I am in a reading group on Goodreads, and the group has a Romance Readers Reading Challenge.
Well last month the challenge was to read one of Julie Garwood's books. I had never heard of her so I gave it a try. I read "Ransom". In the dark days after the death of Richard the
"Lionhearted, lives and lands would fall into upheaval at the hands of a power-hungry British ruler and his violent minions. One victim of the scourge is innocent Gillian, who is a mere child when the cruel and ambitious Baron Alford slaughters her father and tears her family apart. Alford, determined to recover a jeweled box for the despotic King John, is furious when the precious treasure slips through his fingers -- only to be lost for more than a decade.
Now a beautiful young woman, Gillian finds the key to resolving her past in handsome Scottish chieftains Ramsey Sinclair and Brodick Buchanan. With the cunning and courage of the daring Scotsmen, and with the friendship of a new ally, Bridgid KirkConnell, Gillian at last fights the unscrupulous Baron Alford, laying claim to her home, her family, and her father's reputation. But in the presence of the mighty warrors, Gillian and Bridgid discover that desire can be a weapon of conquest...betrayal can slay trust in a heartbeat...and the greatest risk of all is surrender -- to the deep emotions of unexpected love."
I like the plot but I didn't like how detailed it was on the sex scenes, so I rate it a 4. I will give this author another try, unless all her books are detailed like this one.
I did enjoy the challenge. :)