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“Book two. Romance novel. Good read.”Serephene wrote this review Friday, June 14, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Ah, ti Skoti!”Ljiljana M wrote this review Monday, April 8, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I liked it but Jane was kind of annoying. Hugh wasn't much better. ”Casey wrote this review Friday, November 16, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Not my favorite Kresley Cole but good.”DramaQueenLucy wrote this review Saturday, August 4, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“it was okay but i wish Jane was a bit more unique and Hugh not so nice!”Camilia wrote this review Saturday, July 7, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
Thanks Alo!! ;P”
“As with the 1st Maccarrick Bros title "If You Dare" this book featured a brawny Scotsman, Hugh, the middle brother. Unlike Court, Hugh has been in love with Jane, his boss's daughter, for a torturous ten years, and she with him. Like his bros Hugh believes that they're cursed and that getting involved with a Maccarrick will only lead to a tragic outcome. Yet when Hugh receives word that the rouge agent, Grey Davis, has targeted Jane Hugh rushes to her side and agrees to marry her in hopes that it'll keep her safe.
The relationship between Jane and Hugh is a complicated one. They met when she was 13 and he was 18 and Jane forming a crush on the gentle-hearted Hugh constantly followed him around. They developed a close friendship and Jane assumed that when she reached 18 they would marry, but instead Hugh left without a face-to-face goodbye and now it was ten years later. Unbeknown to Jane,
her father's import-export business is a front for the Queen's secret band of assassins. Between this and his family's curse Hugh is afraid of what Jane will think when she finally learns the truth.
I enjoyed how once the secrets were out how Hugh and Jane weren't afraid to be vulnerable with one another. That, and how Jane's archery skill came into play was a real plus for me. Overall, this book is one I'd definitely recommend.
Grade: B or 3.5 stars”
“Like the first one, I was able to appreciate this story that much. I saw a lot of similarities like the stubborn heroines, only this one Jane and Hugh were childhood friends, so there's a strong foundation. They were really adorable together and Jane is ever the teasing girl.
I have to say this again - I hate that curse! But more than that, I hated that Hugh didn't even try for once to go against it, and just live as he wished! Why not, just start living, not merely existing. The story dragged on and on about Hugh resisting when he could've just tried it, and although I was annoyed with Jane while reading it, I reflected about the story and now I totally understand how she felt.
She has waited for such a LONG time - a decade (!) for him and she fought for their love harder for the both of them, and all that's between them was the curse and Hugh's stubbornness. If Annalia hadn't conceived, they would all be doomed - they'll die old and miserable.
So, after that there's the happy ending. The sex scenes were passionate but the aftermath sucked at first, Hugh was able to spend time with Jane's relatives and actually enjoyed it. Given that happy ending, I wasn't really happy with the overall, but I'll still read Ethan's story.
“The love story of Hugh and Jane. Well written characters, adventure and hot romance. Good stuff. Looking forward to the next one.”Jennifer M wrote this review Friday, October 29, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No