Sunday, August 8, 2010

Book Review-Sleepless In Scotland

Sleepless In Scotland
The MacLean Curse
Karen Hawkins
355 Pages
Published August 2009
Scottish Highlands Historical Romance
ISBN: 978-1-4165-6025
When sensible Catriona Hurst sets off in pursuit of her wild twin sister, Caitlyn -- whose plan to trap the handsome laird of Clan MacLean into marriage will lead her to sure disaster -- she never expects the journey to end with her own wedding. First Triona is caught in MacLean's carriage, thenshe's roundly scolded, and then -- to her shocked surprise -- thoroughly kissed! She is caught, body and soul, by the laird's enigmatic younger brother, Hugh MacLean, who had set a trap for the unprincipled sister and refuses to believe that he's caught the other. While Hugh is enchanted by Triona's delightful response to his kiss, he soon realizes that she is not who he thought, but an innocent whom honor demands he wed immediately. And he also discovers that letting the passionate Triona into his bed is far easier than keeping her out of his many concerns -- even the ones he'd planned to keep secret!

My Review:
When Catriona Hurst hears from her aunt, that her twin sister is in trouble, the kind that could cause a great scandal especially to the family, she rushes to London. But when told of her current scheme, Catriona tries to save her, but in the end gets caught up in a trap. Hugh MacLean finds out about Caitlyn's scheme to trap and embarrass his brother, so when he tricks a woman who looks similar to Caitlyn, not realizing its her twin sister instead. He then exchanges a passionate embrace with her not knowing who she really is.  When he realizes his mistake and is caught by her family, he ends up being forced to marry her to avoid scandal that could ruin Catriona and her family. Hugh has had some painful memories with a woman that hurt him, very badly. Even though Catriona is a innocent yet filled with passion, he knows that her stay is only temporary. He also worries about his three daughters, whom he doesn't want them to cling to a mother that wont be around in the distant future. But Hugh is going to get the surprise of his life, where he could lose his heart to this woman, who desperately yearns for a tender love that she has only dreamed of.

I have just loved this series, and I loved reading Hugh's story in the MacLeans Curse series. This series is wonderful, the MacLeans were cursed that every one of the children is cursed with storms that are connected to their tempers. Hugh is definitely one that has a strong temper, and tends to display it often throughout the book, which can be amusing at times. I also loved the plot and the interaction between Catriona and Hugh. Catriona has always had to be the responsible one between her and Caitlyn. So when she is forced to marry trying to save her, she knows her life will never be the same. Catriona aches for a passionate and loving relationship with her new husband, but knows that he will not be making it very easy. But through the personal road of love that they are taken on, they come to a understanding that not all things go as planned especially when your heart is involved. This is one of my favorites of the series so far,although I do wish there was more interaction between Hugh and his other siblings, still  it was such a delight to read, and a great love story that will make you smile, and be utterly satisfied til the very end!!!

My Grade On This Book
4.5 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series
How To Abduct A Highland Lord
To Scotland, With Love
To Catch A Highlander
The Laird Who Loved Me

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