Return of the Scot by Eliza Knight
Tracy’s rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Series: Scots of Honor, #1
Release Date: June 29, 2021
After spending two years as a prisoner of war and being presumed dead, Lorne Gordon, the Duke of Sutherland and Chief of Clan Sutherland is back in Scotland and eager to get home to Dunrobin Castle. But his joy is cut short when he learns that his brother sold his castle and has disappeared with the money. Eager for a resolution Lorne travels to Edinburgh to confront the buyer and have the sale nullified. He is shocked to learn that the mysterious buyer is none other than his former fiancée’s sister and that she has no intention of returning this castle to him!
Jaime Andrewson, the daughter of the late Viscount Whittleburn and sister to Shanna, the duke’s former and now disgraced fiancée. Years ago Lorne refused to marry her pregnant sister and left her to face society’s scorn with no remorse. Shanna was sent away and disowned, leaving Jaime as the sole heir to her family’s shipping empire. Jaime expanded the shipping business and is now a very rich woman, so rich that she has the money to enact her revenge against the man that ruined her sister. And what better revenge than to purchase his beloved home and give it to her sister and nephew, the very people he spurned!
But when Jaime and Lorne meet again, sparks will fly and they will soon discover that things don’t add up and they both realize that they may have been duped and will need to work together to learn the truth and set things right. Jaime tries hard to fight the attraction that she has for the man that she believes she should hate. But the heart wants what the heart wants and Lorne has decided that his wants Jaime, so now he will have to prove he is not the rogue she believes and win her not only her trust but also her love.
This was a well-written book that was much more light-hearted than I was expecting. The book has a bit of everything: secrets, lies, witty banter, likable characters, steamyish love scenes, shocking revelations, a dash of forbidden love, and a HEA complete with an epilogue. I did feel like the ending was a bit rushed with the villains getting off too easily and that Lorne’s time as a POW was glossed over, but overall this was a very enjoyable read and I would happily recommend it to anyone.
*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.*