Seducing A Scottish Bride, by Sue-Ellen Wellfonder
Publisher: Forever (Hachette Book Group)
Author Sue-Ellen Wellfonder made frequent trips to the land of her dreams due to her twenty year career with the airlines. Bi-lingual, she flew international all those years, working her flights as foreign language speaker. Her flying career allowed her to see the world, but it was always to Scotland that she returned. Now a full-time writer, she much prefers wielding a pen to pushing tea and coffee. Proud of her own Hebridean ancestry, she belongs to two clan societies: the MacFie Clan Society and the Clan MacAlpine Society. Other titles include: Master of the Highlands, Knight in My Bed, Bride of the Beast, Only for a Night, Wedding for a Knight, Until the Night Comes, and Devil in a Kilt. She is married and currently resides with her husband in Florida.
Lady Gelis MacKenzie yearns for love, the everlasting kind. Her father, hesitant to all suitors, is determined to keep her close and at home. Until a long-standing debt is called upon to be collected, and her father’s honor must obey it. Gelis has already had a vision of her suitor, a darkly seductive man, with wounds that run deep. When she finally meets her betrothed and learns of his family’s curse that has haunted them for generations, she determines that curses are not to be believed. With two previous wives in the ground, Ronan MacRuari, known also as the Raven, weds Gelis only to satisfy his clan. He knows that loving her could unleash the curse and put her in mortal danger. But as he comes to know her, and their passionate desires flare, he begins to wonder if Gelis isn’t the key to lifting the curse that has plagued them. Determined to protect her at all costs, he’ll fight the dangerous forces that threaten her, even if it means closing off his heart to what it truly wants.
The only issue I had with the book was this curse. Well, not the curse itself, but the explanation of it. It was given in bits throughout the story, but I still don’t feel any closure in fully understanding it. This is part of a series, I believe, so it is possible that it is further explained better in one of the other books.
The plot flowed well and I adored the characters. I loved the side-story with the secondary characters, Anice and Hugh, too. This was a great mix if historical and paranormal romance. The setting and her depiction of it was superb. Now I want to go to Scotland!
If you are seeking a one-of-a-kind romance, full of action and steam, pick up Seducing a Scottish Bride, by Sue-Ellen Wellfonder!