An Oldie but Goodie :)
Well, it is not that old, but if you are the kind of reader that is always on top of the new releases than perhaps it is a little.
This 2019 title by Kristin Vayden was an outstanding historical romance!
The first book I read by this author was perfect for the store. We have a few historical romance lovers and a few of the older ladies don't love the more 'saucy' titles. So, although I liked the book, it lacked a little passion for me. That is not the case with this series at all! I am very lucky to have met this awesome human being and that she told me as much... I would have missed out in an amazing series and a fabulous Scottish man otherwise.
I don't ever tell you how to read your books, but just this once... AUDIOBOOK it! It is that verb? no? Oh well, I am making it one for the sake of this argument :) AUDIOBOOK it!!! The narrator for this series does a great job both with the voice and the accent.
I will not tell you about the story, I suck at doing that without giving the plot away, so the blurb is below. But I will tell you this: Miss Miranda is a delight! someone everyone would want as a friend. And Viscount Kilpatrick had a charming and engaging personality. The banter and flirtatious relationship between the two was both sweet and passionate. What else could a historical romance lover want?
Perfection! An easy 5 out of 5 stars!
From an elite London gentleman's club to a genteel Scottish estate, scandal becomes a family affair in this dazzling tale of deception and unexpected love...
Miss Miranda is not really a Miss, exactly. Nor is her name Miranda, exactly. But to escape her tyrannical duke of a father, changes were required. Now in the Scottish countryside, employed by her new brother-in-law's unsuspecting friend, Heathcliff Marston, Viscount Kilpatrick, Miranda feels safe—except for the danger of falling in love. And the Viscount's broad shoulders and seductive brogue are no help at all. Certainly, a peer of the realm would never entertain a dalliance with the help... And definitely not kiss the help... Except this Viscount isn't a typical peer of the realm...
Between managing Temptations and his newly acquired ward, the last thing Heathcliff needs is investigators inexplicably hounding him about the whereabouts of some duke's runaway daughter. At least he's secured a governess—no doubt a sour woman. Or so he expects, until he meets intriguing Miranda. Now Heathcliff is the one faced with temptation. But there's more to lovely Miranda than meets the eye—a truth that could change the course of all their futures...