Wednesday, April 17, 2013

HFVBT Stop for Dangerous Illusions by Amanda Scott

Fiery Danitry Tarrant is betrothed to a man she has never met. When he comes sweeping in after the battle of Waterloo, Daintry is unimpressed. The man looks like his miniature, and spends the day with the Tarrant family. But he excuses himself to spend the night at the neighboring estate, the estate of the hated Deverills. When her betrothed admits to being a Deverill, namely the heir Gideon, he is thrown out. But not before Daintry begins to fall for Gideon. They vow to end the feud, but that is easier said that done. When the past returns to Gideon's life, things are thrown into chaos.

This amusing romance book is a light and perfect read without being mindless. Daintry, our heroine is a feminist being influenced by a feminist aunt. Gideon is more traditional, but learns to love his headstrong woman. The characters are amazing, from the feisty aunt to the cheeky niece. While this book is a romance novel, it's not a bodice ripper. I enjoyed watching the romance bloom. The plot was twisted and interesting, and managed to keep me on my feet. A great romance read!!

About the Author

A fourth-generation Californian of Scottish descent, Amanda Scott is the author of more than fifty romantic novels, many of which appeared on the USA Today bestseller list. Her Scottish heritage and love of history (she received undergraduate and graduate degrees in history at Mills College and California State University, San Jose, respectively) inspired her to write historical fiction. Credited by Library Journal with starting the Scottish romance subgenre, Scott has also won acclaim for her sparkling Regency romances. She is the recipient of the Romance Writers of America’s RITA Award (for Lord Abberley’s Nemesis, 1986) and the RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award. She lives in central California with her husband.

For more information on Amanda Scott’s novels, please visit the official website.

Also available from Amanda Scott are:
Border Bride

Publication Date: March 26, 2013
Open Road Media
eBook; 344p

Set in treacherous sixteenth-century Scotland, the first volume of Amanda Scott’s Border Trilogy tells the unforgettable story of a woman sworn to defy the knight she is forced to wed—only to discover a love she’ll do anything to claim

As Mary, Queen of Scots, languishes in the Tower of London as a prisoner of her cousin, Queen Elizabeth, war tears Scotland apart. To save her beloved homeland, a proud Highland beauty named Mary Kate MacPherson must wage her own battle when she’s forced into wedlock with a knight, Sir Adam Douglas, from the barbaric borderland of Tornary.

Even as she succumbs to her seductive husband’s sensual demands, Mary Kate vows never to give him her heart. She will belong to no man. But Adam burns with something deeper than desire. Sworn to carry out a long-awaited revenge, he won’t rest until he has vanquished his enemies. Accused of treason, the last thing he expects is to lose his heart to the woman he’s determined to tame but never to love: his own wife.

Highland Fling

Publication Date: March 26, 2013
Open Road Media
eBook; 421p

Forbidden passion has never been more dangerous—or more irresistible—in the first novel of bestselling author Amanda Scott’s spellbinding Highland series

Scotland, 1750. In the aftermath of the Jacobite rebellion, Maggie MacDrumin vows to keep fighting to liberate her people. But the intrepid Scotswoman is risking her life for a dangerous cause. When her latest mission lands her in a London courtroom on a trumped-up larceny charge, she has only one hope of survival. Enlisting the aid of Edward Carsley, the powerful fourth Earl of Rothwell, is a two-edged sword. The seductive aristocrat who awakens treacherous desire is her clan’s mortal enemy—a man she can never trust.

Edward will do whatever it takes to quell another bloody uprising. But how can he fight his passion for the rebellious Highland beauty in his safekeeping? As their lives come under siege, Maggie lays claim to the one thing Edward vowed never to surrender: his heart.

I reviewed this book for Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours.
Link to Tour Schedule:
Twitter Hashtag: #AmandaScottVirtualTour

Thank you to Amanda and Amy!


No comments:

Post a Comment