Thursday, February 6, 2014

Tangled Hearts (Highland Hearts #2) by Heather McCollum {BLOG TOUR + REVIEW}


It looks like after AGES I've read a book that can be called a proper historical romance. I had almost given up reading anything under this genre but due to my participation in the historical reading challenge this year, I grabbed the chance to participate in this tour at the first sight! It was a refreshing experience for me and if you have fondness for all things historical, you may as well give it a read :) This is a two-week tour that I'm participating in, you can check out the other tours stop from the links provided at the end of this post. Also, don't forget to enter the giveaway for a chance to win a $50 Dollar Amazon Gift Card or copies of Tangled Hearts. Happy Reading! :)

Book Title: Tangled Hearts (Highland Hearts #2)

Author: Heather McCollum
Genre: Historical Romance, Fantasy
Publication Date: January 28th 2014
                              by Entangled: Select

ISBN/ASIN: 1622663659



[REVIEW COPY]



Blurb:


The Tudors take on The Pirates of the Caribbean in this 16th century romantic adventure!
Pandora Wyatt is the most complicated woman alive. Raised by a pirate captain, Dory risks exposure of her magic to free the only father she’s ever known from the Tower of London. But when she’s tied to a smoldering witch’s pyre, her powers aren’t enough to save her.
Ewan Brody is on a mission to deliver a traitor’s corpse to King Henry VIII when he rescues a beautiful spitfire from a horrific fate. Saving the lass’s life leads him on an adventure he never intended. Thrust together in the roles of husband and wife, they dodge royal intrigue, dark twists, and secrets as they attempt to find the true traitor at the Tudor court.
Magic and adventure spark, igniting a fire between Ewan and Dory, consuming them and tangling their hearts together forever. But to reach forever, they first need to survive the day.
PURCHASE/PRE-ORDER: 
http://www.amazon.com/Tangled-Hearts-Entangled-Heather-McCollum/dp/1622663659/  http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00FOAJ8V8?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creativeASIN=B00FOAJ8V8&linkCode=xm2&tag=invogwitboo-21

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

My Review:


I usually don't read much pirate or highlander stories, in the fear that I might not like them. But this one was different than many others. In terms of plot and characters, it is definitely a must read book for those who love action packed pirate or highlander books.

The characters, specially the main characters of the story are wonderfully built. Pandora, the lead is quite a unique character. I guess her unique upbringing contributed to it as well. As a heroine, Pandora is a mix of everything that will compel you to like her. She is strong willed and full of self confidence. She can be a bit manipulative at times but I like when the female leads do that so overall, I really really liked her.

Ewan, as the hero, was no less. He is nice and charming and totally an amazing person. His aim is to bring a traitor’s corpse to King Henry VIII's court. Fate throws this feisty unique girl in his way.  He doesn't seem to be someone wanting to get involved with a women in a sentimental or emotional way but still when he meets Dory, he cannot help falling for her, even if he doesn't realize that at first. It was really interesting to watch them travel together as husband and wife and things taking interesting turns. Ewan's primary motive is to protect her from the crisis she is facing, and the love attraction happens somewhere along that road. I liked how McCollum has shown Ewan's disliking for the London life and yet his attitude of not giving up.

The plot was pretty good. Except for the fact that I feel there are a few filler descriptions inserted here and there, it is pretty enjoyable. And to be honest, I was so engrossed in knowing the two main characters they were all that kept me go on to finish the book. I liked how the author has mingled romance with history using her own twists and turns.



 
About the Author:


Heather McCollum is an award winning, historical paranormal romance writer. She earned her B.A. in Biology from the University of Maine, much to her English professor's dismay. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and was a 2009 Golden Heart Finalist. Ms. McCollum has four full length historical, paranormal romances released in both electronic and digital formats. She also has one short novella released in electronic format.

When she is not busy writing and answering calls of "Mom", she can be found educating women about ovarian cancer. She is a teal warrior herself and just finished slaying the ovarian cancer beast.

She currently resides with her very own Highland hero and three spirited children in the wilds of suburbia on the mid-Atlantic coast.

More information about Ms. McCollum and her books can be found at www.HeatherMcCollum.com. 


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What's in here for you?? 

1 $25 Amazon Gift Card (US Only)

3 eBooks of TANGLED HEARTS (International)

 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

OTHER TOUR STOPS:


WEEK ONE

1/27/2014- A Step to the Side- Review

1/27/2014- Review From Here- Interview

1/28/2014- Dandelionn Wine Book Blog - Review

1/28/2014- Preternatura- Interview

1/29/201- My Book Addiction and More- Review

1/29/2014- Manga Maniac Café- Guest Post

1/30/2014- Doing Some Reading- Review

1/30/2014- Literary Escapism- Guest Post

1/31/2014- Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf- Interview

1/31/2014- Sarah’s Bookshelf- Review

WEEK TWO
2/3/2014- Swept Away By Romance- Review

2/3/2014- Reader Girls- Guest Post

2/4/2014- Always Reiding- Review

2/4/2014- Mundie Moms- Interview

2/5/2014- To Read or Not To Read- Guest Post

2/5/2014- 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too!- Review

2/6/2014- In Vogue with Books- Review

2/6/2014- All Things Urban Fantasy- Guest Post

2/7/2014- a chick who reads- Review

2/7/2014- Fade Into Fantasy- Interview



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