April 23, 2014

Hot Read November & Review: Captured Heart by Heather McCollum

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Book: Captured Heart
Author: Heather McCollum
Article Type: Book Review, Hot Read Pick

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About the Book: Fleeing with only her bow, horse, enormous pet wolf, and the cryptic clues hidden in her mother’s medicine journal, healer Meg Boswell gallops north towards freedom, running from the man who falsely accused her mother of witchcraft. Cursed with magical healing abilities, Meg knows that if she’s captured, she will die like her mother—atop a blazing witch’s pyre.

Winter winds rip across the Highlands, pressing Chief Caden Macbain forward in his desperate plan to save his clan. He’s not above using an innocent woman to bargain for peace if it keeps his clan from starving. But Meg isn’t who Caden thinks she is, and when she kills a man to save the clan, he must choose between duty and her life. For although he captured her to force a peace, Meg’s strength and courage have captured Caden’s heart.

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Read for Review (NetGalley)
Overall Rating: 4.50
Story Rating: 4.50
Character Rating: 4.50

First Thought when finished: Captured Heart was a fantastic historical romance that made me swoon several times. I think all historicals should make you do that at least once :)

Quick Thoughts: Captured Heart is probably my 2nd favorite historical read this year. It contained all the elements I love: strong man, stronger woman, great setting, evil villain, swoon-worthy moments, strong family, and a touch of magic. The story was well paced and the characters were really well done. I fell in love immediately with all of the McBains and loved how they treated Meg (with the exception of a few). Caden was made of pure hotness and he was the kind of man you would want to have on your side. Caden and Meg together were just sizzling hot and their romance made me smile.

Final Thought: Captured Heart swept me away and made me smile!

Hot Reads is a Monthly Meme, hosted by Book Savvy Babe and Alive on the Shelves, where we get to share our hottest read of the month!  Your choice can be any book, it doesn’t matter the genre, the length, whether it’s new or old.  If you read it during the month, and it raised your temperature, it qualifies to be a HOT READ!  To make things as simple as possible, Hot Reads will take place on the 28th of every month.  So every month, be ready to share your HOT READ pick!

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Felicia is just your average gal from Texas that loves Audiobooks with a passion! She can wine them, dine them, and love them forever. Her favorite genres: Cozy Mysteries, Thrillers, Romance of all kinds, Zombies, Urban Fantasy, and the occasional Historical Fiction. You may also find her reading on her kindle when a book hasn't been released in audio form yet! In her non-reading time you can find her hanging with her rescue furr children named after book characters: Tonks a beautiful Lab/Pyr mix (Farm Rescue), Lizzie a beautiful cattle dog mix (Pound Pup), and Cinder a beautiful Shep/Pitt mix (Pound Pup). She also spends times with friends, family, attending conventions, watching movies/tv shows, rooting for the 49rs, and crocheting.

In her non-reading time you can find her hanging with her rescue furr children both named after book characters: Tonks a beautiful Lab/Pyr mix and Cinder a beautiful Shep/Pitt mix.She also spends times with friends, family, attending conventions, watching movies/tv shows, rooting for the 49rs, and crocheting.

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8 Responses to Hot Read November & Review: Captured Heart by Heather McCollum

  1. Alexis
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    I certainly agree that historical romances must have at least one swoon-worthy moment. Sooo… I’m going to have to find this one soon.

  2. Diana Leigh
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    Your second fave historical this year? Hmm…I need to take a look at this one.

  3. Mary
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    Ooh, I think I want to read this one! After a long break, I’ve finally picked up a couple historical romances and remember why I loved them so much. This one sounds like it’s a great re-starter for me!

  4. blodeuedd says:

    Hot read 28th, sounds cool :)

  5. Heidi says:

    I wouldn’t have pegged this a historical read based on the cover and boy that is a smoking hot cover talk about abs. If this rates as a favorite then it must be good. You are reading so many cute holiday reads right now. THey all look like fun!

  6. The highlands… swooning several times. You know just how to tell me I need to read this book. Yep, I could use some swooning!!! :)

  7. I kind of totally forgot today was the 28th until i woke up this morning (darn holidays messing up my timeline!)… hot reads will be back next month… anyhow, I’m gonna have to put this one on my want-to-read list :)

  8. Jenny
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    So. I didn’t even need to read your review to know I wanted to read this book, I simply licked the cover and knew it was for me. Wait. Not licked. Looked. I looked at the cover and knew it was for me:) But then I did read your review and if this is the second best historical you’ve read this year then it’s going on my Kindle today. Get ready for me Caden!