by Maeve Greyson
Series: Highland Hearts #3
Pub. Date: Feb. 23, 2016
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.
The Highland Hearts series is a fun time travel romance/family saga revolving around the Sinclair family, four sisters and their quirky granny, who have the ability to jump time. This third installment, My Tempting Highlander is the story of Mairi, third sister, and her fated mate, Ronan Sutherland.
We first met Ronan in the last book, My Highland Bride, where he kidnapped Kenna Sinclair and forced her hand in marriage hoping to break a centuries old curse. Ronan was cursed before birth to take the form of a wolf and roam with immortality until he could find the one specific woman to free him, his mother and his mentor. Granny Sinclair revealed that Mairi is the chosen woman, and now Ronan must set about wooing her. I liked Ronan quite a bit. He was a broody mysterious tortured hero, and I knew he would be an interesting hero as soon as we met him in the last story. While he did not always tell Mairi the full trith, he was earnest in his affection for her. Fear of rejection kept him from revealing all, and I totally empathized with his plight.
Mairi Sinclair is the third sister in line, and twin to Lilia. Working as a nurse in 21st Century Edinburgh, she has no plans to travel to 13th Century Scotland to satisfy her granny's whim. So when Mairi does have to go back, she feels duped and betrayed by all and turns into an ornery, cantankerous, whiney, cynical shrew. I really didn't like her character for the majority of the book. She suffered from annoying heroine syndrome and I wanted to thump her a few times. This could be because I was in thrall to Ronan and I hated the way she treated him.
While this was not my favorite book of the series, I have had enjoyed all the time jumps and watching these highland warriors learn to deal with sassy modern women. If you are looking for fun, quick romances, give this series a shot.
I received an advanced copy of this book from Loveswept via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
About the Author
No one has the power to shatter your dreams unless you give it to them. That’s been Maeve Greyson’s mantra since she was a girl. When she’s not at the full time day job at the steel mill, Maeve’s writing romances about sexy Highlanders and the women who tame them. Tucked away in a five acre wood, Maeve listens to the wind singing through the trees and hears her characters telling their stories. Her work is proofed by her sharp-eyed dog, Jasper, and her greatest supporter is her long suffering husband of over thirty-five years who’s learned not to throw away any odd sticky notes filled with strange phrases.