ARC Review: Tangled Hearts by Heather McCollum ★★★★

18131103Tangled Hearts by Heather McCollum 
Genre: Historical Romance
Series: Highland Hearts #2
Publication Date: May 27th 2014
ISBN: 9781622663651
Page Count: 300
Rating: ★★★★
Review Copy: ARC
Reviewed by: Lynsey
Buy Link: Amazon
Synopsis: The Tudors take on The Pirates of the Caribbean in this 16th century romantic adventure!

Pandora Wyatt is the most complicated woman alive. Raised by a pirate captain, Dory risks exposure of her magic to free the only father she’s ever known from the Tower of London. But when she’s tied to a smoldering witch’s pyre, her powers aren’t enough to save her.

Ewan Brody is on a mission to deliver a traitor’s corpse to King Henry VIII when he rescues a beautiful spitfire from a horrific fate. Saving the lass’s life leads him on an adventure he never intended. Thrust together in the roles of husband and wife, they dodge royal intrigue, dark twists, and secrets as they attempt to find the true traitor at the Tudor court.

Magic and adventure spark, igniting a fire between Ewan and Dory, consuming them and tangling their hearts together forever. But to reach forever, they first need to survive the day.


REVIEW

A tangled web

Another greatly entertaining read from Heather McCollum!

I loved this. I loved the first book in this series too, and I loved this one just as much, even though it had a totally different feel to it. The reason it felt so different was, without doubt, the heroine Pandora (Dory) Wyatt. She was fantastic! A feisty little tinker with a mind of her own, who doesn't need anyone (yes, including YOU Ewan Brody) telling her what to do. Raised by a bunch of marauding pirates, and concealing a power greater than any we've seen so far, she's definitely led an interesting life. She also just happens to be the long lost daughter of the villain from book one. So, you could say complicated is her middle name, and Ewan Brody is well known for not doing complicated. Until now...

*****

Pandora was a heroine with such heart, I loved her from her first scene. Though technically a lady, her unorthodox upbringing means she's neither noble nor common, but somewhere in between. I think it's probably best you don't try to label her. She probably wouldn't like it anyway.

Ewan is a handsome devil that's never had any problem finding a willing lass. He's never wanted more than that, either, thanks to childhood memories of his parents' less-than-blissful marriage. He's quite literally knocked for six, therefore, by his protective feelings for Dory, having never wished for the responsibility of having to care for a woman before. What makes her so different? Heh. What doesn't? She's a witch, a pirate, a lady, and a menace, who somehow hoodwinks him into agreeing to free her pirate father from King Henry VIII's tower while posing as her husband!

I loved the story—the pirate bits and the setting of King Henry's court. I loved the romance and the nail-biting conclusion. I will most definitely be reading from this author again!

A thoroughly enjoyable read - 4 Stars! ★★★★
ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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