Saturday, July 7, 2007

Beware A Scot's Revenge

Beware A Scot's Revenge by Sabrina Jeffries

Description: (Back of Book) Lady Venetia Campbell's visit to her childhood home in Scotland takes a dramatic turn when she's kidnapped at pistol point by her father's sworn enemy. Sir Lachlan Ross is widely feared in his guise as The Scottish Scourge, but Venetia remembers her former neighbor as a handsome youth whose attentions she craved. Now a wickedly sexy man, Lachlan's appeal is even more intoxicating... and much more dangerous. Though Lachlan tries to treat her as his foe, his scorching kisses tell another story. And despite his plan to use her as a weapon against her father, Venetia is determined that Lachlan's lust or revenge will be trumped by an even more powerful desire...

Review: I usually do not read Romance and this book reminded me why. It really is not my cup of tea. The story is your typical "boy-kidnaps-girl-then-girl-falls-for-kidnapper" story. Jeffries also tried to make it into some grand Scottish novel, but fell short. Granted, I have not read a whole lot of historical romances ( or regular romances) but the language used was too modern. Every now and then some typical Scottish slang was used, but on the whole, it was unbelievable. The characters were developed pretty well; however, some things they did (especially in the end) were not quite how they were built up to be. It definitely was a fun, light read. It only took me a matter of hours to finish the 361 page book. I now see why romance readers are able to read so many books. There isn't much substance to them. All in all, a decent book despite its lack of correct verbiage.

Score: 2.5 out of 5

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