This was my first time reading Karen Hawkins, and I have to say it won't be my last! I've actually gone and picked up the first book in this series!! When I initially picked this book, I didn't realize it was part of a series - and I have to say I loved the first book too!
William's brother is being held prisoner in Egypt until a certain object - a gold and onyx box - is returned in exchange for his brother's release. Unfortunately this object is stolen from William as he is leaving port. A young woman from his past Marcail is the culprit!
I love the chemistry between these two characters. They have a past, once lovers - who didn't part well. They are reunited, actually thrown together by fate. William tracks Marcail down to retrieve the box, but ends up rekindling some old feelings. These two have great banter and a few hot steamy interludes!
We also meet Mary and her husband Angus - from the first book in the series "One Night in Scotland".
As well, we meet Robert Hurst and Moira Muir the characters from the third book in the series "Seduced in Scotland" that comes out in October!
I couldn't put this book down, it had me hooked from page 1 until the very last sentence!