonition and precognition. They all have a trace of fae blood in them as well.

Regan McCarthy is the heroine of this story. Her ancestors have passed down the dreaded power of seeing ghosts. She received this unwanted gift from her Irish ancestry-so bam she an idea! To go back to Ireland: the source of the mystical newgrange monument in County Meath and return to sender!

Well she is hoping for some type of result or at least to get some kind of control over this power. As she did not want it! Felt it destroyed her life! All her boyfriends have left her thinking she's a freak and people in general think she's nuts! As people can’t see her ghosts. So as she converses with them
being a ghost whisperer per say, human’s see her talking to air!  They think she's schizophrenic or just plain cra cra crazy! She just wants some normal in her life, a nice boyfriend, maybe even get married and have a family. If only someone could accept who she really was!

At the Newgrange monument everything goes kind of haywire and she ends up in front of this swoon worthy eighteen hundred old Celtic warrior Fáelán. She think’s it one of her ghosts. When Fáelán explains he's been cursed and she's his wee miracle, Regan doesn't believe him. No, she is convinced he's just attached to something and she needs to bring him to the light. The problem is she's never felt an attraction to any of her ghosts before! It definitely can't go anywhere but it confuses Regan. Plus he has strange abilities where he can do things her other ghosts can't. It all very consuming and frustrating to Regan who likes everything black and white per say.


Fáelán had been an elite warrior for Fionn MacCumhaill until he met with an unfortunate accident! He was cursed by a jealous, spiteful, fae princess, Morrigan. This fae princess had pretended to be a mortal in the 3rd century. She had her wicked ways, gave him a concoction to become immortal without his knowledge. Fáelán flat turned her down to be her consort forever. So this vengeful fae cursed him and put him in this solemn veil for all of eternity!

The only way to break the curse is to fall in love. The all consuming, I would die for you kind of love. The problem is he can't be seen by anyone, but kin and only has, 5 days at the rare equinox and solstice where the veils lifts, realms merge and dimensions collide. It is his only opportunity to court and fall in love. Plus to break this wicked curse, he has to fall so deeply in love where he would forsake everything, even die for the one he loves. Except when this opportunity presents itself, he realizes both he and the woman he had fallen for are in mortal danger!


Fáelán would rather spend his eternity being imprisoned, than have his beloved Regan in any type of danger! Will this fae princess ever let him go? Will she go into a jealous tirade when she learns he has fallen in love. Will she murder Regan, Fáelán or both? You must read this phenomenal book, as there is a lot of shocking surprises in this spectacular novel!


Another beautiful story by Barbara Longley. She has the power of catching readers in her magic web and never letting go. This story I found really fascinating and a lover of everything Celtic I really loved Fáelán. He was charming, enchanting, honest, smart, honorable and drool worthy!

For those intrigued by science, there are many theories weaved into this story as well. So if you are a fan of either Albert Einstein or Harry Potter - it's a novel you definitely don't want to miss!

Another novel with breathtaking characters that are brought to life. The Irish settings in the present and past and fae Summerland are absolutely picturesque. I could see the brilliant colors of the sky and landscape so clearly in my mind. The plotting in this novel was absolutely mind blowing too. Some of this novel is hilarious where I loved the humor, but some heartbreaking scenes as well. So have the tissues on hand, you will need them. I also loved how the book explained the workings of time - in the past, present and future, plus how work and bind together. Absolutely captivating!

A spellbinding enchanting delightful novel that blew me away!  I highly recommend this brilliant read that will stay with you long after you've read it. I know I couldn't put it down! I highly recommend as I absolutely loved “Tangled in Time” by Barbara Longley.


Disclaimer:I received this book from the publisher for a fair and honest review. I voluntarily agreed to read, review, blog and promote through netgalley. All words, ideas and thoughts are my own.


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Thursday, October 12, 2017

My Reckless Love by Melissa Limoges. Series : Highland Loves , Book #1. Will be released on 10/25/2017. 5 Kilts. Celtic Barb says: This debut novel blew her away!!!


Book: My Reckless Love
By Melissa Limoges

Release Date: October 25, 2017

Series: Highland Loves, Book #1

Reviewed by: Barb Massabrook of
1)Tartan Book Reviews
2) Purple Tulip Book Reviews
3)Celtic Barb’s Tartan Book Review Blog

Heat Rating:🔥

Overall Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


1264 AD

This fast moving tale starts where Arabella de Percy has been kept captive, by the villainess Geoffrey Longford. He is her new guardian appointed by the King. Also he is her brother Iain’s killer and expects to marry her - so he can claim Penswyck castle, lands, title and coin. There was no way she was going to marry that evil murdering miscreant, King or no King’s approval! Even if she was now penniless, since this blackguard had the King’s ear and was given everything she owns - including her dowry! She is going to escape with the help of her two elder servants Maggie and Dougal of Clan Fraser.  They have been more like surrogate parents, especially since her parents both died from illness years before. They came with her mother ~ when she married her father in England many years ago. 

Arabella has a destination her Uncle Hammish, Laird Fraser’s lands, in the Highlands of Scotland. She had sent a message to her Uncle, but worries he never got it. Time is running out,  Arabella can't wait any longer, plus it's the best opportunity since Longford is away. She knows she won't be alive for long if she marries this knave! As if she’d ever marry her brother's murderer! A man she has always disliked now she despises with every fiber of her being! 

However, she feels part of her brother's death is her fault too. So Arabella lives with the guilt, as Longford had previously asked for her hand which she refused. Her brother Iain, had always given her the rare choice to pick her own groom. Arabella wanted a loving marriage like her parents, not a business deal for wealth, titles and greed. The very reason she had turned down every proposal so far. Now she feels her brother might be alive if she accepted this evil man's proposal. 

The plan is to ride hard and fast to Fraser lands in Scotland,  but worries about Maggie and Dougal leaving them behind. They fear they will slow her down due to their age. So she climbs out her window and rides her horse to gate. To her shock she meets with her rescuer, Laird Calum MacGregor!

Calum has known Hammish Fraser since the day he was born and they are close friends as well. So he asks him to marry his niece with a handsome bride price. He knows what a good honorable man Calum is and what protect his niece with his life. Calum refuses but will rescue the lass due to his friendship with Iain. Yet even though it would help his clan his pride can't say yes. As he was on betrothed  once before and when the bride to be just looked at his scarred face she looked horrified. So she had her father end the betrothal agreement, after that Calum swore never to marry again! Yet as they travel to Scotland and to MacGregor land sparks fly! 

Calum still has a problem with his confidence due to the old war wounds on his face. Plus Arabella is the most beautiful he ever met but plus she wears her heart is as big as an ocean. How is supposed to resist plus he notices she doesn't seem to mind his face. Calum does wear his heart on his sleeve and his lack of confidence in his looks is obvious. Little does he realize this wee lass finds him both beautiful inside and out. Plus she sees this braw warrior as honorable always putting others first and he makes her feel safe and secure. Something she hasn't felt since her brother's death. 

Yet there are obstacle as well including jealousy, betrayal, misunderstanding, abduction, mischief, passion, joy, trust and love. Including a tear jerking secondary story involving her Uncle Hammish (Laird Fraser) and Calum's Aunt Elena. Have those Kleenex ready readers. Plus Longford is not going to give up his meal ticket to get his title and all that goes with it! He can't get that unless he's married to Arabella ! He will lope off any heads in his way to get his prize even if he has to drag her kicking and screaming to the altar! 


Geoffrey Longford also has a devious plan going into action! Wil he get his prize or will he lose? Will Calum ever believe a woman could ever care for him with his scarred face? Will he ever believe that this beautiful lassie is exactly what he wants and needs? 

Secrets will be revealed that could cost them their lives! Will this star crossed couple be able to survive all the secrets, misunderstanding and mayhem? Will love, faith, trust and joy overcome all the obstacles in their way. Will enemy have his way shattering hearts as Arabella and Calum part ways forever?  You will have to read this spectacular story to find out!  

I loved so many secondary characters and stories too! I hope Mairi and Aaron get a chance at love plus that rascal cousin Liam MacGregor! The flirt needs a good woman to show him the true meaning of love! 

BRAVO! This is the debut novel for Ms Limoges, but it's totally brilliant in my opinion.  I could not put it down! Totally knocked this one out of the park!  Omg I loved it from start to finish! It had me so hooked I can't wait to read the next one in her new “Highland Loves” series. 

 If you love your heroes Scottish, honorable and swoon worthy you definitely don't want to miss it! Beautiful Highland settings, wonderful dialogue,  amazing characters with twisting and turning plots that carry you away! A definite must read  for Scottish historical readers who love their heroes braw kilted honorable and sizzling hot! 




*Disclaimer: I received this ARC from Dragonblade publishers, for  for an honest and fair review. I voluntarily agreed to read, review, and  blog through Kathryn Le Veque Novels, Inc. All words, ideas and thoughts are my own.


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