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Summary

The Proposal

Driven to undo the evil wrought by her dead husband, Millicent Wentworth must find a way to save her estate and free the innocent people he enslaves. Her only hope is a marriage - in name only - to the notorious widower the Earl of Aytoun.

The Groom

Devastated by the tragic accident that killed his wife and left him gravely wounded, Lyon Pennington, fourth Earl of Aytoun, is tormented by the accusations that blame him for the catastrophe. Filled with despair, he lets his mother lure him into a marriage of convenience - for the sake of a good-hearted woman on the verge of financial ruin.

The Desire

Under Millicent's gentle gaze, Lyon begins to regain his strength and his wounded heart begins to heal. And soon Millicent discovers that beneath his unruly beard and grim demeanor, Lyon just may be the most handsome - and caring - man she's ever encountered. For the first time in her life, she realizes that she is alive - alive with a smoldering desire for the one man she'll love forever....

Contains mature themes.

©2011 Nikoo K. and James A. McGoldrick (P)2018 Tantor

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  • CHW
  • 09-02-18

A pleasure to read

This book was really fantastic. I really like this author. The characters are well developed. The story was delightful and frankly I cannot wait until the next book is available to listen to. I have not read this authors work but listed to the Scottish Relic series just based on the reviews and have been hooked since.
Lyon and Millicent were the perfect imperfect couple with scars and baggage that added depth to their characters.
The narrator was good and did not detract from the story. She was no Rosalind Landor or Davina Porter (two of my favorite narrators for Highlander stories) but she did a good job and kept the story engaging.

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  • Belladoni
  • 14-06-19

AN UNEXPECTED TREASURE.

It took me awhile to warm up to this audiobook, partly due to initially struggling to keep up with a narrator who blazed through some passages with superhuman speed and yet with perfect accuracy. However, as I surrendered to the story and settled into the style and cadences of the narrator, who was able to modulate her speed and pitch, while switching from a Jamaican to a Scottish accent, all without missing a beat---I became completely captivated by a story that took me back through time into the world of the landed gentry---a time of extreme contrasts created by excessive wealth and extreme poverty. A world of masters and slaves; dukes and servants. A world that was both gracious and brutal, populated with characters of courageous compassion and obsessive cruelty, as well as some gnarly and interesting personalities. At the heart of it there’s an unusual love that develops between a man, broken in body and mind, and a widow who was brutalized by her first husband. In spite of their difficult physical limitations and emotional scars, their love becomes erotic, emotionally resonate, compassionate---inspiring. Throw in passages with pompous ‘medical doctors’ and their insanely destructive methods and an old Jamaican medicine woman who can see deep into the souls of her patients and bring real healing. A story of redemption. Dramatic and suspenseful. Not your typical romance. Highly recommended.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 17-03-19

love comes

love this story. Two broken people finding love. loved all the twists and turns and the different characters.

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  • Beaver State
  • 18-02-18

Great listen book

Well written, love story, some parts will keep you on the edge of your seat. A must listen to!!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-12-18

Borrowed Dreams

Lots of twists & turns, good display of human nature both good & evil plus happy ending!

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  • sarah
  • 24-04-18

loved it

I loved the story! Great book. can't wait to read the next books. Thank you

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  • Sandra L. Agus
  • 16-11-21

Borrowed Dreams

This was a very good historical romance! I liked the characters and the development of the relationship. Arranged marriage between an injured broken Earl and an emotionally and physically abused widow is a terrific trope! Narration was great also.

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  • sue
  • 18-09-21

Wonderful book

This book was better than I thought it would be. It had me feeling very sad happy and intriguing. it was narrated very well. It kept me listening even when I had other things to do. I am going to look for more books from this author

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  • Marina
  • 18-08-20

Love, love, love the Penningtons!!!

This is the second time Im reading through the Scottish Dream Trilogy!
The writing, the engaging prose, the twists and turns of the storyline about the 3 Pennington brothers, the character development, and the historical background are all ingredients I found that blended so well in the creation of these narratives. Together with a talented narrator, Sienna Frances, the audiobooks were a real treat.
Highly recommend.

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  • Colleen
  • 13-08-20

Exceptional Writing

No love triangles or mindless empty headed characters. Likable and entertaining. I couldn’t seem to put this book away. Listen to it in one day.