"Another addition to my `keeper' shelf"
When the mailman delivered IN HER BED, I eagerly opened the
package, and started reading this 2nd in the Dragons of
Challon series immediately. As much as I loved the main
characters in A RESTLESS KNIGHT, I was even more taken in
by Damian St. Giles and Aithinne Ogilvie. So drawn by their
story, I almost turned my back on my family, wishing they'd
go away and not interrupt my reading. Each time I had to
put the book down to handle daily chores, my mind stayed
with Damian and Aithinne.
The book opens with Damian trying to drown his sorrow of
losing Tamlyn to marriage with his cousin. When identical
triplets supply him with a strange drink, promising to take
away his pain, his wild ride begins.
Aithinne, with the help of her healer and friend, Oona, and
her bumblesome brothers (the triplets), have set in motion
a plan to bring a brawny man to her tower bedroom--hoping
to get Aithinne with child. She plans to fight off the
neighboring lords trying to take her land by lying about
marriage to her guardian, Lord Lyonglen, and producing an
`heir' to the title. She didn't count on the kidnapped man
chained to her bed merely for `stud' service stealing her
heart and soul.
IN HER BED is first and foremost a love story--two people
finding each other in the midst of war, and slaughterhouse
encounters dealing with the English and the Scots, but the
antics of the triplets, Damian's teasing of Aithinne and
her freckles, and her insults to him to hide her love kept
this reader wreathed in smiles.
Ms. MacGillivray skillfully spins yet another sensual tale
of a yummy English Knight and his mystical, pagan Ladylove,
and their road to finding each other. The author is an
expert on medieval Scotland, and it shows in her witty
dialogue, interwoven with just the right amount of history.
This author impressed me with her fan-yourself-hot love
scenes that remained tasteful--unusual in this day of so
many erotica books with sex for sex sake. Another addition
to my `keeper' shelf (in fact, I enjoyed it so much, I
didn't want to it to end). I highly recommend this book to
everyone, and I anxiously await the next in the series.
Ann Marie Bradley
Paranormal Romance Group Member
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted September 22, 2007
Damian St. Giles has woken up before with a sore head from imbibing too much mead, but finding himself naked and shackled to a bed is an entirely new experience. As if in a dream, a flame-haired enchantress appears and offers him a brew to ease his pain & and enflame his desire. He soon realizes this Highland beauty has given him a potent aphrodisiac and she is fully prepared to take all his body has to offer...TRUE DESIRE
Lady Aithinne Ogilvie knows she must treat this man as nothing more than a stud, for that is what he is to her & a means to get her with child and thus produce an heir who will save her inheritance from ruthless Scottish warriors and greedy King Edward. Yet she cannot deny the instant bond she feels for this handsome stranger - and the feeling that it will be the prisoner in her bed who will end up laying claim to her heart.