Sunday, February 21, 2010

Master of Desire - Kinley MacGregor

Master of Desire
Kinley MacGregor
Avon Books
Copyright: 2001

The product description:
A Dream of Desire Awakened
Beautiful Lady Emily dreams of the rapture of love and the joys of marriage. The youngest daughter of an English lord at war, she is shaken by the arrival of a mysterious stranger to her father's castle. Could this breathtaking man be Emily's yearned-for lover? Indeed, Draven de Montague, Earl of Ravenswood, has come for Emily...but romance has nothing to do with it.In the Tender Embrace of an Enemy
Draven would never have entered the home of his most hated adversary had not the King himself ordered him to take in his foe's daughter for a year to forge bonds of peace between their two feuding houses. Worse still, here is a lass whose exquisite loveliness could tempt Draven to betray his sworn vow never to let anther close to his heart. Emily knows the searing heat of her passion could burn down the defenses of this proud warrior. But will the surrender of the sweet nectar of his lips and his bold, sensuous caress ignite a blaze so hot it consumes them both?
I've read Master Of Desire before, at least once (the review is up here to prove it), but I enjoyed it this time as much as last time. The plot-line seems to be fairly typical for a romance novel (at least based on the few I've read) but enjoyable nonetheless.

Knowing this book comes from the Romance section of the shelf, means that it's guaranteed to have a happy ending somehow. The question is how they're going to get to that happily-ever-after. Master of Desire is a fun romp that then ends in marriage, with the two enemy families united. But, in saying that, I'm not giving anything away. This is a romance after all, that's what's supposed to happen.

This was the first romance novel and the first Kinley MacGregor that I read, but it's been a great stepping stone into her other books. Master Of Desire is set in the same world as the Brotherhood of the Sword novels (Born In Sin, Claiming the Highlander, Taming the Highlander, etc), which are set in the time of the Crusades.

I definitely need to get a new copy of this book eventually. My copy is a library discard best described as "needing an elastic band". Which state it was in when I got it. I believe that says something about the popularity of Kinley MacGregor's novels.

Recommended for fans of Sherrilyn Kenyon (Kinley MacGregor's real name), and fans of romances set in Scotland. Just generally recommended for anyone looking for a light-hearted happy ending of a quick read.

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