Title:Temptation in a Kilt Author: Victoria Roberts Series: Bad Boys of the Highlands #1 Publisher: Sourcebook Casablanca Published: September 4th 2012 Source: Won Format: Paperback Genre: Historical Romance Pages: 323 Reading Challenge: COYER Winter 2018 Buy: Amazon
I won this book in 2012 and I have now gotten around to reading it. I cannot believe I waited this long. It has also been awhile since I read a historical romance and what a good place to start, in the Scottish Highlands. From the moment, I started reading I knew I would be in for a treat. This book delivered a wonderful romance, featuring captivating characters.
Temptation in a Kilt is the first book in the Bad Boys of the Highland series. This is my first time reading this author and it will definitely not the last.
I admired Rosalia, the heroine of this installment. Four adjectives I would use to describe her would be brave, outspoken, determined and resilient, but she was not without her flaws. Her insecurities about her weight and looks would often reveal itself. Her portrayal was not one of perfection, which made her a relatable character. Having suffered so much in her twenty-one years at the hands of those who were supposed to love and protect her.
The hero Ciaran is a highland laird who is devoted to his clan and takes his responsibilities serious. When he offers anyone his protection, it comes from a place of honour, which, Rosalia will discover when he came to her rescue. Ciaran is strong, kind, honourable, devoted, and authoritative and has a soft spot for those he loves.
It is my belief that Ciaran and Rosalia made the perfect couple. Their attraction to each other was obvious to everyone, but Ciaran’s stubbornness proved to be a hindrance. He sought to honour a vow he made to his father even it sacrificing his happiness. At first this trait admirable but as the story progressed it got tiresome. I did not believe his following his heart would negate his vow to his father. It was such a pity it took his almost losing her to make him come to his senses. Oh well, better late than never.
I enjoyed their interaction with each other. Their romance was not of the steamy variety; instead, it was sweet, fun and heart-warming.
The secondary characters helped to drive the story along. There were those you could not help but love and then there were the ones you hope would get what was coming to them. I especially loved Aiden and Aisling. I would love the background information on how these two became a couple.
The story had a satisfying ending, which left a smile on my face.
I enjoyed this installment and I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series, which features Ciaran’s younger brother, Declan. If you are a fan of highland romance then this book is for you.
“Filled with everything I love most about Highland romance.”?Melissa Mayhue, award-winning author of Warrior’s Redemption
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 how he really is…on and off the battlefield.