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Bride of a Scottish Warrior by Addrienne Basso

Bride of a Scottish Warrior
Standalone Novel
Rating: 4 Stars
Release Date: January 1st 2014
Adult – Romance – Historical Fiction 
Format: Ebook courtesy of NetGalley
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A union born of duty. . .

Newly knighted Sir Ewan Gilroy needs a dowry and a wife, in that order. Though the widowed Lady Grace plans to enter a convent, squandering so much lush beauty–and such a fortune–would surely be its own sin. Grace will not be easily wooed, despite her family’s urging and Ewan’s famed charm. She challenges him as no woman ever dared, proving his equal in spirit and in passions. . .

Forged by desire. . .

To atone for her past, Grace vows to never remarry–least of all a brash and reckless warrior. Yet whether defending her honor or stoking desires she hardly knew she possessed, Ewan is a man beyond compare. And as their fragile trust is threatened by treachery, Grace must decide whether to reach for the happiness within her grasp–and fight for the love of her bold Highlander. . .

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EXPECTATION: I expected the normal Scottish love story. Ewan from the synopsis seems greedy. Let’s see how things pan out in this one.

 

REACTION: I just want to talk about Grace for a minute. I really enjoyed her character, she was genuinely kind and thoughtful. She truly felt responsible and remorseful over the death of her husband and that really set the tone for her character throughout the book. As the book progresses she shows a stronger side and it fits well into her character. Ewan I also enjoyed and I liked him with Grace. I think her change in attitude towards him was a swift change but welcomed. Ewan was making a fool of himself trying to win her affection and I am so happy she finally agreed to marry him. Ewan at first seemed greedy but seemed to change once he got to know Grace and care for her. I think a lot happened in this book as far a plot. They got married and the plot continued. I liked that the plot continued farther than just Ewan’s and Grace’s relationship. I thought it was entertaining to see Grace not get along so well with Ewan’s mother. Grace and Ewan’s first time together was nice. The sex was not incredibly frequent like some other romance novels. The cover however is like most other romance novels, it’s average, nothing to write home about. And definitely not how I picture either of the main characters, but oh well. Overall I really enjoyed this book. I’m giving it four stars.

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