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The Laird Who Loved Me (MacLean Curse #5)

4.1  ·  Rating Details ·  2,341 Ratings  ·  109 Reviews
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.

The laird of the MacLean Clan, Alexander, is a handsome and eligible bachelor. The infamous Caitlyn Hurst, known in society as The Incomparable, would love to change that
ebook, 384 pages
Published August 25th 2009 by Pocket Books (first published August 20th 2009)
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Maureen Feeney
My favourite of the series.

Alexander MacLean(39) is looking for revenge on Caitlin Hurst(23) after her planned trap for him, ending up in his brother Hugh being forced to marry her sister Triona. He asks his exmistress to invite Cait to her house party in order to ruin her in society. Cait soon finds out what he is up to and they make a wager, they each have to complete 3 tasks. If Alexander wins he gets Cait as his mistress for 2 weeks ,if he loses Cait gets a proposal in view of everyone(so sh
Feb 24, 2010 TJ rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Although this is probably the best written of the "Maclean Curse" series, I just could not bring myself to enjoy a story in which an almost 40 year old man maliciously sets out to destroy a 23 year old, innocent (although impulsive) girl's life and her reputation, then humiliate her in front of all society.
I'm going to say this is 4.75 Stars, the only thing keeping it from the full five is that the ending, the wrap-up, the HEA seemed a little rushed, especially considering the sheer tension of the relationship between Alexander and Caitlyn. Also, while the kissing and the teasing was delicious, once it came time for the boogie-woogie, the consummation of their flirtation if you will, I could've used some more steam, some more details or something. But wow, I really enjoyed this book. I flew throug ...more
Jun 19, 2015 Anamaria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wishlist
Well, I finally got to read this book.. and I did so in few hours only to be slightly disappointed as from the storyline I expected much more. Can we give this plot to someone like Lisa Kleypas to re-do it?

Maybe I am being much too harsh, but I haven't been having pleasant experiences with regencies lately and it's turning me into a bit of a shrew.

NOPE, both h/h was TSTL in my book.
May 05, 2013 Deasy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Aku sebenernya ga ngikutin seri ini. Cuma kemarin ada buku nganggur dan aku ditawarin cumi ama yang punya. Pas baca sinopsisnya, hm. Kayanya menarik juga. Akhirnya kubaca juga buku ini.

Karena ga ngikutin dari seri awal, langsung ke buku 5, ada sedikit missing link sama buku ini. Tapi ga terlalu mengganggu juga secara keseluruhan cerita. Cuma ada beberapa part yang pas tokoh utamanya nge-flash back sama memori mereka. Jadi ga tau. Mungkin di buku sebelumnya diceritain lebih detail kali yah...

Gokce ~Muslin Myst~
Ah, I feel blue..I absolutely enjoyed this series quite a lot and I'm sad to see it end. In this last one, the oldest McLean brother Alexander faces a challenge called Caithlyn Hurst.

From the previous book we know that these two already met and enjoyed a flirtation that ended up in dislike for one another. Or so they think, because we know where this bickering usually leads to. And yes, my favourite love theme catches up with these two as well.

I loved the interactions between Alexander and Cai
Ah! What a end to the series!!!
I absolutely tumbled into love with Alexander, although in the first book, I doubted my ability to do so. He is perfectly matched with Caitlyn. This is the second book of the series that has successfully made me feel so many things all at once. I was laughing, upset, mad and foolishly smiling all throughout the book!
ANd the author added a EPILOGUE! I mean I kept wondering from the first book, why doesn't she add an epilogue to her books. It just rounds off the endi
Oct 03, 2016 Paraphrodite rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: listened, 2016
This is probably the one that I liked least out of all 5 books.
Mar 31, 2014 Mancho283 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ประเดิมเลมแรกทีอานจบของเดือนนี ฮาๆ เลมนีถึงแมวาจะไมไดสนุกเวอ แตกสนุกทีสุดในชุด ...more
Paranormal Romance
Vowing to right the wrongs she's brought upon her family, the heroine is determined to curb her temper and act in a ladylike manner for all future dealings with those who anger her. She's surprised by the invitation by a Duchess to spent a few weeks at her home in Scotland but the chance to be out in public and not isolated in her room is something the heroine eagerly jumps at. But upon arrival, any excitement she may have had for a freeing experience is ruthlessly and thoroughly dashed once she ...more
Belle Augusta
Wow, it's been a while I read HR novel again. Since my reading slump... And still in now. I mean I want to read but after getting the novel I want to read, it became really hard to keep concentrate in story. But well...

This is the third book I read about MacLean Curse... and I already forgot about stories of the other two.
Oh well...

This story is about Caitlyn Hurst which is twin Catriona Hurst who married with brother of Alexander... and that made two family married each other, right? O.O

Alexander MacLean berniat untuk membalas dendam pada Caitlyn Hurst. Gara-gara rencana Caitlyn untuk menjebak Alexander, telah membuat adik Alex, Hugh MacLean, menikahi Caitriona Hurst,saudara kembar Caitlyn, demi mencegah skandal. Alexander pun menyiapkan sebuah rencana untuk mempermalukan Caitlyn dengan menyuruh mantan kekasihnya, Georgiana, Duchess of Roxburg, untuk mengundang Caitlyn ke rumahnya.
Tapi Caitlyn tidak bodoh, dia tahu bahwa Alex berupaya membalas dendam dan ingin mempermalukannya
Lover of Romance
Alexander MacLean, the oldest of the Maclean clan, has been both amused yet frustrated by the enticing Caitlyn Hurst, then after the incident that trapped his brother into marriage, he desired revenge against her. However, he knew it wouldn't be easy, with Caitlyn matching him on every level. Caitlyn Hurst, even after seeing that her sister and her husband are very much in love, she wonders if she will ever be so lucky as to find that as well. She has been attracted to Alexander ever since she m ...more
Jan 05, 2014 Kate rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jul 06, 2010 Becky rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the final book of the MacLean series and I truly enjoyed the light heartedness of the book.
Alexander, is the dark haired-green eyed Laird of the MacLean Clan and is almost 40 years old and is having a difficult time coming to terms with his age compared to Caitlyn's 23 years. He thinks that becase of the age difference if he marriaged/loved her that would ruin him, as it did to one of his best friends. I thought all the comments made about the age difference and his response totally hil
Alexandria Tale
It was a good read, especially the bet. Hilarious! Anyway, the story started from our hero, Alexander MacLean, who wanted to avenge his brother to Caitlyn, our heroine. The problem was told in the previous book, it seemed when Caitlyn wanted to trap Alexander to propose her, something happened and it was her twin and his brother who needed to marry instead. Even though his brother was happy with his marriage, he still kept some grudges towards Caitlyn. He intended to embarrass her in front of ev ...more
Katherine 黄爱芬
Tema musuh menjadi kekasih tetap masih bisa jadi resep mujarab utk novel romance.

Dikisahkan Alexander MacLean yg masih dendam kesumat pd Caitlyn Hurst, karena gara2 Caitlyn akhirnya Hugh, adik Alexander, terpaksa menikahi Catriona, saudari kembar Caitlyn.

Pembalasan diadakan di pesta rumah Duchess Roxburge aka Georgiana, mantan kekasih gelap Alexander. Georgiana yg berharap habis2an bhw Alexander akan kembali pd dirinya setelah penuntasan balas dendamnya pd Caitlyn.

Yg tdk dinyana adalah ternyata
Felita Hardigaloeh
sejujurnya rada kecewa dg karakter Alex di sini

yg kubayangkan Alex, si anak tertua dari semua sodara-sodaranya, lebih menyerupai karakter Marcus karangan mba Lisa...dingin, tenang, keliatan aura pemimpin keluarga...

dan mba Karen menurutku salah mensetting cerita Alex dan Caitlyn....

Alex ga bisa ngelupain tingkah sembrono Caitlyn, yg berakibat ke adiknya, Hugh yg kudu nikahin kembaran Caitlyn. jadi melalui mantan mistress-nya yg seorang Duchess, Alex menyiapkan jebakan..

Caitlyn, heran, ko bisa d
Sep 05, 2009 Robin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Robin by: read first book Sleepless in Scotland
I was disappointed in the book and enjoyed the first book Sleepless in Scotland better. Both Caitlyn Hurst and Alexander MacLean were introduced in the first book and proved interesting in their story they were a bit boring and the storyline was over the top.

Laird Alexandar MacLean wanted to get even with Caitlyn Hurst for embarrassing him and entrapping his brother and her sister in marriage because of her deceptive plans. MacLean's plan is simple to seduce and ruin Caitlyn's reputation.

Oct 02, 2010 Kalynn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm torn as to how I feel about this book. On the one hand I love Karen Hawkins' writing, and I've enjoyed this light fun series. I enjoy the interaction between the two main characters, the sexual tension and the humor. The plot, however mad e little sense to me. Alexander is the laid of the clan and feels humiliated by Caitlin. She caused a scandal that forced her twin to marry Alexander's brother Hugh (the subject of the previous book).

I understand that Alex is supposed to have hurt pride an
Jan 17, 2016 Cippy85 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, novel
Ada pepatah kuno berkata :"Jika kau harus bertanding, lakukan dengan berperisaikan kehormatan dan tidak kurang dari itu." (Si Tua Nora Dari Loch Lomond) page 209

Alexander Maclean berjumpa dgn Caitlyn Hurst disebuah pesta rmh yg sdh d atur oleh Alex dn Georgiana dgn memiliki alasannya masing2.

Caitlyn yg sdh curiga sejak awal pertemuannya dgn Alexander memasang siasat terlebih dahulu.

Mrk berdua terlibat dlm 3 tantangan yg d ambil dr sebuah buku berlatar Arthurian.
ketiga tantangan yg memerlukan
This is the book that deals with Caitlyn's story and Alexander Maclean the clan laird. I think this is the last of the Maclean Series I'm hoping that the author will do some books telling the story of Caitriona and Caitlyn's siblings. I now plan to backtrack and read the three I missed. Possible Spoiler--- The ending in my opinion seems to leave it open as to whether the curse is broken or not it seems there is a discrepancy as to who actually did one of the good deeds. I'm hoping that although ...more
Swanangel15's Book Review
YES! My first purchase ever online and it was to get the final book in the MacLean Curse series. I ordered it and waited impatiently for it to arrive and when it did, with other books and items, I was squealing all over my house and my family was watching me like if I was crazy, but I did not care.

After all the excitement I waited a few more days before I read the book and consumed it within one day. Happy and heart broken, they always say that the journey is what people look forward for rather
Alexandra Preston
I was a bit disappointed by this book. I wanted to like it a lot because in general the writing and the setting were really well done. However, I feel that the main heroine and "hero" (and I say that loosely because he does some pretty rotten things) are so focused on getting revenge or avenging a wrong done for an event that doesn't even take place in this book. I really just don't sympathize with the characters obsession over the aforementioned "event" because I (as the reader) never saw what ...more
Once Upon a Twilight
Following up from the previous book, Alexander MacLean is set on ruining Caitlyn Hurst for causing an array of embarrassing situations to his family and getting his brother in a position where he had no choice but to marry her twin sister.
The curse is always latent and the sexy male with a big ego makes a big part of the story, especially when he encounters the female he can't forget and impossible to ignore when she brings upon him one daring situation after the other.

I liked the book, but miss
Jun 13, 2013 Pam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I got to tell you this is a hot book and it's not the sex. It's the by play between Alexander and Caitlyn. I love the hero. He's out for revenge against the heroine but he's falling in love and trying so hard not to that it's funny. There are jealous side characters in the way and Alex can't stop blaming her because of what she did her last London season to trick him wound up forcing his brother into a marriage of convenience with her twin sister. Even though the marriage is happy now. Caitlyn i ...more
Virginia Markhart
This book was actually better than I give it credit for being. I think I just was not in the reading mode. I generally like books that are set in the early 1800s and this one was. I like the formal language and all the stiffness of the era. Caitlyn is a beautiful young girl who is invited to a party (lasted about 3 weeks) at the castle/home of Georgianna. Georgianna had been pestered to ask Caitlyn by Alexander, her former lover. Alexander had met Caitlyn in London and felt his family had been s ...more
BJ Rose
I have really enjoyed the MacLean Curse series, but this book, not so much. For that, I have to like and respect the main characters, and that didn't really happen here. In the previous book, Caitlyn felt spurned by Alexander, so she set a trap to force him into having to offer for her (and then she planned to publicly reject him). Instead, her sister and his brother were caught in the trap and 'had' to marry. Alexander feels that she needs to be taught a lesson, so he gets her invited to a Scot ...more
Aug 16, 2015 Kshydog rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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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