Author: Victoria Roberts
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Release Date: September 2012
How I Read It: Mass Market Arc from publisher
Rating: 4.5 Crowns
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. (from the back of the arc)
This was an unusual romance in the sense that heroine was so unlike your typical heroines, which intrigued me. For once it’s the heroine who has been tormented yet she’s not one of those ‘woe is me’ types, she is determined to change her fate thus she runs off and into the arms of the lovable hero, Ciaran. If she would have been a milquetoast I would have chucked the book in the bin and vowed never to get it out. Thankfully, she wasn’t.
Also Rosalia is not your typical bone skinny heroine either which also added something different to this novel, which made it refreshing.
I love it when an author is not afraid to take a genre or subgenre and change it up a bit, like Victoria Roberts has done in Temptation in a Kilt. Rather than just focusing on romance, the book features family dynamics as well in the form of the Ciaran brother’s, one who is married and another who is a rogue.
Having grown up speaking Gaelic, I enjoyed the bits that were added as it gave the novel that true Highlander feel.
Temptation in a Kilt is Victoria Roberts debut novel as well as the first in her Bad Boys of the Highlands Series. Let me just say that I cannot wait to read more for this talented author!
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