Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Mystique - Review



A tantalizing tale of a legendary knight and a headstrong lady whose daring quest for a mysterious crystal will draw them into a whirlwind of treachery–and desire.

When the fearsome knight called Hugh the Relentless swept into Lingwood Manor like a storm, everyone cowered–except Lady Alice. Sharp-tongued and unrepentant, the flame haired beauty believed Sir Hugh was not someone to dread but the answer to her dreams. She knew he had come for the dazzling green crystal, knew he would be displeased to find that it was no longer in her possession. Yet Alice had a proposition for the dark and forbidding knight: In return for a dowry that would free Alice and her brother from their uncle's grasp, she would lend her powers of detection to his warrior's skills and together they would recover his treasured stone. But even as Hugh accepted her terms, he added a condition of his own: Lady Alice must agree to a temporary betrothal–one that would soon draw her deep into Hugh's great stone fortress, and into a battle that could threaten their lives...and their only chance at love.


My Review:
4.5 stars

I loved it! From beginning to end I just couldn't put it down. Alice was the bravest heroine I have ever read about. LOL. I really didn't care much for 'I Thee Wed', the first book I've read by Amanda Quick, so when I got to this one I was ready to suffer again... and what a delightful surprise it was. I won't tell you the story because the synopsis makes it all real clear, but I'll tell you my impressions.

The book happens during Medieval Times, and there were very good action scenes. The villains were unbelievably hateful, just as they should be. (I felt like ripping a couple of pages when that annoying priest started babbling macho stuff).

I fell for the hero at once! So dark and charming, Hugh the Relentless scared everyone but the heroine. (He wasn't handsome, but she was attracted to his kindness and honor nonetheless. Oh, and his manliness.).

The heroine had a very abrasive tongue, but I'm a feminist at heart, so I ALWAYS agreed with everything she said. LOL I am pretty sure they are NOT the sort of thing a woman woud say at that time period, but I don't mind. I liked her for saying it and LOVED him for backing her up.

A very good, light and fast reading.

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