Ransom is a beautiful, epic story about a young English woman’s quest to save her uncle, and at the same time three Scottish Laird’s journey to take revenge on an evil Baron who has threatened them all. Ransom is also about the developing relationships between Gillian and Brodick Buchanan and Brigid and Ramsey Sinclair.
Some reviewers have mentioned that they felt Ramsey and Brigid deserved more time or that they should have had a separate book. They have also commented that Brodick and Gillian were not so interesting. I don’t normally comment on other reviews – we all have a right to our opinions after all! – but in this case I just had to respond, as I couldn’t disagree more.
Gillian and Brodick are a wonderful couple; Gillian is clever and smart as well as beautiful and brave, and Brodick is confident, protective, sexy and brave too. What I loved was that he always had respect for Gillian’s abilities unlike many alpha heroes, even when Gillian doubted herself he always reassured her. He even defended her skills to other people rather than belittling her or treating her badly as heroes in other historicals are prone to do with alarming regularity.
Gillian and Brodick in my opinion deserve the extra time – although Brigid and Ramsey were great too – because they were much less conventional than the other couple, which made their story even more engrossing. Their dialogue was electric and it was clear to me that they belonged together – no one else would have been quite right for them.
Overall Ransom was fantastic and included all the elements I love in a romantic novel. I would caution readers that Brodick and Gillian don’t meet up right away, I think it’s a hundred pages in, but as the book is 450 pages+ this doesn’t matter as the two are together almost continuously after that point so there is plenty of time for their relationship to develop. Read this if you like Scottish Laird meets English Lady stories that are charming, funny and above all romantic. I have a feeling this novel is just what you’re looking for.