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Gallowglass

(Gallowglass #1)

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3.65  ·  Rating details ·  20 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Karina didn’t set out to free the Seelie Queen’s gallowglass. Now she’ll do anything to keep him.

After Karina and her brother, Chris’s, lives fall apart in separate yet equally spectacular ways, they leave New York behind and head to the UK. Karina buries herself in research for her doctoral thesis, all the while studiously not thinking about the man who broke her heart, w
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Published June 6th 2017 by Bellatrix Press
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Michelle
Jun 12, 2017 rated it liked it
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs: https://bookbriefs.net**

Gallowglass is the first book in the adult paranormal romance series of the same name by author Jennifer Allis Provost. I enjoyed Gallowglass and I am excited to continue on with the series. I found this one to be a bit slow in parts, but the characters and the story line, along with the promise of where the series can go was enough to keep me interested in the story the whole time. This book felt more like a foundat
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Kameron
Jun 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars: (review request submitted by the author for an honest critique)

I've always longed to visit Scotland. It appears to be a magical place where all your worries are washed away once you get a glimpse of it and all its splendor. I know Karina was thinking the same thing until the unthinkable became real. When the idea of magic and magical creatures wasn't so far-fetched after all.

While attempting to work on her thesis, Karina and Chris's lives took an unexpected turn. What was supposed to
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K. Lincoln
Jun 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've never read a PRN romance like this with such a gleeful appreciation of geology before. The main character, Karina, is in Scotland on a research grant with her lovelorn brother looking at the kinds of rock that ley lines run through.

Which was all kinds of nerdy-scientist cool. Also cool were the gruesome different kinds of gaelic fae Rina ends up seeing after she inadvertently rescues hunky Reverend Robert Kirk from his fairy prison.

Most of the book Rina and Robert end up touring around loca
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Tracey
Sep 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
* I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own *

This is the story of Karina and her brother Chris who decide to leave New York for the UK to start fresh lives. Karina has been given a grant to work in Scotland so they both decide to make the move to get away from the lives that are falling apart.
In Scotland Karina and Chris visit the grave of Rober Kirk a seventeenth century minister who had been abducted by fairies. But when an attractive man with a Scottish brogue
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Anie
Aug 30, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fae, paranormal
Received from Bewitching Book Tours

Karina is a geologist and receives amazing grant out of the blue, to go research rocks in the Scotland. She just got her hearth broken, so it’s a perfect time to go away. Her brother’s life get really messes up, so she invites to go with her.

In one of her stops in Scotland she accidentally rescues Robert from the tree. He is was trapped in there for over 300 years and was forced to work as Seelies’s queen Gallowglass-her assassin. Robert stick around, helps her
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Denise Belt
Jun 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
After Karina and her brother’s life fall apart due to broken hearts they decide to leave New York and head to Scotland where Karina has received a grant to work on her doctoral thesis. Rina buries herself in her work while Chris drinks everything he comes across. Chris has never believed in Rina’s work, so when she inadvertently frees Robert Kirk, a seventeenth-century minister who was imprisoned by the Seelie Queen, Chris thinks he’s a con artist and Rina doesn’t know what to believe.

I read a
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Fawn
Jun 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a fun read. I was left with a bit of a feeling that there was another shoe waiting to drop that never did. Karina, Chris, and Robert are easy to read about characters. The story is not to complicated so the story line is easy to follow. I was a little annoyed with Karina when she was trying to hide out in the cottage so she wouldn't see any more of the Good People. It wasn't like she had been attacked or anything. I understood that some of them were terrifying to see, but that just seem ...more
Vicky Quenault
Jun 28, 2018 rated it liked it
Well written in most respects but was a little let down by the rushed ending. The action scenes were lacklustre and didn’t really deliver the suspense and sense of danger one would expect. The main characters were likeable but there didnt seem to be much substance to their relationship. It kind of felt immature and unformed. The story could use a bit more depth.
The book felt very light, perhaps suited for a holiday read as it was enjoyable but not riveting.
I received a complimentary copy from VR
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Bookish Addict
Sep 21, 2017 rated it it was ok
This was an overall ok read with fantasy elements taking place in Scotland. I didn't care for the characters too much, I had a hard time connecting with them. Chris is stubborn and selfish and for a grown man he acts pretty childish. Rina is dull as ever. That chick has zero personality. The story was on the slow side, mostly of Rina visiting locations to survey and research for her grant while Chris wallows in misery drinking all the time. All of the action happened the last 20 pages of the boo ...more
Kathleen
It was a good story, definitely a love story with a fantasy element. I especially liked the descriptions of the creatures that could not be seen by most people. I enjoyed the interplay between the characters, too. This is an adults only read as sex is definitely detailed in parts. It's a quick read, so if you like fantasies or love stories, just read it and decide for yourself.

(I received this in a goodreads giveaway.)
Nikki
Jun 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Gallowglass by Jennifer Allis Provost is a 4 star read.
Well this book got me right from the start, I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough just needing to finish it so I could find out what happened.
I voluntarily reviewed a gifted copy of this book.
InD'tale Magazine
A fantasy for the ages, “Gallowglass” takes the reader into the realm of the Seelie Fae.

Read full review in the 2017 July/August issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Deb
Oct 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another success!

Jen Allis has written another original success that is a must read.
Looking forward to part 2 of this engrossing story.
April Wood
Apr 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: urban-fantasy
When Karina and her brother Chris escape their problems in New York and visit Scotland, a leisurely visit to the legendary Robert Kirk's grave site leads to a series of events that quickly spiral out of control...

Gallowglass, an urban fantasy by Author Jennifer Allis Provost, is full of mystery, suspense, danger, and fantasy romance. It's the kind of story that pulls you in and holds your interest to the very last page, leaving you looking forward to the next book. The characters are likeable an
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Jennifer Allis Provost is a native New Englander who lives in a sprawling colonial along with her beautiful and precocious twins, a dog, two birds, three cats, and a wonderful husband who never forgets to buy ice cream. As a child, she read anything and everything she could get her hands on, including a set of encyclopedias, but fantasy was always her favorite. She spends her days drinking vast am ...more