Lana and the Laird (Untamed Highlanders, #3)

Lana and the Laird
Lana and the Laird by Sabrina York

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I would like to thank Annie Hulkower. She emailed me last March 3, and offered me a widget to read this book. I was really not expecting this opportunity. I requested to read Susana and the Scot, but I was declined. I was so shocked that I was given a chance to read the 3rd book of the series. And I must say, I truly enjoyed reading it!

As the last book in the series, It gives us a chance to revisit the past characters. This however was not the case.

The story itself took place along side book one and book two, so if you haven’t read the last two books. you might have a hard time, placing the events within this book. And that was the best thing about this series. The time was so written in such a continues form that it gives us glimpse on the last scene of the last two book.. The narration was so hilarious at times that i really can’t help but laugh.

I cannot express how much the lines on this book made me cry. There are times that i had to stop and breath because I was so touched on how the people treated the main Lana and Lachlan. And during the 1800’s it was the way people look at thing were very different. The reality of their situation and how they accepted each other was the so touching. But the best part for me? the Dream Part. Yes, you need to read and buy this book to fully understand why i liked that part.

The perfect way to end a wonderful series. Good work!

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The Beast of Clan Kincaid (Clan Kincaid #1)

The Beast of Clan Kincaid
The Beast of Clan Kincaid by Lily Blackwood

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I would like to thank Annie Hulkower from St. Martin’s Press for giving me a very advance copy of this book. I was not really expecting it but I am really glad that this was sent to me.

Revenge was the main plot of the book. Going back to a place that was once Niall’s home was his sole propose but when he saw Elspeth, his priorities and his heart somehow changed.

This was really such an unexpected read. I was supposed to read it by the end of April, but I find myself opening it and reading it in one day. It was such a good story that I can put it down. The main plot even the subplot was so intriguing. There were times that I wanted to hurt Niall, but coming from his point, he needed to do it. After all, they took his home. But still the way he was thinking was irritating, however, the end result? It did not happen the way he wanted it , but he did get what he came for, and then some.

As historical goes, this was one really good read. As a start of a new series, it’s a very good kick off. The elements are there, lost brothers…not to mention they were very young when the event happened. I would not be surprise when if one of the three brothers would have a amnesia or some drastically life altering even. The end book one opens possibilities that came about to book two. And I am excited to read it too.

I love reading stories about Scottish Highlander and I am proud to say that Ms. Blackwood writing gave me the same feeling whenever I re-reads Julie Garwood’s Scottish historical stories. The rush, the reactions, and the feeling that you have somehow became part of the book, however you are merely a specter as the scenes unfolds. I would gladly re-read this book again and I cannot wait for the next book to arrive.
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The Ghost (Highland Guard, #12)

The Ghost
The Ghost by Monica McCarty

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I would like to thank NetGalley for a chance to read the final book one amazing series. And for Monica McCarty for writing such wonderful stories.

To be honest, this was kinda a let down for me. I was hoping that Alex would be the main or let’s say I was hoping for more of Alex’s side rather than Joan, but it was not the case. I was the plot was boring for me, it did not have the adventure that I was used to when I was reading the rest of the books. It lacks a certain action that each of the 11 books that I love. Maybe because it is about a woman’s job, but still. I was hoping for more Highland action, but I only got to read them at least thrice? And I that was the only time I loved the book.

The overall impact of the book of me was not as powerful as I anticipated it would be. From the very beginning of Chief, to The Rock, there was a certain element that made me finish the book in one siting, but I find myself reading other book just to finish this.

Don’t get me wrong, I always wondered why Alex left, but the reasons for his betrayal was actually is sound. For a man like him , I can fully understand. It was just the way the story was written… Joan? She was okay, her past was the part I really love and her lines. Her reasoning, was sound too. But in the end, the book was all about choices.

The best part, for me would be of course the epilogue. The glimpse of each of the Highland Guards lives, their children. And Bruce. When I read what was happening to him, I kinda cried, I was hoping that he would not have it, but he did. As endings goes, this was the best. Why? If you read each of the ending of the book, you will see…
I rate it 4 because, of the overall ending. But to be honest about the story? I would probably give it a 3.5.

Thank you for such a wonderful series. I look forward to reading another great book!

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Dark Alpha’s Demand (Reaper #3)

Dark Alpha’s Demand
Dark Alpha’s Demand by Donna Grant

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If there is one thing that I like about Ms. Grant, it’s how she connects each different Realm with such beautiful results.

As part of the Dark World we are again in the realm of the Reapers.

From the previous book, something profound happen. And as it carries on the next book, the ripple continues.

~ I love how Talin’s HEA was written. It was a little different from the rest, but it is unique at the same time. Talin is someone that I have read since the start of the kings? Or was it the warriors? But when I read Book one of the Reapers, somehow I was too shocked to react, but as this goes one, I can see the benefit of a Reaper in the Light Fea Court. As much as I like to go into details, you need to read the whole series.

I love Death. Yup, its official I love her. The way she thinks is very good and Ceal? I can’t wait for the rest of the REAPERS to have their own book.

I was crying…I hated how everything turned up, but happy at the same time. After all, Death did something totally UNEXPECTED.

The ending carried a lot of substance, the same with the Dragon Kings, but in this Realm, there are still issues that need to be revealed, and from my stand point…they are a lot.

Looking forward to read the next book in the series!

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Prowled Darkness (Dante’s Circle, #7)

Prowled Darkness
Prowled Darkness by Carrie Ann Ryan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was able to read an ARC for an honest review.

Dante’s Circle series… how can i explain thee?

Well, I can’t…but i can express my love for this series.

This was actually the first series that i read that lead me to read Ms. Ryan’s book. The writing was epic and the plot was superb. Dust of My Wings made me fall in love with this world. And as the series comes to a close, I will forever be grateful that I was able to read such a wonderful series.

Over all, this was a very quick read. Yes, i was able to read this under 3 hours..~ I am a fast reader~ but the whole story was not lost on me. I actually love how fast phased each of the books are. Then again, if you read the whole series, you have the actual background for each of the seven lightning stuck women. ~ Love that concept~

The love they have for each other and the complication each of them over had fits perfectly to the corresponding creature they have become.

Malik? I thought he will be a BA but, he wasn’t, and i love how he had an about face so instantly. I as such a sweet moment for me. That i was crying on that part of the book. Eliana? she did what she had to do. And being a mother, that went thru the same events i should know how hard it was to carry a baby with some emotional baggage. The end result? A every beautiful story.

i would miss this world. But as one series closes, another one will open. I look forward to reading the rest of your books. Thank you.

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Much Ado About Highlanders (The Scottish Relic Trilogy #1)

Much Ado About Highlanders
Much Ado About Highlanders by May McGoldrick

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was actually a very confusing book the first time I read it. I had to fully understand the first part before I go on. but as read it along, it was really enjoyable. The scenes were funny, but it had the consistency of being in the right flow. The part of the villain and the part of Kenna and James love story was written beautifully. The places in the book? it was to die for! Especially the part of the cave.

I was saddened by the deaths of so many in this book. As I progress, I was on the verge of killing Evans myself. And as the book comes to an end, I wonder what will happen to the rest of the people who holds the stones…

I look forward in read the rest of this series!

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Barefoot in White (The Barefoot Bay Brides Trilogy #1)

Barefoot in White
Barefoot in White by Roxanne St. Claire

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was actually trying to stay away from reading PNR so i decided to read this book.

And I loved it!

The setting, the whole plot and the over all theme. I was wonderfully written.

I can really understand what Willow was going thru, and the pain that she was trying to ignore. Her belief that she finally happy was a very shallow one, and it was a as the book said, a band-Aid of sort. Nick on the other hand, has his own demons to deal with. The way the his book was written was a very good way to exorcise what happened to him in the past. But with Willow, she needs to face the said person.

The over effect of the story is not lost. The lesson that was imparted even better, and the lines, they were worth crying for.

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