Blog Tour Book Review: Eloping With the Laird by Jeanine Englert

About the Book:

Title: Eloping With the Laird

Author: Jeanine Englert

Page Length: 288

Publication Date: Jan 25, 2022

Publisher: Harlequin Historical

Synopsis: A man she can trust…

With her life…and her heart?

Ordered by her father to choose a husband by the end of the Highland Games—or he will select one for her—widow Moira Fraser hastily elopes with Rory McKenna, Laird of Blackmore. But they soon discover neither is free of the past. Rory has a price on his head and needs an heir as soon as possible, and Moira’s horrible first marriage has left her afraid of letting her new husband get close…

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My Review:

Harlequin Historical always has such wonderful romances, and I always jump to join blog tours for these fun and entertaining reads. Eloping with the Laird is a perfect example. It has a great love story, a little bit of intrigue, and layered protagonists that you can’t help but root for.

When Moira Fraser is ordered by her father to choose a husband by the end of the Highland Games they are hosting, Moira picks Rory McKenna, a laird who is cursed. To avoid further manipulations by her father, Moira and Rory quickly come to an agreement, elope, and head back to his home. This is a perfect arrangement for the pair, as Moira wants to get out from her father’s domineering clutches and will soon be a widow with freedom, and Rory will have the means to produce an heir before his death. However, as Rory and Moira grow closer, they realize that their marriage is not as convenient as they hoped.

Moira and Rory are dynamic and well-rounded characters who, at the start of the story, both seem pretty defeated by their situations in life. Moira is such a strong woman, and I love that she takes control of her life by proposing to Rory. She has a take-charge way about her that compliments Rory well. He struggles to see much past his illness and eventual death until he meets Moira. I like how they give each other a renewed sense of hope as they grow closer. They connect on such a deep level and really seem to understand each other. I also like how progressive Rory is, especially when it comes to his views on women and marital expectations. He stands in contrast to most of the men in her life, who offer her no choices or freedoms, and this way of thinking, as well as his kindness and patience, strengthens their growing relationship.

Rory and Moira have a wonderful love story made even more poignant because it is so unexpected for both characters. Both enter into the marriage with specific expectations and an almost business-like approach to the union. However, their feelings slowly change. They help each other see their worth, and they believe in each other, which is new for both of them. They have such a great journey, and their chemistry is fantastic!

Of course, their relationship is not without its obstacles. Moira has secrets about her first marriage that haunt her and put her life at risk, and because of that abusive marriage, she fears intimacy. This is super problematic since Rory wants an heir before his time runs out. However, he is so patient and understanding even though his curse and impeding death constantly loom over them.

I enjoyed Eloping with the Laird. It’s a unique romance with great protagonists and a swoon-worthy love story! I would definitely recommend the book to readers of historical romance . I’m so grateful to Rachel’s Random Resources, the author, and Harlequin Historical for providing me with a copy of the book for this blog tour.


Favorite Lines:

While I walk this earth, I shall endeavor to deserve you.

The harder he tried to keep his feelings for this woman at a distance, the closer she came to his heart as if she were the tide raging in and he the moon above.

About the Author:

Jeanine Englert’s love affair with mysteries and romance began with Nancy Drew, Murder She Wrote, and her Grandmother’s bookshelves full of romance novels. She is a VIVIAN® and Golden Heart® Finalist as well as a Silver Falchion, Maggie, and Daphne du Maurier Award Winner in historical romance and mystery. Her Scottish Highland historical and historical romantic suspense novels revolve around characters seeking self-acceptance and redemption. When she isn’t wrangling with her characters on the page, she can be found trying to convince her husband to watch her latest Masterpiece or BBC show obsession. She loves to talk about books, writing, her beloved rescue pups, as well as mysteries and romance with other readers. Visit her website at

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