The Bridegroom Wore Plaid by Grace Burrowes
Ian MacGregor, the Earl of Balfour, needs money to keep his estate running smoothly. One more bad year for crops and his people will be starving. Genie Daniels’s father wants a title and he feels that his daughter’s marriage to the Scottish lout will do nicely. Too bad Ian and Genie don’t really have feelings for each other; they do have feelings for other members of each other’s households. That’s when things get REALLY complicated.
I am not a big fan of historical romance, but I really liked Burrowes’s writing style. She puts dashes of intrigue and suspense in at all the right moments. While the focus is on a particular pairing there are also three other relationships blooming simultaneously. (These two families are going to be so intertwined the family tree is going to be looking pretty odd.) It was nice to have more than one pairing because there were multiple storylines to follow. At times very sensual, other times humorous and even still nail biting. One of my favorite historical romances to date!