Monday, April 23, 2018

A Highlander's Hidden Heart by Julie Coulter Bellon {Blog Tour Review}

A Highlander's Hidden Heart (A Timeless Romance Single) by Julie Coulter Bellon
ebook, 117 pages
Publication: April 24th 2018 by Mirror Press 
Source: I received a copy to voluntarily review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced by this.
Despite being the daughter of a duke, shy Elizabeth Barrington becomes a target for the cruel whisperings of the ton. She would rather stay at home with her sketchbook indefinitely than give them more to gossip about, but when a dashing new earl arrives, everything changes. His Scottish brogue and easy acceptance draw her in and she finds herself falling in love. Before she can act on her feelings, however, her father promises her to a man who hides his cruel behavior behind a mask of civility. With her future at stake, Elizabeth must make a choice—do her duty or choose a love that could cost her everything.

Alec Ramsay never expected to inherit an earldom or settle in England, but he leaves behind his life in the Scottish Highlands and comes to London. After meeting his new neighbor, the beautiful and soft-spoken Lady Elizabeth, Alec can’t wait to further their acquaintance. It doesn’t take long in her company, however, for Alec to see he’s in danger of losing his heart. But when long-held prejudices rear their ugly head, Alec is caught between doing what is right and his new role as an English gentleman. Has he finally found the love he’s waited his whole life for, only to lose her in the web of unfair judgments and proper English traditions?  
My Review: 4 Stars
Elizabeth is a character who is easy to relate to--for me, at least. She's shy and would rather avoid society, especially due to a characteristic that causes her to be a target of cruelty. But her father wants her married and his acceptance of a suitor is a recipe for disaster after Elizabeth meets a very intriguing Scottish man.

Who could resist a gentleman in a kilt? I've told my girls before that I don't care who they end up married to--as long as they are treated well and respected and that's just how Alec is with Elizabeth. His ability to see straight into her heart and soul causes a bit of an insta-love, but she is treasured. It's hard to defy the expectations of society, however, and that sets up a delightfully tender tale with this latest TR Single. 

As always, I appreciated the clean romance and the entertaining plot. Although it's on the shorter side, a well-rounded story is delivered and I could have eagerly enjoyed more details and more story. Short, sweet, and satisfying.

Content: mild romance
About the Author:

Julie Coulter Bellon 

Julie Coulter Bellon is the author of more than a dozen romantic suspense novels. Her book All Fall Down won the RONE award for Best Suspense and Pocket Full of Posies won a RONE Honorable Mention for Best Suspense.

Julie loves to travel and her favorite cities she's visited so far are probably Athens, Paris, Ottawa, and London. She loves to read, write, teach, watch Castle, Hawaii Five-O, and eat Canadian chocolate. Not necessarily in that order.

Julie offers writing and publishing tips as well as her take on life on her blog You can also find out about all her upcoming projects at her website
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Tour Schedule:

April 26th - Peggy Urry / Min Reads and Reviews (spotlight)
April 27th - Among the Reads / Joy in the Moments / Literary Time Out / Wishful Endings

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1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a lovely read. Thank you for the post and your review.
    Carol Luciano
    Lucky4750 at aol dot com