What would we call this trope? The reverse secret baby trope? Idk but it was a unique premise that I enjoyed! One of the best parts of any Sophie Jordan novel is how readable her writing is. I would sit down with THIS SCOT OF MINE, and before I knew it, I was at 25%.
The book follows Lady Clara who has had to uproot her whole life and move to Scotland to live with her brother after a scandal in England. On the way, she meets a rowdy Scottish man who brawls over cows. He turns out to be the laird of the neighboring estate.
Sophie Jordan writes good characters; that’s just a fact. I liked Clara. She was way over dramatic, but I think that was purposeful and it usually made me laugh instead of annoying me. Hunt was adorable, besides his weird obsession with superstition. I liked his sly sense of humor and the way he provoked Clara. Plus, we all know that Ms. Jordan’s love scenes are steamy and super fun.
I wish there had been additional on the screen interactions between Clara and Hunt. I felt like a lot of their life together took place off the page, so it was hard to understand their connection besides an instant connection first meeting. I also thought the build up of Clara’s backstory was interesting, but I wanted more from it. There was a lot build-up but no follow through with a character I thought would be more of a villain.
Overall, this was a quick and fun historical romance about two stubborn people falling in love in spite of themselves. I am excited to read the next book in the series about Clara’s companion!
**I received an ARC of this book in order to provide an honest review**
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