This is a delightful romance that hits home the idea that you can’t judge a book by its cover. Both Breccan and Tara have reputations based on their appearances and rumors about them. He is the supposed “Beast of Aberfeldy” a rough, brooding, backwater heathen and she is the airheaded bell of London with beauty and charm and very little else is said of her. They are flip sides of the same coin. I really enjoyed his sweet tender side and how she blossoms into a stronger and braver woman. And my heart hurt for both of them as they struggled against their self esteem and doubt. Each had their own pain and it was a rough road for them to work through it and toward each other. It is a sweet read that shows the importance of loving someone for who they are instead of who you think they are after the first impression.
Tara Davidson’s father has a gambling problem that she generally ignores but after his last deal, she is unable to turn a blind eye any longer. This time he has traded her to pay off his debts. Instead of marrying a dapper London gentleman, she is marrying Breccan Campell. Although she resists at first, she inevitably gives in to her fate and decides to make the best of a bad situation until she can make it back to London. What she did not expect is to find herself falling for Breccan and caring for his people. Now her plans seem to be shifting and she is more confused by the day.
New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell returns with a delicious new series, The Brides of Wishmore
What happens when a bride says maybe?
She'd once been the toast of London, but now scandal has brought her down. Still, pretty, petted Lady Tara Davidson can't believe her new fate. She had wanted to marry for love . . . but her profligate father has promised her hand to none other than Breccan Campbell, the "Beast of Aberfeldy" and laird of the valley's most despised clan! Well, Tara may have to marry him, but Breccan can't make her love him—can he?
What happens when the groom insists?
Breccan Campbell is nobody's fool. He knows that Tara is trouble. Yet he's determined to reform the Campbell name even if it means forging an alliance with the arrogant beauty. There's no doubt that Tara is a challenge, and Breccan loves nothing more. For he's vowed to thoroughly seduce Tara—and make her his in more than name alone.