Sir Alasdair MacLachlan is a has a notorious reputation, but his life as a rake catches up with him when Esmee Hamilton appears on his doorstep in the middle of the night with her baby sister in tow. Esmee has lost her home in Scotland and hopes to reunite her sister with her father before starting again, however, Alisdair has different ideas and offers to home both of them.
This is the first in a trilogy and was an enjoyable historical romance. After reading lots of Julia Quinn novels, it did seem to take its self a bit too seriously at times but the romance between Alasdair and Esmee although not surprising was engaging and he is certainly an attractive hero! The twist at the end was obvious, particularly after Lady Kirton's comments about her sister, but it at least makes a tidier, less scandalous ending for the couple and Sorcha.
The introduction with the gypsy fortelling the three men's future was a bit naff but sets the scene for the triology...and I will read them all as I do want to know what happens to them partiularly Quin who despite being in a large section of the story remains very mysterious, but his mother is a fantastically formidable lady!