Review: X Marks the Scot by Victoria Roberts

X Marks the Scot by Victoria Roberts
Series: Bad Boys of the Highland (# 2)
Release Date: February 5, 2013
Publisher:  Sourcebooks Casablanca
Pages: 352
Source:  NetGalley

He was a Highland rogue—
wicked with a bow and just as wicked with the ladies.

Declan MacGregor hadn’t a care in the world beyond finding a soft bed and willing woman…until he had to escort Lady Liadain Campbell to the English court. The woman needles him at every turn, but he can’t just abandon her to that vipers’ nest without protection.

She never asked for a bodyguard…

Liadain wasn’t thrilled to be left in the care of her clan’s archrival. It was as if the man never had a lady tell him no before! And yet as whispers of treason swirl through the court and the threat of danger grows ever sharper, her bitter enemy soon becomes the only one she can trust…

 

Review: As a big fan of Highland stories, I jumped at the chance to read this one. You can never read too many. But, as it seems to happen at times sometimes you choose a book by the picture, title or even the name of the author thinking this is going to be great and although you tried to find the greatness it just didn’t capture your heart like you were hoping. It was a good story, but nothing special that stood out.

In X Marks the Scot, we find strong willed Lady Liadain. Being surrounded by many strong willed men Liadain proved that she was just as good as any of the men. She wasn’t one to lie down and get walked all over. She stood her ground. Not only was she strong but she was just feisty enough that she kept men off kilter not knowing what to expect. But when all is said and done she is gentle just a woman should be.

Declan even though he tends to be portrayed a little immature most of the time, he also has a sweet yet funny side to his personality. He is also portrayed as a bit of a lady’s man. His take on things is that if the ladies are willing why then shouldn’t he help them out.

Having been thrown together in a marriage of convenience he blamed Liadain at first. The more time spent together he soon learned she wasn’t to blame for their situation. Declan always the one to look after the ladies feels that Liadain needs to be protected. She soon shows him otherwise. The longer they are together the spark/chemistry grows. To me it seemed rather a slow process. Which at times can be nice but…

Overall I enjoyed Ms. Roberts Highland story of X Marks the Scot. This is the second in her series of bad boy highlanders. Anyone who is a fan of highland stories will fall in love with this even if it is slow in spots and somewhat predictable. So grab this story when it comes out and travel to court with Liadain and Declan as they find themselves thrown together as he starts off as her bodyguard and moves to being her husband.