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Heat of the Knight

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  • Posted March 8, 2009

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    Heat of the Knight...not so hot

    Down and out Lisle MacHugh is in yet another quandary. She's lost her husband of an indefined, short-period of time at Culloden; she's raising her ungrateful step-daughters in overall poverty with the remaining clansmen and women of Clan MacHugh, which according basic math, numbers exactly three people excluding herself and step-daughters; and the roof of her castle literally comes crashing in on her. Enter Langstan Leed Monteith, aka the Black Monteith. Langston has lots of gold which Lisle is seriously lacking, a reputation as a traitor in Scotland based upon his absence at Culloden and a healthy dose of attraction to Lisle. Of course, Langstan offers for her. The destitute MacHughs promptly toss her to Monteith as fast as the bag of gold can hit the war-torn stones.

    Lisle is a stubborn, independent and spirited character in the beginning who, once married to Monteith, becomes a stale pin cushion. Her only exhibition of her character after the marriage occurs when she tells Monteith's numerous servants to "get out". The explanations in Lisle's complete change in character is flimsy at best. The pages are heaped with exploits of her trying to figure out what Monteith is doing with his castle, men and money.

    Monteith is a consistent character whose secrets are difficult to discern. However, as the story progresses, little explanation or confirmation is forthcoming, either from him, the other characters nor Lisle's childish attempts at being a spy in her own household.

    The relationship between the main characters developes but never really ripens. The physical scenes between the parties are obtuse and have a rushed, glossed over feel; satisfaction finds the characters but you don't see or feel how they got there. The underlying post-Culloden plot falls flat and is anything but wrapped up in the end. Bonnie Prince Charlie seemingly disappears under Monteith's nose; you don't know where or why he went and how Monteith is connected to him, except to say that he is supporting the New Pretender. Overall, the novel has promise which fails miserably to deliver. I so liked Lisle's character in the beginning and wanted her to keep challenging Monteith; demand answers from him, have fights with him, take possession of the household as she should have and which would have kept in line with her character. I enjoyed Monteith's mystic and was looking forward to the answers and an interesting summation which I am still trying to figure out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2007

    Heat of the Knight

    Lord Langston Monteith was a man despised by all. When the majority of honest hard working Scotsmen had fought and died honorably at Culloden. Lord Monteith had been a world away pirating and getting rich. Then, after the battle, he returned to buy up as much land as possible and indenture the remaining widows and old men. Culloden had been cruel to Lisle MacHugh. It left her a widow, the sole guardian of her step-daughters, and provider to what remained of the MacHugh clan. It was a battle that she couldn¿t possibly win. The evil Lord Monteith had her right where he wanted her. Unfortunately, the despicable man didn¿t want the MacHugh land, he wanted a wife. What¿s more, Lisle finds that the MacHugh clan more than willing to turn on her and sell her out for whatever gold they can get. What choice does she have? Heat of the Knight is a classic story set in the Highlands of Scotland in the mid 1700¿s. Wonderfully written. Passionate and fiery. Touching and inspiring.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2014

    An excellent read.

    An excellent read.

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  • Posted February 3, 2011

    Almost to the End

    Overall this was a great book that had a fun romance story. He was every bit the mysterious man you want and she was the spitfire who told it like it was. But then the whole book fell apart at the last chapter. It ended without any romantic resolution. Before the epilogue she was pissed and in the epilogue things were great. Everything leading up to this was fantastic. It made your heart clench but you didn't wail and cry. The imagery was pretty great too, but again it collapsed on the last chapter. I would suggest reading it but you might was to wait for that next gift card. I am going to have to be very wary of all other books written by this author.

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  • Posted April 10, 2009

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    Could have been better:(

    I bought this book thinking it would entertain me for the afternoon, however it was a disappointment! It start's off with promise but as you get into it, it stalls. The story line jumps all over the place. I had a hard time keeping up with characters. It was poorly wriiten and i do not recommend it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2008

    SO CONFUSING

    was NOT a easy book to stay with, the character keeps repeating herself so much its annoying, very dissapointed, i loved her other book tender is the knight which made me start to read her books

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