Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Devil of the Highlands

They call him the Devil . . .

He is the most notorious laird of Scotland: fierce, cold, deadly . . . and maybe even worse. Yet Evelinde has just agreed to wed him. Anything, she thinks, is better than her cruel stepmother. Though Evelinde should be wary of the rumors, she can't help but be drawn to this warrior . . . for the Devil of the Highlands inspires a heat within her that is unlike anything she has ever known.

They may call him whatever they wish, but Cullen, Laird of Donnachaidh, cares only for the future of his clan. He must find a wife, a woman to bear him sons and heed his commands. He has no need for beauty or grace, but one taste of his lovely bride's sweet lips and the sultry feel of her skin arouse an untamed passion. Perhaps there's more to marriage than he thought . . .

To get rid of her step-daughter, Edda, is willing to do anything. Even agreeing to marry her to a rumored murderer. But Evelinde doesn't think that the "Devil" is a murderer and she will prove it.

Lynsay Sands is a hit or miss author for me, and for me it was a miss. In my opinion the author had the opportunity to make the plot more enticing but it was not done. The characters seemed shallow and boring, the story was very much a one sided deal, I felt like I didn't to know Cullen. And the investigation of the "crimes" was a tad to simplistic. But it just my opinion....

And it wasn't so bad that I would consider it a waste of my time. Well, I guess that's the silver lining!

Devil of the Highlands by Lynsay Sands (2.5/5) Historical Romance; Published: Avon (2/2009); 2009 100 + Reading Challenge (33); 2009 Support Your Local Library Challenge (28); 2009 Pub Challenge (8);

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