One Night with the Laird (Scottish Brides Series #2)

One Night with the Laird (Scottish Brides Series #2)

by Nicola Cornick
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One Night with the Laird 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
celticmaggie More than 1 year ago
I enjoy reading Nicola' s books. I have most of her books as they are great to take me away from real life for awhile. I like books about rakes. I like books about damaged women. I loved this book as if has all of the above reasons in it. Nicola writes about the most interesting characters. Jack and Mairi were both wounded from life. They wanted to give up but couldn't even though they disliked their lives. I am so glad they kept trying. She can also write a mean villain and I do mean, Mean. Y really learn to hate them. She has written some of the best love scenes I've ever read. They were more than I expected. Please try this book. It's fairly quick and a great addition to your library!
loverofromance More than 1 year ago
One Night With the Laird is the second in the series, by Nicola Cornick. I was able to get a copy of One Night With The Laird through Netgalley and HQN. I have always enjoyed HQN, and since I enjoyed the first one so much, I was looking forward to reading One Night With The Laird. I had no problem getting fully into the story, and before I fully realized it, the story was over. I was able to read it in just a few hours. It starts out with seeing the special sensual night between Jack and Mairi. Then they don't see each other for a few months, but when they do meet again, a passion sparks, and tension rises, and boy enough heat in the room it fogged up the windows. Then Jack learns of a plot of a distant cousin to Mairi's husband who wants all the wealth she inherited. Jack, even though he feels like Mairi is cold and distant, he can't seem but help her with the danger that she is in. Jack soon learns that Mairi is anything but cold, she has had a life that in the past years has put her in a shell and she has had to protect herself.Jack, is the type to carouse and fill his nights with women. But after sharing a night with the masked lady, he is mesmerized and caught in her spell. He does have a past and suffers from guilt and shame, and shields himself, by being brooding and aloof. I found him sexy yet charming and doesn't let Mairi control him like she does everything else in her life. He is firm but not overly controlling. Mairi I couldn't fully like. As a main character and the heroine, I did like certain characteristics, but I felt like she was too harsh with Jack and was letting her past control her present. I did sense that her faults made her seem more easier to relate with though. The love story that develops between Jack and Mairi was powerful and highly sensual. I thought in a scene or two, it was too much. I don't want to give anything away, but a bit too rough for my taste (a bit of BDSM-which isn't my cup of tea), so I did skimmed over those parts, however for the most part I felt like the author created a lively story.Although I found it to be a stimulating and a solid romance, I did have a few issues with it. I felt as if the flow of the story wasn't as smooth, it had some rough spots, and it was almost like riding on a bumpy roller coaster. I did like the way the plot was full of creativity and excitement. Overall I enjoyed the witty and entertaining tale with a sizzling passion to warm you up on a winters night.
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Doodlebug4444 More than 1 year ago
5 out of 5 for this reader folks! OH MY!  Nicola Cornick gets a little naughty!  I LOVE IT! :) One Night with the Laird is the second book in her Scottish Brides series.  We were introduced to Jack in her first book so we already have a taste of his bad boy, tortured soul, attractive and compelling self.  I was really looking forward to his book and I feel extremely satisfied with his story.  Nicola Cornick didn't take the easy way out and pair him up with a sweet virginal woman who can change his wicked ways ... nope ... she went with  a woman who is herself tortured, unapologetic and his perfect match!  Lady Mairi MacLeod. After one night of crazy, uninhibited passion, Mairi wakes to discover that her lover under the mask just so happens to be a man she has promised to stay away from.  Jack Rutherford.  Knowing this will only bring drama, she sneaks out and disappears for months.  Jack cannot shake this encounter from his mind.  He is completely distracted with thoughts and questions about his one night stand. When Mairi and Jack are invited to a house party, Jack comes to realize who Mairi is.  She is not only the pain in his rear, stick up her butt, proper lady whom he can't stand, she is the woman who insisted he cut of her clothes, raked her nails down his back, sweet smelling perfect woman.  Now he needs to truely conquer and seduce her.  Perhaps though, Mairi is the seducer and is always keeping Jack on his toes. When a blackmailer comes into the picture threatening to spill the beans on secrets that Mairi hold close, Jack feels it necessary to protect her.  Danger lurks as these two find their way to peace together, but not before the fires are stoked and both become so invested in the other, it rewrites all they stood for.   Okay ... this book straddled the line between romance and erotica.  If you read erotica, you will likely not be surprised but if you don't, there are a few scenes that may go beyond what one is use to reading in this genre.  I happen to absolutely love that and have to say the chemistry between these two almost blew up my e-reader.  LOL  I was sucked right into the story, fell in love with both lead characters, and enjoyed their journey to each other. HAPPY READING! :)