Series Overview RRSR: Highland Weddings by Gayle Callen

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Welcome to Really Really Short Reviews were the name is long and the reviews are short! Because sometimes short is that much sweeter. (Also, because I’m really lazy!) And there might be quotes too (lots and lots)! (Because everyone loves quotes, right?)

The Wrong Bride - Gayle CallenPublisher: Avon (October 27th 2015)
Paperback: 373 pages
Series: Highland Wedding #1
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Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Shaken from sleep during the night and bundled off to the Highlands by a burly Scot, Riona is at first terrified, then livid. Hugh McCallum insists they were promised to each other as children to ensure peace between their clans. The stubborn laird refuses to believe he’s kidnapped the wrong Catriona Duff. Instead, he embarks on a campaign of slow-burning seduction.

At first, Hugh cares only what their marriage can do for his people. Now he’s starting to crave Riona for her own sake, but her true identity jeopardizes his clan’s contract. And unless she chooses to risk all to be his bride, he’ll lose the only thing he prizes more than the lands he’s fought so hard to save—the passionate marriage they could have together.

Review:

My first Gayle Callen, and it was definitely a fun read.
It seems a bit ridiculous that Hugh manages to kidnap the wrong Catriona but somehow they manage to work it out.

Hugh was quite the confident Scot.

Against her lips, he murmured, “I’ve missed ye, lass. Say ye’ve missed me, too.”

They had some pretty cute moments and I liked seeing fall in love.

Hugh had never told a woman he loved her before, but he didn’t think abject sobbing was the right response. “Riona?”

Also, good set up for Hugh’s sister Maggie’s story next book! She’s so sassy, ha.

“So ye have to work that hard to win her?” Maggie prodded. “She didn’t swoon at the sight of your fine face?”

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The Groom Wore Plaid - Gayle CallenPublisher: Avon (February 23rd 2016)
Paperback: 384 pages
Series: Highland Wedding #2
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Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Maggie McCallum’s dreams about her new fiancé aren’t the romantic sort. It’s not just that she was bartered to Owen Duff like a piece of property to end a clan feud. She’s also haunted by premonitions of his death on their upcoming wedding day. Yet the exasperating Highlander won’t let her call it off, even though his life and his clan are both in jeopardy.

Owen has wanted Maggie in his bed since he first glimpsed her years ago. If their union restores peace between their clans, so much the better. But while lusting after another chief’s sister had its risks, growing to trust Maggie is far more dangerous. Owen is falling deeply in love with the one woman he cannot hope to claim . . . and survive.

Review:

There’s parts that I loved and parts that annoyed me a bit.

I liked the magic realism, and I always like a hot Scot who’s got some wooing to do. Especially when it turns out to be a second chance romance.

His grin was a white flash in the near darkness, stoking her desire for him as if the coals only slumbered, always ready.

But I’m actually a bit sad that Owen didn’t really trust and believe in Maggie a little more, or at least it took a really long time to get to that point, sigh. But when they finally were together, it was pretty cute. Lots of sass and banter.

Oh and there was a bit suspense too, which was nice.

She drew in a breath in a breath, searching his face with desperate eyes, listening to the beloved brogue of Scotland in his voice. “Ye…love me?”

“I do. I don’t deserve your love, but I’m humbled that ye offer it.

Author: Cyn

noun. a bum a student again. A master’s student…oooh. procrastinator. reader. eater. sleeper. music listen-er. movie go-er. Loves food too much.

2 Replies to “Series Overview RRSR: Highland Weddings by Gayle Callen”

  1. I have not read anything by this author! I’m on the fence about these books in particular, though I LOVE Scottish romances! Perhaps if the author has more books in the future with Avon, I will check them out. 😀

    Great reviews, Cyn!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    1. It wasn’t a bad series! It’s worth checking out if you have some spare time and in need for some Scottish romance 🙂

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