Highlander Romance Novels That’ll Keep Me Warm!

Sunday, December 4th 2016

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Hallo, Ciamar a tha sibh?

Just from that greeting alone, you should already be aware that I am in the mood for some serious Scottish Highland romance novels, and thanks to the publishers in NetGalley, I was able to smoother my Kindle Fire with some much needed Highland romance novels.

I’m not sure why I decided to plunge into the depths of Highland romance novels, but I am just going to claim it’s because of my ever growing frustration in not sailing through my Gaelic language courses. At times I find myself really upset for not sounding exactly like my professors on the first go of a new Gaelic phrase. Then there is the ever present fear that I am going to say a phrase that I have practice so long and hard completely wrong in front of, what might be, the only Gaelic speaker in my area. Whose not a Scot but Irish, which makes me feel even more silly.

With all this built up frustration towards learning a new language of course I need something to release the tension and hopefully inspire me to continue learning Scots Gaelic, for the upcoming language learning school year!

Why not kill two birds with one stone. I need a way to release the ever growing tension caused by my anxiety on my ability to SPEAK to people in another language, in addition to my blog really needs some serious dedicated post. Which I will admit I have been a totally flake on, but in my defiance potty training a 2 year old is much harder than the partnering books claim it would be! Now enough about the potty let me introduce to you the strong, handsome, brave, and ever so stubborn. It seem when it comes to writing a Highland romance, at least one of the Scottish characters needs to be so stubborn that a mule takes great lessons on stubbornness from a Scottish Highlander.

Now that it’s finally December,a with Minot North Dakota is official one of my least favorite places due to the alarming drop in temperature this, and what feels like, every bitter winter season, it’s also the perfect time to read some very warm sizzling romance book before the Winter Solstice.

Now let me introduce you to the Scottish Highlands that are going to keep me warm these cold winter days, brought you by these amazing publisher on NetGalley!

 

The Crown Spire by  Catherine Curzon, Willow Winsham

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Scotland, 1795

When the coach carrying Alice Ingram and her niece, Beth, to Edinburgh is attacked, they’re grateful for the intervention of two mysterious highwaymen who ride to their rescue. Beth is thrilled by the romance of it all, but Alice, fleeing her brutish husband, has had more than enough drama in her life.

As the women find sanctuary in a tavern on the Great North Road, Beth is thrilled to meet Edward Hogan, the roguish publican. Despite the difference in ages and backgrounds, the couple have instant chemistry and when Ed invited Beth to visit his Edinburgh tavern, she resolves to get to know him even better. Yet Beth is also taken with the highwayman who rescued her; after all, there’s something irresistible about a rogue.

Shaken from the attack, Alice grudgingly allows herself to be seen by Doctor James Dillingham, Ed’s best friend. Though Dillingham sees the telltale signs of physical abuse on Alice, she refuses to speak of it. Dillingham is dour and Alice frosty, and the two take an instant dislike to each other, so why does their shared coach journey to Edinburgh the following day seem to sizzle?

Once in Edinburgh, Beth starts secretly spending time with Ed, who she begins to think might know more about those highwaymen than he is letting on. By day, Alice sorts Dillingham’s paperwork at the charity hospital he runs yet by night she sneaks off to meet her own highwayman, travelling the backroads of the city with the masked figure. Slowly, Alice is coming back to life. But will the husband she is fleeing find her out? And will her highwayman come to her rescue again?

Set during the heady days of the Georgian era when bodysnatching and highwaymen were never too far away, The Crown Spire is a thrilling romantic adventure rich with excitement and packed with historical detail.

Tempest in the Highlands (The Scottish Relic Trilogy #3) by May McGoldrick

cover99074-mediumMiranda MacDonnell is on the run. When she inherited a mysterious relic from her mother, she had no idea the dangers it would bring. Now hunted by a relentless foe who will stop at nothing to find her, she has one choice: stow away on the ship of the notorious privateer, Black Hawk.

Rob Hawkins, the half-English privateer known as Black Hawk, has a mission from the Tudor king to find and kill the rogue commander, Sir Ralph Evers. To complete his quest, Hawk must find Miranda, a young woman Evers is pursuing. Caught in a tempest, he is shipwrecked with a “boy” who demonstrates an uncanny ability for saving him. Cast away on the mysterious Isle of the Dead, Hawk realizes that the “boy” traveling with him is actually Miranda MacDonnell and having her means that Evers will come to him. What begins as a ploy —using her as bait—soon changes, however, as he falls in love with her.

Ancient forces are at work, drawing the four possessors of the relic’s power to the Isle of the Dead in the Outer Hebrides for a final battle where good must overcome the forces of evil in this spectacular finale to the Scottish Relic Trilogy.

The Highlander Who Loved Me by Tara Kingston

cover101335-mediumHe may be her fiercest ally…or a scoundrel waiting to betray her.

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.

Highland Vixen (Highland Wedding #2) by Mary Wine 

cover96593-mediumFierce Highland war chief seeks comely lass for fun, frolic, and marriage

Marcus MacPherson is every inch the fearsome Highlander. He’s used to men averting their eyes and women cowering before him. He thinks he’ll eventually settle down with a nice, obedient bride. Instead, he gets Helen Grant… Stubborn as the day is long, fearless and dedicated to raising as much hell as possible, Helen is definitely going to challenge Marcus. And challenge him some more. And then some.

It’s anyone’s guess who’ll win this battle of the heart…

I just finish reading this novel and I gotta say I really loved it! I seem to have this ability to find books in the middle of the series, and of course this was a pure example of it. It is of course, apart of a series, but I read it as a stand alone. I really enjoyed it! I read it so fast that I really regret not delaying my read of it! I truly found a new love through Mary Wine’s Highlander romance novels!

Mar sin leibh dr`asda

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