How to Marry a Royal Highlander (Renegade Royal #4)
Zebra / June 30, 2015 / $7.99 print, $6.99 digital
At sixteen, Alasdair Gilbride, heir to a Scottish earldom, fled the Highlands and an arranged betrothal. Ten years later, Alasdair must travel home to face his responsibilities. It’s a task that would be much easier without the distracting presence of the most enticing woman he’s ever met…
After one escapade too many, Eden Whitney has been snubbed by the ton. The solution: rusticating in the Scottish wilderness, miles from all temptation. Except, of course, for brawny, charming Alasdair. The man is so exasperating she’d likely kill him before they reach the border—if someone else weren’t trying to do just that. Now Eden and Alasdair are plunging into a scandalous affair with his life and her reputation at stake—and their hearts already irreparably lost…
In Vanessa Kelly's How to Marry a Royal Highlander the war finally over, Alec is resigned to returning home to Scotland and his responsibilities as the heir to his grandfather's earldom. He fled to escape an arranged engagement with a cousin, but returns with Edie, the woman he wishes to marry, and Edie's mother. Needless to say, theirs is a chilly reception.
The old man's gaze flicked past him, and his scowl returned. “Well, I suppose you'd best introduce me to those Sassenach standing there behind you,” he grumbled.
Alec didn't bother to repress his sigh. His grandfather still liked to lay it on rather thick, and he could only hope the ladies hadn't heard. “Of course.”
That hope died when he turned to see Lady Reese standing straight as a pike and looking her most forbidding. Eden's smile, however, was luminous and full of humor, emphasizing the charm and beauty that had been the downfall of her numerous suitors.
It had been Alec's downfall from almost the moment he first saw her. He was counting on that charm to work its magic on the Earl of Riddick, too.