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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Book Review: Tempted by a Warrior

Title: Tempted by a Warrior
Author: Amanda Scott
Format Reviewed: print
Blurb:   Lady Fiona, wed in haste, has never known marital peace. When last she'd seen her cruel husband Will, he'd struck her - and she has no memory of what she did next - only that she woke later alone in her bedchamber. Will has gone missing, and Fiona fears that in her rage and terror she might somehow have killed him. When her husband's cousin Sir Richard comes to search for Will, Fiona is touched by his warm nature. A knight and warrior, Richard is drawn to Fiona's brave manner, quickly seeing in her an equal measure of inner courage. Confessing that she fears having killed Will, Fiona accepts Richard's offer to help her. Pursuing together the mystery of Will's disappearance, they fall in love. Meanwhile the English are reinforcing their garrison in the Scottish Borderlands, putting Fiona, Richard, and Scotland in peril....

My Review: 
We meet Fiona, a very bratty, mouthy and almost annoying {to me anyway} character. She has a husband that beats her, then goes missing. The husband's father is a real piece of work as well. Abusing power and those around him, even while dying.

I love Highland novels with the thoughts of wonderful Highland warriors saving the female. But this book, just didn't give me that feeling.

The Highlanders Fiona is around seem more abusive than warrior worthy. There is no *honor* for many of the male characters in the book.

As Will {Fiona's husband} is missing, a little flirting starts between Kirkhill {who, you must track the name on, as he's referred to by at least three during the book} and Fiona. Nothing is really there. A shallow sort of relationship built more on lust. Even with it being based on lust, they don't even kiss for hundreds of pages.

Even at pages as high as 374 there is still reference to the what about for Will and Fiona while she's begging Kirkhill to take her to bed.

Though well written, this book was really not one for me {which really disappointed me as I'm always on the look out for Highland novels}. It is more aimed at the reader who is fascinated with distress, turmoil and struggle. I know a lot of people enjoy the twists and turns and the getting close to be pulled back again. So, this book is for you.

Rating: 3/5

Details/Disclaimer: Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.

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