Heat Level: Moderate
Gavin St. James, Earl of Thorne, is a notorious Highlander and an unrelenting Lothario who uses his slightly menacing charm to get what he wants—including too many women married to other men. But now, Gavin wants to put his shady past behind him…more or less. When a fiery lass who is the heiress to the land he wishes to possess drops into his lap, he sees a perfectly delicious opportunity…
A marriage most convenient
Samantha Masters has come back to Scotland, in a pair of trousers, and with a whole world of dangerous secrets from her time spent in the Wild West trailing behind her. Her only hope of protection is to marry—and to do so quickly. Gavin is only too willing to provide that service for someone he finds so disturbingly irresistible. But even as danger approaches, what begins as a scandalous proposition slowly turns into an all-consuming passion. And Gavin discovers that he will do whatever is necessary to keep the woman he has claimed as his own…
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This was a heartwarming and sweet read. The heroine was the star of this book. She was smart and sassy. She knew how to ride a horse, shoot a gun and curse better than any man.
The marriage starts out as one of convenience and the hero was really tortured, afraid to give his heart to another because of his past experiences. I loved seeing how his barriers broke down over time and the way these two fell in love with each other really pulled at my heart strings.
I will say that while I loved the characters and the story line, this book was really difficult for me to read. I know this is historical romance but the language (I think) was in Highland English which was soooo difficult for me to understand. I’m not just talking the dialogue but the whole book was written like this. I had to focus too hard to understand and for that reason the rating is on the low side.
Publication Date: October 3, 2017
Length: 368 pages
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