Title: Sinful Scottish Laird: A Historical Romance Novel (The Highland Grooms, book #2)
Genre: Historical Romance/Highlands
Author: Julia London
Publisher: HQN, Feb. 28, 2017 (preorder available)
Source: Free for review from the publisher
Sexy Rating: 5
Violence Rating: 0
Description from Amazon.com:
Widowed and forced to remarry in three years’ time or forfeit her son’s inheritance, Daisy Bristol, Lady Chatwick, has plenty of suitors vying for her hand…and her fortune. But a letter from a long-lost love sends Daisy and her young son to her Scottish Highland estate to buy time for his return. Along the way she encounters the powerful Cailean Mackenzie, laird of Arrandale and a notorious smuggler, and she is utterly—though unwillingly—bewitched.
Cailean has no use for any Sassenach in his glen. But Daisy’s brazen, flirtatious nature and alluring beauty intrigue him. When her first love appears unexpectedly at her estate, Cailean knows that a passionate woman like Daisy cannot marry this man. And to prevent the union, Cailean must put his own life at risk to win her heart.
In the first book of this series, Wild Wicked Scot, we are introduced to Arren and Margot. In this the second book of the series some years have passed and this is the story of their oldest son, Cailean and his falling in love with Sassenach, Daisy. Cailean has fought against his attraction to the flirty Daisy because he knows she must marry an Englishman to protect her son’s inheritance. There are reasons he feels he could never reside in England and he determines to encourage her to marry someone else. Daisy knows that she must marry by year’s end. She thinks that Robert her love of her teen years will suit, but she can’t reconcile her attraction to Cailean.
Once again I have enjoyed the well-developed characters in this series. The story is page-turning interesting. I liked both Daisy, who knew what she wanted but also knew her duty to her son, and Cailean who knew he had to let her go. The problems were tied up a bit too conveniently but the addition of a character from book one was welcome at the end. I hope Knox gets his own book.
This is a standalone novel with cameos by characters from the first book in the series. You can pick up this one without having read the first and you will not be lost although I encourage you to enjoy the first book.
The Higland Grooms Series by Julia London:
- Wild Wicked Scot (Arren and Margot)
- Sinful Scottish Laird (Cailean and Daisy)
- Hard-Hearted Highlander (Robbie and ?)April 2017