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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Finally, Duncan is forced to take a bath and they consummate th

 Finally, Duncan is forced to take a bath and they consummate their marriage. Then another series of events occurs keeping him from her again. This book is as sexy as it is funny. The descriptions of how sexy Iliana thinks Duncan's body is and then when she smells him.....
 Finally, Duncan is forced to take a bath and they consummate their marriage. Then another series of events occurs keeping him from her again. This book is as sexy as it is funny. The descriptions of how sexy Iliana thinks Duncan's body is and then when she smells him....well, you just have to read it. The supporting characters are interesting as well and their is a book called the Chase which is about Duncan's sister Sineod. Duncan's father Angus is a sweet old laird who is excited by the prospect of grandbabies. Through a series of misunderstandings he believes his son is having sex with Iliana constantly and she is overtired because of his overly randy ways, when in truth Duncan isn't getting any. This is handled in such a comical way that you laugh constantly. I just love Lynsay Sands books because she doesn't have a problem with making her characters less than perfect which makes them appealling. This is the story of Duncan and Iliana who are ordered to marry by the King of England in order to protect Iliana's mother from a lord who is attempting to force her into marriage. By marrying her to Duncan, he is keeping Iliana out of way of being used as leverage against her mother. This book started off so well. Lynsay Sands has a wonderful, flowing writing style that is easy and a joy to read. She can really draw the reader into the story, and has a great feel of history. I really felt like I was back in Medieval times, but never felt like I was reading a textbook.  I especially liked Ms. Sands description of the passed out Duncan and what Liliana thought of his manhood parts! I just about fell on the floor with that one...and enough cannot be said about Angus, that lovable bear of a father-in-law. His misunderstanding of what his son was going through was pure joy! Fantastic read.      

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2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

OK, but not great

This is the second book I read by Lynsay Sands and I just feel it could have been better, maybe my expectations were too high?Yes, it has some funny dialogues (Angus is fantastic), but then you get to a point where the story seems to last forever and the outcome is kind...
This is the second book I read by Lynsay Sands and I just feel it could have been better, maybe my expectations were too high?Yes, it has some funny dialogues (Angus is fantastic), but then you get to a point where the story seems to last forever and the outcome is kind of predictable. I enjoyed very much the character of Duncan, Laird of Dunbar. He is handsome, smart, strong, a bit rough around the edges, but charming. Iliana is also great, yet I had a hard time believing the way they fall in love with each other.

posted by Anonymous on June 21, 2006

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2006

    OK, but not great

    This is the second book I read by Lynsay Sands and I just feel it could have been better, maybe my expectations were too high?Yes, it has some funny dialogues (Angus is fantastic), but then you get to a point where the story seems to last forever and the outcome is kind of predictable. I enjoyed very much the character of Duncan, Laird of Dunbar. He is handsome, smart, strong, a bit rough around the edges, but charming. Iliana is also great, yet I had a hard time believing the way they fall in love with each other.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 2, 2011

    good read

    enjoyed this book. typical sands book adventure, love, betrayal.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2013

    Ok read

    Was enjoyable, nice for an afternoon.

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