Sinful Scottish Laird by Julia London
Date Read: February 28th 2017
Genre: Historical, Romance
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.
Publisher: Harlequin Books
Series: Highland Grooms #2
Also by this author: Wild Wicked Scot, Hard-Hearted Highlander, Devil in Tartan , Tempting the Laird br> br>
Also in this series: Wild Wicked Scot, Hard-Hearted Highlander, Devil in Tartan , Tempting the Laird
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. If she doesn’t marry in the time allowed she forfeits her son’s inheritance. She’s hoping to marry her first love, Robert, a naval officer if he returns in time. Tired of the fortune hunters in London, she decides to visit her late husband’s hunting lodge in the highlands.
The lodge is run down, but her neighbor, Cailean, is very tempting. Ellis, a quiet shy boy, thrives in Scotland as Cailean teaches him all sorts of things boys like to do. When Robert arrives, she realizes she can never marry him as she loves Cailean, who vows never to wed.
After she has left, Cailean realizes he doesn’t want to live without her.
I don’t like to write plot spoilers. There is so much more going on with Daisy, Cailean and the secondary characters that I don’t wish to spoil. I liked catching up with Cailean’s parents from the first book. They helped him see what he was missing.
Thanks to the author for allowing me this ARC.