Friday, February 15, 2013

Highland Heart by Heather McCollum + giveaway

Alec Munro, chieftain of the Munros, has captured the Englishman who swindled his father. Set on retribution, he’s caught off-guard by the thief’s beautiful daughter, a lass whose beauty and spirit leave him questioning the value of revenge.

Rachel Brindle has a secret: she can heal people with her magic. While journeying with her father and sister into the Highlands, she becomes a prize sought between two warring clans. She must use her cunning and her healing magic to prevent the same slaughter that started the blood feud a century ago. But when her secret is exposed, will it condemn her in the eyes of the barbarian who has capture not only her family, but also her heart?




Type: Historical Romance, Highlanders

Heat: 1.5 out of 5 (there's some real good kissing but that's about it)
Rating: 4 out of 5

If you're in need of a quick Highlander fix look no further. This one's short and sweet. Perfect for a rainy afternoon or when you're on the run and just want something that'll quench your thirst for gorgeous hunky highlanders and gentle lasses that are more than what they seem. 


Since Highland Heart's a short story (about 50 pages) you know things are going to move fast but McCollum did a fantastic job and really had me not only buying into the story but loving it. The romance is quick but, and oh I love this theme, there's a childhood connection between Rachel and Alec, that for me, really made it seem like these two were meant to be together. 


I really enjoyed both Rachel and Alec. There's a little fire between them, a little chemistry and a bit of sweetness that was just enjoyable. Heat factor? Eh, no too much given the length of the story but damn he's a good kisser! One thing I liked about the two was that Rachel's not a Highlander but an Englishwoman. I don't think I've seen that before and I really liked the twist. She's smart, quick on her feet, gifted with magic and the perfect match for the sexy, arrogant, knows exactly what he wants, Highland Chieftain. 

With an exciting and action packed storyline of warring clans, kidnap and escape and romance as well it was just a fun read. McCollum has a great voice and I'd love to read more from her in the future. 
I am curious about some of the other characters who played small parts and really hope we'll get their stories one day. 

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32 comments:

  1. This sounds really good! Who doesn't like Highlanders? They're sexy! In books, anyway. lol

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    1. LOL, right? Yeah I can definitely get behind some sexy Highlanders in my reading. I'd probably want to pinch the tar out of one in real life though! ;)

      Thanks for dropping in Christy!

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  2. I've never read anything by Heather but I do LOVE a highlander!!

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    1. She definitely caught me Danielle! She's got a full length I'm dying to read now :)

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  3. I haven't read much highlander stuff YET. I've been kind of weary of it, thinking I wouldn't like it for some reason, even though everyone tells me I will. So this sounds like a perfect read, short enough to get a taste! Plus a new author to check out, so double yay!

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    1. No highlanders? Och that's no good. I've really decided I enjoy them :) Strong, sexy men that'll do anything to protect the people that are theres? Yes please. So works for me ;) I think this one would be a pretty good starting point :)

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  4. Well, I will take my chance.........Thanks for all your giveaway chances!! You are so generous with them! lisakhutson(at)cox(dot)net

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    1. LOL Lisa I *knew* bringing up nipples would peak your interesting and catch your eye! LOL

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  5. I'm always up for some Highlander love! :)

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  6. I haven't read any highlander before either. But after reading your review I am now intrigued!! Thanks for sharing your review and for an awesome giveaway!!

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  7. OMG! Love Highlanders!! I have read Heather's books and have loved them so I will be getting this one(I may have to buy). Thanks!!

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  8. I haven't had a chance to read Heather McCollum's books yet. I love stories about Highlanders because they're so passionate about their homeland and I love those wonderful kilts.

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  9. I like Highlanders sense of honor, their physicality, their passion and their size. I am part Scottish and therefore, take pride in my heritage which includes Highlanders.
    I also like that many Highlanders are decedents of the Nordic people. As I am also Swedish, I am prideful in the Highlanders because of this as well.

    mestith at gmail dot com

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  10. I love a good highlander...they always make me swoon with their loyal and protective nature. Thank you for sharing this one!

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  11. Love highlanders!!!! Sounds like a good read. I just read The Mammoth Book of Scottish Romance recently, and some of those short stories are pretty darn good ;) So, I am going to add this one my TBR.

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  12. Ok this sounds really good Anna. I need to start a new book and have been thinking about Highlanders. And you always recommend great books. Lets give it a try. Thank you.

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  13. Highlanders...rawr. Thanks for sharing sweetie.

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  14. I have NOT read Highlanders in sooooo long!!! I'm always reading PNR and then I got sucked up in the YA genre, blah, blah, blah... This one sounds absolutely perfect for me!!!!!! Short, sweet, something that I could get into quick in between all those review books that I'm behind on ;)

    And I don't need hot loving. I love the elements of this story - a kidnapping and surprise attraction.... LOVE!!! Great review!

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  15. never meet a highlander i didnt love

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  16. I love highlander novels! This sounds like something I can really enjoy!
    Thanks!!

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  17. Enjoyed your review am looking forward to reading this book it sounds amazing.Thank you for sharing with us and for the chance to win . Have a great weekend .

    flanagan@mebtel.net

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    1. Thanks Wanda! Hope you have a great weekend too!

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  18. Have you read Captured Heart yet, by the same author. It follows Rachel's niece who flees to the highlands to escape being burned as a witch? It was really sweet! I hadn't realized there was a novella for Rachel!

    -Amanda P

    Lets Get Romantical
    Where the Night Kind Roam

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    1. No! I haven't read it yet but man I want to! LOL. I really enjoyed the novella and if an author can impress me with one of those I know I'll love their other stuff :)

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    2. You'll enjoy it! I know I did. More sexy highlanders, but can you really go wrong with a highlander?

      -Amanda P

      Lets Get Romantical
      Where the Night Kind Roam

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    3. Uuuuuuhhhh. Let me think about that a second....No, no you really can't ;)

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  19. I haven't read a Highlander book in a long time, I'm definitely going to read this one. My fav thing about highlander's is that they are sexy on top of sexy and then more sexy with seduction thrown in!

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  20. Ooh always in the mood for an highlander story :) They're some of my fave to read about. This looks/sounds really good so I can't wait to read it. Thanks

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  21. I do like Highlander stories, I think it is their care of their families and clans.

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  22. Haven't read Heather,but it's going on the TBR list. I do like Highlander stories. Location, Loyalty, strength and care that they show towards the land and the people that surround them is a favorite theme.

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