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She is young and beautiful and fashionable, Edinburgh's most flirtatious hostess. But within the merry widow beats a grieving heart. Lady Mairi mourns the husband she lost two years before-and no matter how accomplished a lover Jack Rutherford may be, their wanton night together was an encounter of the body only, and Lady Mairi would prefer to forget it.
But when Mairi is threatened by a blackmailer, Jack is the only man who can protect her. As they work together to uncover where the danger lies, their passion reignites. Little by little, the masks they wear burn away, and their most private secrets come to light....
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By Lady M on 11-08-13
In Ms Cornick's second book in the "Scottish Brides" series we find ourselves at a Masquerade Ball in the wild Scottish Highlands of 1815. Where fashionable society widow Lady Mairi MacLeod plans one night of passion with a man she meets at the ball, neither having any idea of the true identity of the other. They wear masks, and the assignation takes place in a dark room. Lady Mairi had never known such desire and passion.
The next morning, while he lay sleeping she finally saw his face and was mortified. After recognizing her lover she decides to leave him "seduced and abandoned", preferring to forget the night of wicked passion she had spent in his arms.
Jack cannot forget the mysterious woman, and becomes obsessed with finding her. Thus begins this compelling story; a blend of passion-filled romance and intriguing mystery.
I enjoyed listening to "One Night with the Laird", and Claudia Harris' narration. It's a story that can stand alone, although part of a series. I highly recommend it.
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By Cam on 01-11-14
Good story, just not a griper!
I really did enjoy the passionate love scenes especially the opening one. Believe it or not there was also a rope scene and even accompanied by a whip for those interested in that style of passion. The story was just a bit bland and flat in parts as well as a bit predictable since I could guess who the villain was fairly soon after his introduction. Not a bad book to read, again I even enjoyed parts of it fully. Just not a great one.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful