Book Review-Scandal In Scotland

Book Review-Scandal In ScotlandScandal in Scotland by Karen Hawkins
Also in this series: One Night in Scotland, A Most Dangerous Profession
Series: Hurst Amulet #2
Published by Pocket Books on May 24th 2011
Genres: Historical Romance, Regency Era, Scottish Highlands
Pages: 333
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
ISBN: 1439175934
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A DESPERATE BEAUTYDespite fame and countless admirers, actress Marcail Beauchamp has never forgotten William Hurst, the audacious seafarer she once loved...and lost. Now, forced by a mysterious blackmailer who threatens her family, she must steal an ancient onyx box from the one man she's vowed never to see again.A BOLD ADVENTURERTo save his brother from a ruthless abductor, William must deliver the artifact as ransom. He's stunned when Marcail, more lovely than ever, suddenly appears on his ship. But when she drugs him and steals the box, his fury knows no bounds.THE TREASURE EVERYONE WANTSWilliam pursues Marcail, but too late: she has already delivered the box. The estranged lovers realize they must work together -- both to regain the artifact that could mean life or death to his family and to destroy the mysterious blackmailer's power over her family. Thus begins a high-stakes quest through the reaches of Scotland, a quest that stirs up long-forgotten memories and an unquenchable passion. . . .

Marcail, a famous actress, is being blackmailed to retrieve an ancient onyx box from William Hurst. A man she once loved but had to abandon thinking there was no future for them. But when she tricks him and gets the box and finds out the real reason why William needs it she goes with him to help find the box. When Williams gets tricked by the one woman who broke his heart, he is more than furious so he is determined to go and find that woman and get his box back, only things never goes as he plans, and he ends up having to take her with him in search of the box, but the passion that once was bright has returned and they both having to work together start to reawaken the love they once had…

The Hero (William Hurst)
William, is desperate to save his brothers life and must deliver the onyx box to save his life. But when the woman he once desperately loved and still does, returns unexpectadely and drugs him and the box gone, he knows he must find her no matter what. Only he never expected the love he once had for her to only come back burning brighter and stronger than ever before and doesn’t know if he will be able to protect his heart.

The Heroine ( Marcail Beauchamp)
Marcail, is a famous actress….but more than that has had to take a new name for herself to live her dream. Marcail is from a family that are titled, but in order to protect her family and save them from financial ruin, she decides to take a page from her grandmothers book, and become like a actress. Now she is being blackmailed and must do whatever is required to save her family from ruin and danger even if that means stealing from the one man she still loves….

My Thoughts 
Scandal In Scotland is the second installment in the series and even though there were many moments that I immersed myself in, it was probably my least favorite so far. There were many elements to the book that I really enjoyed. I loved the interaction between the two main characters, the plot was full of excitement and ups and down that can make your head spin. The one thing I would wish was different was the flow, it was uneven and I just felt like it could have been a bit smoother and then it would have been perfect. Overall it was a delicious treat to be savored!!!

About Karen Hawkins

New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Karen Hawkins is known for her wonderfully humorous and emotion-tugging historical and contemporary romances. The author of over 30 novels, Karen writes for a living between shopping for shoes, playing around on Facebook and Pinterest, looking for fun items for Hawkins Manor, and napping, although usually not at the same time. Sometimes, for fun, she takes Instagram pictures of her two rescue dogs, Sadie and Teke, and posts them online.

Yeah, she's a wild one.

Karen lives in balmy Orlando, Florida, with her husband, aka Hot Cop, and her two dogs. Her children are both out of college and have become productive, non-violent members of society. Karen writes six to eight hours a day when not obsessively reading research books on Regency-era Scotland, snacking on chocolate, or looking out the windows of her house and thinking about gardening. Her hobbies include sculpting, oil painting, playing badminton, and -- ok, ok, she doesn't have any hobbies, but if she did, she's sure they'd be something refined and fascinating.

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