Joshua Smith had no reason to trust the cop who’d saved his life. After all, to the son of a criminal, a rozzer is the enemy. But when ex-Sergeant Ross Munro is hired to discover why Joshua’s bride disappeared, Joshua agrees to help. Guilt-ridden because he’d vowed to protect Matilda, the pregnant girl he was forced to wed, Joshua is driven to help her. Partnering with the Scottish detective might solve one problem…and raise others.
Haunted by the memory of a woman he couldn’t save, independent investigator Ross Munro is determined to locate Matilda. Her marriage to Joshua is clearly a sham, but Joshua’s role in her disappearance is less obvious . Worse, muddying it all is Ross’s unexpected attraction to the scowling, growling bruiser. An attraction that Joshua seems game to explore.
On a desperate search for the missing woman, their tenuous bonds of trust are tested when betrayal is unearthed, murder’s afoot, and loyalties are questioned. Unraveling this mystery may unite two men from opposite sides of the law…or drive the cop and the criminal apart.
When Joshua Smith is caught where he shouldn't be it's a cop who comes to aid but then his family makes a deal with an enemy, Joshua finds himself married. When Ross Munro decides to leave the force he takes a job with Patrick Kelly and his first case is to find a missing woman. Joshua and Ross' paths cross once again, will they be able to trust each other enough to find the truth about Joshua's missing wife? Will their attraction be a hinderance or a blessing?
His Scottish Detective is a wonderful tale of good guys and bad guys and watching the line between muddy. Joshua Smith was born into a family of bad guys and as much as he wants to get out, he finally accepts that there is no way out for him and as much as I wanted to shake him to see that he does have opportunities to be free of them I also got why he couldn't let himself see those choices. When it comes to Ross Munro, well I wanted to do the same to him but to see that walking away isn't always the right choice even if it is the easy one. However, the author knew best and in this case having the men do exactly what you think they shouldn't do put them in a position to meet again which ended up being what they both needed.
Summer Devon takes history, mystery, love, lust and stirs them together pretty perfectly to make this story come alive. One of the things I love about her work is that it is pretty obvious she has a healthy respect for the past with her attention to detail. This is fiction so there might be bits and pieces that get a bit blurry but as a whole His Scottish Detective is an amazing story that is entertaining from beginning to end. Was is as good as His American Detective or His Irish Detective, books 1 and 2 in her Victorian Gay Detective series? Probably not, but I wouldn't want to put money down on the difference.
Do you need to read American and Irish before Scottish? No, but its a personal preference of mine to read a series in order. In the case of this series, Patrick Kelly from American does appear again, his involvement in Scottish is pretty much only one scene with a few references to by Ross Munro, so it is not necessary to know his story to understand this one but for me I think it flows better knowing who he is and what he went through to get where he is, but that's just my personal opinion. Whatever order you read this series in, I highly recommend adding these tales to your TBR list, you won't be sorry.
Summer Devon is the pen name writer Kate Rothwell often uses. Whether the characters are male or female, human or dragon, her books are always romance.
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