After four long years, Morgan MacCraig has finally returned to the Highlands of his birth . . . with his honor in shreds. After a scandal, all he wants now is solace-yet peace is impossible to find with the castle's outspoken new maid trying his patience, challenging his manhood . . . and winning his love, body and soul.
Jean MacDonald wants to leave her past behind and start anew, but Ballindair Castle, a Scottish estate rumored to be haunted, hasn't been the safe haven she envisioned. Ballindair's ancestral ghosts aren't as fascinating as Morgan, the most magnificent man she's ever seen. Though their passion triggers a fresh scandal that could force them to wed, Jean must first share the secrets of her own past-secrets that could force them apart, or be the beginning of a love and redemption unlike anything they've ever known.
(Terra's Thoughts) This story is a hoot right from the beginning with a maid that just happens to be in the wrong place at the right time doing the most embarrassing things. A well paced story with plenty of imagination, steamy kisses, Scottish pride and a wonderful romance that will have you dabbing the corners of your eyes with tissues.
Poor Jean MacDonald sure does have the worst of luck. A plain looking thing next to her stunningly beautiful sister that would keep her unnoticed except for her inquisitive nature and wire tipped tongue. Well that and her knack at embarrassing herself in front of her betters.
Morgan MacCraig is a stunning hunk of a man and Laird to Ballindair Castle. Having returned from London after a scandal between him and his ex-wife, Morgan just wants to be left alone and enjoy the peace and quite of his Scottish estates. Unfortunately for Morgan his guilty conscience gets the better of him and his much wanted peace and quite elude him at every opportunity.
I absolutely loved this one by Karen Ranney. This is an author who I have read a few times and always have enjoyed what I've devoured.