Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Get Your Read On: A Highlander's Temptation by Sue Ellen Welfonder

About the book from hatchettebookgroup.com

Darroc MacConacher spends sleepless nights dreaming of a raven-haired beauty who makes him ache with desire. Then his dream comes true: the lady with her lush curves and fair skin appears shipwrecked on his shores. Darroc is immediately drawn to her strength and beauty, and from the moment she lays eyes on this powerful, broad-shouldered warrior, Lady Arabella MacKenzie knows she'll never want another man.

But theirs is a forbidden love. The MacKenzies drove the MacConachers from their lands and destroyed their honor. Now, Darroc can use this sapphire-eyed seductress to shatter his foes. Yet how can he deny the passion that burns between him and Arabella, and ruin the one woman who touches his very soul?

Whew! I was in the mood for a little romance reading and I'm so glad I grabbed this one up.
There are a couple of elements that always make for a great romance book, and one of them is of course the Love Triangle.
My next favorite hook is Forbidden Love.
It worked for Shakespeare in Romeo and Juliet, and it still works today in A Highlander's Temptation, only so smoking hot that it would curl the Bard's hair if he read it.

The characters are well-defined and the Author's use of Scottish dialect will have you wanting your own castle by a misty loch for an afternoon tryst with his lordship...aye...
Throw in a romantic historical setting like the windswept shores of medieval Scotland and you've got yourself an afternoon of curled-up in your favorite spot, self-indulgent reading-and isn't that what a good romance book is all about?
My thanks to Anna from hatchettebookgroup.com for my review copy.

About the author from hatchettebookgroup.com

Sue-Ellen Welfonder is a dedicated medievalist of Scottish descent who spent fifteen years living abroad, and still makes annual research trips to Great Britain. She is an active member of the Romance Writers of America and her own clan, the MacFie Society of North America. Under the pseudonym Allie Mackay, she has also written contemporary Scottish-set paranormals for Signet. Sue-Ellen Welfonder is married and lives with her husband, Manfred, and their Jack Russell Terrier, Em, in Florida.

1 comment:

mandatorybloghere said...

oh this looks like just soemthing i would love to read!