Title: How to Wed a Warrior
Genre: Historical Romance/Highland
Author: Christy English
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca, Feb. 2, 2016
Source: Free for review from the publisher
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from Amazon.com:
He’s the scourge of the Season…
Reasons to quit London: 1. It’s not the Highlands. 2. It will never be the Highlands. 3. It’s full of the bloody English.
When his wild spitfire of a sister makes a scene by drawing a claymore in Hyde Park, Highlander Robert Waters knows something must be done. To forestall the inevitable scandal, he hires widowed Prudence Whittaker to teach his sister how to be a lady-never expecting to find unbridled passion beneath the clever Englishwoman’s prim exterior.
Mrs. Whittaker is a fraud. Born Lady Prudence Farthington, daughter of the ruined earl of Lynwood, she’s never even been married. In order to make her way in the world, she has to rely on her wits and a web of lies…lies a sexy Highlander is all too close to unraveling.
He swears he will possess her; she vows he will do nothing of the sort. Yet as passions heat, Prudence comes to realize the illicit pleasure that can be had in going toe-to-toe with a Scot.
Broadswords and Ballrooms:
- How to Seduce a Scot- Deet’s review- https://ladeetdareads.wordpress.com/2015/12/14/recent-release-review-how-to-seduce-a-scot-by-christy-english/
2. How to Wed a Warrior
3. How to Train Your Highlander
Prudence is hiding in plain sight from the London ton by wearing frumpy gray or brown gowns, a cap on her hair and eyeglasses that she doesn’t need for seeing. She does this because she has been declared an outcast because of the scandal created by her brother when he disappeared at sea with half the tons money. Pru believes her brother, Albert, to be dead but there are those in the ton who believe he is alive and living off of their money. When Pru meets Robbie Waters in Hyde Park after Pru saves Mary, his sister, from a scandal, there is an instant attraction between them. That attraction grows by leaps and bounds and soon they are in love but with Pru worrying over her own scandal she is reluctant to commit to a relationship with Robbie.
This is a lighthearted read. There are moments of danger and adventure but all is easily resolved. Prudence doesn’t always live up to her name and causes difficulties and social faux-pas that seem a bit unbelievable for a woman of her time and also her station. She continues in this vein with Robbie by being the aggressor in their relationship sometimes exasperating Robbie who acts more honorably. The mystery of Albert is one that holds the readers interest.
I enjoyed this second book in the Broadswords and Ballrooms series.