Title: Susana and the Scot (Untamed Highlanders, book #2)
Genre: Historical Romance, Regency
Author: Sabrina York
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press, Dec. 2015
Source: Free for review from the publisher
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from Amazon.com:
A SCANDALOUS TEMPTATION Andrew Lochlannach is famous for his conquests, on and off the battlefield. When a fellow warrior challenges him to a kissing contest, he wastes no time in planting his lips on ninety-nine lovely lasses-an impressive feat of seduction that gets him banished to the hinterlands. Still, Andrew has no regrets about his exploits-especially his embrace with the most beguiling woman he’s ever met…
AN UNDENIABLE PASSION With flaming red hair and a temper to match, Susana is not some innocent farmgirl who gives herself over easily to a man, even one as ruggedly handsome as Andrew. The wicked Scot may have won a kiss from the headstrong beauty in a moment of mutual desire, but Susana refuses to be just another one of his conquests. Andrew must convince the fiery lass that even though he is not playing a game, losing her is not an option…
This is a humorous look at a Scottish love affair in 1813. Susana is taking charge of her ill father’s Castle/lands defenses and is not about to let Andrew take over, no matter how much her father wants that and Andrew wants that. That is until he kisses her and brings back memories she has buried for six years. Then she has trouble saying “no” to anything Andrew wants. There is a precocious, little, adorable, brat of a girl child, Isobel, who speaks like an adult when she’s not trying to cause herself harm with her antics.
This is a lighthearted book with emotional pull on the heart strings. Sabrina York has given us an interesting plot with well-developed characters as well as some very steamy romantic scenes. It is a charming, easy read. The only reason this book did not rate higher with me was because of the too modern dialog, especially from Isobel who at one point utters the phrase “you’re not the boss of me” among others. I also have a problem with believing that Isobel’s disobedience would be tolerated in this time period.
This is the second book in the Untamed Highlander series. Where the first was all about Hannah, Susana’s sister, this one delves into Hannah’s husband’s brother, Andrew. The next in the series will concern the romance of Susana and Hannah’s sister Lana. I do recommend this series and think you should start with the first book, HANNAH AND THE HIGHLANDER. Although this is a standalone novel, you will have more insight into the background of the story.
I received this book free for review from the publisher.