#BookReview Seeing Colour by Amber Faucher

If you’re seeking a fun and flirty romantic comedy, then Seeing Colour is the perfect fit!

Welcome to Scotland! Evie, a young adult from good ol’ Alberta, Canada, packs her things and moves to Scotland as a bit of a rebellion against her troubles. She’s an Optician (a person who makes the lenses for glasses), and manages to find a job working for an Optometrist named Mara, and with a sexy Scot named Connie. Did I mention that she manages to hook up with Connie on night one without knowing he was her co-worker? Oh yeah, it’s awkward. And it looks like Mara and Connie are or were married? Just great! Things are getting better! Her luggage gets lost, her new living arrangements fall flat and life just seems to be giving her the book.

But don’t worry! Her internet bestie has her back, Connie is the hottest Gaelic man you’d ever see and Scotland is… well, Scotland! It’s super cool! But, things are only going to get more confusing, dramatic, funny and romantic along the way…

This book was such a fun ride! It has comedy, romance and drama all laced throughout the book. It’s hard to believe this is Amber’s first published novel because it’s so good it seems like she’s been doing this forever! I seriously need more books from Amber ASAP!

So, why did I like it?
1. There is nothing hotter than a man asking if he can have you. Go Connie for being decent!
2. “Gaelic god” kept autocorrecting to garlic god in my notes, and I kept laughing at myself and kinda wishing he would have been Italian or a vampire instead for a really funny joke in my review.
3. LGBT friendly! Yay! I won’t give it away, or else it ruins the book!
4. The ending was surprising! It was the kind of plot twist I had thought I saw coming, but was still surprised by it nonetheless! There were really two fun twists to follow, but I won’t tell you which one surprised me more. Comment or message me to find out which!

My only negative about the book was Mara. I wasn’t entirely sure if she was supposed to be a sympathetic bad guy, if she was just mean, or if she was doing everything out of the kindness of her heart. We don’t see her side of things often, so it’s hard to tell. I’m an analytical person, I like knowing these things!

Regardless, I love this book! I highly recommend it to those who want a romantic comedy on their TBR. It’s sugary sweet, sitcom level funny and by an indie author! Support the Indies! Insert joke about Indiana Jones here….

Five out of five stars!

I received a free copy of this book from the author, Amber Faucher, in exchange of an honest review.

Side note: The cute picture Amber drew in my book gives it a sixth star. IT WAS SO CUTE! Personalized books always make it on my office shelf! I can’t wait to show it off! ❤


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#BookReview Prisoner of the Highlander by Kate Robbins

Oh lordie, this book was one delightful read!

Prisoner of the Highlander by Kate Robbins is a truly remarkable romance novel centered in Scotland! Annabella Beaufort and Alexander MacDonald find themselves in a very interesting situation. Alexander has kidnapped Annabelle and is keeping her captive so he can try to get his Father back. His Father, a great King and leader, has been taken by Annabella’s cousin’s husband (who is also royalty). The Highlanders keep Annabella captive, but maybe… just maybe… there’s a spark between Alexander and Annabella.

Call me crazy, but these Stockholm syndrome stories seem to be this strange trope I actually enjoy! I don’t know why I find these stories seductive, because it can be downright weird. Luckily, Kate has made this story not feel creepy (like it could of) but seductive instead! I found myself hooked to every word and I could barely put it down. I ended up binging the final 3/4 of the book because I really needed to know what happened to the lovebirds Annabella and Alexander!

I didn’t need to read any previous novels in this series to understand the story. Honestly, I felt like this was a standalone – but I’m sure there’s a good backstory hidden somewhere. Either way, it’s an easy story to jump into and as a reader, you won’t be confused in the slightest! That being said, I absolutely want to continue reading this series! Kate’s a marvelous romance writer, and I love a good Scottish tale!

This novel has some erotic scenes in it, so it’s not for the faint of heart. The sex scenes alone make this an adult novel. So, reader beware! If you’re looking for a soft, conservative novel then you’re looking in the wrong place. The sex was hot, intense and breaks a few of the traditional rules back in the day.

I’d absolutely recommend this book if you love romance, a splash of erotica, or Highlander and similar stories. It’s a great addition to your library!

Five out of five stars!

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#BookReview Men in Kilts by Katie MacAlister


Men in Kilts is a sweet, silly, romance novel that will keep you giggling!

I have always had a strong bond with Katie MacAlister and her books. Her and a few other authors were “there for me” when my Dad was sick, and by them I mean their books. This was one of those books that kept me laughing during a really tough, emotional time. Because of that, my ties to this book are probably a little stronger than they need to be. So, thank you to Katie for writing this book and thank you to luck for letting me find it during my time of need.

Katie is fantastic for silly, light hearted comedy within her romances. This book is probably one of the goofiest, and it had me actually giggling along with every fun comment. The relationships were stereotypical (minus the fact of the kilts and Scottish men), but that didn’t bother me to much. The humour is what set this book out among all of the other romances I was reading at the time.

Are there “negative” points to this book? Yeah.
1. It’s full of humor. That means, if you are looking for a serious, romance novel this isn’t for you. It’s full of slapstick and lighthearted humor, so reader beware!
2. The villain is dull, but this is a romance novel and not an action/adventure (at least in my mind).

My pros:
1. It’s funny! Some of the scenes are a little wild with it’s humor, but it worked for me.
2. It’s not just a “fall in love, the end” kind of books. There is some plot mixed in with the sex scenes and romantic antics.
3. The book doesn’t take itself too seriously, so it’s easy to read and to have a good time.

Overall, this book is a nice “getaway” book. It’s fun and doesn’t focus on all of the negatives in life. I had gone back to it in Summer 2017 and I still enjoyed it, I just never got around to marking it down.

Five out of five stars.


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