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2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

A WONDERFUL HISTORICAL ROMANCE SET IN SCOTLAND!

THE DEVIL WEARS PLAID by Teresa Medieros is a wonderful historical romance set in Scotland. It is well written with details, depth, fast paced and a page turner. It has romance, sensuality, intrigue, adventure, retribution, betrayal,secrets,Highlanders, English bride, f...
THE DEVIL WEARS PLAID by Teresa Medieros is a wonderful historical romance set in Scotland. It is well written with details, depth, fast paced and a page turner. It has romance, sensuality, intrigue, adventure, retribution, betrayal,secrets,Highlanders, English bride, friendship, tragedy, full of passion, a feud between two rival Highland lairds, and family. The characters are enchanting, interesting, strong, determined and full of passion. The hero, Jamie, is handsome, dangerous, a Sinclair,and the grandson of a Hepburn.He is determined to find justice for the death of his parents by who he believes killed them, a Hepburn. He be lives he is illegitimate, been told the Hepburn's killed both of his parents, wants retribution and finds out all he thought was true was not. The heroine, Emma, is defiant, beautiful, although some think she is homely with her freckles, and dark skin, high spirited and determined to fulfill her family's obligation. She is betrothed to the old Hepburn laid but is kidnapped by Jamie Sinclair the day of the wedding for Ransom. What follows is an adventure, passion, finding what is truly important and fulfilling your dream of happiness. Emma learns the truth of Jamie's existence, by mistake, she shares it with Jamie and everything he thought was right and truth is proved to be a lie. This is a wonderful story of true love, passion, forgiveness, and finding happiness. I would highly recommend this book especially if you enjoy Scottish love stories, high octane adventure, passion and determination to make things right. This book was received for review from Good Reads and details can be found at Simon and Schuster and My Book Addiction and More

posted by AAR on October 8, 2010

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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Very disappointed

Teresa Medeiros is one of my favorite romance authors, a writer who embraces the genre and gives readers everything they want when they wander into the romance aisle: a strong yet tender hero, a fiery and interesting heroine, a compelling setup, interesting secondary ch...
Teresa Medeiros is one of my favorite romance authors, a writer who embraces the genre and gives readers everything they want when they wander into the romance aisle: a strong yet tender hero, a fiery and interesting heroine, a compelling setup, interesting secondary characters and great sex. Which is why I was so disappointed by her latest effort, "The Devil Wears Plaid." The book gave me a hint of all the things Medeiros does well, but I couldn't lose myself in the characters and scenarios like I usually do. The book felt rushed, as if Medeiros didn't have the time to fully invest herself in the characters or scenarios, either. I wonder if someone can expect quality when quantity seems to be the emphasis of both authors and publishers? I would much prefer to see fewer books from my favorite authors and for those books to represent the highest quality of their writing.

posted by GabriellaL on September 15, 2010

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  • Posted April 2, 2012

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    Teresa Medeiros is a favorite for me

    AN INNOCENT WOMAN
    Emmaline Marlow is about to wed the extremely powerful laird of the Hepburn clan to save her father from debtor's prison when ruffian Jamie Sinclair bursts into the abbey on a magnificent black horse and abducts her in one strong swoop. Though he is Hepburn's sworn enemy, Emma's mysterious captor is everything her bridegroom is not--handsome, virile, dangerous...and a perilous temptation for her yearning heart.

    A DANGEROUS MAN
    Jamie expects Emma to be some milksop English miss, not a fiery, defiant beauty whose irresistible charms will tempt him at every turn. But he cannot allow either one of them to forget he is her enemy and she his pawn in the deadly Highland feud between the clans. Stealing his enemy's bride was simple, but can he claim her innocence without losing his heart?

    Emma makes the ultimate sacrifice for her family - to pay her father's debt, to save her sisters' future, and to ease her mother's worries - by marrying an eighty-year old Scotland clan leader who can solve all their problems, including overlooking Emma's tarnished past. On the day of her wedding, she gets snatched from the alter on horseback by an enemy clan leader and must now deal with sleeping under the stars on the Scottish moors, talking to brutish/vulgar Highlanders, and keeping secret her developing feelings for her sun-bronzed guard. When dark truths become known, can Emma's new life really be as simple as black & white and can the past be re-written through her freedom?

    Teresa Medeiros is a favorite for me since she was the first author who got me into reading romance. I devoured all of her books before I even got into the rest of the romance wonderland of authors I'm in now, thus all her new historical romances are a true joy for me! But enough about that . . . on to the book . . . and this was for sure a fun read. I love the style of this book and how the characters really come to life without being overly dramatic since there is lots of climatic action and thrilling revelations going on throughout. Emma is easy to like with her adorable innocence and stubborn selflessness, while Jamie is a natural heart-throb who portrays a perfect balance of compassion and perseverance. Together they heat up the pages, while the side characters add well to the overall story without overpowering the main leads - always a good thing! This is a great book for Fall, something to curl up with on the couch with a throw and all afternoon to devour - enjoy!!!

    Likes: Jealousy is always a thing of beauty in blooming relationships, it puts your feelings in the open - which is pretty evident in this book during Muira's cottage scenes. Fun! Fun!

    Dislikes: Jamie's grandfather on his father's side is dark and desperate . . . almost gruesomely so! But the shocking secret from Jamie's grandfather on his mother's side is just too tragic for my taste!

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