Sunday, July 21, 2013

The Lady and the Laird (Scottish Brides #1) by Nicola Cornick

I've read Nicola Cornick's work before and it is always a good summer read so I was super excited to get a copy of her newest book, The Lady and The Laird from Harlequin through NetGalley for review.  Here is the cover and the Goodreads Blurb:

An Indecent Proposal!

Lady Lucy MacMorlan may have forsworn men and marriage, but that doesn't mean she won't agree to profit from writing love letters for her brother's friends - letters that become increasingly racy as her fame grows. That is, until she deliberately ruins the betrothal of a notorious laird, Robert, Marquis of Methven.

Past centuries of bloodshed have left the Methven and MacMorlan families bitter enemies and Robert is furious that Lady Lucy's letters have cost him the bride he needs so urgently to save his ancestral clan lands. Now he makes Lucy a shocking proposal; in return for his silence she must become his wife and provide him with the heir he needs. It is an inconvenient marriage of convenience but can the rugged laird and the bluestocking beauty fight against the power of love?

Scottish Brides - Where Regency elegance meets Highland passion!
I loved Lady Lucy!  She is a woman of science and learning.  I loved that she was willing to do what she wanted with her life even if it was frowned on by those around her.  Her intelligence was one of my favorite things about her.  I also liked how Nicola Cornick kept me reading.  I just HAD to know what was going to happen next!  It was impossible to sleep without finishing the story.  Robert Methven is a perfect romantic hero.  He has a dark past, he is staunchly loyal to his family (even when they piss him off royally) and he takes excellent care of those who depend on him.  He is willing to do almost anything to get Lucy for himself but when it comes down to it, he won't push her into things that she is not ready for.  What a gentleman!  I loved this romance and look forward to more from Nicola Cornick.  She is definitely and author to watch!

Click here to add The Lady and the Laird to your Goodreads.  This book will release on July 30th so be sure to preorder it on Amazon if you want to get it as soon as it comes out.  You can find out more about Nicola Cornick and her work on her website.  You can also find her on Twitter.  She also has a Facebook Fan Page.  I give The Lady and The Laird 4 Fairies for a great summer read with awesome characters and hot historical romance.

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