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Book Review: My Tempting Highlander by Maeve Greyson

I received a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. 51HQfU6YyzL._SX373_BO1,204,203,200_

Time traveling characters (or movies) don’t typically appeal to me. In fact, my husband always gets mad at me when we watch anything about time travel because I ask so many questions, but when I saw the blurb for this novel, I was intrigued. A shapeshifting, cursed Scottish warrior and a modern-day nurse? How was this going to work out?

My worries over the time travel part weren’t justified. I was never really confused over the events of the past versus the events of the present. In fact, though full of romantic scenes, that section of the book was pretty slow. It wasn’t until the book shifted to the past that it really had any action, and even after the shift, the plot was a bit weak. I do love a good romance, but I like a plot as well.  It seemed as though the book went from one kiss to the next with little between the sections.

While Ronan had the typical “damaged goods” vibe that most love interests have, he wasn’t as strong as I’d have like to see.  His constant apologizing was irritating, and it would have been interesting to have his “wolf” come out more often. The shifting was almost a second thought. More show and less tell would have made a stronger plot and made the threat of the barely seen evil curse more imminent.  Mairi’s abilities weren’t utilized much either, and though I loved all of the paranormal possibilities in the novel, I was disappointed by not seeing much of them.

Overall, I didn’t hate the novel; my problem was I wanted to LOVE it but couldn’t.

3 Stars

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