The best spicy, Scottish romance, multi-partner suspense books

Who am I?

I love second-chance romances and I am not in my twenties anymore; so I wrote what I wanted to read. Now, I've found other authors who write 35+, characters who have lived, been hurt, and moved on in life. I do read New Adult or younger than 35 characters and often, really smutty, erotic books as I need to get out of my head sometimes. I love Nora Roberts, Claudia Burgoa, Catharina Maura, Jolie Vines and I'll one-click quite a few indies.

I wrote...


By Louise Murchie,

Book cover of Dìonadair

What is my book about?

Dìonadair is the first of a romantic suspense, second chance duology telling the tale of two military-based friends that find love later in life. Having survived square bashing, the two women meet at Officers' training. Becoming firm friends, the two new military police officers form a friendship for life—Blythe Grievson and Annie Holmes are as different as they are similar.

The need to be loved in more than one way at the same time is something Blythe thinks she'll never find. Rekindling a one-night stand brings her within reach of two very different brothers. When their company comes under regular attack, Blythe slowly starts putting the disjointed pieces together. Can she save her lovers and their company?

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The books I picked & why

Hard Nox

By Jolie Vines,

Book cover of Hard Nox

Why did I love this book?

Hard Nox is set in Scotland and is brilliantly written. It's the start of series two and I fell in love with the world that Jolie had built. I did put this book down a few chapters in to find the first book of the first series. I wanted to read them in order and I'm so glad I did. It was hard at the time to find books showing the Scots dialect and Jolie does it well. So much so, I'm one of her ARC readers and I have started collecting the paperback copies. This is my favourite of all her books.

By Jolie Vines,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Hard Nox as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

The lass is a menace, and she's mine.

Lennox is one hot Highlander.
Muscles bulging on thick arms.
A smirk and a bossy swagger.
In a kilt, he's devastating.
To everyone but me. As teenagers, he crashed my car, stole my first kiss, then walked away with another woman.
I'll be damned if my brother's best friend is getting an easy ride back into my life.

Isobel is a menace. She races cars and has tattoos in places I can't even imagine. I shouldn’t want her. But I can't forget the one kiss we shared as teenagers. Fresh…

Book cover of Escape Beyond the Tide

Why did I love this book?

This book is set in Cornwall, Nat's favourite county. She builds up such a strong world that's realistic. The characters deal with life, angst, fright, flight, and situations that are just horrible and real. This is the first of a three-part series and I devoured it all. Now, I want to visit that town (wish it were real) and just sit on that coastal path.

By N Dune,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Escape Beyond the Tide as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

I remember like it was yesterday, how he promised he would find me if I ever tried to leave him... Lou has only one plan-run as far away as possible from her abusive boyfriend. She chooses the only place he wouldn't think to look. Seeking refuge with the only person who has ever made her feel safe. As Lou tries to put the broken pieces of herself back together, a need for her best friend reignites. Jay has loved Lou since they were building sandcastles on the beach. When fate throws them back together, he is determined not to let…

Kiss of Pride

By Sandra Hill,

Book cover of Kiss of Pride

Why did I love this book?

I love fantasy books; the escapism is unbelievable and I love the way Sandra can bring the smut, the love, Arch-angels, vikings, immortality, and Satan into a series. I could not order these quickly enough and it was because I can't hold more physical copies that I picked up Kindle Unlimited. And realised just how many brilliant Indie Authors there are and I was hooked.

By Sandra Hill,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Kiss of Pride as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

“Her books are always fresh, romantic, inventive, and hilarious.”
—New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs

Trust the always original, wonderfully fun Sandra Hill to do the wildly unexpected!  With Kiss of Pride, the New York Times bestselling author—best known for her steamy and hilarious romance novels featuring lusty Viking heroes and heroines—turns the paranormal romance genre upside-down…with the first in a seductive new series that features Viking vampire angels! A refreshingly unique, utterly satisfying love story that puts the “super” in supernatural, Kiss of Pride tells the tantalizing tale of a lady reporter who falls under the sway of…

The Blackstone Dragon Heir

By Alicia Montgomery,

Book cover of The Blackstone Dragon Heir

Why did I love this book?

This is another series: The Blackstone Dragon series. I've loved Dragons since: forever! If you enter my house, you'll see just how much I love them (I have statues all over, including in the bedroom!) so this series, was a given. There are many others written by Alicia and I have a few books of hers waiting to be enjoyed. 

By Alicia Montgomery,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked The Blackstone Dragon Heir as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

They say I'm cold blooded. Driven. Obsessed with money.

Just like the dragon inside me.

But when I meet her

I know it. She's the one.

My fated mate.

I would do anything to make keep her safe.

and protect her from the forces trying to hurt her.

Because I take care of what's mine.

Download this sexy shifter paranormal romance now!

If you love TS Joyce, JR Ward, Terry Bolryder and other paranormal romance reads

This book is for you!

A cold, unfeeling dragon shifter CEO + mysterious woman on the run who perks up his dragon's interest =…

Broken Trust

By Brooke Burton,

Book cover of Broken Trust

Why did I love this book?

It starts with Broken Trust, but Brooke writes such realistic characters and situations, you forget it's fiction. She writes Sweet with Heat, a genre that's not too smutty but certainly isn't afraid to mention the sex. It's been great working with her and reading her work and I wonder just what situation she's dreamt up for the brothers this time!

By Brooke Burton,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Broken Trust as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Jax learned early on that it's a bad idea to mix business with pleasure. But he has to question his resolve when small-town spitfire Galen crashes into his world.

A killer in the boardroom? Check!

Beauty as well as brains? Check!

Loves hole-in-the-wall restaurants, local markets, and greasy cheeseburgers? Where has she been all his life?

Galen's entire life has been controlled by her overbearing father, who's tried to mold her into a carbon copy of himself. When she arrives in the sunny haven of Daytona Beach, Florida, the only thing on her mind is sealing the deal on an…

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