THE SINFUL SCOT by Maddison Michaels is out now and we’re thrilled to be part of her blog tour! Check it out and be sure to grab your copy of this historical romance today!
Title: The Sinful Scot
Author: Maddison Michaels
Genre: Historical Romance
Constance Campbell, the Duchess of Kilmaine, once believed that all she needed in life was a duke. But everything unraveled when she realized her perfect husband was a perfect monster. Now broken beyond repair, she hides her misery behind a perfect Society mask…even from her childhood friend, Alec.
Dr. Alec McGuinness reluctantly finds himself back in Scotland, and checking up on the only woman to ever get under his skin, Connie. After she spurned him many years ago, he knows his humble life as a doctor could never be enough for her. But when the Duke of Kilmaine is murdered in cold blood, with Connie sleeping right next to him in bed, Alec knows he must protect Connie at all costs from those who would frame her for the duke’s murder.
Now on the run, Connie feels a freedom she only ever dreamed about before, and an unexpected attraction to the man who is keeping her safe. But even if they can win her freedom and clear her name, could she ever open her heart up to someone again?
The Sinful Scot is my first book from Ms Michaels, but it definitely won’t be my last! There’s two books in the series before this (though I obviously haven’t read them yet, no worries, because this one worked fine as a standalone) and at least one that must be coming, so watch out, TBR!
I really enjoyed Connie and Alec’s story. It has just the right amount of mystery/suspense to both throw the hero and heroine together and keep the reader turning the pages, trying to figure out exactly what is going on. I have to honestly say that I wasn’t sure “whodunit” here until the big reveal–well done! (And yikes. That individual was…something. Whoa.) Add in the romance, and you’ve got one heck of a story here! I loved watching Connie find herself–and Alec–again. And even though I wanted to smack his stubborn head more than once, he is quite the hero. And fortunately, a doctor too 🙂
And that teaser for the next (Lorelei and Iain’s) book? Bring. It. On!
(Quick heads-up, though–domestic abuse–and beyond–is a major part of the story. There is a warning at the beginning of the book, but the blurb itself really just hints at it. To call the duke “a monster” is an insult to monsters, quite frankly. I did like how Ms Michaels dealt with the subject here, but forewarned is forearmed, and all that.)
Rating: 4 stars / A-
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
About the author:
Indoctrinated into a world of dashing rogues and feisty heroines when she was a teenager, Maddison Michaels is a bestselling, award-winning Australian romance author, who loves to write sexy history with a dash of mystery! Her debut novel, THE DEVILISH DUKE, won the 2019 RWA Australia Historical Romance Book of the year. Maddison lives in Sydney with her gorgeous hubby and daughter, and always starts her day with a cup (or two) of liquid gold… coffee (just quietly, she’s addicted to the stuff)!