This is the second book in Julia London’s Highland Grooms series. The hero, Cailean Mackenzie, is the son of Arran and Margot from the first book in this series. At a young age, Cailean had his heart broken by an English girl, who led him on but “could never marry a Scot”. As such, Cailean has no plans to ever wed and is building a home not far from his parents and an unkempt hunting lodge owned by some Englishman.
Daisy, Lady Chatwick, a widow with a young son (Ellis), is almost out of time to remarry per her late husband’s will.
Katharine Ashe puts more story into a novella than some authors do a full length novel. This is a wonderful read and a gorgeous cover! It is part of the Falcon Club/Devil’s Duke series. It can be read as a standalone, but you might enjoy it more if you know about Lady Justice’s letters for the rights of the poor and women.
I could not put this book down! The characters, the plots, the (to the best of my memory) accurate historical facts make this a keeper. The writing is wonderful and you feel the characters’ emotions. It’s a wild ride to the HEA.
Imogen Pritchard works as a nurse by day and as a waitress at a bar/brothel to pay off her father’s gambling debts to the bar’s owner. She is supporting her mother and younger sister. One night a group of soldiers come in to celebrate. She catches the eye of one soldier, the new Duke of Trenwyth, who has just buried his family and is leaving on his last assignment. He offers enough money for her to pay a good portion of her debt and she agrees as she is attracted to him.
Read for Fun (Audible)
Overall Rating: 3.75
Character Rating: 4.00
Story Rating: 3.50
Audio Rating: 4.00
Quick Thoughts: I admit that in the beginning I had a hard time with the troupe but the characters won me over.
I love Alex Lavoie! I liked him in the first 2 books of this series, but when he falls for Angelique, he falls hard. Alex owns a gambling club and is a partner with his sisters in Chegarre & Associates, a firm that helps people in troublesome situations – for a price.