STORY: 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.
REVIEW: The second story in the Highland Grooms series is a story of the son from the first book. Now that I’m a bit more into the series, I’m still looking for that “something” that will have me loving it. I’m still not blown away by it.
Again, I like the setting and some of the characters but if I don’t have a connection with the hero and heroine, the story just falls flat for me.
This heroine was someone that I didn’t like much and I can’t blame that on her age or the circumstances she finds herself in (she was a mature woman that tried to use men while protecting her son’s inheritance). She was written in such a way that I had an actual dislike of her actions.
I’ll continue with the series in hopes that the stories get better because I do like this author.
Melanie for b2b
Gift ARC provided by the publisher