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I can usually tell from the first paragraph if I'm going to enjoy a book; and from the very first sentence, this book caught my interest. One thing I loved about the book was the chenistry between the H & h. I also loved the H who was a braw Scottish laird, and I loved the fact that the heroine wasn't a typical blue-eyed English rose. Her maid Marian fulfills that role in this story as the h's trustworthy companion. (Marian's story is next in the series) I also really loved the way the H & h meet during a brawl, and their interactions with each other.
The only thing I could say that I didn't love was how the last 30% of the story played out. The problem seemed to resolve itself fairly quickly, and it just seemed a little rushed to me. It just didn't leave me completely satisfied. All that said, I still enjoyed the book. The first 70% makes up for the quick resolution and lack of genuinr conflict (imo). Also, so many books nowadays seem like the author or editor didn't even bother to spell check. Not so with this book. This book is wonderfully edited and there were no spelling or grammar errors as far as I could tell. Overally, Sophie Jordan is an author I enjoy. If you need a light, fun read for an afternoon, then this is the book for you.
Lady Clara is so determined to escape her horrible betrothal, that she creates a lie that she is ruined - not just ruined, but pregnant by another man - in order to escape. Her escape is banishment to her the Highlands where her sister lives with her husband, so she can have the non-existent child. There Lady Clara meets the Laird Hunt MacLarin. Hunt believes his family is cursed, but also that marriage to Lady Clara may release him from this curse. There are many things each character doesn't tell the other, which is a plot device/trope I don't always enjoy. However, I really liked both Hunt and Clara and I was happy to see them each try to work out these misunderstandings and miscommunications, both individually and together. I also enjoyed the secondary characters, from Hunt's grandmother who was both intense and wise, and the rival-cousin who added some comic relief. Ultimately, I could cheer for both Hunt and Clara and their road to HEA, and that makes a winning story for me.
Oh no! A curse! The laird's fiance Lady Clara surely does not believe in it. The hero, Hunt needs an heir, but his line is cursed or so he thinks. Will he ever be free of this dreaded curse? It was an enjoyable read to learn if the curse wins out or if all will be well! Will Hunt ever live to see his heir born or will he die like all of his ancestors before him that have not seen their bairns. An enjoyable read! Thank you, Sophie Jordan!
I've been in a bit of a slump lately with books and this hit the spot for me. My only gripe is that the storyline felt rushed. I was honestly shocked that it was 352pgs. There wasn't a lot of character development between the H&H. **SPOILER** I felt like there could've been more dramatic flair around the storyline with Roland i.e. him finding out she faked the pregnancy and coming to kidnap her, etc. Maybe I've read romance novels for too long and this one just wrapped up too nicely? Either way, it was a good short romance story.
Clara invents a pregnancy to get out of a proposed marriage and instead ends up married to Hunt McLarin who needs a wife and heir but is under a curse. Clara's pregnancy solves the problem of the curse - he thinks. This is a fun book, easy to read and the characters are interesting. The details of the curse are a little murky and everyone's acceptance of it seems odd (especially the English), but it's a cute romance as Clara and Hunt get to know each other. I usually find Sophie Jordan books a little frothy, but fun all the same.
I enjoyed This Scot of mine. The curse was a fun addition to make this story different from the other ones in the series. It kept me guessing of how it would be broken. I liked Hunt and Clara together. Their initial meeting was a funny one and full of chemistry!
A curse driven Scot laird gets entangled with an English lady that is traveling to find peace with her brother now living in Scotland. She has lied to end a terrible relationship and now finds herself trapped by that lie. This was a very fast paced, romantic and entertaining story. You feel that you can't stop reading. It was wonderful.
Great read , a highlander with a curse on his family decided to marry his friend sister . mind you she is english but she can give him what he can never have. Claire left England lying to get oit of a engagement to a cruel man. Swears to never wed but hunt the laird might change her mind