I enjoyed this delightful, witty and charming historical romance.
I loved the plot and the likeable characters in this novel. Catherine Middlebrook must find a husband who will protect her family. She felt responsible for everyone now that her father was dead and her spendthrift seemed to run up debt faster than Catherine could find ways to pay it. She befriended Mary Elizabeth Waters, a precocious young Scottish girl, and caught the eye of the girl's wickedly handsome brother.
Alexander Waters had come to London to marry off his wild hellion sister. He certainly had no intentions of falling in love with an English girl, but he found himself drawn to Catherine. Alex was a refreshing change of character for he was so very sweet. I adored him whenever he called Catherine "his angel". Still, he made some mistakes, like telling her flat out that he wasn't interested in marriage. So that was how he found himself with a rival for her affections, and Catherine found herself torn between two men.
This was a wonderful romance! I loved the characters and the lighthearted humor. The secondary characters were interesting as well. Most notably, Mary Elizabeth was an absolute delight.
Mary Elizabeth's eyes gleamed with ill-concealed joy. "No indeed. I'm going to teach you how to throw a knife."
My favorite part though had to be Alex. He made a fantastic romantic hero.
"Wherever I go, and whatever I do for the rest of my life, will be done in your service."
The absolute best thing about this book is that it begins a brand new series by Christy English. HOW TO SEDUCE A SCOT is book #1 in the Broadswords and Ballrooms
series, so hopefully that means we'll be seeing more of these delightful characters soon.
I am giving Four Flying Stars to HOW TO SEDUCE A SCOT!