The Heir by Elizabetta Holcomb
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I loved, loved, loved this book! Ms. Holcomb puts a new twist on time travel stories. I loved living in the universe that is this book. Its book 3 of the Chronicles of Dover's Almagam but I read it as a stand alone.
The main characters are adorable. Solomon Tremaine, the Marquis of Hastings, the heir to Dover seat and grandson to King Edward has a learning disability and is preparing for the MCAT. (Yes, this book is quite unique.)
Shelby Hollier is a high school student that shows pigs at 4H competitions. She first sees Solomon at a Beta Convention the previous year. She then comes up with a plan so she can meet him at a concert his family is performing. Said plan kinda backfires and lands her in a heap of trouble.
Solomon and Shelby start out kinda rough and I was very interested to see how their story would evolve. And evolve it did at a nice pace. It takes you from the Cliffs of Dover to the mall in New Orleans. From the 14th century to present day.
I recommend this book to anyone that loves time travel. It will end up at the top of your favorites.
My favorite quotes:
“You took me to London. I’ve watched Paddington Bear over and over. Can we have marmalade? Like Paddington? On a scone? With tea?"
“Thou shall not twerk in Windsor Castle,” Jareth said. They all jumped when his voice boomed around them. “That is right. I am late. Put it down in your calendars as a first and only instance.”
I was given a copy of this book for my unbiased review from the publisher via NetGalley.
Thursday, December 8, 2016
How to Train Your Highlander by Christy English
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
How to Train Your Highlander is the third book in the Broadswords and Ballrooms series. As per the usual these days I am reading as a stand alone. I had no problem following the storyline.
Mary knows how to handle herself. she knows what she wants and doesn't want and it's going to take an act of God to change her mind. Marriage included. She wants to live her life in the Highlands surrounded by kith and kin, lochs and burns, hunting and fishing. She doesn't want to marry anyone, let alone an Englishman and a Duke. A recluse Duke at that.
She's well versed in swordplay, knife throwing, and getting horses to obey her every command. She's quick witted and it's kind of a given that she has a stubborn streak a mile wide.
Harry.... There's just something about Harry. He isn't your normal run-of-the-mill Duke. He avoids the ton like the plague. He's sweet, yet masculine. He's very easy going but not afraid to show his alpha side when the situation warrants. Best of all he isn't afraid of manual labor. In the beginning Mary actually thinks he's the stable hand that helps out with the gardening. It was my favorite part of the book.
He, like Mary doesn't want to marry. But being a Duke, he has no choice. He needs an heir.
This was a sweet, funny enjoyable read. I would recommend it to anyone that wants a light Highland romance.
"It's my blade," she said. "It's what the sash is for." "To cover a weapon ?" He looked poleaxed for at least the second time since she had met him. "Well, yes," Mary Elizabeth said. "You don't expect me to go out among the English unarmed ?"
I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley for my unbiased review.