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Going toe-to-toe with a brooding Scotsman is rather bold for a respectable suffragist, but when he happens to be one's unexpected husband, what else is an unwilling bride to do?
London banking heiress Hattie Greenfield wanted just three things in life:
1. Acclaim as an artist.
2. A noble cause.
3. Marriage to a young lord who puts the gentle in gentleman.
Why then does this Oxford scholar find herself at the altar with the darkly attractive financier Lucian Blackstone, whose murky past and ruthless business practices strike fear in the hearts of Britain's peerage? Trust Hattie to take an invigorating little adventure too far. Now she's stuck with a churlish Scot who just might be the end of her ambitions....
When the daughter of his business rival all but falls into his lap, Lucian sees opportunity. As a self-made man, he has vast wealth but holds little power, and Hattie might be the key to finally setting long-harbored political plans in motion. Driven by an old desire for revenge, he has no room for his new wife's apprehensions or romantic notions, bewitching as he finds her.
But a sudden journey to Scotland paints everything in a different light. Hattie slowly sees the real Lucian and realizes she could win everything--as long as she is prepared to lose her heart.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
A freethinking heiress and a brooding Scotsman make a steamy connection in this feisty historical romance. Thanks to her family’s banking wealth, Hattie Greenfield has always been free to follow her academic inclinations and sense of adventure. But when she’s pushed into a marriage with the handsome but dour Scottish financier Lucian Blackstone, she discovers that some men have no use for an independent “new woman.” It’s only when the spark of real love begins to ignite between Evie Dunmore’s main characters that everything they hold dear is suddenly thrown into jeopardy. Dunmore is a queen of historical romance, transporting us right into the vibrant Oxford salons and plush drawing rooms of 1880s England. She’s also very good at making us feel the heat. Sexy and wildly compelling, Portrait of a Scotsman kept us up all night.
It was not my favorite of the series,however, I appreciated that Hattie grew and matured. I was wary to read this book because the comments said were not generous towards Hattie. Despite her being spoiled and a brat at the beginning, she was always kind to others. Im glad she redeemed herself.
A different read
This was definitely its own story and unique in that way. It was not as exciting and fast paced as the first two. It became a bit sluggish at times actually. And the ending where Hattie made some questionable and scandalous decisions for that time period….didn’t really understand it or how it went with the story. Kind of bummed, this was ok.
Portrait of a Scotsman
My most favorite book in a long time. Remarkable depth of characters and conflicts. Resounding passion. LOVE THIS BOOK!!