This was a good story, enough to hold my attention but not enough to make me fall in love with it. I was very glad that the author didn't make Anna in...moreThis was a good story, enough to hold my attention but not enough to make me fall in love with it. I was very glad that the author didn't make Anna into a hardheaded shrew, which for some reason is the norm with Scottish heroines in romance. Ranger is a good character. He is muscular, mysterious, and has some nifty skills. There was one scene I hated, where the author was trying to get across how kind and caring Anna was, and she rescued a puppy who was going to be drowned by a couple of kids. First, I've read this at least four times in romance books, except that sometimes it's a kitten instead of a puppy. She's not some angel or shining example of womanhood just because she's saving a puppy...she's HUMAN. I know at least a dozen people(myself among them) who would beat the shit out of anyone who was going to kill an innocent and healthy animal. And yet I keep coming across this same scene in romance, and we're supposed to say, "Awww...she's so sweet, so pure." It might make me feel a little better toward the heroine, but at the same time it lowers my estimation of the hero, who is always so shocked that she would even bother. That's not the kind of hero I want to be reading about... It was a good book, but probably not something I would want to reread. I am, however, curious to read about the other characters in the series, especially MacRuairi. (less)
This was a fun read, though not nearly as good as the first few books in the series. Of course, not much can compare to The Madness of Lord Ian Macken...moreThis was a fun read, though not nearly as good as the first few books in the series. Of course, not much can compare to The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie, but I would have thought that it would at least come close. The plot was good but not very substantial, and although the characters (Hart especially) were interesting, there wasn't a whole lot that was different from the first few books. Eleanor was very irritating at times and there were several scenes when I grew as frustrated with her as Hart seemed to be. I sort of wanted her to fall down a well for a couple of chapters.
I was a little disappointed in one part...not that I really wanted anything more, but I thought it was a little silly because (view spoiler)[Hart's deep, dark secret desires(which he agonized over for most of the book) that he was so afraid that Eleanor would find out about ...yeah, really tame. Almost as though the author wanted a little extra tension, but without the commitment. I think all of that could have been left out to the same effect. (hide spoiler)]
All in all, the book was good, but it is not something I will be rushing out to buy. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
A wonderfully written book, dark and very romantic. I loved Ash as a tormented alpha-male character, he complemented Rhiannon very well. The relations...moreA wonderfully written book, dark and very romantic. I loved Ash as a tormented alpha-male character, he complemented Rhiannon very well. The relationship between them was tense and heartfelt. The plot was very interesting and kept me guessing throughout the book. A very good story, I'll probably read it again someday. (less)