Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A Highlander for Christmas by Paula Quinn + Featured Feebie

A Highlander for Christmas
A SEASON OF MAGIC
As the bard of the MacGregor clan, Finlay Grant is a natural-born charmer. He can easily win the heart of any lass . . . but somehow, the right words to express his love for stunning Leslie Harrison have eluded him. Yet as Christmastide approaches, Finn knows he must find a way to propose to the raven-haired beauty who has stolen his heart.

A BATTLE FOR TRUE LOVE

A furious Leslie Harrison could run her brothers through for promising her to another. But she will do anything to save her family from dishonor . . . even though in her heart she knows no other man but Finn will do. When Leslie's betrothed makes a dastardly deal, putting her family and the MacGregor clan in danger, Finn will prove that he's just as fierce in battle as he is sweet in song. Can these two lovers find a Christmas miracle that will grant them a happily-ever-after?



This was an adorable little romantic novella. A nice, sweet, quick read.

Leslie was a determined heroine. My one problem with this novella was that, at one point, her determination noticeably falters. It just didn't fit with the rest of her actions and irritated me a little. But, besides that, I really like Leslie. She was a lovely heroine.

Finn was so sweet. Ohmygoodness, I just wanted to give him a hug, he was just so cute. He was so open about his love for Leslie and so true to it. Once he found out that Leslie loved him back, he wasn't about to let anything separate them. He was determined that they end up together. And they were just an adorable couple, so sweet together and VERY passionate in the more...intimate side of their relationship ;) I adored Finn and I adored him with Leslie.

Of course, since this is a novella, the plot moves swiftly. Ms. Quinn still manages to do a nice job establishing characterization as well as a full story. The ending was perfect and sweet. A nice historical romance ending.

To anyone who likes a good Highland romance, this is for you.

4/5

Thanks to Netgalley for a copy!
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Now for our Featured Freebie:
Today, I found The Beauty Bride by Claire Delacroix. Go forth and get it for free!
The Beauty Bride (The Jewels of Kinfairlie)More cherished than gold are the Jewels of Kinfairlie, and only the worthiest may fight for their love...The Laird of Kinfairlie has unmarried sisters, each a gem in her own right. And he has no choice but to see them all wed in haste.

Lady Madeline’s heart is not for sale...especially not to a notorious outlaw like Rhys FitzHenry. Yet Madeline’s hand has been sold, to none other than this battle-weary warrior with a price on his head. A more dutiful maiden might cede to the Laird’s command and meekly accept her fate, but Madeline has never been obedient. She decides to run away, though she never dreams that Rhys will pursue her. She does not expect this taciturn man to woo her with fanciful stories, much less that each of his enthralling tales will reveal a scar upon his shielded soul. She never imagines that a man like Rhys could imperil her own heart while revealing so little of his own feelings. When Rhys’s past threatens his future, Madeline takes a leap of faith. She dares to believe him innocent
— and risks her own life to pursue a passion more priceless than the rarest gem.

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