Now I now what you may be thinking – Mills and Boon, really? But trust me when I tell you they are very hard to write, really they are. And honestly, I found this a brilliant read. It has one of those plotlines that could be made into a hit film, like The Back-up Plan, or Made Of Honour, or How To Lose a guy In 10 days, or The Proposal.
This is from their ‘Cherish’ line so it suits my reading likes of warm, sweet romance. It’s fun, it’s got two great characters and a remote Scottish castle, whisky, an arranged marriage as part of a will and a few kilts thrown in.
This is the blurb taken from the book –
From housekeeper…to lady of the manor!
The terms of the will are simple: to keep his family’s Scottish castle, Alasdair McBride, Earl of Duncairn, must marry his housekeeper, Jeanie Lochlan. Given their difficult past, there’s no love lost between these two…but their chemistry is undeniable!
Now, vows exchanged and living together in their sumptuous Scottish castle, they start to uncover closely held secrets. And as their carefully erected barriers start to crumble, suddenly they’re wondering, will one year be enough…?
Now I know it must be hard for Romance writers to keep coming up with new ideas time and again, so although this is a little bit of the ‘rags to riches’ trope, mixed with ‘marriage of convenience’, it is still fresh and warm and entertaining. Really worth reading.