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Highlander In Her Bed (Highlander #1)

3.63 of 5 stars 3.63  ·  rating details  ·  928 ratings  ·  65 reviews
All-business American Mara McDougall thinks there are no such things as ghosts. But a trip to Scotland and one gorgeous phantom are about to prove her dead wrong . . .

A self-employed tour guide, Mara is weary from leading her charges all over London. So she takes a breather at an antique shop—and spots perhaps the handsomest bed ever. Then she bumps into the handsomest man
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Mass Market Paperback, 340 pages
Published November 7th 2006 by Signet Eclipse (first published January 1st 2006)
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♡Karlyn P♡
This was a fun, light, romantic fluff piece with some steamy, sensual scenes. It is not a story to be taken seriously as there are some real big holes in the story. Mainly, the hero/heroine fall madly in love without ever having a lick of meaningful dialog between them. They simply lust after each other, have sex, and fall in love. Plus a lot of "mystical" stuff goes unexplained. But the story is meant to be fun and sexy, which it is. If you can deal with that you may well enjoy it. However, if ...more
Laura the Highland Hussy
Wow, the ratings on this book are pretty much all 1 and 2 stars. Wish I'd checked before I read it.

My reason for the low rating was that Mara was an idiot. I liked Alex, but he basically cursed himself to haunt his bridal bed for 700 years because the MacDougalls betrayed him and killed his men. His bride set it all up. Then Colin MacDougall (the one who kills him) takes his bride and the bed. Then he screws up Alex's reputation and history has him down as a rat and an all around bad guy.

So I'm
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Kate
Loved it! And I was shocked that it received so many bad reviews! It was light, fun, cheesy, sappy, and dirty romance! With kilts! I mean, come on, what is better than an angsty Scot in a kilt?? An angsty dead Scot in a kilt! Maybe more: an angsty, lusty, dead Scot in a kilt guarding his bed!!

Come on people, you don't pick up a book like this and expect Les Miserables, you pick up a book like this and expect something like Devil in a Kilt.

I'm going to go into that corner over there and giggle so
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Rachel ~ SnapDragoness
Loved the premise: Unlucky in love girl with a thing for history finds herself haunted by a cranky, yet very sexy, Highland ghost. Unfortunately, this book just didn't click for me. Don't get me wrong, Ms. Mackay's love for the subject is clear. She is able to evoke the beauty and mystery that is Scotland with highly immersive detail.

Why I gave this book two stars:
•I just couldn't connect with the characters. This chick inherits a Scottish castle--one in great shape and with a fantastic staff--y
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Barbee
Sep 12, 2014 Barbee rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: ebook


Spectacular and imaginative! You won't be able to put this one down! Another beautifully written breath taking, knock your socks or kilt off magical read! Loved it.

This is the second time for me reading this spectacular Scottish paranormal romance in "Highlander in Her Bed" by the multi talented Allie MacKay. Which is book one of "The "Ravenscraig Legacy Series". You can read this outstanding book alone or in series order. It was even better the second time around as I absolutely love love loved
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Jilly
I have to say that half the time I had no idea what Mara was talking about and it seemed like things jumped out at you abruptly. It also seemed rather unlikely that this “ghost” and this woman would fall in love the moment they met considering Alex already knew she was a MacDougall and hates her clan with a passion.

Some of his ghostly haunts were fun. Though this strong confident man seemed to turn weak the moment he decided to “love” Mara.

Then there are the “extra” characters. They were cheesy
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Patricia
A pleasant change from the standard romance fair

This is a sultry little book, with an American woman for a heroine, and a Highland laddie long since gone as the hero. While I personally think this is a bit unbelievable, it does make a good story, and the author put obvious effort into making it believable - in part by making some of the characters refuse to believe in ghosts.
A bed of contention between the lady and the lad is an antique bed, which he was transporting to the castle the king had
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Melodiacat
Tour guide Mara MacDougall stops at a London antique shop-and spots perhaps the handsomest bed ever. Then she bumps into the handsomest man ever. Soon Mara can't forget the irresistible-if haughty-Highlander. Not even when she learns that she's inherited a Scottish castle.

Spectral Sir Alexander Douglas has hated the Clan MacDougall since he was a medieval knight and they tricked him into a curse-the curse of forever haunting the bed (the very one that Mara now owns) that was once intended for hi
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Kim
Putting this on the "read" shelf is not quite true. I did not even finish it.

I picked this book up because of its title. I read all Diana Gabaldon's "Outlander" and enjoy the stories set in Scotland and the chivalry and honor thing. This book was basically a porno. There was no character development, nothing other than the two main characters lusting after each other. It got really old. I love me a chick book, but I like to know more about the characters other than their "measurements".
Jenn
I've had some crap luck with books lately. This is another one. I could care less about either one of these main characters. There were no supporting characters to speak of. I just didn't care what happened to them. Alex was an ass and Mara was an idiot ("History books don't lie!") Blech. This one's going right back in the bag for the used book store. Next.
Kelly Bolduc
Allie Mackay always writes great highland romance novels! Mara and Alex have great chemistry starting where they butt heads down to the hot steamy scenes that are so good, you may look up airline tickets to fly to Scotland just to find a highlander of your own...
Leah
4 1/2 stars!

West Highlands, near Oban, 1312

Sir Alexander Douglas is on his way to claim his bride when he and his men are set upon by MacDougalls. His intended has betrayed him, he and his men are dying and with his last breath he curses the carved four poster bed he had made for his new bride...."You will rue the hour you e'er laid eyes on my bed. I shall haunt you and your issue until the end of all days, that I swear." His curse on the MacDougalls etched onto eternity.

Present day, London and
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Stefanie
This is a trashy romance novel. I've read trashy romance novels before, even medieval-era stories of knights and damsels in distress, and while they're formulaic they at least usually have some kind of plot and character development to go along with the naughty bits. Sadly, this book was about 88% naughty bits and 12% ridiculous plot, the kind in which I just kept yelling at the main character for her stupid behavior.

So a modern woman buys a 14th-century handmade bed...that's haunted...by a med
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Mandy
I was actually looking for Thirty Nights with a Highland Husband, but couldn’t remember the title and bought this one instead. This was a mess.

One of the biggest problems comes from the hero, Alexander, being a ghost. It didn’t appear as though the author thought up any rules for her universe. One second, a ghost can decide whether to be corporeal and choose his location. Then, the next second, he has no control over being transparent or being whisked away by some unknown power to some unknown
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Vina Raintree
Mara MacDougall udah kesengsem banget sama tempat tidur yang keliatannya kunooooo banget dan kemungkinan besar ada dari jamannya scotland para highlander. dan dia selalu dibisiki suara bariton, rendah nan seksi seorang lelaki. dan akhirnya dia ketemu Alex.
alex ini ternyata nyimpen dendam sama macdougal dan mengutuk keluarga itu selama-lamanya. dan alex ini ngejaga banget tempat tidur yang ternyata miliknya itu. menolak mentah-mentah kalo ada yang nempatin apalagi seorang macdougal.

otw,btw, mara
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Beckyloohoo Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ aka Mrs. Acheron Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ
I saw this book and thought "why not give it a try?" I mean, I love Highlanders, so a ghostly one should be fun, right? Well, it could have been. Sadly this book just didn't do enough with it. The potential was there, but it wasn't really utilized.

Alex Douglas is a knight who was killed by a clan that he was supposed to be marrying into. But his bride-to-be's cousin Colin MacDougall sets up a trap to kill him and his men, frames them to ruin his reputation and even steals the very bed he carved
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Terree
This is actually a 3.5 star book for me. I enjoyed the characters of Alex, Hardwin and Bran a lot and I hope that there are books in the future of the last two!
Some of the book got a little rushed and skimmed over...I would have liked to have had a longer book rather than rushed the story, but I did enjoy it.
Kelly
Mara owns and operates a tour guide service. Her current trip is leading a group of ghost hunters throughout London. During this trip she is contacted by a lawyer, who tells her that she has inherited a castle in Scotland. When Mara finds an old four poster bed in a antique shop in London and meets the man that is protecting it, she decides that she has to have it for the castle. Little does she know the bed is not protected by a man, but rather a ghost, who will stop at nothing to keep the MacD ...more
Annette Tilch
This is a fun read. It is a fantasy read which I usually don't do but I really enjoyed this one and glad I bought it. I love Alex's character and his fight against his attraction and history. Can I get one of these Highlanders IN my bed??
Love it!!
Marsha Wright
Great hero, and heroine, love story was magnificent. Thank you, Allie Mackay!

Very well written Scottish history, castle details, and characters; makes reader feel like you're there. This was a 5 star love story.
Evangeline
I saw that there were many bad reviews for this book before I read it. I'm glad I wasn't put off by them as I really enjoyed this book. I'm a big fan of CIndy Miles and while the plot of this story is similar to Cindy's books, it was a lot more raunchy. There was lots of sex throughout the book and it was rather vulgar in places and this mightn't be everyones cup of tea but I did enjoy it as a change from Cindy's PG rated writing style. My only complaint is that by the end of the book I didn't u ...more
Ann
loved it, absolutely brilliant I just couldn't put it down, Ms Mackay writes powerful and emotionally charged books that will blow you away
Lori Howe
Love this story - have read and re-read it - it lives on my keeper shelf and now I have it on Kindle (yay me)
JoAnna Paredes
i enjoyed it. not being of scot decent, i had to look up a lot of words. otherwise, a very fun read.
Kellie
As Alex might say, "Och, aye!"

Why did I read this? I won't get the however-much-time-it-took-to-read-it back. An annoying, overeager heroine, a too-good-to-be-true man ghost (Really?? A ghost?), and way too much talk about sex. Just do it and get it over with already. I also don't need pages of sexual description. I'm not a prude, but one scene will suffice, otherwise it's just boring. And why the hell did Mara talk like a Scot pretty much from the beginning of the book? She was American, for c
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Gypsie Holley
Wonderful! I like this series starter. A little different with a ghost and a self-inflicted curse. Can I be Mara? Mara and Alex are adorable and the story is perfectly haunting.



Best Quotes from the book:

"Such passion runs deep in the blood of those Scottish descent. There is always an ache, an irresistable pull to return." Allie Mackay in her acknowledgments

"...if you dared set foot on Scottish soil. Then there could be no going back, no denial of the call of home." ---Hugh McDougall


Amanda
Book #24 of 2009
Another fun "paranormal Scottish Romance". And, since I borrowed "Braveheart" from the library (A sad movie!) yesterday and watched it, it was a little easier to hear the Scottish accent in my head. Also, Hardwick de Studley of "Tall Dark and Kilted" (Book #23) makes several appearances as does Bran of Barra, (who was also made appearances in "Tall Dark and Kilted" and is even getting his own book sometime next year), so that was fun too.

I own this book
stella yip
maybe we the author and i, our opinion on ghost is different because for me, ghost are .... okay, maybe some of us can see it, but although seeing it, i don't believe that the ghost and human can have physical contact with each other can the ghost doesn't have a physical body. that's what i believe. however, the author's opinion is opposite mine, so i did felt a bit weird reading her book. i can't help it. i'm a scientific person. but, this book is quite enjoyable to read.
Wild_irish_rose
Not my cup of tea, but a cute story!
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Allie Mackay is the alter ego of USA Today bestselling author, Sue-Ellen Welfonder, who writes Scottish medieval romances www.welfonder.com. A former flight attendant of Scottish descent, she spent fifteen years living in Europe and still makes annual visits to Scotland. Most inspired by the wild places of Scotland’s far north, she is also fascinated by the paranormal, Scott
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