ARC Review: The Devil’s Heart by Cathy Maxwell

Posted April 30, 2013 by Angela in Reviews / 2 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: The Devil’s Heart by Cathy Maxwell

5 Stars


The Devil's Heart
Author: Cathy Maxwell
Series: The Chattan Curse #3
Published by Avon
Released: April 30, 2013
Genres: Historical Romance
Pages: 384
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher

 

 

“Ms. Maxwell did not disappoint. She delivered an amazing end to this series.  I was simply entranced with this love story that triumphs hate, revenge and an evil curse.” ~Under the Covers Book Blog

I knew this will be the last of Chattan Curse trilogy, and I was expecting a good last hurrah.  As expected, Ms. Maxwell did not disappoint. She delivered an amazing end to this series.  I was simply entranced with this love story that triumphs hate, revenge and an evil curse.

If you read the past two books of this series, you know that Margaret’s brothers finally found their happy-ever-after(stories I loved).  Unfortunately, with the curse on their family line, love came with a price.  They are not doing well.  Margaret is the only female Chattan ever born, and she may be the key to break the curse.  As Margaret journeys to Scotland where it all began, she will battle a dangerous path.  She will fall in the hands a Scotland Laird who happens to be a descendent of Fenella, the witch who cast the spell.  Laird Heath Macnachtan has issues of his own.  He recently lost his brother, the respect of his clan and a possible loss of his land.  Now, a Chattan walks in his life with her superstitions making things even more complicated. What he doesn’t know is that Maggie will bring in more than just trouble.

The meeting of a Chattan and Macnactan was an utter surprise to me. I actually thought the hero would be Rowan.  Though there was no romance between Maggie and Rowan from the previous books, I somewhat guessed.  I was wrong, and happy to be corrected.  Heath was definitely a pleasant surprise.  Ms. Maxwell did a great job paring the two.  I thought they made a great couple, one of English propriety, and the other a roughened Laird; a classic Romeo and Juliet.   Maggie having to stay with the Macnactan family was a great wake up call for her. Finding out that her enemies did not even believe the curse exists made it harder for her to stay connected with her own beliefs.  I applaud her for her determination, despite all the tragedies that have happened, she pursues her quest to end Fenella’s curse.  Who can blame her, it is a matter of life and death after all.   Heath, on the other hand, really took the on the lead in this book. I guess it’s not really a surprise since his character is a strong one, and he is definitely a born leader. His role as a Laird was not by birthright but due to the passing of his older brother, nevertheless, he will prove himself and will handle all situations well despite the difficult issues at hand.  Most importantly, he really is more than just Margaret’s newfound love but the Chattan family’s savior. The things he will do and sacrifice for his love is just jaw droppingly amazing.   Like I said, an amazing end!!

Overall, The Chattan Curse trilogy is one I recommend for anyone who is in the mood for a historical romance with a hint of magic.

*ARC provided by publisher

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About Cathy Maxwell

CATHY MAXWELL spends hours in front of her computer pondering the question, "Why do people fall in love?" It remains for her the mystery of life and the secret to happiness.

She lives in beautiful Virginia with her children, horses, dogs, and cats.

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Blogger/Reviewer at Under the Covers Book Blog
I am young at heart and a die hard romantic living in California.I am happily married to a man who understands my love for reading, blogging and my book boyfriends. I have two beautiful girls who are also avid readers but forbidden to any of my books.I like running, CrossFit and eat healthy but not necessarily good at it.My motto is “I have the right to choose my calories” and often, my choice of poison is a bag of Flammin’ Hot Cheetos.

I coblog and review here at Under the Covers and occasionally review for Hot Listens.I love to read PNR, UF, Contemporary, New Adult, and Romantic Suspense. Occasionally, I will venture to Erotica, BDSM reads and rarely Historical Romance. There are some sub-genres that I don’t always enjoy, but I’m open to stepping out of my comfort zone.For the most part, as long as there’s a hint of romance, I’m pretty much in.
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2 responses to “ARC Review: The Devil’s Heart by Cathy Maxwell

  1. Bube

    I love to read historical romance with a hint of magic 🙂
    I will add this book to my TBR 😀

    Thanks for the recommendation and great review Angela 🙂

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