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The Devil of Dunakin Castle ~ Heather McCollum

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Title: The Devil of Dunakin Castle (Highland Isles #4)
Author: Heather McCollum
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by: Shakera
Genre: Historical Romance, Romance
Publisher: Entangled: Scandalous
Date of Release: November 13, 2017
Pages: 233
Format: Kindle (NetGalley)

Grace Ellington escaped her country of England due to meddling people only to find herself in the Highlands, with just as many meddling people. They all feel like she needs a man to take care of her. As a result, Grace finds herself needing an adventure! Boy did she get one! A dear friend is expecting a baby and wants a familiar face around. Grace volunteers, but like everything else in her life… not goes according to plan. In her travels, she meets Keir, the Devil of Dunakin Castle. Only he’s not as he seems. His reputation DEFINITELY precedes him, but he really does have a heart of gold. The one problem, his brother is the chief and he’s become a tyrant. Keir, along with his childhood best friend, Brodie, has had to become creative in how Chief Rab’s punishments are carried out.

In the end, Grace is kidnapped by Keir and Brodie because they need a healer. His nephew, Lachlan, is severely sick and needs a healer desperately. Along the way, you fall in love with Keir. You get to see his true nature. He’s funny, charming, and completely endearing. On the flipside, he definitely lives up to his title, judging by his body. Because I’m me, when requesting this book, I didn’t realize it was the fourth book in a series. If you have read the first three, you already love Grace. I fell in love with her by the second chapter. She’s the epitome of a gentle English woman. Together, Grace and Keir not only balance each other out, but they also solve the mystery of what is going on with his clan.

It wasn’t hard to figure out who the villain was. This story was subtle and tender. I thoroughly enjoyed this story. Heather McCollum is new to me. I was familiar with the name, but never read any of her work. After reading this, I regret only being familiar with her name and I look forward to reading more of her work!

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Duchess by Day, Mistress by Night ~ Stacy Reid

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Title: Duchess by Day, Mistress by Night (Rebellious Desire)
Author: Stacy Reid
Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewed by: Shakera
Genre: Historical Romance, Romance
Publisher: Entangled: Scandalous
Date of Release: November 13, 2017
Pages: 258
Format: Kindle (NetGalley)

 

There is something to be said for those who live their lives for others and those who live their lives based on what is expected of them. Both Rhys and Georgiana have such experiences, and it makes them crave what the other has. Georgiana has a title and a place in the world. Rhys has wealth and freedom. Naturally, it draws them together. All it took, a missing nursemaid. Georgiana only hires the best to look after her young Duke son, Nicolas. One day, while out in the park with Nicolas, she goes missing. Georgiana is convinced something has happened to her. When the runners on Bow Street can’t get you answers, you get answers from Rhys. But be forewarned, his help comes at a price! And you better be sure you can pay it! Oh, he doesn’t want money. He has enough of that already. You can pay him in secrets and favors.

It’s been a long time since I’ve read a REALLY good historical romance and I’m glad I took a chance on this one! Stacy Reid is new to me and I fell in love with this book immediately. Rhys had the bad boy image while having a heart of gold. Don’t get me wrong, Rhys is a dangerous man, but never towards those who can’t defend themselves. Georgiana is no pushover! She must decide will she put her heart before the reputation of the family in a time where people can be unforgiving if you make the wrong move. I loved every moment of this book. Their chemistry was swoon-worthy and I needed more. I would love to have a book featuring a few of the secondary characters to see how everything ended for them. We shall see!

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Shadow Fall ~ Audrey Grey

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Title: Shadow Fall
Author: Audrey Grey
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by: Shakera
Genre: Dystopian, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Publisher: Blaze Publishing, LLC
Date of Release: November 22, 2016
Pages: 368
Format: Kindle (Culican Reviews)

What I loved… it was very reminiscent to The Hunger Games, but with plot twists and turns. There was a lovely romance element that didn’t distract from the story. There was a good amount of greek mythology aspect to the book. I love that and it kept me drawn to the story. The world building was spectacular. Riser is quite possibly my favorite character. He’s a bit rough around the edges, but who doesn’t love a bad boy?

What I didn’t love… there were scenes that were too descriptive, which ordinarily isn’t a bad thing. It made the book feel like it was dragging. There were also times I felt like some scenes weren’t as descriptive as I would have liked. It took a bit of time to get into.

This was a great start to a series and I’m interested to see where it goes from here.