This is book 1 in the Broadswords and Ballrooms series.
When Highlander Alexander Water come to London to find a husband for his sister, he never imagined that a proper English girl would catch his eye. But the minute he spots Catherine Middlebrook he is smitten.
Catherine is in need of a rich, titled gentleman to marry so that her family's debts can be paid. She can not allow her attraction to Alex get in the way of restoring her family's fortunes.
It seems as if their wants are interfering with their needs…can Catherine and Alex get them to align?
I really enjoyed this story. I always love when the hero is dead set against something, in this case marriage and the English, yet when he finds the one for him, that all changes.
I love a story that includes a Highland hero and an English heroine because with the animosity between the countries, it always adds an extra element of conflict that needs to be resolved. Alex doesn't want to be in England and he is very vocal about it. Even though his mother is English, he thinks there is no way that he would fall for an English woman. No one is more shocked than himself when he does.
Catherine needs to marry a wealthy English lord so that her family can pay off their debts. Her mother is spending money that they don't have, so when she finds a lord that seems intent on courting her, she doesn't want him to get away…even if it means that she is not following her heart. Good intentions can sometimes lead us astray…
Mary Elizabeth and Robert, Alex's sister and brother, are great additions to this story and I can't wait for their stories to be told.
Robert's story, How to Wed a Warrior, is next and it comes out in February. I have to admit that I've already read it and it is also a great read!! Look for my review in a few months!
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