Midnight Hunter (Execution Underground #3) by Kait Ballenger-a review

MIDNIGHT HUNTER (Execution Underground # 3) by Kait Ballenger-a review

Midnight Hunter

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Hunters of the supernatural, The Execution Underground are an elite group tasked with protecting humanity…but can dark temptation destroy good intentions?

Occult specialist and witch hunter Dr. Shane Grey is called upon to investigate a string of crimes that bear all the hallmarks of black magic. But he can’t take on this daunting assignment for the Execution Underground alone. He’ll need the help of Vera Sanders, a witch with a dark past—and a woman who disturbs him as much as she intrigues him.

Vera is determined to ignore the dangerous chemistry between herself and Shane so she can prove her loyalty to his cause; otherwise she risks the wrath of the Execution Underground once again. If she can’t make Shane trust her, they won’t stand a chance in hell of defeating the evil that’s terrorizing their city. No easy task, considering old habits die hard…and Vera may be the very person responsible for luring Shane into a killer’s trap.


REVIEW: MIDNIGHT HUNTER is the third full length installment in Kait Ballenger’s adult Execution Underground(EU) paranormal series focusing on an elite group of hunters whose job it is to protect the human world from the evil side of the supernatural element. This is witch hunter and university professor Dr. Shane Grey, and Vera Sanders’s storyline. Vera is a witch who has dabbled in the dark arts; we were first introduced to Vera in Immortal Hunter (EU #2) when she was called in to work an investigation with Dr. Shane Grey.

Told from third person point of view MIDNIGHT HUNTER focuses the hunt for a necromancer-someone is raising the dead in Rochester New York leaving a path of destruction in its’ wake. Enter Dr. Shane Grey and the Execution Underground whose responsibility it is to hunt for the supernatural being reanimating the corpses. Because necromancy uses black magic Shane reluctantly enlists the help of one of his students-Vera Sanders-a witch with ties to black magic and a woman who stirs something deep within Shane’s soul.

The relationship between Shane and Vera begins acrimoniously as the two have butted heads in this and the last storyline. Shane is aware of Vera’s travels to the dark side, and with it comes a series of lies and lies by omission as our couple go on the hunt for the person practicing the art of black magic. What ensues is a relationship built upon mistrust and betrayal as the truth about Vera’s connections to black magic go deeper and are much closer than anyone could have imagined. Shane’s attraction to Vera finds our hero sending mixed signals of what it is he wants and doesn’t want from Vera Sanders-Shane will continue to push Vera away right up until the very end.

All of the Execution Underground Hunters make an appearance including the introduction of a kilt-clad Scotsman with connection to Detroit’s EU and Vera’s past. Speaking of Hunters, I am still waiting for Damon Brock’s storyline. Damon is the head of Rochester’s Underground Execution and a man whose heartbreaking introduction was told in Shadow Hunter (EU .5). Damon’s story is not complete; he has lost the love of his life to the very thing he abhors the most.

The world building continues to focus on the hunt for the bad guys of the supernatural world. So far, each of our hunters has fallen in love with the very thing he was ordered to destroy. I guess it is true what they say-love is truly blind.

MIDNIGHT HUNTER is an action packed story of mystery and suspense wrapped in a blanket of paranormal magic and powerful beings. The premise is engaging; the characters are colorful and intense; the happily ever after was not unexpected but the quick resolution to the story is becoming a mainstay of Kait’s style of writing.

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Reviewed by Sandy

Series Spotlight

Execution Underground .5
by Kait Ballenger
Genre: adult, paranormal, romance
Release Date: June 25, 2013

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Shadow Hunter (Execution Underground 0.5) by Kait Ballenger

Vampire hunter Damon Brock’s first assignment with the Execution Underground is Rochester, New York, a city crawling with the undead. But he isn’t the only hunter in town gunning for vamp blood. Tiffany Solow is fierce and ruthless when it comes to slaying the monsters that destroyed her family-and she works solo. But being alone is no longer so desirable when she meets the mysterious hunter who wants more than just her turf. As they work to massacre the local covens, the line between good and evil blurs when they are forced to decide between their lifelong beliefs… and their newfound hearts


Execution Underground 1
by Kait Ballenger
Genre: adult, paranormal, romance
Release Date: August 27, 2013

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Hunters of the supernatural, the Execution Underground are an elite group tasked with protecting humanity…but what happens when danger collides with desire?

Jace McCannon has one loyalty: the Execution Underground. Despite his mixed blood, his hatred for the werewolves he hunts is legendary. But in his search for a sadistic killer, Jace finds himself face to face with a stunningly seductive packmaster…and longing for a night with his mortal enemy.

Nothing can stop Frankie Amato from defending her kind–or catching the rogue responsible for killing women in her territory. For that, this alpha female needs Jace’s skills more than she wants to admit. But as their investigation exposes evil truths, need burns into a passion that dare not be fulfilled. For to do so will have deadly consequences for them both…


Immortal Hunter.Jan 2014jpgIMMORTAL HUNTER
Execution Underground 2
by Kait Ballenger
Genre: adult, paranormal, romance
Release date: May 2, 2104

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Hunters of the supernatural, the Execution Underground are an elite group tasked with protecting humanity…but at what price?

As an exorcist, David Aronowitz grew up the target of demonic assassins. Now he’s a member of the Execution Underground and hellspawn everywhere fear his name. But when a demon slips into the seductive body of the only woman he’s ever loved, David must confront the heartbreak of their past to save her.

The piece of her heart Allsún O’Hare gave to David so long ago left her trapped between two worlds: the Fae and the human. And when David comes to her rescue, fate reunites her with her greatest temptation—and her biggest mistake.

Now, as they’re swept together into a wicked game with the demon who controls her, David must decide if saving Allsún’s life is worth sacrificing his own—and the future of humanity itself.


Beauty and the Werewolf by Kristin Miller – a Review

Beauty and the Werewolf by Kristin Miller – a Review


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This lone wolf falls hard…for his enemy.

Unmated werewolves don’t normally live past three hundred years old…and billionaire Jack MacGrath is cutting it close. Sure, he has almost everything-the respect of his peers, a mansion in San Francisco, a private jet, and fast cars. But without a mate, Jack’s in trouble. Then he sees her. Gorgeous, proud…and his enemy.

Isabelle Connelly is good at hiding things from her father. Like her success as a painter, or the incredibly intense attraction she has to Jack MacGrath. After all, she’s royalty and falling for anyone lesser-to say nothing of a rival pack-would be, er, unseemly. Now she must choose between her duty to her family and her pack…or her perfect fated mate.




I read Beauty and the Werewolf by Kristin Miller in one afternoon. It was a fun read, I really enjoyed it, and the characters were all very written

Jack McGrath is a 320-year-old werewolf, he’s managed to stay alive and extra 20 years, holding on for his mate. The werewolves in this book can live up to 1000 years old, but without your mate, most don’t get that far.

Jack is fascinated with the artist Bella Nolan, he seems to be strangely drawn towards her, her art keeps him calm and connected to the World. Any chance he gets to buy her paintings he is there, he is happy to pay millions for them, and that is where he meets her, a stunning young woman. He knows in his heart that it’s his mate, but until they touch, he can’t be sure.

Isabella is there to buy a painting by Bella Nolan, and nothing is going to stop her. She needs the painting to show her dying father the beauty of these paintings, and she wants to show her father that she is the world famous painter Bella Nolan. Her collection is almost completed she just needs 12 more to complete the collection, she needs them all to show her dad that her hobby wasn’t a passing phase, as that she took her art seriously.

Annoyed that an arrogant wolf beats her to the painting, this fires up Isabelle and she confronts Jack about wanting to buy the painting off of him. After Jack manages to touch her hand, he realises that this Isabelle is his fated mate. He manages to convince her to go to dinner with him, and in return he will give her the painting.

This starts the strange courtship between Jack and Isabelle; he is now concerned that she doesn’t feel the pull between mates, and he steps up his campaign to win his lady wolf. But what Jack doesn’t realise is that Isabelle is a an alphas daughter. She had been groomed and shaped to take over her pack, once her father dies. And her pack hates the MacGrath’s, as far as her father is concerned, that clan is a bunch of thieves and liars.

Slowly Isabelle falls for Jack, and the two plan to meet her father and ask for his permission. But before all that can happen, her pack call her home, her father hasn’t got long left. But what Isabelle fails to notice, is that Jack is also dying. So who will she choose?  Her duty or her future? You will need to read this book to find out.

Reviewed by Julie B

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Unblocked Episode 5 by Marni Mann – Spotlight & Review

Unblocked Episode 5 by Marni Mann – Spotlight & Review


Timber Towers series – Episode #5
by Marni Mann
Release Date: August 23,2015

Unblocked 5

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Derek Block needs to protect those he cares about.
Frankie Jordan fears the loss of those she loves.
Darkness drives them.
But could it drive them apart?
This is Episode Five, the final Episode in the Timber Towers Series.



5 out of 5 for this reader folks!

I am in complete and utter denial that this series is over .. I know Marni Mann will do a 6 and a 7 and a ….. my balloon of fantasy popped because this really was the end. SIGH

Alright .. now that I am done with the dramatics, I have to say this was by far one of the best serial series I have ever read. Please go and read my past reviews to get a good grasp on this story as I am not going to review the entire serial here, but only Unblocked #5 the final episode on the Timber Tower Series.

Derek and Frankie have finally gotten their you know what together and seem to have bonded to face the greater evil. Derek knows in order to keep Frankie, he is going to have to spill his guts, secrets, and feelings and lay it all out. There is a fear that Frankie will reject him after she learns what he has been plotting. Frankie also has her past to face and you get to see her finally saying what needs to be said and take a stand she should of taken a while ago.

This ending came together brilliantly, and Marni really hit a grand slam in giving us readers the ending we wanting and the answers we were desperate for. Reading this ending was like seeing all the pieces to a puzzle come together. So much character growth, trust, security and self assurance was portrayed by both the leads. I have to say that those love scenes were very .. er … cough … umm, LOVING! Actually loving is being too kind .. they were BEAUTIFULLY DIRTY and absolutely TOE CURLING! Derek likes his dirty talk, and Rachel (that’d be me) likes to read it! LOL

I really am sad this has come to an end, but very pleased that all my questions were answered. I loved the business and architecture aspect of this serial but much of that has to do with the way Derek and Frankie were portrayed!

Can’t wait for your next book Marni as you have proven time and again I can always rely on you for an awesome read!


Reviewed by Rachel

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Marni Mann

Best-selling Author Marni Mann knew she was going to be a writer since middle school. While other girls her age were daydreaming about teenage pop stars, Mann was fantasizing about penning her first novel. She crafts sexy, titillating stories that weave together her love of darkness, mystery, passion, and human emotion. A New Englander at heart, she now lives in Sarasota, Florida with her husband and their two dogs who subsequently have been characters in her books. When she’s not nose deep in her laptop working on her next novel, she’s scouring for chocolate, sipping wine, traveling to new locations, and devouring fabulous books.

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Wicked Lies (Men of Summer #2) by Lora Leigh-a review

WICKED LIES (Men of Summer #2) by Lora Leigh-a review

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date September 1, 2015

Jazz Lancing is the stuff of legends. A mountain-bred ex-Navy SEAL with rugged dark looks, a tall muscled frame, and gorgeous blue eyes, he can have any woman he wants in the state of Tennessee. Except Annie Mayes. The beautiful, innocent teacher refuses to fall for Jazz because she’s hiding a secret more powerful than her own temptation …
Jazz knows that Annie isn’t who she says she is-that she’s lying about her identity, her past, and her motives. But can she be trusted? Little does he know Annie has been craving his kiss for years, dreaming that Jazz would take her in his arms and save her from her demons. But telling Jazz the truth could put both of them in peril. In this deadly game of danger, deceit, and darkness, is desire worth the risk of losing…everything?


REVIEW: WICKED LIES is the second installment in Lora Leigh’s adult, contemporary Men of Summer erotic, romantic suspense series. This is Jazz Lancing, and grade school teacher Annie Mayes’s storyline-a second chance romance for two people who believed they had lost one another ten years before. WICKED LIES can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. The first book in the series was released almost nine years ago.

Told from dual third person perspectives WICKED LIES revisits the small town of Loudoun, Tennessee where family secrets and mountain whispers speak of deadly games, the Kin, and the heartbreaking story about two young lovers torn apart before their romance began. The Maddox family lost a mother and daughter to a deadly New York hotel fire, and with it brought too many unanswered questions and ten years of grief and heartbreak.

Jazz has mourned the only woman he has ever loved for close to ten years; her death, and that of her mother’s, has weighed heavily upon many hearts throughout the small town of Loudoun, but none more so than Jazz Lansing’s. But two years ago the arrival of Annie Hayes brought with it a familiarity and fleeting moments of memories from long ago. Jazz knew Annie was hiding secrets and he was determined to uncover the truth behind Annie’s need to hide –in plain sight. Jazz’s reputation as a ‘love em and leave em’ alpha male left a sour note in our heroine’s feisty façade but Jazz’s need to protect Annie overrode everything else.

The relationship between Annie and Jazz is one of second chances; Annie has never forgotten the only man she has ever loved but eight years had passed without any contact, and her arrival in town brought with it the potential for death and chaos to anyone who got too close. Annie’s need to keep Jazz at arm’s length was for his own protection, and hers. The $ex scenes are erotic, seductive and hot but for a Lora Leigh storyline, the scenes are limited in number as compared to many of her previous books and novels.

The secondary and supporting characters include Jazz’s best friends Zack, Slade, and Slade’s wife Jessie from book one-Loving Lies. We are introduced to the Maddox Clan-brothers Cord, Sawyer and Deacon, and their father Vinny and aunt Luce, and Luce’s daughter Grace. The requisite evil comes from within the Kin, the Clan and the mountains of Tennessee-although not necessarily whom everyone suspected.

I did have one issue with this particular storyline and it involves the true identity of one of the leading characters. I am not saying nothing is impossible but colored contacts and a box of hair dye isn’t enough to mask someone’s real identity especially from family, close friends and the love of one’s life. The reality of the situation was far from believable but it is a story of fiction meant to entertain.

WICKED LIES is a quick but predictable read; an entertaining storyline about family and friends; betrayal and greed; second chances and a happily ever after.

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Reviewed by Sandy


Before We Were Strangers by Renee Carlino-a review

BEFORE WE WERE STRANGERS by Renee Carlino-a review

Before We Were Strangers

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date August 18, 2015

A love story about a Craigslist “missed connection” post that gives two people a second chance at love fifteen years after they were separated in New York City.

To the Green-eyed Lovebird:

We met fifteen years ago, almost to the day, when I moved my stuff into the NYU dorm room next to yours at Senior House.

You called us fast friends. I like to think it was more.

We lived on nothing but the excitement of finding ourselves through music (you were obsessed with Jeff Buckley), photography (I couldn’t stop taking pictures of you), hanging out in Washington Square Park, and all the weird things we did to make money. I learned more about myself that year than any other.

Yet, somehow, it all fell apart. We lost touch the summer after graduation when I went to South America to work for National Geographic. When I came back, you were gone. A part of me still wonders if I pushed you too hard after the wedding…

I didn’t see you again until a month ago. It was a Wednesday. You were rocking back on your heels, balancing on that thick yellow line that runs along the subway platform, waiting for the F train. I didn’t know it was you until it was too late, and then you were gone. Again. You said my name; I saw it on your lips. I tried to will the train to stop, just so I could say hello.

After seeing you, all of the youthful feelings and memories came flooding back to me, and now I’ve spent the better part of a month wondering what your life is like. I might be totally out of my mind, but would you like to get a drink with me and catch up on the last decade and a half?



REVIEW: BEFORE WE WERE STRANGERS is a story of first loves, broken hearts and second chances.

Told from dual first person points of view, from present day to the past and back to the present, BEFORE WE WERE STRANGERS follows the growing relationship between two college students-photographer Matt Shore and cellist Grace Starr –who on the first day of senior year met, struck up an immediate friendship that would eventually find our leading couple as best friends, confidants, and lovers.

Throughout the storyline we are witness to Grace and Matt’s connection; the bonds they formed with one another, the friendships that would last a lifetime; and the dysfunctional family situations that force Matt and Grace to lean upon one another more times than not. But all was for naught when Matt is eventually offered an internship with National Geographic while Grace remains behind to complete her graduate studies. A promise to return within three months finds Grace lost and brokenhearted when news of a different kind force Grace to make a life altering decision.

BEFORE WE WERE STRANGERS follows the ‘before and after’ of a fifteen year separation for two people who promised one another the world; their memories of times spent together were balanced with the reality of what had happened and what was to come. But a mistaken belief would send our couple in opposite directions and fifteen years would pass before a fleeting moment in the subway would push Matt to begin a search for the woman he had never stopped loving. Matt wanted his happily ever after but the road to happiness is filled with heartbreak, betrayal and loss.

BEFORE WE WERE STRANGERS is an unforgettable storyline of first love and second chances. Grace and Matt’s all consuming love for one another is matched with passionate promises and seductive proclamations but life and everything else in between had a funny way of destroying what was and what was to be.

If I had one complaint it is the unreality of Grace’s inability to contact Matt throughout the fifteen year separation. The author tried to explain the issues and problems Grace encountered but I have to question some of the situations and responses.

Reviewed by Sandy


Sustained (The Legal Briefs #2) by Emma Chase-a review

SUSTAINED (The Legal Briefs #2) by Emma Chase-a review


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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date August 25, 2015

A knight in tarnished armor is still a knight.

When you’re a defense attorney in Washington, DC, you see firsthand how hard life can be, and that sometimes the only way to survive is to be harder. I, Jake Becker, have a reputation for being cold, callous, and intimidating—and that suits me just fine. In fact, it’s necessary when I’m breaking down a witness on the stand.

Complications don’t work for me—I’m a “need-to-know” type of man. If you’re my client, tell me the basic facts. If you’re my date, stick to what will turn you on. I’m not a therapist or Prince Charming—and I don’t pretend to be.

Then Chelsea McQuaid and her six orphaned nieces and nephews came along and complicated the ever-loving hell out of my life. Now I’m going to Mommy & Me classes, One Direction concerts, the emergency room, and arguing cases in the principal’s office.

Chelsea’s too sweet, too innocent, and too gorgeous for her own good. She tries to be tough, but she’s not. She needs someone to help her, defend her…and the kids.

And that — that, I know how to do.


REVIEW: SUSTAINED is the second installment in Emma Chase’s adult, contemporary The Legal Brief erotic, romance series. This is hotshot defense attorney Jake Becker, and art history major Chelsea McQuaid’s storyline. SUSTAINED can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty.

Told from first person point of view (Jake Becker) SUSTAINED follows Jake Becker as he tries but fails to stay away from Chelsea McQuaid. Two months earlier Chelsea found herself a single parent to her six nieces and nephews when her brother and his wife were killed in a head on collision. Fast forward to present day and Jake finds himself the victim of a nine year old pick pocket named Rory McQuaid who targets Jake in a case of sidewalk hit and run. Finding himself face to face with Chelsea, Jake takes it upon himself to offer up his services if she should ever need them. Jake will soon be on the receiving end of several phone calls as the young family find themselves in a number of situations including school yard bullies, stolen cars, underage drinking, a broken arm, every day childhood mishaps and a bout of the flu that shuts everyone down for days. What Jake never expected was to fall in love with Chelsea and her ready-made family-and that scares Jake more than he could ever imagine.

The relationship between Chelsea and Jake is one of immediate attraction that follows a natural progression from professional to friendship to lovers in a short period of time. As a single parent to six children under fourteen years of age, Chelsea has no time for socialization or dates but Jake is determined get some one on one time thus hiring his own mother and fellow attorneys to babysit the rambunctious brood. The $ex scenes are seductive, provocative and energetic.

The secondary and supporting characters include the six Mcquaid children: Rosaleen, twins Rory and Raymond, Riley, Ronan, and Regan who all play a significant role throughout the storyline. We are reintroduced to Jake’s friends –attorneys Brent, Stanton and Sofia (Overruled #1) as well as several clients, defendants and professional law enforcers. Jake’s mother is the personification of the perfect grandma but an accident on her watch raises questions by the hospital personnel.

The world building focuses on the trials and tribulations of a single mother trying to raise six children all on her own and the extent to which Chelsea’s young life has been turned upside down, but we also look at how the death of a parent sends a child’s life spiraling out of control when they are unable to handle the devastating loss and resulting turmoil. While Jake struggles with his need for Chelsea McQuaid he realizes he doesn’t want the complications and troubles that go with six growing children.

There are moments of humor and fun (Mommy and Me classes/ One Direction concerts); heartbreak and sorrow; falling in love and letting go. SUSTAINED looks at the fall out of a young family struggling to carry on in the face of grief and death; and of one man who places himself on a path towards love from which there is no return. But for Jake Becker, falling in love with Chelsea means falling in love with six more hearts and souls. SUSTAINED is a heartwarming storyline that will give you the ‘feels’ every time.

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Reviewed by Sandy


A Season for Killing Blondes by Joanne Guidoccio – a Review

A Season for Killing Blondes by Joanne Guidoccio – a Review


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Hours before the opening of her career counseling practice, Gilda Greco discovers the body of golden girl, Carrie Ann Godfrey, neatly arranged in the dumpster outside Gilda’s office. Gilda’s life and budding career are stalled as Detective Carlo Fantin, her former high school crush, conducts the investigation. When three more dead blondes turn up, all brutally strangled and deposited near Gilda’s favorite haunts, she is pegged as a prime suspect for the murders.

Frustrated by Carlo’s chilly detective persona and the mean girl antics of Carrie Ann’s meddling relatives, Gilda decides to launch her own investigation. She discovers a gaggle of suspects, among them a yoga instructor in need of anger management training, a lecherous photographer, and fourteen ex-boyfriends.

As the puzzle pieces fall into place, shocking revelations emerge, forcing Gilda to confront the envy and deceit she has long overlooked.


A Season for Killing Blondes by Joanne Guidoccio is a murder mystery with a touch of light romance. This is a delightful read if you like mystery/murder stories with a feel of community people. This takes place in October of 2011 in Sudbury, Canada, so for me, who has never been there, it’s already excitingly located.

The story begins as Gilda tells the story of why Carlo a detective is in the back alley of her newly opened re-careering office (I’m leaving out last names on purpose). On the day that was to be her grand opening, the body of a local blonde woman, Carrie Ann Godfrey was found posed in the dumpster in the alley behind her office. The dead woman is a town icon and had been the prom queen when Gilda and Carlo had been in high school, and the mystery begins.

The murder is investigated and Gilda is questioned, as is her cousin Sofia. When a second blonde is found murdered, after an altercation with our heroine Gilda, it becomes apparent to her that someone is trying to frame her for the murders. The handsome blue eyed detective goes above and beyond to secure her alibi, when our heroine could not prove her whereabouts and also promising a dinner date after the investigation is over. There are many suspects, some are more subtle while some are the usual. Then another cousin ends up murdered along with a Russian step-sister (not a blonde).

Okay, that’s the setup and all the murders…I don’t do spoilers. This is a story you must read to enjoy and I believe you will enjoy it. I certainly did and look forward to more from this author.

The writing is wonderfully descriptive but not overbearing. Characters are well described and events are discussed like imported pastries for her grand opening…giving you the feel you’re standing there with people you’ve known your whole life. Some you like, some you don’t. The location is also well described with points of interest, letting you pretty much picture where you are. However, the descriptions are done in small doses, totally enhancing the story without boring the reader.

The story builds slowly, letting you know many of the characters and leading you on a merry chase. It’s good entertainment and thoroughly enjoyable.

If you like a good mystery and a little murder, a possible blossoming romance…give it a read!

Reviewed by Georgianna

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Hannah and the Highlander (Untamed Highlanders #1) by Sabrina York-a review

Hannah and the Highlander (Untamed Highlanders #1) by Sabrina York-a review

Hannah and the Highlander

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First in a brand-new series about the bold, brawny men of the Scottish Highlands—and the lovely lasses who bring them to their knees… 

Highlanders are her weakness.

Hannah Dounreay has no time for suitors who only seem interested in her family’s land, which she manages as well as any man. If she marries, she wants to be loved for the educated, independent woman she is. But when a strong, silent—and spectacularly handsome—Highlander saves her from a violent attack, her heart is stirred. Who is this man? And if he asks for Hannah’s hand, will she be able to resist him?

Love is the most powerful weapon of all.

Alexander Lochlannach, Laird of Dunnet, has no time to lose. The Highlands are in an uproar as clans battle for land—without mercy—and Alexander can’t afford to fall for the wildly attractive, strong-willed Hannah. What’s more, he has a desperate secret, one that could destroy them both. But as their attraction turns into an all-consuming passion, Alexander has no choice but to prove to Hannah that he’s the only man for her—body and soul…


5 out of 5 for this reader folks!

Man I love it when an author nails a great highlander romance book. Hannah and the Highlander by Sabrina York is the first book in her Untamed Highlanders series and it completely delivered all I cherish in a historical romance.

Hannah Dounreay is a strong will, fight to the bone, smart, independent and strong willed in her beliefs. After rejecting many proposals of marriage from suitors who only seem interested in the land that comes with her dowry, she hesitantly accepts the proposal of a man that not only caught her eye but saved her from a horrifying situation.

Alexander Lochlannach is Laird of Dunnet with demons in his closet. When he see Hannah he knows she must be his. Once the marriage has been seen to he realizes that his passion for his wife cannot be tamed. Everything seems to come together in the marriage bed at night, but during daylight, Alexander locks himself away from his hopeful bride. Not having any of that, Hannah decides she is going to get to know her husband by any means necessary.

With danger and warring clans lurking, never has a time been so inconvenient for something as silly as love. Secrets that are being kept must be revealed and chances of trust and love laid out.

YUP … so much more but that is all you get! You have to read this to get the full impact! WINK

Sabrina York is amazing at character development and matching lead characters that compliment the other. This story could of gone so wrong in so many places and ways, but the writing was absolutely captivating and brilliant. The history was researched, the characters believable and an absolute pleasure to engage in. I adored the secondary characters, the humour used, and my goodness I LOVED the steamy love scenes. I am so looking forward to reading more from this author and not in just this series!


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Reviewed by Rachel T.