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Must Love More Kilts

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I'm not a huge fan of time-travel romances because it's typically hard to make everything seem realistic, but, Angela Quarles weaves the magic seamlessly. I will be reading more from this author and I do recommend this book for all historical romance readers!
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Published 1/26/2018: 

It still shocked her. In the quiet moments when she took in her surroundings. She was in friggin’ seventeenth century Scotland. Here on a wish from the magical calling card case her sister received from a friend. She’d seen an actual historical battle. There were men in kilts everywhere.

Must Love More Kilts by Angela Quarles is a fun, exciting and swoony Highland romance. It is the fourth book in the author’s “Must Love” series and the second book in the narrative arc involving the Campbell sisters who time travel back in time to Scotland on a bet to prove whether hot guys in kilts are a myth or a legend. If you are a newbie to Angela’s Must Love series, I would highly recommend that you read the previous installment, Must Love Kilts, before diving into this entry as this entry finishes the storyline which began with that book. Thus, Must Love More Kilts begins where Must Love Kilts ended, at Dungarbh Castle, stronghold of the MacCowans on Loch Garry, Scotland in 1689 during the reign of James II, right before William of Orange comes to power.

Must Love More Kilts is the story of Highlander Duncan MacCowan and Fiona Campbell. In the previous book, Duncan and Fiona met and handfasted the same night that the sisters had arrived in seventeenth century Scotland. Traci and Clan Chief Iain MacCowan found their HEA in Must Love Kilts. Now it’s Fiona’s and Duncan’s turn to find theirs, but there are some major obstacles in their path.

First of all, you must understand that Fiona loves history and especially her family’s history. History is her forte, her claim to fame and the only thing she feels she excels at. With that in mind, Fiona’s life has taken on new purpose since that fateful night with Duncan. As Fiona was exploring Duncan’s very fine physique, she was shocked to discover the very scar and tattoo on his torso which marked him as the MacCowan warrior of her favorite family legend - the warrior who her grandpappy said the Fiona of old would stop from killing her ancestor. In a cruel twist of fate, Fiona realizes that she must be that Fiona of old, leaving Fiona with a terrible dilemma. She’s in love with Duncan, but she and Traci will cease to exist if she does not stop him. So, without explanation – as how could she explain this to Duncan? -  Fiona abruptly flees their bed before they consummate their marriage.

The couple does not speak of the incident afterwards. But, when another Highlander wants to take Fiona as his wife, Duncan’s heart reacts with jealousy, and the couple embark on a wild and gripping adventure.

I loved both of these main characters! Fiona and Duncan are strongly attracted to each other but each refuses to follow their heart for differing reasons. Fiona believes she can’t allow Duncan into her heart as the legend must trump her feelings. Duncan, badly hurt by another woman to whom he gave his heart, and now abandoned by Fiona when she was seemingly repulsed by his scar, believes that he’s unwanted by any woman and doomed to be alone forevermore. He has vowed to hold the keys to his heart close forevermore. Can they learn to trust and break down the seemingly impenetrable wall between them? It’s not at all clear they can…

Following please find a few of my favorite quotes from Must Love More Kilts:

 She did not want to have to choose between the legend which had finally made her feel as if her life had meaning and this beautiful, caring man whose soul seemed to echo with the same beats as her own heart.
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  No, he didn’t view the scar as shameful, though he did in its getting. For he’d not received it in battle. He’d received it the last time he’d ever acted foolishly over a woman.
Oddly poetic that the very woman who brought out that foolish side again was turned off by the scar. As if the scar and tattoo were a shield. A shield protecting him forevermore from heartache.
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  She dragged the soft cloth up and up, the fabric tickling along his sensitized skin. He trembled. Never had he been so responsive to a woman’s slightest touch.
  
Mary Jane Wells returns to narrate Must Love More Kilts. She’s one of my favorite narrators and never fails to deliver a polished, professional performance. As with the previous installments, her narration is nothing short of superb. Both her male and female voices sound genuine. Her accents sound realistic and her narration is easy to understand. Her performance transports me into the story as she really does bring Angela’s sexy tale to life. If you enjoy audios, I’d highly recommend that you elect to listen to this entire series in audio. Every facet is excellent and you will not be disappointed.

The author’s entire Must Love series is beyond fantastic. Every installment has merited top marks from me. I love how Angela blends romance, paranormal and history into a fun, engrossing and passionate tale that you won’t want to put down until the last word has been read. I can’t wait to see where Angela takes this series next!



Suggested Reading Order: 
Must Love Breeches (Book #1)
Must Love Chainmail (Book #2)
Must Love Kilts (Book #3)
Must Love More Kilts (Book #4)
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It took a long while to finally finish this book.

The story picks up after the 3rd book. And i remember feeling there should be a book for Duncan and Fiona...they did and it good...sweet and one heck of a story.

The aspect of time travel is such a mystery, that writes and theoreticians are still developing ideas regarding the subject matter. However, this series explained or opened up some possible scenarios a that are possible. It was a really good way to input science in a romance book.

The main part of the story revolves around trust. You may love each other, but without trust, what good it would do? The same goes with being true with the people around you.

All in all, the end was pretty good. It made waiting for this book worth it.
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A really good Scottish time travel romance 

This is the 4th in this fantastic and fun time travel romance series. The author mentioned that this book can be read as a stand-alone, but I disagree. Prospective readers should at least read "Must Love Kilts" (Book 3) before they read this one. I had read only Books 1 and 2 before I attempted to read this one, and I got bored. Then I went back to read the fantastic "Must Love Kilts", which tells how the modern American sisters Traci and Fiona Campbell traveled back in time to 1689 Scotland, got separated, and how Traci fell in love with Ian as he helped her find Fiona. In that book, I grew to love Traci and Ian. I also wanted to know more about quiet, brave Duncan and about bold, smart Fiona. Then, I was ready to read "Must Love More Kilts". 

I think that this new book is almost as good as Book 3. Unfortunately, the first 25% has some slow, boring parts when not much was happening, and the couple's budding romance was nearly non-existent. However, once Fiona, Duncan, and their group started traveling, plot developments and romantic developments kept coming! I was glued to the book from then on. 

I love the complicated predicament in which Fiona finds herself. On her first night in 1689, she had eagerly handfasted herself to the wonderful highland warrior, Duncan. He turned out to be, according to her family's legend, the man sent to assassinate her Scottish ancestor! In addition, she herself must be the Fiona in the legend who stopped Duncan from killing her ancestor. Fiona and Duncan are somewhat insecure, each in their own way. It was heartwarming how they both slowly came out of their shells and started to trust each other and share deeply personal things.

There were a few fantastic, steamy love scenes. I absolutely adore their first love scene, which took place outdoors. Duncan was so sweet and respectful how he wanted to make sure that Fiona wanted to make love to him. That scene was so well written that I fell for Duncan like Fiona was falling for him. 

I recommend this book to anyone who likes time travel romance that has a bit of humor, but you must read "Must Love Kilts" before you read this "Must Love More Kilts". In fact, I recommend the entire series, and they are all fantastic in audiobook format as well.
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LOVED it. I'm a huge fan of the series, and this one was everything I was hoping for.
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I really tried to read this book. I have had it a while and tried to read it two separate times but I just couldn't get behind the story or the characters.
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I didn't like this story as much the last book in the series (Must Love Kilts). Fiona just seemed annoying to me and it kind of soured the book for me. Duncan was just an ok hero for me, nothing to make him standout from anyone else in the book.

I'm hoping the next book by Quarles is back up to par with her other stories.
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I probably would have understood what was going on in this book more if I had read the first book in the series. But other than that I liked it.
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Three hundred years back in time during days of turbulent war in Scotland, two sisters from modern times attempt to navigate their way through history and through love.  I had fun with Traci’s story and now, Must Love Kilts tells Fiona’s in a follow-up.  More good times, right?  Aye, lasses and ladies!
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Must Love More Kilts is the fourth book in the Must Love Series of time travel romances.  While it doesn’t need to be read in order behind the first two, I would definitely getting it after Must Love Kilts since the events follow right on its heels.

So, we get Fiona and Duncan’s story.  This is good because the pair of them hit it off as well as Traci and Iain, but then Fiona started acting all mysterious and secretive even with her sister.  Fiona’s mysterious behavior is explained near the beginning and is at the heart of the conflict between Duncan and herself.  Trouble is, Fi’s the only one of the two who knows what has her undies in a knot and Duncan has his own hurtful past that has Fiona’s behavior sending up warning signals that she’s going to stomp on his heart and use him just like the last one did.

It was an interesting situation and I went back and forth on wanting to biff Fiona in the head to get a clue and holding my breath for when the inevitable shoe to drop.  See, Fiona thinks Duncan is going to kill her ancestor due to a family legend and it is her destiny to save the family’s future and be looked on as her ancestor’s heroine, Fiona the brave.  Which would have been alright, I suppose, but the reason she’s locked onto this need is because she has the idea that she’s subpar and she’s got serious insecurities so must prove herself.

I enjoyed watching the pair grow and grow together, tentatively building trust and going deeper than attraction to have something more between them.  Duncan is on a journey to let go of his past, but Fiona is also on a personal journey that involves literally letting the past go and really seeing what she has and who she is in the present.

As with the others in this series, this is something more than the usual light and fluffy time travel romances.  The author did her homework and gave the reader glimpses into the past and the setting, gave characters who were real and struggling, but also a sizzling hot couple a romance lover can fall for.

So, another fabulous entry in the series and I wholeheartedly push this series towards fans of Time-Travel Romance who love their historical backdrops and a sizzling hot couple.
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Must Love More Kilts
By Angela Quarles

Series: Must Love, #4

Reviewed by: Barb Massabrook (of) 
Tartan Book Reviews 
Purple Tulip Book Reviews 
Celtic Barb’s Tartan Book Review Blog 

Heat Rating:🔥

Overall Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Dungarbh Castle, Loch Garry
Scotland, 1689


You can read this as a stand alone book but I recommend you read book 3, “Must Love Kilts” first. As there are many character connections, plot lines and references to the main characters of this book. This entire series is absolutely a masterpiece!-Barb Massabrook of Tartan Book Reviews Https://m.facebook.com/groups/822500177761045

This is the story of time traveler Fiona Campbell and Duncan MacCowan. Fiona and Duncan have handfasted but on their wedding night she see’s his scar and tattoo and runs away. She now  knows who Duncan is and the role he is to play in her families  ancestry history. As he is meant to murder her ancestor William Campbell. The very one she is to save and make her name a legend. As Fiona felt she was pretty worthless in her own time until she hears the legend of Fiona told by her Granpappy. The one thing she has in common with her parents was her love of their families ancestry, legends, myths and lore. She fully believes if she's the Fiona of the Campbell Legend, it will make her a heroine and give her life a purpose. 

Poor Duncan believes she was so repulsed by his scar she abandoned him and their marriage. Plus they had no witnesses so it was like it never happened. Duncan’s history with women has not been great. His heart has been broken too many times which caused has self worth and trust issues. He feels unwanted and never good enough for any woman starting with his mother. This makes him want to protect his heart and swearing never to fall in love again. 

Now another wants to make Fiona his wife will Duncan allow this to happen. Plus he knows this marriage would be good for the clan. Yet the jealousy in his heart cannot be denied yet if he he tries to claim Fiona it could put possibly start a clan war! Plus he has yet to face Fiona’s ancestor which will make her a legend.  What will Duncan do fight for the woman he loves or step aside for the good of his clan? Plus will Fiona accept Duncan and put her fantasies and legends aside? If he does kills her ancestor will she ever be able to forgive Duncan?  

Another spellbinding  breathtaking exhilarating read that will leave you wanting more. Filled with non-stop-actions, history, magic, adventure, suspense, betrayal, steamy passion, love and so much more.  

I have read this entire series which is absolutely incredible. I have loved each and every one. I love the mix of paranormal, history and romance. Any historical romance reader won't want to miss this phenomenal read! 

Must Love More Kilts: A Time Travel Romance (Must ... - Amazon.com

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Disclaimer:I received this book from the publisher for a fair and honest review. I voluntarily agreed to read, review, blog and promote through netgalley. All words, ideas and thoughts are my own.

Must Love Series
by Angela Quarles

1)Must Love Breeches
2)Must Love Chainmail
3)Must Love Kilts
4)Must Love More Kilts
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Another super addition to the series i really enjoyed this book.I really liked getting to know Duncan and Fiona they were great characters.this was well written and had a great storyline would recommend
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I love this series. This is the 4th book but can be read as a standalone. I do however like that we get an update on the couples from the previous books. I love the travel in time and that the research has been done before writing the story so there are not many mistakes. 
The story is a great lovestory that captured me from the first chapter. The characters are well described and develops through the story.
The story is true to the time the story takes place in. This is with respect towards another, the language and the places and surroundings the characters are in. I like the twist that the story has. These can be provoking but the fit the story and makes it even better and gives it the edge to bring it to five stars. I like the romance, passion, twists, the clans, the political moments, the true love, the warrior, the interaction between the sisters from the future and the highlanders, the lust and of course the hot scenes and chemistry.
The drama, action and characters makes this story line and plot a must read. It is very enjoyable and captivating.

I received the ARC from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
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Must Love More Kilts is a truly original and interesting time travel story. Good!!
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So, full disclosure: I received the ARC from netgalley in exchange for an honest review. And, even fuller (more full?) disclosure: I also purchased it on Amazon because I had preordered it and forgotten (oops, my bad!) about it because I flippin LOVE this series and was totally going to read it the day it went on sale anyway and give it the 5 star review I just knew it was going to earn, so yays all around! YAY! That being said, I would STRONGLY advise anyone that wants to read this book to read the entire Must Love series. The first two books kinda work as standalone novels, but this one really does follow the same timeline and characters that are in Must Love Kilts. You’ll be missing some inside jokes, character nuance, and major plot details if you haven’t read Must Love Kilts. So, do yourself a favor and at least read that one first. Seriously.

But, as you can see from my reviews for Angela Quarles’ other works, I’ve read them all, and can honestly say that I love her voice. Her characters are warm and funny, but also flawed and entirely relatable. In this book, Fiona and Duncan both go through tremendous growth and it was flirty, sassy, and fun to watch. They both learn to trust, to step out on a ledge, and to be comfortable with who they are individually and as a couple. Who among us hasn’t questioned their place in their family, in their work, or in the world? It can be overwhelming and make you feel insignificant, right? For Fiona and Duncan, too! And, all of this was even better since we had gotten a few glimpses of them and how….hawt? no. Electric? Maybe. Combustive. Yeah, Combustive.….it would be between them when we saw them in Must Love Kilts. This book really explores the way their instant lust was ore instant love and how you can just instantly settle into a relationship and be all in from the beginning. With a few minor (ok, not so minor) detours or delays along the way. And the seen in the earth bowl? Trust me, you’ll remember it for a while.

Another thing I love about these books is the sense of setting and atmosphere. This really is where Angela Quarles shines as a writer. The descriptions of the valleys, the rivers, the craggy mountains – Oy. It is enough to make you hear bagpipes in your sleep. They are very well written and you can easily visualize the settings of each location and follow along on a map with the character’s journey in the book. You’ll picture the birds swooping and fishing out of the lochs and hear the splash of the water on the rocks. And, while you don’t quite know what everyone had for breakfast that morning, you certainly get a lot of historical details about the Scottish/English conflicts of the period, Clan politics, and what the clothes looked and felt like. You also get moments with real Clan history dotted throughout the story – Red books and the Fairy Flag are real, people! Google them!

So, overall, yes, I loved this book. I highly recommend it to anyone that loves time travel, romances, time travel romances (obvz), Scotland, or hawt guys in kilts. It is a fun romp, an easy way to spend a few hours, and a great addition to this series. Go read it. Right. Now.
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Fiona Campbell believes her only value is her family's history, myths, and legends and when she travels back in time to 1689 Scotland with her sister Traci and Fiona is convinced she’s the Fiona of her family legends. When she stumble into a brawn handsome Highlander she thinks she’s found the man of her dreams and finds herself hand-fasted to him.  Duncan MacCowan once trusted his heart to the wrong woman, but when a strange lass drops into his life and pries opens his heart again. But before their wedded bliss she disappears and she flees on the night of their wedding.
 In the legend Fiona saves William Campbell life from one Duncan MacCowan so she knows she must stay close to Duncan and save her family member William Campbell from being killed. What she doesn’t count on is falling for the Highlander whose stolen her heart. A great story filled with legends, romance and mystery to create a fantastic story!!!
I voluntarily read an ARC copy from Net Galley and this is my honest review.
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Duncan MacGowan is the third in command of the clan  He has fallen in love with Fiona. Fiona Campbell and her sister are from the future, about three hundred years, more or less. 
I loved this story. The three islets that make up the castle, the lush green countryside, the different kinds of trees, all bring you into the tale. The people are realistic and the dialogue is believable. It is exciting and the interaction between the main characters is not only gentle and full of insecurities, but also very lusty. The author has out done herself with this wonderful book of the conflicts, loves and danger of 1689 Scotland. Fiona
has come back to fulfill her destiny as she sees it and her sister has married Iain the clan chief. There is a lot going on, it keeps your interest and you really don't want to put the book down.
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Duncan is a protective man, "he leaned down and gripped her shoulder, features grave but eyes glinting with humor. “As delightful as that sounds, no. We must be certain we’re alone. I’ll not have ye dashing into another band of roving Highlanders. And naked, no less.” Duncan makes a damn good human shield, "Fiona peeked over the huge shield of Duncan’s body. “What the hell are you doing barging into a room without knocking?” I really liked this book, I loved Duncan, and fiona was a little firecracker.
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It was a good story but I didn't see anything in the blurb that it was necessary to read the previous books in the series to understand the plot. I felt a bit confused and lost.
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There is no doubt that Ms. Quarles has a vivid imagination. Her true talent however, is taking readers along for the ride on her adventurous tales. This time around the journey begins in Scotland, 1689. Fiona, gets up close and personal with her past, when she's thrust back in time. She meets her legendary ancestor, but loses her heart along the way. This is Angela Quarles, so there's always a thought provoking twist that throws readers for a loop. Will she listen to her head or follow her heart? A complex romance that stirs the brain as it lays claim to the heart. Magically thrilling.
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