Anna Campbell is one of my favorite historical romance authors because her stories are consistently good. "The Laird's Willful Lass" is another winner with the author’s ability to layer in historical details while creating strong female characters that get happily ever afters.
"The Laird's Willful Lass" is the story of two polar opposites that struggle to find common ground. Our heroine Marina Lucchetti must stay on Fergus Mackinnon premises while her father heals from an injury. I loved that Marina was willful and had her own career. I love that the hero Fergus realized the benefits of having a fierce woman in his life and that he has at least two male friends who could learn that lesson too. Yes, Anna Campbell has set this up as a series and I can't wait to get the next story.
This is the start to a brand new series. There is great potential for this series, but it will be a change of pace for the connecting thread to be Lairds instead of following females as in Anna's amazing Dashing Widows series. Given that this author is brilliant enough to tie-in the Scottish highlands into her story to siphon off some Outlander fans, I have full faith that readers are going to enjoy the The Likely Lairds series and a Sassanach experience.
When two fiery souls come together, a conflagration flares. Marina Lucchetti is Fergus Mackinnon’s worst nightmare—a woman who defies a man’s guidance. Fergus challenges everything Marina believes about a woman’s right to choose her path. No two people could be less suited. But when irresistible passion enters the equation, good sense soon jumps into the loch. Will the imperious laird and his willful lass discover that their differences aren’t insurmountable, but the spice to flavor a lifetime of happiness?
An untamed man as immovable as a Highland mountain…
Fergus Mackinnon, autocratic Laird of Achnasheen, likes to be in charge. When he was little more than a lad, he became master of his Scottish estate, and he’s learned to rely on his unfailing judgment. So has everyone else in his corner of the world. He sees no reason for his bride—when he finds her—to be any different.
A headstrong woman from the warm and passionate south…
Marina Lucchetti knows all about fighting her way through a wall of masculine arrogance. In her native Florence, she’s become a successful artist, no easy feat for a woman. Now a commission to paint a series of Highland scenes promises to spread her fame far and wide. When a carriage accident strands her at Achnasheen for a few weeks, it’s a mixed blessing. The magnificent landscape offers everything her artistic soul could desire. If only she can resist the impulse to smash her easel across the laird’s obstinate head.
When two fiery souls come together, a conflagration flares.
Marina is Fergus’s worst nightmare—a woman who defies a man’s guidance. Fergus challenges everything Marina believes about a woman’s right to choose her path. No two people could be less suited. But when irresistible passion enters the equation, good sense soon jumps into the loch.
Will the desire between Fergus and Marina blaze hot, then fade to ashes? Or will the imperious laird and his willful lass discover that their differences aren’t insurmountable after all, but the spice that will flavor a lifetime of happiness?