Super Quickie Review: Crimson Heart by Heather McCollum ★★★★

Crimson Heart (Highland Hearts, #3)Crimson Heart by Heather McCollum
Genre: Historical Fantasy Romance
Series: Highland Hearts #3
Publication Date: June 30th 2014
ISBN: 9781622663613
Page Count: 436
Rating: ★★★★
Review Copy: 300
Reviewed by: Lynsey
Synopsis: Elena has spent her entire life hiding her family name while walking the thin line between lady and servant in a Protestant household. Keeping the secret of her lineage has been a success for years, but now, with a new, fiercely Catholic queen on the throne, Elena's Protestant caretaker is being targeted. And when Bloody Mary discovers Elena's true identity, she must not only flee to Scotland for her freedom, but also for her life.

Highland warrior, Searc Munro, has secrets of his own. In a family of healers, his own dark, killing magic must never be known. But when his father's life is threatened, Searc unleashes his lethal power to save him. With his clan's suspicious glances and whispers plaguing him, he sets off alone, only to find another use for his magic in saving a beautiful lass being attacked in the forest.

Teaming up as exiles, Elena and Searc head toward Edinburg to find refuge. Yet, with a series of ritual killings haunting the city and a traitor attempting to assassinate Scotland's regent, suspicion turns to Searc. As word of another British heir reaches the country, the two must find a way to trust each other, despite their secrets, before it's too late.

REVIEW

Crimson Heart

I was about to type, 'here we are back with McCollum doing what she does best,' but having just read her recent YA Urban Fantasy, which I ended up rating higher than anything else of hers so far, maybe that's not quite what I mean any more. But it certainly is nice to feel in comfortable hands with a writer in her element as McCollum is with her hunky Highlanders!

Crimson Heart is yet another great, feel-good romance with a nice switcheroo happening in the supernatural department.  It's the man that has the magic this time. A nice twist, and a great setting for their romance with plenty of intrigue.

4 Stars! ★★★★
A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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