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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

4 stars-- To Kiss a Kilted Warrior (Claimed by the Highlander #3) by Rowan Keats #QuoteTastic

Highlanders!!! nom nom nom!

I read To Kiss A Kilted Warrior way back in 2014. And then promptly forgot to review it. *hangs head* And so it's sat on my NetGalley shelf since then. Figured it was time to give it a re-read And...so so good! Loved it just as much the second go round.  I enjoyed the hero and heroine together. They're really rather funny. Wulf gave me a giggle in this one...

Ever so carefully, Morag extricated her hand from his relaxed grip and lifted it to shield her eyes. She was reasonably confident she'd done it without rousing him-- until she felt him harden against her rump.

"You test the gods waking me up so early," he murmured in her ear.

"If the gods are watching us, even they would be weary after our play last night," she said, chuckling. "I doubt they have the energy to smite me."

With an effortless push, he lifted himself on one arm and rolled her beneath him. "Then I'm the better man, because I have the energy to swive you."

She grinned. "I said smite, not swive."

He shrugged. "I hear what I wish to hear."
 Aaaaand again. For some reason his response just made me smile. I love his wording.
Wulf's eyebrows soared. "Our papers?"

"Aye, our papers," she said, jabbing a finger at the solid muscle of his chest. "Where are they?"

He grabbed her finger and planted a quick kiss on the tip. "Lass, you've clearly found me wanting today. For that, I beg your forgiveness. But do me the kindness of starting the tale at the beginning so that I might fully understand my failing."
They just had a funny dynamic.  
"You've mastered the nagging tone of a goodwife, I see," he said, leaping up beside her in an easy bound. Only a slight stiffness betrayed the weakness in his left leg.

"Not yet," she retorted sweetly. "But be assured I will apply myself to the task with great determination."

Oh yes. I'd totally smooch all over a kilted warrior! To Kiss a Kilted Warrior was enchanting!

The Gist: Months earlier Wulf lost his family, his memory and nearly his life in a violent attack. It was only a shunned woman discovering him that saved his life. Before anything can happen with the woman he's grown so fond of he's determined to seek justice for his slain family.

Gah these two! I had a wonderful time with them as they tried to hunt down the people responsible for his family's death. As they grew closer and tried to resist temptation and losing their hearts in the mix. 

Wulf is fierce, honorable, a provider and oh so charming. And Morag was strong beyond measure. Surviving everything life threw at her--including being cast out by the village years earlier--and thriving instead of letting others break her down. They have an ease between them from the months they'd shared in her tiny cottage. Tenderness and passion. I wanted them together so badly!

While you know who the villain is from the start it doesn't lessen the enjoyment. There's danger and risk around every corner. Unlikely allies and new discoveries. Watching them hunt for clues, track leads and narrowly escape danger was both exciting and infuriating. Whew but I wanted the bad guy taken down

All in all, To Kiss a Kilted Warrior was a fantastic journey into the Scottish highlands. Sweet romance, adventure and a dangerous quest kept me glued to the pages.

Shunned by her village, weaver Morag Cameron lives a solitary existence in the woods—until the night she finds a sorely wounded Highlander by the loch. Under her care, the handsome warrior slowly recovers his strength, but his memories have disappeared. Morag is torn. For if she helps him regain his past, she may sacrifice a life with the man she has come to love...

Wulf MacCurran wants nothing more than to claim Morag as his own, but his past holds too many dangerous secrets—secrets that put them both in mortal danger. He must discover who attacked him and left him for dead. Traveling to Edinburgh, Wulf and Morag find themselves swept into a mystery with the power to determine the fate of their passions—and change Scotland forever...

Amazon | Goodreads | Keats on HCBS
   
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