This is a highly recommended read. May 15, Jenni Schell rated it it was amazing Shelves: I get so excited when beginning to read a Vanessa Kelly book for good reason. She never lets me down. This book is no different. Everything about it is great. The characters are perfect, the romance is amazing, and the setting is to die for. Jun 06, Carmella Siciliano rated it really liked it. I received this ARC in exchange for an honest opinion. Oh how I love Highlanders Eden Whitney, aka Edie, has done it now. She was at a Ball and got caught in an unfortunate moment. Maybe it wouldn't of been so bad if she had enjoyed the kiss but another couple of seconds she would have bashed the fool.
Now, she has caused a scandal and of course some like to really rub it in. At a family meeting, her mother was trying to figure out what to do I received this ARC in exchange for an honest opinion. At a family meeting, her mother was trying to figure out what to do about the situation. Her brother-in-law Wolf comes up with the solution to have Edie and her mother go to Scotland with his good friend Alec for the winter. Alec has been away from home for 10 years. He has fought in wars, worked in foreign countries and been a spy.
His father has visited and told him it is time for him to return home and fulfill his role as Master of Riddick. His grandfather is getting on in years and isn't well. He doesn't want to go home.
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His grandfather betrothed him to his cousin Donella and he doesn't want to marry her, he never did. She captured his attention from the moment he met her. She is beautiful, smart and sassy. So, he isn't all that upset when Wolf makes the suggestion. He now has several weeks to work on her and see if here feeling are anything like his are. Edie finds Alec attractive but they always seem to be at odds with one another.
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All the women like him and their mommas love him and his money! She just doesn't know if this trip is the answer.
I did enjoy this book. I think Edie was at odds with Alec so much because of her attraction to him. She didn't know if the trip to Scotland was a good idea but she didn't have a choice in the matter. Her twin Evie was a bit more subdued just a bit that Edie. They are identical twins and are very close. Her recent marriage and her moving to her own home has shaken up Edie, as I am sure it affected Evie too. Lady Reese, her mother was a piece of work. She was a typical snobbish aristocrat in her complaints but in the end she was a real surprise and we got to know the real woman and mother.
Then of course we have the family of Alec. His Grandfather is blustery and opinionated. He was very upset when Alec left as he loved him. Alec's father is a scholarly man, basically a good man. He loved Alec's mother deeply. His cousin Fergus is the Steward and caretaker of the Castle and land.
He is very upset that Alec ran out on his sister. Aunt Glennie, Fergus and Donella's mother is dramatic and a witch. We all know about the history between Scotland and England but she was brutal to Edie and her mother. Donella, the bride to be, is a lovely young woman, She is more quiet and serene. She is the only of her family to show Edie and her mother any kind of respect, I think the characters are very well defined.
The writing is very good because I could get a visual in my mind of almost everything I read. I would recommend this book, it is a great read. May 25, Eva rated it really liked it Shelves: Alasdair Gilbride fled from his family, from Scotland because of an arranged betrothal to a girl his grandfather thinks to be the perfect wife. Together the three of them travel north, of course not without complications.
There is something I loved about this story without knowing the other parts in this series — Eden is pretty blind without glasses. Even having a busy time right now with work and so, I went through this book rather quickly and I loved it, I absolutely loved it. Of course thing get complicated in the North and there is one or the other intrigue and family quarrels. But that makes the book so lovely.
The cover is much too trashy in my opinion. Jun 08, Andrea rated it really liked it Shelves: How to Marry a Royal Highlander was exactly the book I was looking for! L ovely and lively: I knew I was in for a good time from the moment both Edie and Alec interacted.
They had chemistry, wicked good banter, and I absolutely adored them together. The Renegade Royals series has such a great premise: In this case, Alec is the illegitimate son of the Duke of Kent. I found this twist to be fascinating Ahhhh I found this twist to be fascinating and dangerous to those involved, which always makes for good reading. I love Scotland, but have found that many books set there leave me disappointed blame it on the high standard set by Outlander.
So not the case with this book! From alluding of the relations between English and Scottish, to the setting, castle, brogue and kilt, I feel that Kelly used this wonderful land to her advantage. Everything about How to Marry was endearing. I love how Alec was halfway in love with Edie from the beginning. I loved that Alec insisted Edie wear glasses, though she's insistent they'll make her seem frumpy. I loved that the two managed to find a way together despite everything standing in their way. I even loved Edie's badass Mamma. I'm do glad How to Marry a Royal Highlander came my way.
It didn't even matter that it was the last in the series; that only made me want to read the entire series, pronto. If you're looking for absolutely entertaining, steamy and sweet Historical Romance, give it a go. I really enjoyed the latest treasure written by a most talented author. Ms Kelly has out done herself with this spectacular book. The characters were engaging and real. Lots of drama going on with the hero who really doesn't want to be. Alasdair Gilbride is handsome, brawny, and so likeable. He has been a spy for the crown and has at last come back to London to see what's up.
He takes the advice of his closest friend and decides to go home to Scotland. He has responsibilities at home with him be I really enjoyed the latest treasure written by a most talented author. He has responsibilities at home with him being the heir to the Scottish earldom. He really isn't into going, but with his oh so attractive traveling companion, Alasdair doesn't complain. Eden Whitney, along with her mother, travel with Alasdair to his home. Eden's escapades have banished her from London to begin her rusticating from all the temptations that surround her.
Even though Eden will miss her life there, she hopes that Alasdair's family won't be angry at him for inviting her. Alasdair can be a troublesome man who gets on her nerves, but she won't hold back her voice when certain people try to dictate to her. But along the way things change between them with lots of kisses turn into sensual abandon that leaves both of them breathless. Oh, this book was so good that I didn't want it to end. Thank you Net Galley for this great read. I appreciate them for this ARC title in which I gave an honest review.
View all 3 comments. May 16, Arlena rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Renegade Royals 4 Reviewed By: I will say I laughed so hard at some of the bantering that went on in this novel with Alec and Edie but also especially that of Edie's mom. I was able to catch some of Edie's feelin Title: I was able to catch some of Edie's feeling for Alec quite early in the read, but was quite surprise at a lots of the twist, turns and drama in this read that was so very interestingly presented by this author.
The characters were all off the chart well done I also liked the way this author was able to give the reader one hot steamy highlander romance story as the heroine and hero are brought together in their lively interaction throughout the read. Who knew that a horrible kiss and being snubbed by the ton would cause such a uproar that would force Edie to have to leave London for the Highlands.
And that there would be plans by Edie's mom to start some match making for Edie. I found this read not only fascinating and entertaining with a good depth, a great plot but also a well paced read that will definitely keep your attention all the way till the end. May 03, Esther rated it really liked it Shelves: A well written and engaging romance.
We have Eden who at times, has the tendency to get into trouble because of her adventurous spirit. But this one last such "adventure" was just a little over the top for her Mother, Lady Reese and the ton. Eden's Mom decides a break away is just what is needed to calm all the gossip. Alasdair, a spy for the crown and friend with Eden's brother hasn't been home to Scotland for ten years because of some family drama. He's handsome, wealthy, an Earl and a great h A well written and engaging romance. He's handsome, wealthy, an Earl and a great hero.
Alasdair takes his friends advise and decides it's time to go home and face the family and drama. Lady Reese has decided that Alasdair is a perfect match for her daughter and thinks that Scotland is just the perfect place for Eden's "vacation away". Alasdair and Eden, wow sparks fly between these two and the dialogue is wonderful engaging.
I really liked how these two communicated and had such an adult and honest relationship. I enjoyed both characters and how their relationship developed and progressed. Very well written and well paced romance. I enjoyed all the characters and how well developed they all where. This was a very enjoyable read and had me hooked from the first few pages. Netgalley for an honest review. May 19, Julie rated it it was amazing Shelves: What a fun story, I loved it. Edie, the more out going of the Whitney twins, has been caught kissing a complete rake by one of the biggest gossips who of cause has told everyone, which resulted Edie being snubbed and she just had to make it worse for herself by causing a scene.
Her mother then decides the only thing to do is leave to London for the winter to let the gossip settle down and a trip the Highlands with her brother-in-laws friend Alec is just the ticket, also he might make a good match What a fun story, I loved it. Her mother then decides the only thing to do is leave to London for the winter to let the gossip settle down and a trip the Highlands with her brother-in-laws friend Alec is just the ticket, also he might make a good match for Edie.
Alec is pleased to escort Edie to his home in the Highlands, even if it is a little cold and drafty in the winter. He was on his way home anyway as he has a little problem he has been putting off for quite a while now and also he's decided Edie would make him a wonderful companion and wife, he just has to convince her. This a very entertaining story. The characters were fun, the bantering between Alec and Edie was great.
The story was an amazingly fast read for me, I couldn't put it down, and one of my favourite characters had to be Edie's mom, she just got funnier as book progressed. A great addition to the series. I highly recommend it! Jun 02, Nicole Laverdure rated it it was amazing. Jun 15, WiLoveBooks rated it it was amazing Shelves: I read and enjoyed Evelyn and Wolf's book, though it's not necessary to understand this story. Eden and Evelyn are twins.
Eden and Alec are fun with their constant bickering and barely concealed attraction. Eden gets herself caught up in a scandal and is banished for the winter to ride it out. She ends up going to the Highlands with Alec. He hasn't been back in ten years and for good reason. Eden ends up in the middle of Alec's family drama. It was a fun read. I recommend for any historical roma I read and enjoyed Evelyn and Wolf's book, though it's not necessary to understand this story.
I recommend for any historical romance lover.
How have I not read anything by Vanessa Kelly before? I know she's on my tbr. I may even already own some of her books. Well, I'll definitely be digging them our cause I loved this book! The banter between Alec and Edie was great! Alec was suave and charming and Edie would get him so twisted cause he had feelings for her. It was refreshing to see the hero get tongue tied and say the wrong thing.
Edie's mom was a great secondary character.
She put a smile on my face: ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley Jun 27, Annie rated it liked it. Alec and Edie were a hoot and their banter lightened up the book. Special mention to Edie's mother, her antics and comments made me laugh out loud. She was haughty but really loving and loyal it was great.
Let me tell you that I actually liked Eden more than her sister Evelyn. Yes, I know that they are twins, but Edie just seem to have more outgoing personality. But I would say that Munroe's character in this book is more caricature than flesh and blood person. Her motives and her background are fuzzier than in the others, so she is just not as interesting. I'd say that if you just picked up this book without reading the others, that you'd be confused about who this person is.
Beyond that, though, this is another fast-paced, interesting plot. The bad guys are really bad, and there is a very thin line separating them from the good guys. So-not my favorite, but I definitely plan on reading the fourth book in the series which is currently in progress. Michael Munroe is a person that can get things done no matter what. She is a sometimes ruthless mercenary that hires out to solve the problem for those that need to work outside the normal society laws and process. In The Doll, because of this she is taken so that she can accomplish a mission for a group of people that are very far from the law.
To ensure that she complies and will complete the mission, everyone she cares about is threatened.
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But what the group doesn't realize is that Munroe has a very dark past that will surface if she is pushed too far. This series is very enjoyable and the main character, Vanessa Michael Munroe is a very interesting and troubled person. The stories feature her as she is faced with almost insurmountable odds and seems to find a way. The Doll is the third book in the series and it is still enjoyable. Recommend this series for fans of the action thriller novel.
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