The Kincaids and the MacLeans have been feuding so long no one even remembers what started it and Fiona MacLean has had enough so when the opportunity came in the form of an unconsciousness Jack Kincaid, to end the feud she takes matters into her own hands. She tells the local priest that she is pregnant with Jacks child and as such convinces him to marry her to the, by now, somewhat awake Jack. Jack, a confirmed rake is none too happy to find himself leg shackled to the fiery Fiona no matter how lovely she is and in spite of their history, for they knew each other way back when, is determined to live his life as though he were still single, but with one stipulation.
In order to keep the feud from erupting again he must get Fiona with child. Sigh a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do and Jack's just the man for the job.
This is the first of Hawkins' McLean Curse series. I was lukewarm about it, and would have thrown it down after reading about a third of it. But I had purchased the first three books together, so I soldiered on. I would advise reading the second of the series first: I believe it is To Scotland With Love. It's a far better introduction to the series. Then go back and read this one, or skim through it, as I did. I felt the hunger to read this book. Could not wait to finish the book I was on and begin this one. It started to feel like I read this book before, it felt like I was pushing myself to end this book almost knowing what the out come was going to be.
Even with that all important twist you figured it out. I wish that the romantic novels would switch up and the formula somewhat. As is Tristan, Prudence and Christian. This author never disappoints me. I always fall into her stories and end up sighing and wishing I was the heroine. This book was no different and I cannot wait to start Christian's story which I'm going to do right now! How to abduct a Highlander was an entertaining read.
It was also a really quick read, so quick I read it in just a few hours. I thought the idea of a bride taking control of her family was great. I always like to read about strong women. I also like reading books where family is key, and I liked how Fiona's brothers where there for her not always in the best way but they tried and wanted to make sure she was happy. Jack was a great hero, the ultimate carouser that realizes that sometimes freedom is in the choice to be in love.
Although I really enjoyed the book there were a couple events that happened that I thought was a little out there. For instance Fiona falls off her horse and as she is flying through the air she is caught, where in reality would that EVER happen? Even with that I thought it was a great fun read! And I would recommend it to anyone who likes a not so serious book.
I liked this story very much. Liked the characters and the plot of this book. Looking forward to reading the next installment. I coulnt wait to read about his journey to reunite with his brother.. But I found Tristan hardly mentioned his brother at all Karen did not give any details as to what he went through searching for his brother. But thank God for the butler.. Notice i am only going on about the back story Thats becuase the back story, even the scenes with his father were the most enjoyable moment in the book When she was young she fell in love with a young man named Jack Kincaid but the romance ended badly for both of them.
It was a long time ago but now Fiona needs Jack's help. Fiona and her brothers believe someone from Jack's family murdered one of Fi How to Abduct a Highland Lord is about a family feud, a curse, and the two people caught in it. Fiona and her brothers believe someone from Jack's family murdered one of Fiona's brothers.
Both of their families have been locked in a feud and the murder has ignited revenge in Fiona's remaining brothers. In a desperate move she drags an unconscious Jack into a church and marries him, claiming she is pregnant with his unborn child. When Jack awakes he finds himself suddenly married to his former lover who insists he impregnate her to make her story true.
Fiona believes their union will stop her brothers from taking their revenge. At first Jack resists at every turn but soon he learns that perhaps it wasn't such a bad idea after all. How to Abduct a Highland Lord was a decent read. Not anything I'd rave about but it did manage to keep my attention until the end.
I didn't find the characters very interesting save for Fiona's brothers but none of them were completely boring either. This book was mostly just a bunch of fluff. It was fine for some light reading to kill some time by and really that's all I expected from it anyways.
Aug 17, Megan rated it really liked it Shelves: I really enjoyed this book. It is the first in the MacLean Curse Series. The heroine kidnapped the drunken hero and married him to stop a fued. He is not thrilled when he sobers up and finds himself married. They had a short relationship 15 years earlier and the passion is still there.
The main theme of the book was freedom. He valued his freedom above all else. He liked to go out at night "carousing" as she calls it so the heroine decides to give him a dose of his own medicine and decides to I really enjoyed this book. He liked to go out at night "carousing" as she calls it so the heroine decides to give him a dose of his own medicine and decides to do that too. Needless to say his alpha male side which I love a good alpha comes out and they eventually admit their love for eachother.
Good story overall and I plan to read the whole series. Jun 15, Sababa rated it really liked it Shelves: My first Karen Hawkins read and I am so glad!! From the moment I started reading until, almost the end, it was perfect. I absolutely loved the adjustment after their marriage, their quarrel, their fight to gain control. Fiona, I wonder, why she had to have this name. I mean, it just brings Shrek to my mind and having a green heroine it just not my thing, you know!
She My first Karen Hawkins read and I am so glad!! She made Kinkaid see things her way, not demand it like other women would.follow site
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And what a confrontation with Lucinda. You know every time i read about these pretty wives meeting their husbands paramours, I think to myself "why are they so passive?? I loved reading her the gaming hell scene. In fact I kept saying to myself, score one, even, score two and who knows what else! Her brothers are to-next-read list.
Now time for complains: I didn't understand what really happened when they were fifteen. I mean the story was a bit untouched, I would say. I wanted to know more about how and why they departed. I think the author should have included an epilogue or something. After Kinkaid return to the McLean household everything happened too fast for my linking. And these are the only two reasons I didn't like enough to give this one a 5 star..
Though Jack is a scoundrel and a bit naughty, he is a very likable scoundrel. I love a curse, especially when it's presented with humor, and most especially when it comes with four strapping Scotsmen who are very protective of their only sister, Fiona. Fiona decides to marry Black Jack Kincaid to keep her brothers from exacting retribution for the death of her youngest brother. This one is a pick me upper feel good read with full of wi Black Jack Kincaid and Fiona MacLean are the main characters.
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This book had humor and was a fun light read. How to abduct a Highlander was an entertaining read. It was also a really quick read. I thought the idea of a bride taking control of her family was great. I always like to read about strong women. This was a cute but somewhat mediocre romance. Picture a rainstorm coming at you out of the clear blue sky - literally!
What a fun romp! The MacLean family is cursed To break the curse the entire generation has to do a good deed It is full of laughter. Especially if you can imagine having 4 huge Scottish brothers to protect you. I love how they can control the weather and when she is mad it rains and smells like lilac's. I think my favorite part is in the beginning of the book where she is convincing the priest to marry her and the past-out drunk on the floor.
Another enjoyable and readable Highland laird romance by a new author. I love the highlands of Scotland and this was an interesting and well written book. Dec 03, Elle rated it liked it. This book was a surprisingly very quick read, I liked that Fiona didn't use sex as a way of getting what she wanted. In this book Fiona wants Jack I love hero's named Jack! She's smart and uses her head to express her feelings and comes up with smarter ways to get what she wants which I appreciated! I liked that this book didn't get caught up on the history of the characters.
Jack had a horrible scaring relationship with his family which caused him to leave home at the age of 15 and make his own way in the world Fiona and Jack had been in a relationship before they had there own history before this story started, they had "dated" he had asked her to marry him, and when it came time for her to run away with him she sends a note saying she has changed her mind when she learned that he had a mistress again it's something that happened and you know everything you need to about the past event but it's not some all consuming event that one or both main characters seem unable to get over, nothing is worse than a character who holds up on some past injustice and drags it on and on through out the novel.
Oct 29, Celina rated it it was amazing Shelves: This was a refreshing read!
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I bought the 4th and 5th books first in the MacLean series but I don't like reading series in a different sequence so I really had to wait for this book. It was really worth the wait! I'm really uncomfortable with the name Fiona just because I have an ogre in my head. Anyway, I fell in love with another Jack! Goodness, this book is very witty. You'll love the sharp retorts they exchange. Fiona is one challenging Scot.
You'll also love her brothers! About th My goodness! About the MacLean curse. When the MacLeans get angry, they change the weather. Rain, thunderstorms, and even hail. The way to get rid of the curse is that they have to do something good, a good choice with good will. I'm not sure what the exact words were but it's something like that. Whatever, just read it. Anyway, I say it's refreshing because you pay close attention to the characters and their exchanges. It's funny, witty and Btw, there is a bit in the book where Jack says why biting lips is a great seductive move Yes, Fiona and Jack were highly passionate.
The descriptions were not steamy but I don't really care. I love Jack's clever words of seduction and Fiona's flaunting of her charms to seduce him back. Best part is where they make each other jealous. They're trying to flaunt their freedom and they end up in angry, possessive, jealous streaks that is just adorable. So, 5 stars for me! Karen Hawkins delights fans of Scottish Romance once again in this first of a new series about the highland MacLean Family.
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Black Jack Kincaid had his roguish heart broken years ago when the beautiful green-eyed Fiona MacLean changed her mind on his offer of marriage. He is drunk and unconscious when they get him to the alte Karen Hawkins delights fans of Scottish Romance once again in this first of a new series about the highland MacLean Family. To convince the priest to marry them Fiona has told him that she is with child. Jack is very surprised when he wakes up the next morning married to Fiona. Jack is determined that his marriage will not affect his rogue lifestyle.
He flees with Fiona to his London home in order to be in control of the relationship. Once there, Fiona's beauty, passion, and kindness begin to warm Jack's cold heart. London experiences a stormy season as the MacLean brothers follow to make sure their little sister is happy in her new marriage. An ex-lover of Jack's who wants him back in her bed and a member of the Campbell family who wants revenge, gets in the act to make trouble.
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When attempts are made on Fiona's life Jack and Fiona return to Scotland, where the mystery of Callum's death and attempts on Fiona's life are unveiled. The story is sexy, witty, fast paced and pure regency highland fun! Feb 01, Maureen Feeney rated it liked it Shelves: Fiona MacLean is determined to save her family from a bloody clan war with the Kincaids.
She kidnaps and marries Black Jack Kincaid a man she loved 15 years ago, hoping that if they have a child it will unite the 2 familys.
After a night of drink and debauchery, the unsuspecting rogue is stunned to wake up married to the woman that jilted him years ago. Even though he still desires her, Jack swears he will not change his life now he is wed and is determined to carry on drinking, gambling and car Fiona MacLean is determined to save her family from a bloody clan war with the Kincaids. Check out the options available through Archway Publishing.
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Surely she can share his bed without losing her heart… Known throughout Scotland and London as a wild rogue, Jack is accustomed to waking in dire situations, but… married?