Author: Grace Burrowes
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Formats: Mass-Market Paperback and E-book $7.99
How I read It: Mass-Market Arc from Publisher
Rating: 4.5 Crowns
HONOR OR HAPPINESS—HE CAN’T HAVE BOTH
Tiberius Flynn travels to Scotland with orders to snatch his young niece away from her Highland relations. He thinks it’s going to be an easy task, until he meets the feisty little girl and her fiercely protective step-aunt. A smart, headstrong beauty, Hester Daniels has no use for an English lord with high-handed ways, no matter how handsome or beguiling he may be…
Tye sets out to seduce Hester and win over Fiona, only to discover that he’s losing his heart to a woman who’s as untamable as Scotland itself… (from the back of the arc)
Grace Burrowes excels when she mixes family sagas and tender, heartwarming romance.
In Once Upon a Tartan
Tye arrives in Scotland with the intentions of kidnapping his deceased brother’s only child and bringing her back to be raised by his father. Yet when he finds his young niece, Fiona, singing in a tree, he realizes it isn’t going to be as easy as he planned. To further complicate the matter, Tye seems to be falling for Hester Daniels, Fiona’s step aunt.
Torn between what he has promised his father and what his heart wants, Tye finds himself in a complicated situation.
Having read The Bridegroom Wore Plaid, I was eager to read the next installment of The MacGregor Trilogy. If you have The Bridegroom Wore Plaid, some of the characters will be familiar to you, although if you haven’t read it, Once Upon a Tartan reads as a standalone and all that you need to know will be revealed.
Even though Tye came with the intentions of snatching his niece, I found him endearing. You could see that he was fighting an inner war between what was right to do and he was bound by honor to do. Some of his actions were shocking, and while I knew that it was going to happen, I was a hoping it wouldn’t.
Hester was likable. She was also relatable. She found herself being attracted to Tye yet she fought it because in her eyes he was the enemy for wanting to take Fiona away from the only home she ever knew. Events in Hester’s past also made me like her.
While this was Tye and Hester’s story, Grace Burrowes’ intertwined updates from Lord and Lady Balfour, which I loved considering that they were the hero and heroine from the The Bridegroom Wore Plaid. I know that I have said it many times before, but the novel comes alive when the author adds a child to the story, and Fiona truly brightened up this book.
The plot was brilliantly paced with twists and turns in just the right spots to make the book one that you do not want to put down.
Overall, this was a very sensual read laced with chemistry and charisma.
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THE ONCE UPON A TARTAN eREADER EXTRAVAGANZA!
For the first two weeks of August, Grace Burrowes is giving away one brand new eReader per day! That’s 10 eReaders, 10 Blogs, a different giveaway each day during the work week, August 5-9 and 12-16! Grace is giving away:
· Four Kindle Paperwhite 3Gs
· Four Nook HDs
· One Nook Color
· One iPad
Check the full schedule below to find out where you can enter to win your very own eReader (Open to US and Canada only)!
8/5 RTBookReviews.com: Kindle Paperwhite
8/6 All About Romance: Nook HD
8/7 Delighted Reader: Kindle Paperwhite
8/8 Night Owl Reviews: Nook HD
8/9 Book Lovers Inc.: Kindle Paperwhite
8/12 Discover a New Love: Nook Color
8/13 Book Savvy Babe: Nook HD
8/14 Jaunty Quills: Kindle Paperwhite
8/15 Fresh Fiction: Nook HD
8/16 Her Grace Notes: iPad
THE MACGREGOR SERIES PRINT BOOK GIVEAWAYS
Digital Reading not your thing? For the entire MONTH of August, each day (during the work week) a different blog will host a giveaway of print copies of The Bridegroom Wore Plaid and Once Upon a Tartan! This is a great opportunity for a chance to start the series from the beginning, and win two books (open to US and Canada only). The full schedule is below!
We are so looking forward to celebrating the release of this New York Times and USA Today bestselling author’s new book—we hope to see you along the way!
8/1 Book Hounds
8/2 RomFan Reviews
8/5 In the Hammock
8/12 Joan Swan's Blog
8/13 Cocktails and Books
8/14 Romancing the Book
8/19 Anna's Book Blog
8/20 The Book Girl
8/21 The Reading Café
8/22 Seductive Musings
8/26 Love Romance Passion
8/28 Thoughts in Progress
8/29 Debbie's Book Bag
8/30 Linus' Blanket