Review: Once Upon A Tartan by Grace Burrowes

Once Upon A Tartan by Grace Burrowes
Series: MacGregor Trilogy (# 2)
Release Date: August 6,  2013
Publisher:  Sourcebooks Casablanca
Pages: 416
Source:  book provided by NetGalley for review

Honor or happiness-he can’t have both.

Tiberius Flynn travels to Scot land with orders to snatch his young niece away from her Highland relations. He thinks it’s going to be an easy task, until he meets the feisty little girl and her fiercely protective step-aunt. A smart, headstrong beauty, Hester Daniels has no use for an English lord with high-handed ways, no matter how handsome or beguiling he may be…

Tye sets out to seduce Hester and win over Fiona, only to discover that he’s losing his heart to a woman who’s as untamable as Scotland itself…


Review: As with most Grace Burrowes’ books (and I’ve literally been on a reading frenzy with her titles) I was totally captivated…

Tye is probably one of my favorite historical heroes—EVER! The beginning chapters had me laughing out loud. His dry sense of humor is killer and really draws the reader into his no nonsense personality. It set up the story beautifully with his relationship with the little girl, Fiona. He always said what was on his mind and his sarcasm always hit it’s mark. Brilliantly done. I could understand, as a reader, where there would be a conflict with him wanting to bring Fiona back to his father. You could tell he was honor bound by duty, and I actually appreciated that he didn’t let that cloud his judgement when it came to Hester.

Hester, okay, I have to be honest. I’m not a huge fan of her name. When I hear Hester I think spinster, and maybe that’s what Miss Burrowes was trying to convey. Hester’s saving grace was her sharp wit and ability to keep Tye on his toes. Her love for her niece is amazing and I loved seeing how the niece was clever enough to bring them together. Stupid adults…sometimes they ned a little pushing.

The story itself was a bit slow, but as most Burrowes’ books there is always a reason she lays the plot the way she does, she is a brilliant mastermind at the way she works her stories, so I knew it would end up being okay as long as I just kept reading.

All in all it was a very satisfying, heartfelt read. I think my only complaint is that there was no epilogue.

Well done!


3 thoughts on “Review: Once Upon A Tartan by Grace Burrowes

  1. Tina B says:

    Wonderful review! I have this one on my TBR!
    I love when you connect right away with characters in the story. It makes it that much more enjoyable to me. 🙂
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

  2. Martie says:

    Thanks for reviewing Once Upon a Tartan. I read the audible version and it certainly wasn’t slow. I savored every syllable of Tye’s accent. Even his big words were sexy. Loved it.

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