Romancing the Laird

Romancing the Laird

by Gerri Russell

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With her sister facing the gallows, she risks it all... even her heart

Legendary Scottish laird and warrior Reid Douglas has never met his match on or off the battlefield until Lucy Livingston – his bride-to-be. Lucy is no meek maiden content to stay at home. She's trained in the art of war and is determined to destroy the king Reid has vowed to protect with his life.

Lucy doesn't want to wed the handsome, brawny laird, but it is an excellent cover she can use to get close to the king, who is engaged in a campaign to rid Scotland of witches. Lucy must protect her sister from enemies who know an accusation of witchcraft, no matter how tenuous, is a death sentence.

They should be sworn enemies. But Lucy can't deny the sparks that fly whenever she vies with her husband in and out of their bedroom. And Reid finds his wife's spirit intoxicating – making him long for more than war. Can two opposing warriors find peace in each other's arms?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161510322
Publisher: Tule Publishing Inc.
Publication date: 04/30/2019
Series: All the Kings Men , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 24,004
File size: 595 KB

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Romancing the Laird 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
ECD 7 days ago
The Midnight Warrioress and the Laird This is one of the best action adventure romances I have ever read. This grabbed my attention from the very beginning and had me turning page after page to find out what would happen next. There were plenty of surprise twists and turns in the story. Gerri Russell is a genius the way she wrote about Lucy, a female warrior, as the lead character. To show her softer side she took charge of her fourteen-year-old sister who seemed to have epilepsy. In those days I am sure they called it something else but also thought it was a sign she was possessed with a demon. In those days killing witches and demons were the sport of the time. So many innocent people were killed without a proper trial or proof. A very sad and dark time in Scotland. The way the author wrote Lucy's action scenes were amazing, so powerful, so exciting. She was a true warrioress. Reid is the Laird of Redhouse Castle. He is a renowned professional warrior. An honor guard to King James himself. He is a good laird but his past haunts him. He is fair, just, kind, intelligent, fiercely loyal to those he loves and has given his oath dedicating himself to the safety of the King and Queen. You have got to read this book. You will not be bored nor disappointed. I found I could not put the book down. There was something going on on every page. There was an arranged wedding between Lucy and Reid where they met the day of their wedding. Lucy's father pushed for the match because of Reid's direct connection to the king. There was the kidnapping of Esme, Lucy's younger sister. She was to be charged as a witch. The dash to free her was exhilarating. There was the matter of Lucy being blackmailed into killing the king or her sister Esme would be turned over to the witch trial tribunal. There were spies, murderers, deep despicable clan feuds and an attempt to overthrow King James. There were plenty of evil characters to loath. The intrigue, the suspense, the battles, the courageous men and woman who fought for noble causes. There is so much to devour in this book. You will be completely satisfied by the end. I did not want the story to end. I wanted to find out how Esme's new future turned out. I wanted to know if Lucy and Reid have children and if there are female children, will they be trained for battle like Lucy was? This is a must read and I highly recommend it.
momof3boysj 21 days ago
Romance set in the Jacobean era in Scotland. An arranged marriage between Reid and Lucy is a slow burn with a lot of secrets, but they overcome the challenges and find they have more in common--valuing family, honor, warriors--than they have differences. I enjoyed this romance. For purists, there is some modern terminology, but the story is strong and a great read. **received a review copy from netgalley
CaroleBurant57 22 days ago
Set in the 1500's Scotland when King James VI ruled and witch hunts were at a peak, Lucy Livingston would do anything to protect her sister who has been labeled a witch because of her seizures. When she is blackmailed and told to assassinate the King in return for her sister's safety, she agrees. Lucy self taught herself how to use a bow and arrow and is a true warrior at heart. When she is forced to marry a warrior to the King, Scottish laird Reid Douglas, it's the perfect opportunity to put the plan in motion. When they meet at the altar, it is instant attraction and Lucy decides she can trust Reid with her secret. He vows to help protect her sister and plans are made to capture the man who is blackmailing her. Reid soon finds out his new wife can take care of herself and they fight alongside each other. Reid also has a past tragedy that he must overcome if he and Lucy can have a future together. This truly was a wonderful book to read and I look forward to reading more of this author's books!! I was given a free copy of this book via NetGalley and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.
mikMK 23 days ago
This story takes place in 1592. Lucy Livingston's father was lacking in funds so she was betrothed to Laird Douglas, who was a guardsman to the King. Lucy was only willing to marry Laird Douglas to help protect her sister, Esme, from evil men who were also blackmailing Lucy.
Sunshine1006 23 days ago
Miss Lucy Livingston's father has betrothed her to Laird Reid Douglas, sight unseen. While getting ready to go, a masked man enters her bedroom which she shares with her sister Esme and threatens that it she does not kill the King, he will make sure her sister will be hung as a witch. Esme has a health condition which causes seizures and they believe may prove she is a witch. Reid is one of the King's protectors and this may get Lucy close enough to assassinate him. When Lucy and Reid see each other at the wedding, there is a chemistry between them. After the wedding, Reid and his men to go the Castle as the King is in danger. While there, a female warrior shows up and is close enough to hurt the King but she cannot. She finds the courage to tell Reid about being blackmailed and he swears to protect her and Esme. The Douglas Clan has a longstanding feud with the Ruthven Clan. There have been deaths on both sides but one needs to eliminate the other. Will Esme be saved? There is a traitor in the midst, will they find out who it is before it's too late? Will Reid and Lucy be able to stand together and be strong enough to work together? I loved that the heroine is strong in body and spirit. I loved Reid who is a man that cares about those he loves. I received this book from Net Galley and Tule Publishing for a honest review.
georgia1 23 days ago
Scotland, 1592. "Marraige was not about love. Marriage was about social positin and connection, as her father had reminded her." Lucy Livingston had learned early that even family was not about love. A sister to protect because of her affliction, when threatened by a clocked figure her sister would be declared a witch if Lucy did not carry out his demand. Kill the King. At the same time the King had betrothed her to one of his men, Laird Reid Douglas, who he was close to. So Lucy would have to betray Reid to get to the King and her life would probably be over. But at least her sister would go to a safe place at least which the hooded man gave her evidence. On the night of their hasty marraige, as they saw each other for the first time and he kissed her, there was a spark there between them. But as fate would have it, he was called to protect the King from an immenient attack and had to leave. I was captured by the first page and this exciting adventure did not slow down. Lucy had so much heart and was strong, having trained as a warrior since she was young to earn the favor of her father, who gave her no acknowledgement. Reid won my devotion with his strong sense of protection and honor. He was determined to help Lucy when he found out what was going on and catch the villian. Gerri Russell successfully immersed me into this time and place with her wonderful descriptions and strong characters. This was a difficult era in history with so many killed due to strange beliefs and opposing faiths. My heart smiled as I turned the last page and knew I could not wait until the next in this series comes out! Although part of a series it can be read as a standalone, but you want to read book one also, you will be happy you did! I read this book strhough NetGallery Lori Dykes