THE LADY AND THE LAIRD by Nicola Cornick
When you lose someone you loved can you ever replace that with another?
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 marriage she can have without all the messy attachment. Robert knows he can wear her down and see that the magic two people can create is something never to be missed, especially by a married couple. Lucy has seen what letting yourself think passionately can do and she will never allow herself to be that careless with her body or affection.
Time has a way of wearing you down especially with Robert so masterful with his passionate kisses and words of love showing Lucy that anticipation is sometimes the best part of the relationship. So every night Robert chips away at Lucy and her defenses one sweet word at a time. Even battling for land that he cherishes and rousting out a traitor will never stop Robert from protecting Lucy and all that he loves.