Also in this series: Wild Wicked Scot, Hard-Hearted Highlander, Seduced by a Scot
Series: Highland Grooms #2
Published by Harlequin Books on February 28th 2017
Genres: Historical Romance, Scottish Highlands, Georgian Era
Source: Harlequin Books
A young widow puts her sexy suitors to the test in
New York Times
bestselling author Julia London's scintillating return to the idyllic Scottish Highlands.
Widowed and forced to remarry in three years' time or forfeit her son's inheritance, Daisy Bristol, Lady Chatwick, has plenty of suitors vying for her hand and her fortune. But a letter from a long-lost love sends Daisy and her young son to her Scottish Highland estate to buy time for his return. Along the way she encounters the powerful Cailean Mackenzie, laird of Arrandale and a notorious smuggler, and she is utterly and unwillingly bewitched.
Cailean has no use for any Sassenach in his glen. But Daisy's brazen, flirtatious nature and alluring beauty intrigue him. When her first love appears unexpectedly at her estate, Cailean knows that a passionate woman like Daisy cannot marry this man. And to prevent the union, Cailean must put his own life at risk to win her heart.
Daisy Bristol has been widowed for over two years now. She is raising her son on her own and will need to find a husband within the year or forfeit her son’s inheritance as was stipulated in her late husbands will. Daisy also craves a man touch and has been alone for too long. She has come up to Scotland to give them time while she awaits word from the first man she cared for. But when she arrives in Scotland, at a estate that has been long forgotten, as she and her relatives work on cleaning up the estate she meets a certain Scot, who has an obvious disdain for her. Daisy isn’t shy about a man she is interested in, and even though she has other plans to marry someone else, she can’t deny her attraction to Cailean.Cailean has little tolerance for English lasses that manipulate and tease. He has his own past history with the English and even though his mother is English, he doesn’t trust Daisy but he can’t resist her beauty or infectious playful nature. But he will have to show her that the man she thinks she needs to marry is the worst thing she could ever do and to win her heart before its too late…
Plot and Story Line
So I wasn’t sure what I was expecting here, I am not a fan of love triangles but I knew with Julia London writing, I had to pick it up since I do love everything that she writes. So I will admit that this story was a bit slow going at times. I did enjoy both characters though. The heroine is pretty bold and daring. I like that about her, and yeah it throws our hero Cailean off a bit. He isn’t used to women being so obvious in their attraction or sexuality even.
“You’re doing it again,” he said, shifting closer to her.
“Doing what, pray?”
“Looking at me as if I’m a piece of cake that you’d very much like to eat.”
The love triangle angle is not what you expect. Our heroine did love Robert at one time. But Robert is not a character you will like. Robert and Cailean are enemies to each other. So Daisy has to choose between a man she once loved and a man she is falling in love with. I also liked seeing the difference in seeing how these two men treat Daisy’s son. Robert is so cold and abrupt with Ellis. But Cailean is totally opposite from that, teaching him and showing him how to be a Scottish lad. I just loved seeing these moments between them, because Ellis is such a shy and reserved boy and you see how much he grows. The romance between Cailean and Daisy is quite fun. I loved their bantering and every time they got together I knew I would be smiling. A charming and entertaining read.
oh I just love this cover, it does have a Christmas color feel to it though. I love the mix of red and green, and such a sexy swoony pose too.
Sinful Scottish Laird is full of amusing bantering, charming characters, a intriguing mix of rich filled history and romance to satisfy any romance reader!!