A Borrowed Scot
The time is London 1866 and the foolish Veronica MacLeod gets herself taken to a meeting of the Society of Mucaii. She hopes to find out more about her "Gift". Little does she know that the society is a group of men out to defile women. Montgomery Fairfax, Lord of Doncaster Hall, is there in disguise and finds himself rescuing Veronica from sure disaster. The last thing he wants to do.
To complicate matters, he takes her back to her Aunt and Uncle's house, only to have the uncle throw her out of his home. Montgomery is forced to take her in for the night and ends up finding himself arranged to get married to her to prevent sure scandal. The last thing he wants is a wife. She is pleased because she won't be left on the street in complete ruin.
Veronica tries to get him to open up about his past. He does not want to talk to her or anyone. The only thing they seem to have in common is communication in bed. One thing leads to another and Veronica is able to get him to start opening up to her. Someone, however, wants the Lord dead or so it appears. Can they determine who the person is before it is too late? Will Veronica be able to get Nicholas to care for her?
This is a fairly enjoyable historical romance with a strong female character. Nicholas is a bit irritating at times and is also rather unlikable when he so chooses. He is a rather brooding creature who makes you want to slap him silly at times. The storyline drags a bit in spots especially when Nick is talking in his mind to deceased family. All in all the story behind it was good. If you like historical romances, you will probably enjoy the story.
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I give A Borrowed Scot 3.5 out of 5 stars.