Saturday, May 29, 2010

In Bed with a Stranger

In Bed With A Stranger In Bed With A Stranger by Mary Wine

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I had read "In the Warrior's Bed", the story of Cullen McJames, prior to reading "In Bed with a Stranger" which is the story of his older brother Brodick McJames. It didn't really matter, but I prefer to read books in sequence.
This is another great read from Mary Wine and I will keenly await further releases from this author.
My favourite genre, Scottish Warrior weds English blueblood....or so he thinks.
Very fast flowing and easy to read. More great hot debauching to keep your toes warm on these cold winter nights.

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In the Warrior's Bed

In The Warrior's Bed In The Warrior's Bed by Mary Wine

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Great book. I read "In the Warrior's Bed" first, and its actually the sequel to "In Bed with a Stranger". Its a pet hate of mine because I really do prefer to read books in order.
I really enjoyed this love story. Set in Scotland a typical setting wherein the male hero falls for the rival clans daughter. Not bogged down with all the politics of clan wars, its a very fast flowing easy read. Oh and did I mention the very hot and steamy chamber romps. Will keep you warm on a cold winter's night for sure.
This book left me eager to read more of Mary Wine's books. I was very pleased to see that Keir McQuade's story is due for release in August 2010. Will mark it in my calendar.

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Friday, May 21, 2010

On a Highland Shore

On a Highland Shore On a Highland Shore by Kathleen Givens

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Loved loved loved this book. I couldn't put it down. The main hero of the story, Gannon MacMagnus seems to be cut from the same mould as Jamie Fraser from Diana Gabaldon's Cross Stitch series, who just happens to be my favourite ever Scottish highland hero. Set in the early 12th century I learned a little more of Scotland's history and thoroughly enjoyed all of it.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Bride of the Beast

Bride of the Beast (MacKenzie Series, #2) Bride of the Beast by Sue-Ellen Welfonder

My rating: 2 of 5 stars
I am looking forward to this book as I really loved Sir Marmaduke in "Devil in a Kilt".

That was my comment 2 days ago, and am now feeling quite disappointed after reading book 2 in this series. It really lacked a bit of everything I look for in a Scottish Highlands romance. The story just didn't flow for me and I just didn't feel any connection or affection for the characters. It was a bit messy really.

I have the third book in the series and will have a go, but if its no better I don't think I'll continue on.

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Devil in a Kilt

Devil in a Kilt (MacKenzie Series, #1) Devil in a Kilt by Sue-Ellen Welfonder

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This one deserves a little more than 3 stars, but not quite 4. I love a good Scottish Highland romance and this one really ticks all the boxes. I enjoyed it enough that I will continue on with the series. I really enjoyed the characters in this story, not just the hero and heroine, but supporting characters as well. I found the ending lacked a little and it was almost as if it was rushed. If you enjoy romance set in the Scottish Highlands then I highly recommend you read "Devil in a Kilt".

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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Captive of Sin

Captive of Sin Captive of Sin by Anna Campbell

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Can't quite decide how many stars I wanted to give this book. At times I felt it deserved 5 stars and other times I felt I could only give it 3. I really enjoyed reading the story of Gideon and Charis and had great difficulty in putting it down, yet towards the end I felt certain moments fell a bit flat, as though it had been finished in a rush. One thing I can't fault is the connection you feel with the characters, particularly with Gideon. Definitely worth the read.

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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Highland Captive

Elfkings Lady Elfkings Lady by Hannah Howell

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
After reading a few Highland romance tales that were disappointing it was nice to come across one that I really enjoyed. I really enjoyed the characters in this novel and have my fingers crossed that the author has written or will write some romance for some of the background characters.
Definitely worth reading if you enjoy a bit of highland romance.

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