A Reader's Opinion: WILD WICKED SCOT by Julia London


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A READER'S OPINION

WILD WICKED SCOT is an engaging story for lovers of historical romance. I really enjoy a good Highland-style romance, so I was excited to try out a new one by an author I hadn't read before. Margot Armstrong is young and inexperienced. She has a lot of growing up to do in this story and it's not always easy to like or understand her. But it is easy to sympathize with her considering she was pushed into marriage with a stranger. Arran McKenzie was the more likeable of the two. He is strong and has such a wonderful love and tenderness for her and for his people. The author gave us a wonderful hero but I couldn't get myself to like the heroine until the end of the book. After a rocky first few chapters, the story is well written and driven by a cast of great characters. The political story line added an extra interesting layer of intrigue to the plot. The setting is described in rich detail and many of the experiences felt honest and real. Had Margot been likeable, this could have easily been one of my favorite Highland romances of the year.

Star Rating: 3 1/2 Stars | Content Rating: 5 Hearts | Reviewed by: Kaylie Morgan

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BOOK SYNOPSIS

Wicked intrigue unfolds as an unlikely marriage leads to a path of risky desire in the lush, green Scottish Highlands. Born into riches and groomed in English luxury, Margot Armstrong didn't belong in a Scottish chieftain's devil-may-care world. Three years ago she fled their marriage of convenience and hasn't looked back—except to relive the moments spent in wild, rugged Arran McKenzie's passionate embrace. But as their respective countries' fragile unity threatens to unravel, Margot must return to her husband to uncover his role in the treachery before her family can be accused of it. Red-haired, green-eyed Margot was Arran's beautiful bride. Her loss has haunted him, but her return threatens everything he has gained. As the Highland mists carry whispers of an English plot to seize McKenzie territory, he must outmaneuver her in games of espionage…and seduction. But even as their secrets tangle together, there's nothing to prevent love from capturing them both and leading them straight into danger.

Series: The Highland Grooms (Book 1)

Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages

Publisher: HQN Books (December 27, 2016)

Setting: 18th Century

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Format Read: E-Book | Source: Provided by the publisher via NetGalley.

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