Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Book Review Borderland Beauty By: Samantha Holt

Borderland Beauty
By: Samantha Holt
Reviewed by:Angels
Published: Jupiter Garden Romance
Source:Purchased Gene: Historical Romance


Lord Dominic is in need of a wife. With the reivers, the wild and dangerous criminals that haunt the borderlands, breathing down his neck and his brother now married, he needs a strong woman by his side. So when he finds out about an old marriage contract between him and his neighbour’s daughter, he vows to give the mysterious woman a chance. Upon meeting the beautiful, feisty maiden, he vows to make her his wife.

Lucy Montgomery wants nothing to do with the arrogant lord. She doesn’t understand his interest in her. Surely a man like Dominic could never fall for a woman like her? Hurt by the past, she refuses to believe that she is anything more than a game to him. If only she didn’t find him quite so charming.

Can Dominic persuade Lucy that she is more than just another woman to him? And with the reivers growing bolder, are there worse dangers than Lucy saying ‘nay’?

Our Review

Another great story !Samantha Holt is a new author to me an I am really love reading the tales that she has been writing of late.This time around it has been a series of some hunky Highlander's that I am just crazy about.Love reading anything medieval so this series was right up my alley.

This story was filled with love romance and danger surrounding Lord Dominic.The land is in unrest and the outlaws are creating havoc all across the neighboring clans.He needs a wife and a partner to help him through this troubled time.Dominic learns of a betrothal made long ago between Lucy Montgomery and himself.In need of a wife he plans on winning Lucy's heart.

This story takes place in the winter and around the Christmas season making it even more romantic.Lord Dominic is a fierce fighter and warrior worthy of a wife.He has wealth and is a well liked Lord.Now all he has to do is convince Lucy to become his wife. Well, romance is never easy as Lucy has heard of all the exploits of Lord Dominic and wants nothing to do with this rake of a man.

This story was one of those love and hate relationships but, sparks fly between this couple that neither is able to ignore.Dominic wants to court Lucy to win her heart and her love and does not want her to find out about the marriage contract.Dominic wants Lucy willingly not forced.Lucy's parents on the other hand want Lucy married  but to find love also and will not force her to marry someone she doesn't love.You have to love Lucy's parents they are both loving and caring parents looking to the welfare of there only child.Lucy's parents was a love match and they want the same for her.Lucy's father is a force to be reckoned with he was a fierce warrior once upon a time and still is making him very protective of his daughter Lucy so not only does Dominic needs to prove he is a worthy husband he needs to convince both of them.

Love the characters of this story.Must admit at times I wanted to strangle Lucy .Her constant pushing Dominic away yet jumping him at every alone opportunity.She got on my nerves a bit.Loved that Jake and Isabel graced the pages of this current tale with there newborn daughter.Dominic and Jake have such a loving bond between brothers.You know that both want the best for each other and would always give there life for one another.

My favorite character was Dominic in this story.Not only was he a fierce warrior who would fight to the death for those he loved and those he was responsible for he was a kind and loving Lord to his people and his brother.Dominic had a lot of responsibility .It weighed him down at times.You felt sorry for him .He had the weight of the world on his shoulders and needed to find a mate strong enough to shared in those daily tasks.You wanted him to find a wife worthy for him as well.He would make a wonderful father and husband .

Lucy has a  very strong personality.She speaks her mind and is capable of protecting herself.No simpering miss here. She is a little bit of a warrior herself.I love reading about strong female characters. She is the perfect mate for Dominic and he for her if only she would start trusting her own heart and feelings and stop listening to the tales of others.There relationship was not and easy one.Dominic was a true romantic and did pull out all the stops to win her heart.One of my favorite scenes of the book was of them ice skating  Dominic such a romantic sigh...If I didn't love Dominic from the beginning  I was definitely head over heels in love with him now .

Danger surrounds this couple.I am rooting for this couple as they truly do belong together but the danger complicates there love.Lucy will prove she does truly love Dominic proving she is the one and only for him alone. Lucy's heroism in this story makes up for me begin annoyed at her at times.Theirs is the kind of love that will stand the test of time.

A page turner from beginning to end and a lovely tale it was.Looking forward to reading for of  Samantha's other tales and future releases.

A recommend read to all those who love to read about those Hunky Highlanders like me !

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Samantha Holt said...

Thank you so much! I'm thrilled you fell for Dominic as hard as I did!