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The Lady and the Laird (Scottish Brides - Book 1)

The Lady and the Laird (Scottish Brides - Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Nicola Cornick
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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An Indecent Proposal.

Bluestocking darling and secret scribe Lady Lucy MacMorlan has no interest in marriage. Putting herself second to a man is definitely not for her. Instead, she makes a profit from matchmaking others and her clandestine love letters are the hushed talk of Scottish society.

Except now her talent is causing distress—one of Lucy’s more provocative letters has just cost Robert, Marquis of Methven, his much-needed betrothal. It doesn’t help that Robert is a bitter enemy of the MacMorlan family with a personal vendetta against Lucy. His revenge? She must marry him or he will wage war on what is left of her good reputation...

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 546 KB
  • Print Length: 367 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0373777418
  • Publisher: MIRA (6 Sep 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00E3PV04S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #39,850 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Nicola Cornick is a historian and historical romance author. She studied at London University and Ruskin College Oxford and works for the National Trust as a guide at the seventeenth century hunting lodge Ashdown House in Oxfordshire. Her award-winning books are international bestsellers and have been translated into 26 languages.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great read from Nicola Cornick 4 Oct 2013
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In this story, Nicola Cornick has spun a web of impossible obstacles yet somehow, the dashing hero overcomes them and while proving his rugged determination to protect what is his, he shows great tenderness towards the damaged heroine. We follow their adventures from the ballrooms of Edinburgh up into the Highlands and eventually into the Islands. The scenery forms a wonderful part of the story, giving us a flavour of a harsh but beautiful country with doughty folk, loyal to the true laird. There is a most horrible, slimy and sinister villain and I love the way he keeps reappearing, determined to protect his own evil interests, and wreaking havoc on everyone else. The last part of the story is so full of action and suspense that I couldn't put it down until I reached the end. And then I wished it was longer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cornick is excellent as ever 28 Jan 2014
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I always enjoy this author's novels and this is no exception. Perhaps a little more care over the hero's mind set would have improved the resolution but there is little else needed.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Letters From Heaven 12 Sep 2013
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Set a few centuries later than most Scottish romances, THE LADY AND THE LAIRD has a more dignified, refined feel to it. More like a Regency romance. As a lover of the more rugged, warrior types and more basic way of life, this aspect didn't really work for me as well as I'd hoped it might, but it was an enjoyable read nonetheless.

The premise of a scandalous erotic letter ruining Robert Methven's chance at a marriage that would have secured his family's lands, causing him to seek retribution - and a replacement wife - in the letter's author, was fun and not something I've read before. The idea that a virgin would know how to write such salacious offerings? Well, you may have to suspend your disbelief a little on that one, but it was definitely an interesting idea. I found the stuff involving Lucy and the Blue Stockings Society quite entertaining as well, and the sexual tension between her and Robert during that time was thick. Cornick wasn't shy with her sensual scenes, either, and there were some seriously scorching chapters!

After appreciating the tension and slow build of Robert and Lucy's romance, I then found the pacing and tempo towards the end of the book a little quick for my liking. There were some emotional scenes as well that I wish we could have slowed down and explored further. But, it's no secret I'm slightly masochistic in my desire to be emotionally drained by my books, so that could well just be my opinion, and mine alone.

All together THE LADY AND THE LAIRD was a bit of a mixed bag for me personally, but Cornick is definitely an author to watch - particularly for fans of Regency style historicals.

3.5 Stars ★★★1/2
ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not for me 10 Mar 2014
By Zingy
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I'm probably not the market the author was aiming for, as I'm not into Mills & Boon, which is similar to this novel. It was pretty raunchy in places and I got a bit tired of heaving bosoms, and suppressed lust, with all the "hardening" that goes along with it (yawn). It wasn't particularly well written either, but if you're looking for a good going romance with lots of sex scenes, then this is for you. It just wasn't my bag. Sorry!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Book 26 Feb 2014
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This book was all right to read on a miserable day of which we have had many recently. The end was predicted on about page two.
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2.0 out of 5 stars A bit more than Mills & Boon 21 Feb 2014
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Didn't like it much & will certainly not read another book by this author. Decided to see it through to the end so that I could read something else.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great service 21 Feb 2014
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I am really resent having to write so many words to quite simply say that everything was fine, I doubt i will bother to buy any books in the future
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3.0 out of 5 stars The lady and the laird 17 Feb 2014
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a very interesting story,an easy read,full of action and graphic sensuous detail,I look forward to more of this authors stories.
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