Wednesday, July 27

Audiobook Review: Wild Wicked Scot by Julia London

Author: Julia London
Narrator: Derek Perkins
Title: Wild Wicked Scot
(Highland Grooms #1)
Genre: Historical Romance
Format: Audiobook
Published: December 27th 2016
Where I got It: Library 

Born into riches and groomed in English luxury, Margot Armstrong didn't belong in a Scottish chieftain's devil-may-care world. Three years ago she fled their marriage of convenience and hasn't looked back—except to relive the moments spent in wild, rugged Arran McKenzie's passionate embrace. But as their respective countries' fragile unity threatens to unravel, Margot must return to her husband to uncover his role in the treachery before her family can be accused of it.

Red-haired, green-eyed Margot was Arran's beautiful bride. Her loss has haunted him, but her return threatens everything he has gained. As the Highland mists carry whispers of an English plot to seize McKenzie territory, he must outmaneuver her in games of espionage…and seduction. But even as their secrets tangle together, there's nothing to prevent love from capturing them both and leading them straight into danger.

Seen this at my library and it fits one of my reading challenges. Plus I have read other books by this author and have liked them. So perfect!

Here we follow Margot and Arran. They were forced to marry. There was passion and lust, but they were so miserable. Margot ran off and he didn't stop her. Three years go by and Margot is forced to go back to her husband to uncover if he is a traitor to England. Margot has haunted Arran's mind and heart but when she returns he is suspicious. As their secrets tangle together, they may find love and it may lead them straight into danger. 

I really enjoyed this. It is pretty much a second chance romance. They married but separated. She takes off and he doesn't go after her. Their pride and hurt hearts kept them apart. She comes back. She is supposed to spy on him and he doesn't trust her. I loved it! They had so much work to do. It was so complex and I had no idea how they would get their HEA. Lots of hurt feelings and Margot is stuck between being honest and figuring out if he is going to betray England or not. SO good. 

The format was fun. We start off with Margot coming back after she had left three years ago. We get to see flashbacks from their first meeting, short engagement, and four months of their marriage. 

Poor Margot and poor Arran. They were both hurt and both in the wrong. They were too immature to get married. Shame on Margot's father and brother. Grrr! Evil men.

But I liked Margot and Arran. They were so complex and so perfect for each other even though they didn't know it. 

My only issue was the resolution of the big external drama at the end. It seemed too clean and too quick. We needed to see more. I don't want to say much, but it was such a build-up and it just sort of ended. 

The narrator was good. I liked his voices. Jumping between two different accents and genders was pretty flawless. 

In the end, I really liked this. I loved watching Margot and Arran find their way. It was a nice change of pace for a historical romance. The ending resolution was a hair too clean for my liking. I felt it needed more. I'll give this 4 stars overall. It was so good even with the ending being too convenient. 

- #32 for Audiobook challenge
- #22 for Romance Reading Challenge - "Scot" in title


Melliane said...

It looks like a good one!

Carole Rae said...

Yes! It was fun!

Jen Twimom said...

Oh, I need a Scot book and I've never read her - I am flagging this to pick up if I don't find a book by October. Thanks!!

Carole Rae said...

Jen, oooo! Glad I could help at least get you a back-up ;) The author is fun.

Blodeuedd said...

I need a Scot too

Carole Rae said...

Swore I replied to this one. But one always needs a Scot. ;)