Lady Marjorie Forrester is the sister of the Duke of Lattimer. Marjorie's brother gave her use of his London town house once he inherited the title. Her new neighbors only recognize her as the jumped-up former lady's companion, an upstart and ignore her. Marjorie longs for recognition. When her brother, Gabriel, writes that he is getting married, Marjorie journeys to Scotland with her companion, Mrs. Griswell, to surprise him.
Graeme Maxton is in the middle of a disagreement with his clan chief. It has been suggested that Graeme could kill the Duke of Lattimer and wipe out his debt to his clan chief. When his younger brothers discover the Duke of Lattimer's sister at the local inn, they kidnap her.
Can Graeme keep Marjorie safe from the feud between the two clans? What is he to do when he realizes the best thing is to keep Marjorie for himself?
In my opinion, one of the hardest things for a romance writer to write is children. It is hard to keep and eight-year-old sounding like an eight-year-old and not dominating the story. The family in this book was written so well I could visualize them. Instead of detracting from the plot, Graeme's family only enhanced it. The interactions between
That said, until half way through the book, there is little buildup to romance, just hints here and there. There is more about Graeme's family and the kidnapping. Then, about half way through the book, Marjorie interrupts Graeme in his room. They argue then kiss and next thing is Graeme is making certain that Marjorie is ruined. And she has only been in his house two weeks. I wish there had either been more time or a better build up.
I did like the characters. Marjorie isn't the average heroine. And I did think she was a perfect fit for Graeme and his family.
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