May 9, 2011

Book Review: Laird of Darkness by Nicole North

*I hate spoilers in a review and therefore will only include the blurb for this book and refrain from giving away anything else for the benefit of those who may still have this on their TBR piles.*
Laird Of Darkness
Nicole North
Published 21/03/2011
Source: Publisher via NetGalley

Half-Fae Laird Duncan MacDougall is cursed. His nights are haunted by Otherworld creatures sent to kill him. The only way to stop them is to possess the magic bow currently in the hands of his enemy half brother, Kinnon MacClaren. In desperation, Duncan plans to take MacClaren's bride-to-be hostage and exchange her for the bow.
Lady Alana Forbes has never met her intended, but she hopes he is handsome-and a good lover, for Alana is no innocent virgin. On her way to Castle Claren, Alana and her escorts are intercepted, and she is kidnapped by a man with extraordinary abilities-and every attribute she longs for in a mate.
Duncan didn't expect the woman he thought of as a mere pawn to be so beautiful, and so arousing. Alana is drawn to him as well-but Duncan still needs the bow, and Alana is betrothed to another. How far will Alana go to save the life of the man she's come to love?

My Thoughts

This novella by Nicole North was a good read and definitely had some good sex scenes but for me I found the story lacking.
I wanted to know more about Half-Fae Laird Duncan MacDougall and his family, especially the so called evil brother who he is at war with but has never met, but it was just little bits and pieces peppered throughout with no clear background story.
I also would have liked the seemingly miraculous healing powers of Lady Alana Forbes to have been explained more or tapped into more. There seemed to be so many more possibilities to really fill out this story into something so much more than it was.
Like I said, a good read but not a lot of substance.
2.5 stars.

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