Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Warlord's Promise by Alyssa Morgan

Kate is a young widow, left alone, having no children of her own, and would do anything to see that her youngest sister, Alison, gets a chance at a happy life. When Alison is taken hostage by an evil warlord who intends to wed her, Kate offers to trade herself to the warlord in place of her sister.

Ethan MacGregor has spent his life fighting among the clans of the Scottish Highlands, trying desperately to bring peace to his territory. Finally ready to settle down and establish a household, he only needs a beautiful young highland lass to share his bed. When he takes the youngest sister of the woman he truly desires, Kate, she falls right into his hands by offering herself in exchange for her sister's freedom.

And though Ethan has promised to release Kate's sister in exchange for a night of passion, he has no intention of letting Kate go.

Reviewer: BlackTulip
Many times I have been disappointed by short stories, but I was pleasantly surprised  this time. I think Alyssa Morgan was quite successful in creating two characters both of whom are very genuine and attractive personalities.

The main problem is that you only see a glimpse into their life. Which is a shame because you can feel that there is much more to them. For example, the depth of Ethan's personality is there somewhere, you are able to perceive it, but unfortunately you cannot access it. It is obvious when you read the book that he is not a simple man and I would have liked to know more about him. It is very frustrating.

The interaction between Ethan and Kate is very well built, very realistic. The love scenes are beautiful, a lot of heat and passion but also a lot of tenderness.

Another unfortunate thing is that we have no opportunity to see the wilds of the Highlands.... too bad!

I only wish it could have been longer, but I liked it. I give it a 3.5.

See the original review on goodreads


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