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King of the Isles (Men of the Isles #3)

3.86 of 5 stars 3.86  ·  rating details  ·  221 ratings  ·  33 reviews
Some men are born to rule…

She’ll find him a bride if it’s the last thing she does.

And it very well might be. Evangeline may be powerfully persuasive in her way, but convincing the notoriously wild Highland king Lachlan MacLeod to strengthen his alliances with a strategic marriage seems to be asking the impossible. Stubborn and proud, Lachlan seems determined to go against
Paperback, 352 pages
Published January 1st 2012 by Zebra
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A while ago I won a book on a Twitter and a little while later I received a small package in the mail. My first ever paperback ARC. So naturally, I postponed reading said book until I could concentrate and give it the attention it clearly deserved. And I did–concentrate–for several weeks.

After I finished reading said book, I wrote a long list of things that bugged me about the novel and I set it aside. This was my attempt to remove the sting of somewhat critical review.

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Great book! Has everything....Mix of fantasy/historical/medieval romance. The author indulges the reader by introducing the dreamworld of the ancient "Fae" or "Fairy" world with the medieval world of Scotland. This is one book in a collection/series with the same characters, but each book tells the story of a hero/heroine couple. Characters are fascinating with their all too mortal advantages and flaws combined with their wonderful and mysterious magical talents. Definitely a must read, if you a ...more
- Won this Advanced Reading Copy off a contest Kensington Publishing Corp had on Twitter.

- New to me author

So far I am 48 pages in and Mazzuca's written voice is spellbinding. This is definitely a book I would recommend for those who love magic, Celtic myth (Fae) and hints of Scottish element. All things that tickle my fancy and interest.

Now I have not read the two previous books before King of Isles. I get hints that Syrene and Aidan have a book, but so far I really do not feel handicapped read
Apr 06, 2012 Erica rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Lovers of the series
Okay, I dont want to say I didnt like it cause I did but I definately did not Love it the first two installments of this series were overwhelmingly brilliant, and when I found out Lachlans story was next I was so excited I couldnt wait to read it.

The story itself was quite erratic and a little hard to follow, in the sense that it wasnt capturing my attention until the end there were to many elements to grab onto eventually I think I slipped off the rope.

Even though I was dissappointed, I cant sa
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May 19, 2012 Mary23nm rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: no one
Wow-really? I don't think that I am hard to please, but this book was pretty bad. I really liked the first two books in the series and was excited to find out what happened with Evangeline and Lachlan. What went wrong? Highlanders and Fae together worked in the first two books, but now there is blood sucking and the author even throws in the Loch Ness monster towards the end. Just didn't work for me. I can't recommend reading this book, but if you must, get it from the library.
Not the best written book ever but I suppose the story line keeps your attention going. It's a bit to fantasy for my liking. I was more convinced that it was going to be historical then futuristic, mythical sort of. But it was something that kept me occupied while at work and it made the time pass.
It has been a while since I couldn't put a book down, this was a refreshing experience.
I was very excited and couldn't wait to see the outcome. Plot was totally amazing and full of action. It leaves you guessing on how Evie will turn out from the first chapter.
Evie is a strong personality with lots to say. She is used to being shunned and not liked. Deep down it hurts her but as many woman in real life do, she comes across as arrogant and cold. She hides her fears very well.
Over and over again s
King Of The Isles by Debbie Mazzuca
Historical Romance – Jan. 3rd, 2012
3 Stars

King Of The Isles is the third novel in Debbie Mazzuca’s new series about the powerful men of the highland MacLeod Clan from the Enchanted Isles and the women who captivate and enthrall them.

This novel tells us the story of King Lachlan Macleod who lives and rules in the area of the Isles known as the Faery Realm where magic rules. King Lachlan is used to having his orders followed but is stunned when his uncle tells hi
Evie and Lachlan were first introduced to the reader in the previous book. I liked them both and was excited to read their story. This book picks up about a year beyond the last one, Lachlan is the new fae King, half-human, and has no magic of his own. Suffice to say that he has a divided kingdom. Evie/Evangeline is the daughter of a wicked fae queen who nearly destroyed the Enchanted Isles in book one. She is a good soul trying to prove she is not the evil sequel to her mother. She is hated and ...more
A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol)
Evangeline is fae and most probably the most powerful user of magick in the kingdom. The fact that her father, Morfessa, hates her and the majority of the fae don’t trust her and are afraid of her combined with the knowledge that her mother was evil makes her life a very lonely one. When Lachlan MacLeod enters her life she’s afraid to trust in him and explore the feelings they so strongly feel for each other. He isn’t any better, so they fight and bicker and side-step the issue while trying to r ...more
Arianne Cruz
King of the Isles was the third book of the Men of the Isles series. This is the first time I've read a book from Debbie Mazzuca. I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS BOOK! Let's proceed to my review.

This book started right off with magic. I didn't know how I felt about the "magick" that was demonstrated. I wasn't sure if I was going to like the story. However, the more I read the book, the more I was pulled deeper into it. Proof: One night, I resolved to read for an entire hour before going to bed. I starte
Masculine highlanders, gorgeous fae and mind numbing passion, OH MY!!! What more can a girl want? King of the Isles is a roller coaster ride with non-stop action and sexual tension at its best. So hold onto your flying horse, it’s going to be a wild ride!

Lachlan MacLeod has lived a very hard life. He was born with the mark of the fae. From the moment of his birth his father hated and despised him. This cruel pattern has continued on into his adulthood. Continuous tragedies have hardened him and
Scooper Speaks
Favorite Lines: “You’re just like your mother. Evil is in your blood.” (p. 100, ARC)

Okay, I’m really sorry but I have to tell you something right now before you read this book thinking you’re getting a straight up Scottish romance like I did. It’s not. Not your classic historical Scottish romance. It’s a historical paranormal romance set in Scotland with little to make you think of Scotland. It’s a good book, but not the one you want if you’re feining for a Julie Garwood Highland warrior romance
Now this book was definitely more fitting for Lachlan, seeing as his background dealt the Fae people.

What I liked about the book:
1. The MacLeod Men. When they get together they crack me up.
2. The MacLeod children. Omg. Lol. These kids are hellions.
3. The twins, Alex and Jamie. They are my favorite and always make me laugh. I love how they are against Uncle Aidan.
4. The humor.
5. Lachlan half the time could be sweet and loving and way better, in my opinion, with his woman than the other two. Bu
First off, I love this series! This is the 3rd book in Debbie’s Men of the Isles series based around a family of Scottish Highlanders the MacLeod family (yum).

Lachlan MacLeod is half fae/half human and is the King of the Fae of the Enchanted Isles. Lachlan has been king for 2 years and is seen (in the eyes of Evangeline) as doing little consuming himself with women and drinking and not taking his position seriously. Prior to becoming king he was tortured by humans because of his fae blood. He h
KING OF THE ISLES by Debbie Mazzuca is an exciting Scottish historical romance set in 1607. It is the third in the " Men of the Isles" series,but can be read as a stand alone,with recurring appearance from the previous books characters.See,"The Lord of the Isles", and "Warrior of the Isles". It is written with passion,the plot was easy to follow to me,and the characters are breathtaking. When you mix Scottish highlanders,Fae,time travel,passion,danger and magic what not to enjoy."King of the Isl ...more
I won this as a first reads and couldn't wait to start reading it. It was an ok book for me. It had a few issues to me that kept it from being really good. King Lachlan was one of those issues. The way he talked and acted was horrible. To me It was like me man, you woman you do what I say cause your so when. I did enjoy Evangeline more than him. When she uses her magic to calm down wild kids made me want her magic and was good for a laugh. All in all this book has some awesome action scenes, the ...more
Argh, This is really well written, developed and engrossing story with the worst H ever. If it wasn't for the amazing story, I would have been done with this book and gave it a horrid review in no time. BUT, just because I think that Lachlan is the biggest asshole in 2 realms and then some, I can't trash a book as good as this. If you can ignore the d-bag factor, this story is AWESOME!
Apparently it is a set up for more, but I can't find them, maybe they aren't out yet.
I have not read the first two books in the series, but it was easy to follow. The story was good, but there were misunderstandings between the two lead characters that were irritating (the hero jumping to conclusions and the heroine not defending herself), other than that I enjoyed it.
C.A. Szarek
I loved the first 2 books in this series but Evie & Lan blew them out of the water. This one is truly the best one yet! I ADORED it! It was sweet, funny, hot, sexy, serious & awesomely plotted...ALL in one book. I cannot WAIT for the next one & the twists & turns the series is headed to!
A bit too much of a mish-mash between the Fae and Highlander storylines. An ok read but I have a hard time believing the Fae would actually let a half-Mortal Highlander with no magic to be their King to begin with, especially given that his father was a despot.
Won this on Goodreads. It is an unedited version, which is a nifty thought, but I think some editing might be able to help this book. The concepts are kind of interesting, but could be better executed. The men do sound delightful, though ;-)
A wonderful mix of "love" lost, love won, adventure, and lust. This is about falling in love when it is unwanted and I loved it.

I won this book fron goodreads, thankyou.
The first in this series was good, the 2nd not good, and this one terrible. I will not be reading any more in this series, or probably by this author.
Maybe 3.5

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Great book!! I enjoyed it sooooo much!! I hope the author will add more books to this series!
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Aug 14, 2012 Cadiva added it
Didn't finish this as it's part three and I haven't got parts 1 and 2 yet.
great story with lots of action.
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Debbie Mazzuca always dreamed of becoming a published author, and thanks to the encouragement of her grandfather, author Dudley Copland, she never doubted her dream would come true.

Because her grandfather not only instilled in her a love of reading and writing but a passion for everything Scottish, she took a trip to Scotland in 2006. A slight detour had her touring the Isle of Skye instead of her
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