Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Review: X Marks the Scot - Victoria Roberts

He was a Highland rogue—
wicked with a bow and just as wicked with the ladies.


Declan MacGregor hadn’t a care in the world beyond finding a soft bed and willing woman…until he had to escort Lady Liadain Campbell to the English court. The woman needles him at every turn, but he can’t just abandon her to that vipers’ nest without protection.

She never asked for a bodyguard…

Liadain wasn’t thrilled to be left in the care of her clan’s archrival. It was as if the man never had a lady tell him no before! And yet as whispers of treason swirl through the court and the threat of danger grows ever sharper, her bitter enemy soon becomes the only one she can trust…

My thoughts:
We have a healer from an enemy clan, and the rake who has bedded half of Scotland. As you can imagine they bicker constantly ;)

Declan is a no good rogue who loves to bed women. Liadan is a gentle healer who only wants to help people. They met in book 1, but you do not need to read book 1 to follow the story. This is a new story, their story.

At first we have court intrigues, and a sinister plot in the making. You will see what when a certain character shows up, and you will know at once. The romance is slow building, as they of course bicker. She is the bloody Campbell's sister of course, while she is mostly annoyed by his presence. The love, when it did come, did feel too fast. It was more like, banter banter, lust lust love. For her yes perhaps, him, I just do not know. But then how much time can they have since the book ends ;)

And now I really want a book with Montgomery as the hero, or that cousin from book 1. Yes please.

Conclusion:
A hunky highlander meets a feisty lass. That's the story.

Cover:
I do want his face too

Series: Bad Boys of the Highlands #2
Genre: Historical romance
Pages: 352
Published: Feb 5th 2012 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Source: for review

40 comments:

  1. :D Oh Declan you rogue! hahaha

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  2. I loved Declan in book one. He was so bad! Will be reading this one soon.

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  3. OK you sold me! This was up at Discover a New Love this month and I kept going back and forth on whether to use my credit or not :)

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    1. I am a sucker for highlanders and cowyboys

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  4. Hmmm. It seems a shame their romance seems to progress from antagonistic to love so quickly, but other than that this sounds like a fun read:)

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    1. Well it's not that they hate each other, more like annoy each other to death. But they would have hated each other if not for a certain event in book 1

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  5. He is top of Tuesday worthy. I love antagonistic romances to that appeals to me. I am so tired of all these rakes, though.

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    1. Sure he is a rake, but not a rake rake, more like hey if it's fun then why not

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  6. This sounds fun! And it has highlanders :)

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  7. Hm... not sure. I don't like the sound of the romance, but then it also sounds like a bit of fun. I guess now that I know going into it that I'll be disappointed in the romance, perhaps it won't bug me as much. :)

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    1. I guess they could have needed a bit of time. Sure it worked on some levels, I just want more than the sudden aha I love you

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  8. LOl I agree I do want his face as well!

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  9. I am unsurprised that you want to see his face. :)

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  10. Me too (Montgomery next)!

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  11. Hellooooo Declan MacGregor! I like those bad boy heroes.

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  12. sounds like it happened quickly. i feel like i have read another one by this author.

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    1. And I am curious about the next book already

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  13. I like the sounds of this one!

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  14. Haha, sounds very good. :D And yes, loving that hunk on the cover. :D Thank you!

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    1. Still I am not a fan of long hair, so bad cos I love highlanders

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  15. Oh my the cover is yummy..what is it about a highlander? I like that they bicker and the fact that you want the other characters stories is a very good sign.

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    1. I know, I mean a kilt and a sword is all he needs and I will swoooooon

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  16. I like his face too. And the sound of a slow buuilding relationship
    Happy reading,
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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  17. I would love to see his face too!!! This sounds like a great read to me!!!

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  18. This one I may like! Hell yeah we need a face to go with that body. Lol.

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  19. Sounds good, I do like the enemies to lovers trope. And at court as well!

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  20. This sounds like a good read and I sure do like that cover :)

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