The Scottish Witch by Cathy Maxwell
Series: Chattan Curse #2
Published by Avon Books on 10/30/2012
Genres: Adult, Historical Romance
Source: ARC, NetGalley, Publisher
Every woman has her dreams
Portia Maclean believes she is beyond love and marriage. Then one moonlit night, while attempting a daring masquerade in a desperate bid to protect her family, she finds herself swept off her feet by a powerful stranger. His very touch makes her long for much more. But what will he do when once he discovers she has betrayed him?
Every man has his demons
Harry Chattan is fighting for his family-their honor and their lives. For two hundred years the Chattan men have been destroyed by love.and now he’s come to Scotland on the hunt for a witch who can break the legend’s curse. Instead he finds himself bewitched by the tantalizing Portia. Determined to right legendary wrongs, Harry has vowed to fight the demons that torture him.
But will that battle destroy her as well?
Do you ever read a book and want to throw it across the room at the end of it? This book would have gone flying if it wasn’t for the fact that it was an ebook copy and that would have meant I would of have to throw my precious e-reader.
Now I know you’re asking yourself, Why? Why, throw a perfectly good book? What did that book ever do to you?
Why? WHY!?!? … I’ll tell you why. The ending pissed me off so much that I just wanted to chuck it. Stupid effin cliff hanger… I know that it’s a series but really, that’s where you’re going to end it Cathy. Right there, you couldn’t have gone on just a little bit further. AAAARRRGGGHHHHH…..
I was so mad at the ending , that when I sat down to write this review I realized that my brain had thrown up a big blinking sign that said “STUPID %&$*@* ENDING!!!” I actually reread the book just so I could write a semi coherent review. You know what, I loved the book the second time just as much as the first time I read it. That says a lot for a book as I typically don’t reread many.
I have fallen completely in love with this series. As I wrote in my review of the first in the series, Maxwell’s writing is superb. She just pulls you in and you are thrown headfirst into her world. The fullness of her writing style is even better in this second one. You really do feel that you are right there with her characters, feeling every pain they feel, each soft caress, the hardness of…. okay so I’m getting off track.
Harry is now clean and sober and on the path of finding a cure for the Chattan Curse. He has ended up in Scotland to try to find something of Fenella that will help. That is where he meets Portia. She is trying to keep her family from falling from society. She meets Harry after posing as a witch to try and earn some money for her family. Unbeknownst to them other forces are at play and sparks begin to fly. As the story progresses….
You know what; I keep writing and erasing this review. I can’t seem to talk about the story without giving too much away. There are some great bits in this one that add to the overall Chattan story line that are just too juicy to spill. So you know what, I’m not even going to try to keep this up.
I enjoyed this book, I loved the characters and the story. Go read it. Oh and just so you know, the next one comes out in May 2013!
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