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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Historical Romance Review: Temptation in a Kilt by Victoria Roberts

Temptation in a Kilt... The perfect title for a fun read! I couldn't put it down!


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 who he really is…on and off the battlefield.

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ISBN-13: 9781402270062
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Adventure, compelling characters, villains you want to stab and a hero and heroine you love, Temptation in a Kilt is an entertaining read you won't want to miss!

The very first line of the book is both hilarious and an awesome hook! How could I put it down after reading this: "Sometimes being a Highland laird was a royal pain in the arse." A great way to begin a book and to pull us in.

Ciaran MacGregor is one hawt Scot. He's got it all brawn, intelligence, leadership--and above all a sensuality that not only drew in the heroine but drew me too. I'm thoroughly in love. Ciaran has a special touch. He may be an ultra male, but he knows how to handle fiesty Rosalia just fine. His discovery of her "disguise" was one of my favorite scenes. I just love their reactions :-) But even more wonderful was watching the two of them grow closer and the love and romance coming alive.

Rosalia is a woman bent on gaining control in her life. She does so the only way she knows how--escaping the life she has for one that may be harder but promises a future she can live with. Running into Ciaran turns out to be a blessing in disguise, she now has an escort who can protect her, but she's also got someone on her side and I loved watching her mixed feelings and the growth of her love for him. The sensuality was real and warm.

There are a number of villains in this book, and the author has a natural gift for giving them the perfect qualities to make you despise them! I thoroughly enjoyed hating each one and seeing them all get what they deserve.

The history pops and its evident that not only did the author do her research, but that she enjoys the history and culture of Scotland. The bits of history and touches of culture really added a wonderful flavor to the book that made you feel you were a part of it.

Well done, Ms. Roberts! I eagerly look forward to the second book in your Bad Boys of the Highlands series! (Which is the perfect series title!) I highly recommend Temptation in a Kilt!

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