Two years later, David Lauriston and Murdo Balfour meet once again. The events of this book revolve around King George’s visit to Scotland, which personifies one of the things I’m most enjoying about this trilogy. So much of Regency(ish) romance takes place in London and English estates. Shifting the location to Edinburgh brings to life a different aspect of “British” life during that time period, especially relating to the politics and lifestyles of those who are not firmly in the aristocratic class.

David and Murdo’s developing relationship is almost a secondary story line to this book, after the drama of how to help a friend in an abusive marriage. However, I enjoyed reading about the rekindled romance and evolution of trust between the two characters.

I’ve already purchased the final installment and I’m looking forward to reading it.

Rating: 4.5 (out of 5) stars. Cross-posted to Amazon and Goodreads.