The Highlander’s Substitute Wife by Terri Brisbin @Terri_Brisbin @rararesources #BlogTour #Review

Thanks for stopping by! I’m thrilled to be sharing my review for The Highlander’s Substitute Wife by Terri Brisbin as part of the blog tour today. With thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the invite to join the tour and to the author for my copy. First things first let’s take a look at the description for the book…

She’s the best wife…

…he never wanted!

Ross MacMillan lifts his bride’s veil…and discovers it’s not the woman he’d agreed to marry but her beautiful younger sister, Ilysa MacDonnell! The new MacMillan chieftain must accept Ilysa as his wife, for retaining his clan’s lands depends on her father’s support. But why is she there? Are her aims to help him or her father? Drawing out Ilysa’s secrets will kindle an alliance more powerful—and passionate!—than Ross ever imagined…

Highland Alliances: Convenient marriages to save their clan!

Book 1: The Highlander’s Substitute Wife by Terri Brisbin
Book 2: The Highlander’s Tactical Marriage by Jenni Fletcher

Book 3: The Highlander’s Stolen Bride by Madeline Martin

Purchase Link

www.books2read.com/HighlandersSubstituteWife

MY REVIEW

The Highlander’s Substitute Wife kept me entertained throughout. Not only was there a beautiful romance between Ross and Ilysa. There was also the added threat of danger hanging over them that equally kept my interest.

Ilysa was a very likeable character who was stuck in the middle of a dangerous situation. I couldn’t help but feel for her character as she was pulled into a deception that her father engineered. Then you have Ross who even though he has been duped carefully builds up a friendship that soon develops into something more. Let’s just say sparks were flying everywhere with this pair! I thought the combination of both sweet and steamy moments worked so well. Their connection was written in such an engaging way as a strong chemistry built between the pair.

The pacing of the story was just right as I got to experience such a gorgeous romance. Along with seeing the trust grow between Ross and Ilysa with every interaction. However there were also plenty of secrets and lies that threatened everything. This just made me even more invested in their happy ever after. Especially as along the way there were definitely some bumps in the road. The Highlander’s Substitute Wife really was a wonderful historical romance that entertained from start to finish.

Author Bio

Award-winning, USA Today best-selling author Terri Brisbinis a mom, a wife, grandmom! and a dental hygienist and has sold more than 3 million copies of her historical and paranormal romance novels and novellas in more than 25 countries and 20 languages around the world. Her current and upcoming historical and paranormal/fantasy romances will be published by Dragonblade, Harlequin Historicals, and Oliver Heber Books, too.

Visit www.terribrisbin.com for more info about Terri, her works and upcoming events.

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Eloping with the Laird by Jeanine Englert @JeanineWrites @rararesources #BlogTour #Giveaway #Review

Thanks for stopping by! I’m thrilled to be sharing my review for Eloping with the Laird by Jeanine Englert today. With thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the invite to join the tour and to the author for my copy. First things first let’s take a look at the description for the book…

A man she can trust…

With her life…and her heart?

Ordered by her father to choose a husband by the end of the Highland Games—or he will select one for her—widow Moira Fraser hastily elopes with Rory McKenna, Laird of Blackmore. But they soon discover neither is free of the past. Rory has a price on his head, and needs an heir as soon as possible, and Moira’s horrible first marriage has left her afraid of letting her new husband close…

Purchase Link

https://books2read.com/u/31KKBl

MY REVIEW

In this book we meet Moira who is put in an impossible situation by her father. He has decreed she needs to remarry and she must choose her new husband by the end of the Highland Games. However after being widowed she is in no rush to marry again!

There was a definite slow burn romance at this books heart. I thought this played out perfectly especially as Moria had trust issues. The pacing certainly felt more realistic and heartfelt this way. I also really enjoyed the way the characters got to know each other. I loved seeing how Moira and Rory built up their wonderful friendship. Along with seeing a beautiful and strong chemistry grow with every interaction. Both characters were a joy to get to know. Rory had such a gentle and patient way about him. As he helped to put Moira at ease which in turn helped regain some of her confidence.

There was also a slight hint of mystery throughout the book in relation to Rory. This complimented the romance but in the end didn’t overpower the plot. Both Rory and Moira were extremely likeable easily making me smile throughout. They really were made for each other and gave me such a loveable and sweet story! Eloping with the Laird was a wonderful historical romance with two characters sharing a connection that shined bright from the pages!

Author Bio

Jeanine Englert’s love affair with mysteries and romance began with Nancy Drew, Murder She Wrote, and her Grandmother’s bookshelves full of romance novels. She is a VIVIAN® and Golden Heart® Finalist as well as a Silver Falchion, Maggie, and Daphne du Maurier Award Winner in historical romance and mystery. Her Scottish Highland historical and historical romantic suspense novels revolve around characters seeking self-acceptance and redemption. When she isn’t wrangling with her characters on the page, she can be found trying to convince her husband to watch her latest Masterpiece or BBC show obsession. She loves to talk about books, writing, her beloved rescue pups, as well as mysteries and romance with other readers. Visit her website at www.jeaninewrites.com.

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Warm up with a Scottish Highland Giveaway!

(Open to UK / US)

Cozy up with a beautiful cashmere scarf made in Scotland, some book swag, and a Scottish Blessings bracelet while you read my latest Highlander romance, Eloping with the Laird! I hope you enjoy this first book in the Falling for a Stewart series! Happy reading!

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Her Legendary Highlander by Nicole Locke @NicoleLockeNews @rararesources #BlogTour #Review

Thanks for stopping by! I’m thrilled to be sharing my review for Her Legendary Highlander by Nicole Locke as part of the blog tour today. With thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the invite to join the tour. Also thank you to the author and publisher for my copy. First things first let’s take a look at the description for the book…

Her rugged prisoner

…becomes her fiercest protector

Capturing legendary Highlander Malcolm of Clan Colquhoun was Andreona’s last chance to win her tyrannical father’s respect. Instead he orders them both to be killed! Resigned to her devastating role as the family outcast, she and her prisoner escape and continue on his quest to return a treasured heirloom. They find solace in their unexpected passion, but haunted by a lifetime of betrayals, will either dare to hope it could last beyond their journey?

Purchase Links

https://www.millsandboon.co.uk/search?q=nicole+locke

https://www.harlequin.com/shop/books/9781335407597_her-legendary-highlander.html

MY REVIEW

In Her Legendary Highlander we meet Malcolm and Andreona. Let’s just say their first meeting is a memorable one at that! Both characters are strong willed and each with their own mission. It made things all the more interesting, that’s for sure!

There are plenty of heartfelt moments as the characters are both working through past hurts and tragedies. This of course makes it difficult for them to trust each other. I felt this created an extra layer of emotion that really helped me connect with the characters. Making me root for them even more than I was before. All this combined perfectly with the more adventurous and dangerous side to the plot. As the characters grow and flourish with every interaction even as they fight the growing attraction between them.

The way Nicole Locke wrote this story made it very easy to understand the family dynamics and connections. So even though this is part of a series it still works well as a standalone. The pacing of the story was great the whole way through. With Malcolm’s mission providing an entertaining part of the book but the slow burn romance was the absolute icing on the cake.

I have to say I enjoyed every single moment of this intriguing journey with Malcolm and Andreona. They were such engaging, realistic and overall wonderful characters. In fact as I turned that last page I felt pretty sad to leave them and all of the other characters from this series behind. Her Legendary Highlander was a gorgeous romance and the perfect escape!

Author Bio

Nicole first discovered romance novels hidden in her grandmother’s closet. Convinced hidden books must be better, Nicole greedily read them. It was only natural she should start writing them (but now not so secretly). If she isn’t working on the next book in her historical series, she can’t be found. No, seriously. Because she’s always working on the next story!

Social Media Links

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Giveaway

Win a Signed Copy of Her Legendary Highlander

(Open Internationally)

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A-Z Book Challenge #tbrpile

I’ve seen a few A-Z challenges so I thought I’d give it a go. I’m hoping to use this challenge as a way to read the books that are on my TBR pile. As I read, I’ll add on the books and we will see how I get on!

Are you taking part in any bookish challenges in 2022?

If you are I’d love to hear which ones!

Bingo Reading Challenge – 2022 –

Thanks for stopping by! Also hello, 2022! I’m now in my third year of trying to complete this bingo card. I do love a challenge! 😂

So below are the categories. Let’s see how I get on in 2022.

Over 400 Pages

Novella

One word title

Listen to an audiobook

Standalone

Set in a place you want to visit

Set in a school

Book set in a different country

Romance

Short story collection

Author shares your first name

Book by a debut author

Author’s surname starts with “J”

Written in the decade you were born

A classic you never read

Translated from another language

Graphic novel

Set in the future

Borrowed from the library

Re-read

Also if you have any book recommendations, feel free to leave a comment!

Rae xx

My Book Picks 2021

Thanks for stopping by! I ended up reading 207 books in 2021 and there were so many brilliant books which made it very hard to narrow things down. I somehow finally managed it. I mean, kind of (there might be 22) anyway moving swiftly on 😂

In no particular order here are my book picks for 2021…

The Last Thing to Burn by Will Dean

A Match for the Rebellious Earl by Lara Temple

The Burning Girls by C J Tudor

Last One at the Party by Bethany Clift

The Lamplighters by Emma Stonex

The Garden of Angels by David Hewson

The Pact by Sharon Bolton

The Orchard Girls by Nikola Scott

The Forevers by Chris Whitaker

Daughter of the Sea by Elisabeth J Hobbes

The Promise of Summer by Bella Osborne

Dead Ground by M. W. Craven

Now for some series that I loved and deserve to be in my book picks…

The Folk of the Air series by Holly Black

Lady Tregowan’s Will series (Book 1) – The Rags-to-Riches Governess by Janice Preston

Lady Tregowan’s Will series (Book 2) – The Cinderella Heiress by Janice Preston

Lady Tregowan’s Will series (Book 3) – The Penniless Debutante by Janice Preston

Mermaids Point seriesSummer Kisses at Mermaids Point by Sarah Bennett

Mermaids Point seriesSecond Chances at Mermaids Point by Sarah Bennett

Mermaids Point seriesChristmas Surprises at Mermaids Point by Sarah Bennett

A big thank you for all the visits to my blog, for the comments and any shares of my posts this year. It is much appreciated!

All that’s left to say is that I hope you all have a very happy new year!

Rae xx

Bingo Reading Challenge – 2021 – How did I do?

Thanks for stopping by! Well, we are about to head into 2022 so it’s time to see how my 2021 reading bingo challenge went. Let’s take a look…

Over 400 Pages

An Eye for An Eye by Carol Wyer

Novella

A Wedding on Sunflower Street by Rachel Griffiths

One word title

Mine by Kelly Florentia

Listen to an audiobook

Little Bones by N V Peacock

Standalone

The Pact by Sharon Bolton

Set in a place you want to visit

Tempted by the Tycoon’s Proposal by Rachael Stewart

Set in a school

Ouija by Zoé-Lee O’Farrell

Book set in a different country

Uncork My Love by Rich Amooi

Romance

A Match for the Rebellious Earl by Lara Temple

Short story collection

The C Word compiled by SpellBound Books

Author shares your first name

The Summer Island Festival by Rachel Burton

Book by a debut author

The Deception of Harriet Fleet by Helen Scarlett

Author’s surname starts with “J”

The Silent Friend by Diane Jeffrey

Borrowed from the library

The Lamplighters by Emma Stonex

Translated from another language

The Seven Doors by Agnes Ravatn

Set in the future

The Last One at the Party by Bethany Clift

The ones I missed…

Written in the decade you were born

A classic you never read

Graphic novel

Re-read

I managed 16 out of 20, so one more than last year 😂

I have to admit I kind of forgot about the challenge. Although it was pretty fun to look back through the books I had read to see if anything fit the categories. So I guess I’ll try again next year 🤷🏻‍♀️

#Review of The Folk of the Air series by Holly Black #TheCruelPrince #TheWickedKing #TheQueenofNothing #TheKingofElfhameLearnedtoHateStories

Thanks for stopping by! I originally borrowed The Folk of the Air series from my local library. However I loved it that much I needed my own copies and luckily I received them for Christmas. You can guarantee I’ll be re-reading them as soon as I can. Let’s just say that I am eager to immerse myself in this fantasy world again!

You can read on for my review of The Folk of the Air series by Holly Black. First things first let’s take a look at the description for the books…

About the books…

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air)

One terrible morning, Jude and her sisters see their parents murdered in front of them. The terrifying assassin abducts all three girls to the world of Faerie, where Jude is installed in the royal court but mocked and tormented by the Faerie royalty for being mortal. As Jude grows older, she realises that she will need to take part in the dangerous deceptions of the fey to ever truly belong. But the stairway to power is fraught with shadows and betrayal. And looming over all is the infuriating, arrogant and charismatic Prince Cardan . .

The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air #2)

I have heard that for mortals, the feeling of falling in love is very like the feeling of fear. Jude has tricked Cardan onto the throne, binding him to her for a year and a day. But the new High King does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her, even as his fascination with her remains undimmed. Meanwhile, a traitor in the court is scheming against her. Jude must fight for her life and the lives of those she loves, all while battling her own complicated feelings for Cardan.

The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air #3):

After being pronounced Queen of Faerie and then abruptly exiled by the Wicked King Cardan, Jude finds herself unmoored, the queen of nothing. She spends her time with Vivi and Oak, watching reality television, and doing odd jobs, including squaring up to a cannibalistic faerie.When her twin sister Taryn shows up asking a favour, Jude jumps at the chance to return to the Faerie world, even if it means facing Cardan, who she loves despite his betrayal.

How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories (The Folk of the Air #3.5):

An irresistible return to the captivating world of Elfhame.

Once upon a time, there was a boy with a wicked tongue.

Before he was a cruel prince or a wicked king, he was a faerie child with a heart of stone . Revealing a deeper look into the dramatic life of Elfhame’s enigmatic high king, Cardan, his tale includes delicious details of life before The Cruel Prince, an adventure beyond The Queen of Nothing, and familiar moments from The Folk of the Air trilogy, told wholly from Cardan’s perspective.

This new installment in the Folk of the Air series is a return to the heart-racing romance, danger, humor, and drama that enchanted readers everywhere. Each chapter is paired with lavish and luminous full-color art, making this the perfect collector’s item to be enjoyed by both new audiences and old.

MY REVIEW

I’m not really sure where to start! In short I loved this series! However you can read on for my usual ramblings…

When I first started reading The Cruel Prince I had no idea what to expect. Well, one thing for sure was that I never realised how addictive this series would be. The opening to The Cruel Prince instantly grabbed my attention. Before I knew it I was caught up in Jude’s story and I was in for quite a journey. Jude is stuck in the middle of a dangerous world but is determined to stand her ground. There are political issues and danger that threaten Jude’s existence. Which makes everything even more compelling. Before I knew it I had come to the end of The Cruel Prince and I had to start The Wicked King. I was well and truly hooked and needed more! 😂

Well, it’s safe to say I wasn’t disappointed with the story of The Wicked King. It just drew me even further into Jude and Cardan’s dangerous world full of intrigue. There are twists that kept me on my toes and pulled me in even further. All the characters plot and plan to get their way. I loved that! The interactions between Jude and Cardan were written in a way that creates this strong pull between the two that was irresistible.

Then you have The Queen of Nothing which just cemented my love of this series. I was so eager to read it but also a little sad to say goodbye. Jude is dealing with the impacts of certain actions in The Wicked King but is soon back in the thick of it. I enjoyed all the little twists and turns which made this story move at a pretty quick pace. All heading towards an ending that made all the time spent with these characters worthwhile!

After finishing this trilogy I realised there was another wonderful addition to the collection, The King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories. I thought this book was a joy to read. Especially as I got to immerse myself once more in Carden and Jude’s world. Especially with the addition of the fairy tale aspect. This book also had the most wonderful illustrations that enhanced the story perfectly!

Overall…

This entire series pulled me in like no other especially as I’m not a huge reader of fantasy. From the magical and mesmerising setting to characters that got right under my skin. I don’t think I’ll forget them in a hurry. Throughout the whole series there is also an interesting family dynamic and I enjoyed how it was explored in all the books. I think this just added an extra layer of drama that kept things even more interesting. Some of the characters actions were a surprise and I still don’t love a certain character! Sorry to be vague but I don’t want to ruin it for others. If you regularly read my reviews you will know I love a flawed character and Jude and Cardan are definitely flawed. They aren’t perfect, they do make mistakes and plenty of them. However they are definitely characters that burst to life from the pages. I’m so glad I took a chance and picked up this series. I have zero regrets!

Cassandra by Linda O’Byrne @linobyrne @SpellBoundBks @ZooloosBT #BlogTour #Review

Thanks for stopping by! I’m delighted to be sharing my review for Cassandra by Linda O’Byrne as part of the blog tour today. With thanks to Zoé at Zooloo’s Book Tours. Also thank you to the publisher and author for my copy. First things first let’s take a look at the description for the book…

Many years have passed since the dramatic events of Pride and Prejudice.
In The Cousins of Pemberley series we follow a new generation of heroines – cousins with lives as different and interesting as those enjoyed by their mothers.

Cassandra:

Cassandra Wickham, daughter of a flirt and a scoundrel, an innocent abroad in a world where money can buy you anything, even a bride.

When danger threatens and the man she thought she could rely on fails her, there is only one place she can turn to
for help –

Pemberley.

Surely the Darcy’s will protect her, no matter what happened in the past to divide the two families?

Coming March 2022: Miriam – Book 2 in The Cousins of Pemberley series.

Buy Links

Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cassandra-Cousins-Pemberley-Book-1-ebook/dp/B09L1CSQQF

Amazon US https://www.amazon.com/Cassandra-Cousins-Pemberley-Book-1-ebook/dp/B09L1CSQQF

MY REVIEW

I have to admit I love Pride and Prejudice so this book instantly appealed to me. After I finish a story I have often wondered what happened to the characters after I turned that final page. What else might have taken place in their lives, once I had left them behind? Well, this was carefully and creatively explored in Cassandra.

I really enjoyed the way Linda O’Byrne wrote this book. The characters are who we know and mostly love but I also got to meet some new characters too. Along with mentions of other well known characters from Pride and Prejudice too. Even though this is a story filled with characters we do know it was also lovely to get to know Cassandra. I think at first it’s safe to say I was intrigued, wondering how much she would take after her mother and father. However it quickly became very clear that Cassandra is nothing like her parents. I couldn’t help but root for her from the very beginning as her likeable and caring nature shined through.

The story itself moves at a lovely pace and all of the characters came together to create an engaging plot. Which included a hint of danger and a pinch of drama to keep things even more interesting. However there is also a sweet romance at its heart. One that kept me smiling and hoping for a happy ever after. The writing definitely sets the scene for that era and was a joy to read. Even though the events in Pride and Prejudice are at its foundations, Cassandra is a wonderful and charming story in its own right!

I’m already looking forward to book two!

Author Bio

Fiction has always been my go-to world, a place of entertainment, excitement and imagination – I am told that I wrote my first story when I was four about a lady who had twenty children! Sadly it has been lost for posterity.

I have been writing all my life in the time I could spare from having a “proper job”, mostly for children under the name of Linda Blake, stories of ballet dancers, pony riding and talking animals! Not all in the same book!

But my love of romance, a great tendency to say “What if..?” and the endearing characters of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice have now resulted in a series of books that will take the reader forward to the next generation of heroines.

I am retired, live in Kent and am a keen member of my local drama group. Directing and acting take up a lot of my time – I have been given the onerous task of writing the Christmas pantomimes – but I still need to cope with a large garden, doing daily battle with the heron who thinks my pond is his own breakfast buffet and keeping in touch with friends and family scattered all over the world.


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Daughter of the Sea by Elisabeth J Hobbes @ElisabethHobbes #Review

Thanks for stopping by! I’m thrilled to be sharing my review for Daughter of the Sea by Elisabeth J Hobbes today. With a big thank you to the author for my copy. First things first let’s take a look at the description for the book…

On a windswept British coastline, the tide deposits an unexpected gift…

It was the cry that she first noticed, the plaintive wail that called to her over the crash of winter waves. Wrapped only in a sealskin, the baby girl looks up at Effie and instantly captures her heart. She meant only to temporarily foster the young orphan, but when news reaches Effie that her husband has been lost at sea, and months pass without anyone claiming the infant, she embraces her new family—her son, Jack, and her adopted daughter, Morna.

Effie has always been an outcast in her village, the only granddaughter of a woman people whisper is a witch, so she’s used to a solitary existence. But when Midsummer arrives, so, too, does a man claiming to be Morna’s father. There’s no denying Lachlan is the girl’s kin, and so, Effie is surprised when he asks her to continue looking after his daughter, mysteriously refusing to explain why. She agrees, but when he returns six months hence, she pushes him for answers. And Lachlan tells a story she never anticipated… one of selkies, legend, and the power of the sea…

MY REVIEW

I had been looking forward to reading Daughter of the Sea for some time. Even more so when I found out the hero looked like Richard Armitage, sigh 🥰 Anyway before I get lost in a daydream, I’ll continue! 😂 I guess I wasn’t quite sure what to expect in this story but what I found was a story filled with love, folk tales and beautiful characters.

I have to say that Daughter of the Sea completely charmed me from first page to last. It was so easy to become caught up in Effie’s life. Effie is such a warm and engaging character. You see this in the way she raises both Jack and Morna. I loved how her character developed and the way she gained confidence in herself. Then add in the first fleeting meetings with Lachlan and I was hooked. The connection Effie and Lachlan shared was written perfectly. With moments that were both meaningful and heartfelt. I’ll admit it, Lachlan is my new favourite hero. From the first moment the reader meets him there was a mysterious edge that surrounds him. This definitely made me take notice and I couldn’t help but fall for him myself. It’s safe to say that there were plenty of obstacles between this pair but I was willing them to be together.

I found myself racing through this book but I also really didn’t want it to end. I just knew I would be sad to say goodbye to these wonderful characters. However at the same time I just couldn’t stop reading! I loved the folk tale aspect to this book. I really do have a soft spot for any myths, legends or folk tales so this was always going to be a hit with me. However when combined with the beautiful romance it really created something extra special. There were also some heartfelt moments that I admit made me a little teary. I guess this just goes to show how caught up in the story I really was.

For me Daughter of the Sea was like a breath of fresh air. I was whisked away on a journey of legend, romance and emotion. I loved every moment of it!