Monday, July 29, 2013

TLC Book Tours Book Review: Monica McCarty - The Hunter

Author: Monica McCarty
Title: The Hunter
Publisher: Ballentine Books
Publish Date: June 25, 2013
Buy: Amazon
Review Copy Provided By: TLC Book Tours and the publisher
Book Blurb: 
The war for Scotland’s freedom continues as King Robert the Bruce battles on. At his command is an elite army of trained warriors, soldiers dedicated to their king, their country—and to the remarkable women they love.

Prized for his unbeatable tracking skills, Ewen “Hunter” Lamont accepts a dangerous assignment: locate a missing undercover courier. But this is no ordinary target. Ewen has met his prey before as “Sister Genna,” a fiery, forbidden woman forever etched in his memory after one stolen, sinful kiss. Now that he knows her real identity, he’s more determined than ever to keep her safe. But without the protection of the veil between them, fighting the allure of the beautiful lass may be the toughest battle this extraordinary warrior has ever faced.

After her ill-fated attempt three years ago to rescue her twin sister, Janet of Mar has found salvation acting as a royal messenger—until she surrenders to a darkly handsome warrior whose rough, sensual kisses stir feelings the woman in her can’t deny. But when betrayal leads to danger, and a crucial communiqué is put in jeopardy, Janet has no choice but to put her faith in the hunter who can find anything—perhaps even her heart.

Review: What do you get when you combine a super alpha Highlander warrior and a kick butt heroine? You get the main characters for Monica McCarty's latest Highland Guard Novel.

Yes, this is a series, but no, you don't have to read them in order if you don't want to.

Ewen is an alpha male in the way any romance reader is used to. There's a right way, a wrong way and his way which is the only way to do things. That way is challenged when he meets Sister Genna, who is Janet of Mar. She's every bit as alpha as he is and she isn't afraid to stand up to him (and she does)

I'm a total fan of historical romance, but I don't often read Scottish historicals. They lack the glamour that goes along with the regency period (which is my period of choice). These stories are usually rough and full of fighting and ward. (That goes without saying..that's the time period)

However there really was something about Janet's spunky behavior and Ewen that made me fall in love with this book. I also liked that it wasn't totally  full of sex. I'm a lover of smut, but I believe it should fit in with the story, and in this case it did, but not in great quantities

Monica McCarty captures the time period of Edward II and Robert The Bruce...she also did so with a great deal of historical accuracy, which doesn't often happen in romance novels

This book  made me want to try the other books and get to know the rest of the sexy Highlanders.

Monica's writing brings the period to life while telling a story that keeps the pages turning.

Rating: 4 flowers


Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Sounds like the two main characters make for a great combination!

Thanks for being on the tour. I'm featuring your review on TLC's Facebook page today.

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