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.
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
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.