MY NEW RELEASE REVIEW of
The Highlander Who Loved Me
by Tara Kingston
Entangled Publishing, LLC
Historical Fiction, Romance
Pub Date 12 Dec 2016
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Johanna Templeton is on a life-and-death quest. Swept into an intrigue that rivals the tales she pens, she joins forces with a Highland rogue to find the treasure that will save her kidnapped niece—a prize the Scot seeks for reasons that have nothing to do with ransom. Engaging the Highlander in a sizzling battle of the sexes, Johanna shields her heart.
Connor MacMasters, spy for Queen Victoria, is a man on a mission—keep a legendary gemstone from an evil man. Trailing an American novelist who holds the key to the treasure should’ve been simple, but Johanna awakens feelings he’d long thought dead. Torn between duty and desire, he wants her in his bed, but loving her would be a fool’s game. Blasted shame his heart doesn’t agree.
Welcome to the world of Tara Kingston romantic intrigue.
This book takes us on a journey into the sinister world of possible murder, kidnapping and antiquities ransom. The unlikely ransom asked for in this case is a first edition copy of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s Frankenstien. Is this the only thing the kidnappers want for the return of an innocent child? Is this the reason for the possible demise of the child’s father? Many questions arise in this wonderfully written tale that takes us from England to Scotland on a bumpy ride.
This book is not a short read so be prepared to go on a long journey with all sorts of twists and turns, mystery, intrigue, violence and love. The chemistry between hero and heroine sends sparks from their first encounter.
The characters are well developed and engaging and the story is well thought out. I recommend the read. As I said it is a lengthy book so if looking for a short romantic tale read in one day or less this one is not for you.
I gave this book 4.25 stars of 5 for storyline and characterization and 4 of 5 flames for heat.
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.
About The Author:
Award-winning author Tara Kingston writes romance laced with intrigue, danger, and adventures of the heart. A Southern Navy brat transplanted to a quaint Pennsylvania town, she lives her own love story with her real-life hero in a cozy Victorian. The mother of two sons, Tara’s a former librarian whose love of books is evident in her popping-at-the-seams bookcases and collection of unusual bookmarks. It goes without saying that Tara’s husband is thankful for the invention of digital books, thereby eliminating the need for yet another bookcase.
When she’s not writing, reading, or burning dinner, Tara enjoys cycling, hiking, and cheering on her favorite football team.
Learn more about Tara at www.tarakingston.com.
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Landing a Lord Book 1
by Suzanna Medeiros
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She is on the verge of losing everything…
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He needs an heir…
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Overlea’s plan is simple—marry the practical, yet desperate, Miss Evans and hold Louisa to her promise to provide him with an heir. But he waits until after they are married to tell his wife that he intends to have another man father that heir. His careful plan becomes complicated by an almost desperate need to claim Louisa for himself and an outside threat that proves even more dangerous than his illness.
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by Elsa Braden
Publication Date: 12/02/2016
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Wooing may not be his strong suit…
Admittedly, when it comes to courtship, the Marquess of Wallingham’s strategy has been a few roses short of a bouquet. Charles Bainbridge has spent two long years wooing the woman he loves, waiting patiently until he is half mad. Now, at a winter hunting party, he has one last chance to persuade her they are meant to be. And this time, he won’t let meaningless doubts, his meddling mother, or a few mishaps and mangled bonnets stand in his way.
And passion may not be hers…
Safe and comfortable inside her tidy, carefully ordered existence, Julia Willoughby has never known longing like this. Others see Charles as the quiet, manageable sort. Julia sees the truth: This dragon’s son has a fire of his own. Enough to sear her with a touch, a glance, a kiss. For the sake of his happiness, she refuses to bind him in a childless union. Her heart, however, isn’t so easily convinced, for it wants Charles rather madly.
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Outraged at the thought of losing her to a dusty country squire, Charles makes a final offer: Spend twelve nights in his bed, and if she can still deny they are perfect for each other, he will let her go. But not before thoroughly tempting the lovely, stubborn Julia to trade sensible predictability for the sweet chaos of true love.