Friday, January 21, 2011

Review & Giveaway: Sins of a Highland Devil by Sue-Ellen Welfonder

Title: Sins of a Highland Devil
Series: Highland Devils #1
Author: Sue-Ellen Welfonder
Available: Now
Genre: Historical Romance
Reading Level: Adult

4 out of 5 Stars

Description from Goodreads:

The first book in the Highland Warriors trilogy, in which three heroes make a pact to insure that a rival clan does not take over their Glen of Many Legends. At the same time, three women plot to marry these heroes to ensure peace.

In SINS OF A HIGHLAND DEVIL, James Cameron is concerned when the King's decree states all three neighboring clans must have a battle to the death in order to lay official claim to the scared Glen of Many Legends. James attempts to make a pact with the heads of the other clans to fight this decree. But he ends up fighting his own fierce desire when coming head-to-head with Lady Catriona of the opposing MacDonald clan, who has her own plan for peace.

My thoughts:

Sins of a Highland Devil begins the story of three clans, The Camerons, The MacDonalds, and the Mackintoshes, forced by the King to battle for rights to the Glen of Many Legends after the heiress to the land passed leaving no testament of who will inherit. Until this point things have been mostly amicable among the clans. James Cameron, chief of the Cameron clan, finds himself falling for Lady Catriona MacDonald, sister of the chief of the MacDonald clan. The feelings they have intensify, but both know a marriage between them can’t work because they come from rival clans, and the battle for the land they both call home is looming. 

This is a fantastic start to a new series. A delightful mix of romance and fantasy. Both the main and secondary characters are well developed, and truly a pleasure to spend time with. The author has an amazingly descriptive style of writing. I was impressed that she wrote the romantic rendezvous and blood drenched battles with equal passion and narrative. I felt as if I was standing among the Highlanders on the Glen of Many Legends. The ghost story that played out over the course of the plot was a nice addition. 

As far as main characters are concerned, James and Catriona are top notch. Catriona’s embodies such a large amount of sass and fire. I loved her passion for life. The sexual tension between the two love birds was intense. James was kind without sacrificing the strength and power that goes along with being a Highlander. Such amazing characters! I’ve also developed a little crush on James’s cousin Colin. As if I needed another book boyfriend ;) I hope we see more of him as this series continues. This is a series I can’t wait for more of. I’d recommend this to fans of historical romance and ill-fated love.

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  1. You had me at the title! This sounds really good but I'm a bit biased since I love anything to do with Scotland! I'll be checking this one out. Thanks for the tip!

  2. That sounds great. Who doesn't love Scottish romances? Thanks for sponsoring the giveaway.