The Striker Review by Monica McCarty
Can we get a slow clap for Monica McCarty. I am in love with this series. If you have not read the rest of the series I would not suggest diving into this book, which is number 10 in the Highland Guard series.
I love a good romance and their are certain things that take a series from good to great and for me it is all about character development. I have to believe in these characters. In order to make me believe, you have to put the characters in situations that are believable. Monica McCarty does this with every book in this series.
I truly love the character Margaret. She has qualities that I wish I had in myself. She holds her head up high even when being ridiculed with assumptions because she is different than a normal noble woman. This makes her attractive to Eoin Maclean, because she is the complete opposite of him and THAT is what makes them believable.
This book will make you laugh out loud with the quirks of Maggie and cringe for Eoin’s discomfort. It will also make you feel awful for Maggie and some of the things that she must endure, just because people are assuming things about her. In my opinion, this is one of the best books in the series. The emotional roller-coaster and the action will have you turning pages so quickly, you’ll be sad to see it end.
Lauren Stewart Book Review
Lauren Stewart is a great author. He characters are very believable Their situation makes sense and I don’t find myself rolling my eyes at dumb female characters (which can happen often in romance books).
I love that her books start in the fairy-tale format. I find this adorable.
If you have not read the first book in this series there is no need to worry because the books do not really build upon on another. The characters are friends but they don’t rely on you reading previous books to follow the story.
This book had great character development. It was believable how the relationship between Hayden and Andi grew from simple chatting online to wanting to know meet one another in person.
I like the fact that Andi, the female character, was smarter in computers than Hayden. I thought him being completely lost, in her world, made him venerable and not just a rich executive. Although we do find out later is a lot more vulnerable than we thought. I was weary about the wife situation in the synopsis, but I enjoyed the fact that she was not the normal “bitchy” wife who treats her husband like crap. She had a story as well and it fit very well within the story.
There was not a huge amount of sex in the book but the plot and situations were believable, which is, to me, the most important part of a story and what keeps you engaged.
This is a perfect poolside book and is quick read.
I am looking forward to the rest of this series.
Monica McCarty “Viper” review
I am normally not a fan of historical romance but Monica McCarty has converted me completely to this genre. I cannot stop reading this series. The women are strong, the men are heroic and the story is in depth. I will tell potential readers that this is a series you definitley want to start from the beginning and not mid-series. You will enjoy it so much more.
Lachlan “Viper” MacRuairi is our hero. We have met him throughout the other 3 books as we have all of the Highland guard. His eyes give him away and his past makes him who he is. That is until we meet Bella McDuff, whom we have also had glances of in previous books. She is a countess and is our brave heroine. She is one of the strongest and most inspirational women I have met in this entire series. Her strength and courage is also what attracts Viper.
The action in this book is non-stop. Bella, however, becomes a little annoying, which is the reason I have to give this book 4 stars. She really got on my nerves with her search for her daughter. I understood her plight but it got somewhat selfish and annoying as the book progressed. That is my only real complaint. But, MacRuairi made up for it, by showing us the reason his name is Viper. His action and fighting sequences are awesome and non-stop. Although, this is not a fantasy or paranormal genre the guys seem to do things that seem unbelievable but not in a bad way. It works and does not take a way from the story.
So far this is my favorite book in the series but I have a whole lot to go and I look forward to the rest of this series.
Showalter book review
I loved this book. It was my favorite of the Heartbreakers series. I enjoyed this finale as well as the entire series because you can read these out of order and not be lost. Showalter, is one of my favorite authors because of her Lords of the Underworld series. She, however, does not disappoint with this romance series.
Lincoln and Jessie Kay have been fighting their desire for each other the entire series. I wondered how this would work considering she has already slept with Lincoln’s other friends. But, this is a book so anything is possible including water under the bridge. Once you get over that fact, the book becomes adorable. I love Jessie Kay’s playfulness and how she breaks down Lincoln’s walls. She uses her strongest asset, which is her very outgoing personality, to woo Lincoln. There is even some action going on with a jealous wanna-be lover. I don’t think Showalter can get away without putting a little action adventure into all of her books and she has once again done it in a believable way.
This a great series to pick up especially for a by the pool summer read. It is light and fun and of course sexy.
Act of Mercy Book Review
I was gvien this book for free for an honest book review. I have no idea where this book came from but WHERE HAVE I BEEN!!?? I loved this book so much. I laughed out loud so many times my kids thought I was crazy. These guys are hilarious and I am in love with them. Mercy is the heroin and she is a perfect. If a woman does not get on my nerves in a book she is a winner!! She was smart,helpful and not a pushover. I had no idea this was a spin-off of another series but I am a fan of this author and I definitely will check out her other books and the rest in this series.
Divine Ecstasy Book Review
he has done it again. This woman is amazing. I received this book free for an honest book review. I have been running through this series like candy and I have yet to be disappointed. Being a fan of paranormal romance I have met many Hades characters but I must say this one is my favorites. He is arrogant, sexy and powerful.. The story begins where Drake’s left of with the Heroine Sacha some sort of magical coma and Hades awakens her with power and even THAT is sexy.
I liked Sacha’s back story and the fact that Hades was very sensitive to her needs and making her comfortable. Hades truly is a softy when it comes to the people he loves but not so much that it takes away from his character. Then there is the sex…OMG!! who knew a haircut could be so sexy. They are all kinds of nasty freaky!!
This series is wonderful and just keeps getting better with new characters and worlds being introduced to us every single time we read.