Classification: Adult Fiction
Genre: Historical Romance
Series: Highland Weddings
Format: Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Avon (October 27, 2015)
Author's Website: http://www.gaylecallen.com/
Notes: I received an eARC loan from the publisher for review purposes.
Once upon a time two fathers came to an agreement and constructed a marriage contract. The Laird's eldest son would wed the Earl's oldest daughter. The alliance would serve two purposes-- first, the feud between two families would finally be over and each would receive something the other had--one a hefty dowry and the other use of the land and water that produced some of the finest whiskey Scotland had ever produced. When the time came for the groom to collect his bride, however, the Earl refused to uphold his end of the bargain by handing over his daughter. Hugh, the bridegroom, feeling obligated to force the Earl's hand, snatched up his promised bride and escaped in the night or so he thought...
Riona, despite her beauty, has never been the center of anyone's attention, and she finds she rather likes it. She was already betrothed to someone else, not of her choosing, but is afraid that things will end badly when Hugh finds she was telling the truth about her parentage. Plus, there's an undeniable attraction between the two that keeps growing stronger with time. She's between a rock and a hard place. Either choice has repercussions which makes for a delightfully fun read.
Overall, I gave this one 4 1/2 out of 5 roses. It was funny, charming, grin-worthy, and scandalously delicious, I definitely recommend this one. It put me in a good mood for the rest of my day. On the Lisarenee Romance Rating Scale, this one earned a STEAM (too hot for a fan, but you still have a handle on things. You should use extreme caution when reading a book with this rating in public. People may inquire as to why you looked flustered and flushed.) bordering on a SHOWER (a cold shower is necessary (need I say more?). Some books should come with a warning - make sure your significant other is handy or your shower is in working order.) rating.