The Highlander (Graham, #1)
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The Highlander (Graham-Lennox #1)

3.65 of 5 stars 3.65  ·  rating details  ·  270 ratings  ·  19 reviews
When Tavish Graham stumbles upon the naked body of Sophie d'Alembert, he thinks she is dead. But it doesn't take him long to discover that Sophie is very much alive and more woman than he can handle, so he leaves her with his brother, James, the Earl of Monleigh.

Beautiful, young and French, Sophie finds herself in the wild, strange land of the Scots. Terrified and not will...more
ebook, 400 pages
Published January 1st 2013 by Mira Books (first published 2003)
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This book was just OK. It had a great premise, but the hero was so forgiving and accepting of the heroine even after he found out her secret. I mean, he loved her before he even knew it. He did lust for her pretty strongly at the beginning. This book had some great vocabulary and lines. My fave phrase was "somniferous calmative". My fave line--uttered by the hero (who was a horny toad) --"I came here to give us both something and I willna be leaving without the doing of it."
WOW..I could not stop reading this one. I loved it.
Lover of Romance
Sophie is the granddaughter of Louis XIV. After her father dies, her cousin forces her to become betrothed to a man that is ruthless and the last man she would ever marry. So she escapes on a ship headed toward Norway, but then the ship sinks and she ends up being washed on shore, where Tavish Graham comes upon her. Tavish then takes her to his brothers home, James who is the Earl of Monleigh. Sophie, even though knowing he is Scottish, doesn't know who she can trust. So she claims that she has...more
Rebecca (everyday reader)
Sophie was running from an unwanted marriage to a vile man and fell right into Jamie Graham's passionate arms. She kept her secrets of who she was and where she was going until someone else told Jamie, and she went to her betrothed to save Jamie and his clan from the backlash of her actions. Sophie and Jamie fell in love and he rescued her from the cruel man who imprisoned her. Good story, but wordy at times seeming to just fill space and it seemed to be not edited very well.
Jamie Graham and Sophie D'Alembert
1704, Scotland

Somehow this book slipped through the cracks in my Goodreads record keeping because I hadn't recorded that I had read it already. But as soon as I started reading it last night, I definitely felt it was familiar. Since I couldn't remember all the story or how I felt about it, I decided to finish it again anyway. I kind of wish I hadn't. There is nothing particularly bad about the writing per se. It's just that I hate stories where the heroine allow...more
♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
It was actually a 4.5. It was really good, surprisingly. Not many people left reviews, so I wondered.

Granddaughter of a dead king betrothed to a guy her dad's age, because of politics, by her king cousin, who would sacrifice her life for a cause. She tries to run away to Norway, and her boat sinks. She's the lone survivor. Rescued on the shores of a cold Scotland by the young brother on his way to college. He takes her to his older brother to take care of, who falls in love etc. Bad guys trying...more
Sophia is trying to escape an arranged marriage to a powerful English Duke. Her plans go awry when her boat sinks and she is the only survivor. Lucky for her she is discovered near death on the rocks and is taken to a the private home of a Scottish Laird. The Laird James seems honest and fair but Sophia is afraid to confide in him. If he turns her over to her family she will be sent back to France or worse sent to her betrothed the powerful Duke and she cannot risk asking him to hide her. This i...more
Karen Lynette Boruff
I read another book by this author and had to struggle through it. I found some of that still present in this story. There is something that becomes "boring" about this authors style. I just couldn't mantain interest in the character's and I love stories about the Highlands. The premise of being a Kings granddaughter was a bit much. Not much to explain this Love between the hero and heroine...more lust than love. Just kept waiting for the story to take fire and it never did. Won't read this auth...more
The plot device of the fair maiden escaping an unwanted marriage and being rescued by her "destined one" is somewhat cliche, but I found that it was executed fairly well in this case. The only downside to the whole story, really, is how typically drop-dead gorgeous the H/h were, as is so common to romance novels. It gets really tiresome. There's nothing wrong with being pretty without being "perfect" after all. I really hope I'll come across one like this sometime. I know of at least one where t...more
I wasn't disappointed with this book as I first thought I'd be. Some romance novels are silly and a waste of time.

Sophie was captured by the evil Rockingham, who he was using to gain influence and importance because of her relation to Lousi XIV. Sophie found some plans to put Rockingham on the throne of England. James comes to rescue her. James then walks into a meeting taking place between Rockingham and some English men. The English had no idea that Rockingham was attempting to steal the thro...more
Cherie Jensen
I got to page 160 and can't seem to shake the ennui. The main characters are good, the premise is good but I feel like I'm driving a car that moves ahead then stalls, moves ahead then stalls. Again and again. I tend not to like set up situations of deception and that might be what is keeping me from enjoying this book. She is the granddaughter of Louis XIV and is keeping that a secret. Keeping the secret means the story keeps stalling because nothing can be resolved.
Okay, I know I read another of this series but it seems I left it off this list. This is about Sophie, a French woman who is running from a betrothal with a horrible man. She is found, almost dead, by the brother of a man she falls for. Turns out, she is the granddaughter of King Louis XIV, the Sun King. This is the first in the series.
This book was an amusing romance novel, but I felt it was a little too similar to the Outlander series. Even down to the leading man's name. It just sort of read like an Outlander knock off. At least in this one there was no buggering.
Jun 06, 2011 Robin rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Robin by: a reading club
A good romance set in the 1700s Scotland/England where "knights in shinny armor" are dirty scary monsterous Scots who save the hopeless girl.
genevieve st jean
my absolute favorite book..i need to start reading the rest of the series..i hope thyre as good as this one because it was AMAZING
baguuuus bangeeeet...
rekomen bagi para pecinta cowok scotland yang begitu protektif dengan cewek miliknya
Enjoyable enough.But a little predictable.Sorry I am spoiled by Gabaldon. but a decent light read.
Very good story, romance and mystery, The story of Tavish and Sophie.
Vanessa  Eden
My very first Highlander novel and one of my faves.
Jo at Jaffareadstoo
Light and frothy...great escapism.
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