A Dangerous Damsel
Countess Scandals, Book #2
By Kimberly Bell
In eighteenth century Scotland, a born seductress meets her match in the new Countess Scandals novel from the author of A Convenient Engagement.
Deidre Morgan survives on her allure, quick hands, and quicker wits. But when her brother Tristan’s gambling addiction gets him in too deep with the crime lord—and Deidre’s former lover—Alistair, Deidre needs to come up with the money. Fast.
Rich and handsome, Ewan Dalreoch seems to be the perfect mark. Deidre plans to seduce him, take his money, and leave him behind. But Ewan isn’t like the other men she’s known—and he refuses to be shaken off.
Yet when Alastair comes after his debt, Deidre and Ewan both get more trouble than they bargained for—and perhaps a love worth fighting for. (Goodreads)
Kimberly Bell has written a delightful Scottish historical romance. Although part of the Countess Scandal Series the book stands alone. At no time did I feel I was missing something. Knowing now it is part of a series I will likely pick up the others.
The story is well written, with complexity to the plot and well developed and charming characters placed in a rugged Scottish setting. Throw in Scottish wit and banter, mystery, suspense, passion and of course romance and the reader has a book that is hard to put down. The story is fast paced, action packed with lots of twists and turns and shows the reader the hardships of finding love in a hostile and unpredictable setting. Trust and family bonds become paramount to individual survival. Deidre and Ewan must learn that love although passionate is not always enough and must find forgiveness and acceptance to heal. The secondary characters of Ewan’s godfather Angus and Deidre’s younger brother Tristan are truly delightful.
I would recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of Highlanders and Scottish romance. I mean who wouldn’t love a hot sexy Highlander paired with a damsel in distress!