"True love is best found when one is not looking"

The Scottish Lockhart's desperately need the money they will get from the sale of their families solid gold beastie. The only problem is, Liam didn't manage to get the beastie home when he went to London to steal it back from their English cousins. So now Griffin will head to London to find the woman who they think has the beastie, and bring it home.

The catch: He can't go as a Lockhart because the English cousins probably would probably throw him into Newgate for having stolen it in the first place. The plan: Assume a title that is no longer in use, infiltrate the English society and get the beastie back. The problem: One English wallflower who fancy's herself in love with an English Lockhart figures out the truth and finds the beastie first!

Julia London has written a fun Regency romance. Anna has had several seasons and is on the verge of getting put "on the shelf" which she belatedly decided she didn't want. She has always admired Drake Lockhart (the English cousin) and thought he admired her as well, until her younger sister Lucy becomes the bell of the season, and Anna hears that Drake will offer for Lucy.

While I enjoyed the story, it seemed a little long. Julia London strikes me as wordy in her writing, and therefore I wasn't sucked into the story as much as I thought I should. Up until Anna blackmails Griffin things seemed to drag for me. Anna was almost annoying - she kind of struck me as a busy body. Grif was doing the best he could to find the beastie, but he was going about it all wrong. So there is humor.

For me the story really picked up after Anna blackmails Grif and tells him that she wants to learn how to seduce a man. Here, I also I found myself starting to like Anna as a heroine. I think its mostly because the two were starting to care for each other, but Grif ironed out the side that didn't accentuate her feminine side. Which was pretty funny actually!

This was a fun read, and I'm really looking forward to finding out what happens to Mared (Griffen and Liams sister) who was used as collateral for the beastie and is evidentially cursed!

Posted February 11, 2006

Reviewed by Cynthia Eckert
Posted January 1, 2007


Though he appeared a gentleman, his desire would not be desired...

In the wake of his brother's failure to retrieve a long-lost family heirloom, Griffin Lockhart disguises himself as a Scottish earl to head for London to search for the treasure, until a sharp-witted young socialite, Miss Anna Addison, threatens to destroy his mission with a scandalous bargain.

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Highlander in Disguise
(Lockhart Family Trilogy: Book 2)
by Julia London

Simon & Schuster (Pocket Books)
February 1, 2005
Available: January 25, 2005
ISBN #0743465075
EAN #9780743465076
384 pages
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Julia London

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Snowy Night with a Stranger
The Book of Scandal
The Danger of Deceiving a Viscount
The Perils of Pursuing a Prince
The School For Heiresses
The Hazards of Hunting a Duke
Highlander in Love
Beauty Queen
Highlander Unbound
Material Girl
The Secret Lover
The Beautiful Stranger
The Ruthless Charmer
The Dangerous Gentleman
Wicked Angel
The Devil's Love

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