Wednesday, April 15, 2015

ARC Review: My Highland Lover (Highland Hearts #1) by Maeve Greyson

Title: My Highland Lover (Highland Hearts #1)
Author: Maeve Greyson
Source: NetGalley
Genre: Time Travel Romance - Scottish Highlands
Length: Novel
Release Date: March 24, 2015
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

Rating - 3
Sexual - 3

Maeve Greyson unleashes a thrilling tale of magic and desire as a feisty Southern gal falls into the arms of a rough-hewn Highland chieftain.

As the proprietor of a homeopathic store in rural Kentucky, Trulie Sinclair knows that her neighbors think she’s strange—but they have no idea how strange she really is. Trulie was born in Scotland in the thirteenth century to a line of time-traveling Highlanders. When Trulie’s grandmother convinces her to return to their homeland,Trulie jumps back in time, right onto the powerful chest of Gray MacKenna. Just as his steely good looks send ripples through her body, their fierce attraction will send ripples through the ages.

After his parents murdered, Gray is consumed by thoughts of revenge. As the new chieftain of the MacKenna clan, he has reason to believe that there’s a traitor in his midst, and nothing—not even the bonny lass who suddenly drops from the sky—can distract him from his single-minded pursuit of the culprit. But when Gray learns that this sassy beauty possesses gifts beyond the sparkle in her eye, he allows his gaze, and his heart, to linger. While he hunts for the murderer, Gray finds in Trulie a precious companion—and a timeless love.
This was a really fun time travel romance.  I really enjoyed Granny's role in the whole thing and that portion just really stood out to me for some reason.  When Granny takes Trulie back in time - for several reasons - Trulie isn't too happy about it.  She swears she is going back to the present day and nothing Granny can do will stop her.  The part I really didn't quite understand, was the complete acceptance that Gray has of the fact that Trulie is a time traveler.  It just didn't ring very true to me.

So moving past that, Gray and Trulie's romance was fun and sweet and alpha male meets alpha female.  At one point I think he basically orders her to marry him and I just laughed - right along with Trulie.  You really can't order that girl to do anything. He realizes that he needs to treat her a bit different than he's used to treating women.

There is also a bit of a murder/mystery hovering over the clan and really adding a bit of excitement to the plot. It really helped tie Trulie to the time and the people as she tried to help them find out what had happened in the past.  The topic of messing with time lines is also addressed, and while I don't think there will ever be an explanation that completely satisfies me, Maeve Greyson handles it very well.

*This book was received in exchange for an honest review*


  1. I really liked seeing what you thought of this one. I enjoyed it, and even though its not my favorite time travel romance, there were many fun and quirky moments. I loved the grandmother...she was a hoot.

  2. She was a hoot! Even the men-folk were afraid of crossing her!


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