Borrowed Dreams

book one of the Scottish dream trilogy

Holt Medallion Winner for Best Historical Romance

Romantic Times Award Winner for Best British-Set Historical Romance

Driven to undo the evil wrought by her dead husband, Millicent Wentworth must find a way to save her estate and free the innocent people he enslaves. Her only hope is a marriage—in name only—to the notorious widower, the Earl of Aytoun.

Devastated by the tragic accident that killed his wife and left him gravely wounded, Lyon Pennington, fourth Earl of Aytoun, is tormented by the accusations that blame him for the catastrophe. Filled with despair, he lets his mother lure him into a marriage of convenience—for the sake of a good-hearted woman on the verge of financial ruin.

Under Millicent’s gentle gaze, Lyon begins to regain his strength and his wounded heart begins to heal. And soon Millicent discovers that beneath his unruly beard and grim demeanor, Lyon just may be the most handsome—and caring—man she’s ever encountered. For the first time in her life, she realizes that she is alive—alive with a smoldering desire for the one man she’ll love forever…

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I REALLY, REALLY ENJOYED THIS BOOK! I have started trying to leave reviews for every book. I leave good ones, and I have left some really bad ones. I am not nice, and I am a picky reader. This is the first book I have read by this author. AND I LOVED IT!!!
The storyline was very unique, with the hero suffering a fall and being paralyzed and drugged. This is how they met. Millicent is a widow who was beaten by her first husband, a vicious slave owner. This story tackles the issue of slavery, abuse, and the physical injuries that have left him unable to care for himself.
I really, really enjoyed the way this was written. Great story, and characters with depth. I saw real character growth, real emotion, and a story worth reading. - Amazon Reader Review

ONE OF THE BEST! This romance was one of the best I’ve read ... Not the typical story, it has flawed and unusual main characters who manage to overcome their difficulties. Their problems are realistic compared to many novels which makes for a very satisfying read as they resolve the problems. I highly recommend this one and plan to read more from this author. - iBooks Reader Review

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