STORY: Wicked intrigue unfolds as an unlikely marriage leads to a path of risky desire in the lush, green Scottish Highlands.
Born into riches and groomed in English luxury, Margot Armstrong didn’t belong in a Scottish chieftain’s devil-may-care world. Three years ago she fled their marriage of convenience and hasn’t looked back—except to relive the moments spent in wild, rugged Arran McKenzie’s passionate embrace. But as their respective countries’ fragile unity threatens to unravel, Margot must return to her husband to uncover his role in the treachery before her family can be accused of it.
Red-haired, green-eyed Margot was Arran’s beautiful bride. Her loss has haunted him, but her return threatens everything he has gained. As the Highland mists carry whispers of an English plot to seize McKenzie territory, he must outmaneuver her in games of espionage…and seduction. But even as their secrets tangle together, there’s nothing to prevent love from capturing them both and leading them straight into danger.
REVIEW: This is the first story in Highland Grooms series and I have to say I have mixed feelings about it.
I liked the trope of the convenient marriage and second chance at romance, but constant jumping from present to past had me enjoy this story much less.
On the other hand, I really liked the hero and truly wished he married someone else. I had a very hard time liking of the heroine.
And then there’s the setting and the Scottish burr that had me enjoy the story.
In the end, I stuck it out only because I do enjoy this authors work and will give this series a chance.
Melanie for b2b
Gift ARC provided by the publisher