The Queen of Tarts Review of C.A. Szarek’s The Tartan MP3 Player

The Tartan MP3 Player (Highland Secrets #1)Queen of Tarts Review of

The Tartan MP3

by C.A. Szarek

 I love time travel romances. C.A. Szarek’s new story The Tartan MP3 Player was short, sweet and sexy, and just what I needed on a lazy Saturday afternoon. I giggled at the pop culture references and sighed at the steam. It’s a fast paced adventure and it made me eager for more books in the Highland Secrets series.

court of reviews poster + queen Claire’s journey through time leaves her naked on the beach holding her MP3 player. I liked being dropped into the story basically the same as Claire, (excerpt I had on my pajamas and was holding my ereader. 😉 ) I was uncertain what was happening at first but I was game for the journey and after we met Duncan MacLeod I just held on tight for the ride.

Duncan is temporary Laird while he searches for his brother whose been kidnapped by the fae! He hopes that Claire traveled through time by way of the Faery Stones and can help him rescue his brother. She has no clue how she got to Scotland in 1672 but she has a good attitude about it. The fact that she was found by Duncan helped I think. 😉

The two of them have immediate chemistry and the steam level was yummy. I enjoyed the glimpses into their heads at how they felt for one another. The search for the missing Laird leads them on a wild hunt with weddings, pirates, faeries, battles and love.

A few of my fav lines…
“Okay, no more Scottish Highlander romance novels before bed for you, Claire McGowan.”


Duncan’s dark hair was mussed. She wanted to smooth it out and mess it up even more at the same time.


Suddenly this feels like I’m in Braveheart… or a pirate flick.


I really enjoyed this quick romp through time. I loved meeting Claire and Duncan and watching them fall hard for each other. Give The Tartan MP3 Player a chance to sweep you back in time, or at least sweep a few hours away in a delightful escape.

The Queen of Tarts

♦ eARC provided for review for my honest opinion.

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The Tartan MP3 Player (Highland Secrets #1)The Tartan MP3 Player

(Highland Secrets #1)

C.A. Szarek (Author)
Release date: March 25th 2014 |
Publisher: Paper Dragon Publishing |
Genre: Romance, Time Travel, Paranormal
Format: eBook
Length: 120 pages


Book One in the time travel, fantasy romance series, Highland Secrets!

She never believed in magic…

Claire McGowan, Scotophile and historical romance novel addict, finally saves up enough for her dream vacation to Scotland.

She never imagines she’ll get sucked back to the seventeenth century while running on the beach—that’s what she gets for exercising when she should be relaxing.

He knows with a harsh certainty magic exists…

The Fae have taken his brother—Laird of his clan. Duncan MacLeod finds a bonnie naked and confused lass. He’s convinced Claire arrived in 1672 through the Faery Stones—a magical portal he’s been scouring the lands for over the past six months.

At last, he has someone who’s been through the Faery Stones and can help him find them—and get his brother back.
Duncan promises to help Claire get home, even though his desire to have her wars with his vow.

Torn between familiarity of the present and what she wants in the past, can Claire help Duncan find his brother and get back to the future? Will she even want to?

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