Widowed and forced to remarry in three years’ time or forfeit her son’s inheritance, Daisy Bristol, Lady Chatwick, has plenty of suitors vying for her hand and her fortune. But a letter from a long-lost love sends Daisy and her young son to her Scottish Highland estate to buy time for his return. Along the way she encounters the powerful Cailean Mackenzie, laird of Arrandale and a notorious smuggler, and she is utterly and unwillingly bewitched.
Cailean has no use for any Sassenach in his glen. But Daisy’s brazen, flirtatious nature and alluring beauty intrigue him. When her first love appears unexpectedly at her estate, Cailean knows that a passionate woman like Daisy cannot marry this man. And to prevent the union, Cailean must put his own life at risk to win her heart.
Review: This is the second book in the Highland Groom Series. In this story we once again find ourselves in the picturesque Highlands.
Cailean, Lord Arrandale (I thought the same thing…Frozen) befriends Lady Chadwick who happens to come to what is her late husband’s hunting lodge in the Highlands to buy some time. In order for Ellis her nine year old to inherit she must remarry. There are times one just has to get away from it all.
As Daisy and her small entourage settle in she finds that she wants to have a fling with Cailean. After all she was married to an older man, he has been gone for quite a while and we do get urges.
I enjoyed how these two from the beginning went all out for each other maybe Daisy was a little more on the bold side of things but she was fun. A woman that had spunk and was full of spirit, I liked that about her. I found Daisy to have that easy going attitude not afraid to try something new. She seemed ahead of her time. A modern lady…I liked that.
Cailean on the other hand kind of liked her flirtatious spirit to a point. He kept going for it then backing off. He tried to call her bluff only to find she came right back for more.
There was an added bonus to this story in the rouse of Daisy’s son. It always helps when the man you fall for genuinely likes your son. That is an added game winner, every time. Cailean didn’t mind spending time with Ellis.
I enjoyed the friendship between Cailean and Daisy with that hint and added sensuous overtones between these two. It was simply heated every time these two were together. Even there verbal sparring sent sparks everywhere. They were a couple that were fun…I just couldn’t get enough of them.
The only thing that I found a little disappointing is not getting to enjoy the faire/festival when the entourage journeyed to Margot and Arran’s. The imagery that Ms. London once again brought to her story was spot on (it almost made up for missing the Faire). It made me want to pack my bags and fly to Scotland.
They were well written as were all the secondary characters in this story. I found that I really want a story for Daisy’s cousin Belinda and then also Uncle Alfonso. He had a story of his own I know. Also, Rabbie seems to be one that needs someone to show him how to not be so suspicious.