Tuesday, January 9, 2018

4.5 Wine Glass #Audio #Review of Must Love Kilts by Angela Quarles


27160030Title: Must Love Kilts
Series: Must Love #3
Author: Angela Quarles
Narrator: Mary Jane Wells
Format: Unabridged Audiobook, 8 hours and 30 minutes
Published: 11/28/2016 (Angela Quarles)
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Reviewer: Linda
Source: Author
Rating: 4 ½ out of 5 Wine Glasses

The Jacobite Rebellion--not the best time to get drunk, hook up with a guy, and lose your sister.

A drunken bet...

When computer game designer Traci Campbell gets too close and personal with a bottle of Glenfidditch while vacationing in Scotland, she whisks her kilt-obsessed sister back to 1689 to prove hot guys in kilts are a myth. Hello, hundred bucks! But all bets are off when she meets Iain, the charming playboy in a to-die-for kilt.

Wrong place, wrong time, wrong name...

Iain MacCowan regularly falls in love at the drop of his kilt. The mysterious red-haired lass with the odd accent is no different. But when his new love is discovered to be a Campbell, the most distrusted name in the Highlands, his dalliance endangers his clan's rebellion against King William.

It’s all hijinks in the Highlands until your sister disappears...

Traci thinks men are only good for one thing--thank you, Iain!--but when she awakens once again in Ye Olde Scotland and her sister is gone, she must depend on the last person she wants to spend more time with. He wants to win a heart, she wants to keep hers, but can these two realize they're meant for each other before the Jacobite rebellion pulls them apart? 

Linda's Thoughts:
“The light played across the planes of his strong hands and forearms, allowing her to note the minuscule shifting of muscles signaling his next move. His shapely fingers moved with practical ease, and he unclasped the belt. THE KILT DROPPED.” 

MUST LOVE KILTS by Angela Quarles is the fabulous third installment in the author’s Must Love Time Travel series. In this series, her heroines embark on trips through time to find their one true love no matter where in history they may be and, along the way; readers are treated to a highly entertaining, fun and sexy heck of an escape! This installment features a computer game designer who travels back to 1689 Scotland to prove that hot guys in kilts are a myth. LOL She loses the bet. This is the story of Iain MacCowan and Traci Campbell.

Must Love Kilts can easily be read as a stand alone, but I can state unequivocally that there is no way you will be able to stop at just one! Angela’s books are extremely addictive!

This tale opens in current day Scotland. Traci Campbell and her sister, Fiona, are imbibing while on vacation and the two enter a bet. The bet wouldn’t have been a big deal except that Traci owned the means – a card case - to transport the two back in time where Iain and his cousin “rescue” the two lasses in a pub.  In 1689 Scotland, it’s not acceptable for two young ladies to not be accompanied. After a fun night of camaraderie with the kilted hotties, the two girls go to bed. But, when Traci wakes, she finds that Fiona has disappeared. Traci can’t return to modern day Scotland without her!

The two main characters are well-drawn, seemingly genuine and easy to like. They are both hiding their true selves behind flirtatious facades and neither believes in true love. I honestly couldn’t get enough of their highly entertaining sexy banter and their sex scenes were page melting. Supporting characters are awesome too! Just  writing this review makes me want to re-listen to their story!

Following please find a few of my favorite quotes from Must Love Kilts:

“Hunky men in kilts are a myth.”

“I’m Fiona. This is my sister, Traci. We’re just here for a wee bit of adventure.” 
Iain liked the sound of that. Acutely aware of Traci watching him while he kept his eyes on her sister, he said, “Well then, ye’ve come to the right place.”

“So, it’s like that is it? You showed me yours and now I have to show you mine.”

One of my many favorite scenes occurred when the two made a trip together on horseback seeking Traci’s sister, and, in a foggy scene, surrounded by others also on horseback, they stealthily played a steamy game. You will want a cool drink nearby…

Mary Jane Wells returns as the narrator for Must Love Kilts. As she has with the previous installments, she positively nails the performance. Her voice is pleasant and crystal clear. To my American ears, she aces the multiple dialects including Gaelic, Scottish, English and American. . Both her male and female voices sound realistic and she exudes the proper emotions perfectly – never overdone. She consistently differentiates between the characters and delivers a polished production. I laughed, held my breath, gasped and melted to a puddle while listening to this audio. I wanted to listen to it without stopping and didn’t want it to end. Months after finishing this audio, I still get the warm fuzzies when I think about it. Her rendition is nothing short of enthralling.

This is a vividly-written, well-plotted, fast-paced, adventurous tale that mesmerized me from the first to the last with twists and turns I never saw coming. While the author states that some historical license has been taken for the plot, the historical people and places appear to be well-researched. Readers can expect a warmly satisfying ending for Iain and Traci along with a bit of a teaser regarding Fiona. Thankfully, readers do not need to wait for Fiona’s story as her story is told in the next book, Must Love More Kilts, which is already available! You’d better believe that I will be hitting play with it next!

Suggested Reading Order: 
Must Love Breeches (Book #1)
Must Love Chainmail (Book #2)
Must Love Kilts (Book #3)
Must Love More Kilts (Book #4)

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