The Devil of Kilmartin by Laurin Wittig
Publisher: Laurin Wittig (September 2010)
272 pages, eBook (purchased myself for $2.99)
Book Rating: 4 Stars
Sensuality: Red Heart
Elena, daughter of the former Lamont chief, possesses a mystical power to heal and lessen pain, but her gift has been kept a secret from her people, used by those in power for their own gain. When she is faced with an unwanted suitor, she flees only to have Symon, The Devil of Kilmartin, a man famed for his madness, save her and she isn't sure if her situation has improved or gotten worse. But, the more she sees of the man, the less she believes of the stories about Symon. I loved the exploration of the intricacies of Elena's gift and Symon's seemingly complimentary gifts. This is a great story of troubled souls soothing each other, with a bit of mystery woven through it. My only complaint is that Elena was stubbornly determined throughout to live without hope of happiness and it started to get annoying, especially near the end. Luckily, Symon had enough hope for everyone and I loved his character from the beginning. Great read!