- Blue Rose Romance
- Release Date
- May 2017
- Book 2 of Castle Bride Series
"Must read for all who love historical romance." Meara Platt, USA Today Bestselling Author
Knowing they'd hate you, would you deceive the person you love to protect them?
She neither wanted nor needed to marry.
Yvette Stapleton has no need for a husband. Ever. Possessed of a fortune, she's determined to forge her own future without matrimony's confining bonds. Besides, she's yet to meet a man who doesn't find her wealth more alluring than her. That is, until a dangerously handsome, oddly familiar lord, rescues her off London's docks the very day she arrives back in England. After succumbing to his kisses, and on the verge of giving him her heart, she discovers he's been misleading her. And his deception has drawn her into treacherous international intrigue.
Even after two years, he couldn't forget her.
Dually titled, Ewan, Viscount Sethwick and Laird McTavish of Craiglocky Keep has one last mission before resigning his position as a covert agent: to oust a War Office traitor. He'll stop at nothing to succeed. Except exploit the woman who captured his heart months agoafter a single waltz. As peril mounts, they flee to Scotland, the only place Ewan is confident he can keep Yvette safe. However, on the journey, he's forced to declare her his wife to protect her from certain ravishment.
Incensed upon discovering the irregular marriage is legally binding under Scottish law, Yvette is determined to have the union annulled. Ewan's just as resolute she'll remain his wife.
Caution: This Historical Romance contains a lord hiding a devastating secret, an intrepid heiress with no need for a husband, an interfering busybody, and a Scottish clan you'll wish were your kin.
Buy this Scottish Regency for an emotional, mesmerizing romantic adventure filled with intrigue, lovable scoundrels, and gripping romance you won't want to put down.
Jul 09, 2013 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
138 people found the following review helpful
HIGHLANDER'S HOPE is a merry chase of an action-packed, exciting escape into a lively enjoyable romance.
Yvette Alexandra Clarisse Stapleton is on the run, escaping a stepbrother bent on making her his wife. She runs from America to England to escape but Edgar follows her. She is running away from men when she was rescued by Laird Ewan McTavish, Viscount Sethwick, a spy and covert agent of the regent.
Her dire circumstances make it necessary to protect her and take her to her relatives. Ewan suspects her and her stepbrother of being linked to a traitor who is killing agents like flies. It is urgent that this man be revealed and imprisoned. More than this though is Ewan's desire for Yvette.
I loved the story, the beautiful descriptive prose and the intriguing tale. The characters had distinctive personalities that grew flesh and bone.
Yvette was smart and endearing, if naive and biased against men seeking her immense fortune. She was determined to only marry for love when all around her only saw her wealth, never her beauty. On the other hand, Ewan was determined to capture the elusive traitor but he wanted Yvette. He determined to protect her and try and win her heart. Sensual in his seduction of Yvette, Ewan never let up the action for moment.
They are surrounded by characters that make an impression, from Mrs. Pettigrove, her wagging tongue and obnoxious behavior to the maid that refused to ride in the carriage; all are made unique. I found all of Ewan's Scottish relatives and Yvette's English relatives superbly interesting, too.
I could not stop turning the pages in anticipation of the next excitement. I heartily recommend this book to romantic readers and adventurous ones, too.
I rate it five stars but wish I could make it more. It is a wonderful book.
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