Isobel Dounreay Lochlannach is a fierce and independent Scots lass. She has no intention to marry—to submit to a man—especially not an Englishman.
But when she meets a devilish stable lad on the way to London, she can’t help but sneak a kiss with the handsome stranger, sure to never see him again.
Nick Wyeth is not a stable lad. He’s Viscount Stirling, and heir to one of the most powerful dukes in the realm. If their indiscretion is discovered, Isobel will be forced to marry him, to succumb to a fate she has always spurned. Nick wants nothing but to call this wild Scottish lass his own, and is determined to show her how an English Viscount can make her swoon, and be his forever.
I really, really needed a light fun read, and that's exactly what I got with What a Highlander's Got to Do by Sabrina York.
I have a weakness for Scottish men and women, especially in historical romance, and so when my brain needed an escape, I reached for this one. I jumped into the series at book #5 (this can be read completely as a stand-alone, by the way), and now I have to go back and read all of the previous books in the series because I'm in love with this feisty family!
The story is certainly an example of a strong woman/beta male historical romance, which is something I'm liking more and more. The main couple had intense chemistry, and I could not get enough of them together.
I even fell for all of the side characters, something that doesn't happen very often. I actually started reading this book at about 11:00 pm and stayed up all night to finish until about 3:00 am. The story was fun and made me smile, something I've been sorely needing.
My only quibble was that the female MC bothered me a bit with her reluctance to see what was right in front of her face towards the end, and I sort of wanted to shake her to wake her up to what a perfect guy the male MC was (in and out of a kilt!). However, I do love a woman who can defend herself, so I let my issues go a bit.
If you are in the mood for a low-angst, fun, light historical romance with some kilts, some brogues, and a highlander lass who knows how to use a bow and arrow, then pick up What a Highlander's Got to Do. It was just what I needed.
*Copy provided in exchange for an honest review*