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“I tried hard to like this book. What's not to like about women being pleasured literally to death? Sadly, I thought the book was a mess. The hero kept waffling about whether or not to have sex with the heroine. She never changed her clothes. All of the Masters were kind of creepy and seemed...”see full review » see other reviews »
“A different kind of story line that was good and I'd love to read more about the rest of the characters. Highlanders are one of my fav and love how it blends well with the history.”Hawaiianwahine00 wrote this review Wednesday, August 8, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I tried hard to like this book. What's not to like about women being pleasured literally to death? Sadly, I thought the book was a mess. The hero kept waffling about whether or not to have sex with the heroine. She never changed her clothes. All of the Masters were kind of creepy and seemed rather helpless except when they used their power of seduction. I didn't like that they used power to seduce women. The mix of God, Satan, demons, and old gods was a complete jumble.
The only good thing was that the culture shock were addressed. Most time travel books do not address the issues that would occur when a modern woman meets medieval chauvinist attitudes.
I finished the book reluctantly.”
“If you love time travel and historical romances, you'll love this hot new paranormal series from Brenda Joyce. Claire Camden is a present day NY bookstore owner. She never knew who her father was, while she avenged the death of her sister and her mother, both from "pleasure crimes." When someone attacked her in her store for a mysterious ancient page from a book, she's rescued by a 13th century Scottish highlander. And in order to keep her safe, she travels back to time to 13th century Scotland, where she learns about Malcolm and the demons who invade the land by a demonic lord named Moray. Instantly, they're attracted to each other. But for Malcolm, his "pleasure" kills women with the beast inside him from a dark spell. Together they avenge the death of their loved ones, when there's evil in Scotland and surprising revelations from Claire's heritage and her "powers." Fantastic scenery and lots of suspense.
“Inexplicable lust and a little too much "dripping down her thighs" makes this bodice-ripper a bit over the top for me....the sex scenes were laughable and though I like time travel, this is not very well conceived.”Clisson wrote this review Saturday, October 22, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I had a hard time choosing between 3 or 4 stars...I enjoyed this first book in the series, but it didn't wow me. The story and concept were interesting, but I didn't find myself liking either of the main characters very much. I did enjoy several of the other characters (especially Aidan and Royce) so I'll keep on reading the series to see what develops with them.”Shazamy wrote this review Friday, August 5, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Claire Camden is a modern day woman with familial ties to medieval Scotland. When a gorgeous Scottish knight appears in her New Your book store and whisks her away to 15th century Scotland, she discovers that the past is a very big part of her future.”Kim B wrote this review Thursday, June 9, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I am really liking this series. I recommend it to anyone who would like a change of pace. ”booksandmorebooks wrote this review Sunday, May 29, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Time-traveling, demon-slaying, medieval Scottish Highlanders..... Heaven? Yes!! This is such a great series, combining my favorite things all together in one storyline!! By far one of my newest favorites!”Samantha Ketteman wrote this review Tuesday, May 17, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book was slow in some parts but for the most part was a fun and intresting story. Look forward to reading more.”Jessica V wrote this review Thursday, April 14, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
Overall I enjoyed this story but found the whole power sucking abilities i.e. the "death by sex ability/curse" of the masters aspect rather icky.
I thought the whole thing about the master's being almost constantly aroused a bit of a ploy to fill this story with unnecessary sex scenes. And then at the end when the desire to suck Claire's life away during sex had stopped, this was not explained in the slightest which was a bit annoying.
It was a long book, which normally you would think would give the characters that bit of extra time to get to know each other to make their love that bit more believable, but in this instance it didn't.
He's a medieval Laird, and is, as you would expect, throughly arrogant and chauvinistic in his treatment of women in gerneral. This you can forgive him for slightly because he is, after all, from the 15th century, and the Laird of Dunroch, so he's used to having people obey him. But ultimately he is good and decent, one of the good guys. I definitely preferred him to her.
She on the other hand, was rather insipid. Her constantly reminding him that she is from a different time and therefore doesn't feel it necessary to follow his commands really started to irritate me. Mainly because apart from these little battles of wills, which were, compared to what I would have told him, half hearted, slightly whiny attempts at persuasion at best, she showed very little personality at all.
That said, you did ultimately hope for them to have a happy ever after, I guess. Especially when it wasn't looking likely towards the end. Overall, not a great story, but not too bad either. A bit of a "meh" book that I will likely forget quite quickly.”