Book Review

Release Day & Book Review: The Highlander who Loved Me by Tara Kingston

The Highlander Who Loved Me

by Tara Kingston
Highland Hearts #1
Publication Date: December 12, 2016
My Rating: 4 Stars
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Select, Historical Romance


Synopsis: He may be her fiercest ally…or a scoundrel waiting to betray her.Johanna Templeton is on a life-and-death quest. Swept into an intrigue that rivals the tales she pens, she joins forces with a Highland rogue to find the treasure that will save her kidnapped niece—a prize the Scot seeks for reasons that have nothing to do with ransom. Engaging the Highlander in a sizzling battle of the sexes, Johanna shields her heart.

Connor MacMasters, spy for Queen Victoria, is a man on a mission—keep a legendary gemstone from an evil man. Trailing an American novelist who holds the key to the treasure should’ve been simple, but Johanna awakens feelings he’d long thought dead. Torn between duty and desire, he wants her in his bed, but loving her would be a fool’s game. Blasted shame his heart doesn’t agree.


My Review: This was my first book by Tara Kingston, but you all know how big of a fan I am of historical romances.  This book is set in Scotland & the author writes the MacMasters dialogue how it would sound.  It made it so much easier to hear his voice in my head and let’s just say I have a huge thing for a man with an accent; that just made Connor even hotter in my book.  

Johanna is a girl that I admire; she is strong, independent and sassy.  She just wants to make sure her family is taken care of and she is willing to go through such lengths in order to do so.  I loved how the relationship between Connor & Johanna developed; it started kind of as a battle of wits and ended up as significantly more.  Connor’s character is such a smart aleck guy and Johanna’s character is so sassy that it was fun to read their interactions.  I don’t want to spoil too much – but this was a read I could not put down.  There is intrigue & mystery, romance & love, and humor; what more could you want from a book? 



Award-winning author Tara Kingston writes romance laced with intrigue, danger, and adventures of the heart. A Southern Navy brat transplanted to a quaint Pennsylvania town, she lives her own love story with her real-life hero in a cozy Victorian. The mother of two sons, Tara’s a former librarian whose love of books is evident in her popping-at-the-seams bookcases and collection of unusual bookmarks. It goes without saying that Tara’s husband is thankful for the invention of digital books, thereby eliminating the need for yet another bookcase.

When she’s not writing, reading, or burning dinner, Tara enjoys cycling, hiking, and cheering on her favorite football team. Learn more about Tara at

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