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Release Day Review- Say Yes To The Scot by Cornwall, Harrington, McGoldrick and York

Say yes to the scot

Title: Say Yes to The Scot
Genre: Historical Romance/ Highlanders/ Anthology
Authors: Lecia Cornwall, May McGoldrick, Anna Harrington and Sabrina York
Source: Free for review from the publisher
Publisher: Swerve, June 20, 2017
Pages: 410
Rating: 5
Sexy rating: 5
Violence rating: 4

Description from Amazon/ Review From Deet:
HOW A LASS WED A HIGHLANDER by Lecia Cornwall
In this retelling of The Princess and The Pea, Laird Alex Munro of Culmore has just five weeks to find a bride and marry her…or else the clan will be cursed with ill luck. Cait MacLeod finds herself caught in a clan feud, and when she tries to stop a deadly raid, she ends up as Alex Munro’s prisoner. With timing running out, is this couple meant to be?

This is a fairytale complete with the expectation of fairy help or interference. It is a true Highland story with clan hostilities, good Lairds and bad and bonnie lasses who are looking for romance. Side characters seem so much wiser than the protagonists. Deets rating: 4.5

A MATCH MADE IN HEATHER by Anna Harrington
She was the laird’s daughter. He was nothing more than a penniless, nameless Scot with nothing to offer but his heart. Fate tore them apart, but now he’s back in her life with status, money and a title. Can they let go of past hurts and find love?
Whatever Anna Harrington writes turns out to be page turning and beautifully written and this story is no exception. There are revenge, longing, lust and dark secrets. Deet’s rating: 5

A MIDSUMMER WEDDING by May McGoldrick
Their marriage was two decades in the making. The young, educated woman and her highland, pirate husband, betrothed when they were still children. But on the day of their wedding, Elizabeth Hay and Alexander Macpherson are in for a surprise.

Another luscious addition to this anthology. Be prepared to put on a sweater because the chill of these characters in the rain for two days will give you trembles. Deets rating: 4.5

THE SCOT SAYS I DO by Sabrina York
Catherine Ross’s world is turned upside down when her brother gambles away every penny they own. But to make matters worse? He’s lost everything to none other than Duncan Mackay, the rugged Scot who Catherine loved for years–but he never noticed her, and now she positively loathes him. But her brother’s in danger of going to Newgate, and the despicable Duncan has a plan– she can claim back the money and save her brother. If she marries him…

This one is so yummy! Sabrina York knows her Highlanders and she can make us fall in love with the tough, brawny, yet tenderhearted Duncan just as Catherine did all those years ago. Deet‘s rating: 5

This Anthology is really a cut above the usual in that every novella was a winner. I’m used to finding stories in anthologies that are good and not so good and in this one they are all better than good. They are excellent. There is beautiful romance, suspense and sexy times. This is one for the keeper shelf.

 

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Recent Release Review-Susana and the Scot by Sabrina York

Title:  Susana and the Scot (Untamed Highlanders, book #2)

Susana And The Scot

Genre: Historical Romance, Regency

Author: Sabrina York

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press, Dec. 2015

Pages: 364

Source: Free for review from the publisher

Rating: 4

Sexy Rating: 5

Description from Amazon.com:         

Scotland, 1813.

A SCANDALOUS TEMPTATION Andrew Lochlannach is famous for his conquests, on and off the battlefield. When a fellow warrior challenges him to a kissing contest, he wastes no time in planting his lips on ninety-nine lovely lasses-an impressive feat of seduction that gets him banished to the hinterlands. Still, Andrew has no regrets about his exploits-especially his embrace with the most beguiling woman he’s ever met…

AN UNDENIABLE PASSION With flaming red hair and a temper to match, Susana is not some innocent farmgirl who gives herself over easily to a man, even one as ruggedly handsome as Andrew. The wicked Scot may have won a kiss from the headstrong beauty in a moment of mutual desire, but Susana refuses to be just another one of his conquests. Andrew must convince the fiery lass that even though he is not playing a game, losing her is not an option…

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This is a humorous look at a Scottish love affair in 1813.  Susana is taking charge of her ill father’s Castle/lands defenses and is not about to let Andrew take over, no matter how much her father wants that and Andrew wants that.  That is until he kisses her and brings back memories she has buried for six years. Then she has trouble saying “no” to anything Andrew wants.  There is a precocious, little, adorable, brat of a girl child, Isobel, who speaks like an adult when she’s not trying to cause herself harm with her antics.

This is a lighthearted book with emotional pull on the heart strings.  Sabrina York has given us an interesting plot with well-developed characters as well as some very steamy romantic scenes.  It is a charming, easy read.  The only reason this book did not rate higher with me was because of the too modern dialog, especially from Isobel who at one point utters the phrase “you’re not the boss of me” among others.  I also have a problem with believing that Isobel’s disobedience would be tolerated in this time period.

This is the second book in the Untamed Highlander series.  Where the first was all about Hannah, Susana’s sister, this one delves into Hannah’s husband’s brother, Andrew.  The next in the series will concern the romance of Susana and Hannah’s sister Lana. I do recommend this series and think you should start with the first book, HANNAH AND THE HIGHLANDER.  Although this is a standalone novel, you will have more insight into the background of the story.

Hannah and the Highlander

I received this book free for review from the publisher.

 

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Recent Release Review- Hannah and the Highlander by Sabrina York

Title:  Hannah and the Highlander (Untamed Highlanders, book #1)

Hannah and the Highlander

Genre: Historical Romance

Author: Sabrina York

Publisher: St. Marin’s Press, Sept. 1, 2015

Pages: 352

Source: Free for review from the publisher

Rating: 4.5

Sexy Rating: 5

Description from Amazon.com:

First in a brand-new series from New York Times bestselling author Sabrina York about the bold, brawny men of the Highlands-and the lovely lasses who bring them to their knees…

Highlanders are her weakness. Hannah Dounreay has no time for suitors who only seem interested in her family’s land, which she manages as well as any man. If she marries, she wants to be loved for the educated, independent woman she is. But when a strong, silent-and spectacularly handsome-Highlander saves her from a violent attack, her heart is stirred. Who is this man? And if he asks for Hannah’s hand, will she be able to resist him?

Love is the most powerful weapon of all. Alexander Lochlannach, Laird of Dunnet, has no time to lose. The Highlands are in an uproar as clans battle for land-without mercy-and Alexander can’t afford to fall for the wildly attractive, strong-willed Hannah. What’s more, he has a desperate secret, one that could destroy them both. But as their attraction turns into an all-consuming passion, Alexander has no choice but to prove to Hannah that he’s the only man for her-body and soul…in Hannah and the Highlander.

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Yes, if we’re going to have a highlander we especially like them bold and brawny and this book delivers him and his brother.  Alexander is the strong silent type, literally, it is one characteristic that has Hannah baffled.  He does not talk except in short sentences or single words.  But the chemistry between them is electric and so she is willing to wait out the chance for conversation.  Alexander is so overwhelmed with love at first sight that every time they are together he can hardly speak.  Lana, Hannah’s sister, has a sixth sense and she communicates with the dead.  Since they are in an ancient castle there are enough ghosts to keep her occupied and to give her hints on how to go about helping Hannah adjust to the problems that crop up.

 

I enjoyed this marriage of convenience that becomes true love.  It is also about the adjustment of two people in a marriage.  The side characters are well developed. We look forward to their story in this new series. This is a must read for all who love those highland Lairds and lasses, for there is a swoon worthy hero and a smart feisty heroine who saves the day.

 

 

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