Series: Bad Boys of the Highlands #1
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on September 4th 2012
Genres: Historical Romance, Medieval Era, Scottish Highlands
Narrator: Elizabeth Wiley
Source: Self Purchased
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.
Lady Rosalia has suffered abuse constantly at the hand of her mother. But when she refuses to marry a English lord, and will wait for love, she is brutally beaten. So Rosalia, cuts her hair, and dresses in men’s clothing, takes her horse and heads up to Scotland to stay with her grandmother. But on her way up she collapses off her horse and blacks out. Ciaran MacGregor, is glad to be leaving London and heading back home. After paying respects to the King James, he is eager to return to his clan, and make good on his promise to his father, to guide his younger brother Declan from a path of debauchery and drinking. On his way to his keep however, his men stumble on a boy who has taken a terrible fall. After further examination Ciaran learns that the “boy” is none other than a woman, who has been badly beaten. At first Ciaran is eager to get home, but willing to help Rosalia heal and help her on her way to her destination. but Ciaran finds himself drawn to Rosalia and offers her sanctuary at his home until arrangement can be made for her journey to north Scotland. A fierce passion escalates between Ciaran and Rosalia, and with a nefarious plot out to destroy Ciaran and everyone he loves, only embracing his love for Rosalia will he be able to defeat the enemy that threatens that which is his.
Temptation in a Kilt is the first in the series, and the first I have been able to read from this author. I obtained a copy through Audible, and boy I am so glad I did. The narrator is one of my favorites, Elizabeth Wiley, who did a fantastic job with the Scottish accents and tones of emotions of the variety of characters involved in the story. Temptation In A Kilt is one of my favorite books I have read so far this year!! A truly amazing romance that swept me away from the first moment. If you like sexy highlander, strong willed heroines, and a endearing love story full of the history and passion of the highlands…this story is definitely for you!! I really love every element that combined this story into a sweeping romance.
The characters in this story were lively and passionate. The two main characters Ciaran and Rosalia were perfect for each other, they complimented each other so well. Ciaran is a highland laird, and as such is devoted to his clan and his responsibilities. When he finds out who Rosalia, some of priorities start to slowly shift toward Rosalia. I loved Ciaran as the hero of the story. He could be very commanding and possessive at times, but also had a soft spot for Rosalia, and I loved the tender and sweet actions he had toward her, especially after he learns the truth of her wounds. Rosalia I had mixed feelings about. I truly admired her as the heroine, and from the first moment, you are cheering her on. For not giving in to her parents demands even knowing the consequences, wanting to be in charge of her own future. She definitely has a strong spirit, and a fighter, and I admired her courage that she displays in the story. However there was something about her character I had a hard time liking. I felt like she too prideful too many times. Despite all that I felt like her character was well balanced for the most part, and she became very endearing to this reader. The side characters were fun, and I loved Aiden(Ciaran brother) and his wife, and of course Declan who is very Bad Boy type( I am aching to read his story). There is quite a few different conflicts in the story, but by the end, the story gets wrapped up quite nicely, and I had a giddy happy look on my face I am sure, by the very end.
A fully satisfying romance that enthralls the reader!! A intense love story that takes you to the romance of the highlands, steamy passion, lively characters, charming dialogue and a tale to take your breath away!!! Impossible to put down! REMARKABLY WRITTEN!!