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REVIEW: How to Train Your Highlander by Christy English

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 0 comments
She's the Hellion of Hyde Park...

A foolproof plan to avoid marriage: 

1. Always carry at least three blades.

2. Ride circles around any man.

3. Never get caught in a handsome duke's arms.

Wild Highlander Mary Elizabeth Waters is living on borrowed time. She's managed to dodge the marriage banns up to now, but even Englishmen can only be put off for so long...and there's one in particular who has her in his sights.

Harold Percy, Duke of Northumberland, is enchanted by the beautiful hellion who outrides every man on his estate and dances Scottish reels while the ton looks on in horror. The more he sees Mary, the more he knows he has to have her, tradition and good sense be damned. But what's a powerful man to do when the Highland spitfire of his dreams has no desire to be tamed...

Christy English's How to Train Your Highlander is a fun, steamy Historical Romance that features a Duke named Harry and a wild highlander named Mary Elizabeth. If you're looking for something with a twist, I highly recommend this lovely story.

I seriously enjoyed this book because it was so different from the usual highlander romances that I've read in the past. It's common to read ones about a woman being carried off by a rogue male highlander, but there aren't many featuring women highlanders. 

In this story, we get to know Mary Elizabeth, a Scottish woman who refuses to follow her mother's wish for her to get married. Mary Elizabeth's disdain for the English she meets is very apparent from the beginning of the book, but when she runs into Harold "Harry" Percy, she immediately takes a liking to the 30 year old duke. 

I loved the light humor that Ms. English wove into the story. From the beginning, Mary Elizabeth is under the pretense that Harry is just a stable boy instead of the Duke of Northumberland. This results in some very amusing scenes. Mary Elizabeth has no filter when it comes to what she says to Harry and the way he handles it makes it makes him all the better character. One of the things I loved the most about this story is that he always held his own when it came to handling Mary Elizabeth. Harry is definitely NOT a pushover. Although not a highlander, he's definitely manly enough to sweep Mary Elizabeth right off her feet.

When I started this book, I wasn't sure I would like the main female character being the alpha in the situation, but I immediately liked Mary Elizabeth. She's fun, adventurous, and spirited. If you're looking for likeable characters and a new twist to a Historical Romance, you should definitely give this amazing story a try!

Rating: 5/5 STARS

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Review: Dark Skye by Kresley Cole

Monday, August 8, 2016 0 comments

In this highly anticipated fifteenth novel in the Immortals After Dark series, #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole spins a sultry tale of a mighty warrior scarred inside and out and the beguiling sorceress with the power to heal him—or vanquish him forever.


As a boy, Thronos, prince of Skye Hall, loved Lanthe, a mischievous Sorceri girl who made him question everything about his Vrekener clan. But when the two got caught in the middle of their families’ war, tragedy struck, leaving Thronos and Lanthe bitter enemies. Though centuries have passed, nothing can cool his seething need for the beautiful enchantress who scarred his body—and left an even deeper impression on his soul.


Lanthe, a once-formidable sorceress struggling to reclaim her gifts, searches for love and acceptance with all the wrong immortal suitors. But she’s never forgotten Thronos, the magnificent silver-eyed boy who protected her until she was ripped from the shelter of his arms. One harrowing night changed everything between them. Now he’s a notorious warlord with a blood vendetta against Lanthe, hunting her relentlessly.


With their families locked in conflict and battles raging all around them, will Thronos and Lanthe succumb to the brutal chaos that threatens everything they cherish? Or will the fragile bond they formed so long ago spark a passion strong enough to withstand even the darkest doubts?

Review: I'm so in love with Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark Series. Dark Skye was a wonderful second chance paranormal romance. I think one of my favorite things about this story was that it featured a male virgin. Too many times we see the female character as the virgin who's claimed by the very "experienced" Alpha Male. It was a pleasant surprise to have the roles reversed. Even more so because Lanthe didn't shy away from her sexuality. She refused to feel ashamed of the men she'd been with. And she made it her mission to teach Thronos how to be a good love, although he didn't need much teaching.

Kresley Cole captured me from the beginning of the prologue and kept me glued until the end of this story. I love how Thronos and Lanthe's love blooms and even more so because they have a history together. I highly recommend Dark Skye if you're in the mood for something sexy that falls into the paranormal realm. Cole is an amazing writer! You won't regret reading this series.

Rating: 4 STARS

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