Genevieve McInnis is locked behind the fortified walls of McHugh Keep, captive of a cruel laird who takes great pleasure in ruining her for any other man. Yet when Bowen Montgomery storms the gates on a mission of clan warfare, Genevieve finds that her spirit is bent but not broken. Still, her path toward freedom remains uncertain. Unable to bear the shame of returning to a family that believes her dead or to abandon others at the keep to an imposing new laird, Genevieve opts for the peaceful life of an abbess. But Bowen's rugged sensuality stirs something deep inside her that longs to be awakened by his patient, gentle caress - something warm, wicked, and tempting.
Bowen seizes his enemy's keep, unprepared for the brooding and reclusive woman who captures his heart. He's enchanted by her fierce determination, her unusual beauty, and her quiet, unfailing strength. But wooing her will take more than a seasoned seducer's skill. For loving Genevieve, he discovers, means giving her back the freedom that was stolen from her - even if it means losing her forever.
©2013 Maya Banks (P)2013 Tantor
Writing bleary-eyed after pushing off work and staying up half the night listening to this amazing book. Rarely write reviews, but all I can say is - if you're even considering this book, stop and use that credit right now!
Rarely do romance books address the dreadful reality that faced (faces) abducted women. This one does -- and in so doing provides a surprising but completely reasonable answer to the only plot element that I found to be unrealistic in Book 1 in the series (won't give a spoiler, so I'll only say it has to do with the fate of heroine near the end of that book).
What a story, what a narrator. If this quality is maintained, this series will easily be one of my all-time favorites. Can't wait for the next book.
Like the romance, but love the action involved to get there!
I adored book 1, heck I downloaded book two before I was done with book one...but there wasn't the same magic.
This book is centered around a woman who is of high birth and she was stolen by an evil man on the way to be married. Over the course of a year he forced her to do all kinds of unspeakable things...then a clan came to storm the castle (for a legitimate reason) and her tormenter was killed. It had a great start...but then the most annoying thing happened...it was discovered that the clan she was in, the clan of the evil man who had abducted her, openly mocked her as the evil mans whore.
This makes NO sense to me at all. They all knew she was taken against her will, forced to do things against her will, and yet only one person in the whole clan felt sorry for her rather than openly mocked her? This was the crux of almost the whole story and since I don't understand why people would treat her like this I didn't get the story, it just felt based on a lie or a writers need to further the plot, and I really hate it when books do that.
So for me I would have to say this book isn't worth it...maybe if you get it during the $4.95 sale, but not credit worthy.
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