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Taken By the Laird (Regency Flings #2)

3.69  ·  Rating Details ·  213 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
A bride on the run...

A young lady escapes to Scotland in the dead of night, desperate to avoid the horrid marriage her guardian had arranged. Traveling alone, fearing for her safety, Brianna Munro finds shelter at the imposing Castle Glenloch. She intends to stay for just one night...but then Brianna encounters Hugh Christie, Laird Glenloch, and all her best-laid plans van
ebook, 384 pages
Published September 29th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published January 1st 2009)
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Apr 08, 2013 Jessica rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I was very much torn while reading this book.

I found it to be incredibly entertaining and easy reading-wise which is always a plus. I couldn't help but be compelled to continue past each chapter's end, just to see if the Brianna would finally figure out the Glenloch ghost or that Hugh would let her leave the castle.

On the other hand, however, there were some definite flaws with Maguire's writing. Firstly, she was quite redundant; I feel the book could have shed 50 pages or so based on the amount
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On the run from an evil guardian and a disgusting betrothed, the heroine finds shelter for the night in a run down castle only to be found by the laird. He's returned to his keep, reluctantly because of memories of his less then satisfying first marriage, to get to the bottom of some money that's gone missing from his bootlegging business. A snow storm secludes the pair in his castle. Alone due to a ghost that haunts the place so that no servants will stay the night, the two quickly become lover ...more
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Jul 10, 2013 Liz Stevens rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This novel starts off with an heiress hell bent on escaping ANY marriage, but currently the one arranged for her, to a corset-wearing lecher, who runs into a smuggling satyr hiding from conniving ladies, but with no issues debauching virgins of a lesser class.
Cue aggravation and wanting to choke the crap out of the male lead, because at this point, you can't REALLY call him the hero, he's more the hemorrhoid on the asshole of who should be the hero.
Cue background. The story morphs into a frust
Apr 04, 2011 Amanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I kept going between 3 stars and 4...but settled on 4.
I would defiantly read more of Margo Maguire's books.
The storyline moved along at a good pace with one exception - the ghost part was interesting but it dragged, there were times that it seemed to deliver no new information and was just stuck in the chapters as a filler.
If you like Scottish historical romances, you should look this author up.
Mar 23, 2011 manic_reader rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I really did not like this book. Hugh basically seduces Brianna, after her insistent No's because shes a governess and I quote -"Her talents were wasted in the schoolroom" p151.
He is a spoiled child who gets mad at her when he finds out shes a lady and he has to marry her. I started skimming after they get married.

Dont recommend it.
Oh My Margo! I have said before that your books were a bit on the spicy side for me, and this one was no different. ;o) However, I still LOVED this book. The story is fantastic. I loved the element of the ghosts and I loved the setting of the dilapidated Scottish Castle. Your characters come alive on the pages and have realistic goals and modivation.
LInda L
Pretty good, but not fantastic. I love the Scottish genre, but this was not one of the best. It was probably a 3 on a scale of 1 to 5. Not terrible, but not all that good either.
Nov 14, 2011 Terree rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book. I liked the characters, the story line, and I like the little mystery too. it was a good read :)
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As a nice, sane break from the drama and fast pace of working as a registered nurse in an intensive care unit, Margo Maguire returned to college to study history, and fell in love. Writing about the historical characters she encountered in her classes was a good way to unwind from a crazy day in the unit. She soon started creating her own fictional characters and putting them into historical setti ...more
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