The Bridegroom Wore Plaid by Grace Burrowes
Series: MacGregor Trilogy #1
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genre: Historical Romance, Romantic Suspense
Length: 371 pages
His Family or His Heart — One of Them Will Be Betrayed…
Ian MacGregor is wooing a woman who’s wrong for him in every way. As the new Earl of Balfour, though, he must marry an English heiress to repair the family fortunes.
But in his intended’s penniless chaperone, Augusta, Ian is finding everything he’s ever wanted in a wife.
Grace Burrowes has done it again with this marvelous tale of unleashed passion and suspense that’s driven by power and greed. The Bride Groom Wore Plaid is set in a time where a true Scotsman loves with his whole heart and has the pride of a strong leader of his people.
Ian MacGregor, Earl of Balfour’s character, is true to his name. He comes of the pages with his head held high even as his royal roots lay bare. I have to give applause to Ms. Burrowes for giving us such Scotsmen as the MacGregor brother’s whose loving endures having their woman folk at hand.
Ian must marry into money to take care of his family and clan since his older brother disappeared to Canada; thereby, leaving him with the title, a clan, and a town barely surviving. Ian knows he is promised to another, but his true heart belongs to another as well. Can he forsake true love for his people? Or, will he settle on his heart desire?
Augusta Merrick is Genie’s cousin and chaperone. If I were in this time period, I would consider her a dear confidant. She has a huge heart, as well as a brilliant mind. Howver, Augusta finds herself in an intriguing mess when she lays eyes on Ian. What is one to do when a dashing Earl captures your interest, but is spoken for? You come to his aid!
The plot and backdrop to The Bride Groom Wore Plaid is amazing. Ms. Burrowes transports you to Scotland, where the hills are as plentiful as the Scotsmen are handsome, and where honor means something, unless you are an unruly man.
Grace Burrowes is an auto-buy author for me. I can never pass up the chance to explore the amazing time periods and characters that this author pens. I for one think The Bride Groom Wore Plaid is a brilliant start to a delightful series. I cannot wait to see what she has in store for the next book.
Rated 4 Stilettos by Deb!
This review was previously posted at Dark Divas Reviews