Monday, July 22, 2013

A Rose in the Storm by Brenda Joyce

I recently received a copy of A Rose in the Storm from Harlequin through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.  Here's the cover and Goodreads blurb:

Join New York Times bestselling author Brenda Joyce for an epic story of undying love and forbidden desire in the Highlands...

When Rivalry Becomes Passion

With warfare blazing through Scotland, the fate of the Comyn-MacDougall legacy depends on one woman. Recently orphaned, young Margaret Comyn must secure her clan's safety through an arranged marriage. But when an enemy invasion puts her at the mercy of the notorious Wolf of Lochaber, her every loyalty—and secret want—will be challenged.

And A Kingdom Is At Stake

Legendary warrior Alexander "The Wolf" MacDonald rides with Robert Bruce to seize the throne of Scotland. But when he takes the fiery Lady Margaret prisoner, she quickly becomes far more than a valuable hostage. For the passion between them threatens to betray their families, their country . . . and their hearts.

This was a good romance but it felt slow moving and not in a slow build kind of way.  I felt like Margaret was repeating the same mistakes over and over and over.  She was loyal to her family- fine but they weren't loyal to her.  They would sell her to the highest bidder to get whatever would benefit them.  They only cared for her as much as you would care for any investment.  It was disgusting.  I felt like it would be a miracle for them to end together.  It was just painful how many truly stupid things that Margaret did in the name of "loyalty."  I usually love historical romances and especially those with highlanders but this one just fell a bit flat.

You can click here to add A Rose in the Storm to your Goodreads.  Brenda Joyce can be found on her website, Facebook and Twitter.  I give this book 3 Fairies for a good read that just left me a little unsatisfied.

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