PLAIN EPIC.The story's goshdarn great! There's lots of twists, turns, love, lies, action and reconciliation... what more can a reader ask for?
It have been a really long time since I last read a historical and I must admit, I was reluctant to get back to this genre. Fortunately, I chose a really good one today and I'm totally going to read more. I also figured out something... I love historicals when it speaks of battles, ladies winning the hearts of fierce men, naughty outlandish thought and... higlanders. :)
I do believe that the two main characters here are WINNERS. They are from rivaling clans, but they were able to get past that and win each others' affections. I totally love Eveline. Through and though, she has proved that she's a worthy woman even with her deafness. She may have lied at first, but once she felt safe enough, she was able to break from her own personal jail. I love how she responded to Graeme. She's just too sweet for her own good. She's also very very loyal and I really really like that about her. On the other hand, Graeme is not the fiercest alpha male that I've encountered, but he certainly has a way with Eveline. He's very sweet to her and protective that I couldn't help but fall in love with his character too. He's also very understanding of his wife's needs and thoughts. I'm happy that he was able to show her just how loved she can be especially when faced with the dilemma of his own clan turning against his wife.
Of course, the scenes that I love best were the inconvenient ones. I love it when they both got sick because of an attack.. and they both took care of each other. It was just so nice and so... full of love.
The ending was so cute that I laughed out loud for it. I'm so proud of Eveline's character. ^_^
I'm definitely reading the next one right away. :)