September 2, 2015

Blog Tour Book Review: My Highland Bride by Maeve Greyson

at 9/02/2015 10:09:00 AM

Highland Hearts #2
Maeve Greyson
Releasing Aug 25th, 2015

for fans of the Highlander novels of Karen Marie Moning and Janet Chapman,
Southern sass meets Highland heat in Maeve Greyson’s scintillating new Highland
Hearts romance.

bedroom eyes and racetrack curves, Kenna Sinclair seems like just another
pretty Kentucky girl. But she can also read minds, erase memories, and jump
through time—a skill set that comes in handy when her matchmaking granny sends
her back to thirteenth-century Scotland on the pretext of visiting her older
sister. When she encounters the clan’s womanizing man-at-arms, Kenna instantly
knows the gorgeous Highlander has only one thing on his mind. She vows to steer
clear of him, but after a single electrifying touch, she finds that playing
hard to get won’t be quite so easy. . . .

by the first lass who could ever resist him, Colum Garrison will do anything to
prove his devotion, even ask for Kenna’s hand in marriage—and swear off his
chosen form of recreation until their wedding night. It’s a burden for a man of
his thunderous appetite, but the sinful temptation is not his alone: Colum’s
fetching bride-to-be is practically trembling with anticipation for a moment
that can’t come soon enough. When she’s willing, Colum will be ready and
waiting—with a love that lasts a lifetime.


Kentucky—Twenty-first Century

The fire popped and crackled in the cast-iron stove, but Granny’s voice came through the red-hot coals loud and clear. “It’s time, Kenna—time for you to join us here in the thirteenth century.”
Kenna balanced the bowl of popcorn on the arm of the couch and leaned toward the open grating of the stove. The handful of popcorn she’d just shoved in her mouth at the exact moment of Granny’s announcement threatened to strangle her. Kenna coughed, swallowed hard, and thumped her fist against her chest.
“Come again, Granny?” She wheezed in a deep breath, then hurriedly gulped down a sip of iced tea to wash away the knot of popcorn lodged in her throat. “You want all of us to join you and Trulie? Permanently?” Please say it’s just time for a short visit. I’d love to see you and Trulie . . . for a short visit.
“No. Not all of you. Just you. It’s time you came back and grabbed hold of your destiny.” Granny paused. The only sound coming from the woodstove was the lively crackling of the fire. Granny’s firm tone silenced the sound of the flames as she continued, “The twins will be staying in the twenty-first century for a bit longer.”
Kenna unfolded from her cross-legged position on the couch. What if she didn’t want to grab her destiny in thirteenth-century Scotland? What if she liked it right here in twenty-first-century Kentucky just fine? Yes, seeing Granny and Trulie would be wonderful, but there was just too much going on here to leave right now. Life was finally starting to settle down and run smoothly. It was kind of nice living like normal people for a change—or as close to normal as a girl born to a long line of women able to jump back and forth across time ever got.
“The twins are graduating this month. Tell Trulie the terrible twosome turned into a pair of intelligent eighteen-year-old beauties,” Kenna said, hoping that if she changed the subject Granny might back off a bit. But that was another thing. Even though her baby sisters were eighteen years old, how could Granny suggest leaving them alone to fend for themselves? Granted, Mairi and Lilia were mature for their age, but they still weren’t ready to get booted from the nest and fly solo.
Kenna scooted to the edge of the couch and propped her elbows on her knees. She had to buy them all some time. “Lilia’s creating her own line of natural cosmetics for the shop. She’s already got every teenage girl in town clamoring for the lip gloss she developed.”
The flames lengthened and danced faster across the chunks of wood. The coals fanned a hotter orange-red as Granny’s tone took on a decided edge. “Tell the girls I’m very proud of them and it’ll be their time to join us soon. I’m sending an old friend to look after them, since you’re coming to join us now. Eliza will help them sort through whatever they might need until their time to come back to us arrives. They have a bit longer to hone their skills in the twenty-first century before I call them back to the past.”
So the twins got to enjoy more time with indoor plumbing, Internet, and take-out pizza but she didn’t? Why did she have to leave now? “But Granny, I need—”
“Enough, Kenna. You knew this time was coming, and you know better than to argue with me once I’ve made up my mind.”
Kenna blew out a huffing breath. Isn’t that the freakin’ truth. Arguing with Granny was a lot like arguing with the weather. Both did as they damn well pleased no matter what anyone said. But maybe she could at least get away with bargaining for a little reprieve.
“Just give me a month.” Kenna held her index finger up closer to the fire. She couldn’t see Granny, so she didn’t think her elder had opened the fire portal enough to create a viewing window, but you never knew for sure with Granny. “Give me one solid month to get everything ready before I jump back.” Surely Granny would grant her some time to get things settled . . . and maybe in that time, if she thought about it really hard, she could figure out an excuse Granny wouldn’t be able to deny that would allow her to stay comfortably ensconced in modern times for a few more years—at least.
“One week.”
“A week?” Kenna scooted off the couch and knelt in front of the woodstove. “I can’t be ready to jump the web in just a week. That’s impossible.”
“Make it possible, Kenna. One week is all you get.”

I'm a big fan of Karen Marie Moning's Highlanders series and this book was great addition to the genre. It had the same sexy and steamy leading male characters and sassy/strong female leads. Now this is the second book in the series and there's definitely 2 more books coming (I hope). If you're new to the series and the author, here are some deets. The series centers around the Sinclair family. The Sinclair family legacy for the woman is time travel and other various supernatural abilities (i.e. visions or sensory telepathy). Specific set of female leads are the Sinclair sisters who were transported to the future to survive and grow in the 21st century with their Grandmother. The first book featured the eldest sister, Trulie and her love story with the dashing laird of MacKenna. This book features the second eldest sister, Kenna. If there's one thing you need to know about the Sinclair women, it's that they always have an ulterior motive when they assign you a task. Colum Garrison, one of Gray (Laird MacKenna) found about. He is assigned to Kenna as her escort and bodyguard. At first he is suspicious and wary of the newest Sinclair, but the attraction and tingly sensations proved that they were soulmates and meant to be. Unfortunately, things aren't going to go easy for Colum. Kenna has the power to see into the past via touch. She sees his past sexual history and it was a long, long, long list of conquests. This certainly puts up any roadblocks to forming a relationship, but Colum is determined to have Kenna as his own. I really liked this book and I definitely want to see who the other Sinclair sisters end up with. I have my suspicions though. :)

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No one has the power to shatter your
dreams unless you give it to them. That’s been Maeve Greyson’s mantra since she
was a girl. When she’s not at the full time day job at the steel mill, Maeve’s
writing romances about sexy Highlanders and the women who tame them. Tucked
away in a five acre wood, Maeve listens to the wind singing through the trees
and hears her characters telling their stories. Her work is proofed by her
sharp-eyed dog, Jasper, and her greatest supporter is her long suffering
husband of over thirty-five years who’s learned not to throw away any odd
sticky notes filled with strange phrases.


Tasty Book Tours on September 3, 2015 at 9:23 PM said...

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