Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Book Review: TWIN OF ICE by Jude Deveraux

Twin of Ice is a Historical Romance set in pre-independent America. Houston Chandler is engaged to Dr. Liander Westfield aka Lee, the man she has been in love with since her childhood. She lives with her mother Opal, her stepfather and her twin, Blair.

Her fiancé calls Houston an Ice Princess as she does not respond to his kisses. She is a cool lady and believes that passion does not exist.

Kane Taggert arrives in town. He is filthy rich and owns the biggest house. But that does not stop him from being uncouth. His manners are terrible and he is a total misfit in society, not that he is interested in fitting in. Every woman around appears to be interested in him. It looks like Kane is keen to wed a lady and that is none other than Houston.

She refuses his proposal of marriage in the beginning. Things change on the night when Blair takes Houston’s place for a date with Lee while she herself goes to see Kane’s grand home. But will marrying Kane bring Houston happiness?


I thoroughly enjoyed Jude Deveraux’s TWIN OF ICE. It’s romantic and witty all in one. Houston is one fiery character under all the ice. Then, there is Kane. Having grown up as a stable lad, he is keen to become a millionaire when his employer kicks him out for loving the daughter of the house. He achieves his dreams. But revenge is not as sweet as he had imagined it to be.

The story is set in a coal mining town and shows the pathos the people suffer. The mentally strong Houston gets together with her husband Kane to help the townspeople. And they finally find love with each other.

The author has written a lovely romance with a lot of humour entwined in it. I found myself laughing a number of times while reading this book for the second time. It was as absorbing as it was the first time round. It is most definitely worth a read if you like romance genre.

Great one by Jude Deveraux!


  1. Interesting review Sundari.. will add it up in my TBR list. Thanks for the post.

    1. It has a twin book - not sure whether that's a sequel or a prequel. It's called Twin of Fire. You may be interested in that one too. I plan to read that one next.