I have to admit that Camp's, Secrets of Loch, is a series that has not thrilled me, until now. Enraptured was well worth the wait and I will confess to having a deep love for the story. In many ways this book was like the perfect romance. It had deeply moving chemistry, a grand adventure and a sharply-witted heroine. Basically the book had everything I have been dying to see in a romance this year.
The heroine, Violet, made the book for me personally. I immensely enjoyed seeing a woman such as Violet standing on her own two feet willingly. This is extremely rare to find in any historical romance. For once a heroine was with the hero because she had decided herself that he was the man for her without outside interference. Violet defined the laws of published historical romances and I loved every minute of it. I would highly suggest that more authors create heroines such as Violet.
As for the romance in this book I wasn't expecting the love exchanged between the characters to be as charming as it was. Coll, the hero however was fetching and yet another complete surprise to the book. I wouldn't mind having Coll at my side throughout the danger that he and Violet were forced to face.
My only complaint about the story was that some scenes tended to drag onward more than they should have. Selective scenes continued way past their time when perhaps other scenes should have been written in.
I know one thing is for certain about this series and that is that Camp has taught me that it pays to stick with an author and a series because you never know when a diamond in the rough is going to come along.
In the enticing new novel from New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Candace Camp’s “poignant, sensual, emotion-packed” (RT Book Reviews) Regency romance series, Secrets of the Loch, an unlikely duo discovers love may be the greatest prize of all when they join an exciting treasure hunt through the Scottish Highlands.
When Coll Munro finds himself supervising an archaeological dig on the sprawling Highlands estate of Duncally, the handsome Scot’s only worry is his former crofter friends, who seem to delight in making his job as hard as possible. Little does he know his biggest problem comes in a much smaller package. Gorgeous Violet Thornhill is an exasperating, meddling bluestocking who came to the site to examine the ruins and instead finds herself studying Coll. The unyielding Highlander and the headstrong English beauty clash at every turn. But when a midnight intruder threatens Violet and the excavation itself, these polar opposites must work together to solve a decades-old mystery. As Coll and Violet race to decipher long-buried clues, will they discover riches hidden years ago...or an unbridled passion more precious than gold?