Published by Swerve on December 19th 2017
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WHEN HIGHLAND HEARTS COLLIDE...Arabel Rowland was the laird’s daughter, courted by sons of dukes and as wild and untamed as the Highlands around her. Garrick McGuiness was nothing more than a penniless, nameless Scot working in the Rowland stables with nothing to offer but his heart. On the eve when they were to elope, Arabel is forced to make a decision that changes both of their lives—one that drives them apart for a decade.SPARKS ARE SURE TO FLY!Ten years later, Garrick is now Earl of Townsend and surprised to receive word of an inheritance from the Rowlands—and simply stunned to learn that he must share that inheritance with the one woman he hoped never to see again. His plan is to fulfill the will's requirement, take the money, and never return to Scotland again. But when the deadly secret that came between them is revealed, he finds himself experiencing the Highlands—and his feelings toward Arabel—in a way he never did before.Fate tore them apart, but now he’s back in her life with status, money and a title. Can they let go of past hurts and find love?
Hello, everyone! I’m Anna Harrington, and I write spicy historical romances with dashing heroes, fiercely independent heroines, plenty of sexual tension and humor, and LOTS of happily ever afters! I love roses & gardens, jazz & swing music, and can’t get enough of a good romance.
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I’m so happy to be here at Buried Under Romance to help spread the word about my latest story, A MATCH MADE IN HEATHER, that’s releasing on 12/19! This Scottish-set novella is a second chance at love story that I hope you enjoy!
WHEN HIGHLAND HEARTS COLLIDE…Arabel Rowland was the laird’s daughter, courted by sons of dukes and as wild and untamed as the Highlands around her. Garrick McGuiness was nothing more than a penniless, nameless Scot working in the Rowland stables with nothing to offer but his heart. On the eve when they were to elope, Arabel is forced to make a decision that changes both of their lives–one that drives them apart for a decade.
SPARKS ARE SURE TO FLY! Ten years later, Garrick is now Earl of Townsend and surprised to receive word of an inheritance from the Rowlands–and simply stunned to learn that he must share that inheritance with the one woman he hoped never to see again. His plan is to fulfill the will’s requirement, take the money, and never return to Scotland again. But when the deadly secret that came between them is revealed, he finds himself experiencing the Highlands–and his feelings toward Arabel–in a way he never did before. Fate tore them apart, but now he’s back in her life with status, money and a title. Can they let go of past hurts and find love?
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Abandoned by the love of her life ten years ago, Arabel Rowland has come face-to-face with the man himself. Garrick left Scotland as nothing more than a blacksmith’s son, but he’s returned a war hero and a new earl. They have no intention of starting up where they left off and would prefer to never see each other again. One small problem: they’ve jointly inherited her family’s ancestral estate, and have to live there together for 30 days in order to claim it. Can they survive thirty days of close contact, when fate ripped them apart for 10 years?
“This situation is ridiculous, and you know it.” Uncle Malcolm was mad as a hatter to even think of it. “We cannot share the property, and we certainly cannot live together for the next month.”
“I can.” He shrugged, and she gaped at his audacity. “Your aunt will be in residence as chaperone, and you’re affianced. Besides, the house is large enough that we’ll most likely never see each other. There’s more than enough rooms to settle the two of us comfortably.” He paused. “And Murray.”
The way he’d bit out Ewan’s name made her defensive, not of Ewan but her situation. She was twenty-eight, and Ewan might just prove to be her last chance at a husband and children. Although she’d once had warm dreams of marriage, the thought of it held no romance for her now. She’d spent far more years than she wanted to admit thinking of Garrick and hardening her heart against love, and the downfall of her family had taken the rest. “Ewan is needed in Edinburgh. He’s a very important man and cannot linger for a month in the highlands.”
“A pity.” He leisurely crossed his ankles in a gesture of such confidence that she blew out an irritated breath. “Perhaps you should give up now and go with him.”
She lifted a brow. The Rowlands had never backed down from a fight, and she wasn’t going to start now. “I will be staying in Kincardine. You cannot chase me away that easily.”
“Good,” he replied in a masculine purr.
That single word twined down her spine, trailing goose bumps in its wake. At twenty-one, he’d been so full of raw masculinity that he’d made her ache with longing. Now as a fully grown man, he’d become so self-assured in that masculinity that his proximity was nearly overwhelming. And very dangerous. There was no mistake in his timbre, no quarter in the way he stared predatorily at her . . .
If she stumbled, he would devour her.
To help celebrate the release, I’m giving away an autographed copy of Book 2 in the Capturing the Carlisles series, WHEN THE SCOUNDREL SINS–a 4-1/2 star TOP PICK by RT and Fresh Fiction’s 2017 Historical Romance Book of the Year nominee! Just tell me this…Who’s your favorite scoundrel? My fav is Alan Rickman’s Sheriff of Nottingham (No, we’re NOT canceling Christmas! After all, what merry time I could have with that scoundrel!). Scoundrels in movies, TV, or books, all are fair game! Let’s get a line-up going of spicy scoundrels to heat up our night!
Contest ends midnight on Christmas Eve!
Hardcopy book to US address only; an international winner will receive an ebook. Good luck!
~~Reviewed by Monique~~
Anna Harrington’s A MATCH MADE IN HEATHER is simply fabulous. Garrick McGuiness and Arabel Rowland were madly in love, they had planned to elope, but family matters intruded; Garrick left, dejected, and Arabel was heartbroken. Ten years later, they are reunited under peculiar circumstances. They had not parted amicably, and time has not healed their wounds.
A MATCH MADE IN HEATHER is a very moving story, and so meticulously crafted that it felt more like a condensed novel than a novella, still nothing was rushed. The characters are fully fleshed out, no detail is neglected, and we get the whole story behind the sorry mess which caused Garrick and Arabel’s grief. Ms. Harrington conveys Scottish pride as I have seldom seen, and there is a wonderful and completely unexpected moment when we feel the ice begin to melt between Garrick and Arabel; it was charming and felt completely genuine. This is a very beautifully written, engrossing grand love story that held me captive throughout. Anna Harrington demonstrates that it’s not the number of pages that really matter in the end, but what they comprise.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.