Lorelei Caldwell is elated about her first season in London. For the next few months, she and her best friend can indulge in balls, flirting, and enjoying the delights of London society without any family interference. This season is for adventure, not marriage. But her adventures are short-lived after the arrival of her friend’s brawny, dark-haired Highlander brother, Alasdair MacGregor, who insists on standing as chaperone.
Officially, Alasdair is in London to reclaim lands that rightfully belong to his clan. Unofficially, he’s here to figure out how best to win Lorelei’s hand in marriage. But London proves to be full of complications…especially when she begins matchmaking him with someone else.
Except Lorelai’s plans have backfired and she is finding herself craving Alasdair’s attentions. Her longing for freedom could come at a high price, unless Alasdair can salvage her reputation...without destroying her independent heart.
Each book in the Children of the Mist series is STANDALONE:
* Highland Renegade
* Highland Hero
* Highland Champion
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley and I am voluntarily reviewing it.
While this is a part of a series and some prior characters play a part of this one, you don't have to read them to fully understand this story.
I adored this story. There were some really wonderful scenes (especially those with Medusa a/k/a Melissa - you will have to read the book to understand.)
Alasdair, is a Scottish warrior who comes to London to get land that was stolen from his clan and given to their neighbors returned back to them now that the clan is in good standing. He second mission is keep an eye on his younger sister, Fiona, and his brother's sister-in-law, Lorelei. The second task is proving a little more difficult. The girls could really care less about the Season and finding a husband and more about an adventure.
While this is a romance, there is adventure and intrigue as well. The book is well written with a brawny Scot (who doesn't love a Scot especially if they show up at a ball in Highland regalia! Swoon!)
The book is written in my favorite dual POV format. Actually there are other characters that have their POV as well. This increases the intrigue and mystery. If you adore historical romance with a touch of intrigue with interesting characters of strong will, you will love this one.
I thought I would love this book because the characters seemed so fun in the other books in the series. There’s barely any interaction between the main characters. Most of the story is just internal dialogue about how much they like each other. It took me a while to finish the book.