When a Laird Finds a Lass by Lecia Cornwall
Series: A Highland Fairy Tale #2
Also in this series: Beauty and the Highland Beast
Published by Swerve
Publication Date: November 1st 2016
Genres: Medieval, Historical, Romance
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She is his greatest enemy and his only salvation.
Malcolm MacDonald, a lawyer in Edinburgh, unexpectedly inherits his father’s title of Laird of Dunbronach, forcing him to return to a place he hasn’t seen since he was a small child. To gain the trust of a wary clan, Malcolm must act upon their insistence that he cast aside his English betrothed and marry a Highlander.
However, they have one condition—no lasses of the barbaric clan MacLeod.
When he finds an unconscious woman in the sea, he brings her back to his clan but not before doing the one thing that could save her life—hiding her all too telling MacLeod plaid. When she wakes with no memory of who she is, Malcolm vows to keep the little he knows about her identity a secret. As new dangers threaten his clan, the mysterious lass teaches Malcolm some very important lessons about how to be a Highlander and a laird.
But secrets never stay secret for long, and when she finds her plaid, her memory returns and she flees. Malcolm is forced to make a difficult choice to win her back, facing his darkest fears and his worst enemy for a chance at true love.
Malcolm McDonald is a lawyer and living his life when he finds men from the MacDonald clan in his rooms. They tell him that his father has died and that on his deathbed he named Malcolm as the next Laird. Malcolm and his mother left his home and father when he was just a young boy and he’s certainly not about to change his whole life now. He appeases the men by agreeing to go to Dunbronach and he plans on making some changes, getting a steward and then returning to Edinburgh where he can live his life in peace. He has NO desire to be the Laird of a clan.
When he’s at Dunbronach he gets away one morning to think on things and finds a woman unconscious on the beach and wrapped in a MacLeod plaid. He’s been told that the MacLeod’s and the MacDonald’s have been enemies for four centuries – but of course nobody remembers what the original argument was about. So when Malcolm finds this woman with the MacLeod plaid he hides the plaid and takes her to the healer. When she awakens she doesn’t know who she is or why she was on the beach. She stays at Dunbronach and soon she’s falling in love with Malcolm and he’s falling in love with her and everyone else is falling in love with her as well – too bad they have no idea she’s a MacLeod! So what happens when the truth comes out?
I always love a good amnesia story and this one was definitely good. I loved Ronat (the girl that couldn’t remember her name) so much. (She was named Ronat because it means “seal” and one of the girls in the clan is just sure that she’s a selkie.) Ronat steals your heart and that of Malcolm as well. The story was fun and interesting and I loved reading about the pair falling in love. Malcolm had horrible guilt because he knew she was a MacLeod but he was busy trying to save his place as Laird. Yes, he had finally decided that that was where he was supposed to be but one of his clan members had called in a distant cousin to take over who was a right bastard. Between trying to keep the women from his cousin, Maccus, from the women cuz he’s know for raping them when he gets drunk and trying to woo Ronat without letting her know that he knows, vaguely, who she is, Malcolm is kept very busy indeed. Of course all secrets get found out and when Ronat finds out Malcolm’s secret she’s not sure she wants anything to do with him anymore…but maybe? Lol
It was a good story and I liked all the ins and outs of it. It was never a dull book by any means and one that I thoroughly enjoyed.
Rating: 4 out of 5