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Dear Author,As you can see we’re in Scotland. The year is 1745 and the Jacobite rebellion spells disaster for the Highland clansmen who followed Bonnie Prince Charlie into battle against the English.It’s so not the right time for this man to fall in love which of course means that, inevitably, he does. But with who? A fellow rebel? An English soldier? A man from a rival clDear Author,As you can see we’re in Scotland. The year is 1745 and the Jacobite rebellion spells disaster for the Highland clansmen who followed Bonnie Prince Charlie into battle against the English.It’s so not the right time for this man to fall in love which of course means that, inevitably, he does. But with who? A fellow rebel? An English soldier? A man from a rival clan?Photo Description: In a wood, a young man wearing a green tartan kilt sits astride a dark bay horse. His brown hair is messy and he stares intently at something out of sight; he doesn’t look happy. In his left hand he holds a claymore, horizontally, the blade above his knee. You can see that his knee is bare between his riding boots and the hem of his kilt.This story was written as a part of the M/M Romance Group's "Love is an Open Road" event. Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice. Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story. This story may contain sexually explicit content and is intended for adult readers. It may contain content that is disagreeable or distressing to some readers. The M/M Romance Group strongly recommends that each reader review the General Information section before each story for story tags as well as for content warnings....

Title : reubaltach cridhe
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ISBN : 25765754
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 57 Pages
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reubaltach cridhe Reviews

  • ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
    2019-04-20 03:34

    I have a weakness for men in kilts, and I love Scottish history. The story is set during the Jacobite rising of 1745, and the author certainly did her research. Both the setting and characters felt true to time.This story has a “low sex” tag, so I wasn’t expecting a lot of steam, but there was enough to make me believe in the connection between Iain and Alex, fighting on opposite sides of a cause neither believes in. The enemies-to-lovers theme is in name only, because the men are never truly enemies. Alex is Iain’s prisoner, but Iain can’t let the man die. He takes care of Alex, gets him to safety when he's burning up with fever caused by an infection in his leg, and realizes he cares more for Alex than for his own life. This is a quiet, gentle story. Considering the time and place, Alex and Iain were not going to rip off each other’s clothes and start having wild monkey sex. What takes place is an exploration of bodies with tender touches and sweet kisses. The men needed to have much more than a physical connection to brave staying together. I really enjoyed the secondary characters here, particularly Sir Robert and Finlay, the castle steward. The epilogue was lovely, although I would have liked it to be set further into the future. I was thrilled to see a HEA for these two men; it may have been slightly implausible, but I choose to believe it wasn't impossible.

  • Optimist ♰King's Wench♰ & MANTIES Champion
    2019-04-16 00:58

    Bursting with Good Feels!Give me a laird, a castle and some historical GFY manlove with kilts and I'm tickled pink!Alex and Iain have deserted. Technically, Alex is Iain's prisoner, though neither has any interest in returning to fight a war they've become disillusioned with. Alex has an infection in his leg and is in and out of consciousness when we first meet them and Iain's horse, Bran. Bran is adorbs BTW.They find themselves given shelter by Sir Robert, Laird of Barquhar and Baronet of Lag. Robert and his staff are all very accommodating both in nursing Alex back to health and in other ways... NOT SPOILING!There was a barn frot session, people.And then some sponge bathing with a hand job.*shivers*What is it about kilts??Anyhoo, the historical setting is well drawn out, the writing is engaging if a little heavy on the interior decorating at times, the well placed "aye" had me grinning and there's good tension building between the MCs.Did I mention there were kilts?KILTS, PEOPLE!In case you need some visual aids:*sigh*Good Sunday is good.Thanks to the author and her team for the kilts participating in the LOR event.

  • Finnegan
    2019-04-01 22:52

    3.5 stars. I am no fan of historical books, and find Scottish history especially sad. This story was quite good, very well researched, perfect for the setting. Liked sir Robert and Finlay as secondary characters too. It is a good entry into this year's DRitC event on all levels, it is just my personal taste that prevent me giving it four stars.

  • Didi
    2019-04-16 00:59

    Enemy-to-lover in a Jacobite uprising era that torn Scottish clans against each other. My soft spots mixed in a touchingly sweet story despite the gloomy background.This shot fixed my Highlander deprivation.Onto the next reading! :)

  • Debbie McGowan
    2019-04-08 02:59

    Beautifully written historical romance with clever dialogue and a rather wonderful scene in a stable. :)I really appreciate intelligent writing, which this is. And Scottish. Very Scottish. Also true to the period, with a keen eye for authenticity and detail.So, yes. I like this story!

  • Lia Black
    2019-04-06 22:48

    I loved this one! Sweet with low angst, but deep enough to sink my teeth into. And I really have to admire all of the research the author did to make this historical feel authentic, despite the tight deadline she had to work with. Great story!

  • Tess
    2019-04-08 21:35

    Fantastic prompt! I loved the time period and setting -- Scotland during the second Jacobite uprising. Historical fiction and historical romance were my first loves (reading wise) and when they're blended with my favourite genre today (m/m), I'm a very happy girl! In this short story, Iain and Alex are on opposing sides. Iain rescues Alex from the battlefield and they start travelling together, both having had enough of fighting other people's battles. The romance that grows between them is very sweet and they do get their HEA. My one big wish would have been to have seen more of Alex and Iain's interactions before their first kiss. I felt like a lot of the story was devoted to setting up their HEA and not quite as much to developing the romance itself. Nevertheless this was an enjoyable read and if you like historical m/m you'll likely enjoy this!

  • K
    2019-04-01 23:57

    Okay so I wrote this oneOutlander it isn't!I hope that readers enjoy the storyI won't be rating it that's not my jobETA - please bear in mind, this story was written in a very short space of time, which also had to allow for research - while I would have loved to have written more about Iain and Alex (and in fact did start out trying to tell their story from the moment they first met on the battlefield) this simply wasn't possible in the time I had

  • Tully Vincent
    2019-04-19 05:43

    A sweet and enjoyable historical romance with some lovely sexy bits and a perfect HFN/HEA ending. The historical aspects seemed very well-researched and with just the right amount of detail. Liked both of the MC as well as Finlay and Robert and Bran. Lovely free read.

  • Sunny
    2019-04-14 21:34

    Kilts! Sweet story, but I missed seeing how they got from battlefield to stable in terms of relationship development, I wanted to see those feelings develop. I liked the characters and the writing, though, so it's a keeper for me :)

  • Lorraine Lesar
    2019-04-01 03:40

    Men in kilts! Enemies to lovers! Perfect combination in my book. Well done author you kept me entertained on one of the hottest days in the UK for years and I believe your book contributed to that heat!

  • Kat
    2019-04-19 21:41

    4.5 starsI beta'd the first draft and loved it, but now it's even better :)

  • Jeanne 'Divinae'
    2019-04-24 22:46

    This is a historical story, that though it contains some true people, the story itself is made up. Iian and Alex are traveling through Scotland, both deserters of war. Iian found Alex, injured on a battlefield, and despite being on opposing sides, they travelled together. Alex isn’t fairing well and they are caught in a horrible snowstorm. Together, they come across a church, with some very helpful people inside. Finally, Alex is able to receive the medical attention he needs for his injury. Iian doesn’t understand but he sees Alex in a whole new light. He was brought up to believe a man must be with a woman. A man and man can’t, shouldn’t, be together. He can’t help that is what his heart, body and mind want though. Of course, Alex confesses he likes him too. They aren’t enemies. Never really were. Just two men who were lucky enough to find one another. I liked the story, though at times it was hard to follow, with the terms used. It was also a low sexual content story, which is fine and it was completely made up by the sensual sponge bath that Iian gave to Alex.

  • Annika
    2019-04-23 04:41

    I was looking forward to this story, also due to the many good reviews, and have to say I was disappointed. We meet Iain and Alex well into the story and their friendship/blooming love affair without ever getting to know how it actually came to it. We got shortly told that Iain pulled Alex from the battlefield (why?) and that he came to be his guardian. And that's it. Jump to friendship/love affair. We even jump their decision to desert the army, a major decision. Also, both MCs stayed really bland in my opinion, there is a tiny bit of backstory about where they are coming from but nothing about character traits, what they like/hate, dreams, childhood...Also, the language felt off to me (could be time appropriate, I'm no linguist, but it felt off to me) and I would have wished for a little glossary translating the Scottish "endearments?" (which could have been sentimental, romantic, downright dirty...) - which would have helped a bit with the characterization.

  • Kevin
    2019-04-13 03:46

    This is a wonderful story filled with compassion and love. A soldier finds a wounded enemy, cares for him, and falls in love. It's his first time with a man but it feels right to him. The setting is Scotland in 1746 during a battle with the English. The two find shelter with a sympathetic Scot laird and his staff. There are cute scenes with the overworked horse, and erotic love scenes between the two men. I highly enjoyed reading.

  • Sandra
    2019-03-28 03:51

    Offered for FREE from the M/M Romance Group's Love Is An Open Road event. Thank you too all the amazing authors who participated!

  • Jane A
    2019-04-05 02:03

    This was a nice little short. I just love reading about Scottish Culture. Men in kilts are awesome! I found the 2 MCs really nice together and I was not missing the explicit sex scenes at all. It really fit with the setting of the story.

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    2019-04-16 03:42

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  • DC
    2019-04-24 04:49

    Two of my favorite genres rolled into one: historical fiction and M/M romance. This one set in the waning years of the Jacobite uprising in 18th century Scotland. This was a time before the terms Gay or Homosexual existed but same sex relations were against church and civil law (at least some things changed for the better in two and half centuries). Our two MCs, Iain and Alex, soldiers from opposing sides, are thrown together by circumstance and begin to explore their growing feelings for eachother while under the care of two like-minded men, Sir Robert and his love Finlay. The setting is dark and grim, but not surprising considering the times, but the warmth between each pair of men shines through. This is a slow burn with an actual story being told instead of page after page of gratuitous sex scenes. Although the ending does not take us too far into their relationship, you can’t help but believe that Iain and Alex do get the HEA.

  • ⚣❣☙ Michaelle ❧❣⚣
    2019-03-31 22:57

    3.5 StarsLovely tale of two soldiers tired of fighting a war they've got no personal stake in, and in which seem completely ambivalent about the outcome as they're not terribly religious or overly invested in the politics of it all.And while the settings were described beautifully well, I felt like there was something missing from the budding relationship. I truly wish there'd been more...p.s.: I totally read this because the prompt was an image of Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser from Outlander...and it's the best, most historically accurate kilt I've ever seen. (I should catch up on that show as well!)Also: I keep trying to see what's up there...Hoping for a better view of it than this...(Yeah, I watched for the plot.) (No wait, I actually did...and stayed for the Highland Hottie.)

  • MyzanM
    2019-04-13 23:56

    An ok short. It was sweet, and who doesn't like men in kilts? However, I sometimes have trouble with historical MM and I think that in some way hindered my enjoyment of this story.

  • Deanna Against Censorship
    2019-04-19 04:57

    The only thing wrong with this story is it ended and I want more. This was a sweet story set against a brutal background of war and weather. It is a slow sensuous peek into two men realization that they want each other. They are on opposite sides of their war but are tired of fighting a war that means nothing to them. This is Scotland in the 1740s. Not a happy time. I have a weakness for men in kilts big time. I love Scottish history. I was ready to like this story just on those two things alone. I got more. I got a beautiful little story that captured my heart. This is what a short story is supposed to be. Thank you to the author and MM group for giving us readers this gem.

  • Misty
    2019-04-10 05:01

    "Rebellious Hearts" What a sweet and well-researched short story! I've always had a weakness for Scottish men in kilt. Thank You Ms. Mason

  • A.R. Jarvis
    2019-04-06 03:02

    This book was wholly okay, but certainly no better than that. The historical stuff was certainly interesting, but every potential in-story conflict was easily and somewhat unrealistically bypassed by the magical kindness of strangers. And moreover, we were not treated to any glimpses of the two men building their relationship, just occasional statements to the effect that they had.

  • CJ
    2019-04-19 22:48

    Favourite of the DRiTC so far. Historical setting written so very well. Excellent chemistry and build up to relationship between Iain and Alex that I felt everything between them. Even the secondary characters had charm and fitted so well within the story. Wish there had been more.

  • Pamela Su
    2019-04-06 23:37

    A well-told story of love in an era where it was dangerous to be open. The historical aspects were a highlight of the story.

  • Usagi Tsukino
    2019-03-26 23:59

    2,5 stars.*snort* I totally picked this story for Bran (the horse). The funny horse. The clever horse.Got bored easily of this story.

  • DeeNeez
    2019-04-20 22:50

    A nice historical read of two deserters looking for happiness.

  • J.J. Carroll
    2019-04-25 22:50

    5 Kilts for this oneI loved this prompt when I first saw it, and I love the story that grew out of it.Thank you to the author and to the organisers of the event.