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Devil in Tartan Peril and passion on enemy seas Lottie Livingstone bears the weight of an island on her shoulders Under threat of losing their home, she and her clan take to the seas to sell a shipload of illegal whiskey When an attack leaves them vulnerable, she transforms from a maiden daughter to a clever warrior For survival, she orchestrates the siege of a rival s ship and now holds the devilish Scottish captain Aulay Mackenzie under her commandTied, captive and forced to watch a stunning siren commandeer the Mackenzie ship, Aulay burns with the desire to seize control of the ship and Lottie He has resigned himself to a life of solitude on the open seas, but her beauty tantalizes him like nothing has before As authorities and enemies close in, he is torn between surrendering her to justice and defending her from assailants He ll lose her forever, unless he s willing to sacrifice the unimaginable

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 379 pages
  • Devil in Tartan
  • Julia London
  • English
  • 22 June 2018
  • 1335629408

About the Author: Julia London

Julia London is the New York Times and USA Today best selling author ofthan two dozen romantic fiction novels She is the author of the popular historical romance series, the Cabot Sisters, including The Trouble with Honor, The Devil Takes a Bride, and The Scoundrel and the Debutante She is also the author of several contemporary romances, including Homecoming Ranch,Return to Homecoming Ranch, and The Perfect Homecoming Julia is the recipient of the RT Bookclub Award for Best Historical Romance and a six time finalist for the prestigious RITA award for excellence in romantic fiction To keep up with all the Julia London news, please visit Follow her on Facebook at



10 thoughts on “Devil in Tartan

  1. Esther Esther says:

    ARC provided by NetGalley and Harlequin in exchange for an honest review I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book All thoughts and opinions are my own.I really look forward to Julia London s books Her books are well written with strong characters and good story lines But I have to say lately I ve been finding her books to beaverage I m finding the characters not as likable, weak with not much depth or character Her last book story line was too jumbled but I regre ARC provided by NetGalley and Harlequin in exchange for an honest review I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book All thoughts and opinions are my own.I really look forward to Julia London s books Her books are well written with strong characters and good story lines But I have to say lately I ve been finding her books to beaverage I m finding the characters not as likable, weak with not much depth or character Her last book story line was too jumbled but I regress here, let me give my take on this one.Lottie our heroine is in dire straits, crisis time Her family business of illegal whiskey, monies are gone Lottie, is portrayed as this strong and determined young woman She proceeds to come up with the idea of going to sell the whiskey overseas Off to sea she goes, in a boat not really equipped for the journey too small little of a boat Comes up with a plan to steal another boat and this is where our hero comes in.Aulay MacKenzie, captain of the family s only boat, has set sail to prove he can make some money to help support the clan As he is off at sea he encounters a distress small boat ship Against his better judgement kinda of feels propelled as well to hep he assists the crew and rescues them Low and behold beautiful Lottie is part of the crew and everyone is beguiled Lottie in my humble opinion uses it to her full advantage She with her crew overtakes the handsome Aulay and his crew they are all to dazzled by her beauty, really And so the story takes off from there, mostly taking place at sea The two dance around each other, fighting the attraction the is developing between them Each has a mission they are determined to fill but are struggling with developing feelings and conflict of interest I had stated in the beginning my struggle with liking the characters in resent book for this author.I also found way too many characters in this storyline which made it somewhat distracting too Unfortunately these two just came across as shallow and never really developed into someone likable The plot was average and didn t really find much romance between the two main characters

  2. Caz Caz says:

    I ve given this an A for narration and a C for content at AudioGals the excellent narration bumps up the grade as a whole, but the story is pretty lacklustre.The estimable Derek Perkins returns to Julia London s Highland Grooms series to narrate book four, Devil in Tartan, which features Aulay, the middle son of the Mackenzie brood, and the one least often to be found at the family estate of Balhaire With his elder brother Cailean living mostly in England with his wife and stepson, and hi I ve given this an A for narration and a C for content at AudioGals the excellent narration bumps up the grade as a whole, but the story is pretty lacklustre.The estimable Derek Perkins returns to Julia London s Highland Grooms series to narrate book four, Devil in Tartan, which features Aulay, the middle son of the Mackenzie brood, and the one least often to be found at the family estate of Balhaire With his elder brother Cailean living mostly in England with his wife and stepson, and his younger brother, Robbie, aiding their father in the management of the Balhaire estate and lands, Aulay has increasingly come to feel something of an outsider, and hasor less resigned himself to a life alone He has made his life at sea, captaining the Mackenzie ship and contributing to the family coffers by his various profitable trading enterprises, but his latest voyage, designed to bring in some much needed funds, is destined to end in disaster.A few days after they have set sail on their latest commission, Aulay and his crew sight a smaller vessel which is clearly in distress and go to its aid Unfortunately, however, Aulay s generous intentions prove to be his and his crew s undoing, because despite his caution, the ethereally lovely young woman aboard proves so distracting that a momentary lapse of attention on Aulay s part enables her crew to incapacitate him and the rest of his crew and to take over his ship.You can read the rest of this review at AudioGals

  3. MarytheBookLover MarytheBookLover says:

    My Opinion I enjoyed this scottish tale I could almost feel myself at sea with Aulay and Lottie at certain points in the story I found it adorable how she was with her father and brother I didn t like how she second guessed herself on several occasion, as we might have all done ourselves, but I thought it was overdone in this book I didn t like how much Lottie would go back and forth with any decision she made It seemed to be to much of a tug of war I can understand the second guessing but My Opinion I enjoyed this scottish tale I could almost feel myself at sea with Aulay and Lottie at certain points in the story I found it adorable how she was with her father and brother I didn t like how she second guessed herself on several occasion, as we might have all done ourselves, but I thought it was overdone in this book I didn t like how much Lottie would go back and forth with any decision she made It seemed to be to much of a tug of war I can understand the second guessing but not so much that it was the basis of all her decisions.Lottie has to get rid of a shipment for her family before the owner of the land finds out and they get in trouble A lot of things happen and her father isn t able to make decisions like he should have been doing all along He is a poor excuse of a Chief of Lotties family She has taken charge of the family since his father isn t capable of doing so since his wife passed away before that even His late wife was doing it before Lottie Lottie is used to the role, but feels she is a poor decision maker and everything is her fault The two are mixed for me and therefore the book is a mix of emotions for me Lottie did have a good plan but nothing seemed to be on her side and that was sad for her.The sizzle in the love scenes were ok but didn t make me pant for me It wasa gloss over for me i.e there, but not exciting Although, I felt they were right for each other, I didn t get into either of their characters nor could really relate to them I liked that he painted but it wasn t explored or even enticing Lottie although at first seemed like a strong female character, I didn t feel like she was.I did however enjoy the writing, it flowed well and I didn t get bored with it My favorite part was the ending I like that little twist and how the clan came together to help the family I enjoyed the book and will get another in this series to see if I like it You didn t really feel that you missed others stories in this book, there was a small part here and there sprinkled in of others but nothing that made you say Oh, NO, what am I missing which I enjoyed I hate when you feel like you are missing big parts in the backstory and this didn t have that.I give this book 3.5 of 5 stars

  4. Karen Mc Karen Mc says:

    It had been five years since I d read a historical romance, ones by Sylvia Day and Maya Banks With an enticing blurb, hot Scottish hero, Scotland setting, and allure of the rich history, I was excited to read new to me author Julia London s romance Devil in Tartan looked like a good fit.However, I struggled with Devil in Tartan, a story I tried to read for three days Unfortunately, I could not finishthan fifteen percent of this story, one that did not resonate nor connect with me I was It had been five years since I d read a historical romance, ones by Sylvia Day and Maya Banks With an enticing blurb, hot Scottish hero, Scotland setting, and allure of the rich history, I was excited to read new to me author Julia London s romance Devil in Tartan looked like a good fit.However, I struggled with Devil in Tartan, a story I tried to read for three days Unfortunately, I could not finishthan fifteen percent of this story, one that did not resonate nor connect with me I was a bit lost while reading and could not wrap my head around the writing style nor connect with the characters This novel seemed to bounce a lot between characters, causing some confusion for me I may try re reading Devil in Tartan in the future after I get accustomed to reading historical romance again I wanted to like this story I really did Disappointingly, it did not work for me at this time

  5. Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews says:

    Devil in Tartan is a tale of adventure that takes us to the seas with much at stake for both hero and heroine Lottie Livingstone has no choice but to take the illegal whisky and try and sell it in Denmark in order to earn the money to pay the rent for her clan Aulay Mackenzie is also on a mission himself to set sail and deliver goods he s been commissioned to do When his ship is taken over by this maiden turned pirate, he finds himself in uncharted waters between desire for her and revenge fo Devil in Tartan is a tale of adventure that takes us to the seas with much at stake for both hero and heroine Lottie Livingstone has no choice but to take the illegal whisky and try and sell it in Denmark in order to earn the money to pay the rent for her clan Aulay Mackenzie is also on a mission himself to set sail and deliver goods he s been commissioned to do When his ship is taken over by this maiden turned pirate, he finds himself in uncharted waters between desire for her and revenge for the piracy Lottie is an interesting character because she finds herselfof a mother to her family and the responsible one for the clan What wouldn t you do for your family when your back is up against the wall Desperate times call for desperate measures and she sees no other choice but to borrow Aulay s ship to complete her mission When it all goes awry her only option left is to return and marry for convenience I understand the dilemma she faces and how much of an emotional stretch this journey has taken her over the last few weeks What she didn t count on is her own desire for Aulay and to put the woman in her first for a change Aulay knows what this job means to his family and will do his best to find favor with his father Now he s shackled and powerless to command his ship and in an unimaginable pickle His pride took a big hit when a woman took him down but now he sees her in a different light She s the first woman to stir a longing he s never felt before and he s not sure what to do about it Helping her out was the right thing to do and he falls hard for her thehe s around her I can relateto Aulay coming from a big family and finding it hard to stand out on our own The one thing he did know is that Lottie was the one for him and he went to great length to have her in his life Julia London is a great storyteller and she delivers a wonderful adventure It had conflict, humor, romance and love family and romantic It was slow in the beginning but picked up along the way and then it was hard to put down Both Lottie and Aulay are looking for their place in their family and to have what they all want from family acceptance This is the fourth book in the Highland Grooms series and can be read as a stand alone story I m pleased to see there are twoin this series and I m happily looking forward to it

  6. Joana V. Joana V. says:

    I received an eARC at no cost from the author.Devil in Tartan is the fourth book on the Highland Grooms series, by Julia London Having read the first three books, it s impossible not to make comparisons between them Sadly, for me, this was my least favourite book It had an interesting premise, and I liked Aulay, but I just couldn t connect with Lottie Lottie is described as strong, courageous, fearsome woman, but even if she was trying to do her best to save the illegal family business, sh I received an eARC at no cost from the author.Devil in Tartan is the fourth book on the Highland Grooms series, by Julia London Having read the first three books, it s impossible not to make comparisons between them Sadly, for me, this was my least favourite book It had an interesting premise, and I liked Aulay, but I just couldn t connect with Lottie Lottie is described as strong, courageous, fearsome woman, but even if she was trying to do her best to save the illegal family business, she just didn t act nor did justice to her descriptions She was, no doubt, intelligent enough to use her pretty face to fool men, but that didn t make me like herit actually made me like her less And Aulay, although I did like himthan Lottie, he too was a bit of an empty character He was a painter, which I liked, but felt it wasn t explored enough I liked that Julia London mentioned his role in the family, how he felt, because that made me connect with him , but it just felt like it was lacking something.I liked revisiting characters from the previous books, but it was for such a short while that it wasn t enough to save the book from a simple 3 star rating I just couldn t connect with the characters as much as in the previous books, and I felt that with both Lottie s crew and Aulay s crew always around it felt a bit too crowded and there were too many characters and sometimes I even got confused with who was whom and I read the book in just two days, and rarely get lost in these books, but with this one it was hard to remember all the minor characters Julia London s writing isn t being put in question here, she was as good as always, I just felt like she tried to put too much in one book and ended up not focusing enough on what was really necessary Still, it was a different read, and I managed to enjoy parts of it

  7. Mandi Schreiner Mandi Schreiner says:

    This was cute I wish it had a littleemphasis on the romance But I liked H H I haven t read Julia London in so longReview coming

  8. Minerva Spencer Minerva Spencer says:

    When I saw a book by Julia London available on Netgalley I was thrilled London wrote one of my top ten favorite historical romances, The Devil Takes a Bride She is one of the few authors whose books I frequently re read.This is my first book in this series, although I ve read most of London s other series For whatever reason, I haven t read many historical romances set in Scotland and this made for a nice change of pace for me This is not your typical ballroom historical romance and it is an When I saw a book by Julia London available on Netgalley I was thrilled London wrote one of my top ten favorite historical romances, The Devil Takes a Bride She is one of the few authors whose books I frequently re read.This is my first book in this series, although I ve read most of London s other series For whatever reason, I haven t read many historical romances set in Scotland and this made for a nice change of pace for me This is not your typical ballroom historical romance and it is an understatement to say Lottie is not a fresh from the schoolroom chit I loved Lottie Her struggle to save her family fortunes leads her to take control of a ship and thrusts her into the role of bootlegging pirate and she fills the role with panache.Aulay is hot, as are all of London s heroes I thought his chemistry with Lottie was perfect just the right amount of astonishment, irritation, disbelief, and lust to start off with, but which grew into somethingmeaningful as the two get to know each other I loved both hH but really enjoyed Lottie Oftentimes a hero will outshine the heroine in a romance novel, but I felt this book belonged to Lottie Whatcan I say If you have read London before, you ll be pleased If you haven t You re in for a treat

  9. Heather Heather says:

    Devil in Tartan is my first Julia London book and I have to say it s defiantly not going to be my last Aulay MacKenzie is the captain of his families only ship He s on a mission to prove to them that this ship can provide the much needed income to help the clan Hired to deliver cargo he sets off to Amsterdam to deliver it and make the paycheck his family needs Lottie Livingston, the wild child from Lis island, sets off in a too small boat full of illegal whisky to Denmark She desperatel Devil in Tartan is my first Julia London book and I have to say it s defiantly not going to be my last Aulay MacKenzie is the captain of his families only ship He s on a mission to prove to them that this ship can provide the much needed income to help the clan Hired to deliver cargo he sets off to Amsterdam to deliver it and make the paycheck his family needs Lottie Livingston, the wild child from Lis island, sets off in a too small boat full of illegal whisky to Denmark She desperately needs to sell this whisky to earn money to pay the families back rent Unfortunately, Lottie and her crew were shot at and their too small boat is now sinking This is where Aulay and Lottie meet And the rest as they say is history I loved all the action in this book So much happens that you don t have a moment to be bored This book book can absolutely be read as a stand alone I haven t read the earlier books in the series If you like your historicals with a strong female heroine and a hero that has many layers then you will enjoy Devil in Tartan

  10. Barbee Barbee says:

    Book Review Book Devil in Tartan By d Grooms, Book 4Reviewed by Barb Massabrook of Tartan Book Reviews Purple Tulip Book Reviews Celtic Barb s Tartan Book Review Blog Heat Rating OverRating Lis Island, The Highlands, Scotland, 1752The hero of this novel is Aulay Mackenzie and the heroine is Lottie Livingstone The Highland Grooms centers around The Mackenzie brothers This one centers on Aulay Mackenzie This brother has been quietly mentioned I the previous Book Review Book Devil in Tartan By d Grooms, Book 4Reviewed by Barb Massabrook of Tartan Book Reviews Purple Tulip Book Reviews Celtic Barb s Tartan Book Review Blog Heat Rating OverRating Lis Island, The Highlands, Scotland, 1752The hero of this novel is Aulay Mackenzie and the heroine is Lottie Livingstone The Highland Grooms centers around The Mackenzie brothers This one centers on Aulay Mackenzie This brother has been quietly mentioned I the previous novels in the series Though we do not know much about him so you can read this in series order or as a stand alone book Either way the reader will love this fabulous novel Lis Island, The Highlands, Scotland, 1752Lottie and her family are in dire financial straits As they are in debts and owe money to many of their creditors Her father nonchalantly ignores this as if this was not a tremendous weight on their clans shoulders and livelihood Now her father is badly wounded and their ship is sinking So now she and her clan must smuggle a shipload of illegal whiskey to survive or face her Clans exile or worse Her alternative would be to form an alliance with a wealthy clan Not unusual for a chiefs daughter,but Lottie is not ready to throw down the gauntlet just yet She would do it as a last resort, for the people and island she loves As her Clan s survival means everything to Lottie Meanwhile her ship is sinking so she and her clan devise a plan to get another ship Of course this is only temporary as she means to return the ship after her smuggling business is finished Once she can pay off her creditors.Aulay Mackenzie is furious as he had been trying to do the honorable thing and rescue a ship in need Never did he think such a beautiful woman would would double cross and deceive him He is totally humiliated that a woman did this to him Now he is devising a plan to get his sweet revenge The the problem is thehe gets to know the lovely Lottie the less he wants to strike back As he has never been attracted to a woman the way he is to Lottie Could this be love and now what is Aulay supposed to do Another beautiful awe inspiring book in the spectacular Highland Grooms series It is filled with quick paced riveting emotional adventure, mystery, suspense, lovable characters, star crossed romantic passion and so muchIf you love your heroes Scottish, honorable and swoon worthy you definitely don t want to miss this book XBeautiful Highland settings, wonderful dialogue, amazing characters with twisting and turning plots that carry you away A definite must read for Scottish historical readers who love their heroes braw kilted honorable and sizzling hot I have loved every book in the Highland Grooms series I can t wait Tempting the Laird book 5 coming in June This is Caitriona Mackenzie s story This novel centers on a mysterious Duke, who is attached with rumours of fear and murder to him He is also a bit of a libertine if the rumors again are true Definitely one you don t want to miss Another drool worthy story I can t wait to read I received a complimentary ARC copy from Harlequin publishers through netgalley I voluntarily agreed to read, review and blog an advanced copy of this book All thoughts, ideas and opinions are my own.Highland Grooms SeriesBy Julia London1 Wild Wicked Scot2 Sinful Scottish Laird 3 Hard Hearted Highlander4 Devil in Tartan5 Tempting The Laird Coming June 26, 2018ThankBuy Link

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