Thursday, July 7, 2016

Review: The Scottish Lord's Secret Bride by Raven McAllan

Title: The Scottish Lord's Secret Bride
Author: Raven McAllan
Genre/Age: Historical Romance
Series: None
Publisher: Carina/Carina UK
Format: ebook via Netgalley
Rating: ✺✺✺✺
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SynopsisThe next exquisite Regency romance from Raven McAllan, The Scottish Lord’s Secret Bride will whisk you off your feet and sweep you into an opulent world of scandal, secrets and desire!
Secrets never stay buried for long…
Reluctant heiress Lady Morven Weston is tired of her mother interfering in her love affairs. At twenty-six there’s only so many more society balls she can attend before resigning herself to life as an unmarried maid.
But when Lord Fraser Napier, the man Morven ran wild with one long, hot summer, returns to Scotland, his shocking revelations change everything. Fraser never annulled their whirlwind marriage all those years ago!
Preparing to take up his ancestral seat, Fraser’s not letting go of his secret bride that easily – he needs an heir. It’s only a matter of time before Morven surrenders to Fraser’s seductive touch and finds herself in his bed…

**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for honest review.** 


Wait. What?


I was not expecting this. From the synopsis, we are led to believe that this story will be the typical romance in which one party is more interested in the other and must convince or sway the affection of the stubborn party.

This is not true in the case of The Scottish Lord's Secret Bride! In this story, we have a heartbroken couple whose new and thriving romance was thwarted (by whom, we never really find out). Years of thinking their lost love had abandoned them has left both Fraser and Morven with pain that has yet to heal. Their reunion is definitely different than I was anticipating.


Instead of following a man or woman trying to win the heart of another, we get to watch a loving couple come together and battle the deceptive and manipulative acts of their meddling family members. I can honestly say that I laughed quite a bit while reading this book. It was entertaining to me to watch the clues unfolding.

The romance was standard fare, but certainly enough to keep me interested. And I found the chemistry between Morven and Fraser to be entirely believable. I was rooting for them from the very beginning.

In closing...
What a fun read! Entirely different than I was expecting--and in a good way. The sneak peek into The Rake's Unveiling of Lady Belle has me itching to read it. 4 suns!