Sep 18, 2020
The Lady and the Laird
Posted by Nicola Cornick

An Indecent Proposal Lady Lucy MacMorlan may have forsworn men and marriage, but that doesn t mean she won t agree to profit from writing love letters for her brother s friends letters that become increasingly racy as her fame grows That is, until she deliberately ruins the betrothal of a notorious laird, Robert, Marquis of Methven Past centuries of bloodshed have lefAn Indecent Proposal Lady Lucy MacMorlan may have forsworn men and marriage, but that doesn t mean she won t agree to profit from writing love letters for her brother s friends letters that become increasingly racy as her fame grows That is, until she deliberately ruins the betrothal of a notorious laird, Robert, Marquis of Methven Past centuries of bloodshed have left the Methven and MacMorlan families bitter enemies and Robert is furious that Lady Lucy s letters have cost him the bride he needs so urgently to save his ancestral clan lands Now he makes Lucy a shocking proposal in return for his silence she must become his wife and provide him with the heir he needs It is an inconvenient marriage of convenience but can the rugged laird and the bluestocking beauty fight against the power of love Scottish Brides Where Regency elegance meets Highland passion

  • Title: The Lady and the Laird
  • Author: Nicola Cornick
  • ISBN: 9780373777419
  • Page: 375
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • The Lady and the Laird An Indecent Proposal Lady Lucy MacMorlan may have forsworn men and marriage but that doesn t mean she won t agree to profit from writing love letters for her brother s friends letters that become inc

    Carol *Young at Heart Oldie*

    Golden IsleI loved this captivating romance Set against a backdrop of the wild Scottish highlands, THE LADY AND THE LAIRD is a story of secrets, honour , trust, romance, passion and old enmities.Who can resist a rugged Scottish Highlander hero Not me So I couldn t help but fall for Robert he may wear trousers rather than a kilt but he s still a hottie He is proud, honourable, honest, determined, protective and loyal and the safety of his clan and his lands means everything to him But he is haunt [...]


    Lover of Romance

    I received a copy of this book through Netgalley by Harlequin This is the first time that I have read from this author, and I really enjoyed myself wit this story It was a bit unique in the way it developed, It starts out a bit slow in the beginning, but when you really start to get into it, then the plot tends to escalate even further I wouldn t say that this is my favorite romance by any means, I would say it was enjoyable and fun but nothing about it really stood out to me.Robert, has just re [...]


    Liv

    I love me a good Highlander romance, and even though this one started out great, it lacked somethingINGS I LIKED ABOUT THIS BOOK 1 I really liked the author s writing style Nicola Cornick is good at laying out beautiful settings that ranges from house parties, society gatherings in castles, a Scottish island, and forest terrain, alike I felt like the story was constantly flowing from setting to setting, and it was quite enjoyable 2 The characters were interesting and adventurous This may be civi [...]


    Jess the Romanceaholic

    This is a Quickie Review For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic.Expected Release Date July 30, 2013Publisher HarlequinImprint HQNAuthor s Website nicolacornick My Source for This Book NetgalleyPart of a Series Yes, Book 1, Scottish BridesSeries Best Read In Order N ASteam Level SteamyPet Peeves Public Forced NudityFavorite Tropes Forced Marriage, Enemies To LoversAn almost silly premise with the heroine having penned some rather scandalous notes for her brothers and his friends, and [...]


    Caz

    I ve given this a B at AAR, which makes it 4 stars here.The Lady and the Laird is an enjoyable, well paced story in which the principal characters are well drawn and the central romance thoroughly engaging The historical background which tells of the plight of the crofters and farmers of the Highlands and Islands of the time was also very interesting and was used to good effect as a backdrop for the story, the underlying theme of which was the long standing conflict between the opposing clans of [...]


    Farrah

    What do you get when you mix the luxury and propriety of the Regency era with the passion of the Highlands You get this fantastic first book in a new series The Lady and the Laird had steamy romance, hidden secrets, and the remnants of clan rivalries In other words, totally brilliant.Lucy was a woman haunted by her twin sister s death After that traumatizing event, her entire life became shaped by her fear of passion She has refused to marry anyone in order to avoid it Lucy was a strong heroine, [...]


    Miranda

    GovernessInRed s Book review for The Lady and the Laird Author Nicola CornickPublisher Harlequin Pages 384Pub 2013My rating C3 StarsI read this book several weeks ago and forgot to write a review.The plot was okay Not anything real exciting but not boring either I think the beginning of the story was good I really liked how the hero and heroine met I feel like around the middle of the story is where it started to slack somewhat Then, near the end, I found it pleasant again All in all it was a ni [...]


    Jessica

    I had to DNF, the audiobook didn t draw me in one bit


    Jacob Proffitt

    What an entertaining ride While I liked Lucy well enough, I ended up actually falling for Robert even as I find his combination of attributes highly unlikely and get your mind out of the gutter, I didn t mean those.Lucy as the heroine was everything you d expect from a Scottish red head though with the leaven that she s scared spitless of childbirth and thus locked down emotionally and yes, that has interesting interactions with her character and completely saves her from being in any way stereo [...]


    Melanie

    This is Ms Cornick s first novel in Scottish Brides series and it really is a MUST read The novel is very funny, entertaining and just too sweet for words If you re familiar with this author, then you already know that her novel s are populated with strong, complex and always, always witty characters that stay with you a long time, and that s what you ll find here as well.I adored both main characters, but especially Lucy Her background in regards to her twin sister just took my breath away.This [...]


    Mary Gramlich

    Lady Lucy built her life around staying in the shadow and creating a life for everyone else When her secret hobby disrupts Robert Methven s life the table may be turned on her and the decisions she has made.Robert needed a wife to avoid losing the land his family worked so hard to hold on to When Lucy s assistance to her brother has Robert s wife choosing another husband he decides he will make Lucy fill the slot She fights, kicks, scratches, a screams a little but realizes that perhaps a marria [...]


    Kathie (katmom)

    I rather enjoy the forced to marry trope, and this one was fun Robert has a deadline to meet He has to be married to someone of a certain bloodline to save his clan lands He s standing at the altar ready to marry this simple minded maidenbut she doesn t show up She s run away with the brother of the woman that he kissed when she was but a girl One look in her eyes as she sits in the back of the chapel and he knows she knows something about the situation.Lucy has a secret She writes letters, erot [...]


    Sonya Heaney

    Originally posted HERE.I have to admit that I struggle with historicals set in Scotland It seems that often than not they re a string of He Man and Feisty Lass clich s strung together to reach the inevitable ending.As a consequence, I had my review copy of The Lady and the Laird sitting on my Kindle for a long, long time before I opened it I regret that, because I enjoyed this book so much.Nicola Cornick seems to have found the perfect balance for me At first I thought the concept of Regency er [...]


    MelodyMay (What I'm Reading)

    Posted on What I m ReadingEarly today I finished The Lady and The Laird by Nicola Cornick I started this story a few days ago and let just say it was pretty intense read Let me share my thoughts.In the prologue we meet Lady Lucy MacMorlan with a lot of hopes and dreams, by the time we see Lucy again she s a completely different person All her hopes and dreams died when her twin sister died eight years ago As I read the story, I wonder why was that so pivotal to her life change When the truth com [...]


    The Window Seat

    I used to dream of being a Lady in medieval times and having a handsome Scottish Laird come for me, take me away and as I swoon from his gorgeous manliness, we marry and of course live happily ever after What It could happen When I saw the cover of this book, that s exactly what I remembered, so I had to have it Their journey to HEA wasn t quite as idyllic as my daydream, but Robert Methven didn t want to marry the silly empty headed girl, but he didn t appreciate being left at the alter either [...]


    Michelle Connolly

    Robert is an excelent hero Rough and gentle where he needs to be Lucy I liked a little bit less but still liked very much The story has an excelent beginning I loved the way Robert and Lucy met and how later on their paths crossed again I thought the premise, with the erotic letters, was very interesting and fun but I felt like it wasn t properly taken advantage of At one point they become completely irrelevant to the story However, the story had enough to capture my interest again and so I coul [...]


    Geovanna Maya

    Un libro que me encanto, en un principio me sent algo decepcionada por que yo hab a imaginado otra cosa pero entre m s avance estuve emocionada, ame a est pareja y no me decepciono nada, la verdad es que el misterio que rodea a la protagonista llama la atenci n, todo el trama me estuve preguntando que le ocurr a y cuando se supo vali la pena.El romance se fue dando poco a poco y al llegar al climax me encanto simplemente ese final.Sin duda un libro recomendable, y claro, la portada me encanta ta [...]


    Christy English

    I love Nicola Cornick She hit it out of the park for me again How does she keep doing that Talent I guess


    Mummy Cat Claire

    Somehow I read the second book first It can be done but I would recommend this book before the second one Things make better sense Lady Lucy MacMorlan lives in Forres Castle, Scotland, in June 1803 Lucy s twin, Alice is the opposite in many ways Alice is braver than Lucy and she knows how to get her sister to do things are aren t the best choices On a dare, Alice convinces Lucy to climb down to the balcony When she does, she meets the Robert Methven He doesn t give away her secret but each of th [...]


    Cinzia

    The Lady and the Laird un regency romance molto carino e ben scritto, e posso solo sperare che sia lo splendido inizio di una serie altrettanto interessante Scottish Brides.La trama mi aveva fatto pensare a una storia, forse, un po pi superficiale, ma sono stata contentissima di aver scoperto invece due splendidi personaggi, protagonisti di un bel racconto, romantico e passionale al punto giusto.Lady Lucy MacMorlan ha giurato e spergiurato che uomini e matrimonio non fanno per lei, ma questo non [...]


    Mariana

    3.5En general, y como entretenimiento ligero, est bien El t tulo Falsas cartas de amor me parece que pierde sentido a los pocos cap tulos, pues la trama est m s centrada en los traumas de los protagonistas, y en la b squeda de Robert por asegurar su herencia.Sin embargo, hubieron algunos detalles que no me gustaron, y que me hicieron quitarle estrellas Primero, las situaciones anacr nicas como el masaje que recibe Lucy Segundo, que al inicio el protagonista masculino se la pasaba casi siempre em [...]


    JB Anonym

    UPDATE Subtracting 2 starsWrote my review before finishing the book Missed a delightful scene near the end where the hero flips his shit over view spoiler the MC taking BC even though he s spent 7 chapters saying he ll do everything to make her comfortable and ease her into it And after he s made such a big production of them being able to wait to conceive because there s still time left on his stupid land contract dispute hide spoiler It s not just super sexist and skirchity and reeking of why [...]


    Kathleen Crowell

    not bad not the best entertaining enough for a cold winter day.


    Blue

    Estuvo bien, pero esperaba un poquito m s de l Me gust , la mejor parte, fue cuando Rob intento escribirle una carta a Lucy Que bonito momento.


    Mclaudia

    Good, but like 3 1 2 stars


    Rachel T

    As posted at THE READING CAFE 28 JUL 13thereadingcafe the lady and the laird by nicola cornick a review REVIEW4 out of 5 for the reader folks What a yummy, highlander, medieval, historical romance by Nicola Cornick The first book in her new Scottish bride series, the Lady and the Laird did not let me down In fact, it introduced me to another author of one of my fave genres Both of our main characters first meet at a younger age where a brief encounter and kiss left it s impression Flash forward [...]


    Daisy

    So I ve read some books by Nicola Cornick before and while the last one didn t work so well for me, the other two were wonderful and heartwarming and just all of the good things I want in a historical romance novel So I was really looking forward to exploring the world of Scotland and lairds and KILTS with her Sadly, there were no kilts But it did have so many of the other things that I love that I m willing to overlook this I really liked our heroine, Lucy She s been through a really traumatic [...]


    Janga

    Readers who like intelligent heroines will find much to like in Lucy who even as a sixteen year old preferred reading books to dreaming about her future husband Who would ever imagine all that the proper daughter of a duke was learning from those books she read erotic poetry and swordplay and all sorts of things that would later prove useful Some may think that some of her choices suggest that she could have used pragmatism mixed with her book learning, but people, even smart ones, do make fool [...]


    Kelly

    I can t pretend that I enjoyed this novel overly much or at all really I felt like the whole thing was very forced and disjointed and I disliked both Robert and Lucy as leading characters.Our opening saw Robert and Lucy as youngsters engaging in an accidental midnight tryst The whole scene felt incredibly set up and not at all natural Given the nature of these characters I felt that Lucy sneaking down to the library to steal a book under the cover of darkness and bumping into Robert was far bel [...]


    Sabrina (Soter) Sally

    Dicevi sempre che non ero un poeta, che ero troppo rude e diretto per parlare d a Be , ora ascoltami se mi lascerai andr in pezzi Tu sei la mia donna ideale, Lucy Da un po avevo parecchi libri della Cornick da leggere sullo scaffale e nell indecisione ho finalmente preso il primo che mi ha ispirato e fortunatamente mi andata bene XD L ho finito in un lampo e l ho trovato davvero un bel romanzo storico, scritto in maniera coinvolgente e con personaggi coerenti e determinati, stato facile affezion [...]



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