Review- Reluctant (Highland Historical) (The MacKays #3)

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I am in awe with this new novella Kerrigan released. I have been really dying for this one to come out.
This series has me so addicted to the magical and enchanting world Kerrigan has created.

Seriously HOLY SHIT!!! The sex scenes were about to put my kindle on fire! I could feel the heat… I can always expect Kerrigan’s books to have that WOW factor!

I mean they are always classy but still oh so erotic. I really enjoyed how she brought everyone back into this one. I loved seeing everyone again. I say “seeing” because I can always picture the details in my mind because Kerrigan’s details are vivid and alive.

Kamdym is a banshee, the last of her 3 sisters to find a mate. She has pledged herself to the Banshee queen to protect her sisters. After many years of serving the queen she is asked to kill the laird of shadows. Does she accept?

Laird of Shadows handsome and ruthless meets the beautiful banshee Kamdyn. Kamdyn has come to kill him.

These 2 have sizzling hot chemistry right from the start. The emotional connection is heart felt.

This was masterful, unique story of lust, passion, honor, and love.

This is a keeper that I will read over and over again! If I could I would give it more than 5 stars!

5 Romanticals

Buy Link: Reluctant (Highland Historical) (The MacKays #3)

 

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Review: Kerrigan Byrne – Reluctant

Highland Heros and the MacKay’s

Book 3 and 6:

Reluctant: Soren Laird of Shadows and Kamdyn MacKay

Reluctant (The MacKays #3)

Purchase on Amazon: Kerrigan Byrne – Reluctant (Heroes of the Highlands) (The MacKays #3)

Summary:

From Goodreads.com

He would be her first kill…

Kamdyn MacKay is a Banshee assassin who has never killed a man. When her first mark becomes the Berserker warlord terrorizing the Highlands, she knows she must slay him or face unthinkable consequences. Once she’s face to face with the notorious Laird of Shadows, Kamdyn realizes she’s also never been taken by a man, and his carnal proposition may prove too seductive to resist.

She would be his first kiss…

The brutal Laird of Shadows fears nothing, especially not a warrior’s death. When a tiny, lovely Banshee invades his camp intent on his demise, a mistaken kiss brands her as the mate he’s been searching the decades for. The least he can do is persuade his tempting executioner to make his last night on earth something to remember.

Review:

YAY!!! Byrne returned to her berserkers! This makes me to thrillingly happy! I ADORE berserkers, I think they are the least utilized in the paranormal genre and should be used so much more. Kerrigan Byrne is the only author that I can think of that uses them on a regular basis, which is how I discovered her in the first place and have never looked back!

In Reluctant we fast forward quite a number of years; I think it is close to 20ish? Kamdyn is a handmaiden to the Fae Banshee Queen. She selflessly gave herself to the Queen so that her sister could live with her Druid mate in the second book. For this alone she has endeared herself to me, there was no way I couldn’t love her coming into this book. I could only hope that her mate would be worthy. I was not disappointed in this aspect. I think Soren has become my favorite male of this entire series, including the other berserkers. He’s a brute of a male but so very self-aware. The things he says to Kamdyn are to make your heart beat a little bit faster. I’m not a huge highlighter in books, but some of what he says I just cannot resist, it was just too damn perfect. Even warlords have feelings and he has no problem expressing himself so eloquently. At the end he is willing to sacrifice EVERYTHING for his wee Banshee and it’s quite beautiful. Kamdyn has such a soft heart and can’t bring herself to kill this warlord that says things to her that melt her heart a little bit more each time he speaks. The chemistry between Kamdyn and Soren is explosive and heats up the pages. You may have to fan yourself off a little while reading this scorcher!

With each book that Kerrigan Byrne writes I am again reminded why she is on my auto-buy list and I read her books within days of their release. I have loved every single one of them and this one might just top my list as my new favorite!

Rating: 5 Romanticals

 

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Redeemed (The MacKays #2) by Kerrigan Byrne

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BuyLink:
Redeemed (Heroes of the Highlands) (The MacKays #2)

5 Romanticals

With each new novella Kerrigan grows as a writer. This novella is very well written. I was taken on a magical journey. This was such a romantic love story.

I always get a little worried before reading a novella because I have found in so many cases that the novellas I read feel rushed or feel like I am missing something but that is never a problem with Kerrigan’s novella’s.

This story had so much depth. It was so powerful. We get action, mystery, betrayal, pain, passion, lust, romance and smoking hot sex scenes all rolled in one.

It was amazing how Kerrigan brought the druid and the banshee together in this story. I was shocked to find out. I would of never thought that was where the story would go. She keeps expanding the wonderful magical world of berserkers, banshee’s, druids, Fae’s and so much more I just can’t get enough.

The characters are always unique and intriguing. Her hero’s are to die for.

I was wondering how Kylah would over come what happened to her, if she would ever be able to but Kerrigan really pulled this one together to make an impact on me and my heart.

Kylah and Daroch were perfect for each other. The ending was so special.

I can picture the story play out like a movie in my head because of the amazing descriptions and details she writes. This is a keeper! Loved it with a passion

Review: Kerrigan Byrne–Redeemed

Highland Historical (The Banshees)

Book 4:

Redeemed: Kylah MacKay and Daroch McLeod

 

Redeemed (The MacKay's #2)

 

Purchase on Amazon: Kerrigan Byrne – Redeemed (Heroes of the Highlands) (The MacKays #2)

Summary:

To a Banshee, revenge is a dish best served screaming…

Kylah MacKay was brutalized and burned alive, but denied her vengeance by a cruel twist of fate. She’s drawn to the one man more damaged then her, and becomes a pawn in an ancient war that may cost her very soul. Somehow this man, who has no use for emotion or love, awakens dangerous desires she’d thought died with her.

He’s a man out of time…

Daroch McLeod is a ruthless and brilliant Druid driven by a single purpose: Retribution. Abused and tormented, he’s promised not to stop until he’s retaliated against his immortal captors. And he’s never been closer to his goal. Daroch refuses to let the beautiful, inquisitive Banshee, who haunts his every step, uncover his deadly secrets.

Can two souls searching for vengeance find redemption instead?

 

Review:

I pick up a Kerrigan Byrne book and I know that I am going to get a well written entertaining story. She has never, not once failed to impress me with her mad story telling skills. This installment of the Banshee series is no exception to that. This book picks up pretty close to where RELEASED left off.

Of the wronged MacKay women Kylah has the most reason for revenge: chained, used and left to burn alive Kylah feels nothing in death. She is left uncomfortably numb. She knows that she should feel something at the very least a burn for revenge but with that option gone for good she has nothing left, not even her Banshee scream. As a banshee she is drawn to strong dark emotions, one day she was out wandering and was drawn to a place of great anguish. It is there in the presence of all that pain that she is finally able to find her own pain and anger and at long last her scream. She is surprised to find that she is not alone in the cave and as it turns out it was the Druid and not the cave that she was drawn too. Never has she felt such pain in one person, not even herself. Daroch is a man of science, a Druid, possibly the last of his kind. Born thousands of years earlier he should have died with his people, but fate was not so kind. Now his one goal in life is to destroy all things Fae, and he is running out of time. When a curious, beautiful banshee shows up in his cave the last thing he wants is her distracting him or finding out what he is up to. If he finds a way to kill the Fae, that would include her…

Despite everything that was done to her Kylah has this quite innocence about her. At the time of her death she was still young and had left a fairly sheltered life and even though her innocence was stolen from her she still maintains a piece of that after death. She also has an insatiable curiosity about her, it kind of reminds you of a young child always asking the question “why?”. Only instead of being annoying she asks intelligent questions and has a quick mind. Daroch is at first annoyed that his solitude has been invaded but he quickly comes to appreciate her intelligent, curious mind. Kylah is had to not like, she is sweet and despite her beauty she is not spoiled. With little else to do, Kylah decides to throw in her lot with Daroch whether he likes it or not, so she is a bit of a stubborn wench.

Daroch has met his match, finally someone that can out stubborn him. She’s not tangible so it’s not like he can physically remove her from his presence. Daroch is dark, brooding and tortured soul; everything we have come to love in our Alpha male lead. He is freak’n sexy! All muscle, brains, magic and bad attitude! A killer combo if you ask me. Kylah is not immune to this combo either. Even though Kylah almost kills him twice in about an hour, Daroch finds himself thawing towards her. Soon he is finding himself looking forward to her company instead of dreading it and then he is left wondering how in the hell that happened. For over a century he hasn’t so much as wanted to be near another person, but this slip of a lass is getting past all of his defenses.

Together, these two are better than they are a part. In such a short period of time they become a team. Each one is strong where the other is weak, each teaching other new things about life and about death. Kylah gets Daroch to rethink some of this theories and start and living. Daroch helps Kylah find herself as a woman and to help her discover she is more than a beautiful face and that she has a brain that she can use. Little by little they help each other heal, but each has a soul deep need for revenge and it may just destroy them both…

Rating: 5 Romanticals

Review: Kerrigan Byrne – Released

Highland Historical (The Banshees)

Book 4:

Released: Laird Rory MacKay and Katriona

 

Released (Highland Historical #4)

 

Purchase on Amazon: Kerrigan Byrne – Released (Highland Historical #4) (The MacKays)

Summary:

From Goodreads.com

She’s become a Banshee, screaming for vengeance…

The last thing Katriona remembers about her life is her violent death. Now, in order to rest, she must avenge her family, which means eliminating the last of the corrupt MacKay Lairds. But her Banshee scream doesn’t kill him, and the more she tries, the harder it becomes to resist the wicked temptation he poses.

He’s cursed for the crimes of another…

None of the many sins staining Laird Rory MacKay’s soul warrant the wailing Banshee in his bedroom. With a clan divided, an impending marriage, and whispers of a dark curse threatening the livelihood of his people, Rory doesn’t have the time – or the heart – to face the specter of the one woman he’s spent the last year trying to forget.

Review:

From the first couple of pages I was sucked into this story. I was supposed to be working on something else but had a few minutes to spare and I made the mistake of starting this book. Within the first couple of pages I was hooked! I was click, click, clicking away until I realized how in deep I was and that I had to get back on task, but man putting the book down to get my work done was so damn hard. I don’t think I ever flew through work so fast just so I could get back to the story. The story where is not long, it leaves a lasting impression. It is full of powerful emotion and characters you quickly come to care for. Kerrigan Byrne is a master a creating atmosphere and pulling you into her world. She describes things in such a way that it almost feels like you are there. The textures and atmosphere of the story are alive and vibrant.

We start the book with Katriona contemplating killing Laird Rory and as she recounts what had happened to her and her family, it is POWERFUL, definitely emotional. I found myself misting up a bit because of the pain that these young women endured. Equally powerful is Rory’s reaction to what happened and to Katriona herself, even if she is now a much feared Banshee. She never knew that Rory had deep seeded feelings for her for years and that he had been mourning her. Katriona is perplexed as to why she can’t take his life, a life for a life, isn’t that how it works? And as a Banshee, her magic is powerful. Perplexed Katriona spends more and more time haunting Rory, but the more time she spends with him the less she wants to kill him. But her time is running out, she has a year from her death to extract her revenge or she can never be released from her curse.

The push and pull between Katriona and Rory is intense. Rory knows what he wants but it’s out of his reach, he’s a year too late for the woman he always yearned for and his intended is on her way. Rory is noble man; he is the youngest son of a monster and younger brother to a man just as bad as his father. All of his life he has been paying for the sins of the father and brother. Now, they are gone and he is doing everything he can make up for their reign of terror. When Katriona shows up as a Banshee and tries to kill him, he figures it’s no less than he deserves. There is no way that you can’t fall a bit in love with Rory. He puts the needs of his clan ahead of his and his heart aches for everything that his father and brother had done. He knows there is no way he can make up for it all, but he does as much as he can even sacrificing himself and the one thing he had always wanted. Rory has an understated power about him; he commands but is not overt about it.

Rating:  5 Romanticals

 

Amanda Sig

 

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