Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Highland Duke (Lords of the Highlands #1) by Amy Jarecki

Release: March 28th, 2017
Romance Subgenre: Historical Romance
Series: Lords of the Highlands #1

She'll put her life on the line for him . . .

When Akira Ayres finds the brawny Scot with a musket ball in his thigh, the healer has no qualms about doing whatever it takes to save his life. Even if it means fleeing with him across the Highlands to tend to his wounds while English redcoats are closing in. Though Akira is as fierce and brave as any of her clansmen, even she's intimidated by the fearsome, brutally handsome Highlander who refuses to reveal his name.

Yet she can never learn his true identity.

Geordie knows if Akira ever discovers he's the Duke of Gordon, both her life and his will be forfeit in a heartbeat. The only way to keep the lass safe is to ensure she's by his side day and night. But the longer he's with her, the harder it becomes to think of letting her go. Despite all their differences, despite the danger-he will face death itself to make her his . . .

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I have a full 5-star review coming out for The Highland Duke tomorrow at Straight Shootin' Book Reviews. However, I couldn't resist creating a playlist for this truly exceptional historical romance. Seriously everyone, I loved this book with every breath in my body. It's worth a pre-order for historical, highland romance fans!

I based this playlist almost solely on the "feel" and lyrics of the songs. As such, the musical genres are all over the map. The intention and soulfulness of all five songs do match up with Kira and Geordie's journey in my mind though!

“Star of the Show” by Thomas Rhett
Cause everywhere we go girl
You're the star of the show
And everybody's wondering and wanting to know
What's your name?
Who's that girl, with the prettiest smile in the world?
Oh, what gets me the most is you don't even know
That you are, you are, you are
The star of the show
You're the star of the show, yeah, baby

“Bloom” by The Paper Kites
When the evening pulls the sun down,
And the day is almost through,
Oh, the whole world it is sleeping,
But my world is you.

“Till I Fall Asleep” by Jayme Dee
Can we go back before the storm came raging?
And everything we built was gone
So sing to me til I fall asleep
Like the way you did when you were still mine
So sing to me til I fall asleep
Like the way you did when you were still mine
And tell me that it's not over yet
We were never good at saying goodbyes

“Don't Let Me Down” by Conor Maynard
I need you, I need you, I need you right now
Yeah, I need you right now
So don't let me, don't let me, don't let me down
I think I'm losing my mind now
It's in my head, darling I hope
That you'll be here, when I need you the most
So, so don't let me, don't let me, don't let me down
Don't let me down

“How Long Will I Love You” by Ellie Goulding
How long will I love you
As long as stars are above you
And longer if I can
How long will I need you
As long as the seasons need to
Follow their plan

Has anyone else read The Highland Duke yet?
If not, I can't wait for you to experience it next week!

About Amy Jarecki

Amazon bestselling author, Amy Jarecki is a descendant of an ancient Lowland clan and she adores Scotland. Though she now resides in southwest Utah, she received her MBA from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. Winning multiple writing awards, she found her niche in the genre of Scottish historical romance, writing steamy edge-of-your-seat action adventures with rugged men and fascinating women who weave their paths through the brutal eras of centuries past. Amy loves hearing from her readers and can be contacted through her website at

1 comment:

  1. Wow, what a fantastic playlist! I admit I'm hopeless when it comes to finding the right songs. You have a brilliant skill!