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To Scotland, With Love (MacLean Curse #2)

3.82  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,251 Ratings  ·  146 Reviews
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 been abducted by a fortune hunter, he rides off to Scotland in h
ebook, 384 pages
Published August 21st 2007 by Pocket Books (first published 2007)
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Lady Gabriella of Awesomeness
2 Dissapointed stars.

“His eyes narrowed, and his voice was low and fierce, almost a growl. “You arrogant woman.”
She blinked at him, shocked. “Arrogant?”
“Arrogant,” he repeated, looking at her with…distaste?
“What do you mean by that?”
He gave a harsh laugh, then shook his head. “Your tendency to get involved in everyone’s life, even at the expense of your own—it’s not about helping other people. It’s about your desire to prove that you’re better than they are, that you are smarter and more capable
Nov 01, 2011 Christine rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
This was a tale of two long-time best friends suddenly noticing one another while snowbound at an inn for several days. On its surface, not a bad plot line. Trouble is, it was a completely unconvincing quest for the three magic words.

Here's the thing that struck me: They met when she was 5 and he 8. TWENTY-NINE (29) years later...they suddenly find they can't keep their hands off each other.

Look, I love stories of long-time friends finally discovering they were meant to be all along. The thing i
hhhhhhhhh nih buku ga seperti yg ku harapkan setelah membaca buku 1 - nya.
tadinya mo ku kasih 2 bintang aja tapi halaman awal & akhirnya menarik jd oke - lah ku kasih 3, lagian aq ga tega karen hawkins ku kasih bintang 2 >_<

di buku 1 fiona sempat menyebutkan ttg venetia nah ini cerita ttg Miss Venetia Oglivie & Gregor MacLean.

Venetia Oglivie & Gregor MacLean sudah berteman sejak kecil, mereka suka berkuda bersama.
Venetia - lah - selain fiona - dimana gregor menjalin hubungan le
BJ Rose
Aug 05, 2010 BJ Rose rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not really a 4* read, but so much more than a mere 3*, this book starts out strong, with Gregor's best friend Venetia the victim of an apparent abduction, which angers Gregor so much that he causes a blizzard in April - that MacLean Family Curse, you know. When he finds out that she's been tricked into a mad dash to Gretna Green (she thinks she's going to her very sick Mama), the blizzard gets even worse, which actually makes it possible for him to catch the erstwhile lover, but prevents him fro ...more
Jul 23, 2009 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this. I wrote about it in my LJ, and I’m just going to copy/paste that to save me time.

… was actually pretty good, and I picked it up because I thought it would be one of those ridiculous Scottish romances with the och ayes and I cannae luv ye, sweetings in it. There was even a woman who appeared to be wearing a half-slip and a teal tartan on the cover and the stepback had surprisingly tanned people on it. As in it looked like their armpits were probably tan. How do you end up w
Aug 21, 2009 Alexis rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I tend to read fluffy historicals between my "serious reads" and this was the next one on my list. By no means a difficult or particularly unanticipated plotline, I could basically predict the entire book within the first 20 or so pages. That's not to say, however that I didn't enjoy it anyways.

Hawkins characters are charming and just a little bit silly, which makes the read a funny one (I can say that I giggled out loud on multiple occasions). Her hero and heroine, Gregor and Venetia respectiv
Mar 24, 2016 Çisem rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Her zamanki Karen Hawkins kitaplari gibi esprili ve güzeldi ama sonu çok çabuk oldu. Bana göre bu kitabın sonunu güzel bağlayamamış. Yorum yazmayı planlıyorum buna (tabi inşallah :D) ama şunu söyleyeyim çok ortalama bir kitaptı ki puanı da ona göre zaten.
Jun 13, 2016 Gamruk rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical
Kitaba dün başladım ve bugün bitti. Tamam kabul kitap akıcıydı, olaylar ve karakterler de hoştu ama benim beklediğim kitap bu değildi. Arka kapakta yazan konuyu okuyunca ilk olarak, kar nedeniyle bir handa mahsur kaldıkları ve "YALNIZ" başlarına romantik anlarla dolu bir macera beklemistim ama kitap tam tersiydi.

Yan karakterler dolup taştı resmen. Hanın ici "yol gecen hanı" tabirini dogrular cinstendi. Asıl karakterlerin doğru düzgün sahnesi yok, olanlarda bana yetmedi. Devamli yan karakterleri
Oct 09, 2011 Anne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
another enjoyable romance by Karen Hawkins pits a Scottish Laird and an English lass who are besy friends and suddenly find out that there may be more to their friendship,
I didn't like this as much as the first book, How to Abduct a Highland Lord.

It features Gregor MacLean and his childhood friend, Venetia Oglivie. The ton has seen them grow up and spend time together so much that they stopped commenting about it. That was how close they were. But suddenly, when Venetia is abducted by a suitor, Gregor suddenly finds her attractive. Then the book revolves around the little inn where Gregor and Venetia fall in love.

What I didn't like so much is how Gregor finally
I am disappointed by this. I really thought Hawkins would give me that "Oh I wish that happened to me feeling" when I read a great story, but she definitely misses the mark with me.

"Why?" you may ask. It's because despite having a great concept for the series and this story, this work as a whole fails to convince of the characters travails and inevitable triumphs.

Her writing fails at times to cement the personalities of her major characters Venetia and Gregor, especially with regard to their his
Astri  Nasthasia Videlia
Eh.. Ternyata Saya salah... yg bikin Saya tidur jam 2 itu bukan buku ini.. hahhha..

tp gw akan sedikit bercerita yg ini...

Buku k2 si keluarga yg di kutuk ini adalah tentang Gregor... gw lupa Gregor ini anak keberapa... tp yg pasti. kutukan yg dy dapat adalah seputar Badai dan Salju.. hmpffth..

Gregor punya temen kecil... Namanya Venetia... Venetia Oglivie.. waktu Gregor menjemput Venetia di rumahnya, karna telah berjanji akan berkuda siang itu, Gregor malah menemukan Venetia telah meninggalkan
Aug 15, 2009 Cam rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Maureen Feeney
Lord Gregor MacLean(37) learns his best friend for 29 years, Venetia Oglivie(34) has being tricked to elope with the immature but harmless Ravensroft(22), He follows to try and save her from scandal, but he is angry and starts a snowstorm (thanks to his family curse that changes the weather when they are angry). Because of the snow Venetia is stranded in an inn with Ravenscroft, Gregor, and 4 more people.

Gregor and Venetia are unlikely best friends, he is selfish and believes you only help yours
Old friends turned lovers after a rescue mission from a failed kidnapping and forced marriage attempt.

Venetia and Gregor have been best friends for years, but nothing more than that despite Venetia's suppressed attraction to Gregor, who is clueless. He is forced to look a bit closer at Venetia when somebody goes to great lengths to get her to marry him and what the attraction and possessiveness he feels for her when he finally looks at her as a woman surprises both of them.

Most of the story take
Huma Rashid
Apr 03, 2012 Huma Rashid rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I would like to know why Karen Hawkins is still allowed to write romance novels.


OK, that was really mean. I apologize. I'm sure Karen Hawkins is a lovely woman. My quarrel is with the Karen Hawkins brand.

This book is ridiculous. Don't bother with it. The heroine is a twit. The hero is a twit. Their charm and romance fell incredibly flat. They've been BFFs since they were 5 and 8 and it's only 29 years later that the hero's like, hey, she has boobs, and I want to plow her, and OMG, yeah, I alm
Jan 02, 2015 Yumru rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
En vasat kitabıydı bence, yada ben yazarı çok sevdiğimden çok umut ederek başladım, sonuç hüsran...
Feb 25, 2013 ies rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Pengen tak kasih 1 bintang ni novel hahahaha... tp aku jarang kasih 1 bintang, 2 bintang jg kasian.. jadilah 3 bintang

Kebanyakan tokoh, trus muter-muter kaga jelas.. disuruh ngulang lagi aku jg kaga ngerti deh isinya apaan muahahaha
dan si Heroine nya tll keras kepala, oke ya.. aku ga suka heroine yg menye2 tp kl terlalu keras kepala musti denger kata "aku mencintaimu" terlebih dahulu baru mau merit padahal udah bobo bareng.. bah!! cape deh... :p

Baca sendiri deh.. mending minjem aja tapi, ga usah
Sep 21, 2014 Hafize rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
çok eğlendim okurken :)
I used one of my free credits from joining paperbackswap to order this one, which was on my wishlist. I'm wanting to read it soon, but I might hold off until I get #3, and then do a read of the whole series, re-reading the ones I've already read in the process (especially #5, I'd be glad to read that one again, I love Alexander). :)
Jul 01, 2016 Sara rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a silly and charming book, in the "friends becoming lovers" category of romance. The hero and heroine have known each other forever and have been great friends. A fortune hunter, cad, and all around ridiculous guy absconds with the heroine to take her to Gretna Green, so the hero chases them down. Problem is, the hero has a magical curse on him that causes snowstorms when he gets angry. Silly, I know, but it sets up the story here. Due to the snowstorm, the bad dude's carriage wrecks, so ...more
Aug 29, 2014 Alice rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Sudah seharusnya aku tahu aku nggak suka buku ini.
Aku nggak suka ceweknya.
Konflik yang well ok, tapi berakhir dengan 'mudahnya'.
Kurang digalinya karakter Gregor.
Tujuan dari kakak-kakaknya MacLean datang ke Stirling ngapain? Cuma untuk "Gregor, aku tak menyetujuinya"? Begitu saja?
Tapi kesabaran Gregor dalam menghadapi Venetia itu sangat patut diacungin dua jempol. Sama hal nya dengan pengertian, kepala dinginnya dalam menghadapi sikap 'menolong'nya Venetia, tidak menyerah dan sangat menerima Vene
this book was weird. I started the series with the last book about alexander and it was good, i have read another one also about hugh the other brother. I think this is the first and if it is im glad i started with the last one because this book never seemed to end. First of all the entire book takes place with all the. characters getting stuck in an inn because of a snow storm. The main character Gregor is supposed to be uncaring and unaffected by anything but to me he just seemed ackward . the ...more
May 31, 2013 Ewa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: iv
Book one better :(
Paranormal Romance
When the heroine is kidnapped by an idiotic and horribly naïve suitor, the hero is shocked by how much if affects him. Normally he's a calm, cold and collected man but the idea of his childhood friend being abducted fills him with rage. He immediately set off the recover her and finds them in a B & B on the way to Scotland. But there he's forced to realize something that he's never considered before. His friend has become a very attractive woman. It's never occurred to him before but the fac ...more
Oct 28, 2014 HÜLYA rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Orjinal İsmi: To Scotland, With Love
Edisyon Adı : İskoçya'ya Sevgilerle
Karen Hawkins
Goodreads Puanı : 5/3,82
Puanım :5/3

Büyük ümitler ile aldığım bir kitap idi. Hayal kırıklığına uğradım. Konu çok güzeldi ama okurken hep bir şeyler eksikti bu hikayede tat alamadım okurken. Kahramanların çocukluk arkadaşı olmaları bende sıcacık bir hikayeyi çağrıştırmıştı. Ama maalesef bu beklentimi bulamadım.Serinin en güzel kitabı olarak yine Sen Kimseyi Sevemezsin görüşüm devam etmekte.

Eğlenceli hoşça vakit ge
May 20, 2012 nurmawati rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, hr, terjemahan

suka sama gregor yg ganteng dan ada bekas luka di pipi...
suka juga sama venetia yg bukan tipe ce lemah....apalagi hubungan gregor-venetia yg berawal dari persahabatan...
ada ravencroft si lord oon yg tadinya mau nyulik venetia tapi berakhir kesialan terus menerus di pihak dia...
tokoh fave yg lain...nenek dan ibu venetia...
si nenek galak dan si ibu drama queen....lucu dialog mereka..apalagi pas venetia menolak lamaran gregor krn dikira gregor gak mencintai nya...
si nenek dengan senang hati nempati
Gokce ~Muslin Myst~
What a lovely book in a lovely series. This one was better than the first in my opinion, the characters more loveable, the atmosphere more fun.

This one tells the story of the scarred yet that much handsome Gregor MacLean and his childhood best friend, the ever so charitable Venetia Oglivie.

I love the whole friends-to-lovers theme. It's my favourite theme right along with bickering love. So I was extra delighted to read this book. Gregor and Venetia had a familiarity with each other coming from
Aug 26, 2011 Gaby rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I read the first book of this series, How To Abduct a Highland Lord, and liked it. But I loved To Scotland, With Love!

When Gregor MacLean finds out his childhood friend Venetia has been "abducted" by a man, he rides to save her before it's to late.

I always like stories where the characters are childhood friends and turn into lovers. There is so much confusion between their feelings! Gregor and Venetia feel comfortable with each other, had secret jokes and understood each ot
Aug 31, 2011 Heather rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
it started out fine enough and then slowly,steadily and surely got terrible.until i HATED the main character.
she kept taking jabs left and right at the small delicate girl in the book and i just couldn't help but think that somewhere along the way some small,skinny girl did something to karen hawkins(the author).
either that or karen hawkins is jealous of small, delicate, dainty, skinny girls so she decided to vent a little in this book.
because that girl in this book (the small blonde with the de
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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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MacLean Curse (6 books)
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