I just couldn't stand the heroine. In a clumsy moment, she put a hand down to steady herself. Breghan barely heard as he went on to introduce his men as Broderick and Duncan. Raised on rumours of The Devil of Jedburgh, Breghan McAllen doesn't want an arranged marriage to the beast. Breghan is the only daughter in a family populated with twelve brothers, she was rather spoiled but not to the point of being capricious. It was hard to put down.
This was a brutal, messy time in Scottish Court politics, and Ms. Little chance, she remembered with a groan. A year and a day, unless there was a child. But there was some attraction in that as well, she admitted. She relaxed a little now in the company of Duncan. This is the kind of romance I love reading. If this had just been about the romance, it would have been a darn good story.
Some of the book deals with the prevention of unwanted pregnancy and the author seems to have spent some time researching this information, as indicated in the afterword. The stories were all true. Please release me, she said coldly. Running reeked of a cowardice that was abhorrent to her nature. The arrogant border laird is not the romantic, sophisticated husband Breghan dreams of—despite the heat he stirs within her. A hot blush spread to her cheeks.
He doesn't care what her daughter looks like. Robyns' previous book of the same genre 'Betrayed'. Every choice she makes from then on spirals her fate downward. When I look into your eyes, darling, when I hold you in my arms, when I pretend reality can be changed and I'm allowed to have my heart's desire. She runs away, but only manages to incense her husband-to-be. Arran is known as the Devil of Jedburg for his ruthlessness, his skill in battle, and a string of terrible rumors that follow his family.
He uses their time together to become her lover. Breghan is the youngest in a large family of all boys. Before she could slip away completely, he caught her firmly by the wrist. For a chance to control her own future, Breghan makes a deal with the Devil. That's what he tells Breghan when he meets her. The arrogant border laird is not the romantic, sophisticated husband Breghan dreams ofdespite the heat he stirs within her.
Both are afraid to fall for each other, knowing that eventually they'll have to part ways and I enjoyed the experience of watching these two grow both individually and as a couple. There are many humorous parts that will have you chuckling. Your eyesight is as poor as your aim and your chivalry is worse, she hissed at Broderick. Arran Kerr of Ferniehirst at your service, he said, flourishing an exaggerated bow. This one started a little rough for me. The high-pitched grunts were neither human nor animal. A grin eased the hardness of his jaw and creased shallow wrinkles about his eyes.
He is known as the Devil of Jedburgh, because of rumors of his evilness. I canna allow you to continue on alone. I have to admit, Arran did get on my nerves from time to time with his overbearing ways, but I tried to remind myself of the time frame in which the book is set. But that's not unusual for the Scottish borderlands during the 1500s. Then there is an insecurity of her using the handfasting to barter with her dad for a future right to marry another man.
This period of Scottish and English history has always been one of my favorites, so visiting again was a special treat for me, even if Arran's and Bree's involvement with the Court was somewhat problematic for them. Neither the stable master nor the gate guard had blinked an eye. She doesn't fall into the old Mary-Queen-of-Scots-Is-A-Tart line and she makes Darnley as insecure as a spoilt, teenage boy is. Still I enjoyed it and I will definitely check more book by this author. Breghan is a headstrong young woman, with her own ideas of how she wants to spend her future. I, for one, cannot wait for another story by Ms.