After an adventurous turn impersonating a royal princess – an acting job that nearly cost Lizzie Smith her life – Lizzie is returning home to her Scotland flat. But she’s bringing more with her than just the paycheck she received for her latest gig: she’s bringing along her handsome new boyfriend (and former bodyguard) Leon. Once in Edinburgh, and without a job, Leon finds himself a bit at loose ends. While he searches for work, Lizzie worries that their connection is faltering and their romance is fizzling out.
When Leon is offered a job, it’s as a guard for a notorious jewel – The Scottish Diamond – on loan in Edinburgh from the country of Montverrier. However, Lizzie is concerned about how Leon got the job – namely because he was offered the position after the previous guard disappeared. As she and Leon both know from their previous experience with Montverrier, the county is known for shady dealings; could Leon be walking into a trap or danger? Or is it Lizzie who is truly in danger?
The Scottish Diamond is a quick read. The plot is paced quickly and there are some surprising turns of events in the story. It was lacking a bit of romance for my expectation of a romantic suspense novella, but it’s a sweet story and an enjoyable read.
About the Author
Helena Fairfax writes engaging contemporary romances with sympathetic heroines and heroes she’s secretly in love with. Her first novel, The Silk Romance, was a contender for the UK’s Romantic Novelists’ Association New Writers’ Scheme Award and a runner-up in the Global Ebook Awards.
Helena is a British author who was born in Uganda and came to England as a child. She’s grown used to the cold now, and these days she lives in an old Victorian mill town in the north of England, right next door to the windswept Yorkshire moors. She walks this romantic landscape every day with her rescue dog, finding it the perfect place to dream up her heroes and her happy endings.
You can find out more about Helena on her blog or on Twitter @helenafairfax.