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Review: My Tempting Highlander (Highland Hearts #3) by Maeve Greyson



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From the author of My Highland Bride—hailed by Sandy Blair as “an entertaining time-travel story packed with spice, humor, fantasy, and nonstop adventure”—comes a sensual novel featuring a wolf-shifting chieftain who travels centuries to modern-day Scotland to tame his one and only.

Cursed to live forever with neither wife nor child, Ronan Sutherland has watched all he cherishes turn to dust—more than once. For hundreds of years, he's been trapped behind the mists of Loch Ness, hoping to identify the one woman who is prophesied to break the spell. Now, at last, the fates have aligned, and he's being sent into the future to fetch her. After a single glimpse, Ronan knows he's been waiting all his life for this passionate woman.

Unlike her time-traveling sisters, Mairi Sinclair is perfectly content to remain in the present. As a hospital nurse in Edinburgh, she cherishes the opportunity to put her gift of healing powers to good use. But everything changes the morning a mysterious wolf darts in front of her car. Touching the wounded creature's tawny coat, a tingle surges through her. Yet when she returns with aid, Mairi is shocked to find instead a man with broad shoulders and fire in his eyes—a man who tempts her to unleash the animal within.

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Toot's Review by Stacy Sabala

Ronan has been summoned by Mother Sinclair.  The Sinclair women are strong and intimidating.  Ronan is a bit nervous as to what his summons is about.  He is shocked to learn that his soulmate is living in the twenty-first century and basically refuses to come back home to their time.  Mother Sinclair informs him that he must go to the future to get her.
Ronan ends up in the twenty-first century in wolf form and hit by a car.  The driver of the car, one Mairi Sinclair.  Mairi takes the dog home to take care of. When he turns back into a man, things get even more complicated.  Mairi is devastated to lose her “dog” but has not a clue that Ronan is the dog.  She doesn’t know that Ronan has come to woo her to wed him.  She is the one to break his curse.
He and Eliza talk her into going back to the thirteenth century to rid Ronan, his mother and friend of the curse.  Mairi does not plan on staying long just to take care of business.  Unfortunately Ronan doesn’t tell Mairi the whole story.  Mairi’s anger increases when the truth comes out and her trust is broken.  The curse can only be broken with love.
This story about Ronan and Mairi was interesting.  At the center is a curse where Ronan turns into a wolf, which was a cool aspect of the story.  Shape shifters are one of my favorite additions to a story.  The storyline was a good one and the story was primed to keep me very interested.

Unfortunately that was not the case.  The beginning dragged a bit.  It took me a while to get into the story.  I didn’t immediately like Mairi.  In fact she isn’t my favorite sister.  I could not bond with her.  She was too angry almost bitter.  Her attitude never really changed until the end.  So never really grew to like her.  The author also made Ronan omit a lot of information.  I understand why she went that direction but I would have rather had him be honest with everything.  Fears ruled this story way too much.  I give it a 3 out of 5.




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