Do you need an escape? Have you finished binging Outlander and you need another gorgeous Scottish hero to fall in love with? Another romance to root for? Ciaran and Lucy’s love story is just what you’re craving…
For the Sake of A Scottish Rake features all of your favorite tropes—a fake relationship, friends to lovers, and a simmering slow burn that will keep you desperate for more! A witty and delightful Highlander romance with a feisty heroine and a hero to swoon for—what else do you need?
After a sheltered upbringing, Lady Lucinda Sutcliffe is finally embarking on her first season, eager to experience everything she's missed. When Lucy realizes that her uncle plans to quickly marry her off in exchange for a slice of her fortune, she begs a favor of a new acquaintance, Ciaran Ramsey. If Lucy remains single until she turns twenty-one, she--and her money--will be out of her uncle's power. All the charming Scot needs to do is woo her for six weeks, and then jilt her.
The Ramseys don't need the scandal of a false engagement attached to their name. But Lucy's older suitor is both distasteful and dangerous, and the noble Ciaran can't allow his lovely friend to be forced to marry such a man. And besides, the more time Ciaran spends with his new "betrothed," the more their ruse begins to feel very much like the real thing. Passion like this is impossible to feign, but how much is a rogue willing to risk for love?
Romance as it should be
This book has a very strong female character that is so easy to like, and cheer for, that I almost felt like I was her best friend. Lucy’s father has recently passed, and she is bound and determined to see more of the world than her father allowed her in his final years.
The male was also one I could imagine falling in love with from the moment he tried to save me from drowning. Ciaran, is a man with good moral fiber, even if his behavior makes him a rake.
The book follows the romance of a girl who unfortunately has the stigma of her father’s mental illness attached to her as she tries to navigate the London Season with her aunt, uncle, and cousin. Unfortunately, her uncle is not one to look out for her interests, even though he is her guardian since she is not old enough yet to collect her inheritance. This creates the drama and tension to make the reader turn the pages to see how it will turn out. Will the uncle have her marry the man he wants, or will Lucy make it to her birthday and be able to make her own decisions.
Determined not to marry, but falling in love with a man who keeps showing up in her life, we learn more about Lucy, as well as Ciaran and his past. Again, both characters are well written, and as the end of the book gets closer, one feels like you are starting to have to say goodbye to some old and beloved friends.
I truly enjoyed this romance, because that was what this was. A romance. One that sticks with you even after you close the pages.