This is book three in the "Clan Kendrick" series. Vanessa's Highlanders are right up there at the top of the Historical Fiction Genre when it comes to Scotland and handsome, stubborn, honorable, and witty Highland Heros. I absolutely adored the first two books in this series. If my review sounds familiar it's because I have run out of complimentary words to describe Vanessa's love stories. Vanessa has a talent for pairing stubborn Highlanders with stubborn ladies, be they Scottish or English.
Graeme Kendrick is in London trying to track down a den of thieves that are preying on society. So far the bloody Sassenachs have proved elusive. On this day in June 1822, he has tracked a flunky he followed to Hyde Park hoping that the thief will lead him to the ringleaders. His luck today is the same as last month, none! Not only does he lose the thief he has to rescue a young lady that the culprit pushed into the Serpentine to getaway. Of course, the young lady thinks Graeme is trying to drown not rescue her. Unfortunately for Graeme, this is just the beginning of months of pain and frustration involving this particular young lady.
Lady Sabrina Bell is wondering what the heck she was thinking about meeting a man in Hyde Park on a cold and rainy morning. She knows better! The gentleman never showed up and she is soaking wet from a dunk in the Serpentine! The only redeeming part of this miserable morning is her rescuer, the most stunning man she has ever seen and he's Scottish. He comes up with a plan to save her reputation which makes him her salvation. There would be hell to pay if her father finds out what happened. Sabrina has no idea that meeting Graeme is the defining moment in her life.
Sabrina and Graeme are so alike and different at the same time. Their interactions are both hysterical and romantic with a sizzling sensuality that practically singes the pages. All of Vanessa's stories have interacting characters from her other books, it's like catching up with old friends. There is always lots of action, mystery, and HAE's in her stories. All her books are stand-alone stories that any Historical Romance fan will love. I recommend reading all of her books. I am certain that you will love them as much as I do.