It took my library longer than I wanted but finally I was able to get the rest of the series Deveraux in my hands (book 2-6). After reading the first book with Brigette I needed to know what would happen with Kathryn and the rest of the family.
Kathryn Devereux O’Neil is widowed and with child. She has no desire to marry as there are two men who are telling her she will marry. Kathryn will choose the lesser of two evils in Hugh, and she will even find love but it will be tested.
Hugh O’Neil wants what is rightfully his and he will take it along with the widow Kathryn. Hugh will soon discover that Kathryn is everything he wanted in a wife but it will be ripped from his grasp and will have to fight to win her back.
Emerald Enchantment is the title of the second book from Patricia Grasso. From the sound of the title the book sounded as if there would be love and romance, but this is not a all assuming love story. There is tragedy, betrayal, abuse, love, and finally trust. I also noticed that Grasso gives a certain theme for the sisters so far and that is obedience to those giving them orders are most of the time ignored.
For me I was quickly drawn into the story and completed it in one sitting as I needed to know how it was to end. To be honest I was thinking it would be a tragic ending for the characters at least emotionally but I am happy to say Grasso pulls out a happy ending. Of course this happy ending only happens at the last moment and very last chapter.
So the story is a love hate one. You love the characters and the plot gets to you but hate all the injustices Kathyrn has to endure. She is certainly fiery and will fight even when cornered. I liked her determination in the book even when she is facing her tormentor. I have to admit through the story I was hoping for her to get a break.
Hugh is a fierce warrior who knows what he wants and goes for it. He is fun to read about even as he acts like a male chauvinistic at times, but Grasso redeems herself with writing as Hugh expresses his feelings.
The villain was a typical villain but he was really only in the beginning and end of the story which I thought was a little strange. His name is brought up through conversation but he is almost an after thought until he makes his play.
Heather will be the next sister in the series and she will have not drowned as everyone had thought.