In 1746, King George knights Damian Stratton following
the Battle of Culloden. For the next several years, Damian
loyally serves his majesty and his country fighting the
remaining Jacobite rebels still plotting in Highlander
Scotland. Though weary of the endless fighting, as a
landless knight Damian owns nothing and has never forgotten
the Scots killed his father.
In 1752 King George and Prime Minister Lord Pelham
assign Damian the mission of stopping the marriage between
the Gordon Laird and the Maiden of Misterly because they
fear the merging of these powerful clans. Because of his
previous loyalty and if successful on his quest, Damian
will become an Earl with an English estate plus that of
Misterly. Damian halts the nuptials angering the bride
Elissa Fraser. Though she wants to hate him as the English
killed her father at Culloden, she observes how kind Damian
is with everyone. As these "natural" enemies fall in love,
they must overcome those opposed to their union including a
King who wonders if his warrior turned traitor at the sight
of a skirt.
Though star-crossed lovers impacted by the events at
Culloden and other mid eighteen-century squabbles has been
often told, Connie Mason provides an action packed thriller
that hooks fans of Scottish romances. The fast-paced tale
never slows down especially when Elissa and Damian verbally
dual. This delightful pair stimulates A TOUCH SO WICKED
while keeping the plot moving. Ms. Mason furbishes a story
that historical romance readers will enjoy due to the
presence of Damian and Elissa.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 28, 2002
HIS PRISONER, HIS DESIRE...
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 ofwedding 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