Aden MacTaggert finds himself in London to fulfill an agreement between his parents that their sons all marry before their daughter. Miranda Harris, a close friend of Aden’s sister, returns to town and finds herself trapped by something she vehemently dislikes: a gambler. Miranda’s choices are limited and her future is at-risk, and Aden is drawn into helping her regain her freedom.
Both Miranda and Aden had personalities that shined through their actions. Aden’s gambler side is seen in the risks he takes, both with his standing in society and his pursuit of Miranda. A paragon of society herself, Miranda is seen wavering on the edges, deciding between when she can break from the ideals she’s held dearly and what’s more important: family standing in society or her future. While Aden doesn’t change much aside from his dedication to Miranda as he falls in love, Miranda evolves from a perfect miss to a woman who is strong and in-control of her wants.
The plot was enjoyable, if a bit long. One of Miranda’s lines that stuck with me the most was: “Then tell me what is going on, for God’s sake!”. I can’t agree more. The reader is left in the dark on Aden’s plans, usually not quite sure what his intent is in his actions, as he works to free Miranda. This gets frustrating and pulled me out of the plot every time I was left wondering about why Aden was doing XYZ this time or that.
Scot Under the Covers was engaging, however, thanks to these two characters. We see Aden and Miranda grow in love during their interactions. We seem them take on a shadowy figure haunting London. We see them both prove that love, family, and your future are important, and that it is possible to have it all.
Scot Under the Covers is out now and available in both eBook and paperback formats.
I received an ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.