The quick of it is that Ian is basically facing what he considers hell. It's time for the yearly check in with the English King and Ian and his fellow Lairds are having to leave Scotland and make their way to Court. Bad enough on it's own but this time he's going to face one of his greatest fears as well... Lady Elizabeth. The sister-in-law of another Laird who has been smitten with him since she was 15 years old and wasn't one bit shy about letting that be known. Trying times are definitely ahead especially when he realizes she's no longer a child but every inch the desirable woman and there's something hinky happening at Court and her family may very well be involved. Oy!
And then there's Elizabeth. She's only 18 but whew boy the chickie knows what she wants and doesn't hesitate to tell these Lairds what's what. I loved her fire and spirit and that she saw something in Ian that others didn't (including himself).
The two were an absolute trip. She's bright and shiny and he's, well, not. lol It was so fun watching them deal with each other and him trying to resist the temptation she presented. They had fantastic chemistry and while things took a while to get full out heated they did get there. They had that spicy sweet thing going which made for such a fun courtship of sorts.
"Thank ye."And Court. Whew! I loved it! It was hilarious watching the Lairds and their disdain for all things English and how badly they handled being forced to endure day upon day of Englishmen and all their dainty ways. The guys were a hoot as they followed Elizabeth around as she experienced it all from dancing to jousts to the gardens and libraries.
"For what may I ask? she asked.
"Agreeing to be mine."
She smiled. I will always be yours, Ian."
Add in the intrigue of the King's advisers being killed off, keeping suitors at bay, family secrets being unraveled...yeah they definitely had their hands full. I was able to guess the villains and such early on but it was still fun watching it all unfold.
All in all, Kill or Be Kilt was one heck of a time. Sweet, sexy, funny and a little dangerous...it had it all. And that cover! So Ian!
Laird Ian Monroe spends his time avoiding the bothersome young girl who dreams of their union. But when he travels to London and discovers that she has a new love interest with a dishonorable agenda, his perspective changes. Ian soon realizes that Elizabeth is no longer a child with a crush, but a beautiful woman in need of his help. He may have what it takes to rescue Elizabeth from her scheming beau, but does he have the courage to reclaim Elizabeth's heart as well?