by: Cynthia Luhrs
This is the book that has something for everyone in it and manages to pull it all into a well written romance novel! Literally, there are demons, pirates, highlanders, and dragons to name just a few! Let me begin by saying that reading a series out of order is something I simply do not do, however, when I received this book from Netgalley I was intrigued enough by the premise and the cover to set aside my aversion to reading out of sequence. Thankfully, I made the right choice because this is a book I would not have wanted to miss. It reads easily enough without having read the first book in the series. There are characters in this novel that I can sense must have been in the first book where we learned their story, but it does not interfere with the story going on around our main characters, who happen to be the fiery yet semi-broken Maggie and the fearsome pirate Black Bart!
This book is a complete fantastical romance novel. It is over the top at times, but isn't that what us women love so much about escapism romance? Yes, we all want pirates as lovers, dragons for pets, and a castle to live in. By the end of the book I was smiling and delighted with the story I had just read. It is quite graphic in it's romantic details and therefore should be read by adults only. If you enjoy romance novels this is certainly one of the better ones I've read this year and I would encourage you to check it out. I will be going back to read book one in the series as I can never resist a highlander.