"Temptation in a Kilt" Review

"Temptation in a Kilt"
by Victoria Roberts

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Release Date: Sep 4, 2012
Source: ARC sent by publisher

My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Summary from goodreads.com:
She's On Her Way to Safety

It's a sign of Lady Rosalia Armstrong's desperation that she's seeking refuge in a place as rugged and challenging as the Scottish Highlands. She doesn't care about hardship and discomfort, if only she can become master of her own life. Laird Ciaran MacGregor, however, is completely beyond her control...

He Redefines Dangerous...

Ciaran MacGregor knows it's perilous to get embroiled with a fiery Lowland lass, especially one as headstrong as Rosalia. Having made a rash promise to escort her all the way to Glengarry, now he's stuck with her, even though she challenges his legendary prowess at every opportunity. When temptation reaches its peak, he'll be ready to show her how he really is...on and off the battlefield.

My Review:

Hmmm, this highland romance seemed to suffer from a lack of detail for me. The bare bones of the story are good, even though it's a plot that seems to have been done quite a lot, but there just isn't enough to back up the outline. When I started reading, I felt like I was just dumped into the middle of the story, without any background info on the characters. I really thought that I had missed a previous book in the series, because I just wasn't getting to know the characters or situation at all.

As the story progressed, we just kept jumping from event to event without any build up. The hero and heroine suddenly kissed for the first time out of nowhere in my opinion, and it was just jarring, there was no anticipation.

On the other hand, the secondary characters were interesting. I liked Rosalia's 'brother,' James, quite a bit. The main characters could have been a lot more developed, I think, which would have improved the story. I just felt like the characters were going through the motions of their adventure and romance because it was what was expected of them.

Main Characters: 3/5
Supporting Characters: 4/5
Setting: 3/5

Romance: 3/5

Uniqueness: 2/5
Cover: 4/5
Writing: 3/5


Bottom Line:  This wasn't different enough for me, it seemed like a plot that has been done many times, and there wasn't enough background given to the story or the characters.


7 comments:

Alex (A Girl, Books, OtherThings) said...

Aww, I hate that feeling of being dumped into the story :(
I'm sorry the characters weren't more developed! that always puts a damper on the story.

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

I agree that this is a plot that has been done a ton. When it's good, it's worth the repeat. This one sounds like it had potential but didn't quite hit the mark.

Vegan YA Nerds said...

It's funny that so many books suffer from too much detail but every now and then you get one that needs more. Great review :)

Jena Lang said...

I won a copy of this book and plan to start reading it this weekend. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

Blodeuedd said...

Yes it did feel jumpy. But it did make me want more from those secondary characters

Nina said...

oh, this doesn't sound like a great read. More like an okay one. Maybe the brother get's a story of his own one day! :)

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Diana Leigh said...

I thought Ciaran's reason for not wanting to get married was, well, a little silly. I didn't understand! I am curious to know more about his brother Declan though...

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