Hero: Lochlan MacAllister
Heroine: Princess Catarina
On a quest to discover the truth about the brother he believed dead, Lochlan MacAllister is stunned when he crosses paths with his beautiful adversary as she is being kidnapped! Unwilling to see even the shrewish Catarina suffer, he frees her only to learn that she has her own demons to fight. When their fates intertwine, two people who know nothing of trust must rely on each other, and two enemies who have vowed their eternal hatred must find common ground, or see their very lives shattered.
So in this book, we’re finally getting Lochlan’s book. It’s been years since I’ve been waiting for this book to come out because I loved me some Lochlan in the other books and I wanted him to get his happy ending. I’ve had this book since the day it came out and I opened it once to read it and then lost it and didn’t find it until like a year later and then…I forgot about it and just barely got around to reading it again now for the author spotlight.
Sherrilyn Kenyon has a bunch of great Dark Hunter novels and while I enjoy those books, I also enjoy her Kinley MacGregor books as well. I loved the MacAllister series and was so stoked to finally get Lochlan’s story since it took her forever and a day to get it done (don’t look at how long it took me to finally read it, I really was excited for this book!).
It was good to see everyone again, from the MacAllister brothers to the Brotherhood of the Sword guys. We finally get to see who The Scot is and man it was too crazy. I had forgotten what a beast the MacAllister’s father was and just meeting the Scot and then seeing what happened to Keiran it was all to me, a let down. SK is all about gloom and doom and while I can appreciate that, she still writes romance novels. I didn’t see the way she left Keiran’s storyline as anything but a cop out. So he’s a DH? Are we going to get his story? I doubt it since both of these series are written for completely different publishers.
Overall, I enjoyed the story. I enjoyed getting to know the characters from this story. Cat was a great heroine, one with enough feistiness to keep her interesting and then I enjoyed seeing Rowena and Stryder again and even Simon. I really enjoyed Stryder and Rowena’s story and to see them back in action this time around was a definite treat. We only got a brief looksee at the MacAllister brothers and that was pure cheese but I didn’t mind it so much. I just wanted more from the whole Keiran storyline.
Lochlan ended up being a really stand up hero. He had issues growing up with his father and he was tired of paying for his father’s sins. The way that Cat grew on him was sweet but the story just didn’t have that certain umph that I read in the other books. I can’t even explain properly what it was, there was just something missing from this book. But it wasn’t a bad book, I guess my standards for KM/SK’s writing was pretty high and this just didn’t live up to it but I did enjoy the book enough to give it a 3.75, it was good just not as good as the other books that I’ve come to love from MacGregor.