Published by Random House Publishing Group on July 29th 2009
Genres: Historical Romance, Scottish Highlands
From the shimmering cities of a faraway land to the heather-scented hills of the Scottish Highlands comes this passionate tale of adventure and dangerous desire by one of America’s bestselling and beloved authors, Iris Johansen.
TIGER, TIGER, BURNING BRIGHT
In a locked room of shadows and sandalwood, Jane Barnaby first met the wickedly disturbing man whose searing blue eyes and brazen smile seem to read her deepest desires—a man who exudes the mystery and danger of exotic lands. In his mesmerizing presence, Jane finds herself instantly transformed from a hardheaded businesswoman to the willing slave of a passion she knows she must resist.
IN THE FORESTS OF THE NIGHT . . .
A man of sensuous grace and smoldering sensuality, adventurer Ruel McClaren brings the independent beauty back to his native Scotland to spin a web of revenge. But once at Glenclaren Castle, he finds it ever harder to play the unforgiving captor to this woman who touches his heart and makes his blood run hot.
It starts out with a scot Ruel McClaren head with his brother to Kasenpore, India in hopes to see the Mahajarah in hopes to buy a piece of property from him. A property that he would sacrifice almost anything for. His son, Prince Abdar asks him to spy on Jane Barnaby to find the location of the man by John Kartauk. Jane Baraby has come with her father to build a railroad for the Mahajarah in India. Jane is in charge of the job, even though on paper her father is but he is a drunk so she takes responsibility knowing how important this job is. Then she comes face to face to Ruel McClaren whose masculine magnetism entrances her and a passionate embrace they share awakens something within her that she never knew existed. Thus begins a riveting adventure that will take you from India, to the Scottish highlands, and to a beautifully island filled with elephants and treasure hunting, what more can you ask for?
This was a very exciting and enjoyable read, I love reading Iris Johansen’s historical’s they are filled with adventure, romance, a thrilling ride that you won’t ever regret. I truly loved both characters Ruel McClaren is brother to a Laird of Glenclaren Castle. Ruel is driven by finding his fortune in gold, and knows that he wants more than anything a Island that is swimming with it, and he is the only one that knows of it. At first when he is called to spy on Jane he thinks nothing of it, but then he bonds with her and he starts to fall in love with this strong willed and beautiful woman. However when a tragic accident occurs Ruel is bent on revenge but despite everything nothing could change what he feels for her. Jane has worked most of life on railroads with her father, having been taken from a whorehouse where her mother worked, Jane vowed to her father to repay that debt. Even though he is far from the father she could have imagined, she has never known desire or that there was a sensual woman within her until she meets Ruel. Never knowing that she will change forever. I enjoyed this one although there was a couple of things I struggled with. And those of you who have read it, probably know what I am talking about. But it was a matter that drove Ruel to revenge against Jane for a time, and it was never solved to my full satisfaction, so that really bugged me a bit. Just because I looked forward to when the full truth would come out, and it never did. But other than that I really loved this book, its pages filled with everything that will satisfy and delight you in a good romance.