cover image Sinful Scottish Laird: Highland Grooms, Book 2

Sinful Scottish Laird: Highland Grooms, Book 2

Julia London. Harlequin, $7.99 mass market (384p) ISBN 978-0-373-78990-0

London continues her mid-18th-century Highland Grooms series (after Wild Wicked Scot) with a sparkling and witty installment. Daisy, Lady Chatwick, has decided to leave London and take her young son, Ellis, to Auchenard, the property he owns in Scotland. Daisy hopes that Robert Spivey, her first love, will arrive in Scotland to ask her to marry him. Her deceased husband’s will requires that she marry within three years of being widowed in order to keep her husband’s fortune for their son. In Scotland, Daisy meets the one man who seems enamored of neither her nor her money: Cailean, Laird Arrandale. Eventually Cailean shows Daisy that he is very attracted to her, but he never once mentions being interested in marriage. Daisy becomes conflicted as she tries to determine whether to wait for Robert or take a chance at love with Cailean. The complexity of the relationship between Daisy and Cailean sets this novel apart from many in its genre. Agent: Jenny Bent, Bent Agency. (Mar.)