Stephanie Laurens consistently write exceedingly entertaining stories. She doesn’t disappoint with this new one which is the second book in her newest trilogy. Anyone who is a fan of Ms. Laurens is aware of the Cynster family and all of her previous reads of various family members and friends. I, for one, have not tired of reading about the family and enjoy reading updates on the lives that we have shared in previous stories.
An unknown Highland Laird has arranged to kidnap Eliza Cynster because of demands issued by his mother. He is to compromise a Cynster lady and force her into marriage for reasons that are unknown to us so far in the trilogy. Having lost the previously kidnapped Cynster lady, Heather, the Laird has engaged the services of a “gentleman” who has never failed in a job to kidnap Eliza. He successfully kidnaps our heroine but she has been seen on their journey to Scotland by a family friend, Jeremy Carling. Jeremy recognizes a damsel in distress when he sees one and strategizes to free Eliza from her captors. What is interesting about this plot is that Eliza has known Jeremy for sometime, but didn’t really look at him for a suitor because he is a bookworm and she considered him too stuffy. Jeremy goes out of his comfort zone when he decides to help Eliza. Once he frees her, the adventure is on. They elude the Laird and their captors in every way imaginable.
After the Laird decides that Eliza won’t suit because she starts falling in love with Jeremy, he calls off her kidnapping but our villain has never not delivered and he doesn’t intend to start now. The twists and turns as Eliza and Jeremy elude our villain is suspenseful and make the reader not want to put this book down until the very end. This is another successful story for Ms. Laurens and I highly recommend this book.