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Friday, October 31, 2014

Review and Giveaway: Black Raven's Lady by Kathleen Harrington

Black Raven's Lady (Highland Lairds Trilogy, #3)Publisher: Avon Impulse
ISBN: 0062226363
Pages: 416 pages
Genre: Romance/Historical/Highlander
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Summary:

This exciting conclusion to the popular Highland Lairds Trilogy features a runaway lass and the laird who will do anything to protect her.

Feisty Lady Raine Cameron has been surrounded her whole life by gossip claiming she is not her father's daughter. Determined to find her true heritage, the dark-haired beauty boards the Black Raven under false pretenses in search of the man who she believes is her father, a man who is also a traitor to Scotland. Only the Black Raven himself stands in her way…

Laird Keir MacNeil has a reputation for being a ruthless and powerful ship captain. On a mission to apprehend Scotland's most wanted traitor, he never expected to see Raine on his ship. Keir vows to keep Raine out of harm's way and return her to her family untarnished. But as his lust for her grows, he must choose between honor and the woman he never expected to desire.




My Review:

Intro: I have been craving a good Highlander romance. In a big way. But nothing has quite appealed to me lately. I suppose it’s a subgenre specific reading slump. I was really excited when this one came about with the added bonuses of paranormal and pirated. I really did end up liking it.

Characters:

Heroine: Raine- Raine was an excellent heroine. She was intelligent and strong. She did frustrate me though. She was one of those heroines that tend to be a bit bullheaded and foolish in her actions. She had good intentions but, at times, I just wanted to shake her and call her a dunderhead.

Hero: Keir-First of all, his name is excellent. I am pretty particular about names in romance. I really liked Keir. He was the perfect Highlander hero. He was a good guy but a bit rough around the edges. I actually think I would have preferred him a bit rougher but that’s just me.

Chemistry-I really did like Raine and Keir together. I love the pace at which their romance develops. It’s not painfully slow or obnoxiously quick but a nice normal pace.  I also get frustrated when the characters believe that they are only in love because of a spell or magic. It takes a bit away from the connection that is actually forming.

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Conclusion: I really did enjoy this book. I loved all of the high seas adventure and action. I also loved the slow-burn of the romance. It was a nice pace given all of the insta-love I have been reading lately. I will definitely be going back and reading the previous books in the series. 

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Author Info
Kathleen Harrington, winner of the Colorado Romance Writers' Award of Excellence, has touched the hearts of readers across the country with her sparkling tales of high adventure and unending love. Her historical romances have been finalists for Romance Writers of America's RITA® Award, the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice, Virginia Romance Writers' HOLT Medallion, and the Phoenix Desert Rose Golden Quill. Her fabulous heroes have garnered the K.I.S.S. (Knight in Shining Silver) Award. She lives in Southern California.

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