It's been ages since I sat down and added any of the fun books I've been reading to my blog. I apologize for my MIA status. Life has swept me away much like this book and I'm just getting back to it now. I received a wakeup poke to get into the swing of things this morning when I received and email from the publisher of one of my favorite books I read lately asking me to let them know if I post anything regarding the book online with the links. Which was exactly what I needed in my life to push me out of simply writing my series and hit submit on my blog buttons. So here we are celebrating the publishing of this amazing Scottish romance the day it hits bookshelves everywhere. The final piece of a trilogy I've fallen head over heels for. Excuse me while I catch a flight to the Scottish Highlands to find me one of these men from Lily Blackwood's captivating series. I doubt my husband will mind, the new man can surely help out around the house with his Honey-Do List.
I enjoyed this book immensely. As with all of Lily Blackwood's novels this one drew you in and kept you intrigued down to the smallest detail. I found the novel to be an intriguing historical romance with just the perfect amount of intrigue. The foreshadowing in the piece was done so effortlessly that while you followed the thoughts easily you had no perceived notion that it was in fact foretelling occurrences to come.
Cull is a man on a mission to make a life for himself despite having been a Slavic slave who was born in Scotland before he was rescued by Buchan the youngest song of the King. The detail and knowledge going into this novel was especially evident in the characters and none more so than Cull and his life occurrences. I found myself falling in love with him right along with his female counterpart as he unraveled the occurrences happening around his preparations to storm the Kincaid Clan's keep.
Derryth is a woman who at the beginning of the novel is more girl than grown. At first, I wasn't sure I was going to like her. As she said herself she was spoiled and didn't have much to recommend her. Yet, as the book progressed her character did so as well until I found myself agreeing that she could in fact be acceptable, if not necessarily worthy, of a woman for Cull. Hiding in plain sight amongst the warriors planning to wage war on her family she fights an inner battle against her emotions for Cull and her responsibility to her clan.
I found the book to be a great read, another fascinatingly romantic story by Lily Blackwood. The other novels of this series are must reads as well and in my opinion should be read prior to this one, although the book's storyline is certainly understandable without reading them. I did enjoy the others as well though. I highly recommend this series to anyone looking for an excellent Scottish romance that will sweep you away and leave you wondering where you can track down a brawny Scottish warrior. Call me we can book flights to the Highlands together.