A Scot’s Surrender
The Townsends #3
“When his brother leaves him in charge of Llynmore Castle, Robert Townsend is determined to make everything go smoothly. What does it matter if he’s inexplicably drawn to Ian Cameron, the estate’s stoic steward? Robert is sure he can ignore the way the Highlander’s apparent dislike of him gets under his skin. They’ll muddle along just fine so long as they avoid one another. An excellent plan…until a fire forces Ian into the castle—and Robert’s personal space.
Ian Cameron has worked for everything he owns, unlike spoiled Robert Townsend. And he may not have friends, but he has the Highlands and the stars, and what more could he really need? But when a guest’s stolen possession appears in his room, he doesn’t have much choice but to admit to the handsome and aggravatingly charming Townsend brother that he needs help. To solve this mystery, they’ll have to put aside their differences. And as Ian learns more about Robert, he’ll have to guard his heart…or it may be the next thing stolen.”
This was a much more addicting novel than I was expecting. It kept me up past my bedtime a couple nights in a row.
One issue I kept facing with this novel is that my brain kept mixing up the male protagonists, Ian seemed more like a Robert to me and vice versa. I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered that this is the only m/m romance in the series. Typically when an author writes m/m romances that is pretty much all they write. I can’t wait to get my hands on the previous two books in this series.
The only flaw I found in this book is that the ending was quick and almost too perfect. This is not something that you just tell your family about in Regency times. I feel that there probably would have been a lot more drama there.
Overall I really enjoyed this novel and look forward to more by this author.
About the Author
“Lily Maxton grew up in the Midwest, reading, writing, and daydreaming amidst cornfields. After graduating with a degree in English, she decided to put her natural inclinations to good use and embark on a career as a writer.
When she’s not working on a new story, she likes to tour old houses, add to her tea stash, and think of reasons to avoid housework.”
I received this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.