Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Her Wild Highlander by Emma Prince


Her Wild Highlander by Emma Prince
Highland Bodyguards, Book 8
Publisher: Emma Prince (May 2018)
408 pages, eBook (provided by Author for review)
Book Rating: 5 Stars
Sensuality: Red Heart

Kieran has built an impenetrable wall around himself due to a loss that he has been unable to get past, but Vivienne threatens to break through that wall despite harboring secrets of her own. These two fight the attraction and keep their secrets for  a long while, but even still the attraction and chemistry is undeniable from the beginning. I wish they could have come to their senses a bit sooner and just focused on presenting a united front against dangers coming their way. Loved the ending! I’m excited to read Niall and Mairin’s story in the next book in the series!

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Surrender to the Scot by Emma Prince


Surrender to the Scot by Emma Prince
Highland Bodyguards, Book 7
Publisher: Emma Prince (February 2018)
352 pages, eBook (provided by Author for review)
Book Rating: 5 Stars
Sensuality: Red Heart

Jerome’s spent his whole life fighting to get out from under the black smear of his father’s traitorous deeds, so the last thing he needs is a woman distracting him from proving his worth by completing his important mission for the King. But Elaine keeps cropping up and perhaps her presence is more support and vital assistance than distraction. Loved these characters, and the amusing journey they are forced to embark on together, while dodging imminent peril at every turn. Fast-paced, riveting read! I’m excited to read Kieran and Vivienne’s story in the next book, Her Wild Highlander! Can’t wait!

Sunday, April 22, 2018

His Highland Lass by Celeste Barclay


His Highland Lass by Celeste Barclay
The Clan Sinclair, Book 1
Publisher: Celeste Barclay (April 2018)
157 pages, eBook (provided by Author for review)
Book Rating: 4 Stars
Sensuality: Red Heart

Mairghread is promised to his stepbrother, but Tristan decides he’d rather have her for himself. Now he just needs to convince her and her family that he is worthy of her. The attempts at recreating local dialect and incorporating some historical terminology were a little over the top at times, but once you get past that, this is a really good story. I loved the characters! The interaction between the many Sinclair brothers and their sister’s suitor was great and at times very comical. Mairghread and Tristan face many obstacles as they attempt to secure her father’s consent to the match, and I loved how determined they were to stand by each other through it all. Fun read, and I look forward to further tales from the Sinclair family!

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Frost Fire by Emma Layne

Frost Fire by Emma Layne
Ice Drake Series, Book 2
Publisher: Emma Layne (January 2018)
255 pages, eBook (provided by Author for review)
Book Rating: 5 Stars
Sensuality: Red Heart


With Earth unknowingly under the threat of impact with a destructive asteroid, the rest of the universe has decided to secretly loot its resources before it’s wiped out. Blaze and his brothers have been sent on one such mission, looking to mine resources desperately needed by their planet, and they find shelter at an inn nearby the mine. Blaze is used to having women pant after him, so being rejected by Molly, the little studious bookworm, rubs him the wrong way. What started out as a challenge to woo the reluctant woman, turned into something he’d never have fathomed. Good read! Blaze was an interesting character, and I liked Molly better than Amy (the heroine in the first book of this series). Can’t wait to see the remaining brothers succumb to their pairings. Eager to move on to the next, and I look forward to reading Snow Fire! I hope to see it out soon!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Cold Fire by Emma Layne

Cold Fire by Emma Layne
Ice Drake Series, Book 1
Publisher: Emma Layne (November 2017)
240 pages, eBook (provided by Author for review)
Book Rating: 5 Stars
Sensuality: Red Heart


With Earth unknowingly under the threat of impact with a destructive asteroid, the rest of the universe has decided to secretly loot it’s resources before it’s wiped out. Faro and his brothers have been sent on one such mission, looking to mine resources desperately needed by their planet, and they find shelter at an inn nearby the mine—only the pretty innkeeper is proving an unexpected and unwanted distraction. Faro can’t help but feel drawn to Amy, but his many secrets make it difficult to get close to her. Faro was an amusing, sometimes over-the-top alpha character, and I enjoyed his banter with both Amy and his brothers. Lots of interesting characters at play here, and I can’t wait to read their stories. It ends on a bit of a cliff hanger, but the essential question was settled at the end, so that was enough for me. Eager to move on to Faro’s brothers, and I look forward to reading Blaze and Molly’s story, Frost Fire, coming out January 2018!

Fire Starter by Emma Layne

Fire Starter by Emma Layne
Ice Drake Series, Prequel
Publisher: Emma Layne (November 2017)
10 pages, eBook (available from the Author's website)
Book Rating: 4 Stars
Sensuality: White Heart


Quick little intro to the Ice Drake World, offering a taste of one of the main characters from the first book and a bit of background info on their mission in going to Earth.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

The Bastard Laird’s Bride by Emma Prince

The Bastard Laird’s Bride by Emma Prince
Highland Bodyguards, Book 6
Publisher: Emma Prince (November 2017)
390 pages, eBook (provided by Author for review)
Book Rating: 5 Stars
Sensuality: Red Heart


Reid’s lived under the cloud of his illegitimate birth his whole life, but due to unusual circumstances he became Laird anyway. He feels a need to stabilize his standing by having a legitimate heir of his own, so, the last thing he needs is an arranged marriage with a kidnapped English bride, especially one that is determined to enter the convent to be a scribe. Corinne is blinded by her one track mind in the beginning, but once she comes to terms with her fate, she and Reid are awesome together. They both have demons and insecurities, and they help each other to be stronger. So many great secondary characters! I hope to see more of Reid’s brother, Fillan, in future stories! Great series!