Taming A Highland Devil by Kimberly Killion
Overview by Amazon:
Laird Magnus Sutherland loves women. His prowess in the bedchamber has earned him the name Devil of Dunrobin, but no woman has ever stirred his heart. Magnus needs to provide his clan with an heir, which is the only reason he agrees to marry the neighboring chieftain’s sister. When his betrothed arrives, he discovers the chieftain has two sisters. If Magnus must bind himself to one woman, he intends to discover which is best suited to be his wife, for he wants more than a body to plant his seed. He wants a mate for life.
There are three reasons Lady Effie Reay refuses to vie for Laird Sutherland’s affections…
For one, she is thirty-two and would surely lose a competition to her beautiful, younger sister. Secondly, Laird Sutherland is a well-reputed rake, and she holds no desire to wed another faithless man. And thirdly, the sight of him makes her tingle, shiver and ache.
Will Effie be successful in thwarting Magnus’ advances, or will her body succumb to a temptation that can only lead to heartbreak?
Within this book is a good story. A story that I found interesting and would have liked to spend more time exploring. Magnus is an interesting character with many challenges in his past. Now as Laird of his clan, he leads as his father and brothers did before him. Strife and warfare are rampant in the Highlands and it is his responsibility to ensure the clan’s survival.
He is to marry to bind the clans and to support his new brother in law in his feuds. When the party arrives, he looks over the two sisters and decides that he will pick one of them to wed. This is not a surprise, as the opening sequence of this book is one of the most vivid, descriptive and erotic scenes I have read in a historical romance.
Magnus certainly enjoys his bedsport. The book is dedicated to Gerard Butler, so the author must be drawing heavily from his personal life. Threesomes, bondage, sex with both sisters, nothing seems to be off the table for this man. How did he become this prolific at sex? How on earth does he have all this time to wench when he’s the Laird? So many questions!
The ability to choose one of the sisters is not as simple as he makes it. Effie is not interested as she is a widow and has buried her three children. Her marriage was not a happy one and she found no love in the marriage bed. Her half sister Vanna is stunning. She wants to wed Magnus badly and goes to great lengths on her knees to show him as much.
There is the opportunity to explore the relationship between the sisters more in depth – which was a disappointment that it wasn’t. There is certainly rivalry and anger between the two and I wished the author had spent more time developing what was an interesting story line.
I liked this book, but be forewarned it is really heavy on the sex. If that is not your thing, than you’ll be flipping a lot of pages to get back to the plot. I wish this book had been longer because the story was interesting with a lot of intrigue and it could have been stretched out and delved into more deeply. Still it was an interesting book on it’s own.