I have been a fan of Jade Lee since the Lords Of The Masquerade trilogy. Lady Scot is the second book in the spin-off series Always A Scot. Although this book can be read as a stand-alone, I recommend reading at least the first book in this series as it sets up Mairi’s background.
Connall Aberbeag and Mairi MacAdaidh have been dancing around each other since childhood. Connall has been in love with Mairi forever. Mairi had a different plan for her life until her world got turned upside down. Mairi decides she wants a biddable English husband; Connall chases Mairi to London to make her see he is the man she loves. Mairi has many doubts and tragedies in her past that makes her distrust her feelings toward Connall. The couple meet in a battle of wills; the winner will decide their fates.
I liked how Connall is flawed, yet he owns it. Connall has infinite patience with Mairi, even when she confounds and aggravates him. Connall fights for Mairi. Mairi’s stubbornness is her worse enemy. I admired Mairi’s grit and determination, even when it was misplaced. Both characters were dynamic and lovable. The couple’s energy was perfect, and their connection was off-the-charts.
The storyline centered mostly around Mairi’s inner conflict regarding her feelings towards Connall. There are many exciting and amusing secondary characters. Some characters were introduced whom I feel will get their books. The plot flowed well and kept my interest. It was easy to read and was a quick read. I am always delighted with Jade Lee’s romances. She has again created an engaging, passionate romance.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book through Netgalley and the publisher. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Release Date: April 1, 2022