Title: An Allusive Love
Author: Aubrey Wynne
Genre: Historical Romance/Scottish Regency
A woman in love... An infuriating Scot… A tantalizing chase.
Kirstine MacDunn has loved Brodie MacNaughton forever. He returns her affection—as his best friend and confidante. After enduring one too many of his infatuations, she finally takes matters into her own hands.
Brodie knows it is his destiny to lead Clan MacNaughton, but his grandfather insists the honor goes to the oldest. When Brodie and his brothers struggle to convince the chief that tradition is not always the best path, he turns to Kirsty for support. She surprises him with more than advice. A kiss that sends unexpected fire through his veins.
Pride, Highland politics, and tragedy collide, proving Brodie’s ability to lead. But when a resentful clan member’s revenge threatens Kirsty, he realizes how precious and allusive true love can be.
Brodie MacNaughton has returned home with a mission in mind. He must convince his grandfather he’s the right man to lead Clan MacNaughton after his grandfather retires, not his elder brother Lachlan. His head is muddled so he goes in search of his best friend, Kirstine. She always helps him figure things out. But when he finds her, strange feelings well up in his chest. For the first time, he sees her as an attractive woman. When he kisses her, it’s like the heavens opened and everything righted itself. She confesses her love to him, but can he love her in return? The longer he waits, the more love alludes him. Will he finally realize how much he loves her when an enemy takes his revenge on Brodie and the whole clan?
An Allusive Love is a sweeping historical romance you won’t soon forget. In this twist on friends-to-lovers romance, Aubrey Wynne pens a charming hero who needs help in the love department. He’s adorable in realizing almost too late the beautiful heroine, Kirstine, is his perfect match. The romance starts off unrequited, but with one kiss, turns into an inferno of passion. The plot moves at a great pace and it was so much fun to reunite with characters from the series. The timeline in the beginning confused me until I realized it overlapped with book one. What makes this such an enjoyable read is the historical accuracy used by Aubrey Wynne. Her common to the era slang is peppered throughout the story and adds a new dimension to the reader’s experience. Aubrey Wynne is a gifted storyteller who writes romances that whisk a reader away. If you’re looking for a book to take away your troubles, you’ll want to read An Allusive Love. Even though this is book two, it can be read as a standalone. Highly recommend!
My Rating: 5 stars
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Bestselling and award-winning author Aubrey Wynne is an elementary teacher by trade, champion of children and animals by conscience, and author by night. She resides in the Midwest with her husband, dogs, horses, mule, and barn cats. Obsessions include wine, history, travel, trail riding, and all things Christmas. Her Chicago Christmas series has received the Golden Quill, Aspen Gold, Heart of Excellence, and the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence and twice nominated as a Rone finalist by InD’tale Magazine.
Aubrey’s first love is medieval romance but after dipping her toe in the Regency period in 2018 with the Wicked Earls’ Club, she was smitten. This inspired her spin-off series Once Upon a Widow and the Scottish Regency series A MacNaughton Castle Romance with Dragonblade Novels.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N