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Tangled Hearts

(Highland Hearts #2)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  354 ratings  ·  47 reviews
The Tudors take on The Pirates of the Caribbean in this 16th century romantic adventure!

Pandora Wyatt is the most complicated woman alive. Raised by a pirate captain, Dory risks exposure of her magic to free the only father she’s ever known from the Tower of London. But when she’s tied to a smoldering witch’s pyre, her powers aren’t enough to save her.

Ewan Brody is on a m
Paperback, 300 pages
Published January 28th 2014 by Entangled: Select
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Jan 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Review posted at: Swept Away By Romance

Story Rating ~ 5 Stars
Hero Rating ~ 5 Stars
Heroine Rating ~ 5 Stars
Romance Rating ~ 4 Stars
Heat Level ~ 3 Stars
Ending ~ 4.5 Stars with an epilogue
Overall Rating ~ 5 Stars

Gosh, how I loved this book. It had everything that makes a fantastic historical romance.

The story line was VERY exciting and fast paced. I was glued to my Kindle as my fingers swiped to turn the pages as fast as I could read. I really enjoyed the fact that a large part of this story took p
Highlanders delivering the body of a traitor straight to England's royal court, pirates to rescue from the Tower, a magic wielding lady pirate to the rescue, a suspicious King, traitors at court, and ah yes, things are ripe for high adventure, intrigue and romance (and not necessarily in that order). I saw all these elements and I just couldn't pass up the opportunity for a fun, swashbuckling adventure with a bit of the paranormal to make things interesting.

Pandora Wyatt is alone in England for
Tangled Hearts by Heather McCollum is a January 2014 Entangled Pubication. I was provided a copy of the this by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Pandora Wyatt was raised by pirates, is a witch, and is the daughter of an alleged traitor to the king.
Ewan Brody is a Scottish Highlander on a mission to bring the deceased traitor to Henry the 8th. Along the way he rescues Pandora from certain death, as she was about to be executed for being a witch. Ewan gets more than he
Jan 08, 2014 rated it liked it
A thrilling, action-filled romance, Tangled Hearts was a wonderful read. This book was great and I really enjoyed reading it.

Dory was a good heroine. She was very strong and extremely loyal to her loved ones. She was definitely not someone to mess with. My only problem with her was that she tended to be a bit shrewish and manipulative. But, overall, I liked her.

Ewan was wonderful. He was so sweet and utterly determined to protect his loved ones, even if it meant he was on the chopping block. I r
Talking Books
Jan 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Tangled Hearts by Heather McCollum, book two of The Highland Hearts Series,

Dory is on a mission to save her Captain Bart and almost brother Will from the Tower of London.

Ewan has one mission: to return the traitorous corpse to the King. But along the way he sees Dory in distress and leaps to her protection, which starts a series of events that neither could have foretold.

The character interactions were intense and the way Ewan and Dory worked together to just survive the Kings court was exceptio
Jan 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Scot Ewan is on a mission for his clan, to bring the body of a traitor to the King in London, and return safe and sound. Along his way, his path crosses with Pandora, a woman bound to find her way to save her Captain from the Tower. That the corpse in Ewan´s custody happens to be her father, must be chance.
Historical Romance with smutty fluff, action and suspense. Twists and danger will keep you on your toes to the end.
Oct 06, 2018 added it
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DNF at 35%. I tried to keep going after the hero had the thought that he deserved a kiss from the heroine because he saved her life out of the goodness of his heart, even though expecting physical affection in return negates the goodness of the heart argument. I tried to keep going after the hero told the heroine he wanted a list of every man who ever touched her so he could murder all of them. The heroine was so annoying and the plot was so ridiculous and her power set was so confusing, but I s ...more
Lynn Reynolds
Jan 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from the Entangled Publishing and the author in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated in any way.

I think you will find that this is going to be a light-hearted tale. Heather writes a scene where Dory comes upon a woman who reminds me of a certain actress – but make sure to read to the very end. Our author puts in a “Historical Note” that explains more about this lady (but I still thought of the actress which gave me a great character reference while
Andrea Murray
Jan 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.
Pirates, magic, and Highlanders—OH MY! I loved this novel! I haven’t been able to say that in a long while, but really did enjoy this one. Set against the real of Henry VIII, this novel spoke to my not-so-hidden Anglophile like no other. The Tudor rule, fraught with intrigue, ambushes, and beheadings, is one of my favorite time periods, and when you mix that with a handsome Highland warrior and a witchy female pirate, well, how can
Shelly Lewis
Feb 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was absolutely captivated by this book! A rich story with absolutely adorable characters: the heroine of the story is a badass, don't-mess-with-me kind of girl with a kind heart whom I love! The story draws you in from page one and takes on a literary ride chock full of danger, intrigue, humor, and romance. I highly recommend this book!
Mar 06, 2018 rated it liked it
This book was better then the first book in the series. I did not like this book, either. I only liked Dory. I don't understand why authors create a male character who is a lady's man and the female to be a virgin. That is so common and old and annoying. Also, while the guy manwhore, he gets all growly, angry, and territorial about the idea that the heroine may not be a virgin. ugh.... I hate reading about men like that. This was a small part of the book.
Other parts of the book was ok, i guess.
Linda S. Henry
Oct 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A real Pandora's Box

Ewan Brody of the Scotland Highlands must deliver a traitor to the English crown. Doing so he discovers a first lass being tried ads a witch. Ewan helps her escape not realizing she is the perfect lady for him! He quickly discovers her many talents while in the midst of English Intrigue!!
Fantastic tale of love and intrigue!!
Amanda L. Spencer
Damn good read! Keep them coming girl. I finally found someone who knows how to bring an adventure in a book!!! By the way.. I found my Highlander living in Cali😎

Great book! Couldn't put it my husband wasn't happy that I gave so much attention to the book..more please😀
Landy Jimenez
Oct 27, 2017 rated it liked it
I like Ewan but not sure I like all the scheming it felt it dragged a bit.
I'd like to see more on building Dory and Ewan relationship.
Deborah Roussety
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
wow another great adventure.......................
Linda Benson
Sep 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it!

Great characters and story! Descriptive and colorful. Didn't want to stop reading this book and hated to see it end.
Bill Reynolds
Jun 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read

I loved the story line and complexity of the characters. The action and intrigue was very good. I'll read more of her books.
Originally Reviewed For: Tea and Book

A while back I discovered Heather McCollum, yes once again thanks to NetGalley, and with each book of hers I read I fall deeper under her spell. My first book of hers I read was Captured Heart and I of course immediately fell in love. I mention Captured Heart because it seems lightening really does strike twice. Since I am a huge fan of Ms McCollum's when I see one of her books on NetGalley, I snatch it up. Tangled Heart had her name attached and the premise
Jan 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I haven’t read Heather McCollum before, but the promise of an adventure involving the Tudors, pirates and magic made this one irresistible. Also, I was in the mood for romance and men in kilts. There was plenty of both…and Tudors, pirates and magic.

Second in the ‘Highland Hearts’ series, ‘Tangled Hearts’ follows Ewan Brody and his cousin, Searc Munro, to London. They’re transporting the body of a traitor, as requested by King Henry VIII. Along the way, they interrupt a witch trial. Actually, it’
Jan 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Book two in the Highland Hearts series, I may have missed the first one but aside from being a little lost at the beginning of the book it was a wonderful, enchanting story. Dory and Ewan are so perfect together, the chemistry between the two is absolutely perfect. They are probably one of my favorite book couples. I always like a story that ties in historical figures of that time with the fictional characters. Jane Seymour, Thomas Cromwell, and King Henry are a wonderful touch that make the sto ...more
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Oh this book and story is so much fun to read! Of course this is the second book in the series but you can still read it and follow the series as a stand alone. And this is an Historical romance dating back to the Tudor times so beware. It's my first read of Heather's work and I'm super going to be getting her first book in the series and her novella~

I can not tell you how much this book made me laugh and smile like crazy. Even the witty banters and logical q
Judith Sherrod
Mar 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A tangled mess

A little slow to begin with. The book didn't really catch fire until about mid way. Then it really began to heat up. Court intrigue, the Tower, King Henry VIII, handsome Scots willing women. Pirates and true love.
Les Romantiques
Feb 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Reviewed by Fabiola
Review Copy from the Publisher

Heather McCollum is a new-to-me author who is recently published and has two series to her name. Tangled hearts is the third volume in her Highlands Hearts series. The three others are titled Captures heart, Highlander heart, and the next to come out will be Crimson heart. I loved the beginning of the novel. Lots of humor in a very dark context and difficult subjects (children abuse and slavery, the hunt
Mar 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another good read

I guess these books are stand alone. But I am glad I read from book 1 first. I liked Ewan part in book 1 and loved reading about him and his adventure with Pandora. I would definitely recommend this book. What great characters. Little mystery adventure and a beautiful blooming relationship.
Jennifer Hines
Jan 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
*I received an ARC of this book free from NetGalley on behalf of Entangled Publishing, LLC in exchange for an honest review*

Whether known as Pandora Wyatt, Rebecca Wellington, Dory Brody, a witch, a pirate, or a lady, Dory is an exceptional woman with lots of spunk. Due to her uncontrollable desire to help others with her gift she continually finds herself in trouble. Save a child’s life, get marked as conspiring with the devil, and burned at the stake for being a witch. Things weren’t exactly f
Mar 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Historical? Paranormal? Even Pirates? Yes to all. This is an engaging magical read from a great new author I have found, Heather McCollum. I will now anxiously await each new release from this author. Her first book, Captured Heart, and her second, Highland Heart, was absolutely fantastic. Tangled Hearts did not in any way disappoint. This great read includes passion, love, magic, romance, adventure, humor, and highlanders.

The very strong heroine has a dire mission to save her family, and not a
Lynsey   (A Bookish Life)
Jan 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
A tangled web

Another greatly entertaining read from Heather McCollum!

I loved this. I loved the first book in this series too, and I loved this one just as much, even though it had a totally different feel to it. The reason it felt so different was, without doubt, the heroine Pandora (Dory) Wyatt. She was fantastic! A feisty little tinker with a mind of her own, who doesn't need anyone (yes, including YOU Ewan Brody) telling her what to do. Raised by a bunch of marauding pirates, and conceali
Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life

I received an advance reader edition of this book from Entangled Publishing, LLC and Net Galley for the purpose of providing an honest review.

This book is a hard one for me to review. I did not love this book but I also did not hate it. At times I found this book easy to put down while at other times I flew through the pages. I would have to say that this book was a 3 star read for me.

Ewan is a Scottish Highlander who just happens to be around
Marta Cox
Jan 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Not my usual type of read but the idea of Highlanders at King Henry's court mixed with pirates and not forgetting the possibility of witchcraft was too much temptation to resist! I do love an adventure that takes me away from reality and that's just what this book delivers!
Tangled Hearts is set at the time of King Henry VIII's reign and it's a world of deceit , treachery ,greed and of course passion. Step up the gorgeous Highlander Ewan Brody a man who firmly believes in protecting the innocent
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TANGLED HEARTS by Heather McCollum is an exciting Historical Paranormal Romance set in 1517 England & Scotland. The Tudor era. #2 in “A Highland Heart novel”, but can be read as a stand alone. Has just the right amount of suspense, passion and romance. Filled with treason, betrayal, a traitor or two, Scottish Highlanders, High Sea adventure, passion, a witch, a bit of magic, deceit, a bit of trouble, lots of danger and love. What a cast of characters, King Henry VIII, Jane Seymour and Ann Bolyn ...more
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Heather McCollum is an award-winning, historical romance writer. With over twenty books published, she is an Amazon Best Seller and a Readers’ Choice winner.

The rugged beauty and rich history of Great Britain captivates Ms. McCollum each time she visits. The country’s history and landscape have been a backdrop for her stories since her very first book.

When she is not creating vivid characters and

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