Susana and the Scot by Sabrina York
Overview by Netgalley:
A SCANDALOUS TEMPTATION
Andrew Lochlannach is famous for his conquests, on and off the battlefield. When a fellow warrior challenges him to a kissing contest, he wastes no time in planting his lips on ninety-nine lovely lasses-an impressive feat of seduction that gets him banished to the hinterlands. Still, Andrew has no regrets about his exploits-especially his embrace with the most beguiling woman he’s ever met…
AN UNDENIABLE PASSION
With flaming red hair and a temper to match, Susana is not some innocent farmgirl who gives herself over easily to a man, even one as ruggedly handsome as Andrew. The wicked Scot may have won a kiss from the headstrong beauty in a moment of mutual desire, but Susana refuses to be just another one of his conquests. Andrew must convince the fiery lass that even though he is not playing a game, losing her is not an option…
The first book in this series, Hannah and the Highlander, was such a pleasant surprise! I loved every minute of reading that book, so of course I had to snatch up the next book when I saw it on Netgalley.
This time, the story revolves around the home that Hannah left behind and her sister, Susana who is guarding the keep. Susana was a great character! She is feisty and quick witted. I loved that she would shoot her would-be-suitors in the arse to keep them away! Her daughter Isobel was such a treasure. Many question if Isobel is really only five years old and I had the exact same thoughts! I loved the pair that the two made.
Andrew has come to secure the keep and provide additional forces. From the start it is a battle of wits and control between Andrew and Susana. But it is about more than the protection of the keep. In a past life these two knew each other and the story revolves around them finding their way back to each other.
So why will you like this book? Why should you invest time in this series? Well, there is a very hot Scot who has a wicked sense of humour and a great smile to charm with. Second, I am such a sucker for the reunited lovers trope. Sabrina York does a great job in keeping the reader on the edge of their seat to see who will capitulate first and it’s delicious when they do! Finally, this book is more than just a book about Scotland, or keeps or danger. It has all of those things, but the underlying themes of forgiveness, family and redemption are so finely developed. I love a story where the undertones and themes breathe life into the characters and make them multi-dimensional.
If you are a fan of Scottish historical romances, then add this book, along with Hannah and the Highlander to your list! ASAP!