STORY: When Lady Lachina “Lina” MacFarlan of Tùr Meiloach and her new sister-in-law, Elizabeth, are captured by seditious villains who have seized the royal burgh, harbor, and castle of Dumbarton, the two young women unknowingly throw a hitch into the plans of Sir Ian Colquhoun, the daredevil knight of the realm who is on his own secret mission to recapture Dumbarton for the King of Scots.
Instead of securing Dumbaton, Ian must first rescue the women and return them to Tur Meiloach. Their journey will be perilous—especially because Ian has long admired the lovely Lady Lachina, and for the first time she seems to show signs of returning his attentions. But for Ian duty must come before desire. The fate of the King of Scots and Lina’s own father rests in his hands. He cannot afford to be tempted by anything—even the promise of Lina’s love.
REVIEW: Amanda Scott is welcome to pull me out of my regency world anytime she damn well pleases and this Scottish historical did just that. It pulled me in and didn’t let go until I read the last page.
This is the second story in “The Lairds of the Loch” series, and although it can be read as a standalone, I really wished to have read the first book, ‘The Laird’s Choice’ which was Lady Andrena MacFarlan’s and Magnus “Mag” Galbraith’s story.
I loved this story, especially Lina and Ian. Watching these two create love from a forced marriage was pure joy. The steady pace of their relationship gave time for their love to grow and the chemistry between the two set of sparks that you could feel it through the pages.
I have to say that once I finish reading one of Amanda Scott’s books, I feel somehow smarter [STOP laughing! I’m serious!]. She seamlessly weaves history with fiction and has me eating up the story that is fast paced and filled with action and adventure. She has me craving more history, more knowledge of the world I can only imagine ever living in.
If you’re looking for all that, then this is a story for you. Try it and you’ll see what I mean.
*Melanie for b2b
*Book provided by the publisher through NetGalley