Beautiful! That is the first word that came to mind when I read this fantastic book. From the opening pages, I knew it would be great. I was not disappointed in the least. The story kept me hooked, and took many twists and turns that I never expected. I adored all of the characters, but especially loved Lady Ravenna and Laird Sutherland, two incredibly strong personalities that immediately clash and grate on each other, but soon come together to create some very intense heat. This is my first foray into the worlds that author Victoria Roberts creates, but I can guarantee, it will not be the last. This book has it all. A gorgeous English spy. A handsome Highland Laird with a heart of gold. And more treachery than anyone needs. Who wouldn’t love a book with all that? I certainly did.
When Highland Laird Ruairi Sutherland finds out that he is being required to send his only son to England to be educated by the English, to say he is angry is an understatement. He refuses that decree. As another one arrives, requiring his presence to pay homage to the English King, again, he refuses, and again, he’s not overly thrilled. But when a gorgeous English lass by the name of Ravenna Walsingham arrives on his doorstep claiming to be an English tutor here to teach his son, he is floored. But Lady Ravenna is not all that she seems. She is a well-trained spy for the crown, and she has a mission to uncover whether Ruairi is a traitor to the crown or not. As Ruairi and Ravenna try to fight their attraction to each other, events beyond their control are forming, and a traitor is plotting his (or her) next move. Can Ravenna convince Ruairi to forgive her deceit? Will the traitor be discovered?
This Highland Laird won't bow to the Crown
Laird Ruairi Sutherland refuses to send his only son away to be educated by the English. And he most definitely will not appear in Edinburgh to pay homage to a liege who has no respect for Scotland. So he does what any laird would do-he lies to the king. The last thing Ruairi expects is a beautiful English governess to appear on his doorstep.
But this lady spy might make him...
Lady Ravenna Walsingham is a seasoned spy who is sent to the savage Highlands to uncover a nefarious plot against the Crown. Playing the part of an English governess-a job easier said than done-she infiltrates the home of Laird Sutherland, a suspected conspirator.
If she doesn't betray him first
Ravenna soon discovers that the only real threat Sutherland poses is to her heart. But will the proud Highland laird ever forgive her when he discovers the woman he loves in an English spy?