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 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
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:-)
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
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 f...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
The hero (Stephen) starts dressing like a highlander and develops a scottish brogue half way through the book. Hmm... not likely. He's a little too good to be true. He even petitions the king to change his last name to hers.
The heroine (Bronwyn) is hateful and finds every oppertunity to berate Stephen no matter how hard he tries to make her happy.
to sum up the book it was little more than annoying.
The next book in the series is Raine's story....more
Only...I can't do it. This book was mind-numbingly boring, insipid, and, unfortunately long-winded to boot. Lord, by the end I was begging for it to end already! In the last two chapters alone, there were no fewer than two rape attempts, one suicide, one surprise pregnancy, and a dog that returns from the dead. To be honest, that dog may have been the only character in the entire b...more
She began writing in 1976, and published her first bo...more