Elizabeth St. Claire has always been hard to please. Dreaming solely of Highlander men her whole life, no prancing London Lord can stand a chance at winning her heart...
… But perhaps a Scotsman can.
Elizabeth watches intrigued as the Highlander of her dreams, a Scotsman named Hamish Robb, arrives to oversee her season at the behest of her cousin, the Duke of Caithness. Elizabeth doesn’t hide her feelings for the striking Scot. But Hamish, determined to obey his order to protect the St. Claire sisters, steadfastly rejects her every seducing lure.
Believing that the debutante Elizabeth deserves a better, wealthier man, Hamish continues to turn away from her affection, even though he doesn’t exactly want to. Can this Highlander Scot resist the tempting seductress’ attempts to win his heart?
Alright, first of all, this book was fun to read. I wanted to kick the one or the other highlander's lovely back every now and then and then there was this time where I wanted to do so much more to the one or the other lord...
But let's start at the beginning when two brawny Scots instead of one duke arrive and well, things start to happen rather quickly. And somehow dear Aunt Esmeralda, the chaperone of said duke's cousins, might have a very different idea of an excellent match than her four young wards. While Esmeralda sets out to reel in wealthy, titled suitors, the girls may have slightly different priorities.
With four young women in the house, love and chaos reign and even brawny Scots get caught in that whirlwind.
Even though they are sisters, the four young women are very different - and they fall for very different men as well. Just, well, let's say that the smell of pomade used in abundance is nothing any of them suffer well and the man behind that smell...ugh, he is not much better despite his title and his wealth. Reading the book you can easily see those sisters, falling in love, debating, caring for each other, teasing and, well, falling in love a bit more. It is fun to see them wreck havoc on all those wonderful plans Aunt Esmeralda has, especially as they don't care for the ton and its rules.
In the middle of it all, there are our Scots. Protecting the girls, chasing after them when they run of...or worse..., falling in love themselves and... then disaster strikes and things get really tough. I was really upset when that happened and couldn't put the book down because I had to know that everything would end well.
Fortunately, the book didn't disappoint and I got my HEA. I loved that even though Aunt Esmeralda set out to catch lords for the girls, the girls didn't care but went to find love and happiness and maybe even a Scotsman could be a part of this bundle of happiness.
Wonderfully written, humorous and fast-paced, this book was highly entertaining and sweet, I can definitely recommend it!