Sleepless in Scotland (MacLean Curse, #4)
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Sleepless in Scotland (MacLean Curse #4)

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The fourth and fifth exciting novels in New York Times bestselling author Karen Hawkins’s sparkling Scottish Regency series about two beautiful twin sisters who find romance with the sexy MacLean brothers.

In Sleepless in Scotland, Catriona Hurst learns that her sister Caitlyn is getting into trouble in her societal debut, and she rushes to London to rescue her bolder, yo...more
Kindle Edition, 368 pages
Published (first published July 9th 2009)
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Laura the Highland Hussy
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So I was really liking this book until a certain scene. The men in the MacLean family all are cursed. Their anger causes storms. Big ones. The hero Hugh can control them.

The hero used his powers against the heroine, his wife. He causes the wind to tear through the house. Caitriona is knocked over, her robe ripped off, and she's so cold she shivers and can barely speak. how is no one else bothered by this scene? I looked through several reviews and no one menti...more
Gokce ~Muslin Myst~
This book gets an extra star for Hugh and his big heart and the fact that there was a more serious theme going on that made me tear up at times.

In this book Hugh, the most in control of his curse among the MacLean brothers comes together with sensible and passionate Caitriona Hurst.

Well, their thing starts with a misunderstanding where the two are forced into a marriage but they can hardly deny their attraction to each other either. Hugh brings Caitriona to his home where he keeps a few secrets...more
BJ Rose
Catriona rushes to London to save her twin sister Caitlyn from ruin, and ends up in a compromising situation with the brother of the man that her sister was trying to compromise. It's all a comedy of errors - Hugh is out to trap Caitlyn in her own scheme and teach her a lesson, and Catriona thinks it's Laird Alexander in the carriage that she gets trapped in. (Are you confused yet?!) But the trap is sprung on these two, so of course Hugh must propose, and of course Catriona must marry him. Since...more
Jacqueline
Aug 22, 2009 Jacqueline rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Romance readers who like good writing with characters that keep you hooked
Recommended to Jacqueline by: Me, Myself, and I
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C.
The best thing I can say about this book is that it's a quick read. Of course, that may be because when I'm bored by a book, I tend to read it really quickly, in the hopes that it will get better.

It didn't.

My chosen word for this book is "pedestrian". It's not just that the story's dull -- it actually could've had some potential, except that Hawkins seemed to shy away from potentially interesting plot twists rather than embracing them. But the storytelling itself is utterly lacking as well. This...more
Marianna
With the title I should have known I would be rolling my eyes a lot. Let me tell you I am tired, very tired, of the blustery hero. The kids and their issues were actually the highlight, I usually can't stand the portrayal of kids in adult books, but the brats grew on me. The thing that ruined their characters came at the end of the book when suddenly they were philosophizing like 'adults' or rather in a tone I found very hard to believe to be coming from a child. Don't get me wrong I am well awa...more
RomReader
Responsible & average-looking 23yo heroine gets mistaken for her impulsive twin sister by the brother of the man her sister wants to marry. Heroine's reputation is compromised when others find out that she & Hero spent hours alone in his carriage. They're forced to marry each other & both agree to live together in Hero's estate for 3 months to give gossip a chance to die down. They consummate their marriage & realize that sex is 1 area they agree on & enjoy. Hero puts limits...more
Christine
I first ran into Karen Hawkins through a novelette she wrote for "The Further Observations of Lady Whistledown." I enjoyed that story quite a bit, and ever since, have been trying to capture that magic in her novels. I'm afraid I'm 0 for 2 so far on her novels, though. It's not like this book was actively bad -- it was close to 3 stars -- but I stopped reading fairly close to the end because I just didn't care. Neither of these characters came alive for me, and the romance between them felt almo...more
Felicity
Oh god I'm so embarrassed that I read these but there you have it: I did. And they added to my understanding of the Magick Sekrit Romance Formula, which is, as practiced in these books, as follows:

1. Improbable (and overweight, interestingly enough, a reflection, I guess, of contemporary America) heroine who is nothing like any 18th century miss would be. "I won't wear corsets!" she may say, or, "I won't obey any man! I want a job!" Yeah. Uh huh. Good luck in 1750 with that attitude.
2. Preposte...more
Sobia
I read this in a few hours, and it's a pretty average (generic) historical romance... Not bad, but despite a somewhat promising beginning, it follows a pretty predictable plot line... It's a good easy read, and doesn't take a whole lot of effort to get though it.

One thing that bugged me was that the story pretty much kept to the H and h's POV for the first half of the book, but by the second half KH kept bringing other people's view points in! And even though I liked the beginning, I can't help...more
Katie(babs)
The Hurst siblings all care and watch out for one another, but when Catriona’s twin sister Caitlyn plans to make Alexander MacLean marry her, she has no choice but to stop her. Caitlyn has always been the wilder of the two. Catroina is practical while Caitlyn is a great beauty and doesn’t think before she acts. And with Caitlyn staying with their Aunt Lavinia in order have a season in London, Caitlyn doesn’t have anyone to keep her out of trouble. Catroina will have to stop Caitlyn from making a...more
Natasha
Karen Hawkins is a must read author. She's in my top 5 favorite historical/highlander romance authors. Everytime I pick up a book of hers, I know I'm in for a good read.

3 1/2 stars! Catriona was a pleasent character to read. Smart, funny, realistic and accommodable. Not many ladies back then would sit in a carriage for days without much rest or comfort. Catriona was reasonable and charming. I enjoyed reading along with her.

Hugh was fantastic. He has a tough outer exterior but once you break th...more
Maureen Feeney
Plain Catroinia Hurst hurrys to London to rescue her twin sister Caitlyn from scandal. On arrival she learns that Cait is trying to trap Alexander MacLean into marraige. Hugh MacLean has also heard of Cait's plan to trick his brother. In trying to rescue their sister and brother, they end up mistaking each other for their siblings. Hugh and Triona are caught in a compromising situation and have to marry. They agree the marraige is only for a couple of months to quench rumours but as they arrive...more
Maharet
L'alta società è un amante crudele...

Come può Catriona resistere al fascino MacLean?Hugh con "la ciocca argentea che scintilla,come animata di vita propria",che scatena venti impetuosi,padre affettuoso,un mix irresistibile.Una trama originale con una protagonista decisa a conquistare il suo sposo.Consigliato!

Lorna
I was looking to read a historical scottish romance. This was a fun read but not so much of the scottish highlander background I was looking for.
Moonianna
I love the fact that Karen Hawkins uses Scottish accent in her writing. It adds something to the setting.
Liz Stevens
May 14, 2014 Liz Stevens marked it as didn-t-finish  ·  review of another edition
I was excited to get my hands on this one, as the first two books were really good. However, the characters are not interesting/human/possibly-soon-to-be-likeable enough to care enough to keep reading, and having belatedly read a review revealing how the "hero" lashes out at the "heroine", using his curse to physically torment her, with no apology, I'm not pulled to try and see what happens. Also, the twin sister is vacant, shallow, and childish to extremes, which irritated me off the bat, and a...more
Cindy
In the past I have read other books from these writer, but that is some time ago. I only realised it because this book is one of a series and I remember some of Hugh’s brothers stories.
Funny how the romance between Hugh and Catriona starts. They both want to protect their family member, but ended up with each other and caught. So they have to get marries.
In this marriage the bedroom action is from the beginning ok, but outside the bedroom they aren’t a couple at all. But that changes during th...more
Meliana
Mengetahui rencana gila Caitlyn yang bisa menyebabkan reputasinya buruk, Miss Caitriona Hurst, segera menyusul adik kembarnya itu ke London. Caitriona mengejar adiknya yang berniat menyusup ke kereta yang dinaiki Alexander MacLean, akan tetapi sesampainya di kereta itu dia tidak menemukan Caitlyn dan malah tertangkap oleh Lord MacLean.
Hugh MacLean ingin menjebak Caitlyn dengan menggantikan Alexander menaiki kereta dan alangkah terkejutnya dia bahwa yang dia dapati justru bukan Caitlyn, akan teta...more
Jean
I picked this up after reading the Hurst series, curious about Catriona and Caitlyn. I thought the story was okay but I really didn't like Hugh.

Again, I seem to have a problem with the MacLean males as I also didn't like Alex either. There is an edge to them that I can't reconcile and made all the other parts hard to swallow. And it seemed to cross a line of inherent decency that couldn't be redeemed in my eyes.

Yea, yea, he was nice to adopt the girls that weren't his from a cruel former lover...more
Mireyah Wolfe
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May
3.5 or 3.75 ..
Actually this book was better than the first. I skipped the 2nd due to bad review and headed straight the one that attracted me to the series

Hero & Heroine fall into a scheme that was meant for their siblings (His Brother/ Her Sister) Catriona is thoroughly compromised and Hugh must marry her. This is the story of their forced marriage ..

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I really liked the set up and how he didn't b...more
Amy
I really like Karen Hawkins writing, and I really enjoy series books.
Admittedly, it has been quite a while since I read the previous books in this one, but the story was entertaining enough for me to keep up with the action, with out feeling too lost in the back story.
Hugh was a great guy, if a bit immature about marriage ideals.
But He got on very well with Catrionia, and I knew they would make a great couple, once Trionia set him straight about how things would work.
Just enough of the Alpha-Ma...more
Natha
Aku suka. Titik. Tidak pakai koma.

Happy ending, itu sudah pasti. Kekeliruan dan tokoh utama yang terpaksa menikah karena sebuah kesalahpahaman yang berujung kepada menjaga nama baik adalah salah satu alasan klasik dari buku-buku Historical Romance. Tapi entah kenapa, yang satu ini berbeda.

Chemistry antar kedua tokohnya sudah terasa sejak awal. Dan ketika ketertarikan pertemuan tidak disengaja mereka berujung ada pernikahan, upaya satu sama lain untuk membuka diri dan percaya kepada pasangan mere...more
Erin H
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Lover of Romance
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...more
Kit★
3.5 Stars! I read the first book in this series like 4-5 years ago. From what I can remember, I enjoyed it, but the series must've slipped my mind, because I've never sought out any of the others. Then back in December or January, in a thread about older heroes and younger heroines, someone mentioned The Laird Who Loved Me and it caught my attention. I decided I wanted to read it, and put it on my wishlist, along with the others in the series. I just so happened to find this one first. I usuall...more
Felita Hardigaloeh
lucu nih awal ceritanya...

Caitriona / Triona geram mendengar aksi kekacauan yg akan diperbuat saudari kembarnya. betapa tidak... reputasi semua keluarganya terancam. Triona heran, kenapa Caitlyn tidak melihat dampak jika aksinya menjebak Alexande Maclean jadi dilakukan. jadi Triona harus mencegahnya.

Sementara Hugh Maclean tau akal-akalan Caitly, wanita cantik yg datang ngegodain abangnya, Alexander. Hugh terang2an bilang ke Alex, wanita seperti itu harus dihentikan. tapi Alex hanya berujar bhw d...more
Fanny Roswita Ria
Gw suka dengan cerita yg ini dari series MacLean lainnya. Caitriona dan Hugh sama2 lucu, sama2 keras kepala, sama2 merasa bersalah, sama2 pengen ngebahagianin pasangannya tp dg cara diam2, dan sama2 punya cara unik utk berinteraksi. Ga perlu lama2 bikin gw ngabisin novel ini. Ga nyesel kok bacanya..hanya saja ada beberapa kebingungan yg buat gw ngerasa novel ini krg mantep aja..

Kebingungan 1: jelas2 dari awak hero dan heroinenya sepakat utk menikah dg jangka wkt 2-3 bulan, gunanya hanya menutupi...more
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New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Karen Hawkins is known for her wonderfully humorous and emotion-tugging historical and contemporary romances. The author of over 30 novels, Karen writes for a living between shopping for shoes, playing around on Facebook and Pinterest, looking for fun items for Hawkins Manor, and napping, although usually not at the same time. Sometimes, for fun, sh...more
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