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Feature book: The Laird’s Willful Lass

1 May 2019

The Laird’s Willful Lass by Anna Campbell

Series: The Lairds Most Likely #1
Subgenre: historical romance
Release date: Jul 2018
Publisher: self-published
Format: ebook
Length: 247 pages
RRP: $5.27

They met by accident. No, literally. He had to rescue her father from a carriage before it went off the bridge into the river.

Marina Lucchetti is an independent woman, happy to put those qualities into practice by stating her case when she meets the Laird on the bridge. She is half Italian with an Italian father (injured in the carriage accident) and an English mother. Her mother was disowned when she married her Italian love. Marina has a commission to paint the Scottish Highlands by an English earl. She is a renowned painter, so much so that even the Laird has even heard of her. Naturally for the time she uses initials to ‘hide’ her name and most think she is a male painter.

Fergus Mackinnon is Laird of this section of Scotland. He is intrigued by Marina from the moment he meets her, and he wants to get to know her better. He is struck by her talent and he can deal with her independent stance on things. He does come to know that she is a great painter and feels that he cannot ask her stop painting as it would take a way part of her.

Marina and Fergus seem to negotiate their relationship. They both realise early that they need to be together but the path through to their HEA is very winding. It starts when Marina says no to being his mistress. She has seen what happens when a young female falls for the wrong man. A change in her thinking leads her and Fergus to finding any opportunity to be together. Then he ruins everything by proposing. It is not until Marina talks to her father, as she is very concerned for his welfare, that she comes to realise she can have what she wants.

The story of Fergus and Marina was reasonable straight forward as a romance book goes. The couple meet, fall into lust, then work through their (mainly Marina’s) issues. I really liked that Marina was such a strong woman who knows what she wants. She wants it all, the career and the love of her life. And she was able to do this as Fergus understands her and her wants and needs.

This was a great start to the Laird’s series.

reviewed by Heather

A review copy of this book was provided by the author.

One Comment
  1. 1 May 2019 4:15 pm

    Heather, thanks for great review. Tickled pink you’re enjoying my lairds!

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