The Publisher / Author/ Book Tour Company has provided this book club with a copy of this book for review or we have purchased the book with our own funds. The opinions shared about the story are those of the book club or the individual reviewer and not influenced by The Publisher / Author/ Book Tour Company if received for review.Romancing the Scot by May McGoldrick
Series: The Pennington Family #1
Published by Swerve on November 14th 2017
Genres: Historical Romance
In this stunning series starter by USA Today bestselling author May McGoldrick, meet the new generation of Penningtons...five brothers and sisters of passion and privilege. Enter their aristocratic world…where each will fight injustice and find love.
Hugh Pennington—Viscount Greysteil, Lord Justice of the Scottish Courts, hero of the Napoleonic wars—is a grieving widower with a death wish. When he receives an expected crate from the continent, he is shocked to find a nearly dead woman inside. Her identity is unknown, and the handful of American coins and the precious diamond sown into her dress only deepen the mystery.
Grace Ware is an enemy to the English crown. Her father, an Irish military commander of Napoleon’s defeated army. Her mother, an exiled Scottish Jacobite. When Grace took shelter in a warehouse, running from her father’s murderers through the harbor alleyways of Antwerp, she never anticipated bad luck to deposit her at the home of an aristocrat in the Scottish Borders. Baronsford is the last place she could expect to find safety, and Grace feigns a loss of memory to buy herself time while she recovers.
Hugh is taken by her beauty, passion, and courage to challenge his beliefs and open his mind. Grace finds in him a wounded man of honor, proud but compassionate. When their duel of wits quickly turns to passion and romance, Grace’s fears begin to dissolve…until danger follows her to the very doors of Baronsford. For, unknown to either of them, Grace has in her possession a secret that will wreak havoc within the British government. Friend and foe are indistinguishable as lethal forces converge to tear the two lovers apart or destroy them both.
Everyone really enjoyed Romancing the Scot, though a few ladies agreed that it struggled to hold their interest, especially for a Scot book. Others had no trouble and felt it held their attention from the get-go. Some discussion was had about the fact that the hero, although in Scotland, was not actually a Scot but an English Lord, and that could have a lot to do with it not feeling like other Scot books.
Overall, everyone agreed that they loved the characters. They loved the way the hero acknowledges the heroine’s intelligence and let’s her help him. And they appreciated his introspective quality. They also agreed that his family is great and they’re eagerly anticipating (hoping for) future books with his sister as the heroine. Some have already read on in the series and continued to enjoy it – those who haven’t read on plan to.