Posts Tagged ‘historical romance’

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Holy hell… I LOVE THIS BOOK! I felt the need to get that out-of-the-way right in the beginning.

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This book is a short 232-page read but OMG is it filled with all kinds of sexy…

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Makenna James, accountant, is having a downright horrible day…and things are about to get even worse.

Caden Grayson is completely terrified of dark and confined spaces.

Makenna, getting ready to leave her office for the day, makes her way to the elevator. She is extremely distracted and stumbles into the elevator. She catches a glimpse of a dragon tattoo on the hand of the man who catches her…

JUST AS THE LIGHTS GO OUT

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 Caden and Makenna are forced to fight the fear of being in the dark confined space. They must talk to one another in order to stay calm because neither one of them knows how long they will be in this elevator.

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So what happens when you’re stuck in the dark and only have your instincts to go on? What happens when you take physical attraction out of the equation? Caden and Makenna end up finding out more than just what they have in common. They find a passion, they find each others hearts…in darkness.

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This book was fantastic!  I loved every single second of it!

The fact that Makenna was forced to think about what it means to be attracted to someone was brilliant. I have often found myself attracted to certain people in terms of personality, but yet the physical attraction just wasnt there.

That’s why this story is so fantastic. Laura Kaye takes that part out of the mix.

Luckily for Makenna, Caden is plenty sexy. Tattoos and piercing…

YES PLEASE!!!

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Some of my favorites from the book:

“Tell me, Red, you gotta say it out loud. I can’t see your face or your eyes, and I don’t want to make any mistakes here.”

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“He crowded right up into her space, pressed his body against hers—trapping her against the glass of the door behind her, plunged his hands into her hair until he was cupping the nape of her neck, and devoured her lips with his.” 

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I highly recommend this short but sweet, sexy yet sensual, all-around good time novella to my ladies that are fans of romance.

5 out of 5 stars, as if you had to ask!

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Not going to lie, this was one of the best series I have ever read. It requires a really good and long commitment, considering the length of each book, but I promise, you will not be let down.

I have heard from multiple people, that the Audiobook version of this is quite remarkable but you are looking at over 35 some odd hours for each book. I personally feel that you could read the book version a hell of a lot faster but I will leave that up to you all!

Now on to the story!

Starts off with Claire Randall in the year 1945. She is a nurse on a second honeymoon in Scotland with her husband. A stroll to an ancient stone circle suddenly catapults Claire back in time to the year of our Lord, 1743.

Claire is an “outlander” in this new world… Under the protection of Highlander, James Fraser, Claire will have to battle her own convictions of what is right and wrong and what it means to really love someone…

Claire goes against your typical idea of what a woman would be like around this time…no damsel in distress act for her!  She is a very strong and well-developed character who can hold her own against the foreign surroundings.

James, or more affectionately–Jamie–is ruggedly handsome and strong but has his own weaknesses and faults. He is the romantic male lead that all other writers aspire to have their characters resemble.

There is obviously time travel (don’t be deterred by this), romance, lots of sex (also, don’t let this be a deterrent), violence, witchcraft, highlanders in action and much much more…

This entire series will take you on a journey throughout time and have you going through all of the emotions of Jamie and Claire. I will leave you will some of my favorite lines from the book. Perhaps they will speak to the reasons why this book series is NOT to be missed!

“I stood still, vision blurring, and in that moment, I heard my heart break.  It was a small, clean sound, like the snapping of a flower’s stem.” -Dragonfly in Amber

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“I will find you,” he whispered in my ear.  “I promise.  If I must endure two hundred years of purgatory, two hundred years without you – then that is my punishment, which I have earned for my crimes.  For I have lied, and killed, and stolen; betrayed and broken trust.  But there is the one thing that shall lie in the balance.  When I shall stand before God, I shall have one thing to say, to weigh against the rest.”

His voice dropped, nearly to a whisper, and his arms tightened around me.

Lord, ye gave me a rare woman, and God!  I loved her well.”-Dragonfly in Amber

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“You are safe,” he said firmly.  “You have my name and my family, my clan, and if necessary, the protection of my body as well.  The man willna lay hands on ye again, while I live.” -Outlander

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I could go on and on and on and on…. You get the picture!

Dont worry about the language..sometimes it can be hard to read but it passes. I loved this series so much I am actually about to start round two on the whole thing. If you are interested in reading the series we could do it as a buddy read…what do you think?!  Leave your feedback in the comments!