Title– My Highland Lover
Author– Maeve Greyson
Release Date– March 24, 2015
Series– Highland Hearts, Book 1
As the proprietor of a homeopathic store in rural Kentucky, Trulie Sinclair knows that her neighbors think she’s strange—but they have no idea how strange she really is. Trulie was born in Scotland in the thirteenth century to a line of time-traveling Highlanders. When Trulie’s grandmother convinces her to return to their homeland,Trulie jumps back in time, right onto the powerful chest of Gray MacKenna. Just as his steely good looks send ripples through her body, their fierce attraction will send ripples through the ages.
After his parents murdered, Gray is consumed by thoughts of revenge. As the new chieftain of the MacKenna clan, he has reason to believe that there’s a traitor in his midst, and nothing—not even the bonny lass who suddenly drops from the sky—can distract him from his single-minded pursuit of the culprit. But when Gray learns that this sassy beauty possesses gifts beyond the sparkle in her eye, he allows his gaze, and his heart, to linger. While he hunts for the murderer, Gray finds in Trulie a precious companion—and a timeless love.
My Highland Lover by Maeve Greyson, is the first book that I have read from this author. I am not sure how I missed her before, but I will not be missing her books in the future. My Highland lover is the first in the Highland Hearts Series, and is a wonderful first! I love the cover of the book! It is bright, sexy, and inviting.
Gray MacKenna’s mother and father were recently killed in a horrific fire, and he is bound and determined to find out who is responsible for the fire. Now that his father is dead, Gray is the new chieftain of the Clan MacKenna. He is a fair and just leader of his clan, and all that reside within its walls. He doesn’t have time for a woman or love.
Trulie is clever, self reliant, out spoken, and is set on seeing to the well being of her sister and her granny. Trulie is also a time jumper. she was born in the 13th century in Scotland, but raised in Kentucky in the future by her granny. Her and her sisters lost her parents when she was a small child, and it was up to granny to see to their safety. Now she must leave them on their own to go back in time to Scotland to see her granny settled, and reunited with her true love.
Trulie literally drops out of the sky onto Gray’s chest. So beings their attraction to each other, and their relationship. I enjoyed the back and forth banter between Gray and Trulie. It was a breath of fresh air that Gray did not fight or hide his feelings for Trulie. He did exactly the opposite. There was heat between them, and the author made it known.
I loved the secondary characters in the story. Granny was my favorite! She was a little cunning, a match maker, and extremely funny. She kind of reminded me of Granny from the Beverly Hillbillies TV show, except for she didn’t run around threatening anyone with a shotgun. Then there is Kismet, Trulie’s dog, her protector and constant companion. Coira, who is Trulie’s maidservant, is a no nonsense kind of girl, and very outspoken. All of these character’s together flowed quit nicely, and made for a humorous at times read.
I enjoyed the paranormal elements in the story. Time-travel is one of my favorite elements in a story. You have Trulie that can sense what people are feeling, and sense their true nature. There is also ‘the fire portal’, which allows Trulie communicate with her sisters in the future. There was also the way that Trulie and granny time traveled that was different in this story.
This plot moved along quit nicely. I was a tad confused in one or two places, involving Gray’s parents death, but the author does a nice job of putting me back on the right track. There is a little danger, and suspense in this story. Just when you think a problem has solved, you get nudged in a different direction. Which makes a fun and wonderful read.
If you enjoy a little time-travel, humor, and paranormal elements in your historical romance, you will enjoy this book.
Sexual Scenes- Heat factor is a 3 out of a 5
Curse Words- A 3 out of 5
*I received a free ARC from NetGalley on behalf of the publisher in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions in this review are my own.
About Maeve Greyson
I’m Maeve Greyson, paranormal romance writer from Kentucky. The stories I write are filled with love, passion and anything might happen just to get to that happily ever after. I’ve been a dreamer all my life but never shared my stories until my mother’s failing health demanded she become a heart transplant recipient. Her resulting journey terrified her. My stories gave her a brief escape from her devastating illness. She’s been gone for a while now. But the joy of releasing my dreams to the page remains. Many of my stories are filled with the mysteries of time-travel and legends, all with a Celtic flair. Scotland and Ireland sing to my soul. In a past life, I’m certain I walked those magical lands. My writing partner is Jasper, a stubborn little dog who never remembers the dire consequences of chasing skunks at the edge of the woods. Under Jasper’s devoted supervision and the loving support of my husband of over thirty years, I hide away in our secluded wood and follow wherever my characters lead.
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