Friday, March 27, 2015

Review: My Highland Lover

My Highland Lover (Highland Hearts - Book 1) by Maeve Greyson

Publication Date: 03/24/2015
Publisher:Random House
Imprint: Loveswept
Genre: Historical Romance/Time Travel
Pages: 291 (print)
File Size: 1151 KB

(Received for an honest review from Loveswept)

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Maeve Greyson unleashes a thrilling tale of magic and desire as a feisty Southern gal falls into the arms of a rough-hewn Highland chieftain.
As the proprietor of a homeopathic store in rural Kentucky, Trulie Sinclair knows that her neighbors think she’s strange—but they have no idea how strange she really is. Trulie was born in Scotland in the thirteenth century to a line of time-traveling Highlanders. When Trulie’s grandmother convinces her to return to their homeland, Trulie jumps back in time, right onto the powerful chest of Gray MacKenna. Just as his steely good looks send ripples through her body, their fierce attraction will send ripples through the ages.

After his parents are murdered, Gray is consumed by thoughts of revenge. As the new chieftain of the MacKenna clan, he has reason to believe that there’s a traitor in his midst, and nothing—not even the bonny lass who suddenly drops from the sky—can distract him from his single-minded pursuit of the culprit. But when Gray learns that this sassy beauty possesses gifts beyond the sparkle in her eye, he allows his gaze, and his heart, to linger. While he hunts for the murderer, Gray finds in Trulie a precious companion—and a timeless love.


Maeve Greyson brings readers the first book in her new Highland Heart's historical time travel romance series, My Highland Lover. Reader's who love historical romances, but also love the paranormal will fall in love with this kind of romance. There is a little bit of time travel, a little bit of magic and even a little bit of murder. Greyson's sense of imagery and descriptive prose is wonderful. Reader's will feel as though they have been transported right along with the heroine, Trulie into 13th century Scotland. A great start to a new series!

I love Scotland, sooo much! I love the place, I love the legends. I love movies about it. But, I especially love books about it. When an author gets it right when it comes to Scotland, I feel very satisfied for them. The Highland spirit is sometimes very hard to capture on paper and I think Maeve Greyson did a wonderful job with that. From the Scottish brogue to the authentic setting and customs, Greyson proves that she did her homework. And reading it made me like Scotland even more.

Trulie isn't really a true Kentucky girl, but I did love the fact that Greyson's modern day setting was in my home state. As a heroine Trulie didn't strike a perfect cord with me, she seemed a bit reluctant to return to the 13th century but she eventually grew on me. I thought Greyson's time travel elements were unique and well drawn, not your average time machine for sure. Trulie was a good match for her Highland hero when she finally got used to the idea.

Gray was pretty amazing. I loved the way he talked, the way he acted and just about everything about him. The mystery surrounding the death of his parents added a different layer to the story and I think Greyson did gave readers more than just a romance here. Gray was a very sexy hero and the intimate moments he and Trulie share together were sultry and passionate. He was a good leader to his people and he proved he could go with the flow when a girl drops out of the sky and practically into his lap.

Bottom Line:

This was a very well written Highland romance, with the added mystery surrounding Gray's parents and the time travel elements. There was something here for a lot of different kinds of readers. Mystery, romance, paranormal elements, Greyson gives us all of them and more, even a little bit of humor coming from the matchmaking efforts of Granny and her friends. This was a great start to a new series!

My Highland Lover is available NOW from your favorite digital bookseller.

I'm giving this one 5 out of 5 apples from my book bag!

About the Author:

No one has the power to shatter your dreams unless you give it to them. That’s Maeve Greyson’s mantra. When she’s not working at the steel mill, Greyson’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 more than thirty-five years who’s learned not to throw away any odd sticky notes filled with strange phrases.


Bonnie said...

This looks really good. I love time travel and Highlander stories.

holdenj said...

Sounds good! Scotland, time travel....:)