Cassandra is the only heir to a
shipping empire in the US. Her family has traveled to
England for her engagement then marriage to the Earl of
Hampstead, which was arranged years ago by the fathers. But
when Cassie is stood up and laughed at by the ton during her
engagement ball she decides to take off on an adventure.
She is off to see her best friend who is with her ambassador
father in Scotland. Cassie knows she will never be allowed
this trip so she sneaks away with her maid, her cello and
another servant. All seems like it will go well until the
rain hits and then suddenly travel becomes a nightmare. The
only non-nightmare part of the trip seems to be the
mysterious man she meets along the way. When she figures
out the dashing stranger is none other than her betrothed
she is not sure if she needs to kill him or kiss him.
Devin, the Earl of Hampstead, is a
dedicated spy on the tale end of a three year mission that
seems to be unraveling before his eyes. But while he knows
that he missed his betrothal ball he has other things of
more important on his mind than a silly dance, he is on a
mission for the Queen after all. Though he knows he will
have to wed in the fall. Then along comes this sensuous
beauty who while is not the epitome of conventional beauty
makes his blood sing. What will happen when he not only has
to protect her from harm but from his attentions also?
Especially when he figures out she is the woman he is set to
marry, and can be used as a pawn against him.
Yeah! A non-perfect heroine; one who
is headstrong, smart and finally pushed as far as she will
go. I was drawn in to Wild And Wicked In Scotland
at the very beginning and found it hard to put down while on
vacation (much to my husband's chagrin). If there were two
people who between them had any worse luck I am not sure it
has ever been written but Ms. Thomas makes it work for these
two. In spite of all that is happening, and when you think
each is going to give up, another twist is thrown in. I
love how Ms. Thomas doesn't let Cassie give in. I hope to
read more historicals from Ms. Thomas in the future. If you
enjoy a good historical romance then you need to pick up
Wild and Wicked In Scotland.