A part of me is appalled that I loved this book as much as I did, the part that thinks men like Lachlain are overbearing and not to be put up with, but then again there's the other part that melts when he flexes all those gorgeous, rippling muscles, says something in that Scottish brogue, and bends her/us to his will. *sigh*
For a guy just escaped from 150 years of torture he's sane more often than not, but when hes not - whew. It's definitely made for some tense even disturbing scenes between Emma & Lachlain, and to that end, if you're sensitive to scenes of domestic violence (albeit brief and not extreme) I'd say skip this one.
The thing I like best about this series as a whole is that I've been able to read the books totally out of order and have not felt lost or confused at any point. That's because KC has written these books to reflect events as if they are all simultaneously happening for all the characters. You get to see the same scene in different books from the POV of different characters. And I've always loved seeing characters from other books you've read show up in the one you're currently reading and that's how this entire series goes.
Anyway, I really enjoyed this book though some scenes did give me pause. The relationship between Emma & Lachlain seemed so mismatched but really grew on me as she gained confidence in her abilities and he gained faith in her love for him.
Highly recommend this one.
Grade: B+ or 4.5 stars