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!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Stolen by an Alien by Amanda Milo

Stolen by an Alien by Amanda Milo
Stolen Series, Book 1
Publisher: Amanda Milo (April 2017)
403 pages, eBook (purchased myself for $0.99)
Book Rating: 5 Stars
Sensuality: Red Heart


Angie is abducted by aliens and wakes up to being auctioned off to different aliens intent on violating her, but before they get a chance, she is rescued by Arokh, an alien gladiator. I'm usually not much for science fiction, but I loved this story! The characters were awesome! This is definitely the best thing I've read in a long time. Arokh and all the other aliens assume Angie is a Gryfala (a prized, pampered female alien race) causing even more lost in translation problems then they would have had otherwise, but it made everything just that much more interesting. By the end of the story all the aliens were just people to me (a sign of a great story). I am eagerly moving on to Arokh's brother, Zadeon's story (Rescued by an alien), and am looking forward to more stories (especially Crispin, Dohrein and the seeing-eye dog). Great read!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

The Promise of a Highlander by Emma Prince

The Promise of a Highlander by Emma Prince
Highland Bodyguards, Book 5
Publisher: Emma Prince (June 2017)
411 pages, eBook (provided by Author for review)
Book Rating: 5 Stars
Sensuality: Red Heart


Logan’s been running from his past for years, but rescuing his sister from captivity has given him a reason to turn things around, seek a place in the King’s Bodyguard Corps and fight to keep it, whether he is welcome by the other members or not. And after finding a young woman near death in a snowstorm, he finds he has two women under his protection, his sister Mairin and Helena, an English noblewoman as full of secrets as he is. Helena and Logan help each other to get past their demons and I loved the way they never gave up on each other. I hope to see more of Mairin in future stories, and I can’t wait for Logan’s brother, Reid’s, story! Great series!

A Highland Betrothal by Emma Prince

A Highland Betrothal by Emma Prince
The Forbidden Highlands Anthology
Highland Bodyguards, Book 4.5
Publisher: Dragonblade Publishing, Inc. (April 2017)
75 pages, eBook (purchased myself for $0.99)
Book Rating: 5 Stars
Sensuality: Pink Heart


After a long recovery from a terrible battle wound, Graeme wrote and proposed to his sweetheart, Anna, only to receive no response and he could only assume she no longer wanted him due to his injury and change in circumstances. Not long after he hears she is engaged to another, so he is less than thrilled when he is sent to escort Anna to her new intended. Sweet story of a misunderstanding being corrected before it is too late. Quick read!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Claimed by the Bounty Hunter by Emma Prince

Claimed by the Bounty Hunter by Emma Prince
Highland Bodyguards, Book 4
Publisher: Emma Prince (April 2017)
381 pages, eBook (provided by Author for review)
Book Rating: 5 Stars
Sensuality: Red Heart


After a siege gone horribly wrong, Kirk is left with little passion for the cause, so he is surprised when the King picks him for a special undercover assignment, but the deeper he gets into this assignment the more it seems like just another nightmare leaving him in an impossible situation that there seems no way out of, and unfortunately he’s dragging Lillian along with him in this godforsaken quest. Lillian’s soft-spoken intelligence was very easy to relate to and I really admired her strength. Kirk had his demons, but he could never quite eradicate the good in himself, and Lillian’s presence just accentuated that. I can’t wait for Logan’s story! Great series!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

A Warrior’s Pledge by Emma Prince

A Warrior’s Pledge by Emma Prince
Highland Bodyguards, Book 3
Publisher: Emma Prince (December 2016)
270 pages, eBook (provided by Author for review)
Book Rating: 5 Stars
Sensuality: Red Heart


In order to form an alliance, a marriage has been arranged between a Scottish Laird and an English Nobleman’s daughter, but it seems someone doesn’t want the alliance to go through and the prospective bride is in danger, leading the King to send Finn as a bodyguard to the young woman until she is wed. I loved both main characters, as well as many of the secondary characters in this story—they were all drawn so vividly.  Rosamond was such a sweet, optimistic soul, I couldn’t help but like her. She was always trying to make the best of every situation. Finn wasn’t happy with his mission and carried a heavy dislike for the English in general, but his connection with Rosamond was deep and ever-evolving. It was great to watch him work through the horrors of his past, while opening himself to his future. I’m excited to get to know Kirk in the next story! Great series!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Heart’s Thief by Emma Prince

Heart’s Thief by Emma Prince
Highland Bodyguards, Book 2
Publisher: Emma Prince (September 2016)
295 pages, eBook (provided by Author for review)
Book Rating: 5 Stars
Sensuality: Red Heart

Colin has been sent on a mission hoping to find whoever is intercepting and compromising their missives, but Sabine nearly escapes right from under his nose, setting off a game between the two that turns out to have higher stakes then either of them intended. Both are highly skilled at playing people, but it was interesting seeing them try to work each other. Lots of secrets and misunderstandings about intentions here, but I really liked the two of them together—they had amazing chemistry from the beginning. I’m looking forward to Finn’s story! Can’t wait!