Sunday, July 20, 2014

Her Vengeful Scot by Christina Phillips

Title:  Her Vengeful Scot
Series:  Highland Warrior Chronicles #2
Author:  Christina Phillips
Published:  July 4/14 by Ellora's Cave
Length:  252pgs
Format:   ecopy
Genre:  historical romance
Shelf:  review

Synopsis from Goodreads:

To avenge his sister’s honor, he must destroy the woman he wants most in the world…

Ordered to remain in Pictland, Cameron MacNeil fights the lust that consumes him whenever he encounters the aloof princess, Elise. Not only is she a cursed Pict, she belongs to the man he has vowed vengeance upon.

Despite her reputation, Elise has no interest in men until she meets Cameron. Lacking the famed Scots charm, his blunt ways enchant her and he ignites a passion she long thought dead. When she is freed from her difficult marriage, Elise places her trust in the tough Scot warrior who has stolen her heart.

Bound by blood oaths, the only way Cam can protect Elise from political schemes is to make her his bride. When Elise discovers the truth, she fears everything she knew about her husband was a lie. All she can do is trust her goddess was right and Cameron is her one true love.

My Review:

This novel is emotional and heartfelt. Phillips invites you in to the world of long-ago and masterfully tells a gripping tale of love, loss, and forever. The eloquence of her descriptions provides a fascinating look at life in the Pictish cort. There is a mysticism that pervades the story as a whole, enchanting you. Phillips combines all of this in an intriguing package, telling a story that stands for all times. 

Watching Cam getting knocked from his ‘holier than thou’ perch into the realm of reality was priceless. And my heart definitely went out to Elise. Getting to know these two characters so intimately, after having known them only on the surface in the first novel of the series was amazing. Phillips digs right down to the core of who they are and what makes them tick. I enjoyed understanding what makes them tick and where their public facades come from. They were both a case of ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’. These characters really made the story for me.

Phillips’ evocative writing style will draw you back in time and take you on the ride of a lifetime. I would definitely recommend it to romance enthusiasts.

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