She never intended to take a husband...
The Duke of Manchester's sister, Lady Sarah Lacey, always abides by the rules of etiquette. Fate, however, has no such confines. On a journey to the Scottish Highlands, Lady Sarah is set upon by misfortune-leaving her without carriage or chaperone, and left to the mercy of a kind and handsome gentleman. Whom (in order to secure a room at an inn) she announces is her husband.
When she proclaims they're married in public, Professor Braeden McKinnon can't bring himself to correct the lovely Lady Sarah. After all, her reputation would be ruined. Nor can he tell her that her proclamation is not only legally binding in Scotland, but sharing a room is considered to be an act of consummation...
Now they are bound together until death do they part-even if Sarah has no intention of becoming any man's wife.
Elizabeth's Review3 Stars - Average Read
Review Copy provided by publisher via net galley
This was a fun and entertaining read.
Sarah and Braeden have an unusual meeting when he comes to her rescue after a road side accident. Mishap after mishap lead to her making a statement that they were married, not understanding that was enough to make the marriage real.
We get to know both Sarah and Braeden during the journey to her sister's home and I have to admit that I liked both characters. I found Sarah to be unusual for a heroine of her time period in that she was much more progressive than expected. I really think my favorite part of the book was the journey. The interactions between Sarah and Braeden showed their fantastic personalities and led to some funny moments and some fraught with sexual tension.
Once they reached their destination, both of their personalities seemed to change and they lost some of their sparkle. I did love the ending, where both characters realized what was really important to them wasn't the dreams they had been pursuing, but the people in their lives. The Highlander's Accidental Marriage was definitely a fun, light historical romance.