I really, really, really wanted to like this. In fact, I wanted to like it so much that I gave it MUCH more of a chance than I normally would. But, alas, I just couldn’t connect to the characters!
To me, this book read a little clunky. As I said, I loved the premise and the story line wasn’t too bad. But I just wasn’t able to connect to the characters, in particular, the women in this story. For me, personally it is that connection to the characters that is really important when I love a tale.
Since I didn’t love this book and found it hard to connect to… well, anyone, I think I’ll leave this review here. Maybe a story to try again another day, I don’t know.
Enough to make even the hardiest Highlander blush, here you will find the steamy romantic history of Scotland laid bare. With swords, through sorcery and in the course of some of the hottest nights ever experienced on the Inner Hebrides, Scottish heroes stake their claims, both in the bedroom and out. Dreams come true and legends are born as ancient prophecies are fulfilled by time travellers from the future, in a Scotland where real historical figures exist side by side with pagan magic and werewolves. Dashing lairds and Scottish barbarians fight for love and honour in a wild, magical world.
Oh my gosh. I loved this collection! It had everything in it
that I kind of love in the world – romance, Scotsmen and passion. I normally
read short story collections because they are easy to put down… that wasn’t the
case with this one. It was almost impossible to walk away from it and I now
want to find other Scottish-inspired romances that give this same intensity of
Whilst the majority of the stories in this collection can be
classified as historical romance, there are a sprinkling of contemporary
romances scattered throughout. I did buy this collection with the intent of reading
historical romances, but it’s kind of nice to have a hint of something a little
more modern. It provides a great ability to change the pace of the stories and gives
a little more variety.
I’ve read a few Mammoth Books now, and I love the variety of stories they provide under the same umbrella. These collections also run the gambit for story length – the tales in this collection are slightly longer than some other collections and I kind of loved that fact. It meant that I connected to the characters on a deeper level because I got to spend more time with them. And it made my heart skip a beat all the more quickly.
Rob needs to make this marriage work for the good of his clan, but he’s really not sure what to expect from his mystery bride… will the French-raised woman meet his expectations, or dash them into the dirt?
This was such a cute story to end this collection on. It had
a little less going on, and it wasn’t as intense as some of the other tales.
But it was so much fun. And it centred beautifully on just the couple. There
were other characters mentioned, but they almost faded into obscurity moments
after they were mentioned. Which was kind of nice. It was all about Rob and
Although I knew that the lead couple were going to end up
together, the journey to the end was still really fun. I’ve said it before, but
sometimes the simplicity and sweetness of the moment is all that you need to
create an amazing tale. And this is certainly a tale I won’t be forgetting