Two wedding nights. Two dead husbands.
Deirdre MacCoinneach wishes to understand her unusual ability to sense others' lifeblood energies...and vows to discover if her gift killed the men she married. Her father's search for a new and unsuspecting suitor for Deirdre becomes complicated when rumors of witchcraft abound.
Under the façade of a trader, Alasdair Montgomerie travels to Uist with pivotal information for a Claimant seeking the Scottish throne. A ruthless baron hunts him and a dark past haunts him, leaving little room for alliances with a Highland laird or his tempting daughter.
Awestruck when she realizes that her unlikely travel companion is the man from her visions, a man whose thickly veiled emotions are buried beneath his burning lifeblood, Deirdre wonders if he, too, will die in her bed if she follows her father's orders. Amidst magic, superstition, and ghosts of the past, Alasdair and Deirdre find themselves falling together in a web of secrets and the curse of a hundred kisses...
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
An original historical romance that will hold you spellbound and leave you warmly satisfied... A Hundred Kisses by Jean M. Grant is a lovely Scottish medieval romance intriguingly interlaced with magical elements and a lethal curse. The story swept me away from the very beginning. It is set in the turbulent Scottish Highlands as the thirteenth century is winding down. King Edward of England has invaded Scotland’s southern strongholds and is exerting pressure on King John to abdicate. Several Scottish nobles have stepped up to be contenders for the Scottish throne. Some of those contenders seek personal fortune and power, but a few truly love Scotland and aspire to Scotland’s independence. As the story opens, Alasdair Montgomerie, our hero traveling under a false identity, is on a critical mission for one of the Claimants seeking the Scottish throne. He is unfortunately injured and being pursued by a cruel nobleman who is determined to put a halt to Alasdair’s efforts – even if that requires ending Alasdair’s life. As Alasdair passes a lake, he sees a vision of a woman au naturel descending into the placid waters. When she doesn’t come back up, despite his injuries, he doesn’t hesitate; he rescues her. Surprisingly, she is not appreciative. Deirdre possesses the unusual ability to sense others’ lifeblood energies. She doesn’t understand how, but she fears that her gift somehow killed the two men she had previously married. Some are now calling her a witch, fearing her visionary gifts. Deirdre is desperate to learn more about her sensory abilities, but her mother, from whom she had inherited her gifts, died when she was young. When Deirdre discovers that her mother’s sister may still be alive, Deirdre is determined to find a way to visit her aunt. When she ascertains that Alasdair will be heading to the area where her aunt last resided, Alasdair becomes her ticket. Alasdair and Deirdre have an undeniably strong chemistry, but Deirdre fears that, if she sleeps with him, he will also die in her bed. Alasdair, scarred by a tragic childhood betrayal and driven by his deep love for Scotland, doesn’t believe in witches, magic or superstitions. Can the two let go of their pasts and learn to trust themselves and each other… before the past catches up with them? A Hundred Kisses is the first book Jean has ever published. She’s currently working on the prequel to A Hundred Kisses and a mainstream women’s fiction novel that she hopes to see published in the near future. I thoroughly enjoyed reading her bewitching debut and am excited to read more works by her in the future. A Hundred Kisses features two likable, genuine characters in a fascinating, well-written adventure. The romance is passionate and the tale is suspenseful. The author’s love of history and of Scotland shines vividly in her writing. If you enjoy reading original historical romances that will hold you spellbound and leave you warmly satisfied, I encourage you to check out A Hundred Kisses. My full review is published at Reading Between the Wines Book Club. Please check it out there!
A great book to just relax and lose yourself in. History, romance, some magic - the perfect mix for summertime reading. A very enjoyable story that didn't always go where you expected.
Perfect poolside reading material. What's not to love? A dashing hero running from a past (that inevitably tries to catch up to him), a cursed heroine (who can sense life forces), and Scottish history reminiscent of Braveheart! (But more historically accurate. There were no kilts!) An intriguing story and an entertaining read! Definitely would recommend this book to anyone who loves romance, Scotland, or history! Supernatural twist was a bonus! (And I'll read this one more than once for sure!)