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MY NEW RELEASE REVIEW of

Devil in Tartan

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The Highland Grooms

Series: Highland Grooms, Book 4

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Genre: Historical Romance

Publication Date: February 20, 2018

ISBN:978-1335629401

File Size: 3071 KB

Print Length: 384 pages

Publisher: HQN Books (March 1, 2018)

Publication Date: February 20, 2018

Sold by: Harlequin Digital Sales Corp.

Language: English

ASIN: B075QY4NV9

 

Mass Market Paperback List Price: $7.99

E-Book List Price: $6.49

 

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I Recommend This Book 4-stars Yes

Publisher’s Description:

Peril and passion on enemy seas…

Lottie Livingstone bears the weight of an island on her shoulders. Under threat of losing their home, she and her clan take to the seas to sell a shipload of illegal whiskey. When an attack leaves them vulnerable, she transforms from a maiden daughter to a clever warrior. For survival, she orchestrates the siege of a rival’s ship and now holds the devilish Scottish captain Aulay Mackenzie under her command.

Tied, captive and forced to watch a stunning siren commandeer the Mackenzie ship, Aulay burns with the desire to seize control—of the ship and Lottie. He has resigned himself to a life of solitude on the open seas, but her beauty tantalizes him like nothing has before. As authorities and enemies close in, he is torn between surrendering her to justice and defending her from assailants. He’ll lose her forever, unless he’s willing to sacrifice the unimaginable…

My Thoughts:

This is the first book I have read in this series. Since it is book #4 I wonder about the other three books in the series and if I should have read them before delving into this one. I wasn’t exactly lost but maybe a glimpse of the characters would have been provided in the other ones.

To me the most enjoyable character really had nothing to do with the meat of the story. Drustan is so childlike that you have to love him.

From other reviewers I know that Aulay has been a character in other books in this series, so if you have read them you at least had a glimpse of him and knew something of his character. But since I have not read any of these books before this one he was a mystery to me and I didn’t see enough of his character development in this book to really know him.

I’m sorry to say you probably shouldn’t read this book as a standalone. I did enjoy much of this tale though. With all the high jinks and mayhem on the sea and in port it does hold one’s interest. Lottie seems to be another mystery. Why does she hold herself accountable for what happens and how everything plays out?

I gave this book 4.0 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization. The lack of character development in this book in general is what brought my rating down. It appears these characters were already developed in the previous novels in this series.

I gave this book a sensual rating of 3 of 5 flames. The intimacy in this book is about the only hint of romance.

I received a complimentary digital ARC of this title from the publisher via NetGalley to read and review. This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed voluntarily.

This Series:

  1. Wild Wicked Scot
  2. Sinful Scottish Laird
  3. Hard-Hearted Highlander
  4. Devil in Tartan
  5. Tempting The Laird (Coming June 26, 2018)

About The Author:

Julia London is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of more than MG_8252a8x10-Lthirty romantic fiction novels. She is the author of the popular  Cabot Sisters historical series, including The Trouble with Honor, The Devil Takes a Bride, and The Scoundrel and the Debutante. She is also the author of several contemporary romances, including Homecoming Ranch, Return to Homecoming Ranch and The Perfect Homecoming.

Julia is the recipient of the RT Bookclub Award for Best Historical Romance and a six-time finalist for the prestigious RITA award for excellence in romantic fiction.

She lives in Austin, Texas.

Visit Julia on the web:

www.julialondon.com/newsletter
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The Blood Rose Series Box Set

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Books 1-2-3

by Caris Roane

File Size: 5516 KB

Print Length: 565 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publisher: Twin Bridges Creations LLC

Publication Date: August 5, 2015

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B013IHKGAA

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New York Times bestselling author Caris Roane presents BLOOD ROSE BOX SET: BOOKS 1-2-3, a set that combines the first three books of the Blood Rose Series. Each book is a standalone with no cliffhangers.

Darkly sensual Mastyr Vampires battle an ancient foe while beautiful human, fae and shifter women are caught unwillingly by the Blood Rose phenomenon. Can love invade their lives while a nightmare rages?

Book 1 – EMBRACE THE DARK: Buy Individually for $2.99
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Enter a world of blood-starved mastyr vampires and the rare women who can satisfy their deepest needs… Gerrod, mastyr vampire of Merhaine Realm, never thought to have his blood-needs satisfied by a mere human. But Abigail is no ordinary woman. She stuns him with her telepathy as well as the richness of her blood. However, her human DNA makes her an unacceptable mate. Yet how can Gerrod turn her away when she alone has satisfied his blood-starvation for the first time in a hundred-and-fifty-years?


Book 2 – EMBRACE THE MAGIC: Buy Individually for $2.99
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When a blood rose enters Mastyr Ethan’s world, will he succumb to his wildest needs or lose her forever to an enemy intent on possessing her at all costs? Ethan, mastyr vampire of Bergisson Realm, never thought to find his blood rose, the one woman who could ease the blood-starvation he’s endured for decades. But Samantha carries a surprising level of power as her newly discovered fae heritage emerges. As desire rises, and Ethan finds himself drawn into the web of his driving, relentless need for Samantha, will he be able to embrace his blood rose or will his guilt over the past prevent him from living life to the fullest?


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Mastyr Quinlan pursues the artist, Batya, with only one thing in mind, yet discovers that his desire for her is just the beginning of an earth-shattering affair… Quinlan must keep Grochaire Realm safe from the enemy at all costs. As ruler of his realm, a woman has no permanent place in his day-to-day existence. But when his lust takes him to Batya’s bedroom, he soon discovers he’s deep into a powerful experience that threatens to blow his life apart. And as an ancient fae attacks Batya’s gallery, he launches into protector mode and quickly finds himself embroiled — body, soul, and fangs — with a woman he’d only meant to bed a couple of times.

The Blood Rose Series has passionate, hot, paranormal romances, featuring vampires, werewolves and fae set in the world of the Blood Rose.

Caris Roane is the author of eighty-one published works, thirty-one of which are paranormal romances featuring tortured warrior vampires in desperate need of worthy women.



Recently Released Boxed Set

Arch Through Time Box Set #1

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Scottish Time Travel Romances

by Katy Baker

File Size: 4567 KB

Print Length: 565 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publication Date: January 31, 2018

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B078XRZ7XK

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Discover adventure, danger, love and passion in sixteenth-century Scotland in these three enthralling time-travel romances.
The first three full-length instalments of the Arch Through Time Series featuring sexy highland warriors and the feisty women who capture their hearts.

How far would you go for true love?


Dreams of a Highlander (Book 1)

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Darcy Greenway has no time for love. As a dedicated veterinarian her career and her patients come first. But since the death of her parents she’s been running, searching. She just doesn’t know what for.

On a much-needed vacation to Scotland she walks under a natural archway on the shore of a loch and finds herself catapulted into the sixteenth century…and right into the middle of a clan war.

Stranded in a world of danger and passion, Darcy finds herself drawn to Quinn MacFarlane, the brave Scottish warrior who swears to protect her. But Quinn has secrets of his own. Haunted by his failure to save his brother, his vow might be the very thing that keeps them apart. Because he’ll protect her from everyone – even himself.

With enemies closing in, Darcy must make a choice. Should she return home or should she risk her heart on her dream of a Highlander?


Touch of a Highlander (Book 2)

511j19xrodL__SY346_Gretchen Matthews is a woman on a mission. Haunted by the disappearance of her friend, Gretchen is determined to discover the truth. So when a strange old woman gives her a cryptic clue to her friend’s whereabouts, Gretchen packs her bags and heads to Scotland.

But things aren’t as simple as she’d hoped. When she steps through a stone archway on a wind-swept hillside she realizes that to find her friend she must travel not only thousands of miles but hundreds of years into the past – and avert a clan war in the process.

Lost in a world of passion and peril, Gretchen is rescued by Ewan Murray, a brave Scottish warrior. He just might hold the key to everything: finding her friend, averting a war – and unlocking Gretchen’s heart.

But Ewan Murray has demons of his own. Returning to his clan after years of exile, he is eager to build a new life for himself. But with enemies all around, Ewan isn’t sure who to trust – including Gretchen. Does the dark-haired beauty hold the key to his future? Or the destruction of his clan?

And can they figure it out in time to avert a war that will destroy all they hold dear?


Echoes of a Highlander (Book 3)

518FCJWyS7L__SY346_Lucy Jennings has given up on love. She gave her heart once and had it shattered. Now she finds solace in music, dreaming of getting her break. So when an eccentric old woman offers her a place on an orchestral tour to Scotland, Lucy jumps at the chance.

But she soon learns to be careful what she wishes for. When she falls through a stone archway in a ruined Scottish castle she finds herself thrown back in time five hundred years —and right into the path of Andrew Harris, a brooding highland laird.

Adrift in a world of intrigue and danger, Lucy finds herself drawn to the enigmatic warrior. He just might hold the answers she seeks: to solving a riddle, saving a life— and healing Lucy’s heart.

But Andrew Harris is broken. Plagued by guilt following the death of his family, he struggles to trust anyone. Lucy Jennings might just change that—if he dares to take the risk.

Can Lucy and Andrew heal each other? And will they realize what they truly desire before it’s too late?

Buy this time-travel highlander romance boxed set collection for spell-binding adventures you won’t want to put down!



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