Review by Veronica

Series Name: Secrets of Clan Cameron, # 1 

Then he opened his eyes and smiled. It was a small quirk of an upturned lip, hardly a smile at all really, but as bewitching a smile as she’d ever seen, and he looked right at her as if he could see her. 

A Laird Without a Past is another knockout historical romance by Jeanine Englert. 

His past is forgotten…

Can his mysterious healer unlock his future?

When Royce wakes with no memories and suddenly blind, his situation seems dire. The only thing he remembers is being attacked by shadowy figures…but not the beautiful woman who came to his rescue. Now Iona MacKenzie’s every touch drives Royce wild. But when news of a manhunt for him reaches them, Royce must uncover his past if he has any chance of saving himself—and the woman he’s falling for… 

I devoured this book in one sitting, which is typical for me when it comes to one of Jeanine’s books. She has this remarkable ability to write beautiful romances that just consume my whole world. This book is a spin-off series from the Falling for a Stewart series. We met the Cameron siblings in Conveniently Wed to the Laird. I am so pumped that Jeanine decided to give the Camerons their own series because I felt that instant connection with these siblings, and I want to spend more time with them. The first book focuses on Royce, the eldest of the Cameron siblings; he is on a mini-quest to uncover some dark secrets his father has kept hidden. Things don’t go as planned, and Royce is ambushed and knocked unconscious. When he wakes up, he realizes he is blind and doesn’t remember who he is. All he knows is that he feels connected with this mysterious woman who is determined to help him. 

Get ready; here comes the gushing. I can’t think of anything I didn’t like about this book. It has an interesting and engaging plot. I loved this mystery surrounding Royce’s father’s secrets and how they are connected to the disappearances of Royce’s sister. Adding this element was a clever way to connect this book to the other series. Jeanine leaves little breadcrumbs for her readers to keep them guessing and wanting to turn the page. This book has a lot of the romance story elements that I adore. There is a strong and fierce heroine who knocks down those walls around the hero’s heart and brings him to his knees. Then you have the perfect broody hot Scotsman who isn’t looking for love and has no intentions of falling for the heroine. But we all know the man is going to fall head over heels in love with the heroine. There are so many will they, won’t they moments between Royce and Iona. The chemistry between these two just leapt from the pages and gave me that wonderful butterfly in my stomach feelings. The story is nice and easy to read. It’s so easy to get absorbed in this story. 

A Laird Without a Past is an addictive and fabulous book, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys historical romances. 

Thank you, Harlequin Historical and Rachel Random Resources, for the copy in exchange for an honest review.