Laird of the Mist
Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
Publish Date: December 1, 2007
PROTECTING HER WAS HIS PASSION
High-born though she is, Kate Campbell isn't afraid to draw her sword. When raiders strike, she rushes into the fray...and is lucky when a mysterious Highlander shields her from a deadly blow. Swept onto his stallion, she soon discovers that her rescuer is her clan's most hated enemy; Callum MacGregor, the man they call The Devil. Yet she cannot ignore his achingly tender touch or the way his fiery gaze leaves her breathless.
POSSESSING HER WOULD BE HIS PLEASURE
Callum MacGregor has taken many Campbell lives, but he's never saved one ;until now. Mesmerized by this spirited lass, he wants her by his side, even if it means holding her for ransom. As his fingers graze her sumptuous curves and tangle in her unruly tresses, Callum realizes Kate Campbell is his most dangerous foe of all. For he can't make love to her without betraying his kinsmen and his honor...and surrendering his heart forever.
When I was scrolling through my nook and this book popped up on an advertisement for a steal of 99 cents, I was like, why not? It’s my first read by Paula Quinn and the first book of a series. I’m always looking for a new series to escape in.
The book pulls you right in Kate Campbell’s world where she is practicing her ax-fighting skills right before her home is caught in a raid. Callum MacGregor (aka: The Devil), her clan’s enemy, happens to intervene just in time to save Kate’s life. She ends up being taken as a hostage although she is definitely not treated like one. Kate grew up with horror stories of Callum and how he killed members of her clan. She soon realizes that there is more to the stories she grew up with and perhaps not all of them hold truth.
When I first started reading this book, I thought it was going to be a great romance with decent character development and a good plot. The character development while good, is also a bit one sided favoring Callum. The reader got to know what made Callum who he is, but I felt as though Kate’s character development got put on the back burner. The secondary characters in the book were likeable and made me smile; like Callum’s sister, Maggie, who was adamant about not eating meat, and very caring for her animals. However, without giving anything away, by the middle to two thirds of the book I just wanted it to be over already. I knew where the story was going and what was going to happen but the story just turned into the run of the mill at that point.
It’s disappointing because it started out so great and unique, but then it felt too familiar like it was something I had already read. Because of that, I rated this book 3 out of 5 stars.