Never Kiss a Highlander (The McTiernays #6)

Never Kiss a Highlander (The McTiernays) by [Sinclair, Michele]Never Kiss a Highlander

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Author: Michele Sinclair

Series: The McTiernays #6

Print Length: 352 Pages

Publication Date: July 25, 2017


A LASTING PASSION
Elite McTiernay guardsman Hamish MacBrieve is looking for a clean start. But when his brother, laird of Foinaven Castle, leaves the family holdings dangerously unprotected, Hamish has no choice but to return and keep his clansmen safe. And when he does, he discovers that Foinaven’s painful memories have been replaced by the most distracting opportunity for passion.
 
A TIMELESS SEDUCTION
When Mairead MacMhathain learns that the eldest MacBrieve is returning home, she imagines he’ll bring salvation in the form of a powerful army. Instead, the hulking, powerful man she idolized as a girl arrives alone. But now instead of a little sister, Hamish sees her as the woman she has become. And under his heated gaze, despite the danger swirling around them, Mairead finds herself tempted, taunted, and tantalizingly seduced…

Michele Sinclair has written an intriguing world of honor, second chances, and Highlander intrigue. Never Kiss A Highlander is book #6 in The McTiernys’ saga.
This would be my first book and title by Michele Sinclair. I didn’t know this was part of a series. So, these books can be read as a stand-alone to the rest of the titles.

This book was slow in some places but really picked up its paces towards the end. The chemistry between Hamish and Mairead was okay. I will chalk this story up as a feel-good story with a twist of intrigue to make it interesting.

But if you’re a big fan of highlander romance, this would be one for your shelves.

Review

Praise for The McTiernays!
 
“Sinclair entertains with noble self-sacrifice, double deceptions, sizzling attraction, and affectionate meddling.”
Publishers Weekly on Tempting the Highlander

“Once again Sinclair demonstrates her ability to touch readers’ minds and hearts, keeping them enthralled.”
RT Book Reviews on Desiring the Highlander

About the Author

 

Michele SinclairMichele Sinclair is the award-winning author of The Christmas Knight and the McTiernay Brothers series, among other titles. A member of Romance Writers of America, she lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Visit Michele at michelesinclair.com.

Anne Flosnik is an accomplished, multi-award-winning British actress, with lead credits for stage, television, commercials, industrials, voice-overs, and audiobooks. She has garnered three AudioFile Earphones Awards, including for Little Bee by Chris Cleave, and four Audie Award nominations.

 

Knight on the Texas Plains (Texas Heroes )

Knight on the Texas Plains (Texas Heroes) by [Broday, Linda]Knight on the Texas Plains

Series: Texas Heroes #1

Emotional Rating:

Author: Linda Broday

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Print Length: 354 Pages

Publication Date: August 1, 2017


 

He’ll do whatever it takes

To keep them safe

Duel McClain has lost everything he’s ever loved: his wife, his son, his sense of self. But when a strange twist of fate—and a poker game he’ll never forget—leaves an innocent little girl in his care, Duel vows to defend his new family to his very last breath. If only he knew a single thing about taking care of babies…

Just as Duel swears his life can’t get any more complicated, a beautiful woman stumbles into the light of his campfire, desperate for help. Jessie Foltry is hungry, tired, and running for her life. She agrees to help Duel care for the child in exchange for his protection, even as she fights to guard her broken heart. But Duel will do whatever it takes to make Jessie see that the Texas plains have more than one kind of knight, and perhaps their salvation is closer than either of them could have dreamed…

I chose I will attempt to read everything Linda Broday has turning out paving the way to her third book in Men of Legend adventure. To start my central goal, I had the honor and pleasure to read Knight on the Texas Plains. The plot of this story was chilling, without a doubt.

Knight on the Texas Plains opens up with Duel McClain winning not exactly at cards but rather winning a tad bit something a greater amount of the human assortment. That is correct, Duel McClain turn into a moment father, without the hustle of finding a lady.
That is not all, no sooner, Duel won the child in the poker game, he comes across Jessie, a lady of few words and uneasy around men.
As the story advance, we realize why Jessie is so unsteady. That is the point at which we likewise come to discover that Knight on the Texas Plain wasn’t just about the working of a connection between man, woman, and child. But a moralization tale that we have seen all so often in our society to date.

Knight on the Texas Plain brought back a study paper that I’ve composed. Wherefore, the subject didn’t have a happier ending. Knight on the Texas Plains did and with a superior result for Jessie Foltry.

A few things to ask yourself before reading this book and I believe it’s a decent place to end this review.

Does it influence your ethical compass in the event that you see something, and do nothing? Is it accurate to say that you are similarly as blameworthy as the individual who’s playing out the act? Last but certainly not least. Does your action define who you are as a person?

About the Author

Linda Broday

Biography

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author and make her living writing western historical romance.  She lives in the Texas Panhandle on land where the American Indian and Comancheros once roamed. Inspired every single day. She has always been fascinated with cowboys and the American West way of life because to her these men and women embody the spirit and strength, she wants to embody into her characters. Linda’s desire to keep history alive is what drives her the most. Also, those pesky characters in her head that refuse to go away! She can’t imagine writing anything else.
She wishes to touch a reader’s heart in some way and have them coming back for more. If she does that she felt she has accomplished her mission.
Linda Broday  regular contributor at http://www.PetticoatsandPistols.com and blog there every third Tuesday of the month. You can also find her at http://www.casablancaauthors.blogspot.com. “I think it’s important to promote western historical romance any way I can and that’s what I strive to do.””My Best to each of you! May you always find a book that takes you on an unforgettable adventure.” 🙂

Blackthorne’s Bride (Bitter Creek #15)

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Genre: Western

Publisher: Dell

Publication Date: July 25, 2017

Series: Bitter Creek #15

Print Length: 432 pages

Characters: Marcus, Josie

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A rogue nobleman, a rescued lady, and revenge undone by romance all play a part in New York Times bestselling author Joan Johnston’s irresistible novel of best-laid plots, delicious deception, and unexpected passion.

Two years have passed since Josie Wentworth was bought from the Sioux for a gold watch and whisked back to England by Marcus Wharton, the Duke of Blackthorne. When Marcus breaks his promise to return Josie to America, she ends up as a maid in the home of his charming but neglected nephews. Once Josie’s long-lost family finds her, however, the suddenly wealthy heiress sets out to save the two boys from their indifferent uncle—and teach the duke a lesson in honor.

Learning that Marcus is seeking a rich American bride to save his estate, Josie plots to catch his eye—certain he’ll never recognize the beauty she’s become as the ragged captive he rescued. But Josie doesn’t wager on her marital charade taking a tender turn, as the nobleman she’s despised for years proves to be a very different man than she’s imagined. And there’s no denying his passionate caresses, as she falls deeper under the spell of a husband determined to claim her heart.

Out of A Bitter Creek series, I missed only one book. But Blackthorne’s Bride is right up there with her early works. Josie reminded me of Sloan, Bayleigh and Creighton (Joan Johnston’s Sisters of the Lone Star Series) Josie was just as strong and determined just like those women. Strong in that he takes a strong person to overcome be almost bitten to death. And later finding yourself kidnapped and held against your will.

Of course, behind a strong female character must be a strong male character. And Marcus Wharton fit that bill. Marcus had his own issues. Getting over the death of his wife and child. And, caring the responsibility of taking care of twin sisters and the estate that was left to him by the death of his father the Duke of Wharton. To do that he must find an heiress, but Marcus isn’t ready to take on another bride so soon.

Blackthorne’s Bride illustrated that you can overcome just about anything if one sets their mind to it.


The Bitter Creek Series (Contemporary Novels)
The Cowboy
The Texan
The Loner
The Price
The Rivals
The Next Mrs. Blackthorne
A Stranger’s Game
Shattered
Sinful
Shameless
Surrender

The Bitter Creek Series (Historical Novels)
Texas Bride
Wyoming Bride
Montana Bride
Blackthorne’s Bride

Sisters of the Lone Star (Prequel to The Bitter Creek Series)
Frontier Woman
Comanche Woman
Texas Woman

To Love a Texas Ranger (Men of Legend #1)

To Love a Texas Ranger (Men of Legend Book 1) by [Broday, Linda]To Love a Texas Ranger by Linda Broday

My rating: Golden starGolden starGolden star

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Publication Date: October 4, 2016

Print Length: 448 pages


A Ranger. A Cowboy. An Outlaw.
Men of Legend

The Texas Ranger
Gravely injured on the trail of a notorious criminal, Texas Ranger Sam Legend boards a train bound for his family ranch to recuperate…only to find himself locked in battle to save a desperate woman on the run. Determined to rescue the beautiful Sierra, Sam recruits an unlikely ally. But can he trust the mysterious gunslinger to fight at his side?

Sam is shocked to discover his new ally is not only an outlaw, but his half-brother. Torn between loyalty to his job and love of his family, Sam goes reeling straight into Sierra’s arms. Yet just as the walls around his battered heart begin to crumble, Sierra is stolen away. Sam will risk anything to save her-his life, his badge, his very soul-knowing that some bonds are stronger than the law…and some legends were born to be told.

To Love a Texas Ranger is the first book in Linda Broday’s Men of Legend series about a band of siblings and the ladies who will soon come to love them.

I don’t know whether my Kindle or life was attempting to disclose something to me. Each time I attempt to pick this book to start it, either my Kindle was dead or only had two bars left or life sets in.

Either way, making sure that the Kindle fully charged and the outside world was left outside. I made sure that nothing interferes with me starting and completing To Love a Texas Ranger.
I attempted to get into the romantic tale of Sam & Sierra, yet for reasons unknown, they wouldn’t let me. Both were just too damaged. I ended up instructing them to get over it. I was trusting that some place, amid the course, of the 448 pages that they would resigned themselves.

In any case, I found something to like about this book. For example, I found that it was bound for me to have perused Houston’s book. I enjoyed Houston’s character or what little foundation that we saw in the brief timeframe. I also need for it to be November as of yesterday. Yes, I am wishing my summer away before it even arrives to make sure I could buy a book and read about a fictional character that I come to love. The woman who comes to love Luke will have her hands full.
This story was alright not awesome like the second book. But, by reading this series out of order. I came to realize that these books could be read out of order of publication. By no means will you find yourself missing anything regarding to storyline. However, by reading this story I learned something that I never thought I wanted to know…the birthing order of the three Legend siblings.
 

To Love a Texas Ranger (Men of Legend Book 1) by [Broday, Linda]

   To Love a Texas Ranger (Men of Legend #1)

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       The Heart of a Texas Cowboy (Men of Legend #2)

*****The Heart of a Texas Cowboy comes out May 1, 2017.*****

Thanks for stopping by to read this review. Leave a comment if you want to know anything more about this book.

Linda Broday

Biography

I’m a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author and make my living writing western historical romance. I am truly fortunate to live in the Texas Panhandle on land where the American Indian and Comancheros once roamed. I’m inspired every single day. I’ve always been fascinated with cowboys and the American West way of life because to me these men and women embody the spirit and strength I want in my characters. My desire to keep history alive is what drives me. Also, these pesky characters in my head that refuse to go away! I can’t imagine writing anything else. My wish is to touch a reader’s heart in some way and have them coming back for more. If I can do that, I’ll have succeeded.

I’m a regular contributor at http://www.PetticoatsandPistols.com and blog there every third Tuesday of the month. You can also find me at http://www.casablancaauthors.blogspot.com. I think it’s important to promote western historical romance any way I can and that’s what I strive to do.

My Best to each of you! May you always find a book that takes you on an unforgettable adventure.

 

The Heart of a Texas Cowboy (Men of Legend #2)

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My rating: Golden starGolden starGolden starGolden starGolden star

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Publication Date: May 1, 2017

Print Length: 384 pages


Three Brothers. One Oath.
No Compromises.
The MEN of LEGEND


The Cowboy

One bullet is all it takes to shatter Houston Legend’s world. He swore he’d never love again, but with the future of the Lone Star Ranch on the line, he finds himself at the altar promising to love and cherish a woman he’s never met—a woman whose vulnerable beauty touches his heart.

All Lara Boone wants is a name for her baby. She never expected to fall in love with her own husband—or any man—after the heartache she’s endured. Yet when her troubled past catches up with them, Houston will move heaven and earth to protect his bride…and discover depths to a marriage of convenience neither realized could be theirs.

With one bullet this story began. Houston Legend was looking forward to getting married. Cut, of a finger and blood, is flowing, something bad will happen. Houston Legend didn’t believe in any of that. This was a joyous occasion for him and nothing and he means absolutely nothing will spoiling that for him, not even a shallow cut, of a finger.
The groom is ready the music starts to play. The woman of his dream is walking down the aisle. He’s not nervous. One brother is beside him where is the other. He looks up there he is. He turns, he smiles at his soon to be wife. A shot is heard his bride goes down, his life is changed, forever.
With that one instance, Houston swore he wouldn’t love again. Until he founds that his father put the Lone Star Ranch up for collateral in a poker game. Now he stands before a priest swearing to love and cherish a woman that he’s never met, a woman he learns that was attached a born a child from that atrocious day.
Lara Boone wants nothing more than a name for her baby. She never hoped that any man would except her baby as his own. She never thought she would grow to love the man that she calls husband.
When I read the synopsis of The Heart of a Texas Cowboy, the plotline sounded good and since it has been awhile that I even picked up a cowboy romance. I thought I give it a try. Well, this book surprised even me how good it was.
Normally when the action takes place at the beginning of the story it seems very hard for some authors to maintain that flow of excitement throughout the book. However, Linda Broday seems to have no problem. The Heart of a Texas Cowboy was actioned packed throughout the entire book. The characters grew on me, especially the younger brother Henry. I just knew that something bad was going to happen to him. I am not going to tell you if something did or not that is your mystery that you must solve.
The romance between Houston and Lara was beautifully written and progressed naturally. What I loved about this book was Houston he was attentive and very protective of his little family. Even when Lara past came knocking Houston was there to answer the door.
Since I didn’t get the chance to read Sam’s book I just should. If his book was anything like this book, must catch up with the Legends before Luke’s book comes out. Now, that book is the one I will be anxiously waiting to read. If what I’ve read in this book, Luke is one dangerous hombre.

The Heart of a Texas Cowboy comes out May 1, 2017. Thanks for stopping by to read this review. Leave a comment if you want to know anything more about this book, before its debut.

To Love a Texas Ranger (Men of Legend Book 1) by [Broday, Linda]

   To Love a Texas Ranger (Men of Legend #1)

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       The Heart of a Texas Cowboy (Men of Legend #2)

Lord of Chance (Rogues to Riches, #1)

Lord of Chance (Rogues to Riches Book 1) by [Ridley, Erica]Lord of Chance by Erica Ridley

My rating: Golden starGolden starGolden starGolden starGolden star

Publisher: WebMotion

Publication Date: April 11, 2017

Print Length: 232 pages


Even though Lord of Chance was a Regency Romance. Erica Ridley tackled a serious issue. That of gambling addiction. Anthony Fairfax, supported his family by his luck at the tables. But it seems his luck has turned when his, supposed to be best friend bought up his debt and now Anthony only was a couple of weeks to come up with two thousand pounds or face going to debtor’s prison. His luck seems to change again when he spotted lady luck across the room. Everything seems to go his way until again that fickle lady had opted to abandon him again. Or did she?
Charlotte Devon had her own problems, the only person she has to rely on is her mother, because of who she was, Charlotte didn’t have any friends growing up. To correct how her life was going, Charlotte is on a mission to find her long-lost father, and hopefully, his name would open doors. But like Anthony, everything wasn’t going her way. She couldn’t locate her father no matter how hard she tried and without even trying to, she gains a husband.
Lord of Chance was a good read from beginning to end. When it came to character development you didn’t have to ask yourself did these characters grow and how? Erica Ridley basically answered all the questions for you, leaving you to enjoy a nice Cinderella story.

 

Romancing the Rogue (Passion & Promises Book 3)

Romancing the Rogue (Gothic Historical Romance, #2)Romancing the Rogue by Erica Ridley

My rating: Golden starGolden starGolden starGolden star

Publisher: WebMotion

Series: Passion & Promises #3

Publication Date: March 21, 2017

Characters: Daniel, Rebecca


When the new earl inherits, poor relation Miss Rebecca Bond must wed immediately or be out on her ear. The only man she’s ever loved is summoned to hear the will—but he already rejected her so soundly that they haven’t spoken in years. Yet who better than a rakish Viscount to teach her how to snare a gentleman who appreciates her charms?

Daniel Goodenham, Lord North-Barrows, regrets nothing more than the lost friendship with the one woman who treated him like a man, not a title. Fate has given him the perfect pretext to win her forgiveness—even if it means having to match-make her to someone else. But now that she’s back in his life, he’ll do anything to convince her to choose him instead…

The story unfolds when Daniel gets an invitation to a will reading. Whereby, giving Daniel a chance to apologize for slitting the only friend that treated him as a person and not a title.
Rebecca life was a solitary one. After the death of her beloved parents. She lived in a household where everyone forgot she was even there. But soon all that will change with the death of her uncle and the new Earl giving her only three months to marry. The only option she has left is the assistance of an old friend. But could old friendships be rekindled by just one word? Or will old wounds keep Daniel and Rebecca apart?
Romancing the Rogue would be my first title I’ve read by Erica Ridley and have to say that this book even surprised me. On how well written the storyline was. Romancing the Rogue would be the type of book that I would have started out with if I was still a young adult. Very tame in the way of romance.