So this was a pretty solid historical/highlander read.
And – for once – when my husband said, “What are you reading about?”
I felt all badass because I could actually say it was about something LEGIT and not just sparkly vampires, rich billionaires, BDSM, and/or fictional MC clubs.
So this is how that convo went:
Hubs: “What are you reading about today babe?”
Me: “A scintillating tale about Scotland and the Jacobites following the Battle of Culloden.”
Hubs: “What’s a Jacobite?”
Me: *crickets…fucking crickets*
Yeah…thwarted yet again.
And apparently, I need to REALLY work on my world history, cause homie knows jack SHIT about Scotland outside what I learned in Rob Roy and Braveheart.
I know…we Americans and our ridiculously narrow world view, what can I say…
Anyway, here’s what I DO know about Scotland and the Battle of Culloden:
And I dig it.
Not every man can handle the kilt either.
The true master?
But I digress.
Back to the book.
Like I said, this was a very solid historical/highlander book. The writing was very well done and I really liked the setting and the premise, the premise being that a Scottish clan leader discovers what appears to be a severely injured English Lady on the side of the “road.”
I enjoyed the plot and the characters for the most part, although I will say that the h’s…”transition” came off as a little…sudden for it to be completely believable for me.
This book is marketed as being for fans of Maya Banks and Monica McCarty’s books. I haven’t read enough of McCarty’s books to speak accurately to that; however, I LOVE Maya Banks’ highlander books and I have read them all REPEATEDLY.
Now, I can’t say that I like this booked as much as I loved my precious McCabes and Montgomerys & Armstrongs, but being that the next book in that series keeps getting pushed back – to 2035 at one point! LOL – this makes a nice substitute in the meantime.