Thursday, May 26, 2011 Posted by Dina N
New York Times bestselling author Karen Hawkins spins an unforgettable tale of a captivating beauty with a secret, a dashing sea captain on a treacherous mission — and the priceless artifact that seals their destiny.
A DESPERATE BEAUTY
Despite fame and countless admirers, actress Marcail Beauchamp has never forgotten William Hurst, the audacious seafarer she once loved... and lost. Now, forced by a mysterious blackmailer who threatens her family, she must steal an ancient onyx box from the one man she's vowed never to see again.
A BOLD ADVENTURER
To save his brother from a ruthless abductor, William must deliver the artifact as ransom. He's stunned when Marcail, more lovely than ever, suddenly appears on his ship. But when she drugs him and steals the box, his fury knows no bounds.
THE TREASURE EVERYONE WANTS
William pursues Marcail, but too late: she has already delivered the box. The estranged lovers realize they must work together — both to regain the artifact that could mean life or death to his family and to destroy the mysterious blackmailer's power over her family. Thus begins a high-stakes quest through the reaches of Scotland, a quest that stirs up long-forgotten memories and an unquenchable passion....
Scandal in Scotland is the second by Karen Hawkins book I've read after One Night in Scotland. It combines adventure and romance in one irresistible package. William and Marcail are former lovers who reunite after years of painful attempts to get over their relationship. They are in pursuit of an ancient artifact, and each of them needs it desperately for different reasons. Soon they discover that their passion is still very much alive. The two join forces to find out the identity of those who want the artifact as badly as they do - and will stop at nothing to get it.
Scandal in Scotland is an entertaining read that will appeal to fans of historical romances that feature strong male characters and feisty female ones - with some adventure and mystery thrown in the mix.
Scandal in Scotland is new this week from Pocket Books, a division of Simon & Schuster.
Disclaimer / Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy with no obligation for a positive review. No compensation - monetary or in kind - has been obtained for this post. Photo and book info courtesy of the publisher or PR firm.