Elizabeth Maddox, known as Isla, has never been one to follow rules. She would much rather a reckless ride on horseback than a dance in a ballroom but her father has very different ideas about her future. To further the families’ fortune, he would see her married to a Scottish lord. Isla fears this will be the end of the life she treasures above all else.
Gavin Campbell will never marry again. His past has taught him well, his first wife’s spending has him teetering on the edge of financial ruin. Marriage is a disease , or so he thought until the headstrong Isla starts seeping into is heart and
he begins to wonder if a woman like her might actually be a cure.
Can Isla’s wild ways tame this laird’s heart?
What an enchanting book! I sat down and read this in one evening. I was intent on finding out what would happen with Gavin and Isla. I know the name she goes by is seen as strange by characters in the book, but I happen to really like that name. And Isla is a unique character. She's strong and independent, stubborn to a fault on occasion, but she also has a good heart. And that makes me just love her character. Gavin had been burned before by his wife that died a while back. There is no comparison between her and Isla. But it does take a little time and some unfortunate events for Gavin to see that. In fact, it seems that in this book the tables are turned seeing as to how the man is the one often in trouble and needing help. This by no means squashes Gavin's masculinity. He is one very large Scottish man who can handle his own. Oh and I especially love how all the characters of the author's books are interwoven. Isla happened to appear briefly in another of the author's books I have read, and now she has her own story. Their stories all connect in some ways. I love that!
5 out of 5 stars!!