Not my kind of book at all, and I really tried to like it because it came highly recommended. An unsympathetic hero and heroine, confusing switches from past to present, an overwrought conflict that is never fully explained, plus the "plot" seems contrived, mere filler between erotic scenes with over-use of such cringe-worthy words as "dew" and "filly". I won't be continuing on with the series.
Wow, this book had a lot of sex! The word "orgasm" was on the first page....and on the last (literally!). If you like reading romance with tons of sex, you'll like this book. It was a bit much for me. It was a good story, just too many bedroom scenes!
Loved it, Loved it, Loved it! I may even reread this one. Very Erotic. Not recommended for people that do not like to read about explicit sex. Great story line, waiting to read the Northern Devil! Woohoo!
This is my first title by Diane Whiteside that I've read and I really did like the storyline and main characters. Makes me want to follow up with the rest of the "Devil" trilogy. Defintely erotic and hot!
I did not like this book at all. For a man enamored of Viola, Donavan certainly jumped at the chance to have a willing concubine when she was in desperate straits. I found his behavior dishonorable and disgraceful - making a whore of an honorable lady. Yeah yeah, he protected her from her enemies and he married her in the end - big deal - he's still a swine. I don't enjoy books where the heroine falls for the rapist or kidnapper (not that Donovan is either but you get the point.) I just don't find it believable that the heroine would fall in love with this animal.
The sex scenes were flat and boring and if he called her sweetheart one more time I think I would have screamed!
Diane Whiteside really keeps the pace up with this exciting and satisfying tale of an old west mining town. Interesting characters who are ready to take action in a multi-dimensional plot, not a lot of circular/repetitive worrying thoughts filling the pages here. The villain is evil and single-minded. The hero is a true hero: alpha, experienced, just. The heroine is resourceful, open and loyal. The sex scenes are imaginative and sexy. Highly recommended!
The characters have no depth, the author makes silly, unsupported statements (now just why would the younger daughter of a rich man not be expected to wed?) and the writing leans heavily toward purple prose (but not enough to be laugh out loud funny.) This book had so little going for it that I couldn't get past the first 100 pages.
I didn't really enjoy this book. I actually kept picking up other books to read before I ever got around to finishing it. It wasn't awful, but there wasn't anything special about it. It just didn't grab me.