Eloping with the Laird
A man she can trust…
With her life…and her heart?
Ordered by her father to choose a husband by the end of the Highland Games—or he will select one for her—widow Moira Fraser hastily elopes with Rory McKenna, Laird of Blackmore. But they soon discover neither is free of the past. Rory has an ax hanging over his head and needs an heir as soon as possible, and Moira’s horrible first marriage has left her afraid of letting her new husband close…
Jeanine Englert’s love affair with mysteries and romance began with Nancy Drew, Murder She Wrote, and her Grandmother’s bookshelves full of romance novels. She is a VIVIAN® and Golden Heart® Finalist as well as a Silver Falchion, Maggie, and Daphne du Maurier Award Winner in historical romance and mystery. Her Scottish Highland historical and historical romantic suspense novels revolve around characters seeking self-acceptance and redemption. When she isn’t wrangling with her characters on the page, she can be found trying to convince her husband to watch her latest Masterpiece or BBC show obsession. She loves to talk about books, writing, her beloved rescue pups, as well as mysteries and romance with other readers.
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Tracy’s rating: 4.25 of 5 stars
Series: Falling For A Stewart, #1
Release Date: January 25, 2022
After being widowed for just a year, Moira Fraser’s father, Bran Steward, Laird of Glenhaven, is demanding she choose a new husband by the end of his tournament or he will choose one for her. After the nightmare of her first marriage, Moira has no desire to repeat that mistake, but if she doesn’t choose her father will, so when she learns that Rory McKenna, the “Black Rory” is in attendance looking for a wife, she makes up her mind to marry him. Rumor has it Rory is cursed and won’t live to see his 24th birthday, and at 23 he is already showing signs of a fatal illness – in short, he is perfect for her!
For generations, the Lairds of Blackmore have been cursed to die before their 24th birthday and already Rory is feeling the effects of the curse that took his father’s life and many other lairds before him. Without an heir and a betrayal that lost him a bride, Rory attends the tournament with the hope of finding a woman willing to marry a dying man. And as luck would have it, a dying man is exactly what Moira wants. They agree to wed, but when her father refuses to honor her choice, they decide to elope.
After their past experiences with love, neither is willing to put their heart on the line, but slowly they realize that the love match they didn’t want is exactly what their marriage is turning into, but with her father and her former in-laws making threats and Rory’s health declining, is HEA even possible?
What a great start to a new series, this was such a great story with absolutely wonderful characters. Moira and Rory are a perfect match and so relatable. My heart was breaking for them at all the hurdles they had to jump before they got their HEA, but all that heartache made the HEA so much more satisfying! The book was well-written and nicely paced, but honestly, the “curse” was kind of a bust for me and didn’t really pan out, I would have also liked a bit more steam in the story, but overall, this was a great book and I am looking forward to the next installment.
*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.*