The gossips whisper that the new Duke of Murdoch is a brute, a murderer, and even worse—a Scot. They say he should never be trusted alone with a woman. But Megan Windham sees in Hamish something different, someone different.
No one was fiercer at war than Hamish MacHugh, though now the soldier faces a whole new battlefield: a London Season. To make his sisters happy, he’ll take on any challenge—even letting their friend Miss Windham teach him to waltz. Megan isn’t the least bit intimidated by his dark reputation, but Hamish senses that she’s fighting battles of her own. For her, he’ll become the warrior once more, and for her, he might just lose his heart.
I, for one, am glad that the Windhams are back at full force. I just loved this family, their dedication and protectiveness towards each family member, even in-laws, and their witty banter between each other was a definite favorite of mine from all the other books.
I thoroughly enjoyed Hamish and Colin, but how can you not, they are Scottish, which to me means that 99.9% will most likely love them, which I did. I loved Hamish’s Scottish humor, trough exterior, and how he referred Westhaven, St Just, and Joseph as ‘Worsthaven, Rosebud, and Cowlick’. He was a great character who albeit being captured by the French during the war, manages to soldier on amidst the gossip – he is known as the Duke of Murder due to his temper and ruthless fighting – and doesn’t let much of anything get to him. One of my favorite scenes that sold me on him, which was quite humorous, is when Megan and him were practicing the waltz, she surprises him by speaking Gaelic to him, causing him to stumble and fall all the while taking Megan with him. Another thing I loved and thought was cute, was how he always referred to Megan as ‘Meggie’.
Now as for Megan, she kinda fell flat to me. Nothing about hr stood out to me and made me think ‘wow, shes a great heroine’. I just found her mediocre throughout the book where as I enjoyed the MacHughs’ and the other Windhams’ – Percy, Esther, Westhaven, St Just, Valentine, and Joseph.
Although the villain, Sir Fletcher, was somewhat interesting, he still was very bad, sickening seed, stooping to any measure to accomplish his schemes.
In the end, I do look for forward to Anwen and Colins’s story, which is next. I for one sure hope we get to meet the other MacHugh’s that were listed in the family free, as you well know, you can never meet or have to many Scots in a book or series.