MUCH ADO ABOUT MARRIAGE

KAREN HAWKINS

  • Pub. Date: August 2010
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
  • ISBN-13: 9781439187609
  • ISBN: 1439187606

From the Publisher:

Fearless English earl Thomas Wentworth scoffs at failure, trusting in the legendary Wentworth luck to safeguard his spy mission to Scotland. But a single encounter with saucy Scotswoman Fia Maclean turns Thomas’s mission topsy-turvy. All-too-innocently entangling him in his enemy’s trap, the beautiful Fia gives Thomas no escape but to marry her. But Thomas doesn’t know just what he’s marrying into. With an ancient amulet in Fia’s possession, she wields even more power than her sharp tongue and quick wit. Her cousin, Douglas Maclean stole the magical amulet from the White Witch, Maeve Hurst, and gave it to Fia for safekeeping. But now, with Fia in London with Thomas, the amulet falls into the hands of Queen Elizabeth. Thinking it will be safe in the queen’s hands, Fia leaves it be and focuses on bedeviling her newly betrothed!

 

SOURCE: THIS BOOK WAS RECEIVED FOR THE PURPOSE OF REVIEW FROM THE PUBLISHER!

 

MY THOUGHTS:

MUCH ADO ABOUT MARRIAGE by Karen Hawkins is a historical romance set in 1567 Scotland and London.Is a prequel to MacLean Curse series and the Hurst Amulet series. It is well written with details, depth, page turner, and fast paced. It has wit, humor, drama, romance, sensuality, passion, sexual tension,Scottish lore, touch of fantasy, shady dealings, sassy dialog,espionage, suspense and mistrust. The hero, Thomas, is dark, tall, an English spy, wealthy, fearless, handsome, strong,the Queen’s favorite, considered the luckiest man in the world, devoted to England and their Queen. The heroine, Fia, is beautiful, dark eyed, red haired, witty, full of spirit, wants to be a playwright, a Scottish laird’s cousin, wants to go to England, loves and collects wounded animals. When she and Thomas meets, poor Thomas has all kinds of trouble befall him. When they are caught in a comprising position, Fia’s cousin, Duncan, demands Thomas to marry her and take her to England. Fia,Thomas, Fia’s maid, Mary, her husband, Angus embark on Thomas’s ship to England. Although Thomas is determined to get an anulment once they reach England, he can not seem to stay away from Fia. He is deeply attracted to her as she is to him. Fia’s wit, quick charm brings mayhem to Thomas’ life. Everytime Thomas sees Fia he burns with desire. Fia has the same burning desire, wants to remain his wife, strives to be the kind of wife he seems to what. Together, they learn true love, faith in each other, and true happiness. This is a wonderul story of love, patience, desire, and finding what is truly important. I would highly recommend this book. This book was received for review from the publisher and details can be found at Pocket Star Books a trademark of Simon and Schuster, Inc.

RATING: 5

REVIEWED BY: April Renn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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