Book Blitz, Review & Giveaway: Highland Yearning by Dawn Ireland

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Book Blitz, Review & Giveaway: Highland Yearning by Dawn Ireland

This book may be unsuitable for people under 18 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.

I received this book for free from Bewitching Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Blitz, Review & Giveaway: Highland Yearning by Dawn IrelandHighland Yearning by Dawn Ireland
Series: The Mackay Saga
Published by Soul Mate Publishing on 07/20/2016
Genres: Time Travel, historical romance
Pages: 237
Format: digital e-book
Source: Bewitching Book Tours
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Caden Mackay would never bed a Sutherland, let alone marry one. Bloody hell, what had possessed his twin brother to propose to one of the she-devils? And what is Caden to do with the Sutherland beauty who appears, as if by magic, in his library? The defiant intruder is the enemy, but she is unlike any woman Caden’s ever known, and her tantalizing curves and wide green eyes could tempt a monk. He must devise a way to stop the wedding. But can he stop the desire that makes him long to make Ariel Sutherland his own?

Ariel’s life had never gone the way she’d hoped, but ending up in eighteenth century Scotland was a stretch, even for her. If not for her dog, Scruffy, she might have thought she’d walked into a romantic daydream. Especially since the object of her desire appears to be entirely too virile. But can she find her way back to her time, before her too-handsome Highlander makes her believe that love can conquer in any century?

Series Rating: five-stars

Release Day Book Blitz

 Highland Yearning

by Dawn Ireland










Kick-ass heroine; hot hero; enchanting tale!!!

Was he used to finding women passed out at his feet? He certainly hadn’t been worried that she could see under his kilt. by Ariel

Ariel is a Sutherland, even though she doesn’t really know what that means. Her only precious possession is her dog, Scruffy. So when she ends up on 18th century Scotland, she is glad Scruffy has gone with her. She is crushing really bad with a very alpha-male Highlander that push all her buttons, the good ones and the bad ones. Has she finally come to a place that she belongs, or will this become another wrong turn in her life?

Not even time itself would take her from him. by Caden

Caden is a Mackay, he could never love a Sutherland. He is the leader of his clan and he takes his responsibilities very seriously. He owns to his people to guide them, to help them grown and to protect them with the best of his abilities. He is a bit stuck in the past and afraid to take a leap and try different paths for his clan. What can he do when the enemy blurs the lines of what he should and what he must do? Can he judge people by their acts and not by their last name? Or is this family feud to strong to be broken?

OMG! I’m lost for words. I don’t even think this is going to be a very good review. I don’t seem to be able to follow my usual “review script” right now.

I don’t usually try time-travel reads. After reading this one, I’ve discovered that I was probably doing something wrong. This book is amazing!!! 

I was unable to put it down! I had to finish, so I’ve stayed up until almost three in the morning knowing my alarm clock would ring at six a.m. I was certain that I knew how this was going to end. In fact, I was sure of so many things and Ms. Ireland kept proving me wrong. At the end, I was shocked! I was also thrilled!

This was a very fast-paced read with a heroine to be proud of. I would love to meet Ariel, become friends with her and share naughty conversations about the advantages and disadvantages of a kilt. I understood and could relate with Caden. I’ve adored Caden’s dad and I can see Ian’s and their other cousin having a book also. No, I didn’t like Gavin too much, but I’m already looking forward to his book and all the craziness that may happen. So, please Ms. Ireland don’t take to long with these highlanders.

Oh! I forgot to say, I was laughing out loud a few times during the read, which made the book even more perfect!


P.S: I love book covers. I adore when they already tell a story on their own. Looking at this one, I knew I would have a hot alpha-male, that the story would be situated in Scotland  and that it probably would be a historical. Great cover!!! In fact, I decided to read this book only because of its cover, since I didn’t usually chose time-travel stories.

You MAY buy this book because it has a wonderful cover; you SHOULD get this book because you like highlanders; but you MUST read this book if you are ready for an unexpected journey with unbelievable twists!!!   4.51





Caden turned to his cousin. “We’ll search the windows above. By now the coward has fled, but we may yet find something to unmask our would-be assassin. Then we’ll attend to your urgent matter.”

He drew Ariel aside far enough that Ian couldn’t hear them. His expression screamed, I’d rather fight a dozen well-armed warriors than be in debt to a Sutherland. “Thank you for . . .” He simply stared at her.

“Saving your life?” She waited. Nothing. “Kissing you?” She raised her eyebrows. “Just trying to fill in the blank here.”

He blanched, but then heat filled his eyes. “Aye.”

“Well, one of us had to take the bull by the horns.” Okay, best not to dwell on that image. “I mean, I was curious. I wanted to kiss you. No big deal. It was just a kiss.”


“Will you stop agreeing with me.”

His smile was genuine and she felt it to the tips of her toes. Good heavens, the man had charisma.

“I’ve nae had a woman who wanted me to disagree with her.”

“Well, I’m not like most women.” That was true enough. She’d never done the ‘let’s talk about boys, clothes and makeup thing’ with a group of girls. Somehow, she’d never fit in.

He smiled down at her. “Aye.”

“There you go, agreeing again.”

“Perhaps it’s because you make yourself so agreeable.”

She couldn’t contain the laughter that burst from her lips. “Really?” The word came out between gasps. “Oh, I wish you could have been there to tell my teachers. Not that they’d believe you. They thought I questioned everything.”

“Then they didnae ken you.” His brows drew together. “I believe the stone was meant for me, but just in case, I want you to take care.

Her laughter died. “Why would anyone want to kill me?”

“Have you offended anyone aside from Ranald, the Countess or Robertson since I met you?”

“I don’t-So, I speak my mind. Is there a law against that in this century?”

“No. And I prefer plain speaking, but I’m nae most men.”

“No, you’re not.”





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About Dawn Ireland

“Once Upon a Time” are four of Dawn’s favorite words, because she never knows where they will lead. She writes stories to remind herself that even though things may seem bleak, there is always the possibility of a “Happily Ever After.” If along the way she makes readers smile, cry or see the magic in their everyday lives, then she’s done her job.

Dawn’s written several award-winning novels set in Georgian England and the Highlands – an era filled with rules and intrigue. Her characters often defy “Society” as they pursue love, run away, pursue, run away – well, you get the idea.
Then again, she might write romance in order to do the research. What other profession encourages you to sit in the audience at Harlequin’s Male Model search, and take notes, or just sigh?

When she’s not writing, Dawn may be found singing, gardening, learning to play the harp or wood carving. She lives in a Victorian home in Upstate New York with her husband and very independent cats.

Dawn hopes you’ll read her books, and together you’ll bring to life characters that aren’t perfect, but have a story to tell

Rating Report
Overall: four-half-stars
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