Book Review

‘When a Laird Finds a Lass’ by Lecia Cornwall

walfal lcSTORY: She is his greatest enemy and his only salvation.

Malcolm MacDonald, a lawyer in Edinburgh, unexpectedly inherits his father’s title of Laird of Dunbronach, forcing him to return to a place he hasn’t seen since he was a small child. To gain the trust of a wary clan, Malcolm must act upon their insistence that he cast aside his English betrothed and marry a Highlander.

However, they have one condition—no lasses of the barbaric clan MacLeod.

When he finds an unconscious woman in the sea, he brings her back to his clan but not before doing the one thing that could save her life—hiding her all too telling MacLeod plaid. When she wakes with no memory of who she is, Malcolm vows to keep the little he knows about her identity a secret. As new dangers threaten his clan, the mysterious lass teaches Malcolm some very important lessons about how to be a Highlander and a laird.

But secrets never stay secret for long, and when she finds her plaid, her memory returns and she flees. Malcolm is forced to make a difficult choice to win her back, facing his darkest fears and his worst enemy for a chance at true love.

REVIEW: This is book two in Ms. Cornwall’s new series of fairy tail retellings. This one is the retelling of The Little Mermaid and since I’ve never read or seen the movie about the said mermaid, I have nothing to compare it to, but I can tell you that I did like this story and now I really need to see The Little Mermaid.

I liked a lot of things in this book. From the intriguing plot to the pace, I thought the author did a fantastic job. But it’s the characters of Marcail and Malcolm that made me like this story so much. . I liked the slow progression of their romance and I liked that she was strong willed and at times impulsive. As for the hero? Well, there was a lot to be impressed by him. He was everything a hero should be. Brave, considerate, strong and passionate about his clan as well as the woman he loved.

This tale is for all hard core romance and adventure lovers and because it will have you smile as you’re entertained by not just our couple but by a slew of side characters as well.

If you are a fan of fairytale retellings and men in kilts, I definitely think you should read this sweet and heartwarming tale.

Melanie for b2b

Gift ARC provided by the publisher

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