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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely amazing historical romance
Lady Venetia Campbell is on a long overdue trip to her childhood home in Scotland when she is tricked and abducted by her father's sworn enemy Sir Lachlan Ross. Despite his threats - Venetia remembers him as the wild boy that she adored when they were neighbours growing up. Now an amazingly sexy man, Venetia realises he poses a far greater risk to her heart than her...
Published on 27 May 2007 by josie82

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3.0 out of 5 stars Took time to warm up
I've been a bit mean with a three star rating perhaps but for me the story didn't grab until about halfway through, when Lachlan (the hero) returned to his home. However, after that it did became a good read.. I liked the character of Lachlan Ross who was trying hard to be a good leader for his clan but not so much the lady of the story Venetia. I have read other SJ...
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44 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely amazing historical romance, 27 May 2007
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josie82 (Fife, Scotland, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Beware a Scot's Revenge (School for Heiresses) (Mass Market Paperback)
Lady Venetia Campbell is on a long overdue trip to her childhood home in Scotland when she is tricked and abducted by her father's sworn enemy Sir Lachlan Ross. Despite his threats - Venetia remembers him as the wild boy that she adored when they were neighbours growing up. Now an amazingly sexy man, Venetia realises he poses a far greater risk to her heart than her wellbeing. And despite grand plans to use Venetia as a weapon against her father things start to go wrong when secrets are revealed and stolen kisses become more enjoyable than they really should.

This book is another winner for Sabrina Jeffries and has to be one of the best books that I have read in a long time.

Venetia is strong and independent but has enough compassion and wit for me to really like her as a heroine. Lachlan as well is an excellent character - strong and amazingly stubborn yet he still manages to have moments of tenderness and aching vulnerability which are always a joy to read. And the thought of him in a kilt makes my knees weak!

Which leads me on to the setting for the book. Apart from the prologue - this book is set entirely in Scotland. I'll admit that I am often wary of books set in Scotland but I am very glad to say that there was absolutely nothing stereotypical about this book and everything was very well written and wonderfully accurate. You can really picture yourself in the real Scotland when reading. And luckily you don't have to read through cringe-worthy attempts at Scottish accents. Each character's dialogue was exactly how you would expect them to be if they came from the Highlands - very realistic.

The story itself is fast paced and a real page turner - I couldn't put it down. Venetia and Lachlan are so well matched that you're all but cheering for them to get together. They have real chemistry which also makes for some very enjoyably sexy scenes on their journey through Scotland.

All in all I thought this book was excellent and one not to be missed. Although part of the School For Heiresses Series (after Never Seduce A Scoundrel and Only a Duke Will Do) this book stands nicely on its own so you don't have to have read the others to read this story. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys intelligent, fun, sexy and well-written romances. Definitely a 5 star read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Prepare to be Kidnapped, 4 Jun 2009
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For years the Scottish Scourge has targeted the friends and employees of the Earl of Duncannon, preventing his daughter, Lady Venetia Campbell, from returning to the country she loves. Now rumours claim that the Scourge is dead, and Venetia seizes the chance to return home to Scotland. Only to be seized herself.

Sir Lachlan Ross returned from war to find his inherited estate in turmoil. With money woes and a struggling clan to support, it seemed only natural to call in the loan Duncannon owes him. But the earl refuses to pay - even after he created the Scourge to force him.

After thugs hired by the earl come close to killing Lachlan, it's clear he must do something drastic to receive his money - and when Venetia visits Edinburgh it's too good an opportunity to miss.

Until several days of close confinement teach Lachlan that she's no brainless society miss, but an intelligent Scottish Lass with a wicked bent. As he struggles to keep his hands to himself - especially when Venetia fails to protest - and the pair of them fall in love, can he ever forget what brought them together in the first place? Or might he be forced to give her up in his quest for revenge?

Jeffries continues the `School for Heiresses' series (Never Seduce A Scoundrel (School for Heiresses), Only a Duke Will Do (School for Heiresses), The School for Heiresses) with a tale full of Highland passion, sultry Gaelic nights and plenty of whiskey. Venetia is a strong heroine, who despite difficult circumstances, refuses to take anything meekly. Yet instead of making Lachlan rue the day he set eyes on her, she tangles him in sensual webs of her own. Where as Lachlan is a fierce laird with more passion than sense - whether he is fighting for his clan, justice or love. How can he possibly resist?

Another fabulous Heiress tale of family, responsibilities, secrets and love, filled with Jeffries usual blend of research, sensuality and excellent characters. A thoroughly enjoyable addition to a brilliant series.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Took time to warm up, 12 Aug 2011
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I've been a bit mean with a three star rating perhaps but for me the story didn't grab until about halfway through, when Lachlan (the hero) returned to his home. However, after that it did became a good read.. I liked the character of Lachlan Ross who was trying hard to be a good leader for his clan but not so much the lady of the story Venetia. I have read other SJ books but my favourite so far has to be 'The Truth About Lord Stoneville'.
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3.0 out of 5 stars What's with the Irish accents?, 15 Mar 2011
I loved the story but as an audio book the Scottish accent seemed to slip into Irish frequently hence the 3 stars
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