The chemistry between Aubrey and Walrafen left off the page from the first instance their characters met. There was more than one moment I found myself wondering if the room suddenly got hotter. While the sparks did indeed fly between the characters, I felt that the mystery part of the plot was overly contrived. It just did not flow as well as the characters did. I felt that the two parts of the book never meshed. The mystery was background to the romance, instead of being intertwined with it.
I wasn't too impressed with this book. The plot of this book was okay, but characters were dull and I didn't like that the hero kept using the "I know you want this" kind of lines which always bother me.
This is a historical romance/suspence novel about a Scottish noblewomen on the run from her past and a powerful English lord. Sparks and tempers ignite when they meet, however this English lord could be her only hope in clearing her of a murder she did not commit. This is a story of betrayal, intrigue, and the healing power of love that will keep you reading and in suspence from the first to the last page!
Joey G. (joeyjhg2) reviewed A Deal With the Devil (Lorimer Family and Clan Cameron, Bk 4) on
Aubrey Montford claims to be a widowed housekeeper. Desperate to keep her new post - and her secrets - she transforms desolate Castle Cardow into a profitable estate. Yet soon after her employer, Lord Walrafen, returns from long years of absences, Aubrey is suspected of murder. Sparks and tempers ignite whenever she and the smoldering earl meet, but he may be her only hope.
Walrafen returns reluctantly to the childhood home he loathes. Cardow is said to be haunted - by more than the earls sad memories - but it was no ghost that murdered his uncle. Is the castles beautiful chatelaine a murderess? At the very least, shes a liar - he has proof. Yet the truth of his soul is that hes drawn to her with a fierce passion hes never known...
This was an interesting storyline and I liked the characters pretty well, I did think it was a bit slow in parts but other than that it had a good pace. The heroine was great, feisty and had a great sense of self. Good read.
Aubrey Montford claims to be a widowed housekeeper. She is desperate to keep her new post and here secrets. Soon after her employer, Lord Walrafen, returns from long years of absence, Aubrey is suspected of murder. Sparks and tempers ignite whenever she and the smoldering earl meet, but he may be her only hope.