"Heartwarming Scottish romance!"
Landless knight, Damian Stratton, took to fighting in order
to support himself. Of course, what he really wants is land
of his own. After distinguishing himself in the battle of
Culloden, Damian—or the Demon Knight as he been named—is
called before King George. In recognition of Damian's
service, King George is giving him a title, land and a
castle, of course, there is a catch—in order to get this
land, Damian has to stop a wedding from occurring between
the Elissa Fraser and the Gordon Laird. He will receive
lands in England as well, but he must live in the Highlands
in Misterly. The King has also decided that Elissa and her
mother will be sent to a convent in the Highlands and he
will find an heiress for Damian to marry. So off to the
Highlands Damian goes, accompanied by twenty of the King's
guards and twenty men he has hired to defend the keep. When
Damian arrives in Misterly, he is just in time to stop the
Lady Elissa Fraser is ready to marry Tavis Gordon as her
father wanted. Not that she really knows Tavis, but she is
ready to honor her father's wishes. After the death of her
father and brothers at Culloden, Elissa has had the running
of Misterly since her mother and little sister are both
ill. One thing Elissa does have in common with Tavis is
their shared hatred of Englishmen. When the Demon Knight
appears claiming Misterly as his, Elissa is shocked.
Little by little, Damian wins over the Frasers with his
consideration and just rule. Elissa is another story. Even
though he is incredibly attracted to her, she thwarts him
at every turn and never ceases to let him know just how
much she hates the English. After escaping from her room,
Damian realizes no convent will be able to hold her and
decides to keep her at Misterly. After all, he has to make
sure she cannot marry Tavis Gordon.
Will Elissa be able to remain at Misterly? What of her
mother and little sister? Even though Damian has thwarted
the marriage between Gordon and Elissa, will Tavis Gordon
give up? Will anything come of the attraction between
Elissa and Damian?
A TOUCH SO WICKED is a heartwarming romance. Connie Mason
really pulls the heartstrings with this medieval Scottish
romance. We have a knight who refuses to feel any of the
softer emotions, such as love, hardened by war and killing.
On the other side, we have Elissa, who lost her beloved
father and brothers in Culloden. And we get to watch as the
two of them come together and sparks fly. Add in the Gordon
Laird and a spoiled heiress and this is an explosive story.
Have to admit, I really loved this story and will look for
more of Connie Mason's books to add to my already
overburdened keeper shelf. I cannot recommend this highly
enough to all lovers of medieval romance.
Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted October 17, 2009
On orders from his king, the landless knight Damian Stratton arrives in the Scottish Highlands to prevent the wedding that would unite two powerful clans against the English crown. But the intended bride-the wild, headstrong Elissa, Maiden of Misterly -- cannot be so easily deterred. Though she's Damian's captive, the proud, defiant, and dangerously alluring lady will never be confined to a convent, nor will she abandon her family or her determined goal of wedding the Gordon laird -- Ieaving Damian little choice but to marry Elissa himself!
The brazen villain will soon learn that he has met his match! Yet Elissa Fraser can't help but be moved by Damian's tenderness and nobility...and by a most perilous desire that has no place in her heart. Nothing good can come from uniting with this knight, who first stole her freedom, and now takes her breath away. And though she has brought the dashing enemy warrior to his knees, it is Elissa who now must surrender...to her passions and to his love.
Genre: Historical Romance, Medieval