When fate opens a door, one must …
She was destined to become a Duchess. He wanted to claim her for himself. Before the wedding vows are spoken, can they explore the depths of their attraction?
Selina Pemberton’s father arranged for her to marry a duke’s son when she was a young girl still in the nursery. Their marriage would unite two dukedoms and lay the foundation for a powerful dynasty. However, he wasn’t the gentleman who starred in her fantasies. No. The honor went to the groom’s cousin. A most maddening Scotsman. He irritated her with his teasing and the nickname Duchess he bestowed on her. Yet his kisses ignited a passion that soothed her soul. Every stolen moment with him tempted Selina to defy her father’s demands. Can Selina change the course of her destiny? Or is she destined for a marriage of loneliness?
There wasn’t a lass who didn’t find Duncan Forrester charming. With the exception of his cousin’s bride to be. A lady who had stolen his heart. He shouldn’t give into his temptation to seduce her, but her vulnerability kept drawing him under her spell. He wished to steal her away to Scotland. When Selina finally opened her heart to him, Duncan thought they would spend their lifetime loving each other. However, his uncle had other plans. He forced them apart, leaving Duncan struggling to win Selina’s affection. When he caught her sharing a kiss with his cousin, Duncan realized he must confess of his love. Can Duncan convince Selina of his undying devotion? Or would he allow other forces to keep them apart?
A lady whose greatest wish was to feel loved. A gentleman whose greatest wish was forbidden. Would these two fall victim to a lost courtship? Or would Selina and Duncan succumb to scandalous temptation?
How the Scot Stole the Bride is the fourth book in Laura A. Barnes’s Matchmaking Madness Series. If you enjoy an emotional romance filled with passionate scenes, then you’ll love Selina and Duncan’s gripping love story.
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The Duke of Colebourne and his sister-in-law and cohort Lady Susanna Forrester are at it again, matchmaking that is. This piece of Matchmaking Madness features Selena Pemberton and Duncan Forrester. The problem with this prospective match? Selena, the daughter of the Duke of Norbury, is betrothed to Lucas, Uncle Theo’s son (even though they don’t care for each other, and he is in love with someone else). The trick is to get one of the two to call off the betrothal. Uncle Theo has his own way of sorting things out, but this one may not be so easy.
The is a wonderfully entertaining story. There are large doses of drama, humor, and angst. There is a wonderful cast of characters. Duncan and Selina are perfect for each other and so much fun to watch. Hopefully the cousins and Selena will come to a better understanding. Uncle Theo and Lady Forrester are loving, thoughtful, a just a little bit sneaky. Their plan to nudge Duncan and Selina toward each other is interesting. They look on and, as always, Uncle Theo maintains that things will sort out the right way, and they do. An enjoyable story. I recommend it.
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