Tuesday, September 25, 2012
My Highland Love by Tarah Scott review!
How does a woman tell her betrothed that she murdered her first husband?
Elise Kingston is a wanted woman. Nothing, not even Highlander Marcus MacGregor, will stop her from returning home to ensure that the man responsible for her daughter’s death hangs.
Until she must choose between his life and her revenge.
As soon as I read the synopsis for the book I knew I had to have it. I joined the release party on Facebook and with just two excerpts I was running to the publisher's website with my debit card in hand. I will admit that the lovely cover may have swayed me first. ;)
This is the first book I've read by Tarah, and it did not disappoint! I loved this book! My love for Highlander tales is something that is still pretty new to me. I've only read about a dozen, and with everyone I read, I fall in love with the genre a little more. There's just something magical about a well written Scottish Romance and that's exactly what you get here. It's a large book, but is quite addicting once you start reading. I read over 350 pages in one day and still wanted to continue reading late into the night. It's definitely hard to put down.
The first thing that really drew me into this story is the ages of the characters. Before this novel I had yet to read a Highland novel about an older, experienced Hero and Heroine. That part of the story was very refreshing and instantly earned a thumbs up from me. The story just got better and better from that point. The ages is not the only unique thing about this book. Not only is Marcus, our swoon worthy hero, a Highland Laird, he is also the son of a Duke, making him a Lord. Part of the story takes place in London, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I've also never read a novel where the characters are outside of Scotland for more than a few pages. Elise is a wonderful female character. She's been through a lot; she's strong, feisty, and doesn't listen to orders very well.
The story is not only well written, but flows at just the perfect pace.One of the most important things in this genre is chemistry between the characters. My Highland Love's Marcus and Elise will set fire to the pages, or your ereader screen! It's romantic and sensual with a good dose of suspense and action added in. Never has a Highland book made me want to visit Scotland more!
Set in the beautiful Scottish Highlands this tale of love and second chances truly shines among other Highland novels.
If you're looking for the next greatest Highland tale, pick this one up! I'll definitely be reading more from Mrs. Scott!