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A Lord for the Lass

(Tartans and Titans #2)

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Lady Makenna Maclaren Brodie is on the run from her clan for the death of her husband and laird. Even though she is innocent, she and her maid run to the only safe place she knows...and right into the arms of the handsome French lord she'd met a year ago. But another man in her life is the last thing she wants or needs.

An unapologetic rake, Lord Julien Leclerc is focused o
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ebook, 412 pages
Published October 22nd 2018 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Amara)
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Melanie
A Lord for the Lass was a phenomenal read about the love story between a woman on the run accused of murdering her husband and the outsider who gives her hope for the future.

Lady Makenna Maclaren Brodie is on the run after being accused of murdering her husband, the laird. While Makenna imagined killing her abusive husband many times, she’s innocent of the crime but is forced to flee with her maid. Makenna goes to the first safe place she can think of only to find Lord Julien Leclerc in residenc
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Niki (mustreadalltheromance)
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher/author for the ARC! All opinions are my own.

In this story our heroine, Makenna, is accused of murdering her abusive husband by his even-more-unhinged cousin and flees her clan, seeking shelter at the estate of Lord Julien Leclerc, whom she had met the previous year at her brother's wedding. The story follows her very slow burn with Julien and her development and growth back into the person she was before she married.

**Potential slight spoilers ahead***
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
A Lord for the Lass by Amalie Howard & Angie Morgan is book Two in the Tartans and Titans series. This is the story of Lord Julien Leclerc and Makenna Maclaren Brodie. I have read the previous book but feel you can make this a standalone book if you wish to do so.
Makenna is on the run after her husband is murdered looking for a safe place to gather her thoughts and try to come up with a plan. Makenna heads to what she counted on being a safe place that ends up leading her to meet up with Julien
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Maggie Whitworth
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If someone is out to get you where do you turn?
In Makenna’s case she turned to the one man she had faith in Julien .
He’s the one who became her friend, someone she could talk to .
Julien never thought to see her again but is so glad he did until he finds out the reason for her visit .
Another great addition to the series by these talented writers , fun and adventure all the way through .
Great read
I received an advance copy of this book and chose to submit a review
Brenda
Oct 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Publisher's Description:
Lady Makenna Maclaren Brodie is on the run from her clan for the death of her husband and laird. Even though she is innocent, she and her maid run to the only safe place she knows...and right into the arms of the handsome French lord she'd met a year ago. But another man in her life is the last thing she wants or needs.

An unapologetic rake, Lord Julien Leclerc is focused on one thing—expanding his empire and increasing his fortune. Everything else is a distraction, includ
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Janet
Oct 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lady Makenna Maclaren Brodie is on the run from her clan for the death of her husband and laird. Even though she is innocent, she and her maid Tildy run to the only safe place she knows...and right into the arms of the handsome French lord she'd met a year ago. An unapologetic rake, Lord Julien Leclerc is focused on one thing expanding his empire and increasing his fortune. Everything else is a distraction, including women. However, when the widowed Makenna arrives on his doorstep in the Highlan ...more
~Book Reviews by Trish~
Oct 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was given this book by netgalley in exchange for my honest review.

From the very beginning to the very end, I was completely wrapped up in this book! I do not know how I haven't read the first book in the series yet. The cover of the book is what drew me in at first, but as soon as I started the first few pages I could not put it down. The storyline was great it flowed so well, the pace of the book was fast and never really slowed down until the very end.

I felt connected to the characters with
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Lori D
Another wonderful story in the Tartans and Titans series! Whats a woman to do when she is accused of killing her husband, the laird of the Brodie clan? Escape with her maid and get away as fast as possible. Lady Makenna fled to the home of Lord Julien who she had met over a year ago and hoped that he would help her. She knew everyone would be looking for her soon .
I loved Makenna and Julien. The slowly became friends and although the last thing Makenna wanted was another man, Julian slowly was a
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Kathy
Oct 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good, compelling story, but way too long. I found my interest waning as the story dragged out. The length of time Mackenna took to decide to go seemed odd. The fact that she was only a half day away from her enemies seemed implausible that she wasn't intercepted. The number of times that this couple was interrupted when they were being amorous is amusing and it was surprising it took so long for them to finally cross that line. The authors took too much time describing every single emotion and t ...more
Ann L
Oct 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Another exciting adventure in the Tartans and Titans series, this is book two.

Lady Makenna Brodie is on the run after being accused of murdering her husband the Laird, she hides out at the home of Lord Julian Leclerc and though they both have sworn off the opposite sex, they succumb to their attraction, all they need to do now is escape the danger they are in and prove Makenna's innocence.

I received a copy from Netgalley and I am voluntarily leaving my own honest opinion
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Leilin
Dec 15, 2020 rated it it was ok
Omg, this felt so long. Very little happens, drowned out by over-rehashed inner dialogues with stretched (at best) logics and overplayed drama.

Well... overplayed in strange places, because there was also a lot of very justified drama to be had, that was really not addressed at all.

The way trauma is treated in this book is at best unrealistic and, too often, borders on silly.
When the story starts, the heroine has been subjected to very violent abuse for around 9 years... but then, for all intents
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Barbee
Oct 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing



Book: “A Lord for the Lass”
By Amalie Howard and Angie Morgan aka Page Morgan

Series: Tartans and Titans, Book #2

Release Date: 10/22/2018

Reviewed by: Barb Massabrook (of)
1)Tartan Book Reviews
2)Celtic World of Historical Book Reviews
3)Purple Tulip Book Reviews
4)Celtic Barb’s Tartan Book Review Blog


Heat Rating: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

Overall Rating:

5/5 STARS ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
or 5/5 KILTS

Scotland, 1829
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She wants nothing to do with men!

He's sworn off all women!

But with danger looming, the only safe haven may
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Oct 22, 2018 rated it it was ok
Lord Brodie is dead. Even though his wife, Lady Makenna Maclaren Brodie, imagined murdering him many times it wasn't her who did the action. Wrongly accused of this barbarous crime, Makenna escapes her temporary prison in order to save her life. She's a proud woman and does not believe to put this burden onto her family's shoulders so instead of looking a shelter with her siblings she gets away to the place no one is going to find her. French Lord Julien Leclerc, who couldn’t stop thinking about ...more
Nessa
Oct 28, 2019 rated it liked it
A SOLID 3.5 STARS!

MY FIRST BOOK BY AMALIE HOWARD, AND IT WAS ENJOYABLE BUT STILL SOMETHING HELD ME BACK. I CAN'T HELP BUT FEEL THAT IT WAS AN AVERAGE STORY.

JULIAN has never forgotten the brazen beauty he met one year ago at a wedding but she belonged to another. Then one night, she comes bursting into his home in a disheveled state, declaring that her husband is dead, yet there is more that she's hiding from him. Until Julian can get her to trust him enough to help her, he abides his time by giv
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Brigitte
Aug 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
This addition to the series is nicely paced. It's an engaging read with vivid descriptions.

After losing everything that he is entitled to, Julien worked hard to create his empire. He now concentrates on cashing in on his business. His mother's welfare is the most important aspect of his life.

Makenna has been through a bad arranged marriage. She is now running for her life as she is wrongly accused of murdering her husband.

Julien and Makenna met a year ago and not knowing where to run, she decide
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Michele Salls
Oct 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the second in the Tartans and Titans series and just as enjoyable as the first.

Lady Makenna has been accused of murder and she is on the run. She is unsure of who she can trust and has no money to help her go very far. She can only think of one place to go that may be safe, which is Lord Julien's home (who we have met in book #1). She knows that he is back in France and that there should be no one at his home.

What Lady Makenna doesn't realize is that Lord Julien has just returned to hi
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Valerie
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was.. Torture. Gah. I finished this book in one sitting because I was legit biting my nails off at all the drama going on.

I requested an ARC of this book for review from Netgalley because I was going through serious Jamie Fraser and Outlander withdrawals knowing I was sooo close to the new season and when I saw this book and read the summary, I just knew it would stave off some of those feelings but NOPE. Now, Julien is no Jamie Fraser but this French man captured my heart from the ge
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Letschat1974
Sep 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
4 stars Amalie Howard/Angie Morgan

Stars 4 (Caroline Lee, Lynsay Sands, Donna Fletcher)

my personal markers for a great read...1. smart and engaging writing, 2. Humorous, 3. sexy interactions and 4. stories with family/friends.

I love series around family members or a group of friends. I love the series even more when the author intertwines those characters throughout the book series (it’s a pet peeve when authors don’t do that because what’s the point of the series and introducing the characters i
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Amy Alvis
Oct 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved Makenna and Julian's story! After reading the first book in the series, I was really hoping that Makenna would be rid of her husband so that she and Julien could make a go of it. You could see the heat between them even then!

Makenna's husband has been murdered and she has been blamed for it. With nowhere else to run, she heads to Julien's home hoping to stay for a few days to gather her thoughts and form a plan. She didn't count on his being in residence when she arrived. She doesn't wan
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Candy Briggs
Oct 19, 2018 marked it as to-read
Makenna McLaren Brodie was accused of killing her husband. She had thought about it, he was such an abusive and cruel man. He was not even faithful. Right now she was in a cell under the keep. The new Laird, Colin, was even worse than her husband. He was cruel, envious and so jealous. Someone helped her escape and she ran with her maid who could not stand staying there either. Lord Julien LeClerc and his mother had just moved to Scotland from Paris to Duncraigh Castle. It was a little run down b ...more
Maria Dariotis
Oct 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was PHENOMENAL!

I loved it from the first page when Makenna was accused of murder, imagine being thrown into jail for a crime you didn’t commit! You have no friends or family near, you’re a woman with no rights, and the new Laird wants to have his way with you, everything is against you.
Escaping the first opportunity she gets she runs to Dunncraigh Castle, knowing that it’s not occupied. She’s surprised when Lord Julien Leclerc greets her and offers his assistance.
Makenna and Julien had an
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Jill
Oct 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Makenna is on the run from her clan after being accused of killing her husband, after escaping from the dungeon where they were keeping her. She and her maid run to Dunncraigh Castle where the owner is presently in France, unknown to her, Julien has brought his mother to the castle to help improve her health. He was happy to see Makenna when she appeared on his doorstep and offered his assistance. The story tells of the abuse Makenna endured at her husband’s hands, a young child thought to be he ...more
Angela
Oct 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
In the last book, I thought Julien was a no-care in the world dandy. He proved me wrong in this story. He is strong, loving, kind, gentle, kind of badass with the claymore and definitely not a dandy. His care for the feelings of others including his mother, Malcolm and Makenna make this an outstanding story. Both Makenna and Julien sacrifice and that sacrifice will make you tear up a bit…just saying. The colorful cast of characters from the first story are abundant in this one as well. I really ...more
Cheryl
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was another great read in this series. Makenna and Julien were two strong and engaging characters. Makenna and Julien meet again through unfortunate circumstances. There are a number of different tensions through the book, the sexual tension between Makenna and Julien and the ever present menace of the Brodie laird, Colin. There are a few twists and turns, some exciting action and of course, romance. I’m looking forward to reading the next in the series, hopefully it will be concerning Make ...more
Anna Swedenmom
Oct 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY ..... Phenomenal!
A superb read that just keeps making you want more! From page one to the final, I was totally engaged, captivated , enthralled and just plain delighted! I love books that keep giving and giving and giving. This one had nothing for me to downgrade. It had fantastic writing, superb characters, a plot line that made it very interesting. Twists, and turns and more! Romance, suspense.... you could not add anything to delight me more unless ...... you have number
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Katrina Berry
Oct 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Book 2 of the Tartans and Titans Series, A Lord for the Lass by Amalie Howard and Angie Morgan is a wonderful read ful of feels and intrigue. This series is a spin-off of the Lords of Essex series.

Howard and Morgan are a writing sensation and I love what they do! Time and time again they bring it...can’t wait to see what’s next!

An ARC was generously provided in exchange for an honest review of which this is both honest and completely voluntary.

Suzette
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Makenna and Julien’s story has been a long time in the making. Julien has been a favorite character of mine from his appearance in a previous book from this author. Both characters are wounded in different ways but are getting a second chance to find themselves. There is lots of intrigue, love and hot Highlander sex appeal. Malcolm and Max are great fun. Everything resolves in surprising ways and Makenna and Julien find lasting love.
Linda
Oct 25, 2018 rated it it was ok
Couldn't get into this book somehow, not quite sure why. I thought the heroine refusing to get her (oh so large & capable btw) family involved when she obviously needed help stupid. They turn up at the end and save the day anyway Instead she puts the hero who is only in Scotland for his rather fragile mother's health, at risk together with his mother.

It was obvious who the spy was & that angle was just disappointing.

The connection between Makenna & Julien just didn't work for me.
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Angela
Feb 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved the scene in the tavern where Makeena dressed as a lad to try and glean information on Brodie. And so when Julien block her view and make her look up. Makeena jaw drop. Julien disguised as a highlander. So hawt!

I ken my own brain, ye amadan. And I ken what I can do. Put me down.” He had, right in the middle of her bed. “What does amadan mean? Love of your life?” “It means idiot.” lol


Frenchman with a Highlander soul ♥️♥️♥️♥️


Julien♥️Makeena
Brittany
Sep 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This is book 2 in the Tartans and titans series. In this one we get Mckenna’s Story. She is on the run accused of killing her horrible husband. Julien is a lord who doesn’t believe in love. This makes for a good read. I did enjoy it a great deal and can’t wait until more.
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AMALIE HOWARD is the author of several young adult novels critically acclaimed by Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, VOYA, and Booklist, including Waterfell, The Almost Girl, and Alpha Goddess, a Spring 2014 Kid’s INDIE NEXT title. Her debut novel, Bloodspell, was a #1 Amazon bestseller and a Seventeen Magazine Summer Read. The sequel, Bloodcraft, was a silver IPPY medalist and a Children's Moonbeam award ...more

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