Highland Velvet (Velvet Montgomery Annuals Quadrilogy #2)
He came to Scotland as a conqueror, saw her beauty and was vanquished. But still she would abhor him.
She owned a temper hot enough to forge the armors of battle or inflame a valiant soldier's passion. Yet still she would resist him.
She became his reason to live, his reason to love. And still...more
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I enjoyed book 2 in the Velvet saga a lot more than the first one – likable English alpha male hero, feisty yet vulnerable Scottish heroine, and an engaging, attention-grabbing story set in the beautiful Highlands. This one’s a winner for me!
This book picks up where we last saw Stephen in book 1 – after making sure his sister-in-law Judith is okay he’s now three days late to his wedding to Bronwyn, a proud and stubborn Scottish lass who’s the head of her clan. They literally come to bl ...more
1. The heroine is the laird of her Scottish clan. In a brilliant bid to improve cross-border relations, King Henry of England has kidnapped the heroine and is forcing her to marry one of his subjects. We might debate the effectiveness of sanctions, but there's no doubt that the art of diplomacy has definitely improved over the years.
2. So our heroine (who's the Medieval version of Princess Di ...more
While many of Deveraux's heroes in the Velvet Series had their bad moments, particularly Gavin, and to a lesser extent Miles and Raine, in "Highland Velvet" Stephen Montgomery was the stuff girlish dreams are made of.
Stephen was kind and loving to his sister-in-law, Judith, always taking her side whenever Gavin preferred his evil mistress. He staye ...more
In this story, the conflict couldn't be more obv ...more
It was okay, just not what I was expecting.....
The story started out great, I love how Stephen and Bronwyn met. I also love their banter, but somehow along the way, it was starting to piss me off, especially the heroine.
After reading book 1, my opinion of Stephen is somewhat like Gavin since he is a warrior. I expect him to be an insensitive jerk and all but it turns out tha ...more
I really didn't like the heroine at the beginning of the book, she wa...more
Stephen (as most reviewers have mentioned) is an excellent hero. He's very different from his rich, overly “lordly” dark haired older brother (who epitomises the cliched romantic hero). There's something more to him and that's what makes the book so great.
Bronwyn could be overly dramatic at times which was an annoyance, but one can appreciate her strengths. The other heroine was a sap (Judith) who allowed her husband to tre ...more
Truly enjoyed this one when I was young, early 20's.
My tastes have changed so much through the years--who knows what I'd think if I read this series now. Another consideration is that, at the time, I hadn't much experience in reading any contemporary novels at all, of any genre, so I didn't really have a good basis for comparison in assigning value to them. But, that all said, I do remember absolutely loving Highland Velvet back then, so much so that I re-read it a ...more
Stephen Montgomery, Englishman sejati mendapat tugas untuk menikahi Scotswoman yang juga seorang Laird, Bronwyn MacArran untuk merintis perdamaian antara Inggris dan Skotlandia dari King Henry. Mengira Bronwyn buruk rupa dan karena kecelakaan yang menimpa Judith, Stephen terlambat datang 4 hari dari hari pernikahannya. Siapa ...more
All in all, it was diverting, and I loved the fact that she wasn't some meek apathetic heroine:-)
I honestly don't have much to say about this one. It was what it was, which is where my feelings about Jude Deveraux novels usually fall. If you're looking for a Highland romance with not much depth and just a fun read, this would do it. It felt a little over the top at times...the fighting between the two main characters felt forced and sometimes I couldn't figure out exactly why she was still so angry and then of cours ...more
This so-called heroine was so far removed from your average scottish woman and is a caricature, even Brave did it better. The book was written a long time ago and you can see the old bodice-ripper threads running right through it. Did not finish but seriously, I was only 100 pages from the end, I could not go on, it became increa ...more
Stephen Montgomery is the perfect hero for this story--- he did have a few jerk moments (like when he insisted they stop and play a joke on his childhood friend Hugh), but nothing at all compared to his brother Gavin, who repe ...more
I love the humor in this book it seems Stephen like his brother believes he was betrothed to a hag! I love his surprise when he first sees Bronwyn enter the room in a robe and a plaid. I love that the heroine in this is feisty! Stephen is pretty good at heading off her quick temper. I noticed some people think her impulsiveness doesn't s ...more
This proved to be annoying r ...more
- Great story. There was a lot of twists and turns but nothing too outlandish. The plot seemed natural and not that it was trying to hard.
- There was a lot of angst in this book. That created quite a tension between Bronwyn and Stephen.
- Stephen was certainly endearing. I loved his protectiveness over Bronwyn and his family.
- Some good sex scenes, could've used a bit more for my taste, but I enjoyed them.
- Bronwyn is stubborn to the point of ridiculousness. This seems to be a trait o ...more
In the story, it was cute to see the both of them laugh while in serious danger. Yet as the story goes on and on, again, lots of tragedies happened that made me cry. I l ...more
She began writing in 1976, and published her first bo ...more