Friday, April 17, 2015

Kilts and Daggers by Victoria Roberts (Highland Spies #2)

Kilts and Daggers
by Victoria Roberts

My rating: 4 stars

Series: Highland Spies - Book 2
Publication Date: May 5, 2015
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN: 9781402292033
Genre: Historical Romance
Print Length: 320 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble


Ever since Lady Grace Walsingham discovered her uncle and sister are spies for the Crown, she has yearned for adventure. She's counting the days until she can leave barbaric Scotland behind, even if she must endure Highland captain Fagan Murray's company for weeks.

Fagan has a simple mission: escort the haughty Lady Grace back to England. But nothing is ever easy. The sharp-tongued woman needles him at every turn. But when a menacing threat follows them on their journey, Fagan's grudging tolerance for Grace turns to respect...and into a perilous attraction that could seal their fate.

Kilts and Daggers (Highland Spies, #2)My Review
Kilts and Daggers by Victoria Roberts

Lady Grace Walsingham wants some excitement in her life. Raised to marry well and be a blushing flower on the arm of her husband, she is betrothed to English nobility. Grace has learned that both her beloved uncle and her older sister were once spies for the Crown, and it sounds like something she would like to try. But before she can undertake her endeavor, she must endure the barbaric Scots in their plaids and kilts to attend her sister’s wedding. Particularly needling to her fine sensibilities was the Highland captain, Fagan, whose knuckle-dragging manners and powerful physique have her emotions waging their own inner battle. And guess who is charged with seeing her safely returned to England? If they do not kill each other first, the dangers on the road and the enemies they must face bring these two closer together than either would admit to liking. Will required tolerance begin something else the longer they bicker and banter on their journey?

Kilts and Daggers by Victoria Roberts is filled with Scottish warriors, a rather snobbish English lady who has nothing but the accomplishments of her family and their name to lean on and kilts, lots of kilts. Ms. Roberts has filled her scenes with lush detail, and vivid battles, as well as some testy banter and barbs between her two main characters. Fagan is everything a kilt chaser could dream of, brave, honorable and self-assured. Grace is the product of a sheltered life, a little too haughty and self-important. Why not let Fagan bring her down a peg or two with his hidden charms? I love how Ms. Roberts handled her plot, from start to finish, never worrying if we fell for all of characters, just assuring they were complex and colorful! A fun, historical romance where two people are fated to be together, even if they are kicking and screaming their denials.

I received this ARC edition from SOURCEBOOKS Casablanca in exchange for my honest review.

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