Arran MacLawry wants little to do with marriage or English politics, but his brother seems intent on entangling him in both with a politically advantageous marriage. Mary Campbell is no stranger to being a pawn in politics, and knows eventually she'll have to marry as her family chooses. The last person either of them should even associate with, let alone fall for, is each other. The truce between the clans after generations of warfare is tenuous, and both sides are girding themselves for when it fails. Could their attraction be the spark that sets their clans at each others' throats again?
Rogue with a Brogue, in addition to having a name that amuses me, has a good balance of plot and relationship development in relation to the amount of time the characters spend lusting after each other. Arran and Mary grow from sparring words at a chance meeting, to learning to work together and trust each other, seasoned with a growing attraction.
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