Also in this series: If You Dare, If You Desire (MacCarrick Brothers, #2)
Series: MacCarrick Brothers #2
Published by Pocket on April 24th 2007
Genres: Historical Romance, Scottish Highlands
How much temptation can a Highlander resist? Fierce Scottish brothers shadowed by a dark curse face steamy new adventures in the second book in Kresley Cole's thrilling new trilogy.
He tried to run....
In his youth, Hugh MacCarrick foolishly fell in love with a beautiful English lass who delighted in teasing him with her flirtatious ways. Yet he knew he could never marry her because he was shadowed by an accursed family legacy. To avoid temptation, Hugh left home, ultimately becoming an assassin.
She tried to forget him....
Jane Weyland was devastated when the Highlander she believed would marry her abandoned her instead. Years later, when Hugh MacCarrick is summoned to protect her from her father's enemies, her heartache has turned to fury -- but her desire for him has not waned.
Will passion overwhelm them?
In hiding, Jane torments Hugh with seductive play. He struggles to resist her because of deadly secrets that could endanger her further. But Hugh is no longer a gentle young man -- and toying with the fever-pitched desires of a hardened warrior will either get Jane burned...or enflame a love that never died.
Ethan, was once handsome as sin until a nobleman had him tortured and scarred, which would change his life, and Ethan spent years feeling a lust for revenge. Now ten years later, he finds a beauty who enchants him and spending a magical night with her, he knows she could definitely break through the ice around his heart, until he finds out who she really is, the daughter of the nobleman that ordered his scarring, and has a plan for revenge, to make her fall for him, marry her and then cast her away from him in the end. Only things never go as planned when the heart is involved, and the more he goes after his plan, he starts to realize that they are perfect each other and he would rather cut his own face again over hurting her again…
The Hero (Ethan MacCarrick)
Ethan, has been blistering with vengence for ten long years. When he sees Madeleine, he is utterly captivated, and is bewildered by it, because she isn’t his usual type of woman. Ethan has been mocking his two brothers who have fallen for their women and acted like ‘idiots and fools’ and plans on never being like they are, totally besotted. But the more and more he is surrounded by Madeleine and her sweet spirit, he will fall hard and fast like nothing before and will be too lost before he can escape.
The Heroine (Madeleine Van Rowen)
Madeleine, ever since she was fourteen years old has been on her own, surviving as best she could. With her family being plunged into disgrace and being destitute, her mother dying from a severe disease, she has had to fend for herself. She has never found relief from her life until Ethan enters into her life, like a knight in shining armor, but when everything comes revealed, will her love for him be strong enough…
If You Deceive is the third in the MacCarrick series, and I have read a book or two from this author but they were average liked reads, so I haven’t read much from her since, but when I read a really good review of If You Deceive I knew I had to give her historical’s a chance, and I think I just loved this one and I am much looking forward to reading the rest in the series. I loved how there were different twists and turns throughout the story that continued to surprise me at every turn….the passion and heat between Madeleine and Ethan was body tingling, and the fast paced action kept me in suspense. The writing in If You Deceive was tantalizing and drew the reader into her story with a superb talent that I hadn’t experienced from this author…looking forward to reading more from her!! A Splendid Read!!