Courting an Angel

Patricia Grasso brings us back to Brigette and Iain but the story will follow their daughter Rob in Courting an Angel.

Rob MacArthur was married at the age of eight but having a husband meant little to her then. Now at eighteen she wanted an annulment as her husband seemed to care little for her. She longed to stay in England where she was accepted even with the birthmark that caused her much turmoil as a child. Then there was her love Henry, but now her husband has come to collect her.

Gordon Campbell took his time to collect his bride as he was having fun with his mistress. He is appalled that his wife wanted an annulment. The marriage would stand and he would take her back home but she was not the same little girl as she was ten years ago. Gordon will seduce his wife but over coming their past will be a trial.

Grasso brings the readers in immediately to the story and you feel for Rob and the troubles she went through. I found it interesting that the birth mark was a thing of problems. It seemed strange that something simple would cause that much fear.

Gordon was not my favorite character as he really gave no regard to the girl he married. He was able to do what ever he wanted and with whom he wanted and there were no consequences. But Rob had to stay pure for her husband. Gordon grows on you but each time Grasso throws in a wrench to make you dislike him once again. It was almost like playing ping pong.

As I read these stories of the Queen or the Kings court I seem to have flash backs to high school and the ranking the students are subjected too. Court is something you needed to pretend nothing bothered you and hold your head up high. Its something you survive like high school.

Courting an Angel was fantastic even with all the problems Grasso throws into the plot. She keeps the stories fresh and interesting along with recurring characters like Magnus from the first book, Highland Belle, who is Gordon’s father.

The sixth book will be next with Blythe Devereux who will finish the series.

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The Girl That Nobody Wanted

Going after the final and third book of the series the Devil of the Highlands I had to go to another library to find The Hellion and the Highlander. It was frustrating locating as I wanted to find out all about Kade and his journey he had taken in the Crusades, and of course the love interest in the book.

Lady Averill Mortagne is tired of being set up by her father. No Englishman wanted her due to her flame colored hair and birthmark but now there is a man she has interest in and he feels the same way. It confused Averill that her brothers friend who at the moment is injured has interest where no other man has not. Soon Averill is swept away by Kade and taken to his land.

Kade Stewart has been away at the Crusades, captured but he was able to make an escape. For three years he was from home and now he is coming back. But first he was recovering at his friends house and there he sees Averill. He knows she is the one for him and makes it happen. As Kade travels with his new wife Kade is happy to note that life will be good as soon as they find the person who is causing accidents.

I loved Averill’s character. She was soft spoken and considered not attractive in England. Of course in Scotland she was more than pleasing with her red hair. She grew confidence with Kade helping her.

With Kade he was a warrior you couldn’t help but love. Having him attracted to Averill was an obvious choice but I loved that he wanted her after seeing her fiery side.

Sands creates the villain was not known until the very end. All Sands gave were small hints but nothing really concrete.

With all the books Lynsay Sands gives humors but here you will be laughing at how Averill will go about pleasing her husband and all the advice she is given.

As the end of the trilogy I really liked how Sands finished the story. This series was fantastic to read with strong warriors and strong minded woman. Its a series you will want to read curled up on a couch.