Author: Nicole North
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: Historical, paranormal, erotic romance
Length: Novella (27,000 words)
Laird of Darkness blurb from Carina Press website:
Half-Fae Laird Duncan MacDougall is cursed. His nights are haunted by Otherworld creatures sent to kill him. The only way to stop them is to possess the magic bow currently in the hands of his enemy half brother, Kinnon MacClaren. In desperation, Duncan plans to take MacClaren’s bride-to-be hostage and exchange her for the bow.
Lady Alana Forbes has never met her intended, but she hopes he is handsome—and a good lover, for Alana is no innocent virgin. On her way to Castle Claren, Alana and her escorts are intercepted, and she is kidnapped by a man with extraordinary abilities—and every attribute she longs for in a mate.
Duncan didn’t expect the woman he thought of as a mere pawn to be so beautiful, and so arousing. Alana is drawn to him as well—but Duncan still needs the bow, and Alana is betrothed to another. How far will Alana go to save the life of the man she’s come to love?
I thoroughly enjoyed Nicole North’s Laird of Darkness. Ms. North has a talent for crafting characters you’d like to meet. Duncan MacDougall (Scottish, hawt and a fey Laird – whew!) was yummy, troubled and kind. Alana Forbes was sexy and caring, and far from simpering. The heat between them practically melted my Kindle!
Even Kinnon MacClaren, Duncan’s half-brother and villain of this story, had depths. I found myself rooting for his own happy ending, which Ms. North cleverly foreshadowed. I sincerely hope she of will treat us to more of these fey Scottish Highland men and their feisty women.
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I gave this one 4 of 5 stars.