The Scot’s Bride

Written by Paula Quinn
Review by B. J. Sedlock

1712: Patrick McGregor enjoys the freedom of no responsibilities—marriage would mean giving up his soul. Charlotte “Charlie” Cunningham wants no part of a man looking for another conquest notch on his belt. Besides, Charlie still loves Kendrick, a boy her brothers killed as part of a feud with a rival clan, which also led to her mother’s death. Charlie and Patrick begin to be attracted to each other despite their differences. But Patrick is afraid she will spurn him once she learns he is related to the hated Fergussons.

Quinn has mastered the slow burn in this Highland historical romance. Multiple misgivings keep the couple apart till late in the book, when the inevitable bedroom scene occurs. This allows for plenty of sexual tension and amusing banter as the couple’s attraction grows. The sudden resurrection of a thought-to-be-dead character lets the plot down, in my opinion. References are made to other characters from previous books in the Highland Heirs series, so it may be better to read them in order, rather than start with this volume. It’s a satisfying Highland romance, but with a plot point or two that could be bettered.