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Posted June 25, 2014
It was a delight getting to read this book. It was also refreshi
It was a delight getting to read this book. It was also refreshing to read a book that didn't have random profanity added throughout the book as well as page by page exploits of the bedroom scenes. However it still had some steamy parts along with magic and mystery. It was a well written historical story with a tortured hero who also happens to be a highlander and a strong heroine with a big heart to help heal and win the love of our highlander hero. I am looking forward to reading other books by this author. I highly recommend this book. I was given this book for my honest review without compensation. I hope everyone will enjoy it as much as I did :)
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Posted July 6, 2014
Elena has led her entire life based on a lie. Always hiding her
Elena has led her entire life based on a lie. Always hiding her true identity lest she be used by others for political purposes. Searc has led a great life in the Highlands but he too bears a secret, a secret which he fears once revealed will make him an outcast. One fateful day him and his father are ambushed and he is forced to use his magic to save his father. From that day forward everyone looks at him just as he feared they would with worry and fear. He decides to leave his home and journey on his own. While on his travels he comes across a woman who is being corralled by a bunch of looters and steps in to save her. Once again he uses his gift to save another’s life. Elena is shocked not only by the size of the man who has come to her rescue but by his power as well. While she fears him at first she soon learns that he has a wonderful heart. They reach their destination and are immediate thrust into a quandary as many young women have been found dead with ritualistic markings. Searc will not leave Elena unprotected and wants to wed her as added protection as well as bring this killer to justice. This is a great tale of how what many see as evil is just the ignorance of the unknown; for nothing is truly good or evil it is the person who uses it that makes it so. Not a shabby love story either definitely recommend this book.
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Posted July 24, 2014
Posted July 9, 2014
This is book 3 in the Highland Hearts series. Searc Munro comes
This is book 3 in the Highland Hearts series.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Searc Munro comes from a family of healers and when his killing magic is revealed he leaves his family in disgrace. While making his way to Edinburgh, he encounters a lady being robbed by thieves. After rescuing her, he offers to escort her to Edinburgh and her cousin.
With no family to speak of, Elena has nowhere else to go but to her "cousin" in Edinburgh. But upon meeting her "cousin", Searc thinks he is up to no good and stays on as Elena's protector.
One thing leads to another and Elena and Searc must act like they are married. Their growing attraction to each other makes it hard to not consumate the relationship, making it a marriage in truth.
Searc know that Elena is keeping secrets from him, but since he has some of his own he doesn't press her for answers. What will happen when they finally learn the secrets the other has been holding back?
Again, McCollum has hit it out of the ballpark with her story. She writes with just the right amount of intrigue, humor, and romance to satisfy any readers tastes.
Having "known" Searc since he was a young child, it was hard to see that he thought his magic was evil. Elena was the perfect match to get Searc to see his magic for what it truly was, a gift and not a curse.
I really hope that McCollum is not done with this series as I am definitely not ready to stop reading about these families!
Thanks go to Entangled Publishing via NetGalley for a copy of the book in exchange of an honest review.
Posted July 4, 2014
With magic, secrets, and a lovely romance, Crimson Heart was a f
With magic, secrets, and a lovely romance, Crimson Heart was a fantastic historical romance. I really liked this book. It was a wonderful addition to the series and I really enjoyed reading it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Elena was lovely. She was strong and determined to live her life away for all the political battles that her parentage could have gotten her caught up in. She was clever, tough, and a likable character. I thought she was great.
Searc was so wonderful. Because of his killing magic, he thought he was evil. But, it was clear right away that he was just the opposite. He was a truly good, noble man, one who was very sweet. I loved how he was so protective, not only of his loved ones, but of all creatures who couldn't defend themselves. He was simply adorable.
The romance was lovely. Elena and Searc were so sweet together. They accepted each other so fully, even with the secrets each was hiding. There was some heat between them, but it wasn't really the focus of their relationship. I thought they were a perfect couple.
The plot was fast paced and I was hooked the entire way through. There were some twists, and a constant sense of danger that had me on the edge of my seat. I really enjoyed the story and the ending was perfect.
Crimson Heart was a delight of a read. From the lovely romance, to the secrets, and the touch of magic, this book was wonderful. Romance lovers, this is a book you'll want to check out.
*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Posted June 28, 2014
Searc leaves his clan. He sees the fear in their eyes when they
Searc leaves his clan. He sees the fear in their eyes when they see his deadly magic. Along his journey he rescues Elena. She has fled England to save her life. Searc becomes her protector. Now the real danger begins. Both have secrets that can kill them. They are a powerful pair who will fight to stay together. Their attraction is powerful but will they trust each other enough to reveal their secrets? Crimson Heart is a suspense story filled with romance, magic and treachery. Searc and Elena are wonderful characters that capture you from the first page, She is a feisty and intelligent woman and Searc is a true Highlander who loves deeply and protects those he cares for. I enjoyed the maneuvering of Marie of Guise, the queen regent for her daughter Mary Stewart. The political treachery and plotting added to the suspense as does a murderer lurking in the shadows. I loved the romance between Searc and Elena. It was tender and passionate. I wanted these lovers to have a HEA. I loved Crimson Heart. I was sad when it ended.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 24, 2014
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Posted July 18, 2014
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