Monday, September 3, 2012

Temptation in a Kilt by Victoria Roberts

Temptation in a Kilt (Bad Boys of the Highlands, #1)
This hot new series follows a trio of Highland lairds, who are driving King James crazy with their constant clan battles and uproarious way of life. 

Laird Ciaran MacGregor discovers the beautiful, wounded Lady Rosalia Armstrong while journeying to the king's court. Already burdened with the task of maintaining the peace in his lands, Ciaran has very little patience for this headstrong woman. She's as fearsome as the men trying to kill him for his lands, and their verbal sparring leaves him burning for a more intimate relationship. And if Rosalia's not careful, she'll soon discover his prowess...on and off the battlefield.

Temptation in a Kilt is an incredibly sweet love story. With political intrigue and land conflicts thrown into the mix, this book was fantastic.

Rosalia was an admirable character. Her strength in dealing with her life with her horrible parents was incredible. Her mother is abusive and her father is indifferent. The story really begins when Rosalia gathers up her courage and runs from her parents and the arranged marriage that they've set up. The fact that she did that already made me like her. She still has emotional scars to deal with after leaving her parents and the way she dealt with them was commendable. Long story short, Rosalia is a strong, worthy heroine.

Ciaran was a man bound by duty. And I liked that about him. He puts his clan first, doing whatever he can to keep them safe. His father asked him to look after his youngest brother, Declan, after  his death and Ciaran took those  words to heart and had vowed to keep his life on hold until Declan found the right path, the one devoid of getting drunk and getting laid, to say it in modern language. But that also meant postponing marriage. How long do you think that lasts after he meets Rosalia? You'll have to read this book yourself to find out. For those who want to know, Temptation in a Kilt is  a clean romance. While their are a few hot kissing scenes, there was no sex. I found that it  made the entire story even sweeter. But,  moving on, Ciaran is not only strong and hot, but he's also very clever. Yes, we have a winning combination of beauty and brains...for the most part. 

The story was wonderful. Never a dull moment in this plot. The story started up quickly and didn't stop for one second through the rest of the book. There was romance, suspense, action, and drama. Top it off with a perfect ending and you've got yourself a winner. 

Temptation in a Kilt is a wonderful book, absolutely delightful: 5/5

Thanks to Netgalley for a copy!

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