My Highland Lover: Highland Hearts #1 by Maeve Greyson with Excerpt and Giveaway

Wecome to my stop for  the first book in the new Highland Hearts historical romance series from Maeve Greyson. Please read on for a review and excerpt, check out the other tour stops, and please don’t forget to enter the tour-wide giveaway where you could win a $25.00 eGift Card to choice book seller, Loveswept Mug and Nail Polish.

The first in a new, unique and very exciting series, Maeve Greyson mixes magic, highlanders, a touch of mystery and historical romance together into a big pot and comes up with a story that I read straight through without coming up for air.

My Highland Lover

Trudie is busily running a homeopathic store in Kentucky. There’s a little twist, Trudie was actually born in the 13th century, and has time-hopped to modern day.  But, her grandmother has plans for Trudie back in their homeland, and she convinces Trudie to return and help to sort out some issues in the highlands.

Gray McKenna is the new chieftan of the clan, and he’s got more than clan welfare on his mind. His parents were murdered, and he is determined to exact revenge for their deaths. Believing he has a traitor in the clan is only one of his issues, because out of nowhere a woman has appeared. Her beauty and the mystery that surrounds her appearance is not to be denied, and soon Gray’s focus is split between Trudie and his need for revenge.

The interaction (and introduction) of these two was marvelous: neither was quite prepared for the instant attraction, nor how well suited they are for one another. Trudie is not thrilled to lose the mod cons she has come to enjoy, but her belief in her grandmother’s opinion that there is something for her to do in her own time have her convinced to give it her all.  Completely modern in her approach, her stubbornness and her openly expressed opinions, Gray is flummoxed even as he is intrigued and frustrated.

Bit by bit Greyson weaves the tale, as Trudie reveals more of herself and her abilities she is able to see the hurts that have come to Gray, and the fierceness with which he intends to fulfill his role as chieftain.  With a tiny hiccup in the flow as the focus shifts away from our couple and their electric chemistry to solving the murders and some interesting and surprising revelations the story soon regains traction and becomes a mad dash to the end.  Passionate and emotional with several moments that will leave you breathless, Greyson has created a book that is hard to put down and even harder to forget. I can’t wait for the next in the series.

My Highland Lover: Highland Hearts #1 by Maeve Greyson with Excerpt and Giveaway

Title: My Highland Lover
Author: Maeve Greyson
Series: Highland Hearts #1
Also in this series: My Highland Bride, My Tempting Highlander
Genre: Historical Romance
Published by: Loveswept
ISBN: 0553395099
Published on: 24 March, 2015
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Pages: 291
Rated: four-stars
Heat: One FlameOne FlameOne Flame

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Maeve Greyson unleashes a thrilling tale of magic and desire as a feisty Southern gal falls into the arms of a rough-hewn Highland chieftain. 

As the proprietor of a homeopathic store in rural Kentucky, Trulie Sinclair knows that her neighbors think she’s strange—but they have no idea how strange she really is. Trulie was born in Scotland in the thirteenth century to a line of time-traveling Highlanders. When Trulie’s grandmother convinces her to return to their homeland, Trulie jumps back in time, right onto the powerful chest of Gray MacKenna. Just as his steely good looks send ripples through her body, their fierce attraction will send ripples through the ages.

After his parents murdered, Gray is consumed by thoughts of revenge. As the new chieftain of the MacKenna clan, he has reason to believe that there’s a traitor in his midst, and nothing—not even the bonny lass who suddenly drops from the sky—can distract him from his single-minded pursuit of the culprit. But when Gray learns that this sassy beauty possesses gifts beyond the sparkle in her eye, he allows his gaze, and his heart, to linger. While he hunts for the murderer, Gray finds in Trulie a precious companion—and a timeless love.

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A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

Tasty Excerpt


“Dammit, man!” Gray stiffened and dug his nails into the wooden plank. A shiver burned deeper through his wounds as gooseflesh rippled across his skin. “Why the hell did ye no’ warn me the dung would be so cold?”

“Ye nay asked.”

Gray sucked in a deep breath and blew it out slowly. “And how many times must I tell ye to stay out of m’mind? When I seek yer counsel, I shall speak it. Aloud.”

“Forgive me, m’chieftain.” Another chilly handful of sliminess followed the apology.

Gray closed his eyes and bowed his head, forcing himself to relax. Unfortunately, Tamhas spoke the truth. His father’s marriage to Aileas had filled their coffers and stables, and increased the lands of the clan quite nicely. That had to be the only reason his sire would take such an unpleasant woman to wife. Well . . . the massive dowry and the fact Aileas’s father had been o’erly persistent to gain an alliance with Clan MacKenna. The man’s messengers had plied the keep weekly for his father’s decision regarding a union.

“If ye had a daughter such as Aileas, would ye no’ pay dearly to be rid of her?”

Tamhas made a valid point. “Ye canna resist traipsing through m’thoughts, can ye, old man?” Gray relaxed across the length of the bench and allowed his arms to dangle free on either side. He had no idea what was in the nasty mess smeared across his back, but once the initial shock of its chill wore off, it felt damn good. The pain of the burns was gone.

Tamhas shuffled back to the worktable and set the mortar down. “I hear yer thoughts as clear as m’own because we share a bloodline.” Tamhas paused. His voice softened as he fingered a faded bit of braided hair looped around his neck. “Ye have truly done m’sister proud.”

Gray swallowed hard against the sudden aching lump threatening to choke off his air. “I wouldha rather saved her life than done her proud.” Gray shifted on the bench and turned his face to the wall. “Pray dinna put more wood on the fire until I leave. I canna stomach the roar of the flames. They hold the sound of Máthair’s screams.”

“Aye, m’chieftain.” Tamhas’s voice had a hollow ring; he cleared his throat with an uneasy cough.

“Show me the traitor, Tamhas. I want the one who set the fire that took Mother’s life. I want the one who lured Father to his death. I shan’t rest until I hold the traitor’s neck between m’hands.” Gray pushed himself up from the bench and swung around to a seated position. “Ye showed me a monster. A roaring beast with great glowing eyes. Why would ye do such when ye ken I seek to avenge the death of yer sister and the chieftain ye loved enough to call brother?”

Tamhas stood taller behind the bench, stroking his gnarled fingers through the thickness of his graying beard. Eyes narrowed, his face darkened into a scowl. “I showed ye the key. Ye need nothing more to find the answers ye seek.”

“Ye showed me nothing. Ye showed me some unholy vision ye might use to scare trespassers away from yer cave!”

Tamhas slammed the stone mortar atop the table. His words rumbled out in a deep, throaty growl, echoing with barely controlled rage. “I showed ye the only answer yer prepared to see at this time! I would ne’er lead ye astray.” Every bowl, crucible, and pot in the small room shook and rattled on the shelves. Candle flames danced and shivered atop their dripping tapers as though frightened by the power in Tamhas’s voice.

Gray lunged up from the bench and yanked his plaid off the wooden peg beside the door. “N’more of this foolishness.” He had been a damn fool to come here. He shouldha known Tamhas would be of no help. How many times had Máthair told him her brother had long ago been addled by his unnatural gifts and the loss of the one woman he had e’er dared love?






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About Maeve Greyson

No one has the power to shatter your dreams unless you give it to them. That’s been Maeve Greyson’s mantra since she was a girl. When she’s not at the full time day job at the steel mill, Maeve’s writing romances about sexy Highlanders and the women who tame them. Tucked away in a five acre wood, Maeve listens to the wind singing through the trees and hears her characters telling their stories. Her work is proofed by her sharp-eyed dog, Jasper, and her greatest supporter is her long suffering husband of over thirty-five years who’s learned not to throw away any odd sticky notes filled with strange phrases.


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