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To Catch a Highlander

(MacLean Curse #3)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  2,893 ratings  ·  113 reviews
In this sizzling romantic adventure, a daring Highland lass plays a high-stakes game to keep the home she loves...but ends up losing her heart instead.

When her father gambles away the family estate to darkly dangerous Lord Dougal MacLean, Sophia MacFarlane is determined to use her wiles to regain it. Forced to stake the one thing she has left—her virtue—she desperately hop
Mass Market Paperback, 317 pages
Published January 22nd 2008 by Pocket Books (first published January 1st 2008)
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✝✝ Ⓓaisy ❣ ✝✝

I enjoyed Lord MacLean..... Their sexual tension was awesome.
It is brilliant historical romance read.

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Happy reading

D xo
Jan 27, 2011 rated it did not like it
I really struggled getting through this one. The dynamics of the relationship between Dougal and Sophia are quite similar to Jack & Fiona's; & Gregor & Venetia's. The way the feelings develop, the way they all get angered by petty bruises to the ego, yet they're supposed to have complete control of their emotions, the sexual attraction & tension are a carbon copy, a regurgitation from one book to the next. Just throw on different names and how they are conveniently left in improp ...more
BJ Rose
Apr 23, 2010 rated it liked it
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 ...more
Sep 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Fun, easy read. A fast paced, entertaining and amusing plot. The ending was a little abrupt (the same as with the first 2 books in this series). I like it when the heroine is both smart and beautiful and Sophia was defenitely both. Dougal was sexy as sin and I loved the chemistry between him and Sophia. I wanted an entertaining read and I got one. Karen Hawkins did not disappoint.
Laura the Highland Hussy
Apr 18, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: highlander-books
4.5 stars
I read it in one go-til 1:00 am!! and it was worth staying up late.
I might review this one in more detail later on
Katherine 黄爱芬
Sophia MacFarlane punya misi utk mendapatkan kembali rumah estat-nya dari Dougal MacLean, sama spt Dougal saat memilikinya dari ayah Sophia, melalui taruhan permainan kartu. Dan kali ini Sophia mempertaruhkan lebih dari itu.

Awal cerita agak membosankan kecuali saat² Dougal dikerjai oleh orang² kesayangan Sophia dan Dougal membuktikan dia bukan pria lemah yg langsung tumbang oleh makanan super pedas atau super keras, atau menyerah hanya krn ditonjok sampai bonyok. Taruhan permainan kartu juga ku
This book received some really poor reviews so I wasn't expecting much. To my surprise I loved this story. Is it believable...NO, is it funny, heartwarming, adorable and romantic....YOU BET. Finally characters that stay true to themselves. If you want a story that screams Scotland this will not be it. These stories really have very little to do with the Scotish Lairds. And finally a picture of a couple that actually look like the characters they are supposed to represent. The guy on this book lo ...more
Monique Takens
Apr 12, 2019 rated it liked it
Ik heb de Nederlands talige uitgave gelezen : Alles of niets - Candlelight Historische roman 937 .
Een amusant maar volkomen ongeloofwaardig verhaal .
De vader van Sophia gaat naar de stad om hun laatste juwelen te verkopen of verpanden om de reparatie aan het dak van hun landhuis te kunnen betalen . In plaats daarvan zet hij de juwelen in bij een kaartspel - hij kan zogenaamd goed kaarten en desgewenst het geluk een beetje helpen - en verliest . Ooo jee ... nou ... huppekee dan nog maar een rond
Once Upon a Twilight
Nov 11, 2010 rated it really liked it
The 3rd book of the series on the MacLean Curse is great fun, entertaining and full of charming trickery and romance.

Sophia, learns that her Dad, on her way to selling some family jewels to get some money to do some of the fixing her home needs, lost everything including the house, that her mother had so lovingly fixed and left for them, in a game of cards. In order to keep her house she comes up with a plan, but little did she know that when she was working on the final touches of her plan, Dou
Jul 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Posted at Oh My Books!

It has been a while since I read a highlander romance, and I'm really happy I read To Catch a Highlander because I practically loved it.

Dougal is the typical alpha male. He won a house from Sophia's father at a gambling game and is decided to claim it. But Sophia and her father are doing everything to make him leave and leave their house alone.

Sophia is a beauty, and her life is basically spending time with her father. She's not happy when learning her father lost not only
Elissa Abdullah
Aug 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
finished it at 2 am. this third book is better than the previous two. more amusing, although the push and pull romance between the characters made me want to throw the pillow.
I looveeeeee Sophia's charachter. strong, independent, smart, and subtle.
while Dougal Maclean, the typical of the gentlemen in the 19th Century, arogant, playfull, smart, remarkably handsome and incredibly stubborn, with a determination wouldn't ever fall in love, would never give his heart to anyone, blah blah blah, that
Gokce ~Muslin Myst~
Yet another delightful read by Karen Hawkins. The lightness of this series is all the more reason for me to love it.

In this book, the stylish MacLean brother finds himself trapped in a series of card games, not mention also a battle of wills, with the non-traditional, determined Sophia.

I really enjoyed this book. Just like the previous one, this one had a nice comedy feel to it. Especially towards the end. There were more than a few occasions where I laughed out loud at what was happening. And
Jul 06, 2010 rated it did not like it
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Aug 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Another fantastic chapter to the MacLean books.
Oky Septya
haha seru deh taruhannya, lucu pula dialognya. but emosinya kurang tergali. jadi cukup 3 bintang saja karena secara keseluruhan cwritanya enghibur
Sep 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: listened, 2016
3.5 stars.
Jan 18, 2013 rated it liked it
the people in the inside cover have about as much passion between them as two dead bodies.&the guy isnt good looking.&the girl looks younger than her age in the book.&her dress is cheap-looking.&i know she's holding cards because they played them,but it just looks a lil random&cheap.
i usually like reading about 16-21 year olds,and not older women.
"kept them all safe&sane,laughing @muddy roads&mocking ill-tempered innkeepers until sophie &red would dissolve into la
Apr 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a fun, sexy romance. Though it is part of a series, it works well as a standalone. Sophie is committed to doing whatever it takes to save her home after her father loses it in a card game. But she's met her match when she meets the new owner, Dougal MacLean. Dougal is instantly attracted to Sophie but it takes him a while to recognize the attraction for more than lust and then even longer to admit what it is. Both strong-willed and tempestuous, the sparks fly when these two try to battle ...more
Iza Soares
Apr 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rating 6 of 7

Look, I just loved it. And that's all. I think I love everything about this one so... It's just that.
Nov 27, 2016 rated it it was ok
Not expecting much from this style of romance story besides maybe to not be as boring as it is.
Mar 15, 2017 rated it liked it
Cute and entertaining.
Sep 02, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Karena kalah di meja judi, Robert MacFarlane, harus merelakan rumah yang dia dan mendiang istrinya perjuangkan untuk tempat berteduh keluarga kecil mereka kepada Lord Dougal MacLean. Sophia MacFarlane, gadis yang cantiknya seperti peri dalam dongeng, tidak bisa tinggal diam melihat rumahnya diambil begitu saja karena kelalaian ayahnya yang biasa dia panggil Red itu. Maka dari itu, Sophia merencanakan untuk membuat pemilik MacFarlane House yang baru tidak menyukai rumah itu dan mau menjadikan akt ...more
Jan 08, 2012 rated it it was ok
I liked this for what it was. There wasn't much atmospheric, Scottish content except at the beginning. It was more about real estate than the usual swords and clan wars, but it did the job.

The characters were suitably sneaky and smart, and I appreciated the pragmatism they both showed. There was no single kiss where they immediately both thought "uh-oh, I am in love!" They had sex, but everything was wrapped around gambling for the house and jewelry.

The secondary cast was the usual set of help
Meilanny Lim
Nov 09, 2016 rated it did not like it
Here is why I DNF & won't continue the book :

1. At the opening line, her father said they lost it ALL but why & how can the f she ordered some NEW dresses ??? so easy??? like they still have ALL ???

2. Her brain is like a bulp.
How can we do that?
AHA! I got an idea

3. She planned to play I-AM-SMARTER-THAN-YOU, but she GOT CAUGHT in the very beginning.

4. The hero, who I thought will help me with the book is dumb.

"Oh, she thought she can fool me?
who do you think you are?
Aug 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
So I read this book once, never finished it. This time...I finished it. And O.............M...................G. I loved it from the beginning and it was a very quick read for me. At first I thought that Dougal was...well, too 'eh' for me and I thought Sophia wasn't a virgin...but then things got hot and heavy and funny with the horrible dinner, drink, bed, everything, but Dougal knew that she was faking because he heard her the first time when he was looking at the outside of the house. So in a ...more
Lisa ~ Books Are My Drugs ~
Book #3 in the McLean Curse series

Sophia McFarlane's father has lost their home & her mother's last set of jewels in a card game with Dougal McLean. Sophia deliberately makes the house look run-down, hoping that Dougal won't want it anymore & that he'll be willing to use it as stakes for another card game so she can win it back.

Dougal overhears Sophia & her servant trying to make the place inhospitable so he know she's up to some sort of trickery. He's drawn to her when they first me
Jan 28, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
More gym reading that I acquired for free from Amazon. This is the third in a series and despite the fact that I loathe reading most stuff out of order, the romance books tend to not matter nearly as much since they're only tenuously connected. It's the same deal with this one, I think. Two of Dougal's siblings are already married in this one and while we meet the sister and her husband, it doesn't matter too much that we don't know they're back story.

This is a fun, very light read. There are a
Dec 10, 2011 rated it liked it
This is the first book in the MacLean Curse series that I've read.

Can't say it's the best romance I've ever read but it had some scenes that I really liked.

Overall, the story line is pretty silly and not very believable (especially the paranormal aspect of "anger=thunderstorm") but I found myself liking both the hero and heroine enough to overlook most of the plot. There were some humorous scenes and clever dialogue between Dougal and Sophie. The romantic tension built up nicely along with the s
Bronwyn Rykiert
Nov 16, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Sophia MacFarlane has just spent a month making her home look uninhabitable because her father, Red, has lost it in a card game to Dougal MacLean and she doesn’t want MacLean to want the house. She has also been practicing her card playing in order to win back the deed to the house if the other doesn’t work. What she did not realize was that Dougal had arrived, at last, and had overheard her talking with her assistant Angus about what they had done and he wanted very much to meet the voice of th ...more
Felita Hardigaloeh
cover terjemahannya aneh

kali ini cerita ttg Dougal Maclean, si pesolek diantara keluarganya

kali ini Dougal ketemu cewek yg sebanding dgnnya...bisa main kartu dan punya akal.

lucu aja ngeliat Sophia sengaja membuat rumahnya kotor hanya supaya Dougal ga betah dan mengembalikan akta rumah itu yg dimenangkan Dougal dari ayah Sophia.

lucu juga ngeliat aksi Dougal stlh dia tau rencana Sophia.belum lagi tindakannya hanya supaya Sophia dekat dg nyya setelah Dougal kembali ke rumahnya.

lumayan deh, apalagi
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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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