Also in this series: Snowy Night with a Stranger
Series: School For Heiresses #3
Published by Pocket Books on May 22nd 2007
Genres: Favorites, Historical Romance, Regency Era
"Someone's going to call your bluff someday, Venetia -- you'd better hope it's not a handsome man." -- Mrs. Charlotte Harris, headmistress Lady Venetia Campbell's visit to her childhood home in Scotland takes a dramatic turn when she's kidnapped at pistol point by her father's sworn enemy. Sir Lachlan Ross is widely feared in his guise as The Scottish Scourge, but Venetia remembers her former neighbor as a handsome youth whose attentions she craved. Now a wickedly sexy man, Lachlan's appeal is even more intoxicating...and much more dangerous. Though Lachlan tries to treat her as his foe, his scorching kisses tell another story. And despite his plan to use her as a weapon against her father, Venetia is determined that Lachlan's lust for revenge will be trumped by an even more powerful desire....
Venetia Campbell goes for a visit to her childhood home in Scotland, but at a ball she meets a stranger at the masque ball, and dances with him who rouses up her senses after sharing a sensual kiss that makes her melt into him. But then when she finds herself kidnapped by Sir Lachlan Ross, whom she knew as a young girl. Now the one who is feared as the Scottish Scourge, she still finds him tempting as chocolate, only much more wicked. Lachlan, knows that despite him knowing Venetia as a youth, he knows he must get back to her father for all that he owes him and his clan, for once a prosperous one, now struggling to survive. So he kidnaps Venetia, even though he wishes he had another choice, but knows that this will be the only way to get what is owed to him and to his people, whom he has the responsibility to. So now despite his plans to use her, a fiery passion is discovered between the two, and a tender love that could heal betrayal and hurt of the past.
Lachlan Ross knew Venetia as a youth, and although he was close to his mother, his father would beat him for trivial things, things that would only be normal for a young boy. Then he joins the regiment, and is rumored to be dead, however he is far from that after Venetia’s fathers men attack him and almost kill him. Lachlan also known as the Scottish Scourge, to provide for his people, he knows he must find a way for the debt to his people to be paid, so he hatches up a plan to kidnap the one person who is filled with innocent and goodness. But after coming face to face with her, he is entranced by this beauty whom he once knew as a lad.
Venetia has waited 16 years to return to her beloved Scotland. Even though she isn’t considered Scottish, she considers herself very much a Scot. Still unmarried, Venetia has yet to find a husband. Before her mother died she promised that she would only marry a man that stirred up her senses. Then she meets Lachlan Ross who does stirs up her senses, however he has kidnapped her and plans to use her to make her father pay a debt, which she doubts, but after learning certain truths she wonders if she ever knew her father or the young lad whom she worshiped as a young girl.
Beware A Scot’s Revenge is the third installment in the School for Heiresses series. I have been able to read this whole series, although not in order, and this being my second time reading Beware A Scot’s Revenge, and despite it being a couple years since I have read it, I still found myself mystified by such a magical romance. This is my favorite of the series, and I fell in love with both of these in depth characters that were portrayed so well throughout the story. The plot was enticing and exciting, filled with romance, adventure, intrigue and a powerfully portrayed romantic story. This is definitely a first rate romance that will suck you into the story from the first line! So if you have yet to read this one or any books from this author, I would recommend running to the store right now and treat yourself to a ‘romantic treasure’.