Title: The Devil Wear Plaid
Author: Teresa Medeiros
Redonk Nutshell: English miss takes a liking to her Scottish captor
Official Synopsis: Emmaline Marlow is about to wed the ancient patriarch of the Hepburn clan to save her father from debtor’s prison when the Hepburn’s sworn enemy Jamie Sinclair bursts into the abbey on a magnificent black horse and whisks her away. Jamie is everything her bridegroom is not–young, handsome, virile…and a perilous temptation for her yearning heart. Jamie expects Emma to be some milksop English miss, not a spirited beauty who will defy him at every turn. All of his plans to use her as a pawn in the centuries old Highland feud begin to go awry when irresistible passion flares between the two of them. A man can kidnap a bride, but is it possible for him to steal her innocence without losing his own heart?
I’ve noticed there is a niche for Highlander novels. I’m not really “into” them in the sense that I get all weak kneed thinking about them. Truth of it is I have a soft spot for Scotland. Never been there, or anything, but I want to go. It looks beautiful. That, and I have a serious weakness for Scottish accents. Yes’m. So, while I won’t seek out a historical romance with a Scottish flair, I’m not one to turn it down, either.
I really like Teresa Medeiros. I’ve reviewed her books before, and I’ll probably be reviewing more in the future. That said, while I enjoyed The Devil Wears Plaid it wasn’t one of my favorites. Medeiros’s skill as a writer kept the predictable plot intriguing. Otherwise, this novel would have fallen flat for me and ended up on my Did Not Finish Stack o’Doom (henceforth known as SOD). Jamie, though a dark and brooding sort of fellow, is actually a softie at heart. Emmaline starts out as a martyr but ends as an empowered woman. Sexual tension runs rampant between the two, though they fight it throughout the better part of the book.
The Devil Wears Plaid was a fun, fluffy read. Though I enjoyed it, it’s not one to stick with me.
Romance: 2/5 Raunch: 2/5