by Sabrina York
Published by BookShots on March 7, 2017
Sub-Genre/Theme: Highlanders, Historical
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I received an advance copy of this book from NetGalley.
Only a Scot can steal her heart.
There's nothing ladylike about Katherine Killin. She's a spitfire who cannot be tamed. To rid himself of her, and to honor a truce set by the Duke of Glencoe, her father agrees to wed her to his clan's mortal enemy, Ben Rannoch. But when Katherine meets the enticingly masculine Kirk Rannoch, brother of her betrothed, she suddenly craves domination.
Bedding the Highlander by Sabrina York is part of James Patterson’s BookShots Flames collection. If I’m not mistaken, this is the first historical in the Flames line. I had hoped that this would be a quick and fun read, but unfortunately I found it boring and I struggled to finish it.
Following a declared truce between rival Highland clans, Katherine Killin’s father has arranged for her to marry Ben Rannoch. Ben’s brother, Kirk, and his fellow clansman have been tasked with retrieving Katherine for the wedding. However, the plan goes awry when Katherine and her sister concoct a scheme to fool the men.
A case of mistaken identity ensues, along with Katherine and Kirk falling for each other in the meantime. By the time it’s all sorted out, a wedding takes place–but not the one originally intended. There’s also a dash of peril thrown in for good measure.
I had a lot of issues with this book. Since it’s a novella, there isn’t much time to develop the characters because the story is so action-packed. Because of this, I didn’t care much for Katherine and Kirk, who I found rather flat. I also thought the romance lacked chemistry.
What I did like is the sweetness of the hero. Because of Katherine’s past experiences with the men in her life, she expects Kirk to be violent and uncaring. On the contrary, Kirk is quite sweet and tender with Katherine. That was the thing I liked best about the story. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to carry the rest of the book for me and I would not recommend this one.
Rating: 2 stars