Book Review

‘Devil In Tartan’ by Julia London

dit jlSTORY: Peril and passion on enemy seas…

Lottie Livingstone bears the weight of an island on her shoulders. Under threat of losing their home, she and her clan take to the seas to sell a shipload of illegal whiskey. When an attack leaves them vulnerable, she transforms from a maiden daughter to a clever warrior. For survival, she orchestrates the siege of a rival’s ship and now holds the devilish Scottish captain Aulay Mackenzie under her command.

Tied, captive and forced to watch a stunning siren commandeer the Mackenzie ship, Aulay burns with the desire to seize control—of the ship and Lottie. He has resigned himself to a life of solitude on the open seas, but her beauty tantalizes him like nothing has before. As authorities and enemies close in, he is torn between surrendering her to justice and defending her from assailants. He’ll lose her forever, unless he’s willing to sacrifice the unimaginable…

REVIEW: This is the forth book in this Highland Grooms series and I am still waiting to be blown away. At this point, I don’t think that I will be. Not with this series at least.

I’m not sure what went wrong with this story but for the life of me I can’t figure out why I’m not getting into it. The author continues to impress with her prose and vivid descriptions but it’s her characterizations of her characters that I’m having a hard time with. And not just the hero and heroine but even the secondary characters are a bit cartoonish and I can’t figure out if that’s by chance or on purpose.

This story is just okay for me. It had its moments but since I need to like my main characters in order to care for their story, I have to say that their story left me in the cold.

If you’ve never read this author before I’d advise you not to start with this story. I’d gladly recommend her A Courtesan’s Scandal story. I really liked that one and The Scandalous Series.

Melanie for b2b

Gift ARC provided by the publisher 

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