Soon after I received my Nook, my Bchan asked if I was loading it up with trashy novels… ebook sales often show that a lot of so-called trashy novels are purchased by customers with readers. So, yes, I had purchased a trashy novel, but like so many novels in the Romance genre, there was a lot more to it than just ripped bodices and throbbing… er… bits.
Laird of the Mist takes the reader to seventeenth century Scotland, into the bloody feud between the Campbells and the outlawed and proscribed MacGregors. Cromwell rules as Lord Protector and the Scots must obey English law. For Duncan Campbell, English law has much to offer, especially when it comes to taking matters into his own hands against the Devil MacGregor and his sympathizers. But when Kate Campbell, Duncan’s niece, falls to the clutches of the Devil, she soon learns that her uncle’s tales about the brutal MacGregor chieftain are not all that they seem, and sometimes there is more to a man than his reputation.
Kate Campbell is a plucky heroine who always makes her will known, her bravery and self-command serving as a perfect complement to Callum “The Devil” MacGregor’s stalwart honor. The story is fast-paced and romantic, but also filled with plenty of adventure. A nice treat while I wait for another Outlander novel.