Amy Rose Bennett
The Disreputable Debutantes: Book 3
August 25th, 2020
A reserved debutante and a former soldier make an unlikely but fated match as they hasten for the Isle of Skye. Orphaned heiress Olivia de Vere should have the world--or at least the men of the ton--at her feet. But when she's thrown out of a young ladies' academy, Olivia doubts she'll ever find someone who will love her, rather than her bank account. To make matters worse, her dissolute cousin Felix is determined to marry her against her wishes. A virtual prisoner in her guardians' London townhouse, Olivia can’t help but develop a tendre for her neighbor, a handsome Scottish marquess. Battle-scarred in more ways than one, Hamish MacQueen, Lord Sleat, has braved many dangers in life. But nothing has quite prepared him for the shock of having a young child dumped on his doorstep, with a note claiming she’s his daughter. Just in the nick of time his pretty neighbor appears, offering to act as a nursemaid for the young girl on their journey to his estate in Scotland. He suspects she has her own reasons for wanting to flee the country… The close traveling quarters leads to a fierce attraction between Olivia and Hamish that seems impossible to resist. But when ghosts from the past and monsters from the present threaten to tear them apart, will their unlikely love survive?
Shy, stammering Olivia de Vere has been watching and dreaming about her neighbor, Hamish MacQueen, like a fairy-tale princess whose been locked in a tower, dreams of her rescuing prince. When a chance encounter involving a minx-ish kitty cat, a tall tree and a midnight garden provides the longed-for—albeit it, embarrassing—introduction she has been craving, Olivia is floating on Cloud 9. At least until she discovers that her revolting cousin—whom her guardians intend for her to marry—has been syphoning funds from her inheritance and gets caught in the act of eavesdropping.
Desperate to escape her fate, Oliva leaps at the opportunity to take on a new identity and travel to Scotland with MacQueen, as nursemaid to the little girl left unceremoniously on his doorstep the day before.
Gruff, scarred and tortured by memories from his past, Hamish is no Prince Charming, but Olivia can tell that he has a heart of gold. No matter how strongly he denies it.
Equal parts sweet, sentimental and sexy, Olivia and Hamish’s story is nothing short of pure storytelling perfection.
Olivia is the light Hamish needs to dispel the dark memories that torment his dreams and Hamish’s caring infuses Olivia with the courage to fight for the thing she wants most and face down the family who made her life hell.
Each addition to the Disreputable Debutantes series is better than the last and Amy Rose Bennett, an author that is swiftly rising in the ranks on my favorites list with enchanting new story she tells.
Highly recommend reading this entire series!