Claimed by the Laird by Nicola Cornick

Available July 29: Claimed by the Laird (Hqn)

****3.5/5 stars

An eventful romance, there’s much to like about Claimed by the Laird.

Recommended readers:

  • If you like a wall flower character
  • If you like historical romance

Here’s my Rankings:

  • 4/5 for characters
  • 3.5/5 for plot
  • 3.5/5 overall
  • Steaminess: 3 out of 5 (A fair amount of sex)


When I grabbed this book, I wondered why do all romance covers have to be racy/suggestive? I won’t go on that rant again though …  I do have to say that the love scenes were nice – exciting, interesting, even though those are my pet peeve in romance books. There’s much to like about this book – a hardworking, overlooked, underappreciate Lady Christina – and the strong, undercover, and unavailable Lucas Black.  The characters are really quite perfect in romantic terms.  And combine them with a good storyline set in the Highlands (postBut something about the characters and its 1930s setting reminded me of Rules of Civility, an experience I’ll always try to replicate, so I bought on the spot. At any rate, this one never made it to the beach, which is incidentally only a short walk away at the moment. It’s a quick and engaging read, a bit plot-driven over character development, but the pacing was excellent. The story pendulums between 1932 and 1938 by chapter, and the reader just has to keep going to find out what happened in both story lines. I found myself disappointed when the chapter in one storyline ended, only to remember I was dying to find out what happened in the other storyline as well.  I couldn’t put it down.  A great read!

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