Sunday, July 24, 2011

Historical Romance Blog Tour!

Welcome to the Historical Romance Blog Tour!  I have 3 wonderful Historical Romance book reviews for you.  I am posting this on the last day of this tour though, so, if you happened to have missed a day or the previous post giving you all a heads up and links to the other blogs participating; then you can go to the other blogs now to read their reviews as well if you so wish. 

Here is the link for the participating blogs.

The books:

  • Tamed by a Highlander by Paula Quinn
  • Lady Of Seduction by Laurel McKee
  • Temptation of a Highland Scoundrel by Sue-Ellen Welfonder

Now, onto the reviews!

Tamed by a Highlander



The night he left, Mairi MacGregor banished Connor from her life forever. Now her heart belongs only to Scotland. As part of a secret alliance, she journeys to London in search of information . . . only to find herself face to face with the one man she swore she'd never trust again. Though Mairi's body still craves Connor's touch, she can't forgive his betrayal. But a traitor lurks in their midst and to protect her beloved Highlands, Mairi must make a leap of faith and join forces with Connor-even if it means losing her heart to him again.

I love Paula Quinn's Highlander books.  You always know that it is going to be a good book when it is by Quinn.  Tamed By A Highlander is no exception.  It was a great read.  Tamed By A Highlander is the 3rd book in the Children in The Mist series.  I have read the first 2 in the series so of course I had to get my hands on the 3rd in the series; these are some great books.

1st book- Seduced By A Highlander
2nd book- Ravished By A Highlander

The characters were great, lovable and well developed.  There really aren't any spots in the book where you think, 'oh hurry up and get back to the good stuff'.   From start to end, Tamed By A Highlander keeps your attention.  I love highlander books, and if you do too, pick this one up (and the first 2 in the series!).

Lady Of Seduction

It's a mad, ill-advised journey that leads the usually sensible Lady  Caroline Blacknall to the legendary isle of Muirin Inish, off the  windswept coast of Ireland.  Even so, she doesn't expect to find  herself shipwrecked and then rescued by a man she believed she would  never see again.  A man who, long ago, held her life in his  hands...and with it, her heart.

Reformed rake Sir Grant Dunmore knew he could never forget the  beautiful woman he once endangered, nor will he ever forgive himself  for placing her in harm's way.  But history seems doomed to repeat  itself, for as long as Caroline stays on the island, she is trapped  in a secret plot that could forever free Ireland--or turn deadly for  all.  And yet, now that she is in his arms again, how can he ever  let her go?

Lady Of Seduction is the 3rd book in the Daughters Of Erin series.  I have read the first 2 in the series and they were wonderful.

1st book- Countess Of Scandal

2nd book- Duchess Of Sin

The characters were seriously amazing.  The hero was someone you just have to completely fall in love with.  The heroin, someone you are rooting for the whole way.  I absolutely loved the whole thing- the plot, the characters, the love story; everything.  This was one awesome book. 

However- This is the last book in the series, and that is what I don't like.  I want more!  But, I know that McKee will have more books, so I will just have to content myself with looking forward to those.

Temptation of a Highland Scoundrel

Three proud warriors locked in a struggle for victory.

Three beguiling women united in their vow to restore peace.
Despite an official peace, old conflicts smolder in the Glen of Many Legends.  Kendrew Mackintosh, Chieftain of his clan, is famed as both a bold and hot-blooded warrior and a sensual lover. He has no intention of settling down . . . until he kisses a forbidden beauty whose passion matches his own.

Highborn and gently raised, Lady Isobel Cameron has long harbored a secret fascination for the fearless, charismatic Mackintosh—even though her brother is his sworn enemy. When destiny draws them together for one night, she can’t resist him. But what begins as a flirtation soon becomes a fight for survival. A deadly new threat has come to the glen, and Kendrew and Isobel must learn to trust and protect one another—or pay the ultimate price.

I really enjoyed reading this book, it was truly captivating.  I liked the characters, like the rest of the book, they too, were well written.  The details and descriptions used were wonderful; it made reading Temptation Of A Highland Scoundrel all the more appetizing. 

The action/plot was mixed evenly with the love affair going on.  In fact, Temptation Of A Highland Scoundrel is the 2nd book in the Highland Warriors Trilogy, something I was happy to have found out.  I cannot wait to pick up the first book in the series.  And, for those of you wanting to know, it is Sins Of A Highland Devil.  The 3rd book is yet to come, but the name of it is Seduction Of A Highland Warrior.  So, make sure you keep your eye out for this one to hit the shelves.

To make it short and sweet, just know this:  I recommend this book to anyone who likes Highlanders and Historical Romances.  It was a great book.

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

**I was sent a copy of the book in order to write a real and honest review. I was not paid to write this review. All opinions are my own.**


Bethie said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Please count me in.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

Sue-Ellen Welfonder said...

Hi Kayla,

Thank you so much for featuring my new title, Temptation of a Highland Scoundrel, on your blog. I appreciate it. And I am so pleased to see you enjoyed the story so much. Thank you for the great review.

Everyone else - Good luck and Highland Magic!

CallMeKayla said...

@Bethie- Sorry girlie no giveaway this time around, only reviews. I hope you saw the post I did last week though with the list of blogs participating in the tour with the links to them and whether or not they were putting on giveaways.

Maybe next time though!