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  • Taking a bit of a hiatus, well, sort of. I’ve joined an instagram group that will be starting a Bridgerton reread on the 26th and it will last until Bridgerton airs on December 25th. 8 books, and 8 weeks of reading and discussion So, I’ll still be reading, I just won’t be doing my usual reviews on new books/books that are new to me. I will probably still post my thoughts during my rereads as I go along, might even consider doing some more moodboards!

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    The Cowboy Who Saved Christmas

    Three authors ~ Three Historical Heartwarming Holiday Romances ~

    FATHER GOOSE by Jodi Thomas

    The first time I read a book with a similar plot might have been one written by Neville Shute and it took place in Europe during a war. I have read a few since then and each on was memorable in its own way. I do love this storyline and this author’s historical romances have never let me down. I loved Trapper, Emery and all five girls. Absolutely loved this story and would love to know how all of the characters are doing in the future!

    THE MISTLETOE PROMISE by Sharla Lovelace

    Second chances do happen sometimes, and this story gives Josie and Benjamin a second chance to get it right. I felt deeply for both main characters and really hoped they would manage to get their HEA by the end of the story. They were well matched and deserved to be together. Another great story by one of my favorite authors.

    CHRISTMAS ROAD by Scarlett Dunn

    This was a new author to me, and I did enjoy her story. Epidemics could decimate communities and this story dealt with the aftermath of Yellow Fever. This was a story of family, loss, community, caring and finding happy endings for children and adults.

    All three provided adventure, romance, wonderful characters, and a healthy dose of Christmas magic.

    Did I enjoy this book? Yes

    Would I read more by these authors? Definitely!

    Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for the ARC – This is my honest review.

    5 Stars




    In these Texas-set stories of romance and adventure, the Civil War is over, Christmas is coming—and it’s time for three rugged fighters to become lovers…

    FATHER GOOSE by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jodi Thomas

    Dispirited by war, when Trapper Morgan accepts a job hauling five little rich girls to Dallas, all he cares about is the money. He doesn’t expect they’ll awaken his spirit—or that their intriguing nursemaid, Carolina, will awaken his heart. And when danger strikes as Christmas Eve nears, he definitely doesn’t expect Carolina and the girls to risk their lives—for him …(NOTE: In the ARC the woman who came to care for the girls was named Emery.)

    THE MISTLETOE PROMISE by Sharla Lovelace
    A catastrophic storm, an ailing herd, and a failing cattle ranch have left Texas rancher Josie Bancroft in danger of losing everything her father worked for. Still, she’d rather die than merge with her neighbor rancher Benjamin Mason, the man who broke her heart years ago, on Christmas Eve. As old sparks fly and secrets are revealed, however, Ben is determined to help Josie—and prove that this time around can be different. That the misunderstandings of Christmas past need not define their future…

    CHRISTMAS ROAD by Scarlett Dunn
    Yellow Fever has hit Clint Mitchum’s Texas hometown and taken his father and siblings, leaving Clint ever more cynical. Racing homeward to be by his mother’s side, Clint finds only a note from her, asking that he help her caregiver, a young woman named Amelia. Assuming his mother has passed, in his grief Clint ventures out to search for Amelia—and finds the best of gifts—just in time for Christmas…

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  • “Memory of Chang’an” (Ming Yue x Li Qian)

    #li qian has a very beautiful long hair xD #memory of chang'an #shi yi chang'an: ming yue ji shi you #prince don't do this #please don't my prince #donghua#historical romance#shoujo#my gif
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  • Reread : Suddenly You by Lisa Kleypas


    I found it’s challenging for me to find a satisfying read on romance. I prefer stand alone more, so Suddenly You is perfect for a reread. Although not everyone seems to put a great liking on Suddenly You, but I grew to kind of like it. Less unnecessary dramatic side characters or complicated parents issues. I like the men in this story as we have Jack and Charles. Both are gentlemen! Amanda Briars, a 30 year old lady, was an insecure wreck ((which at first I was not fond of her but after rereading, I got where did it came from)).

    Younger men courting older women is not my cup of tea scenario. It highlighted Amanda being 30 but we didn’t know Jack’s. Nevertheless, Jack’s age was revealed only later so it didn’t make things awkward for me as he was decent enough at his age (and appreciative too).

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    His Lordship’s Master

    By Samantha SoRelle

    Scotland 1818

    Still reeling from the horrific events in London, Alfie thinks Balcarres House, the seat of his earldom, will be just the place to recover. But unexplained noises in the night, figures that vanish into thin air, and ghostly  tales of the infamous Wicked Master all make for a less-than-restful stay. When one of the household turns up dead, matters only get worse. 

    While Alfie tries to solve this mystery, his lover Dominick struggles to fit into his new station in life. It feels like the mud from the slums still sticks to his fine new clothes. He begins to worry that he’ll never be able to stand by Alfie’s side, and about what will happen when Alfie realises the same.

    But Balcarres House holds secrets that cry out for blood. If Alfie and Dominick aren’t careful, they may become the next ghosts trapped within its walls. 

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    She’s the account director at an advertising company. He’s an award-winning copywriter who has been headhunted to work at the company.

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    Architect suddenly has custody of his young son. She’s a failed actress in need of a job for the holiday season, offers to babysit for the new workaholic dad in town.

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  • I also need like a really good speak easy name. I’m thinking Midnight Music, but it sounds kinda cheesy. But it’s basically a romance novel, so I figured the title was fitting. 

    But at the same time….

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  • By far the funniest consequence of quarantine stress has been a weird emotional investment in those ridiculous ahistorical romance novels

    #art#my art#historical romance#it's absurd#regency#esque #regency in theory #half the fun is grousing at my friends about all the ways its completely off the wall #sorry to my friends haha #I actually kind of like how this came out
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    She’s a country music star. He’s her new bodyguard (cop turned private security)

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  • Do people still use Tumblr? My inexplicable activity notice emails suggest that yes, apparently they do. Hello people. 

    Still not sure what if anything I’m going to do with this blog but I just finished Elizabeth Hoyt’s THE RAVEN PRINCE and fuck me that was some good romance. OMG. Like, girlish squealing, kicking your feet perfection. 

    But please don’t leave breakable decorations around Edward, because I kept a running tally and in the game of Edward vs The Decor it was a total shutout. 

    Someday he will trip on some small decorative element, fall on his face, and the decor shall have its revenge. 

    #elizabeth hoyt #the raven prince #historical romance#romance novels #anyway hey there I am still alive #the pendulum is swinging back towards romance after my long stay in horror land #blog psa
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    Definitely want to get to this romance soon. I really enjoyed book one but now that my library isn’t enforcing due dates for physical books, this has lowered in priority. Hopefully I’ll get a break in class work soon and be able to start this!

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  • read in 2020 📖 A Rogue of One’s Own by Evie Dunmore

    “Your stubborn courage humbles me. Your rage inspires me. You are like a storm moving through, rearranging whomever you touch in your wake - imagine the trouble we could cause if we joined forces. But I digress. When you look at me, I know you look right into me, because it is what you do - you look deeply. You prefer truth over comfort. And believe me, I’m in need of a woman who laughs in the face of ugly, for there is some darkness in my soul. But my heart, blackened as it is, is yours, and only yours, until you stop desiring it. And it shall be yours even then.”

    #a rogue of one's own #a league of extraordinary women #litedit#romanceedit#historical romance#dailylit#evie dunmore#romance#my edits #read in 2020 meme #this book was A M A Z I N G
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  • LGBTQIA+ Historical Romance Novels w/ Ghosts, Vampires, and Other Gothic Delights!

    Graveyard Sparrow by Kayla Bashe (f/f)

    Katriona Sparrow, dubbed the Mad Heiress by most of London’s upper class, is the deceptively fragile ward of a foreign nobleman. She can’t stand making small talk with strangers, but she’s unparalleled when it comes to deciphering the dead. On a routine investigation, though, something goes horribly wrong, leaving Katriona catatonic in an upscale hospital and a serial killer with an artistic bent stalking London’s most vulnerable.

    Enter Anthea Garlant, a young witch and academic ostracized from polite society for traveling the world without a chaperone.

    She devises magical accommodations to protect Katriona from the side effects of her abilities — but as she grows more and more attached to the other woman, her professional façade begins to slip. Will they be able to stop the man who turns beautiful dead women into works of art — the man who is closer to Katriona than anyone suspects?

    In The Valley of the Earth by RR Pearl (The Watchers #1)
    The only thing more dangerous than their chemistry…is their enemies!
    Mild-mannered Xenoarcheologist Dr. Alec Coimhead and his best friend, Dr. Clemy Armistead, are certain that they have just found the ancient location of an apocryphal battle between demons and angels. Whisked away on a rollicking adventure, Alec finds himself under the watchful eye of Rafe, a taciturn mountain of a man with a mysterious past.

    Working with the enigmatic Praesidium, which claims to have protected humanity for generations, Alec clashes with his ethereally handsome bodyguard. As the New Watchers pursue the rambunctious pair across the globe, Alec and Rafe will have to battle ancient terrors and mythical creatures come to life. Racing to the ancient tomb of a fallen angel, Alec and Rafe may lose it all - and each other - to save the world. The Watchers: In The Valleys Of The Earth is the first book in an MM Action Adventure paranormal romance series.

    Heart of Stone by Johannes T. Evans

    The year is 1764, and following a glowing recommendation from his last employer, Henry Coffey, vampire, takes on a new personal secretary: young Theophilus Essex.
    The man is quite unlike any secretary - or any man, for that matter - that Henry has ever met.

    ‘Heart of Stone’ is a slowly unfolding period romance between a vampire and his inimitably devoted clerk: lushly depicted in flowing, lovingly appended prose, we follow the slow understanding these two men grasp of one another, and the cross of their two worlds into each other’s.

    Henry Coffey, immortal and ever-oscillating between periods of delighted focus upon his current passion project, is charming, witty, and seems utterly incapable of closing his mouth for more than a few moments; in contrast, Theophilus Essex is quiet and keenly focused, adopting an ever-flat affect, but as time goes on, he relaxes in his employer’s presence.

    Craving resounding intimacy but with an ever aware of the polite boundaries for their situation, Coffey and Essex perform a slow dance as they grow closer to one another, and find themselves entangled.

    The Strange Case of the Big Sur Benefactor by Jess Faraday (f/f and m/m)

    Billiwack, California, 1884. When translator Rosetta Stein comes across her rival, Bartholomew Vincent, under attack by weird, raven-headed man-beasts behind the infamous Puckered Rosebud Gentleman’s Club, she senses opportunity. She rescues him in exchange for a crack at the commission he stole from under her nosea strangely inscribed artifact found by Big Sur bigwig George Taylor Granville in the Santa Lucia mountains. Misfortune has stalked Vincent from the moment he took on the project, and he’s only too happy to share it. In the meantime, a lady marshal has come to Billiwack, investigating rumors of strange, unlicensed weapons, and she can’t seem to decide if she’d rather kiss Rosetta or arrest her. And Vincent is suffering romantic complications of his own, in the forms of Rosetta’s charming layabout brother, and an amorous professor who won’t take God, no! for an answer.

    The Harvest Moon by Joshua Ian (Darkly Enchanted Romance #1)

    England, 1834.
    On the night of a harvest moon, in the shadows of late autumn, Malcolm comes across a quaint village tucked away in the forest. It seems the perfect spot for a weary traveller to lay his head, and maybe find a little company. But there is dark magic afoot, and lots of local gossip swirls around the seductive titian-haired weaver, Daniel. All Malcolm seeks is a night’s pleasure. He never suspected he would have to worry about losing his life. Or his heart.

    The Ghost of Hillcomb Hall by Joshua Ian (Darkly Enchanted #2)

    England, 1910.
    Landscape designer Jonas Laurence arrives at the cheerless and fog enswathed Hillcomb Hall, home to the Earl of Stanley and his family, to renovate their crumbling gardens. With a great storm crashing all around, his time is at the mercy of the house’s odd and mysterious occupants. Captivated by the hauntingly attractive portrait of Lord Stanley’s ancestor, which constantly seems to watch and taunt him, Jonas’s dreams become weird and distressing. And his waking moments are consumed by the strange stories and weird atmosphere of the manor estate. Ghostly visits in the night leave Jonas no choice but to accept his attraction to the otherworldly spirit from the painting. But is this affaire de coeur real? Or it all just a trick of the mind, a sinister game being played by the inhabitants of Hillcomb Hall?

    Kinship and Kindness (Paranormal Society Romance Book One) by Kara Jorgensen (transmac MC)

    Bennett Reynard needs one thing: to speak to the Rougarou about starting a union for shifters in New York City before the delegation arrives. When his dirigible finally lands in Louisiana, he finds the Rougarou is gone and in his stead is his handsome son, Theo, who seems to care for everyone but himself. Hoping he can still petition the Rougarou, Bennett stays only to find he is growing dangerously close to Theo Bisclavret.

    Theo Bisclavret thought he had finally come to terms with never being able to take his father’s place as the Rougarou, but with his father stuck in England and a delegation of werewolves arriving in town, Theo’s quiet life is thrown into chaos as he and his sister take over his duties. Assuming his father’s place has salted old wounds, but when a stranger arrives offering to help, Theo knows he can’t say no, even if Mr. Reynard makes him long for things he had sworn off years ago.

    As rivals arrive to challenge Theo for power and destroy the life Bennett has built, they know they must face their greatest fears or risk losing all they have fought for. With secrets threatening to topple their worlds, can Theo and Bennett let down their walls before it’s too late?

    The Death Under the Dark Arches by Selina Kray (Stoker and Bash #3)
    Sing a song of sixpence
    A stage full of fright
    One two-faced blackbird
    Won’t last the night

    When a phantom presence lures Hieronymus Bash into a deadly game, threatening to kill one of the players at his beloved Gaiety Theater each day until famed actor Horace Beastly returns to the stage, London’s premier consulting detective is on the case. The trouble? Horace Beastly is Hiero’s alter ego and the true object of this murderous obsession. When the current star of the show is struck down, Hiero has to risk everything by stealing back the spotlight.

    After a golden summer together, DI Tim Stoker would do everything in his power to protect the man he loves. But a specter from his own past proves an unexpected, and perhaps fatal, distraction.

    Scheming prima donnas, grudge-fuelled critics, and an axe-wielding theater ghost are all out for blood. Will Hiero and Tim unmask this menace before the final curtain call, or are they past the point of no return?

    Secrets of Milan by Edale Lane (The Night Flyer Trilogy #2) (f/f)

    Some secrets are meant to stay hidden.

    While Florentina as the Night Flyer searches for a mysterious underworld organization that has attempted to murder the woman she loves, Maddie struggles to deal with the danger Florentina is courting. Her brother, Alessandro, has become the most prominent merchant of Milan, but the Night Flyer uncovers a secret so shocking it could destroy them all.

    Secrets of Milan is the second book in Edale Lane’s Night Flyer Trilogy, a tale of power, passion, and payback in Renaissance Italy.

    The Gentleman Attraction: a short victorian mm paranormal romance by Connor Peterson

    Emerson Mallory never mixes business and pleasure. His eyes might wander but he certainly wouldn’t risk his professional reputation over a tryst. Not even for a silver-haired scoundrel who clearly knows his way around a bedroom and makes his heart race with just one look.

    When a flirtatious train ride turns into a weekend in close quarters, Bennet Clarke doesn’t agree that it would be best to leave their attraction at the door. He gave up worrying about human sensibilities the night he became a vampire centuries ago, and right now he wants more than one taste of Emerson’s charm and unnerving ability to see past his cavalier masks.

    Their host has a few secrets of their own and a madcap plan that requires Emerson to enlist Bennet’s help. When the inevitable happens, Emerson begins to think that maybe Bennet’s way of looking at things isn’t so bad. Bennet, however, is faced with a dilemma. Keep up the ruse, or confess that Emerson has no idea who he’s gotten involved with.

    Amidst the flurry of activity surrounding their host, the two men will have to keep their affair secret, plan a successful party, and decide if forever is too much to ask.

    The Faerie Hounds of York by Arden Powell

    England, 1810. The north is governed by a single rule. Faerie will take as it pleases.

    William Loxley is cursed. A pale and monstrous creature haunts his dreams, luring him from London to the desolate, grey landscape of his forgotten childhood. There, it will use him to open a door to Faerie—a fate that will trap Loxley in that glittering, heathen otherworld forever.

    His only hope of escaping the creature’s grasp lies with John Thorncress, a dark and windswept stranger met on the moors. The longer Loxley stays in Thorncress’ company, the harder it becomes to fight his attraction to the man. Such attraction can only end in heartbreak—or the noose.

    But Thorncress has his own bleak ties to Faerie. They come creeping in with the frost, their howls carrying on the winter wind. If Thorncress’ past catches up with him before they can break the curse, then Loxley will not only lose his soul.
    He’ll lose Thorncress, too.

    Best Laid Plaids by Ella Stainton (Kilty Pleasures #1) 

    Scotland, 1928
    Dr. Ainsley Graham is cultivating a reputation as an eccentric.
    Two years ago, he catastrophically ended his academic career by publicly claiming to talk to ghosts. When Joachim Cockburn, a WWI veteran studying the power of delusional thinking, arrives at his door, Ainsley quickly catalogues him as yet another tiresome Englishman determined to mock his life’s work.
    But Joachim is tenacious and openhearted, and Ainsley’s intrigued despite himself. He agrees to motor his handsome new friend around to Scotland’s most unmistakable hauntings. If he can convince Joachim, Ainsley might be able to win back his good name and then some. He knows he’s not crazy—he just needs someone else to know it, too.

    Joachim is one thesis away from realizing his dream of becoming a psychology professor, and he’s not going to let anyone stop him, not even an enchanting ginger with a penchant for tartan and lewd jokes. But as the two travel across Scotland’s lovely—and definitely, definitely haunted—landscape, Joachim’s resolve starts to melt. And he’s beginning to think that an empty teaching post without the charming Dr. Graham would make a very poor consolation prize indeed…

    Where There’s a Kilt, There’s a Way by Ella Stainton (Kilty Pleasures #2)

    Sweden, 1930
    Two years ago, Dr. Ainsley Graham proved the existence of ghosts, and fell in love–hard to top that. But a trip to Sweden to research at a prestigious University for the summer is nothing to sneeze at, especially since his partner, psychologist Joachim Cockburn, will be teaching alongside him. A change of scenery might be just the thing.

    Their idyllic trip to Sweden is interrupted by a ghost with a proclivity for rude hand gestures and graphic curse words–and a ghastly history begging to be investigated. Life among the living is complicated, too, by a gruff professor who can’t take his eyes off Ainsley, and an enticing new job offer for Joachim.
    What starts as an adventurous trip abroad turns into mayhem, murder, and…a magical moose? And everyone–well, perhaps not the moose–is a suspect in the death of the ghostly young man who brings them

    together to expose secrets, loves lost, and a crime that will shock them all.
    The Harp and the Sea by Lou Sylvre and Anne Barwell (Magic in the Isles #1)
    In 1605, Robbie Elliot—a Reiver and musician from the Scottish borders—nearly went to the gallows. The Witch of the Hermitage saved him with a ruse, but weeks later, she cursed him to an ethereal existence in the sea. He has seven chances to come alive, come ashore, and find true love. For over a century, Robbie’s been lost to that magic; six times love has failed. When he washes ashore on the Isle of Skye in 1745, he’s arrived at his last chance at love, his last chance at life.

    Highland warrior Ian MacDonald came to Skye for loyalty and rebellion. He’s lost once at love, and stands as an outsider in his own clan. When Ian’s uncle and laird sends him to lonely Skye to hide and protect treasure meant for Bonnie Prince Charlie’s coffers, he resigns himself to a solitary life—his only companion the eternal sea. Lonely doldrums transform into romance and mystery when the tide brings beautiful Robbie Elliot and his broken harp ashore.

    A curse dogs them, enemies hunt them, and war looms over their lives. Robbie and Ian will fight with love, will, and the sword. But without the help of magic and ancient gods, will it be enough to win them a future together?

    Starcrossed by Allie Therin (Magic in Manhattan #2)

    When everything they’ve built is threatened, only their bond remains…
    1925 New York

    Psychometric Rory Brodigan’s life hasn’t been the same since the day he met Arthur Kenzie. Arthur’s continued quest to contain supernatural relics that pose a threat to the world has captured Rory’s imagination—and his heart. But Arthur’s upper-class upbringing still leaves Rory worried that he’ll never measure up, especially when Arthur’s aristocratic ex arrives in New York.
    For Arthur, there’s only Rory. But keeping the man he’s fallen for safe is another matter altogether. When a group of ruthless paranormals throw the city into chaos, the two men’s strained relationship leaves Rory vulnerable to a monster from Arthur’s past.

    With dark forces determined to tear them apart, Rory and Arthur will have to draw on every last bit of magic up their sleeves. And in the end, it’s the connection they’ve formed without magic that will be tested like never before.

    Automata by Hayden Thorne (Curiosities #2)

    A disastrous incident at a ball in St. Jude threatens to undo Alexej Sauveterre, and his protective adoptive family whisk him off to San Marco, a mythical and romantic city in the water. Born sickly, young Alexej has grown up resigned to the fact that only his family’s immense wealth makes him barely palatable to other gentlemen seeking partners.

    The family’s sojourn in San Marco at first promises a much-needed distraction to Alexej when his older brother introduces him to an aristocratic inventor of automata as well as an old school friend who now tours the European continent as a classical pianist. Baseless hope and heartbreak, however, seem to follow Alexej everywhere.

    Alexej’s fascination for automata and his hopeless infatuation with Briant Cousineau draw the attention of an entity from the otherworld, one that’s been wandering the globe for unwary souls to claim through cursed wishes. San Marco’s winged lion summons the city’s supernatural guardians in answer, and in the midst of glittering balls, magical clockwork puppets, and lonely dreams, a terrifying fight for Alexej’s soul darkens the streets of a fading city.

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    The Highland Laird by Amy Jarecki

    Lords of the Highlands #8

    Emma Grant may not have had eyesight her entire life, but all of her other senses are superior to most. She has learned many skills and is capable of much although her brother still sees her as fragile and in need of care and protection. There is one man  that befriended her when they were both children that treats her as if she is normal only letting her know he is there should she need him and that is Laird Ciar MacDougall, her brother’s friend and ally. The blurb pretty much spells out what will happen in the story and yet there is much more to it than what is in the blurb. Will the two realize that they might have more than friendship if they allow themselves…and if circumstances permit? Probably ;)

    What I liked:

    * Emma: strong, resilient, capable, able to do more than most believe she can. She is a force to be reckoned with. I liked her.

    * Ciar: big, strong, wise, a beast in battle, loving and tender with those he loves. He is perfect for Emma.

    * Albert: a superior dog with the ability to assist Emma once he is trained

    * Sam: a good lad that I hope will appear in a future book

    * The abilities that Emma has acquired from knitting to lock  picking – and the skills she would love to learn if given the chance

    * Emma’s ability to state what she wants and to reach out for them

    * Ciar’s loyalty, love, tenderness and care for Emma – also his honorable side and desire to see justice done

    * Emma’s family in spite of their sometimes overprotectiveness

    * The writing, story, and all that took place in the story even if the story did require me to suspend belief at times.

    * All of it except…

    What I did not like:

    * The British…the three liars and thieves as well as their commander

    * Being reminded of how evil occupying forces can be to the people/natives of the lands they occupy

    Did I enjoy this book? Yes

    Would I read more in this series/by this author? Without a doubt!

    Thank you to NetGalley and Forever-Grand Central Publishing for the ARC – This is my honest review.

    4.5 Stars



    Fans of Hannah Howell and Diana Gabaldon will love this Scottish romance that combines a high-stakes action and sizzling romance.

    Emma Grant has been sheltered and underestimated her entire life. Her blindness may set her apart, but she’s just as fierce and loyal as any of her clansmen. So when she catches word that her brother’s best friend is in jail, she doesn’t hesitate to race to the brawny Highlander’s rescue.

    Laird Ciar MacDougall is on a vital mission for Scotland when he witnesses a murder—and then is blamed for the death and thrown into a Redcoat prison to rot. He never thought he’d be broken out by a slip of a lass and her faithful hound. But now they’re outlaws on the run. And as their enemies circle ever closer, he will have to choose between saving his country or the woman who’s captured his heart.

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