Review: Must Love More Kilts by Angela Quarles

Review: Must Love More Kilts by Angela QuarlesMust Love More Kilts by Angela Quarles

Series: Must Love Time Travel #4
Genres: Time Travel Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published on August 29, 2017
Pages: 202
Format: eARC
Source: Author
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What if your husband turns out to be the man sent to kill your ancestor?

A choice to make…

Highland Games fanatic Fiona Campbell believes her only value is her family's history, myths, and legends. So when she travels back to 1689 Scotland and discovers she's the Fiona of family legend, you'd think she’d be excited. And she is. Except that the legendary warrior she’s to save her ancestor from is the hottie in a kilt she just handfasted.

A heart to heal…

Duncan MacCowan once trusted his heart to the wrong woman, but when a strange lass drops into his life and pries opens his heart again, he impulsively handfasts her. Yet before he can finish spinning fancies of their domestic bliss, she flees on the night of their wedding, leaving him even more convinced that he can’t trust his instincts where his heart is involved.

A family legend that will tear them apart

Fiona wants to shake her fist at Fate--she finally meets the man of her dreams but can’t have him because of the family legend? Not cool, Fate, not cool. Duncan believes he’s just terrible at picking women and destined to be alone. But as the heat of their attraction flares, how far can they tempt Fate for love?

The Delight

Three hundred years back in time during days of turbulent war in Scotland, two sisters from modern times attempt to navigate their way through history and through love.  I had fun with Traci’s story and now, Must Love Kilts tells Fiona’s in a follow-up.  More good times, right?  Aye, lasses and ladies!

Review

Must Love More Kilts is the fourth book in the Must Love Series of time travel romances.  While it doesn’t need to be read in order behind the first two, I would definitely getting it after Must Love Kilts since the events follow right on its heels.

So, we get Fiona and Duncan’s story.  This is good because the pair of them hit it off as well as Traci and Iain, but then Fiona started acting all mysterious and secretive even with her sister.  Fiona’s mysterious behavior is explained near the beginning and is at the heart of the conflict between Duncan and herself.  Trouble is, Fi’s the only one of the two who knows what has her undies in a knot and Duncan has his own hurtful past that has Fiona’s behavior sending up warning signals that she’s going to stomp on his heart and use him just like the last one did.

It was an interesting situation and I went back and forth on wanting to biff Fiona in the head to get a clue and holding my breath for when the inevitable shoe to drop.  See, Fiona thinks Duncan is going to kill her ancestor due to a family legend and it is her destiny to save the family’s future and be looked on as her ancestor’s heroine, Fiona the brave.  Which would have been alright, I suppose, but the reason she’s locked onto this need is because she has the idea that she’s subpar and she’s got serious insecurities so must prove herself.

I enjoyed watching the pair grow and grow together, tentatively building trust and going deeper than attraction to have something more between them.  Duncan is on a journey to let go of his past, but Fiona is also on a personal journey that involves literally letting the past go and really seeing what she has and who she is in the present.

As with the others in this series, this is something more than the usual light and fluffy time travel romances.  The author did her homework and gave the reader glimpses into the past and the setting, gave characters who were real and struggling, but also a sizzling hot couple a romance lover can fall for.

So, another fabulous entry in the series and I wholeheartedly push this series towards fans of Time-Travel Romance who love their historical backdrops and a sizzling hot couple.

Challenges

Romance Roundabout #258 HR
New Release #146

Recommendations

The Bride Ransom by Tracey Jane Jackson Thane's Redemption by Nina Crespo 

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.
  • Great review. Thank you!

  • That’s great, it looks like a good series there and not sure I knew about it! thanks for sharing!

  • I love stories set in Scotland especially if there are a lot of Scottish accent and talk… Aye, lass. lol

  • Debbie Haupt

    Oh this looks really good but it looks like I need to start from the beginning. I like all my kilts in a row 🙂

    • Buahaha! I like that, Debbie… all your kilts in a row. Good call, too. My favorite in her series is book 2, Must Love Chainmail about going back to medieval Wales. 🙂

  • You sold me. I just went and got book one. I jumped around all three books and read reviews so I hope you all get credit for me buying it. And book two does sound really good as well. Saw your review showcased on that one. Time travel romance used to be a favorite of mine a long time ago and I am only now getting back into it a bit. I reviewed a new one for next week on RR that you might like as well.

    • Oh hey, that’s great, Lorna. I do hope the series ends up being your thing. Book one was good, but my favorite is book two so far probably because its medieval Wales and he’s a knight. 🙂 The last two here with the highlanders were my next favorite.