London Heiress kidnapped by the Marquess of Ashlund, read the headlines. Yet no one tried to save her.
Phoebe Wallington was seven years old when a mass assassination attempt rocked Regency England. Her father was the only accused traitor to elude capture. Now as a grown woman and a British spy, she is no closer to learning what really happened that day.
Phoebe’s quest for the truth takes a sudden turn when she’s kidnapped by a suspected traitor. But Kiernan MacGregor, the Marquess of Ashlund, may not live long enough to stand trial. Someone wants him dead. And Phoebe stands in the killer’s way.
My Highland Lord is a fast paced steamy historical romance written by Tarah Scott. Though this book is the second in the Highland Lord series it does not need to be read in order for a reader to fully enjoy and understand the story.
Historical romances have always been one of my favorite genres to read and My Highland Lord reminded me of why that is. The author has created a wonderfully descriptive world full of well thought-out characters that were both realistic and amusing. The main characters, even the minor ones, were woven into the story in such a way that one could only keep reading to find out how they would fair.
Kiernan MacGregor and Phoebe Wallington were an interesting pair to follow. From start to finish, the chemistry between the two lit the pages. And beautifully crafted dialogue served to support their growing attraction. The silly banter between them had one smirking, giggling, and yearning for more. The action and intrigue surrounding the two propelled the story forward at an exciting pace.
From the moment Phoebe was kidnapped due to misunderstanding circumstances to the unfolding of a grand conspiracy stretching back many years, the scenes pulled you in. Each scene served to liven another, creating a story that had its fair share of action, humor, romance and unexpected obstacles. It forced you to pay attention, but always provided the necessary clues at just the right time.
Even though there were a few minor misplaced and repeated words on the electronic format of the book, it was not enough to affect the impact and flow of the story. In conclusion, this book has quickly joined the ranks of my favorites and has become a book I cherish, a must read for all romance lovers.
Sum it up: A sexy historical romance full of twists and turns.
What I liked most: The amusing banter and the equally enticing dialogue between the two leading characters.
What I liked the least: The ending was sweet and sexy, but somewhat abrupt. After the intense amount of action that built up the resolution seemed to have come and gone too quickly.
Would I read the sequel(s)? Yes! Actually, I already purchased the first book, My Highland Love in paperback, and look forward to reading many more of Tarah Scott’s works.
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