Review: Kill or Be Kilt by Victoria Roberts

Kill or Be Kilt by Victoria Roberts
Series: Highland Spies (# 3)
Release Date: May 3, 2016
Publisher: Sourcebook Casablanca
Pages: 352
Source: book provided by the NetGalley for review



It’s been three years since Lady Elizabeth Walsingham ended her childish crush on Laird Ian Munro, the fierce Highlander who scared everyone but her. She’s a grown woman now, heading to London to find a proper English gentleman. But when the wild Highland laird walks through the door, she’s that breathless youth all over again.

Ian tries hard to avoid the young lass who’s confounded him for years. But now that they’re attending court, he must keep watch on her night and day. Danger is at every turn and advisors to the Crown are being murdered. Ian soon realizes the girl he’s been protecting is a beautiful lady who needs his help, almost as much as he needs her.


Review: I can’t pass up a Highland story. It is especially hard when you have sexy men over six feet and in kilts. Swoon material… It also makes for an interesting book when those prim and proper English ladies fall for those oh so sexy Highland Laird’s. But these ladies may be prim and proper but they were also well some were spies for the King. So they are not only beautiful but were also able to hold their own.

Elisabeth fell for Ian when she was young. In short Elisabeth came from a family of spies but didn’t know it. Her sisters are married to highlanders it would seem natural that she would also fall for one. And fall for one she did.

I found Ms. Roberts’s story engaging. Needless to say I missed the first two books in this series and now I am going to have to go back and read them. The family of characters was very believable and realistic. The guys were very perhaps overly protective of the women. Elizabeth’s two older sister’s Grace and Ravenna were both spies. As they head to check on their aunt after a beloved uncle is killed they give Elizabeth a small knife to keep concealed beneath her clothing. Also they informed her of the easiest way to take down a man; which by the way every woman should know. Elizabeth wants to go to England with her brothers-in-law; thus the reason for the crash course on defending herself.

I enjoyed the brotherly concern or over-protectiveness given to Elizabeth by these intense Scottish highlanders. Family isn’t just immediate it is extended and encompasses everyone. These big extremely hot guys don’t back down. They can protect me anytime.

I liked how Elizabeth finally won Ian over. She may have flirted but in doing so she was able to show him (unknowingly of course) how he was jealous from the start and just didn’t want to admit to his feelings or just didn’t know how. When they finally got around to admitting their love and making love…Ms. Robert’s gave us a simply classy experience that was hot, sensual and…You will just have to find out for yourself.

The journey from the highlands to England was easy to envision as Ms. Roberts painted a very clear picture of the changes in scenery. The countryside as it changed made me want to find my way into the book and take the journey with her characters.

So grab your favorite beverage and settle in for an entertaining story. I can’t wait to read the next one but for now I will settle for the previous two that I missed.


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