Friday, April 3, 2015

Review: Devil's Moon

Devil's Moon (Border Nights - Book 2) by Amanda Scott

Publication Date: 03/31/2015
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Imprint: Forever
Genre: Historical Romance
Pages: 416
ISBN-101455556661
ISBN-13978-1455556663

(Received for an honest review from Forever)

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Books in the Series:

Border Nights

1. Moonlight Raider
2. Devil's Moon

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Excerpt from Devil's Moon, courtesy of Amazon's Look Inside feature

Synopsis:

A WARRIOR'S PROMISE

The last place Sir David "Devil" Ormiston expected his moonlight chase of a horse thief to end was in a lady's bedchamber. He is shocked to find that the raider he has pursued is no man, but a defiant beauty in disguise-and the woman he's vowed to protect at all costs. Face to face with a girl Dev thought he knew, the ever confident, marriage-resistant knight may learn that he is defenseless against the desirable woman she has become.
A LADY'S SECRET

Lady Robina Gledstanes will do anything to keep her family's land out of the hands of her greedy kinsmen-except willingly submit to the handsome, cocksure Devil Ormiston. Dev's help may be just as dangerous as the threats lurking outside her castle. But when enemies scheme to steal the castle's treasure, Robina must risk losing something even more precious-her heart.


Thoughts:

Devil's Moon is another great historical romance from author Amanda Scott. This story is second in the Border Nights series and takes readers to the border lands between Scotland and England at a very traumatic time in the history of both countries. Scott has a way with writing about this time period. She uses her vast knowledge of the times and customs to give readers a very detailed and alluring novel. Devil's Moon is about more than just two people falling in love... it's about family and loyalty and protecting your heart as well as you hearth. A great addition to the series!

Amanda Scott is soooo very good at writing historical romance. She is what I would call a master. She uses the historical background to give the story authenticity. Scott did her homework for this series and it shows. Every description about the political climate and times is precise and detailed. The little things make all the difference in this one and she makes the story seem like a real account of what happened instead of fiction. A hallmark of a good author.

Robina is a heroine after my own heart. She is a stubborn one and she does not see any reason to get married. She loved her older twin brother very much but his death in battle has left her in a precarious situation. She must care for her younger brother until he comes of age to rule as laird of the clan and she must keep the suitor and raiders at bay. I admire the Highland spirit and I think Robby personified that strong, resilience that the Highland people were known for. A wonderful character.

Devil Ormiston was Robina's brothers best friend. They have known each other for years. But things are different now. Her brother is dead and she can't help but blame Dev for his death. On top of that he is only just now starting to see her as a woman and not the girl he grew up with. I loved Dev's determination to protect Robina and her home. It may have been a dying promise to her brother when it began, but it becomes much more than that. I felt like Dev was such a good example of a hero. He doesn't want to rule over Robina, he wants to help her. I found him intriguing and quite sexy.

Bottom Line:

The romance takes center stage in this one, because of the strength of Scott's ability to write good solid characters, but the historical aspects of the story were so necessary. I thought Scott got as close to fact as possible without going over the line. This story is fictional but it was so remarkably realistic that it was easy to forget at times that it didn't take place in history. An all around enjoyable story from a great author. Can't wait for the next one. 

Devil's Moon is available NOW from your favorite bookseller.

I'm giving this one 4 out of 5 apples from my book bag!



About the Author:


Amanda Scott is the author of over 62 romance novels and the recipient of the Romance Writers of America's prestigious RITA Award. She lives in Folsom, California, outside of Sacramento. She is a fourth-generation Californian.

1 comments:

holdenj said...

Perfect title to review right now, with that huge moon in the sky at night! They are saying we will see a pink moon here with the lunar eclipse, but other areas will have a red moon. I may get up early tomorrow to take a look!