Sunday, December 23, 2018

Keira Montclair Book List

The Band of Cousins
Book 1: Highland Vengeance
Maggie Ramsay has always been protected by her older sister, Molly. Now, Molly is hurt and she is struggling with someone from the past while she sleeps. Maggie heads out alone to go and put an end to the past and be the protector of Molly for once.

William “Will” MacLerie has been in hiding for two years. He's befriended a couple of the Ramsay boys and he has his grandsire. When he sees Maggie heading out alone at night, he does the only thing he can. He follows her and protects her.

I really enjoyed this story. It's a new series that will include the younger cousins of the Ramsay/Grant clans. And now the Band of Cousins is on a mission. I cannot wait to read each of their stories as they ride out to right a wrong.
**Sexual content
Book 2: Highland Abduction
David Drummond was set to marry the lass he was in love with. And then everything changed. Something happened and he wasn't getting answers. And something wasn't right at MacGruder Castle. Good thing he has his Band of Cousins to help him get the answers...and the girl he loves.

Anna MacGruder didn't know what was happening in her home. She'd always been special to her father...until now. He'd told David and her they could get married, and now he seemed to be against it. Against her. She really hated how a daughter—a female—had no say in her own life.

Another page-turning story in this newest series. The younger Grant/Ramsay/Drummond cousins have banded together to work for the Crown to finish the job of finding the men who are stealing are buying lassies and selling them. And, they are there for each other as well.
**Sexual content
Book 3: Highland Retribution
Braden Grant was celebrating with his relatives when he first saw her. A green-eyed beauty. Only her eyes were sad and pleading for him to help her. As a Grant, he could do no less than rescue her.

Cairstine Muir had only one reason to live. Her son. If not for him, she'd leave...and if she died doing so, it would've been okay. But she did have her son and would do anything to keep him safe. There had to be a way out of the hell she lived—she just didn't know where the exit was.

Clan Grant is the largest in the Highlands. Some of the mightiest warriors. A clan you want on your side—not against it. Unfortunately for the fools who didn't realize this...they made an enemy. Another great story among the Highland cousins.
**Sexual content
Book 4: Highland Lies
Rodric “Roddy” Grant is a nephew of the great Alexander Grant, Laird of Clan Grant, and yet, here he is having nightmares and fearing he is no longer worthy to be a Grant warrior. This sends him to the past to find out what's causing his nightmares. Especially since he's met the beautiful, although mute, Rose.

Rose MacDole has learned to be a dutiful daughter to her one living parent. Her mother's moods change like the weather. And how she misses her father. She'd known he loved her. Her mother, not so much.

When the Band of Cousins are led to Castle MacDole and Sona Abbey, Roddy and Connor both have an uneasy feeling. When things turn...mystical...they know trouble is coming. I love all the Grant and Ramsay stories in all the series. Keira Montclair does a fantastic job of bringing characters back into the story again...even if for short visits...and I really enjoy that too.
**Sexual content
Book 5: Highland Fortitude
Daniel Drummond has worked hard to be a warrior—even if he's only a one-handed one. He'd felt confident and strong once he decided to accept the loss of that appendage. Until the day he lost that confidence. Thought having one hand made him less...unable to protect those he cared for.

Constance was still at the abbey, even after her friend Rose had married and left. Rose had invited her to come to Grant Castle with her, but...she had secrets. Secrets that she had to keep to herself and she had to stay hidden. Not put her friends in the path of danger. And that included keeping Daniel safe. Even though her heart wished for so much more.

The Band of Cousins has dwindled a bit as they slowly are getting married off. But the trouble is still real. There is still a Channel of Dubh that is stealing young lasses to ship out of Scotland. So, the cousins that could still were fighting the battle. They had to find out who's behind it all and stop this human trade. Every one they took out, helped—but it needed to end.

**Sexual content
The Summerhill Series
Book 1: One Summerhill Day
Police Officer Ryan J. Ramsay III hasn't been the same since returning home from Iraq. He didn't come home whole...physically or emotionally. The few women he dated once he was home—couldn't handle who he now was. When he finds himself attracted to a woman he helped...he doesn't have high hopes of her seeing who he really is either.

Caitlyn McCabe's life just crashed. Her husband—very soon ex-husband—wasn't the man she thought he was. She had lost her dad and mom when she was younger, and now she finds her last living relative has passed. After more finally feels like things are going to get better. But maybe not.

Loved the story and that it intertwined some characters from her Clan Grant series into it. Ryan and Caitlyn both have ghosts from the past to conquer...but the ghosts are fighting back.
**Sexual content and language
Book 2: A Fresh Start for Two
Things haven't been the same for Officer Jake Ramsay since returning home from Iraq. Not his relationship with his older brother, relationships with women, or with himself. He came home whole. It's not his guilt issue that has him going into protective mode now though. It's seeing a bully picking on his beautiful girlfriend.

Julia Ross has decided she really doesn't like the man she is engaged to. He's different. Meaner. Her mother doesn't care. All she sees is the money he throws around at them. And the woman knows how to guilt Julia into doing her bidding. Then she meets Jake and sees a different kind of man. A good man.

Coming home from the war without physical injuries doesn't always mean the person isn't injured. In Jake's case it's the guilt of coming home whole. Not being able to stop his brother from being hurt. I wanted to give Julia a good shake to wake up, but in truth, many women just don't see they are being abused...or they have no other way out. Great characters and story line.
**Sexual content
Book 3: Three Reasons to Love
Lauren Grant has tried to move on from an assault five years earlier. She's started a group for woman to come to for help. Someone doesn't like what she's doing though. And they aren't shy about letting her know. Suddenly, her life has been uprooted and memories are coming back to the surface. She's going to have to face the past once more before she can continue with her future.

Nathan “Nate” Patterson is a fireman who is trying to save everyone because he'd failed to save someone in the past. And...he's been told...that he is overprotective. Which is what he feels for the woman he'd rescued recently. A woman that it seems if something bad is going to happen—it finds her!

I loved this story. It's romance, suspense, and a touch of fantasy. The author brings some her characters from her Highlander series into the story, which I really enjoyed. I just feel she takes several different situations and blends them into a perfect ending.
**Sexual content
**It hits on the topic of sexual assault
Soulmate Chronicles Series
Book 1: Trusting a Highlander
A series with an unusual concept. The characters are in heaven but before moving on, they will live several more lives. Each life they will find their soulmate that they meet while in heaven. The thing is, they won't remember past lives or who their soulmates are, but they will find each other.

Catherine and Graeme are first sent to 1500s Scotland. He is Laird MacGregor and set on a seven year trek for vengeance against the clan that murdered his parents and brother. Catherine is married to that cruel and hateful man.

Graeme is set on destroying the Merrill clan—men, women, and children. How far does he have to go in his revenge for his family and for his clan?
**Sexual content
Clan Grant Series
Book 1: Rescued by a Highlander
Laird Alexander Grant was on a mission to find reivers. Instead, he finds himself and his brother Brodie rescuing a young woman from the hands of her brutal stepbrother. A young woman who seems to be afraid of him, seems to be taking over his good sense, and is popping up in his thoughts way too often.

Madeline “Maddie” MacDonald is so happy that Alex has rescued her from her brother and the evil man Kenneth was going to marry her off to. The two years since her parents had died have been hellish for her. And now that a handsome man is kind to her...she can't seem to shake her fears from the past off enough to accept his kindness.

This is the first book in the series and I really enjoyed it. This series continues with seven books with Alex's brothers and sisters and other relatives and then goes into the next generation with The Highland Clan. Enjoyable stories with romance and the tough road to get there.
**Sexual content
Book 2: Healing a Highlander's Heart
Brenna Grant has become known as an excellent healer. So well-known, that she finds herself taken from her home in the middle of the night for her skills. Even though she is kidnapped...the healer in her cannot refuse to try to save a man's life.  

Quade Ramsay finds himself attracted to the beautiful healer. But he is a cursed man and needs to fight his attraction. He can not cause this woman harm by caring for her. Maybe if he could just stop himself from touching her or kissing her or falling for her...he can let her go.

Loved this story. It has such wonderful characters. I've read The Highland Clan series (the children's stories) so it was enjoyable reading about Torrian and Lily and meeting Logan for the first time. I really enjoy Keira's writing.
**Sexual content
Book 3: Love Letters from Largs
Brodie Grant is the youngest Grant brother. His brother Alex, who became laird way too young after their parents' death, is big and strong. His brother Robbie has the good looks that turns all the lassies heads. And then, here he is. Feeling weaker and less than the others. Well, one thing he can do is save the sad-eyed girl in the tower window.

Celestina Lunde has not had an easy life. After her mother's death when she was seven, she had to put up with the punishments her father gave her. Both physical and verbal. And now...she'd rather die than marry her betrothed. She's never met him, but she's heard he's cruel. She'll be going from one cruel prison guard to another. No thanks.

I've read the latter books about the children, so it was fun getting to see Loki's start. This was a great story. Definitely had me going through a few tissues.
**Sexual content
Book 4: Journey to the Highlands
Captain Robbie Grant is hoping to prove himself now that he's in charge of the Grant warriors. The Norsemen are heading their way—war is imminent. When they head to a small coastal area, he finds a Norseman attacking a woman. Robbie had no idea that one event was about to change his life forever.

Caralyn Crauford would do anything for her daughters. And she had. Under the thumb of a cruel man who used her daughters to control her—she felt hopeless. Until she found out there were good men in the world. Men like the Grants and their warriors.

This author does not write characters who have life easy. She writes as it may have been. A woman on her own trying to care for her daughters without many options. Bad things happen to her characters on the road to happily-ever-after...but they do always end well. Love these stories.
**Sexual content
Book 5: Highland Sparks
Logan Ramsay had become a bit of a wanderer after his nephew and niece had become ill. When he couldn't be in control...he left. On one of his excursions to help locate Robbie Grant after the Battle of Largs, he found the perfect woman. Now he just had to convince her he was her perfect man.

Gwyneth of the Cunningham had been raised around men. She couldn't work needlepoint, but she could beat the pants off any man when it came to archery. She preferred the clothes of a warrior and she had one mission in life—revenge on the man who killed her father and brother.

I had read the Highlander Clan series first and Logan and Gwyneth were often a part of those books. It was wonderful to finally read their story and see how it all began for them. And what a great story it was!
**Sexual content
Book 6: My Desperate Highlander
Micheil Ramsay has no desire to marry. He enjoys the lassies way too much. He may like a blonde today and brunette tomorrow. If he hadn't chosen to be a bachelor, he might consider helping out the damsel in distress who has been betrothed to a cruel man. So, all he can do is help her escape him and take her to find her knight.

Diana of Drummond has always been special to her father. Some—most—thought her spoiled. But, as he was close to death he was determined to see her marry. And the only man who accepted was an old lout. It didn't take long to find out how cruel he was when her cousins Alex and Robbie Grant brought her to meet the old goat. Thankfully, Micheil saw the man's cruel nature and helped her escape him before the wedding.

As always, there is plenty of action, adventure, and bad guys who stand in the way of the hero and heroine. Sometimes it's them who stand in their own way. This plot takes several twists and turns. I loved the secondary characters and I like the way the author always brings back characters from the previous books.
**Sexual content
Book 7: The Brightest Star in the Highlands
Jennie Grant hasn't had the chance to court much...well, at all. Big brother Alex, Laird Grant, has chased any suitors off without even asking her opinion. As the healer for the clan—after yet another skirmish and more wounded, Jennie can't take it anymore. She asks to go the abbey to have peace from her nightmares.

Aedan Cameron does not want to be laird. But no matter how he father still succumbed to his illness and had Aedan promise he'd lead their clan. He's just not the warrior his sire is though. He'd rather be learning about the stars.

When Aedan is injured, Jennie is called out of her sabbatical to go the keep to care for him. As a healer, she must. It seems she can go no where to find peace from war. Being so far from home, Jennie soon sees things differently and that her brother truly is the greatest laird and warrior. Another great story in this series.
**Sexual content
Book 8: Highland Harmany
Avelina Ramsay loved her nieces and nephews and they adored her. Yet, she wanted more. She wanted love like the rest of her siblings and the Grants had found. But she had become so shy around men that she couldn't even speak up if they were mean. It was time to get away and find herself. No place better than going to stay with her best friend, Jennie Grant Cameron.

Drew Menzie disliked being around his parents—between his dad's negative ways and his mother's clinging. He'd become someone he didn't care for much either. Drinking and carousing. And then he met Lina. Too bad he promised himself he'd never marry. Because if not for the that promise, a girl like her could change his mind.

Loved this story. It's the end of the Clan Grant Series so it was bittersweet. Seeing the last of the single siblings finding true love. This one also has a mystical aura to it.
**Sexual content
The Highland Clan 
Book 1: Loki
Loki Grant was starting to feel restless and not sure where he belonged. He had been taken off the streets as a young lad of five or six summers and adopted into the Grant clan. He had helped the Grants way back when but now, fifteen years later, what had he done to help them? And without knowing his sire and his bloodlines...he was refused the love of his life.

Arabella Lewis had known for a long time that she would always love Loki Grant and one day she hoped to marry him. Only her father was being pigheaded and refusing Loki's hand for her because he wasn't born of Grant blood. When Loki's life is in peril, Bella takes matters into her own hands to save him.

I really enjoyed this story. I had read the second book in the series first, Torrian, and knew I had to know Loki's story and I'm glad I did. The Grant Clan Series are the stories of all the patriarchs and The Highland Clan is the next generation. These stories take place during the twelve hundreds.
**Sexual content within marriage
Book 2: Torrian
Heather of Preston needs help and there is only one place to go...Ramsay keep. Lady Brenna Ramsay was known for her healing and Heather's daughter needed help now. What Heather didn't expect to find was a man that she enjoyed being around. It was very unusual because what she knew of men...she didn't like.

Torrian Ramsay knew one day he would marry and become head of his clan, but for now he wasn't ready. His grandmother had believed in marrying for love. So did he. None of the females in his clan pulled to him though. The lass with the unique eyes who came for Brenna to help her daughter, now there was something special about her. He finally found a female that interested him and now the king is changing the game on him.

I just loved this story and the characters. They have such unique personalities. There were the characters a person could love to hate, others that were easy to love, and then a few who loved to have fun and made me laugh. Looking forward to more in this series. The first book in this series is Loki.
**Sexual content
Book 3: Lily
Lily Ramsay has a whimsical type personality. She seems to brighten the day where ever she goes. Only now, that smile has faded a bit. Her brother Torrian has married and became chieftain of their clan and his wife Heather has taken over Lily's duties. She feels unneeded. And the only man she's ever loved...doesn't seem to need her either.

Kyle Maule made a promise to his father before he had died. He promised to always take care of his mother and the to become a Ramsay warrior. As Torrian's second, he's had become more than he ever thought. And he wants to do his job the best he can. Lily seems to distract him too much. How can he have Lily in his life and still be the best at his job?

I'm just loving this series and the era it takes place in. The previous book; Torrian, is Lily's brother's story. But the Clan Grant Series is where it all begins if you want the complete tales. The Clan Grant books are the elder Grants and Ramsays and The Highland Clan are the bairns, who are now of age, stories. The next book will be back in the Grant lands. Jake, the eldest twin of Alexander and Maddie from Rescued by a Highlander.
**Sexual content
Book 4: Jake
Jake Alexander Grant will one day be the next laird of the Grant Clan. He has a lot to live up to in following his father's steps. Alexander Grant is known to all. One thing he learned and lives by is to treat women right. So when he finds a woman on beaten to an inch of her life, he does all to help her and protect her.

Aline of Carron hates her life. When she ends up at the Grant keep, the hardest thing she ever does is return to the hell she'd been living the past two years. She has not choice but to return. No matter how handsome and kind her rescuer is and all of the other people in the clan. She just can't share her secret though.

I love the stories that bring back characters from other books. This author does that often as Highland Clan characters are the descendants from the Clan Grant series. Jake is the eldest son of Alex and Maddie. Their story is book one of the Clan Grant Series; Rescued by the Highlander. Looking forward to Ashlyn's story next.
**Sexual content
Book 5: Ashlyn
Ashlyn of the Grants clan wants to be a warrior. She practices the bow each day like Aunt Gwyneth and Uncle Logan has taught her and she's ready to go out with the guards. Uncle Alex agrees to let her go—as long as Magnus is her protector. Ashlyn's past has left her with one big fear...she hates to be touched. Okay, two fears...she hates almost all men.

Magnus, best friend of Jake Grant and a Grant guard, lost his wife and son when she gave birth. He never thought about taking another wife—until now. The more he's around the strong and capable Ashlyn, the more he realizes how lonely he is. I really loved this character. He always smiles and seems to be like a big teddy bear. Until you mess with Ashlyn...then he's more like a grizzly bear.

Not every Grant guard is happy to have a woman with them. And the world off of Grant land is not everything Ashlyn expects it to be. Nor is every man bad and evil. Another great addition to this series. Carried over from the previous stories is the search for MacNiven. The man thought dead until he was recognized in book four; Jake. Looking forward to more in this series. Loving the time setting and character.

**Sexual content
Book 6: Molly
Molly Ramsay had one dream—to become an archer equal to her adoptive mother, Gwyneth, and one day fight beside her. Her birth sire had told her how ugly she was, so she had not desire to marry. Life took some twists and turns she never saw coming.

Tormod Moriston was a warrior with Clan Grant. Nothing he did ever pleased his sire and he never seemed to be able to best his brother. A brother who had deeply humiliated him and teased him still. He was hoping that would all change now that he was part of the team to capture the elusive Ranulf MacNiven.

I love these stories. These highland clans are full of great characters between the Ramsays and Grants. The cousins are slowly marrying off one by one. Even those who never planned on it. I'm already looking forward to the next book in the series.
**Sexual content
Book 7: Jamie and Gracie
Jamie Grant feels unsettled in his life. Something is missing. He wants to see if maybe working for the Crown like his uncle Logan Ramsay may fill that need. It can't be a woman as marriage isn't for him.

Gracie Grant is in love. When she tells her sire she's ready to find a all goes wrong. The man she hopes will step up, doesn't. And others she never planned on—do. And no it's all gone wrong.

I really enjoy this series. I'm glad there are so many characters who still have stories to come. This one had some real “Oh, no!” situations that kept the pages turning and tissues needed.

**Sexual content
Book 8: Sorcha
Sorcha Ramsay's life is changing. She doesn't feel as close to her dad as she once was and so she tries to win his favor. Only, it doesn't work out so well as it seems someone is out to kill her. Good think that Cailean is there for her.

Cailean MacAdam knew that having any desire for Logan Ramsay's daughter was a dangerous thing. And yet, it was hard not to notice the beautiful woman she's become. And now that she's in danger...he has never felt so protective.

Sorcha is Logan and Gwyneth's eldest natural born daughter. Being so, it's not going to be easy for Logan to let go and let her grow up. Not when to him she's still his wee bairn. Another exciting story into the Highlands where the Ramsay's and Grant's rule their powerful keeps while there is always someone out there wanting to take them out.
**Sexual content
Book 9: Kyla
Kyla Grant almost lost her father in the last battle. The great Alexander Grant was still recovering. When rumors of another attack came, Kyla decided she was going to do something about it. To stop it. She just needed to get help.

Finlay MacNicol was Jamie Grant's second. Torn between duty and staying home with his family...his dying mother told him he had to go. He found he was more than happy to watch over Kyla when Jamie asked him to guard her.

I love this series. Most every book has a majority of previous characters join in for the battle or crisis that is happening in the book. This story adds another unique character...much like Kenzie from Loki's story. The minute I finish a story, I'm ready for the next one.
**Sexual content
Book 10: Bethia
Bethia Ramsay is feeling out of sorts. She is bothered by her size and that she's not as beautiful as her sisters and cousins. So many of her younger cousins have married already. She doesn't even have a suitor. What she does have is a love for animals and the talent to heal them.

Donnan Douglas never wants to marry again. Life had kicked him once and that was enough. He lives in a home away from others, but still on Ramsay land. When Bethia comes to help his dog after it's been hurt, he sees something in her that almost makes him want to try again.

A series of events come between Bethia and Donnan. Such as; people who are set on revenge and will use anyone...even get their revenge. I love the characters in these stories. It's always fun to read about the infamous Logan and Gwyneth...or the great Alex Grant.
**Sexual content
Book 11: Loki's Christmas Story
After both Loki and Kenzie continue having disturbing dreams of a man dressed in furs, they decide to go to Ayr to find the answers they need. And they find more than they had first planned. The man with the furs knows more about their past lives...than they do.

Fergus MacNicol asks to go along on the trip to Ayr. He has a dream of sorts himself. A woman he met that he believes is the one for him. He only needs to find her—and then convince her he will never harm her and that he'll love her forever.

The three set out, along with some guards, to find the answers to their dreams. Or so they hope. A unique and wonderful story. Tissue alert if you cry when reading. Loved this novella as with all the stories of the Grants and Ramsays.
**Sensual content
St. James Series
Book 1: The Duke and the Dressmaker

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