This review is based on a complimentary book I received from Aurora Publicity, Publisher. It is an honest and voluntary review. The complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.Taming a Laird's Wild Lady by Tammy Andresen
Series: Taming the Heart #3
Also in this series:Taming a Duke's Wild Rose, Taming a Rake into a Lord, Taming a Savage Gentleman, Taming a Rogue Earl
Also by this author: Taming a Duke's Wild Rose, Taming a Rake into a Lord, Taming a Savage Gentleman, Taming a Rogue Earl, Christmastide With My Captain, My Enemy, My Earl, Earl of Sussex
Genres: Historical Fiction, Romance
Release Date: January 17, 2017
Publisher: Independently Published
Source: Aurora Publicity, Publisher
Purchase at: Amazon
Miss Isabelle Maddox, known as Isla, has never been one to follow rules. She would much rather a reckless ride on horseback than a dance in a ballroom but her father has very different ideas about her future. To further the families’ fortune, he would see her married to a Scottish lord. Isla fears this will be the end of the life she treasures above all else.
Gavin Campbell will never marry again. His past has taught him well, his first wife’s spending has him teetering on the edge of financial ruin. Marriage is a disease , or so he thought until the headstrong Isla starts seeping into is heart and
he begins to wonder if a woman like her might actually be a cure.
Can Isla’s wild ways tame this laird’s heart?
I was very excited to get my hands on this book. When I read the previous installment in this series, Taming a Duke’s Wild Rose, I was introduced to the character of Elizabeth “Isla” Maddox. Even better was that there was a sneak peek of this story in the back of that book! I was hooked and snapped at the chance to read this story as soon as possible.
Daring, dangerous, and swoon worthy! Isla is quite the tomboy in this story. Raised with only brothers she has had to hold her own all her life. Unfortunately for her she is expected to be a bride and a lady. She has no interest in that life but she will do as she must in order to increase her family’s fortune. She is not against marriage as much as it is that she does not want to be bound to a man who will force her to be someone she is not. I am a huge fan of strong female characters and Isla fits the bill for me. I loved her daring and her spunk. She is a force to be reckoned with and I could read an entire series revolving around her.
Gavin Campbell has had a rough go of things. His estate was mismanaged by his ailing Father and now he does not know how he is going to feed all the mouths he is already responsible for. So, when the idea of marriage to Isla was introduced he refused. He already had enough worries but to add a wife to the mix, just no. His previous marriage had been one that made him weary of females and had no interest in another marriage. Too bad that there was something about Isla that fascinated him and kept him engaged in the dealings against his better judgement.
Isla’s father was interested in securing a business partnership that would keep things in the family by having the transaction be contingent on marriage to Isla. She was not thrilled about this plan but her father loved her and would not marry her to just anyone. Unfortunately, some of the men that came calling for Isla’s hand were less than worthy. One of the men in particular was not fond of competition and decided to take matters into his own hands.
This is absolutely one of my newest favorite books. The plot was realistic with great pacing from scene to scene. It had action, some adventure, a villain and humor. Everything to keep a reader such as myself entertained. This was an enjoyable story that kept me engaged until the very end. It is also a romance so there were sexy times, even some on horseback, ha ha ha, just to give you an idea. This is another great installment to this series and I am looking forward to the next book. I highly recommend this to all readers but especially to fans of historical romance.
*Thank you to Author Tammy Andresen & Aurora Publicity for this eARC of Taming a Laird’s Wild Lady*