3 stars · Regency · Romance

The Whisky Laird’s Bed

★★★

18487178[1]By Donna MacMeans

Lady of temperance, laird of temptation…

Claire Starke has no illusions about her future. As her father repeatedly reminded her, her looks would never win a husband, and her poverty makes her an even less suitable wife. Luckily, her comrades at the Rake Patrol have given her joy and comfort—enough to quell the dull ache for a family of her own. So, when fellow member Faith runs off to the Highlands, investigating a whisky distiller advertising for an English wife, Claire sees no choice but to save her friend from this intemperate and lustful man. But she didn’t expect the Highland laird to be so intriguing, or to begin questioning her own restraint…

Still reeling from the distillery accident which left him scarred and shaken, Cameron MacPherson has no plans to marry, even if his mother is determined to tie him to one of the British milquetoasts parading through his castle. But when Claire bursts upon the scene, hurling accusations about alcohol and ruin, he finds the reformer fascinating. The fact that she stands up to him when others shrink away is more than charming—this one has spirit and, to be honest, he wouldn’t mind drinking a deep drought of her…

 

 

I liked the story, it’s a good read. The story is well written, the characters are likeable and the setting in the Scottish Highlands is great. For me it was a perfect read when I felt like pure historical romance without all the glitter of a typical Regency novel or the bloodshed so often happening in non-Regency historical novels.

*ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

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