Type: Historical Romance
Publisher: Pocket Books
My Copy: Sent
Damon, the earl of Mardoun, is smitten the moment he meets Meg, the village healer—but she rejects every advance from the earl, and will have none of him, even if he is the most handsome man she’s ever laid eyes on. But when unforeseen circumstances bring them together, her conviction begins to fade…
Damon’s daughter falls gravely ill, and distraught, he turns to Meg for help. During the course of nursing his beloved daughter back to health, Meg and Damon fall madly in love, but they both know an earl must wed a noble bride. And Meg will be no man’s mistress. Will the two lovers overcome the seemingly insurmountable odds and be together at last? Find out in this sweeping, romantic novel in which love is the greatest treasure of all.
I love reading romances set among the highlands of historical Scotland, I enjoy the mystic and magic usually attributed with these stories. Unfortunately this one did not do it for me, I did not like the heroine from the beginning and by the time I stopped reading she never won me over.
Meg is a healer who is independent and lives life on her own. She chooses her lovers and when she meets Damon, although attracted to him she resists his charm, which aggravates him.
Damon is a widower with a daughter, who is returning to his family estates. When his daughter becomes ill he turns to the healer for help. The relationship between Meg and Damon starts off on the wrong foot and he has a hard time winning her over.
I have read and enjoyed several books by Ms. Camp in the past and jumped at the chance to read and review this book. I did not read the first in the series but felt I could enjoy this second book. Unfortunately I just did not like Meg, she did not come across as a warm, engaging person and I did
not like how the relationship with Damon developed. I could not finish this book and I stopped at about 40 percent, because I have issues with not knowing the ending of stories, I did flip to the last chapter to see what happens, it did not make me want to read the rest.
I will definitely read another of Ms. Camp’s books; however I am not sure about this series.
I give Pleasured by Candace Camp – DNF