Reviews - Historical

The Reluctant Scot
Liz
Fogelman

Catriona Dewar has buried herself in work following the death of her husband. When Sir Reynaud Graehm, envoy for King William, nearly runs over Catriona and her maid, the attraction is instant. But Catriona has never experienced real love and doesn’t know how to react to her emotions. Sir Reynaud is Scottish by birth, but bound to a Norman ruler by livelihood.

Coleby de Velt has been working as a spy for The Marshall in the Scottish court for some time. When news of a war in Berwick becomes apparent, The Marshall, decides to gather the English armies to join together to fight against the pending Scottish invasion.

Living most of her life in London among a world of artists of all types, Jane knows what she wants in a marriage, and it isn’t one where her only job is to produce an heir. When her father sets up a marriage between her and Cornelius, the Duke of Sidmouth, Jane is shockingly accused of being an unrepentant wanton and not at all a virgin on their honeymoon.

Evelina Franklin dreams of true love like she reads about in her romance novels, with handsome dukes and dashing highwayman. Instead, her enormous dowery seems to attract only fortune hunters. Madoc, the Earl of Brecken, needs money.

LGBTQ: While walking in St James Park, Xavier Lawrence, valet to Duke Selby, is dared by his friends to find a willing man for sexual gratification. Xavier is a bit apprehensive, but goes along with it and finds Alexander “Zander” Plushenko agreeable to pleasing him. Just as Xavier and Xander are kissing and touching each other passionately, they are caught by the police.

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