By: Paula Quinn
Patrick MacGregor has avoided responsibility just as Charlotte Cunningham has carried the mantle of responsibility for most of their lives. When the two meet their attraction is undeniable but the futures they have chosen do not include each other. As hearts take over and secrets emerge can the two overcome the challenges their unexpected love presents?
All you have to do is meet Patrick MacGregor to see that Paula Quinn’s Highlanders are irresistible and just keep getting better! Book six in the Highland Heirs series, The Scot’s Bride, takes readers on a journey of self discovery and embracing destinies. Patrick has always been happy to rely on his brawn and charm to pave the way to his next adventure but suddenly his devil may care life seems to be lacking. The attraction he has for Charlotte Cunningham, while at first is physical and instantaneous, soon leads Patrick to recognize that he wants more then a quick seduction. Charlotte is a woman that loves strongly and grieves deeply. A sequence of personal events have caused Charlotte to build up emotional defenses that instead of breaking her result in her fighting the world. Whether it is protecting those who are vulnerable to refusing to capitulate to her father’s demands, that she marry, or even her refusal to readily accept that she might have a chance at love again with Patrick MacGregor, Charlotte refuses to be compliant. When Patrick and Charlotte realize they respect each other as much as they desire each other their progression to love leads to lots of introspection and soul searching. This pairing unfolded beautifully as the author found a way for the hero and heroine to come into their own even as they joined in love. Paula Quinn’s writing is a joy to read and her stories are the kind that leave readers feeling well loved and taken care of just like her characters. The Scot’s Bride is a wonderful journey from unsettled to happily committed.
*I was given an advanced copy. All opinions expressed are my own.*
*While part of a series this work can be read as a stand alone.*