Lessons in Loving A Laird

Knaves of Scotland

Michelle Marcos

St. Martin's Paperbacks

From award-winning romance author Michelle Marcos comes Lessons in Loving a Laird--the second installment in the "Knaves of Scotland" series. As rugged and bold as the Scottish hills, the Highland Knaves take no prisoners when it comes to love…
Thrust into indentured servitude as a child, Shona Slayter is counting the days until her twenty-first birthday, when she gains her precious freedom. Unfortunately, the new laird of the estate has other plans—and he’s determined to keep her bound to him. The only way for Shona to be free of her bonds is to marry the man who holds the key. But seducing a handsome laird is not what she was trained for, and the more she tries to win his heart, the more she loses hers.
With a young son to raise and a crumbling Scottish estate to manage, Conall has enough to worry about without the brazen, beautiful Shona challenging him at every turn. But their heated spats are starting to turn into real sparks…and soon the Scottish hills are ablaze with their forbidden attraction. Yet no matter what Shona is willing to do to buy her freedom, Conall has no intention of letting her go…


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“I’ll kill her!”
The front door slammed, thrusting an exclamation point on the threat.
Iona rolled her eyes as she wiped her sticky hands on her apron. “What did Shona do this time?”
Her husband lumbered into the kitchen, and wedged his hatchet into the wooden table.
“It’s no’ what she did. It’s what she has no’ done. I ordered her to bring in the flock from the field before midday. Farragut’s will be here any minute to take the lambs


Praise for Lessons in Loving A Laird

Praise for the novels of Michelle Marcos:

"A satisfying story of Scottish love overcoming all obstacles, with the reader solidly rooting for fiery, funny Shona." --Publishers Weekly

“TOP PICK!  4 1/2 Stars!  Marcos brings her latest Highland Knaves book to life in a way that sends shivers of anticipation through readers. The depth of emotions, realistic characters, history and sensuality make her novels keepers.”
Romantic Times Book Reviews

"4 1/2 Stars!  SECRETS TO SEDUCING A SCOT has rocked my world!  A wonderful breath of fresh air in the highly saturated world of sexy Highlander historical romance.  Michelle Marcos most definitely knows her craft, her talent ultimately shining through her characters’ inner mettle, charisma, and heartfelt journeys.  A winning read from start to finish!
Romance Junkies

“Michelle Marcos expertly weaves history and romance in this exhilarating tale.  The action begins at the first page and flows effortlessly throughout the novel. Marcos weaves a Regency era romantic tale with witty banter, romance, action, and drama into one tightly bound package. For fans of the author, this book is not to be missed!”
Romance Reviews Today

"Michelle Marcos is famous for her interesting and intriguing heroes and heroines and she definitely does not disappoint in this new release!  The story line is strong, filled with interesting secondary characters and unanticipated happenings. This is a treat Scottish romance lovers will not want to miss!”
Fresh Fiction

“4 1/4 Stars!  An enthralling and adventurous Scottish romance. The characters are entertaining and the dialogue between Serena and Malcolm is razor sharp…the series promises to be a treat for fans of romantic tales filled with highlanders and lots of action.”
Night Owl Romance

“5 Stars!  Entertaining Highland Regency romance starring a strong support cast and a delightful pairing of seeming opposites who readers will root for.”
Harriet Klausner, Amazon.com #1 Reviewer

“This is Michelle Marcos’s gift—to pull every element in and keep you on the edge of your chair.”
The Reading Reviewer

“Seduced me from the very first page! Marcos is a masterful storyteller who brings the Regency period to vibrant life. Passionate and pleasurable!”

“When I want a great historical romance, I’ll reach for anything by Michelle Marcos!”
LISA KLEYPAS, bestselling author of MINE TILL MIDNIGHT

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  • Michelle Marcos

  • MICHELLE MARCOS is the author of Secrets to Seducing a Scot and one previous trilogy with St. Martin's Press. A native of Miami, Florida, she's worked as both an English teacher and an actress, and she writes romance to celebrate perfect love. This is her second book in the "Knaves of Scotland" series.

  • Michelle Marcos
    Michelle Marcos


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Lessons in Loving A Laird

Knaves of Scotland

Michelle Marcos



St. Martin's Paperbacks