I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Kilts and Daggers by Victoria Roberts
Length: 7 hours and 38 minutes
Genres: Historical Romance
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on May 5th 2015
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Justine Eyre
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Also by this author: My Highland Spy, Kill or Be Kilt
Ever since Lady Grace Walsingham discovered her uncle and sister are spies for the Crown, she has yearned for adventure. She's counting the days until she can leave barbaric Scotland behind, even if she must endure Highland captain Fagan Murray's company for weeks.
Fagan has a simple mission: escort the haughty Lady Grace back to England. But nothing is ever easy. The sharp-tongued woman needles him at every turn. But when a menacing threat follows them on their journey, Fagan's grudging tolerance for Grace turns to respect...and into a perilous attraction that could seal their fate.
What I thought of this book.
Every since Grace has found out that her sister was a spy working for the King she has wanted to take her place. Now that her sister has wed her highland lord she figures it would be a good time for her to do so. She can’t stand being in Scotland with the nasty highlanders. She is betrothed to Daniel an Englishman and she thought that was what she always thought she wanted until Fagan.
At first, she can’t stand Fagan, who is Roiri’s chief guard and best friend, she has even punched him in the eye. They argue all the time, but one passionate kiss and everything changes. Fagan is supposed to escort her to England to her betrothed but some threats could disrupt everything.
I really like Grace, she is spunky and at times a bit naive. She really wants to be a spy but she can’t throw a dagger for anything and Fagan can agree. Her feistiness comes in handy later on in the book. Fagan is a sexy highland guard who can’t stand Grace and the English but at the same time, he can’t seem to think of anyone else. I really like him.
So I enjoyed this story despite the fact that not much of it was centered around Fagan escorting Grace to England as I thought it would be because of the blurb. They didn’t even start off for England until about half way through if not more. So I thought the falling for each other was going to be on the way to England but the two had already discovered the fact that they had some chemistry in their kisses. It doesn’t take from the story but it just kept making me think about it while I was listening to it. (Personal irk I guess…lol)
Other than that I really enjoyed this story as I am a sucker for a handsome Scottish Highlander! 🙂 Recommended for those who love historical romances. 🙂 You could probably read it as a standalone but I think it would be better if you start with book one so you get the whole ambiance of the story. 🙂
Justine Eyre does a good job with historical romances.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- Audiobook Challenge 2016
- Pick Your Genre 2016
- Summer COYER