Lady Maura O'Donnell swore to her father on his deathbed that she'd recover the Circle of Light, an enchanted Celtic relic that had brought the family prosperity—until it was stolen a century earlier by a notorious pirate. Now the pirate's descendant, the Duke of Gleneden, holds this rare treasure, and Maura would give anything to get it back . . .
Alec McBride knows when he's been had. Lady Maura tricked him into marriage with the expertise of a born seductress, and now she'll pay for her treachery. He'll ravish her, tempt her, tame her—until she sorely wishes she'd never heard of the Duke of Gleneden. Caught up in their game of revenge, Alec and Maura never notice what is happening in their hearts—until it's too late.
Their marriage may have been a farce, but there is nothing truer than their desire . . .
Once upon time there was an Irish family that was blessed. One day the Circle of Light was stolen from the Irish by a Scottish pirate. Ever since the robery the Irish family have been experiencing bad luck. Generations later, the current patriarch of the Irish family makes his daughter promise that she'll recover the Circle of Life by any means possible.
And she does... She lies, seduces, drugs and forces a Duke to "marry her".
I didn't like this story at all. I thought the recovery of the relic was overshadowed by the acts of Lady Maura. The only thing she didn't do was kill...maybe that will happen in the next book. I cannot believe that I spent my precious time reading this...
It was a WASTE OF MY TIME!
Bride of a Wicked Scotsman by Samantha James (1/5) Historical Romance; Published: Avon (March 2009); 2009 100 + Reading Challenge (48); 2009 Support Your Local Library (42); 2009 Pub Challenge (14); Romance Reading Challenge (4)