By Sophie Jordan
In This Scot of Mine, Sophie Jordan’s 4th in her Rogues Files series, the writing is great and the characters are likable and have a very sweet attraction. However, there were some parts of this book I could not get past. Like how superstitious Hunt was and how easily Clara started to believe in the curse on his family. I was interested in Clara’s back story but it seemed that the past really was the past and there wasn’t much further to go into there. And finally, there was a set up for a big rivalry between clans but it fizzled out in a simple way.
In an effort to avoid marriage with a terrible fiancé, Lady Clara came up with a lie that she was pregnant with another man’s baby. With that lie, she travels to her brother’s home in Scotland to settle in to a life free from the expectations of London society.
On her way to her brother’s home, she encounters a brawl fight with a group of Scottish men. At dinner at her brother’s house, she encounters one of those men and he has a gaze only for her. Their instant chemistry is delicious and there is a rescue scene that left me breathless.
While I found this book enjoyable to read and I liked the characters, I felt the first part of this book was exciting and the second part felt rushed and not completely satisfying.
Review by Michele W.