Review: “The Devil Wears Plaid” by Teresa Medeiros

June 10, 2011 at 4:02 pm 1 comment

So it’s a really good thing that I have no desire to be a martyr or a saint because I am quite terrible with “self-sacrifice.”  Like really, really bad at it.  Lent? I once tried to give up reading…it lasted a day. One single day.  Opps? To be honest, I’m actually pretty selfish when it comes to things like love, life, possessions and keeping all my body parts in one piece [note: see St. Denis who literally lost his head].  So when I was reading The Devil Wears Plaid by Teresa Medeiros, I kept thinking, I am nothing like this heroine at all!

A devoted daughter willing to give up her future and happiness for the sake of her family? Yeah, that’s nice and all, but as much as I love my family…still wouldn’t get me to marry an 80+ year old with porcelain teeth.  No way. Especially if said geezer had already buried three wives.  I feel like there’s a sign in there if three other women couldn’t survive his company, I would be doomed.

Summary from Goodreads

Passion sparks in USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Teresa Medeiros’s irresistibly tempting new romance after a sexy Highlander kidnaps his rival’s spirited English bride Emmaline Marlowe is about to wed the extremely powerful laird of the Hepburn clan to save her father from debtor’s prison when ruffian Jamie Sinclair bursts into the abbey on a magnificent black horse and abducts her in one strong swoop. Though he is Hepburn’s sworn enemy, Emma’s mysterious captor is everything her bridegroom is not—handsome, virile, dangerous . . . and a perilous temptation for her yearning heart. Jamie expects Emma to be some milksop English miss, not a fiery, defiant beauty whose irresistible charms will tempt him at every turn. But he cannot allow either one of them to forget he is her enemy and she his pawn in the deadly Highland feud between the clans. So why does he still want her so badly for himself? Stealing his enemy’s bride was simple, but can he claim her innocence without losing his heart?

My Review!

Fun, sexy, and a little bit dangerous, The Devil Wears Plaid is a romance definitely worth picking up. Set in historical Scotland (date unspecified), author Teresa Medeiros combines the allure and mystery of the Highlands with sizzling passion and a plot filled with intrigue. Readers will relate to heroine Emma Marlowe, an intelligent and spirited young noble woman forced by circumstances to accept the marriage proposal of a much older man. Medeiros skillfully balances Emma’s vulnerability with her passionate and spitfire attitude, creating a strong, multidimensional character, and not some martyr or wilting violent. Furthermore, Emma’s sharp tongue creates great dialogue and steamy chemistry with Jamie Sinclair, the sex-on-a-stick hero with a dangerous, hard edge. A great historical read!

[3 1/2 Stars!]


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  • 1. Spencer A. Freeman  |  June 10, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    For an only child, I’m pretty good at sharing, but self-sacrifice… things start to get a bit hazy. You tried giving up reading for lent?? LOL! I would give up CARBS before I ever gave up books 🙂

    BTW, love the adorable hearts rating!


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