To Redeem a Highland Rake
Book 2, Heart of a Scot - A Historical Scottish Romance
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One forbidden kiss sets them on a path from which there’s no return.
In a desperate final attempt to force her cruel betrothed to call off their arranged marriage, Arieen Fleming deliberately creates a public scandal. Aware she’ll likely be shunned by Society and remain unmarried, she kisses a dashing swashbuckler at a masked ball. What she doesn’t anticipate is her powerful fascination and sensual reaction to Coburn Wallace. And she most certainly doesn’t foresee her father casting her out as a result of her madcap scheme.
Coburn Wallace is a man who enjoys life and women to the fullest. As cousin and second-in-command to a laird, he has no need or desire to marry and produce an heir. When a beautiful female pirate demands he kiss her, who is he to refuse such an unexpected gift? Upon learning Arieen’s been disowned and is destitute, he’s seized with an inexplicable urge to protect her even as his honor demands he marry Arieen for his unwitting contribution to her ruination.
Arieen has no choice but to accept Coburn’s offer, and though they can’t deny their overwhelming, mutual attraction, dare they hope for more? Can attraction blossom into love in a marriage neither wanted?
For an enthralling, emotional Scottish Highland adventure you won't want to put down, read this second book in the Heart of a Scot Series.
Though this book is part of a series, it can easily be read as a stand-alone novel.
When Coburn inadvertently spoils Arieen’s plan to end her betrothal to a fortune-hunting, philandering viscount, she turns to Plan B, to get herself ruined. Coburn is handy and handsome, so she turns to him and kisses him. It turns into a very nice kiss. Caught, yes. Ruined, yes. Her impulsive act resulted in consequences she hadn’t expected, and a shocking betrayal. She is disowned and thrown out of her home with nowhere to go. Coburn wants to help and protect Arieen. Neither really wants to marry, and certainly not strangers. Now what are they to do?
Coburn is handsome, intelligent, somewhat carefree, and satisfied with his life as Logan’s steward and second in command. Arieen is intelligent and kind, but she is still young and a little self-absorbed. She needs a way to grow up a little more and a chance to prove herself. The two of them are really quite likeable. Their story overlaps Logan’s, and he and Mayra do what they can to help Arieen (and Coburn). This is a wonderful story that starts a little tense, moves to betrayal and sadness, and becomes happy. There are surprises in the story, not particularly nice ones, but the last one in the story is awesome. To Redeem a Highland Rake is the second book in The Heart of a Scot series. I recommend the book and the series.
Another Great By Collette Cameron!
Is there such a thing as love at first sight? Well, in the story of To Redeem a Highland Rake by Collette Cameron book 2 in the Heart of a Scot series I would have say yes. Collette stories and writing are both truly wonderful. Her stories are original, creative and she always includes an animal in every story. I have read most of Collette’s books and she has yet to disappoint. You fall in love with her characters especially Coburn in To Redeem A Highland Rake and her stories are both charming and enjoyable at the same time. This story has scandal, an arranged marriage, evil, selfishness, kindness, caring, redemption, cruelty, happiness, teasing, acceptance, uncertainty, independence and love. Though this is in a series it can be read as a standalone. I highly recommend this book!
***This book was gifted to me and I am voluntarily reviewing.
A Wonderful Story
Can a Rake be Redeemed? It is always possible, yes definitely, okay maybe, uh, hopefully! With only a week before the wedding, Arieen is determined to somehow break her betrothal. After all Viscount Quartermain has some stellar qualities (oh yes bad) that have appeared and she never wanted the marriage to begin with!!
So she sees her opportunity when at a masquerade ball and thinks she can catch him with someone else!! But as often happens, plans go awry and she finds herself being helped by Colburn Wallace, and one off the charts attraction begins!
In creative Collette Cameron fashion, she creates a story filled with so many emotions that pull you through the pages and of course her signature sweet companion to the couple, Berget (yes you will need to read to find out.) Can these two find lasting love from the most unexpected meeting?
As I turned the last page, my heart smiled with the knowledge that there would be another story in this series to come! Well done.