Romancing the Stacks: This Scot of Mine
Welcome to Romancing the Stacks. This is a series of reviews featuring one of my favorite genres: Romance Novels! Nothing is better than curling up with a good romance. This review will explore This Scot of Mine by Sophie Jordan.
I picked this book up to to the cover. I liked the title as well and as any good romance reader, I love a good highlander love story. This book is fourth in the series. One day I will accidentally pick up the first book in a series, but alas that day was not today.
A daring deception…
Desperate to escape her vile fiancé, Lady Clara devises a bold lie—that she’s pregnant with another man’s child. With her reputation in tatters, Clara flees to Scotland to live out her days in disgrace, resigned to her fate as a spinster…until she claps eyes on the powerful and wickedly handsome Laird Hunt MacLarin.
She’s the answer to his curse…
Laird of an ancient clan, Hunt needs an heir, but he comes from a long line of men cursed to die before the birth of their firstborn. When the Duke of Autenberry approaches him with a proposition—marry my ruined sister—it seems the perfect solution. Even better, the defiant lass stirs him to his very soul.
No escaping the truth…
Except marriage cannot set them free. No matter how much Hunt desires her. No matter how much Clara burns for him. Soon she is falling for her husband, but is love enough to end the curse? Or is the tragic history of the MacLarin Clan doomed to repeat itself?
So when looking for the rest of the series, I have read the 3rd book in the series, The Rogue Files, The Duke Buys A Bride. (I even written a review for this book) I had no idea when reading this. The characters, Alys and Marcus, are nothing like they were in The Duke Buys a Bride. Marcus was a doting and loving brother, nothing like he was in The Duke Buys A Bride. I don’t remember Hunt at all from The Duke Buys a Bride, but he must have been in it since he and Marcus have a friendship in this book. That book was kinda of bleh, not bad, but no good. This was is more of the same. Not a bad romance, but nothing to write home about. I thought there might be some excitement about the awful fiancé trying to chase her down or maybe Hunt fighting for his lady, but none of that. We don’t even see the awful fiancé as a character. The book starts with Lady Clara heading for Scotland. Before I found out I read the third in the series, I was going to suggest reading the series in order, as a few thing didn’t make sense to me. We hear about the awful fiancé, but it is never clearly stated why he was awful. It is said that he was terrible to his staff, but more details would be nice. Also how did she ruin herself? That is never explained. Did she just say she was pregnant? It was so unclear. I did like when Hunt first found out about Clara’s supposed situation and offered for her she said no. Then she said she’ll think about it. I was hoping she fall in love, come clean, and say yes, but in these historical romances first comes marriage, than comes love. The curse was not well handled. Everyone knows that a good curse should have a way to break it, but this one didn’t. It was just they’ll never live to see their firstborn and Hunt just randomly does. I think the author was trying to prove that curses aren’t real, but it was not done well. I did like Hunt as a character, before he found out about the baby and then he got awful treating Clara like she murdered him. Plus his grandmother threatened Clara and the baby and Hunt did nothing. If you want to read the entire Rogue Files, I won’t discourage you from picking this one up. It was a okay romance read. I might read the next in the series that features Clara’s Lady Maid Marian. She was an interesting character that used her looks to get information and support Clara in her pursuit of happiness.
The Rogue Files:
- While The Duke Was Sleeping
- The Scandal of It All
- The Duke Buys a Bride
- This Scot of Mine
- The Duke’s Stolen Bride