Pretty in Plaid by Eliza Knight
Tracy’s rating: 5 of 5 stars
Series: Prince Charlie’s Rebels, #2
Release Date: May 2, 2021
Kenna Forbes resides at Culloden House with her paternal Uncle Duncan, who took her in when her parents died fighting with the rebels years ago. While Kenna loves her uncle and cousin Elizabeth, she is not happy that her uncle is a Loyalist and supports King George. She is getting ready to join her uncle and his guests, primarily Redcoats, wearing a plaid gown that was her mother’s. But at the last moment, she changes her mind and decides to return to her room to change – this is when she meets Sorley MacLeod aka the Retriever – the man sent by her maternal uncle, Laird MacLeod to bring her to his home on Skye.
Sorley is immediately enchanted by Kenna, especially when she pulls a knife on him!! But she steals his heart when she saves him from being discovered and leads them out of the house through a secret passage. Kenna isn’t sure why, but she feels safe with Sorley and agrees to travel with him to meet with her uncle. But the longer she is with him, the deeper her feelings grow and makes them wonder, is it possible to fall in love with a stranger in a matter of days?
This was a well-written, fast-paced, fun novella that although it is short, was a satisfying, well-developed story. The story unfolds perfectly and left this reader very happy. Filled with wonderful characters, a bit of action, some warm love scenes, and a HEA that didn’t feel rushed. As a bonus, fans of the Prince Charlie’s Angels series will be in for a treat with cameos from several characters, both friend and foe! This novella is part of a series and has strong ties to the previously mentioned series, but it is easily read as a standalone title with no issues. I really enjoyed this book and am happy to recommend this title.
*I am voluntarily leaving a review for an eARC that I requested and was provided to me by the publisher. All opinions in this review are my own. *