From Publishers Weekly
Sprightly and fresh, London’s second Scottish Regency (after Highlander Unbound
) stars another member of the Lockhart clan engaged in the family’s ongoing quest to steal back an ancient solid gold “beastie” to repair their bare-as-bone finances. Grif Lockhart, pretending to be an earl, sets off for London to find the treasure. Since he’s more socially skilled in ballrooms and drawing rooms than his older brother (who failed to regain the beastie but returned with a wife in the previous volume), Grif’s an instant hit among all the young ladies—except intelligent Anna Addison, who quickly uncovers Grif’s false identity, his reason for being in London and the beastie’s location. Holding the treasure hostage, Anne demands Grif’s help in teaching her to make another man fall in love with her. But such dangerous lessons in flirtation lead both Grif and Anna to wonder whether their growing intimacy is merely schoolwork or the blooming of genuine emotion. Quick with humor and unafraid to send its characters tumbling headlong down the wrong path, this romance should please readers thirsting for a droll, light read. As a boon for those new to the series, this tale nicely stands alone, even as it cleverly whets the appetite for the unlucky-in-treasure but lucky-in-love Lockharts’ next adventure.
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The vexsome lass had his beastie! Griffin Lockhart had come to London to find the hideous but valuable ruby-encrusted gold family heirloom. The last time the statue was seen was when Liam Lockhart’s wife sold the thing to a Lady Battenkirk, who in turn had given it to her friend, Amelia. Miss Anna Addison locates the blasted beastie, but will only part with it for a price: Gif must tutor her so that Anna can win the affections of Drake Lockhart. Grif reluctantly begins to teach Anna the art of seduction, a course that yields surprising results. The second romance in London’s Highlander trilogy unfolds in a triumph of wit and passion as a delightfully original heroine matches wiles with a sinfully sexy hero in a wonderfully wrought and irresistibly fun love story. John Charles
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