Hello everyone! I started reading Carmen Caine's new book, The Bedeviled Heart, yesterday. I've been waiting for months for the release and I did a happy dance of joy when I saw that it was finally available at Amazon yesterday.
If Amazon would let me give it more than five stars, I would! The Bedeviled Heart is very well written, funny, exciting and romantic without being smutty. ;o) I could not put it down! Anyone who knows me knows that I'm usually in bed by nine each night. I was up past eleven last night reading this. I should finish it this morning...just a few Kindle pages left really.
Here is the book description:
Cameron Malcolm Stewart, Earl of Lennox, had made his peace with destiny. It was not his fate to love as other men.
Wed and widowed seven times, he had come to believe that sharing his name alone would consign a woman to an early grave.
So, on the sunny spring day Cameron encounters a delightfully devious, bright-eyed lass selling charmed stones in one of Stirling's alehouses, he tosses her a shilling, thinking only to steal a kiss. But it is a kiss that will change his life forever.
To care for her ailing father, the precocious Kate Ferguson has resorted to swindling the drunkards of Stirling. But a chance meeting with a handsome and seductively mysterious outlaw named Cameron ends with a kiss that changes the course of her destiny.
But as dark times descend upon Scotland, Kate is inadvertently caught in a deadly web of court intrigue spun by the royal favorite, Thomas Cochrane. And as King James III falls prey to his fear of the Black Arts, accusations of witchcraft and treachery abound.
The fate of Scotland itself hangs in the balance, and while Cameron vows to defy destiny itself to hold Kate forever in his arms, he must unravel the plots of nobles and commoners alike to protect the country that he loves.
You're going to fall in love with Cameron! You can just picture him in your mind and hear is Scottish brogue lilting off his honorable tongue. And Kate is an absolutely adorable character and I found myself wishing I had a friend like her.
Carmen has done it again-created believable lovable characters. She takes you away within the first page. I don't want the book to end. If you don't believe me, try a sample! ;o)
Happy reading everyone!!