From award-winning romance author Michelle Marcos comes Lessons in Loving a Laird--the second installment in the "Knaves of Scotland" series. As rugged and bold as the Scottish hills, the Highland Knaves take no prisoners when it comes to love…
Thrust into indentured servitude as a child, Shona Slayter is counting the days until her twenty-first birthday, when she gains her precious freedom. Unfortunately, the new laird of the estate has other plans—and he's determined to keep her bound to him. The only way for Shona to be free of her bonds is to marry the man who holds the key. But seducing a handsome laird is not what she was trained for, and the more she tries to win his heart, the more she loses hers.
With a young son to raise and a crumbling Scottish estate to manage, Conall has enough to worry about without the brazen, beautiful Shona challenging him at every turn. But their heated spats are starting to turn into real sparks…and soon the Scottish hills are ablaze with their forbidden attraction. Yet no matter what Shona is willing to do to buy her freedom, Conall has no intention of letting her go…
Marcos continues the saga of the Slayter children, branded as traitors and orphaned after their father is falsely accused of abandoning his clan in the face of battle. Twins Shona and Willow Slayter are indentured to Conall MacEwan, a Scotsman educated in England and only recently returned to claim his inheritance. Conall quickly finds Shona's help invaluable in bringing his new holdings back to a profitable, rent-paying state. The class differences between the two provoke constant conflict. Shona plans to win Conall's heart and her freedom with it, and her plan looks likely to succeed until Conall is forced into marriage with the noblewoman his wastrel brother Stewart has seduced. The result is a satisfying story of Scottish love overcoming all obstacles, with the reader solidly rooting for fiery, funny Shona.