WINTER LAIRD is an entertaining time travel page turner with the feel of an old school historical romance. Even with all of the jumping through time this read like a good historical romance. I got the same joy from reading it as I do when I reread one of Julie Garwood's historical romances. Yes, it was that good!
WINTER LAIRD is more sweet than spicy, so there aren't any overly descriptive sex scenes. Although I am a connoisseur of good smut, the lack of erotic detail was not missed at all. The romance and the well written and developed story is the main focus. If you are looking for a little break from overt sex, billionaires, bikers, and shifters it's hard to not enjoy a man in a kilt. WINTER LAIRD is a winner for readers who enjoy old fashioned romance with a twist.
**I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.**
Successful matchmaker Brianagh O’Rourke believes in happily-ever-afters...just not her own. She’s convinced passion only exists in her dreams. When she reluctantly accepts a marriage proposal, Bri decides she needs a vacation―but she didn't expect it to be in 13th century Ireland.
Laird Nioclas MacWilliam just wants peace for his clan. The time for him to marry has come, and after waiting years for his ally to present their daughter, he’s agreed to marry another. But on the eve of his nuptials, a daring rescue brings his missing betrothed right into his arms.
And she does not want to be there.
Brianagh has to return to the future. Nioclas has to marry. He offers a solution for the both of them: She marries him and stays for three months, and they work together to convince his clan they are a love match. In return, he vows to safely return her home. But as the days turn to weeks, they both begin to see what a happily-ever-after could be. And when the time comes, does Brianagh return to the life she’s built, or does she remain in the past for a chance at true love?
Born and raised near Boston, Massachusetts, Nancy Scanlon wrote her first romance novel at age 16, when she realized that fictional boyfriends were much easier to figure out than real ones. In the time since, she managed to earn a degree in English, obtain a graduate certificate in creative writing from the University of Cambridge, and marry the man of her dreams (but she still holds tight to her fictional boyfriends).
Currently, she resides in Puerto Rico with her husband, two children, and two dogs. When not writing, Nancy spends her time reading, reviewing and blogging about romance novels, watching too much HGTV, and taking care of her family.