Before I review this book I just want to say that I have been a fan of Sarah MacLean since I read "Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake", a favorite that I have kept to re-read.
Who doesn't like a book with a brawny Scot that is well written? I enjoyed this book.
The Guardian and Ward story line in this book was managed with the flair that Sarah has always had. Miss Lillian Hargrove is one of the most beautiful woman in England who has been alone most of her life. She is also the ward of the Duke of Warnick, a Scot who has vowed never to return to England. When Scandal breaks out and Lillian is ruined in the eyes of the Ton, Alec is forced to journey to London to rescue a ward he didn't know he had.
Lillian does not want his help and Alex just wants to get her married so he can return to Scotland. This is where the story takes a turn into the deep emotional anguish both Lillian and Alec are trying to keep buried deep inside and escape each other before their secrets are revealed.
This is the story of two lonely people who have to make do without love and friendship in their lives and fear falling in love because they both have experienced heartbreak and betrayal. Will they be strong enough to take the chance and let themselves open their hearts to love again?
I really liked Lillian and Alec's story and think you will too. Another enjoyable roamance from Sarah Maclean.
Received a complimentary copy from the publisher for an honest review.