If You Desire – Kresley Cole

420782Title: If You Desire
 
Author: Kresley Cole
 
Genre: Historical Romance
 
Series: MacCarrick Brothers #2
 
Goodreads Rating: 4.07/5
 
Why I read this: I enjoyed the first book
 

Synopsis: He tried to run….

In his youth, Hugh MacCarrick foolishly fell in love with a beautiful English lass who delighted in teasing him with her flirtatious ways. Yet he knew he could never marry her because he was shadowed by an accursed family legacy. To avoid temptation, Hugh left home, ultimately becoming an assassin.

She tried to forget him….
Jane Weyland was devastated when the Highlander she believed would marry her abandoned her instead. Years later, when Hugh MacCarrick is summoned to protect her from her father’s enemies, her heartache has turned to fury — but her desire for him has not waned.

Will passion overwhelm them?

In hiding, Jane torments Hugh with seductive play. He struggles to resist her because of deadly secrets that could endanger her further. But Hugh is no longer a gentle young man — and toying with the fever-pitched desires of a hardened warrior will either get Jane burned…or enflame a love that never died.

 

What I thought about the book:
Jane is one my favourite heroines. She actively pursues Hugh and is sexually expressive (not in a slutty way), which is a nice change of pace to most historical romance. Hugh is endearing, which surprised me because I found him a bit dry in the first book.
The suspense plot is exciting, Grey is an intriguing and skilled enemy. The situations resolution is a bit anticlimactic, though. The romance overtakes the action a lot, leaving it a bit deflated.

 

Overall, the story is captivating. The romance is fun and sexy, expanding the characters hopes and beliefs, resolving itself contentedly.

 
Favourite Character: Jane
 
My Rating:
4 paws
 
Smutometer:
Smut 4 
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