A handsome but landless English knight comes to the Scottish highlands to prevent an arranged marriage and loses his heart to the enchanting intended bride.
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Things get complicated when he is attracted to the feisty lass, Elissa who despises Damian with his murder of her father. She rebels but to no avail - he is much stronger in warfare and in the mastery of seduction. The passion between them ignites with their warring hearts. Yet Damian isn't the cold-blooded slayer he is rumoured. She finds justice and great chivalry in his rule and is capable of compassion towards her sickly mother and little sister.
Just when their romance blossoms evil plans are hatched. The spiteful heiress, Lady Kimbra sent to Damian as a bride sows discords and seeds of jealousy. Tavis Gordon wishes to reclaim his stake on the land through war and treachery...
Connie Mason's A TOUCH SO WICKED combines lusty passion and politics amidst the backstage of Scotland wars. Elissa and Damian makes the chemistry combustible and their love is shamelessly melodramatic with the ongoing treachery. Duty and obligations clashes with loyalty and passion. A TOUCH SO WICKED sparks no novelty for fans of Connie Mason who are familiar with her sensual and bawdy style, but nevertheless it is a Scotland romance yarn well spun for its colourful and wicked characters who will touch readers' hearts.
This book is set in Scotland, where the hero, Damian, an Englishman, is sent to prevent a wedding that would join two clans and possible upset the fragil peace between England and Scotalnd. The king send Damian, a landless knight to be the new Lord of Misterly & if he can prevent the wedding the land will be his. He arrives just in time to keep the heroine, Elissa Fraser keeping her promise to her dead father. He had wanted her to marry the Gordon Laird and unite the two clans. At first Elissa treats Damian like the hated Englishman he is and thinks he will be cruel and harsh with her clan and family, but she soon finds that he is a honest, caring, tender man who has no wish to hurt anyone anymore.
they soon realize the strong attraction they have to each other and the love scenes are passionate and beautiful. But there are evil forces that keep them from being together and they must fight for thier love and their very lives.
I enjoyed this book so much that I read it all in one setting. Its a fast and exciting read. I can't wait to read her new book as soon as I get it.
In 1752 King George and Prime Minister Lord Pelham assign Damian the mission of stopping the marriage between the Gordon Laird and the Maiden of Misterly because they fear the merging of these powerful clans. Because of his previous loyalty and if successful on his quest, Damian will become an Earl with an English estate plus that of Misterly. Damian halts the nuptials angering the bride Elissa Fraser. Though she wants to hate him as the English killed her father at Culloden, she observes how kind Damian is with everyone. As these "natural" enemies fall in love, they must overcome those opposed to their union including a King who wonders if his warrior turned traitor at the sight of a skirt.
Though star-crossed lovers impacted by the events at Culloden and other mid eighteen-century squabbles has been often told, Connie Mason provides an action packed thriller that hooks fans of Scottish romances. The fast-paced tale never slows down especially when Elissa and Damian verbally dual. This delightful pair stimulates A TOUCH SO WICKED while keeping the plot moving. Ms. Mason furbishes a story that historical romance readers will enjoy due to the presence of Damian and Elissa.
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