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Sleepless in Scotland by Karen Hawkins
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Oct 23, 11

bookshelves: historical

Responsible & average-looking 23yo heroine gets mistaken for her impulsive twin sister by the brother of the man her sister wants to marry. Heroine's reputation is compromised when others find out that she & Hero spent hours alone in his carriage. They're forced to marry each other & both agree to live together in Hero's estate for 3 months to give gossip a chance to die down. They consummate their marriage & realize that sex is 1 area they agree on & enjoy. Hero puts limits on heroine's r/s with his daughters & her involvement in his life outside the house. They later feel constrained by their agreed-upon time limit of living together as feelings for each other increase.

This was an ok to good Hawkins book. Well-paced & had an enjoyable dialogue. Characters were likeable with not a lot of interference from secondary characters. Romance was sweet. Overall emotionality wasn't too deep or pulling. It was more light even with Hero seeming grim & distant at times. The challenges to their romance wasn't too huge nor were they heartwrenching. Hero had some trust issues due to a failed romance & his trouble with producing destructive storms when his anger gets out of control. Heroine's even-keeled trait & practical problem-solving abilities saved much of the problems with Hero & his household from worsening.

Provisionally recommended.
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