"For a complex story brimming over with pride and passion, betrayal, trust and most of all the power to make a bad boy a hero, pick up this read."—RT Book Reviews
RT Book Reviews 2013 Reviewers Choice Award Winner for Best Medieval Historical Romance
Declan MacGregor hadn't a care in the world beyond finding a soft bed and a willing woman...until he had to escort Lady Liadain Campbell to the English court. The woman needles him at every turn, but he can't just abandon her to that vipers' nest without protection.
Liadain wasn't thrilled to be left in the care of her clan's archrival. It was as if the man never had a lady tell him no before! And yet as whispers of treason swirl through the court and the threat of danger grows even sharper, her bitter enemy soon becomes the only one she can trust.
Twists, turns, and plenty of banter makes this Scottish Historical Romance perfect for fans of Lynsay Sands, Suzanne Enoch, and Hannah Howell.
Bad Boys of the Highlands series:
Temptation in a Kilt (Book 1)
X Marks the Scot (Book 2)
To Wed a Wicked Highlander (Book 3)
What readers are saying about X Marks the Scot
"The plot was intriguing, keeping me hooked all the way through. There are a few twists and turns that kept me at the edge of my seat. Never a dull moment, the story was excellent. And the ending was utter perfection."
"If you love a marvelous Scottish adventure, then this book is for you."
"This story is packed with treason, danger it seems around every turn, secrets discovered that condemns some and saves another, and laughter.....tons of laughter!"
"I was completely captured by the story line and all of the events. Victoria had me laughing, crying and even yelling at a few the events in the book."
"[A] story was so evolving that it holds you spellbound through each turning page."
What reviewers are saying about X Marks the Scot
"X Marks the Scot is brimming with sexual chemistry, humor and a stellar plotline."
"For a complex story brimming over with pride and passion, betrayal, trust and most of all THE POWER TO MAKE A BAD BOY A HERO, pick up this read."
"Roberts blends in just enough seventeenth-century English history to set the reader firmly in the time and place. X Marks the Scot is a keeper."
"An amazing story of love and revenge, betrayal and hurt."
"The plot was intriguing, keeping me hooked all the way through."
What people are saying about Victoria Roberts
"Victoria is one of the top writers today to find adventure, romance and highlanders in one wonderful book."
"Victoria Roberts is an author to watch; her writing will keep you captivated and enthralled the whole way through."
"An author who manages to snag her reader from start to finish."
"Victoria has a true talented way of bringing the reader straight to Scotland through her written words."
"Victoria Roberts's writing is captivating and makes you laugh."
"Victoria Roberts is a very talented author who will draw you right into her book and keep you hooked until the very end."
In Roberts's serviceable sequel to Temptation in a Kilt, a Highland warrior in 1604 is ordered by King James to marry a Lowland bride. After winning an archery competition, the roguish Declan MacGregor learns that his prize is both the castle of the traitorous earl of Argyll and the earl's half-sister, Liadain, a beautiful healer whom many believe to be a witch. Though mightily attracted, neither wants the marriage. Declan isn't happy to end his wenching ways and Liadain knows it, which results in lots of brogue-heavy bickering. There's also a plan afoot to kill the king and lots of interaction with characters from the first book. Some may find the accented dialogue appealing, but in many places it slows down the narrative. The story is redeemed by Roberts's deft hand at humor and the relationships among Declan, Liadain, and Declan's many charming relatives.
This is an enjoyable story with a suspenseful story line and a cast of fun and lovable characters but was a bit of a slow read. Declan does not want to escort Liadain to English court but with no family left, but he can’t just abandon her to that vipers’ nest without protection. Declan and Liadain had great chemistry. Declan's protection of Liadain at court which she felt was unneeded, their banter and sexual tension was fun to read. The secondary characters to me made this book more enjoyable. Declan's brothers Ciaran and Aiden and their wives Rosalia and Aisling also James Montgomery are from the first book "Temptation in a Kilt". I'm looking forward to reading "To Wed a Wicked a Highlander"