Lady Angelique Drummagan, a half-Scottish, half-French countess, has suffered much pain and betrayal in her past. She wants nothing to do with the sensual Scottish warrior the king has ordered her to marry because the rogue could never be a faithful husband, but she has little choice in the matter. Dangerous, greedy enemies threaten her from all sides, and she's in dire need of his protection.
Sir Lachlan MacGrath, known as the Seducer of the Highlands, possesses a charming wickedness and canny wit that have earned him much popularity. After the king decrees that he wed the fiery hellion, Lachlan discovers there is one woman who can resist him--Angelique. Can he break through her icy facade and melt her heart, or will the dark secrets lurking in her past cost them not only their future together but their very lives?
This book is a National Readers' Choice Award winner.
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Voice is annoying and story is weak.
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Past Experiences Leave Deep Wounds Healed by Love
I loved that Angelique struggled so desparately within herself -- her innate passionate nature versus her past experience with uncaring men.
He does great work in dialog and accented languages.
I absolutely adored Lady Angelique with her reactions about events around her, her fighting spirit to stand up to what she believes, and her absolute belief her husband-to-be was nothing more than a skirt lifter, lecher and debaucher, dallying with women at court. She could not abide sharing a bed with him, a barbaric Scot of the Highlands.Narrator Andrew Bryan's excels in dialog. I love the smooth baritone voice of Lachlan. He did a superb job with Angelique's voice, depicting her very French side. Her English had a strong French accent, in addition to speaking French in dialog.Angelique insulted her husband at every turn, in French, not knowing he spoke French and several other languages. She embarrassed herself many times with her rash and quick temper. (she endears herself) Nevertheless she was a very likeable character. I could understand why she reacted the way she did, however Lachlan didn't know her backstory, which created even more tension between the two.She lived in a world where women were used by men; whether to obtain their property or bodies and ultimately their heirs. Lady Angelique detested Highlanders. All men were faithless pigs.After a very funny scene, where Lady Angelique escapes from a drooling fool (her words), by entering a darkened room only to find she happened upon two people pleasuring themselves, and then being found by the king’s guards in the same room as Lachlan and his paramour, however, Lady Eleanor had sneaked away, not being caught. From one shock to another she finds Lachan is to be her husband, take her father’s title of Earl of Draughon and claim the chief of clan Drummagan. And with shock she leaves the King’s chamber. How can she escape this fate?Highlander Lachlan is no less shocked. Frankly, he likes women and beds many. He never expected to rise to this level. His older brother was an Earl, but never him. Angelique was one prickly lass as far as he was concerned. But he couldn’t say nay to the king. He would have to make this work. Could he lead a clan, could he be faithful to his wife? Did he even want to be faithful to that hellion cat?Conflicts abound between these two in this well-written suspenseful story. Lachlan really tries to be her protector, his job as a husband. He felt he failed over and over. Plenty of danger awaits this passionate and volatile couple as they struggle to understand and trust each other. Will they be too late?
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