Highland Hearts (Belen’s Review)

Highland HeartsTitle: Highland Hearts
Author: J.P. Bowie
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Release Date: July 12th 2016
Genre(s): M/M Paranormal Erotic Romance
Word Count: 31,766
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Blurb:

Callum Robertson has inherited his grandfather’s mansion in northern Scotland, but the house comes with a history he knew nothing about—should he be thrilled, or feel threatened as the house seems to lure him in?

When Callum Robertson first sees the old Scottish country mansion his grandfather bequeathed him, his first instinct is to sell the antiquated pile for whatever he can get for it—admittedly not much in a downturned market. Then he meets Craig MacPherson, a local farmer with auburn curls and sparkling gray eyes, and suddenly the gloomy old house doesn’t look quite the white elephant it first appeared to be.

Craig tells Callum that it’s rumored the house is haunted but by what or whom no one seems to know. Books flying off shelves then being mysteriously replaced give Callum pause to reconsider his rejection of the idea of an actual ghost haunting the place. When he finds a journal relating to the history of his family he is, by turn, intrigued then fascinated as the family saga unfolds through the writings of his ancestors.

An encounter with what he feels must be the spirit of his great-great-great uncle Alistair makes him change his mind about not only selling the house, but also about his future with Craig.


This is a solid erotic romance story which also happens to have a little ghost activity woven in. The story is told from both Callum and Craig’s POV with Callum also getting to know his ancestors through a journal.

I liked Callum and Craig together, and the story itself was quite entertaining once it picked up. I really liked the journal entries, and thought that the characters were solidly likable. Sure the ending was an almost fairy-tale, but it worked for me in this case.

This was a nice, low angst romance with solid sexy times.

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Galley copy of Highland Hearts provided by Pride Publishing in exchange of an honest review.

Author

I am a sarcastic, opinionated and filthy-mouthed book addict/lover. I’m happiest when reading and I spend most of my time with my Kindle, which is never far from my hand.
I just love to be told a good story! I mostly read fiction: Romance, Erotica, Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal (shifters? Yes, please!), I like a little BDSM when I’m in the mood and love a good ménage story. I go hetero too…I DEFINITELY PREFER A HFN/HEA!

My biggest no-no’s are cheating, miscommunication / misunderstanding plots, unnecessary angst, and cliffhangers.

A sampling of my “Favorite M/M” stories:

Perfect Imperfections Forging the Future Adulting 101 Tied Up In Knots Wolfsong
How to Walk Like A Man  After School Activities When I Grow Up Carry the Ocean The Lightning-Struck Heart
Red Dirt Heart The Shearing Gun Manties in a Twist The Half of Us Dirty Heart
Ethan who Loved Carter Fast Connection The Mating of Michael Fight the Tide Sunset Park

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