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To Catch a Highlander by Karen Hawkins
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Apr 23, 2010

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bookshelves: historical-romance, series
Read on August 12, 2010

Sophia's father was supposed to go to Edinburgh to sell her mother's diamonds so they could repair the roof, but he made a side trip to Stirling to do some gambling, and lost not only the diamonds but the house as well, because he just happened to have the deed in his pocket. So Sophia set about making the house look so undesirable that the MacLean wouldn't want to keep it. But when he arrives, he just happens to overhear her devious plan, so he's able to undo all her efforts. And that made this such a one-sided conflict, which means no conflict. Dougal was obnoxious almost to the bitter end, and Sophia's later actions just seemed unrealistic to me.
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08/12/2010 page 129
32.0% "Dougal is furious, so black clouds are gathering & winds are blowing - all because Sophia challenged him to a horse race & almost won. What an arrogant ... jerk!"

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message 1: by Rane (new)

Rane Dougal doesn't sound much of a catch..better to throw him to the sharks!

BJ Rose He actually becomes likeable in the next book - I guess all Sophie needed was enough time to humanize him. But liking him in the next book still didn't make him a hero in this one - in my eyes anyway!

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