SOME LIKE IT SCOT
The “marriage of convenience” plot gets a contemporary makeover in this clever story that has a touch of the paranormal and plenty of steamy sex — sometimes both at the same time. Good friends, romance, hot sex, the clash of cultures and personalities, an interesting location and a little magic combine to make this one great read.
Graham is the McLeod of Kinloch, an island in the outer Hebrides. When confronted with a 400-year-old marriage pact between the McLeods and the McAuleys, he takes desperate action for the good of his clan and the island’s handicraft-based economy. American Katie McAuley grabs at Graham as an escape from her out-of-control life. Before she knows it, she is on her way to Scotland with a man she barely knows and with whom she is sharing strange out-of-body experiences — as well as a super-charged sexual attraction. Maybe a centuries-old marriage law isn’t such a bad thing after all, and maybe there is more going on than they ever imagined. (BRAVA, Jun., 320 pp., $14.00)