Eden Whitney was found in an embrace with a known rake, and well, somethings just aren't done. Had her mother and the biggest gossip in the ton hadn't come around the corner just then maybe things could have been smoothed over. But gossip, and tempers, have a way of getting out of hand, and sometimes you just need to hide away until society latches on to another scandal. "Rusticating" in the Scottish wilderness sounds less than thrilling, but throw in the exasperating and irrepressible Alasdair Gilbride, and Eden fears for her sanity. They're not completely removed from scandal and society though, with Alasdair returning home to face an engagement he's avoided for over a decade, and one he still hopes to escape from.
A cute, light read with the expected ridiculousness of society and family drama of a highlands/historical romance. The official blurb describes Eden's feelings towards Alasdair as "the man is so exasperating she'd likely kill him before they reach the border," but I can't say I ever witnessed anything even close to that level of frustration and annoyance. I think some of their previous antagonism must be looked for in the earlier books in the series, as Eden and Alasdair definitely find each other attractive (if a bit trying). Fun read, if some slightly crazed family, there's a good chance I will seek the earlier books in the series.
Advanced Reader Copy copy courtesy of Netgalley; differences may exist between uncorrected galley text and the final edition.