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My Tempting Highlander (Highland Hearts, Book 3) by Maeve Greyson

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MY TEMPTING HIGHLANDER
by Maeve Greyson
Book 3, Highland Heart Series
Published by LoveSwept
Release Date:  February 23, 2016
254 Pages
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Cursed to live forever with neither wife nor child, Ronan Sutherland has watched all he cherishes turn to dust—more than once. For hundreds of years, he’s been trapped behind the mists of Loch Ness, hoping to identify the one woman who is prophesied to break the spell. Now, at last, the fates have aligned, and he’s being sent into the future to fetch her. After a single glimpse, Ronan knows he’s been waiting all his life for this passionate woman.

Unlike her time-traveling sisters, Mairi Sinclair is perfectly content to remain in the present. As a hospital nurse in Edinburgh, she cherishes the opportunity to put her gift of healing powers to good use. But everything changes the morning a mysterious wolf darts in front of her car. Touching the wounded creature’s tawny coat, a tingle surges through her. Yet when she returns with aid, Mairi is shocked to find instead a man with broad shoulders and fire in his eyes—a man who tempts her to unleash the animal within.

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My Tempting Highlander is book 3 in the Highland Heart Series by Maeve Greyson.  I was so excited to get my hands on this book.  The others in the series were fun, and I knew this one wouldn’t be any different.  My Tempting Highlander  is Ronan and Mairi’s story.  If you have been following the series you will know that Ronan was in book 2, and played a pretty big role in that story.  If you haven’t read book 2, I recommend you read that one first.

 

Ronan Sutherland has been cursed by a witch to live as half man, and beast for the rest of his life.  The only thing that can break the curse is a woman possessing three qualities:  lightness of step, a soothing touch, and a sight for the unseen.  Not only his his life at stake but his mother, Maither, and his best friend, Graham.  All three were also cursed by the same witch.  Ronan is on a mission to find this woman, and Granny Sinclair has the perfect woman in mind, her grand daughter, Mairi.  When granny says jump, most people ask ‘how high’.

 

Mairi Sinclair has been summoned by Granny Sinclair to jump back in time to the 13th century to follow her destiny.  Mairi is not ready.  She enjoys her life just the way it is, and doesn’t want to live in the past.  She is a nurse, and feels her healing talents are put to better use in the here and now, and not in the past.

 

When Mairi meets Ronan for the first time, she doesn’t know who he is, or that he is from the 13th century.  She is instantly drawn to him.  She feels that he is a little strange, but is drawn to him all the same.  Ronan tells Mairi only half truths when she ask him questions about his life, and why he is there.  Although I understood his feelings for now telling her the truth,  I still would have like to have smacked him a few times.  I felt the truth would have been better.  After all, Mairi comes from a family of time jumping women, so a man that can change into a wolf shouldn’t come as to big of a surprise.

 

The chemistry between Ronan and Mairi was HOT, and there are some pretty heavy scenes in this book.  I enjoyed this book as much as the two before it.  It was a fun, and easy read.   About half of the book takes place in the present time, and I would’ve liked to have spent more time in the past with the characters.  The plot moved along nicely, and I was not bore for one moment.  All of the Sinclair women are feisty, stand up for themselves women.  That is why I liked them so much.  My Tempting Highlander can be read as a stand alone book, but I think it is more enjoyable when you know who is who, and what happened before.

 

I like the cover of this book, but I feel that it doesn’t match Ronan’s character, and the way he is described in the big.  He is described as a big, tall man, and heavy muscled.  While the man on the front has muscle, he is also lean looking to me.  Covers of books are important to me, because I always see the characters while reading.

 

I recommend this book to anyone that likes time-travel, highlanders, and wolves, mixed with a little fantasy, and laugh out loud scenes.  I can’t wait for the next in the series!

 

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maeve-greyson-photo“No one has the power to shatter your dreams unless you give it to them.” That’s Maeve Greyson’s mantra. When she’s not working at the steel mill, Greyson’s writing romances about sexy Highlanders and the women who tame them. Tucked away in the backwoods of Western Kentucky, Maeve listens to the wind singing through the trees and hears characters telling their stories.

 

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Author Interview & Review: My Highland Bride (Highland Hearts, Book 2) by Maeve Greyson (Giveaway)

My Highland Bride
Highland Hearts, Book 2
by Maeve Greyson
Releasing August 25th, 2015
Published by Loveswept 
262 pages
Format:  Net Galley eBook
 
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Perfect for fans of the Highlander novels of Karen Marie Moning and Janet Chapman, Southern sass meets Highland heat in Maeve Greyson’s scintillating new Highland Hearts romance.
 
With bedroom eyes and racetrack curves, Kenna Sinclair seems like just another pretty Kentucky girl. But she can also read minds, erase memories, and jump through time—a skill set that comes in handy when her matchmaking granny sends her back to thirteenth-century Scotland on the pretext of visiting her older sister. When she encounters the clan’s womanizing man-at-arms, Kenna instantly knows the gorgeous Highlander has only one thing on his mind. She vows to steer clear of him, but after a single electrifying touch, she finds that playing hard to get won’t be quite so easy. . . .
 
Bewitched by the first lass who could ever resist him, Colum Garrison will do anything to prove his devotion, even ask for Kenna’s hand in marriage—and swear off his chosen form of recreation until their wedding night. It’s a burden for a man of his thunderous appetite, but the sinful temptation is not his alone: Colum’s fetching bride-to-be is practically trembling with anticipation for a moment that can’t come soon enough. When she’s willing, Colum will be ready and waiting—with a love that lasts a lifetime.
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Me:  Could you please tell us a wee bit about yourself? 
MB:  Hmm…I never really know what to say when I’m asked about myself. You see—my characters are so much more interesting. I’m an introverted daydreaming animal lover who can often be found tiptoeing through the woods that make up our five acres, trying to catch a picture of the wild turkeys, the deer or the ground hog (his name is Hamish) that pilfer out of the bird feeders. I’m a mom and a ya-ya (grandma). I highly recommend grandchildren. Now, I get to be the beloved hero who supplies toys and candy and their parents get to be the bad guys!

Me:  What inspired you to write your first book?
MB:  I started writing short little bits of what-not when my mother’s health failed and she sorely needed an escape from reality. I never wrote a full length book until I was trying to pass the time while waiting for one of my favorite authors to release her next book. I love a good series but I have NO patience and I gobbled up the stories entirely too quickly back then—especially since that was well over twenty years ago when consecutive books in a series might release each year or two, if you were lucky. So, I busied myself with creating my own world in which to disappear.

Me:  How do you go about choosing names for your characters?
MB:  Baby name books and websites for unusual names helps. Usually, I’ll start writing the story before I choose a name and just put “xxx” throughout until my character tells me, “Hey! My name is ‘Chieftain MacSexy’…stop typing xxx!”

Me:  What kind of research did you do when writing the Highland Hearts Series?
MB:  I wandered, or actually re-lost myself, in all the photos I’d taken of my trip to Scotland several years ago. *sigh* Then I brushed up on the thirteenth century in the Highlands and made sure my Celtic and Wiccan reference books were still on my shelves. Sometimes I loan out my books and they don’t find their way back to me.

Me:  Do you have a favorite character from this book, or the Highland Hearts Series?  Which one, and why? 
MB:  I think Granny is my favorite. She’s fearless, loves her family fiercely and would battle heaven and earth to protect them and also to make them toe the line and do what she tells them to do. 

Me:  Do you currently have any works in progress, and if so, would you mind sharing a wee bit with us?
MB:  I’m in the process of editing book three of my Highland Hearts series with Loveswept, MY TEMPTING HIGHLANDER. I’m tweaking and finishing up book four of that series and several other stories are tussling in the back of my mind trying to see who wins the battle to be written next. Picture several brawny Highlanders elbowing each other out of the way while shouting, “Pick me, lass! I wanna be next!”

Me:  Where do you write?  
MB:  Most of the time, I write in my office until Jasper, my fourteen year old rat terrier / Chihuahua mix decides he’s tired of sleeping beside me in the chair and then we move the laptop to the couch. 

Me:  Do you have a daily schedule, or do you just write when the mood strikes? 
MB:  I have a full-time day job in addition to writing so I’m up by 2:30am or 3:00am to write and “stuff” before I go into work. Then I write in the evenings and on weekends. 

Me:  Is there a question you have you always wanted to be asked in an interview?  If so, what is the question, and what is the answer? 
MB:  Question: What would you want written on your headstone to describe you to future generations?
Answer: She was kind.

Me:  When you are not writing, what kind of books do you like to read?  
MB:  I love a great story, no matter the genre. I’ll read everything from fantasy, sci-fi and young adult adventure to regency romances. I’ve got three basic rules for books I read: 1. No animals better die or be hurt. 2. It has to have a happy ending. 3. No cliff-hangers. Cliff-hangers make me crazy.

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Me:  If time travel were possible, and you could travel back in time, where would you go, what time period?  Why?
MB:  Scotland, of course.  The Highlands.  And anywhere between the eleventh and thirteenth centuries, because those were the centuries when he clans were strong and tradition ruled the Highlands.
 
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My Highland Bride is the second book I have read by Maeve Greyson, and the second book in the Highland Hearts Series.  If you haven’t read the first book, My Highland Lover, I would suggest you read that one first.  You don’t have to, but I like to read series in order, that way I know who’s who.

I enjoyed reading this book.  It was fun, and entertaining.  I have to admit that at first it had me thinking, is that all these people ever think about is sex?  I have to admit though that if Colum was standing in front of me every second of the day, my mind (and body) may wonder there also.  

If you remember in the first book Trulie was sent back in time, because it was her turn (time) to find a husband.  In this second book it is Kenna’s turn, so when Granny calls her through the fire pit she knows she has to go.  Even if she doesn’t want to.  

When Kenna goes back in time to Scotland, the first person she sees if Colum.  He was sent their my Granny Sinclair to meet her grand daughter, and bring her safely back to the castle.  Colum’s first feeling when he sees Kenna, is one of pure lust.  He sets out to charm her, and when that doesn’t work with the headstrong Kenna he sets out to bed her.  After all it shouldn’t be to hard.  He’s a ladies man and has never had trouble getting a woman to come to his bed, and he has had many.

Kenna is not falling for any of it.  She knows what Colum is after, and his type.  She is in lust with him, but that soon changes into stronger feelings as time goes on.  He seems so determined to prove to her that he can change his womanizing ways.  Then a powerful chieftain from another clan sets his sights on Kenna too, and this is where all the fun begins.  This new chieftain is not at all what he appears to be.  Here is where a test of will, and love is set into motion.

This book was my favorite kind of read.  It takes place in Scotland, it’s historical, has time travel, paranormal elements, and is full of Highlanders.  The first 1/4 of the book moves a little slowly, then picks up and doesn’t stop right up to the very end.  

Maeve Greyson has given us some spunky, and no nonsense Sinclair women.  My favorite kind of heroine!  There were a few things in this story that caught me a tiny bit off guard, and that’s what kept it interesting.

My favorite character in this story is Granny Sinclair.  She is smart, cunning, strong, funny, and when she says something everyone does it.  She reminds me a little of granny from the Beverly Hillbillies.   I enjoyed Kenna’s character, she was also strong female lead, but I feel she gave in just a tad bit to easy.  Colum was a big teddy bear, and I just wanted to hug him.  He was also somewhat of a beast too, which made me like him all the more.

I gave this book 4 hearts, because the beginning just seemed to move a tad to slowly, but by the end I was ready to start reading book three.  We get a glimpse of the third book at the end.  It is going to be an exciting one, I would imagine.  

If you enjoy reading about Highlanders, time travel, paranormal activity, with a few laugh out loud scenes, then this book is for you.  

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No one has the power to shatter your dreams unless you give it to them. That’s been Maeve Greyson’s mantra since she was a girl. When she’s not at the full time day job at the steel mill, Maeve’s writing romances about sexy Highlanders and the women who tame them. Tucked away in a five acre wood, Maeve listens to the wind singing through the trees and hears her characters telling their stories. Her work is proofed by her sharp-eyed dog, Jasper, and her greatest supporter is her long suffering husband of over thirty-five years who’s learned not to throw away any odd sticky notes filled with strange phrases.
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Dragon Knight’s Axe (Order of the Dragon Knights, Book 3) by Mary Morgan


DRAGON KNIGHT’S AXE
Order of the Dragon Knight’s, Book 3
by Mary Morgan
Published by The Wild Rose Press
June 26, 2015
310 Pages


Alastair MacKay, a battled-scarred Dragon Knight flees to the sea to separate himself from his fae-given power connecting him to the land. But it is on land that he rescues a woman from a slave trader in Ireland. It is through Fiona he steps back inadvertently into a world filled with magic—taking on the role of protector and at the same time leading him on a journey to confront his greatest regret and fears. 

Research assistant, Fiona O’Quinlan loves translating ancient artifacts at Trinity College. When she falls asleep on an archaeological dig, she awakens in another time. She soon discovers a Dragon Knight’s relic has been entrusted into her care. Determined to return the artifact to the Great Glen, Fiona is unprepared for the danger ahead—losing her heart and soul to Alastair “Beast” MacKay. 

Will their love be strong enough to soothe the beast and heal the man? Or will Death swing its axe, leaving them lost for all eternity?

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Alastair MacKay’s powers come from the land.  Yet, he will take to the ocean in self-punishment, mocking the God of the Sea.
Cursed and battle scarred, he is feared by many.  They say he is two men.  One part angel–one part monster.  One would only have to look at his face to distinguish between the two.
Nevertheless, his day of reckoning grows near.
Alastair MacKay will have to battle the demon he created, for the love of a woman who is brave enough to love them both.
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Dragon Knights Axe is the third book in the, Order of the Dragon Knights Series.  In this third book, we get to read Alastair MacKay’s story.  I do believe that Alastair MacKay has stolen my heart.  While I like all three brothers, he is by far my favorite!
 
After the death of his sister, Meggie, Alastair MacKay takes to the sea, refusing to stay on land for only short periods at a time.  He does this to punish himself for the death of his sister, by denying himself the power of land.  He is a battle scared warrior, and he believes that he is not worthy of redemption.  He is feared by many, and has few true friends.  The later of which is of his own choosing.
 
Fiona O’Quinlan is a research assistant, and it is a job she loves with a passion.  Some might say she is obsessed.  If she is doing research on a relic or a find, she does not leave any stone un-turned.  Fiona has a tendency to speak her mind, and she is no timid lass.  She also has a few demons of her own that she is fighting.
 
After working on a dig all day in the hot sun, Fiona decides she is going to take a break, and a short nap.  She goes to find a cool place, and accidentally walks into a grove of oaks (she was told not to go into this part of the dig).  She starts to get dizzy, falls to the ground, and sleeps.  When she awakens she is nearly 800 years in the past.
 
I am not going to say anymore about the plot or story, because I don’t want to spoil the ride for anyone reading this review.  I loved, loved Alastair and Fiona’s story.  Alright, so Alastair made me want to pull his hair a few times, because he is a very stubborn man.  I put those feelings aside, because I knew everything he had been through.  
 
He and Fiona have great chemistry, and there are a few steamy scenes in this book, but they are tastefully done.  The story moves along at a nice pace, and there is just enough tension to make you keep reading to find out what happens next.  There are a few of the same characters in this book that were in the previous two books.  I love it when an author does that.
 
There were a few scenes in the book that had me a little misty eyed.  You know an author is just as good at showing as they are telling a good story when that happens.  Mary Morgan has outdone herself with Dragon Knight’s Axe.  I recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a good romance, with time travel, paranormal elements, great story telling, and a strong H&H.  
 
If you are going to read this book, but haven’t read the first two, I recommend you read those first.  It will make this story more enjoyable.  You will know who’s who, and what happened that made the Dragon Knight’s go their separate ways to start with.  If you don’t mind not knowing, then I would jump into this book with both feet.
 
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About Mary Morgan 

a constant daydreamer and I have been told quite often to remove my head from the clouds. Yet, this is where I find the magic to write my stories. Not only do I love to weave a good tale, but I have a voracious appetite for reading. I worked for Borders Books for almost fourteen years. Imagine my delight to be surrounded by so many books, talking to others about them, and getting paid.


Pure bliss!

I have traveled to England, Scotland, Ireland, and France. There are those who know me well when I say, “My heart is in the Highlands.” I believe I have left it there, or maybe in Ireland.

When not writing, I enjoy playing in my garden-another place where magic grows. Of course, there is time spent with my family. They are the ones that keep me grounded.


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Book Review: My Highland Lover (Highland Hearts, Book 1) by Maeve Greyson

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Title– My Highland Lover
Author
– Maeve Greyson
Pages
– 291
Release Date
– March 24, 2015
Publisher
– Loveswept
Series
– Highland Hearts, Book 1
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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.

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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


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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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Warrior and the Wanderer by Elizabeth Holcombe- Review, Spotlight & Excerpt

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Title– Warrior and the Wanderer
Author– Elizabeth Holcombe
Genre– Scottish historical romance/time travel
Publication Date– December 23, 2014
Length– 249 pages
Publisher–  Amazon Kindle
Cover Artist– Fiona Jayde Media Designs

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An impossible adventure. A fierce, undeniable desire.

Infamous Scottish bad boy, Ian MacLean, takes a road trip to sort out his mess of a life and lands five hundred years in the past. He is taken hostage into what he is certain is a band of extreme Highland role players. The only bright light in this strange situation is his insanely beautiful warrior-princess captor who wields her claymore as well as her fiery feral charms.

To gain a strong ally for her clan, flame-haired Bess Campbell reluctantly married a powerful Highland chief who had no intentions of uniting the clans. After murdering her clan chief, he chains her to a rock condemning her to die in the rising tide, until a strangely dressed but startlingly handsome man emerges from the waves like a mythical selkie and rescues her. Bess learns her most odd savior has the same name as her murdering husband—MacLean—and makes him her prisoner.

Fearing she may have captured a madman, Bess forces Ian to journey through Scotland chasing down a killer. She finds Ian’s strange ways oddly endearing and uncommonly useful to her quest for revenge. Ian struggles to find a way back to his time, while being pulled deeper into his role in the past and his undeniable attraction for the fiery Highland warrior princess, Bess Campbell.

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Warrior and the Wanderer is the first book I have read by Elizabeth Holcombe, but it will not be the last.  I love a good time travel romance, and this one did not disappoint me.

Ian MacLean is used to getting what he wants by using his voice.  He is tall, good looking, and a very talented singer, and has the fame to prove it, at least he did.  One minute he was driving on a road in Nevada, in 2014, and the next he was slammed into a body of water in Western Scotland, year 1512.

Bess Campbell was saved from a most certain death, by a man that dropped out of the sky.  The tables turn, and Ian MacLean is now her prisoner.  Beth assumes that Ian is kin to lying, murdering husband just because he shares the same last name.  She needs him to testify on her behalf, so she can rule her clan as laird, and rid them all of the ‘devil disguised as a man’.

The first 50 pages of this book were a little slow to me, but after that the plot picked up and took off running.  I love the fact that this Time Travel Romance differs in the fact that it is a man being sent back in time, and not a woman.  I also applaud the author for the way she had him travel back in time.  That was different too! 
The attraction between Bess and Ian was fun to readHe made his feelings for her plain, and she fought her attraction every step of the way (for a while).  The conversations between the characters kept me entertained, as did the plot.  It hummed right along, and was filled with action, and a little of the unknown. 
I especially love how the story ended.  The author has done a wonderful job with this book.  She changed it up a bit, and it wasn’t just your regular ole time travel, and that is a very good thing!
 
I recommend this book to anyone that enjoys Time Travel Romances, and that is looking for one that’s a little different.  You can not go wrong with this one.
 
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Sexual Scenes:  kissing, sexual scenes, but not vulgar or explicit.
 
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She knelt at his feet and began smoothing the plaid across the cold stone floor, felt him watching her every move. “Ye’d best pay close attention,” she said, “because I’m no’ gonnae do this for ye again.”

“Too humiliating?”

“Should be humiliating for ye, to have me show ye how to properly dress yourself.” “Actually, I find it charming, in a weird sort of way.”

Bess ignored the last comment and folded the bottom third of the plaid into thick pleats. She slipped the rope under them.

“Lay on the plaid,” she said. “Place yer waist at the rope in case ye’ve forgotten.” “Oh, yer sarcasm tears me apart, Blaze.”

“If it would help to tear down yer arrogance then we’d be better served, and stop calling me Blaze.” He grimaced as he folded his body down to kneel beside her.

“Your wound…,” she began.

“Is nothing,” he said behind clenched teeth as he lowered his body on top of the plaid.

He rested supine before her. Bess drew in a deep breath. She hovered over him, grasped the ends on the rope in her fists, tied it about his waist, and then adjusted the pleats under the belt.

Ian moaned from far back in his throat. Perspiration glistened across his forehead.

“Ye claim your wound is nothing, d’ye?” she chided, loosening the rope belt. Ian gave her a small forced smile.

She continued to dress him. Her fingers smoothed the wool over his hard waist, over his lean hips, and down the ridge of muscle on his thighs. Feigning indifference was the most difficult part of her task.

“Ye may stand now,” she said. “I’ll help ye.”

“No thanks,” he said struggling to sit up, “you’ve done quite enough.”

She ignored his protest.

“Bursting your stitches is no’ a sign of bravery, ’tis a sign of stupidity.” She took up his left arm and placed it over her shoulders. “Stand with me.”

“I can do it on my own,” he said.

“Ye’re just another arrogant bastard, a typical MacLean,” she said helping him anyway.

“Have you ever thought that all MacLean’s aren’t forged from the same iron as your husband?” he asked.

“Ye betrayed my trust, so aye, I do think all MacLean’s are alike,” she said.

“But what sort of man would I be if I didn’t try to escape?” he asked.

She paused. He had her there. Of course she expected he would try to escape. That was why she had chained and tied him up in the first place.

Ian on his feet, Bess took a step backward. She could not help but allow her gaze to fall down the long length of his body and discovered her task was not complete.

She bent down, and scooped up the rest of the plaid dangling from his waist and tossed it over his shoulder. He remained silent, a blessing, as she tucked the end of the plaid under the rope belt. Task done, Bess surveyed Ian, and her knees suddenly weakened.

Dear God, she thought, he’s the Highlander of my dreams, of my heart. He is the one who could make love possible, if he wasnae so arrogant and odd, and I wasnae so bound to my clan. If ‘twas another time…


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About Elizabeth Holcombe

Elizabeth Holcombe’s background includes Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Fine Arts and Art History from Virginia Commonwealth University in her hometown of Richmond. She has taught elementary school and adult education courses on architecture in Rochester, Minnesota, and then worked as a fine arts museum registrar at the Flint Institute of Arts in Michigan.

Although she’s been writing since age ten, it wasn’t until after the birth of her son that she began penning book-length fiction. A past president of Washington Romance Writers, Elizabeth has also organized two highly successful seminars on romance for The Smithsonian Associates.

Elizabeth’s first published Scottish romance novel, Heaven and the Heather (originally published by Berkley/Jove of

Penguin Putnam), was a finalist for Best Historical Romance in the Holt Medallion, nominated by Romantic Times

Reviewer’s Choice for Best First Historical Romance and the Dorothy Parker Reviewer’s Choice Award.

Elizabeth lives in Falls Church, Virginia with her husband and son. She is also the proud owner of Dime Store Chic, ranked in the top 50 for vintage shops on Etsy.com. When not writing or crafting her mixed media creations, Elizabeth frequents local estate sales and flea markets.

 

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