Review: Say Yes to the Scot by Lecia Cornwall et al.

Review: Say Yes to the Scot by Lecia Cornwall et al.Say Yes to the Scot: A Highland Wedding Box Set by Lecia Cornwall, Anna Harrington, May McGoldrick, Sabrina York
Published by Swerve on June 20th 2017
Genres: Anthology, Historical, Historical Romance, Romance
Pages: 300
Source: Edelweiss
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four-stars

You are formally invited to the Highland wedding event of the year. These four lasses are about to meet their matches in an original digital anthology featuring stories from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sabrina York, Lecia Cornwall, Anna Harrington, and May McGoldrick.

How a Lass Wed a Highlander by Lecia CornwallIn this retelling of The Princess and The Pea, Laird Alex Munro of Culmore has just five weeks to find a bride and marry her...or else the clan will be cursed with ill luck. Cait MacLeod finds herself caught in a clan feud, and when she tries to stop a deadly raid, she ends up as Alex Munro’s prisoner. With timing running out, is this couple meant to be?

A Match Made in Heather by Anna HarringtonShe was the laird's daughter. He was nothing more than a penniless, nameless Scot with nothing to offer but his heart. Fate tore them apart, but now he's back in her life with status, money and a title. Can they let go of past hurts and find love?

A Midsummer Wedding by May McGoldrickTheir marriage was two decades in the making. The young, educated woman and her highland, pirate husband, betrothed when they were still children. But on the day of their wedding, Elizabeth Hay and Alexander Macpherson are in for a surprise.

The Scot Says I Do by Sabrina YorkCatherine Ross's world is turned upside down when her brother gambles away every penny they own. But to make matters worse? He’s lost everything to none other than Duncan Mackay, the rugged Scot who Catherine loved for years--but he never noticed her, and now she positively loathes him. But her brother’s in danger of going to Newgate, and the despicable Duncan has a plan– she can claim back the money and save her brother. If she marries him…

Review:

This was a fun Highland anthology full of romance and hot Scots with a great way to get introduced to some new authors and be reacquainted with some old.

How A Lass Weds a Highlander by Lecia Cornwall is the first novella and it’s a cute one, probably my favourite of the four. It’s inspired by the fairy tale The Princess and the Pea (which is one of my favourite stories!) with Laird Alex Munro trying to protect his clan from a feud while also being stuck trying to break (or rather prevent!) a family curse by getting married in 5 weeks! Our “princess” is Cait MacLeod who stumbles upon the clan by accident. I adored Cait, she’s charming and bright and lacks directional skills. Alex and Cait were super cute and I really enjoyed their chemistry.

With that he stalked off own the path, wondering if he’d been a fool and lost his heart to a clever spy, or if Cait was simply lost again and waiting for someone to find her.

A Match Made in Heather by Anna Harrington is a second chance romance between Arabel,the laird’s daughter, and Garrick, the stable boy. As young adults they almost eloped but Arabel ending up breaking Garrick’s heart and they end up being separated only to meet again ten years later. This one is definitely the one made of misunderstanding and angst and therefore my least favourite of the anthology. I found it a bit frustrating but I was glad they got their happy ending.

“I was coming to stop it,” he corrected. “I’d planned to object and kidnap the bride.” His gaze locked wit hers. “To keep her for myself.”

A Midsummer Wedding by May McGoldrick was a pretty fun arranged marriage-esque trope meets shenanigan adventure. Elizabeth Hay and Alexander Macpherson’s marriage has been two decades in the making, having been betrothed since they were children. Having never met though, they’re not so sure they want to go through with it. But after a series of unfortunate (?) events leading them to spend some time together, the sparks start to fly! This was a cute read and I loved seeing them fall for each other.

Her heart leapt with joy. She looked up, overwhelmed with relief. Her fists struck him on the chest to make sure he was real.
“You came back for me.”
He looked down at her and smiled. “I didn’t go anywhere.”

The Scot Says I Do by Sabrina York is another sorta second chance at romance and the last story in this anthology. Catherine Ross has always loved Duncan Mackay but he never seemed to notice her. Finally deciding to move on, Duncan ends up back in Catherine’s life and he’s not ready to give up his chance at a happily ever after. This was another cute read with a lot of fun secondary characters. It was nice to see Duncan have the chance to win over Catherine.

“Nonsense. That is hardly proper.”
“And kidnapping her at a ball is?”
“Silly boy.” Thwap went the fan. “Kidnapping is such a romantic thing.”

Overall, a pretty easy and enjoyable read, perfect for when you need some Highland romance in your life.

{*Thanks to Edelweiss and Swerve for an eARC in exchange for an honest review.

About Lecia Cornwall

Lecia Cornwall is the author of steamy Regency romances set in England and Scotland including the Highland Fairytale series for SMP Swerve, starting with Beauty and the Highland Beast. Her books are known for their layered plots and intriguing characters. Lecia lives in Calgary, Canada with four cats, two teenagers, a crazy chocolate lab and one very patient husband.

About Anna Harrington

Anna Harrington is the author of The Secret Life of Scandals series with Forever romance. When she isn’t writing, she spends her time trying not to kill the innocent rose bushes in her garden. She is the author of The Secret Life of Scoundrels series, including Along Came a Rogue.

About May McGoldrick

USA Today bestselling authors Nikoo and Jim McGoldrick (writing as May McGoldrick) weave emotionally satisfying tales of love and danger. Publishing under the names of May McGoldrick and Jan Coffey, these authors have written more than thirty novels and works of nonfiction. Nikoo, an engineer, also conducts frequent workshops on writing. Jim holds a Ph.D. in Medieval and Renaissance literature and teaches English in northwestern Connecticut. They are the authors of Much Ado About Highlanders, Taming the Highlander, and Tempest in the Highlands in the Scottish Relic Trilogy with SMP Swerve.

About Sabrina York

Sabrina York is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of more than twenty hot, humorous written works. Her stories range from sweet and sexy to scorching romance. She's the author of Hannah and the Highlander with St. Martin's Press.

 

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2 Replies to “Review: Say Yes to the Scot by Lecia Cornwall et al.”

  1. Fun that there is a great mix in here, glad you enjoyed it!

  2. These sound fun and honestly who could say no to a Scot?

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