My Highland Spy by Victoria Roberts

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My Highland Spy by Victoria Roberts
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genre: Historical
Length: Full Length (295 pgs)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Nymphaea

This Highland Laird won’t bow to the Crown

Laird Ruairi Sutherland refuses to send his only son away to be educated by the English. And he most definitely will not appear in Edinburgh to pay homage to a liege who has no respect for Scotland. So he does what any laird would do—he lies to the king. The last thing Ruairi expects is a beautiful English governess to appear on his doorstep.

But this lady spy might make him…

Lady Ravenna Walsingham is a seasoned spy who is sent to the savage Highlands to uncover a nefarious plot against the Crown. Playing the part of an English governess—a job easier said than done—she infiltrates the home of Laird Sutherland, a suspected conspirator.

If she doesn’t betray him first

Ravenna soon discovers that the only real threat Sutherland poses is to her heart. But will the proud Highland laird ever forgive her when he discovers the woman he loves in an English spy?

Two people who probably wouldn’t have met otherwise do and with explosive results.

This is my first book by Victoria Roberts, but it won’t be my last. The writing flows well. Once I started the story, I couldn’t put it down. I needed to know what would happen next. The characters are intriguing and well, it was a pleasant change of pace to read this book.

Ravenna is a strong heroine. She doesn’t take guff from anyone. I liked that. She’s not the stereotypical damsel like in some historical reads. She held her own with him, but the way they came together was very good. It was like she was meant to be there, even if she didn’t initially think so.

Ruari is an interesting character. He’s all alpha, all the way. He doesn’t take guff from anyone. I did like how he could become putty in Ravenna’s hands, though. The tension between Ravenna and Ruari is palpable. I rooted for them to get together from the first meeting. They sizzle on the page.

There were twists, turns and events in the plot that I didn’t see coming. I’m looking forward to more from Ms Roberts. Well done.

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