This book took a little time to get into, but it was good. It had a lot of conflict with the lovers which I liked. I think that the conflict between the lovers was really made the book. It keep you on your toes close to the end. It was exciting at the very end.
Great, great story. Wonderful Hero. It's also pretty steamy.
I love Susan Johnson, but this story had too much "betrayal" for me. I could not finish it.
Hot book, it starts on the first page and goes to the last.
Steamy lovemaking WoW!
Also one of the best books I've read in a while.
Johnnie Carre kidnaps Elizabeth to use to ransom the release of his brother from her fathers dungeons. She was his prisoner and daughter of his sworn enemy. But He wants to make her his, even if it does force a battle and may send him to the gallows.
This is an outstanding story!
susan never lets me down I always enjoy her steamy intrigueing books
A good Johnson book. As always,very sensual and a good story.
1700's Scotland - A mighty Laird & a lady discover they have an undeniable passion for each other; discover they are madly in love.
Outside political forces separate them. Loyalty overcomes greed.
Political background of Scotland vs. England in the early 1700's proved to be interesting.
Awesome book! This one got me hooked.
Another great vintage Susan Johnson.
England and Scotland
Oh, how I loved this one!
This book is set in the early 1700s, while Scotland and England are fighting, through their Parliaments, over Scottish independence. Johnnie Carre, Laird of Ravensby in Scotland, kidnaps Elizabeth Graham, widowed daughter of his archenemy Lord Harold Godfrey. His purpose is to force Godfrey's release of his 18-year-old brother, Robbie.
I don't have a problem with sensuous bedroom scenes in a novel. However, this book went overboard and I grew bored with the marathon sessions between Johnnie and everybody and Johnnie and Elizabeth. To say Johnnie was promiscuous is an understatement.
I also grew tired of the references to Johnnie's manly physique (ad nauseum). This book (448 pages) could have been whittled down considerably. The exciting plotting and fighting, when it finally came, seemed too late. I'd already decided this was a tedious story.
** 1. Outlaw (1996)
2. To Please a Lady (1999)
He was a wild rogue who filled her with ecstasy-and impossible longings....She was a temptress who made him ache with desire-and forget they were enemies....
Very good read!
Hot. Classic Susan Johnson
She should have been been afraid,for he towered over her,holding her captive with eyes that smoldered with barely leashed passion,but what Elizabeth Grahan felt,instead was an answering fire. He was her enemy,the infamous Laird of Ravensby,a bold privateer who'd abducted her to win his brother's freedom from an English dungeon.Yet even though tomorrow they'd be adversries once more,tonight she could not deny herself the pleasure of his touch.
Uggh, I didn't get far at all before I tossed this book aside. The writer has an annoying habit of overdoing the descriptive adjectives and flowery language. And I am sure back in the 1700s they did not use the "F" word!
He was a wild rogue who killed her with ecstasy..and impossible longings...
She was a temptress who made him ache with desire-and foget they were enemies
From the back cover...
He was a wild rogue who filled her with ecstasy-and impossible longings...
She should have been afraid, for he towered over her, holding her captive with eyes that smoldered with barely leashed passion, but what Elizabeth Graham felt instead was an answering fire. He was her enemy, the infamous Laird of Ravensby, a bold privateer who's abducted her to win his brother's freedom from an English dungeon. Yet even though tomorrow they'd be adversaries once more, tonight she could not deny herself the pleasure of his touch.
She was a temptress who made him ache with desire-and forget they were enemies...
The lady was his prisoner completely at his mercy, yet when the feisty angel whose hair glittered with moonlight stood proudly before him and insisted he spend the night! Johnnie Carre was shocked to feel a restless, aching need to possess her, to taste her secrets and make her his forever. But keeping her with him would force a battle treacherous foes-men who'd vowed to tear his beloved from his arms and send him to the gallows.