"Bride of A Wicked Scotsman" by Samantha James
Lady Maura O'Donnell swore to her father on his deathbed that she'd recover the Circle of Light, an enchanted Celtic relic that had brought the family prosperity—until it was stolen a century earlier by a notorious pirate. Now the pirate's descendant, the Duke of Gleneden, holds this rare treasure, and Maura would give anything to get it back . . .
Alec McBride knows when he's been had. Lady Maura tricked him into marriage with the expertise of a born seductress, and now she'll pay for her treachery. He'll ravish her, tempt her, tame her—until she sorely wishes she'd never heard of the Duke of Gleneden. Caught up in their game of revenge, Alec and Maura never notice what is happening in their hearts—until it's too late.
Their marriage may have been a farce, but there is nothing truer than their desire . . .
Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Avon (February 24, 2009)
MY THOUGHTS: This is one of 3 new books I picked up at the library. I really enjoyed reading about Lady Maura and the Duke of Gleneden. They were very likeable characters. Along with the romance there was a mystery to solve. Maura is out to find the Circle of Light. It was stolen by The Black Pirate from her home and her people and lands were cursed along with The Black Pirate. Maura's father forces a deathbed promise from her to find the Circle of Light and bring it back home. Maura sets out to entice Alec, the Duke of Gleneden. Alec is the decendent of The Black Pirate. Maura drugs Alec and professes the next day that he took her virginity. Which forces Alec to marry her. Once at Alec's estate Maura can search for the Circle of Light. Does she find the Circle of Light? Do Maura and Alec stay together? You'll have to read the book to find out.
MY RATING: 5