Wild Wicked Scot by Julia London
Date Read: December 27th 2016
Genre: Historical, Romance
Wicked intrigue unfolds in New York Times bestselling author Julia London's latest historical gem as an unlikely marriage leads to a path of risky desire in the lush, emerald Highlands.
WILD WICKED SCOT has earned three STARRED reviews! See below for the review clippings!
Born into riches and groomed in English luxury, Margot Armstrong didn't belong in a Scottish chieftain's devil-may-care world. Two years ago she fled their marriage of convenience and hasn't looked back--except to steal memories of moments spent in wild, rugged Arran McKenzie's embrace. But as their respective powerful kingdoms unite and political upheaval rings around them, she's forced to return to her husband in order to interrupt his secret plans to invade her country.
Red-haired, green-eyed Margot is a beautiful threat. The bride Arran lost has haunted him for ages. As the Highlands tremble with whispers of her people's plot to seize McKenzie territory, he must outmaneuver her in games of espionage...and seduction. Yet as their secrets entwine and their lands fall prey to a political war, there's nothing to prevent love from capturing them both and leading them straight to danger.
Publisher: Harlequin Books
Series: Highland Grooms #1
Also by this author: Sinful Scottish Laird, Hard-Hearted Highlander, Devil in Tartan br> br>
Also in this series: Sinful Scottish Laird, Hard-Hearted Highlander, Devil in Tartan
Source: Received for Review
This is the first book in the Highland Grooms series and I enjoyed it very much. It’s set in the early 1700s and Julia London has the political intrigue and plots very accurate, if my memory is correct.
Laird Arran Mackenzie has kept his clan out of politics and well off from his shipping and trading ventures. His dealings with the English Lord Norwood, have brought him a barony and an English bride.
Margot Armstrong, Lord Norwood’s daughter, lost her mother at an early age and was spoiled by her father and their servants. She is not prepared for marriage, at barely 18, or a life in Scotland and returns to her father soon after.
Three years later she returns to Scotland and Arran. Of course, he is suspicious of her return and keeps a close watch on her. Rumors and plots surround him as he tries to keep his clan safe and deal with the wife he still loves.
There is so much more depth to this book – danger, deceptions, love – and I don’t want to spoil the twists and turns to the HEA. I hope you’ll read it.
Thanks to the author for allowing me an ARC.
My one pet peeve is the back cover spells the hero’s name McKenzie, while the book uses Mackenzie.
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