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Series: Marriage Mart Mayhem #6
Published by Entangled Publishing on November 20, 2015
Genres: Historical Romance
Source: the Publisher
She never intended to take a husband...
The Duke of Manchester's sister, Lady Sarah Lacey, always abides by the rules of etiquette. Fate, however, has no such confines. On a journey to the Scottish Highlands, Lady Sarah is set upon by misfortune-leaving her without carriage or chaperone, and left to the mercy of a kind and handsome gentleman. Whom (in order to secure a room at an inn) she announces is her husband.
When she proclaims they're married in public, Professor Braeden McKinnon can't bring himself to correct the lovely Lady Sarah. After all, her reputation would be ruined. Nor can he tell her that her proclamation is not only legally binding in Scotland, but sharing a room is considered to be an act of consummation...
Now they are bound together until death do they part-even if Sarah has no intention of becoming any man's wife.
Lady Sarah Lacey never wants to have a husband. She’s convinced a husband will only stifle her dreams of becoming a writer and she enjoys her independence far too much to let a man tie her down. A catastrophic trip to Scotland to see her married, pregnant sister lands her in the path of Braeden McKinnon.
Professor Braeden McKinnon is Sarah’s sweet-natured rescuer. He’s intelligent, but just as hard-headed as Sarah.
Well, apparently in nineteenth-century Scotland, marriage is as simple as stating you’re married. And that’s exactly how Sarah and Braeden end up married to one another – Sarah gets spooked by a funny look from an innkeeper and nervously declares that she’s married to Braeden to lessen the perceived impropriety of their situation.
I was a little annoyed by both Sarah and Braeden. Both characters had their beliefs and misconceptions about the other that I feel could have been cleared up with a simple conversation. But no, Sarah does what she wants and Braeden does what he wants and neither bother to compromise with the other until the very end. It seemed like every major plot point turned on some form of miscommunication, though I’ll give points back for the author creating two very distinct character goals that cannot co-exist, requiring these stubborn characters to actually compromise of their desires like any normal couple.