MY PRE-RELEASE REVIEW of
The Rebel of Clan Kincaid
Pub Date 06 Dec 2016
by Lily Blackwood
St. Martin’s Press
St. Martin’s Paperbacks
LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD
Since childhood, Magnus has been led to believe he is the Laird Alwyn’s bastard, and raised to hate the Clan Kincaid. But when he learns he is without a doubt the son of the murdered Laird Kincaid, his life as he has always known it is shattered. Now, hiding his knowledge and his fury, he returns to Burnbryde Castle, awaiting the chance to strike against the man whose treachery robbed him of his legacy. His first act of rebellion: to steal a kiss from the redheaded beauty who’s betrothed to the Alwyn’s eldest son and heir.
Since her arrival at Burnbryde, Tara Iverach has been confined to a tower to guard her virtue before she marries. But after a surprise embrace with a lean, bare-chested Highlander who claims to be the Alwyn’s oldest son, she can’t contain her excitement over her good fate. Unfortunately, he is thewrong eldest son, and she is set to marry his cruel and lecherous half brother, Hugh. Can Magnus conquer his rivals and claim his Kincaid destiny before the woman who’s captured his heart becomes his sworn enemy’s bride?
“Blackwood is a fantastic new voice in Scottish romance. Get ready to be carried away!”—New York Times bestselling author Monica McCarty
This is another winner by Lily Blackwood author, previously published as Lily Dalton, the RITA Nominated author of Regency romances.
This is the second book in this series and may be the better of the two that she has written in this new to her genre.
I found the characters both appealing and engaging. The storyline is very good but does leave us wondering if there is more to be revealed.
We met Magnus in the first book near the end and found out he was actually one of Niall Braewick’s brothers previously thought to be dead. There are other family members who are unaccounted for in this series so it may be likely to go on with another found sibling although the ending of this book doesn’t indicate this as fact. I won’t elaborate on story details as I do not like to publish spoilers so you must read the book for yourself.
I would give this book a 4.25 out of 5 star rating for characterization and storyline and 4 of 5 flames for heat. This one is most definitely a must read if you like Medieval Highland Romance. Although a newcomer to this genre this author has done quite well with her first two ventures.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley to read and review. This in no way affected my opinion.
Scandal With a Prince
Royal Scandals Book 1
by Nicole Burnham
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A one night stand. A lifelong obsession.
One magical summer, Megan Hallberg met—and loved—Prince Stefano Barrali. But his royal duties took him home, and when she discovered she carried his child, she also discovered he was engaged…to a beautiful, worldly aristocrat.
Ten years later, Stefano runs into Megan at the grand opening of a Barcelona hotel, and it’s his every sensual fantasy come to life. His memory of the stunning blonde and their passionate summer has haunted his dreams, and a night under the stars gives him the perfect opportunity to reclaim the woman he thought lost to him.
Megan finds herself torn between passion with a prince and a fierce need to protect her daughter. Can the man who captured her heart so many years ago be her destiny…or her downfall?
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by Eugenia Riley
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What’s a princess to do when Prince Charming shows up too soon?
Tracy O’Brien feels as if she’s just escaped from prison. The gorgeous twenty-four-year old has managed to leave small town life, earn a college degree, and now she has landed her first job in glamorous Houston. Having gained her cherished independence at last, Tracy is ready to play, to spread her wings and soar into the exciting skies of romance.
But Anthony Matteo has other ideas . . .
From the moment the drop-dead gorgeous bachelor spots Tracy standing in line at the grocery store, he is enchanted by her. His Cinderella may be dressed in skimpy moving day rags, but this Prince Charming knows how to spot a diamond in the rough. Tracy is equally entranced by her first glimpse of the sexy stud muffin. From the instant she engages him in flirty conversation, sparks fly between them and the attraction is hot. But can love win out when he’s searching for a mate and she’s looking for a fling? Tracy may be ready to play, but oh-so-sexy Anthony is playing for keeps!
Stubborn Cinderella is a fun and sexy contemporary romance of approximately 55,000 words. Eugenia Riley is the acclaimed, bestselling author of numerous historical, contemporary and time travel romances, including A Tryst in Time and Bushwhacked Bride. She has written for publishers including Avon, Bantam, Warner, Harlequin, and Dorchester.
I was invited to review this book by the publisher and provided a complimentary copy. Look for my review of this book to come.
Just in Time for a Highlander
Sirens of the Scottish Borderlands Book 1
by Gwyn Cready
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From RITA winner Gwyn Cready comes a Scottish time travel romance perfect for fans of Outlander…
Modern day battle reenactor Duncan MacHarg thinks he has it made-until he lands in the middle of a real Highland battle and comes face to face with the clan’s beautiful, spirited leader. Out of time and out of place, Duncan must use every skill he can muster to earn his position among the clansmen and in the heart of the devastatingly intriguing woman to whom he must pledge his oath.
Abby needs a hero and she needs him now. Duncan’s a man with no measurable battle skills and a damnably distracting smile. But she sees in him a fighting spirit, and Abby will do whatever it takes to turn him into a Scots warrior herself-one demanding and intimate lesson at a time.
Sirens of the Scottish Borderlands Series:
Just in Time for a Highlander (Book 1)
First Time with a Highlander (Book 2)
Every Time with a Highlander (Book 3)
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“Cready’s writing is romantic and wickedly witty.” -Rachel Gibson, New York Times #1 Bestselling Author
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“Passionate, suspenseful, adventurous and highly entertaining.” –RT Book Reviews, 4 ½ stars, on Aching for Always
“Cready’s writing is as brilliantly seductive as it is historically gripping.” –Fictitious Musings, on Timeless Desire
by Gwyn Cready
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For lovers of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander, a sexy Scottish time travel romance from award-winning author Gwyn Cready
Thrown back to the sizzling tensions of the Scottish borderlands
Librarian Panna Kennedy battles budget cuts, eccentric patrons, and the loneliness of early widowhood until she ventures through a long-locked door under the library’s stairs and finds herself in the opulent eighteenth-century castle library of the dashing and dangerously handsome Captain Jamie Bridgewater.
Can she trust a handsome hero?
Jamie is embroiled in a risky game of high-stakes subterfuge on the Scottish/English border, where loyalty to the wrong cause can cost you your life, and Panna is instantly swept into the intrigue. Their adventure takes them across the border into perilous and passion-filled territory. But when Jamie is caught and Panna realizes she holds the key to his destiny, will she return to safety as he demands, or follow her timeless desire?
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“A thrill-ride of a time travel romance, a genre Gwyn Cready has quickly come to master.” -Sapphyria’s Steamy Book Reviews
“A time-bending treat.” – Full Moon Bites