Book Review: To Scotland, With Love

To Scotland, With Love
MacLean Curse #2
Author: Karen Hawkins
Pages: 384 pgs
Reading Level: Adult
Published: August 21st 2007
Review Source: Purchased
Available: Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Borders

Summary: (from goodreads) In this saucy battle of the sexes, New York Times bestseller Karen Hawkins pits a hard-headed Scottish lord with an unusual family curse against a headstrong heiress who has a solution for every problem...except her own wayward heart.

When Lord Gregor MacLean learns his childhood friend, Venetia Oglivie, has beenabducted by a fortune hunter, he rides off to Scotland in hot — and very annoyed — pursuit. Venetia's soft heart has gotten her in major trouble this time: if hedoesn't rescue her swiftly, the scandal will ostracize the provocative wench!

The only sensible member of her family, Venetia is sure she can fix any problem,even this one. So when an irate Gregor catches up with her, arrogantly expectinga hero's welcome, the sparks between them begin to fly. Then an unexpected snowstorm traps them at an inn, and Gregor discovers his feelings for the lovelyVenetia are far warmer than he realized — fiery enough to burn down the inn! Nowif he can only convince Venetia that his motive for marriage isn't duty...but desire.

The 2nd Book of the series, is as, all her other romance novels, easy and fun to read. In this book, the characters are not the expected gorgeous and handsome usual persons you read in novels, but are described as what an everyday person would be. Venetia is kind hearted and always trying to solve others people problems, and usually ends up in awkward situations. Gregor, her lifelong childhood friend, is usually the one getting her out of trouble. On this note, a protégé of her family ends up abducting her and Gregor has to search for her and bring her back without damaging her reputation.

During this adventure, the relationship grows from friendship to a very sweet romance without them realizing the changes until the end.

I really enjoy this series and I am glad that I have the rest of the books to read, on to #3 now.


  1. Great review! I can't wait to read this. :D

  2. I overdosed on Scottish romances a few years ago and basically stopped reading them, but I think I'm ready to jump back in! It sounds like this one is a good way back in, and I've never read any of KH's books.

    I like that this one is about regular-ish folks - I mean, at some point I like a sense of realism in my books! Not always - I do love a gorgeous rake - but it's a good change-up. :)

  3. This series sounds fun but I'm don't know about that cover. Great review :)


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