Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Enraptured by Candace Camp

Title: Enraptured
Series: Secrets of the Loch #3
Author: Candace Camp
Release Date:  January 19, 2016
Publisher: Pocket Books

In the enticing new novel from New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Candace Camp’s “poignant, sensual, emotion-packed” (RT Book Reviews) Regency romance series, Secrets of the Loch, an unlikely duo discovers love may be the greatest prize of all when they join an exciting treasure hunt through the Scottish Highlands.

When Coll Munro finds himself supervising an archaeological dig on the sprawling Highlands estate of Duncally, the handsome Scot’s only worry is his former crofter friends, who seem to delight in making his job as hard as possible. Little does he know his biggest problem comes in a much smaller package. Gorgeous Violet Thornhill is an exasperating, meddling bluestocking who came to the site to examine the ruins and instead finds herself studying Coll. The unyielding Highlander and the headstrong English beauty clash at every turn. But when a midnight intruder threatens Violet and the excavation itself, these polar opposites must work together to solve a decades-old mystery. As Coll and Violet race to decipher long-buried clues, will they discover riches hidden years ago...or an unbridled passion more precious than gold?

I like from time to time going back to a historical romance. I was excited to start Enraptured by Candace Camp since the premise interested me. 

Violet Thornhill travels to the Scottish Highlands for the sole purpose of investigating an archeological site. Mind you the invitation was actually for her uncle, but Violet decides to do the traveling instead after her uncle's passing. When she gets there, she discovers the owner of Duncally is away on his honeymoon and she will have to deal with the estate manager Coll Munro instead. 

Coll had become the estate manager of Duncally after his sister married the owner and he's still learning the ropes of the business. He wasn't looking forward to dealing with a spitfire. However, the more he learned about her, the more he liked her. Convincing her, that he could be in her life was the difficult part.

I fell in love with Coll. He was great. He was funny, sweet, sexy and a gentleman.  He wasn't a player and made his intentions clear to Violet. I don't blame him for getting upset with Violet after she hurt his feelings. 

Violet made me crunch my teeth at times. She was in every way a feminist. She didn't believe she needed a man to help her in any way. This, of course, created issues with Coll. At times, I thought she was rude. I understand she wanted to be independent but she went to far a couple of times. 

Overall, I enjoyed the story. Coll made the book for me.

Cliffhanger: No

4/5 Fangs

A complimentary copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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