To Love a Highland Rogue: Heart of a Scot, Book 1 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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She's determined to end her betrothal, but he must make her his at all costs.
A Scottish lass determined to end her betrothal.
As an infant, Mayra Findlay's hand was pledged in marriage. So closely has her virtue been guarded, she's never been permitted a beau - has never even flirted with a man. However, after a chance encounter with a dashing rogue who sets her pulse and imagination cavorting, Mayra initiates a scheme that's sure to force her affianced to call off their union.
The laird who must make her his at all cost.
Until Logan Rutherford, Laird of Lockelieth Keep, inherited a near bankrupt estate, he had no intention of wedding the lass he was betrothed to as a wee lad. Now, he needs Mayra's remaining dowry to save his beloved Lockelieth. However, before they exchange vows, he's determined to know just what type of woman he's reluctantly taking to wife. So he assumes his cousin's identity; a decision that soon has him snared in a tangled web of deceit.
Caution: This historical romance contains one rakish fiery-haired Scot accustomed to getting his own way, a lass who's fed up with men dictating her life, and stubborn gelding with a superior attitude.
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|Listening Length||3 hours and 48 minutes|
|Audible.com Release Date||February 09, 2018|
|Publisher||Blue Rose Romance|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #356,597 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#839 in Medieval Historical Romance (Audible Books & Originals)
#7,968 in Medieval Historical Romance (Books)
#9,011 in Scottish Historical Romance (Books)
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I really loved this novella, Logan and Mayra have been betrothed since they were children, yet they have only seen each other a few times since the contracts were signed.
Logan had no desire to marry Mayra, but when he learned his father spent her dowry and they had no means to repay it, he left his home hoping to make his fortune and escape the arranged marriage. Unfortunately his hopes were not realized and he returned home shortly before his father died. He also learned that his intended had been writing to him and requesting the contract be voided - but that cannot be, he must marry her because he cannot repay the dowry.
Remembering a promise he made to her father to woo her, Logan sets out to meet his betrothed. He is stunned to find the gangly girl he remembered has blossomed into a stunning beauty. He decides that he will get to know her, but does so incognito - he pretends to be his cousin, Coburn. Logan is a bit jaded and distrustful of beautiful women. He wants to get to know Mayra to determine if she is like his spoiled stepmother.
As he gets to know her, he realizes that she is a truly wonderful person and he wants to marry her, but he has yet to reveal his true identity and fears her reaction.
Mayra has been raised knowing she will have to marry Logan, but after her father dies and the clan starts to decline, she begs Logan to release her, so she can use the dowry to help her clan. She is immediately attracted to Logan/Coburn, but knows she is not free to indulge her desires with him.
Logan declares his love to Mayra and attempts to tell her the truth, but they are interrupted and his secret is revealed before he can explain himself.
Mayra is heartbroken, she fell in love with Logan, but feels betrayed and more than a little bit angry. She listens to Logan's explanations and even understands his position, but something has broken in her that she is not sure she can regain. She tells Logan that she needs time and will talk to him when she returns from Edinburgh.
This was a very sweet story, I really liked both Logan and Mayra and felt their connection and hoped that they would be able to overcome the secrets and lies that drove them apart. The writing was excellent and the story flowed nicely, there are not really any love scenes, but the story does not suffer the lack, there are very few secondary characters in the book, but Logan's cousin Coburn is priceless (in the notes at the end of the book, Ms. Cameron promises the next book will be about Coburn - he was such a scamp in this book that I can't wait to meet the woman that brings him to his knees!!).
All in all, this was a great little novella and I am happy to recommend it.
Mayra Findlay and Logan Rutherford were betrothed when she was an infant and he was a young boy. They only saw each other a few times after the betrothal. Several years pass. Logan has no plans to follow through on the marriage and Mayra wants to break the contract because of Logan's lack of communication over the years. Upon his father's death Logan finds out the estate is destitute and the half of dowry given at the signing of the betrothal contract is now gone due to the spending habits of his vile stepmother. He realizes that he has no option but to follow through on the marriage to Mayra otherwise the dowry would need to be returned. His solution is to marry and use the other half of the dowry to rescue his estate. Mayra's father passed away and due to hard times for her mother and herself and others nearby, they cut back on living standards. Mayra hopes if she can get her betrothal contract canceled she can use the portion of the estate set aside for her dower to restore their circumstances.
Mayra was greatly protected through the years and not allowed much freedom. She makes trips into the nearby village, usually with an attendant, and on one visit she meets a handsome stranger. On following visits she manages to further her acquaintance with the stranger. Unbeknown to Mayra, the handsome gentleman she has been seeing is none other than Logan, her betrothed, who assumed the name of his cousin to hide his identity. He wanted to find out more about Mayra and what type of person she had become before he makes the final decision to marry her, even though he knows he must marry her to avoid paying back the half dowry.
Oh, what tangled webs are woven. Mayra ends up falling in love with her gentleman, aka Logan, as he does her. Once Mayra finds out the truth, she needs to resolve what she feels was a betrayal by Logan, and Logan needs to convince her that they are meant to be together. Ms.Cameron pulls it all together and our couple finds their HEA. I do wish the story had been a little longer.
Young Logan Rutherford👦 is betrothed to baby Mayra👰, when he was only five!! The two laird fathers are doing it for the dowry💰 and the bond between the clans🏰. The union is certified by the 👑King, and cannot be broken without his permission. Child Betrothals👰 were fairly common in those days.
Mayra's father gives half the dowry💰 in good faith. As years go by, Logan's father blows through all their money and all of Mayra's fronted dowry,💰 trying to please his greedy and vain second wife.
Then he dies in 1720, leaving young Logan🐺🍆🌋 the new Laird , with a castle🏰 and lands but so broke and in debt he may never recover.
Luckily Logan🐺🍆🌋 has the sense to have made some investments on his own, but it will be another year or so before the 💰money starts coming in.
In the meantime, Logan🐺🍆🌋 must go to Mayra💃💋, and marry👰 her, if for no other reason than to get the rest of the dowry!
For her part, Mayra💃💋 has sent Logan🐺🍆🌋 dozens of letters requesting to annul the bethrothal! Her father is dead now, too, and although she is doing all the books and most of the work for the estate, times are hard and she is poor.
This interesting and rather unique book is written for Adults.
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If you have an hour or two, especially if it is raining outside, I recommend that you buy the book and settle down for a lovely, lovely afternoon: It will lift your spirits!