Scottish Devil by Tammy Andresen
Brethren of Stone series (Book 1)
August 30, 2018
One family united by loss, driven to find love…
Known as the devil, Stone Sinclair, Earl of Alban, is carved of rock, hard and uncompromising. He bends for no man. A fiery lass with golden hair and a will as strong as his own? Surrender has never sounded sweeter.
Eliza McLaren detests all lairds. They are selfish, self-serving, arrogant men who only care for themselves and build their fortunes on the backs of their people. And Lord Stone Alban is the worst of the lot. When her father attempts to make a match between them, Eliza pledges to never give herself to a man like Stone, no matter how tempting his lips or how strong his arms. He isn’t the only one carved of stone.
After the death of their parents, six siblings unite around their eldest brother, Stone. They consider blood a binding oath and vow to protect one another. They all must face their own demons as they find love and their places in the world.
“In their loss, a new family was being forged.”
Scottish Devil, the first book in the Brethren of Stone series indicates that this is going to be a wonderful, intriguing family series. After the death of their parents, the siblings vow to protect one another. The series begin with Stone Alban’s story, he is the oldest of six siblings and the first to face his demons and find love. The town fears him, calls him the devil, mainly due to his look of hardness, a permanent scowl on his face, and his gruff exterior. His solicitor’s daughter arrives and she believes the rumors of the town and her own low opinion of Lords. Eliza is strong willed, beautiful, and kind. She finds that she judged Stone too quickly. Eliza is a perfect match for Stone as she softens his harder edges and can help him with dealing with town. Set in 1780 Scotland, Scottish Devil is a wonderful story of wrong impressions, grieving, forgiveness, and family bonds.
ARC provided by the author.
Reviewed by Comfy Chair Books/Lisa Reigel (September 2, 2018)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tammy Andresen lives with her husband and three children just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. She grew up on the Seacoast of Maine, where she spent countless days dreaming up stories in blueberry fields and among the scrub pines that line the coast. Her mother loved to spin a yarn and Tammy filled many hours listening to her mother retell the classics. It was inevitable that at the age of 18, she headed off to Simmons College, where she studied English literature and education. She never left Massachusetts but some of her heart still resides in Maine and her family visits often.