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October 11, 2008

Review: Beware a Scot’s Revenge by Sabrina Jeffries

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Beware a Scot's Revenge by Sabrina Jeffries

My, my, my. Sexy highlanders in kilts! “Beware a Scot’s Revenge” is another winner in Sabrina Jeffries ‘School for Heiresses’ series. Ms Jeffries provides another enticing glimpse into the late Regency period in Scotland–with a braw and rowdy highland laird, a Scottish ‘princess’ who yearns to return to her beloved homeland, and a 16-year-old tragedy that almost derails true love!

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October 3, 2008

Review: Dark Highland Fire by Kendra Leigh Castle

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Dark Highland Fire by Kendra Leigh Castle

Goddesses, dragons, werewolves, prophecies, magic…this series has all those things that make my heart go pitty-pat. “Dark Highland Fire” is the second book in Kendra Leigh Castle’s exciting tale of an alternate world where the balance has gone horribly wrong, and its connection to Earth. I read and loved her first book, “Call of the Highland Moon” which introduced a world just like ours where paranormal creatures run amok. Although it’s not necessary to read the first book to enjoy this story, I’m glad I did. This second book continues and expands Castle’s vision of both worlds which are exciting places I really enjoy visiting.

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September 19, 2008

Review: The Conquest by Julia Templeton

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The Conquest by Julia Templeton

Chivalrous knights and braw Highlanders…both are enough to have women sighing. Put them together in the same story and the book will likely sell itself! Stir in a liberal helping of erotica and you have the recipe for “The Conquest” by Julia Templeton. This is her second erotic historical set in Scotland during the Middle Ages. I suspect it will be at least as popular as her first one, “The Bargain” since it features characters she introduced in that first book.

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September 14, 2008

Review: Some Like it Wicked by Teresa Medeiros

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Some Like It Wicked by Teresa Medeiros

My historical streak continues with “Some Like It Wicked” by Teresa Medeiros. I enjoy Ms. Medeiros’ writing and I also enjoy stories about Scotland (ah, brawny highlanders in kilts!), so I couldn’t put this one off for long. As I began the book, I was soon lost back in time in England, rooting for a beauty that refuses to give up on her hero.

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August 21, 2008

Review: Surrender to Me by Sophie Jordan

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Surrender to Me by Sophie Jordan

Dear me, dear me. I read “Surrender To Me” by Sophie Jordan right after reading the most recent Julia Quinn release. Unfortunately, “Surrender To Me” suffered in comparison. I have read and enjoyed a couple of Sophie Jordan’s earlier releases, but this Victorian romance just didn’t resonate with me. I didn’t feel drawn into the story and I didn’t particularly like the heroine, who reappears after a small role in an earlier book.

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April 10, 2008

Review: Soul of a Highlander by Melissa Mayhue

Soul of a Highlander by Melissa Mayhue

What woman hasn’t ever dreamed of a handsome highland lover who sweeps her off her feet? Why are so many of us so fascinated with these brawny heroes? I don’t know, and I really don’t care, but I sure love to read about them! “Soul of a Highlander” is the third offering in Ms. Mayhue’s magical Highland series, preceded by “Thirty Nights with a Highland Husband” and “Highland Guardian”. This series features 13th century hunky Scots (and Scottesses!), modern women, magic, and faeries good and bad. If you are a fan of Lynn Kurland, Karen Marie Moning’s earlier works, or Janet Chapman, do yourself a favor and check out Melissa Mayhue’s books.

Her latest features two secondary characters from earlier in the series. First up is Mairi MacKiernan, who was saved by magic from death in the year 1272 and brought forward into the 21st century. Our heroine feels out of place and she’s sure that the faerie magic heritage of true-love for her will never come to pass as she’s ‘out’ of her time. Although she appreciates all the conveniences of the century she now finds herself in, she misses her 13th century aunt dearly. While reading about her family’s past, she discovers that her Aunt Rosalyn’s daughter was killed at a young age and decides to travel to the past and save her for her beloved aunt. Mairi boldly challenges the Faerie Prince Pol to grant her the powers she needs to complete this mission. But bargains with the Fae never turn out quite like one intended…

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