A good romance is hinged on the potential coming together of the lead characters. Without that potential, the story is dead in the water and the reader is uninterested.
In the new book, the Sinful Scottish Laird, by Julia London, Daisy Bristol, Lady Chadwick is in a bit of a bind. A widow for nearly three years, her late husband’s will is explicit. If she does not re-marry within three years of her husband’s passing, her fortune and her son’s inheritance will be lost. Sought out by every bachelor and fortune hunter in London, she travels to her Highlands estate to wait for her first love to return to her so they can marry.
Cailean Mackenzie, the Laird of Arrandale was not looking for love when he met Daisy. In fact, he wanted nothing to do with the Englishwoman, at least at first. Daisy is in lust, but Cailean is in denial that he is equally attracted to her. Then Daisy’s first love appears and Cailean must bite the bullet and fight for a woman and a future he now realizes he needs.
I’m not usually a fan of this genre, but this book is enjoyable and appealing. I like that Daisy is a strong-minded woman who has been through enough in life to make her own decisions. I also like that Cailean is just stubborn enough to fight his own desires until he realizes that he is giving up his future if he does not act quickly.
I recommend it.