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Friday, February 13, 2015

Review: The Kidnapped Bride Heather Heisand



Pursuing this elusive heiress will be the ultimate temptation…
Lady Elizabeth Shield is used to saving herself from trouble. And even if dashing private inquiry agent Dougal Alexander just rescued her from white slavers, she’s definitely not returning to her stifling aristocratic life and unsuitable suitors. Not when there are other women in danger—and a secret promise to keep in Edinburgh. But outwitting Dougal’s tactics to return her to London and her family will be easier than staying away from his intoxicating kisses…
He’s a baron’s second son accustomed to making his own way and uncovering the truth. Now Dougal must keep Lady Elizabeth close for her own protection, but her spirited wiles are proving scandalously irresistible. His most difficult case yet will be showing her that he’s everything she truly desires—and that love is the greatest of adventures…


This is one of the most adventuresome short stories I have come across. Lady Elizabeth Shield truly has an amazingly advanced personality for a woman of her station and time. I admit to feeling a little out of the loop and wished I'd read her brothers' stories first but I was still able to follow along the enjoyable story. This story takes place a little later than most of the historicals I've read lately and it was a little startling to have some of the more modern inventions mentioned but the author's use of vivid details and matter-of-fact description brought the time period to life for me. I truly lost my heart to the stoic private detective and greatly envied the heroine. I loved the serious matters addressed in this story and would love to see the subject matter revisited n future stories. I would also love to see the hero's brother find the right partner as I believe he is truly in need and deserving of it. This is a swift read and if you like your stories with an adventurous twist this is a good choice.