Highlander Unbound is the first novel in the romance trilogy of the Scottish Lockhart family. For centuries the family has been looking for the golden beastie, the ancestral family treasure that was stolen by the English Lockharts. In the early 1800s, the Scottish Lockharts need to possess the treasure to save their estate from financial ruin.
The oldest son, Captain Liam Lockhart, travels to London and devises a plan to get back the beastie. While Liam is plotting, he falls in love with the beautiful and scandalous Ellen, who is the daughter of his aristocratic landlord. Even though Ellen falls in love with Liam, she is desperate for the treasure to help save her daughter and herself. Ellen is forced to betray Liam, which threatens the love and passion they have for each other.
Julia London’s characters come alive, and the way she tells the story is amusing. I found myself laughing and enjoying the hopes and struggles of Liam and Ellen. I cannot wait for the next book in the trilogy with Griffin, the younger Lockhart son, continuing the search for the family treasure.