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Laird of the Mist

(MacGregors #1)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  6,775 ratings  ·  363 reviews
Protecting Her Was His Passion

High-born though she is, Kate Campbell isn't afraid to draw her sword. When raiders strike, she rushes into the fray...and is lucky when a mysterious Highlander shields her from a deadly blow. Swept onto his stallion, she soon discovers that her rescuer is her clan's most hated enemy: Callum MacGregor, the man they call The Devil. Yet she ca
Mass Market Paperback, 311 pages
Published December 1st 2007 by Forever
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Feb 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: highland
This book was lovely and very enjoyable. For once the heroine thinks before she starts with the accusations and listens to reason and the truth. It was very refreshing.
Christine Spoors
Despite it's ridiculous cover, this book was actually quite an enjoyable read.
It was fun to read a book which was very easy to follow and I was surprised by the plot. I hadn't expected much but it was actually quite interesting at times and had a few plot twists along the way. I doubt it was completely historically accurate, but it's clear that the author did do research on Scotland in the 17th century - enough that it isn't just a book of Scottish stereotypes.
The POV changed randomly throughou
Aayesha Khatri
I loved it so much! <3 It was heartbreaking. But in a good way.

Edited 6th August 2015

When I first read this book, my heart wanted to weep with the pain and anguish. I loved it so much! It was beautiful, it was exactly what I looked for in a romance.

But when I tried rereading it a couple of years ago, I hated the heroine right from the beginning. Hated her so much. It was then that I decided to leave the book and let the fond memories remain, instead of continuing the book and hate it altogethe
Sha Mslvoe
Loved it from the 1st page till the end. I laugh I cried, the characters really drown me in satisfaction.

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Camlochlin Castle
May 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think this is a typical, rather cheesy Scottish romance story with a very tough hero laird and a damsel in distress from a enemy clan."I love you", "I cannot love you", "I am doing this for your own good", this sort of things.

The hero comes from an outlawed clan, being despised and hunted by all highlanders. The heroine is raised to hate his clan because she was told that his clan is responsible for her losing her family. They met, hero saved heroine, knowing she was from the enemy clan. They
Favorite Renaissance HR yet (that I remember)! I would like to read book 2.
Chloe Friend
Oct 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book got me like...


Serious love!
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Plot/Storyline: 5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Feels: 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Sensuality: 4 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Overall: 4.5 stars rounding to 5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This book was amazing. It was complex and emotional and exciting and all wrapped up in true historical detail. I don’t want to go too much into the plot. If you read the book summary and google “MacGregor Clan proscription” you’ll discover a lot of interesting stuff.

For this review, suffice it to say that this is a true enemies to lovers story. And part of what
Sam (AMNReader)
Dec 05, 2018 marked it as life-is-too-short
I kinda of started to lose focus. So many books and all that.
Feb 23, 2010 rated it really liked it
A Romeo and Juliet tale with plenty of Hatfield's and McCoy's thrown into the mix, Quinn does a fine job of making the Scottish medieval setting in Laird of the Mist feel accurate and I got the feeling she threw in a bit of real history too.

The Campbells and the MacGregor's have been fighting for hundreds of years. Kate Campbell is not even sure how it all began, but she does know this- The Devil Macgregor was responsible for her Father and Grandfather's death. That's enough for her to hate ANY
Quirky Omega
Abductor...Protector...And then honest to my swooning heart, the Sweetest Lover.

This book has got all the shebangs. A warrior heroine, a muscular, alpha scot with a tortured past and delicious men in side roles.

Paula Quinn doesn't shy away from the gory bits of history. She's described gruesome deaths and awful tortures. All for the sake of the story and never for bringing out some measly tears. This book, however much chick-lit it may be, has true historical merit. With all the historicals I'd
The first book in Paula Quinn's MacGregors series. Kate Campbell is "rescued" from raiders by the feared Highlander, The Devil. Callum has reason to hate the Campbells but this is one he has a hard time hating. He takes her with the intention of luring her uncle to him to get his long awaited revenge on the man.

I noticed this is a favorite of many but it didn't quite do it for me. I didn't dislike it or anything. I just didn't feel the actions matched the situation at times. It had a bunch of wo
4,5 stars.

Entertaining, even paced book. All the characters are lovable and I was glad to see an antagonist developed enough that his actions were justified, albeit misguided.

The hero to me was perfect. Fearsome yet reasonable. Tormented past, yet was able to overcome it.

I reduced a half a star because there was little emotional turmoil within the conflict. Not that this is bad, but there could have been a little more umpft. I just didn't get the feeling of being on the edge of my seat type of e
Historic Romance Delightful!

No bickering, no silly misunderstandings, and no irritating characters! Add a moving storyline regarding the proscription of Clan McGregor plus lots of humor, and this novel is a pleasant surprise indeed.

This is my first Paula Quinn book, but it will not be my last. I loved the main characters, both of them. The heroine is kind-hearted and decisive, someone I could really identify with. And the hero, oh my goodness, how rare it is for me to really like the hero of a r
Laird of the Mist was mostly just literary candy for me. I found the historical aspect of the book well done though. I also thought the secondary characters were well developed too. However for the most part it was just lots of fluff and sugar and was simply satisfying.
Mada Linx
Dec 27, 2017 rated it it was ok
2 stars!

I’m so disappointed!

Why me? Why am I always finding books with a great start, but then becoming a headache as the story progresses?

This book had a great start and I was thinking I will love it.
But noooooo, why should I have the pleasure of reading a great book?

Reading 70% of it and then skipping the rest, I think is enough to know that I don’t give a fuck anymore. They can all die for all I care and for all the headache that I had to endure.

Apr 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars
Regan Walker
Feb 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
4 and 1/2 Stars! Superb First in the Series, You'll love the MacGregor men!

This was my first Paula Quinn romance and I just loved it. It's a worthy highland romance and a great first in her series (see list below). It introduces us to a fierce and proud clan, the MacGregors, who historically were officially denounced but eventually regained their position among the clans. Those MacGregor men who kept pride in their heritage and kept their name alive would be stronger than most and worthy of a wo
Mar 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
**SIGH** what can I say about this book, except I absolutely loved it! Damn I love a great love story and this was one that will resonate with me for some time. It resembles Romeo and Juliet (minus the unfortunate ending), forbidden love of a man and woman from rival families, but once they are stuck together (due to a kidnapping;-) their attraction to one another grows by leaps and bounds. I loved Callum MacGregor, but of course, I have a weakness for big Scottish men, he was masculine and stro ...more
This novel was like a cup of hot chocolate on a snowy night. Despite the book's being relatively short, Quinn was able to bring the characters together very well. I think that is the reason the conflict (read: noble idiocy on Callum's part) was shorter than it might have been in a longer book. I enjoyed all of the supporting characters, and, even though the mystery (if you can call it that) was pretty easy to solve, the plot remained engaging throughout the story. ...more
Jul 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the best books I’ve read - no jokes.

I read the children of the Mist series first and needed more so I went for Laird of the Mist. It felt so overwhelming, I had to pause at almost every page. Understanding the history of the Mist was beautiful. The imprisonment, the trauma, the proscription.. wow.

I loveee Kate. I love how she was so open with her feelings. Callum was also a captivating character. Hunted, driven, passionate. I also liked Rob and Graham.
Brodie, Angus and Jamie were
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3 'I have read this somewhere' Stars

I liked the book especially the verbal sparring between the two characters. I liked how the author portrayed Kate as a bold character and not someone meek and shy which was refreshing....However the reason why I gave this book 3 stars is because I personally feel that 75% of this book was nearly similar to Julie Garwood's Honor's Splendour....Both books have practically the same story-line but I find Miss Garwood's book more appealing.
Joan (official heroine hater)
3.5 stars

I don't know what it is with me and the 3.5 stars lately, but this is another one. I enjoyed it but wasn't over the moon or anything. Hero and heroine were pretty good. I appreciate the fact that the old "I hate you because your from an enemy clan" thing wasn't dragged out too least from the heroine's pov. She realized and went with her feelings pretty early on. Guess it could be a bit of insta-love, but it was fine. Hero was pretty good, though I wasn't swooning or anything.
Susan (susayq ~)
3.5 stars

An entertaining read. The beginning frustrated me a bit with their almost constant repetition if how the Campbells and McGregors don't get along. Once Callum accepted his feelings for Kate, he was, in my opinion, swoon worthy. I love a hero that is rough and tough and kick ass who smiled and melts for his woman :)
Apr 08, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star-reads
This was a new to me author, and I loved it. The heroine was independent without being annoying, and I adored the hero.

This book was historically accurate without being overloaded with boring information.

Highly recommend this one.
Jun 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Amazing! And this was a free book! The Devil of the Highlands... what a man! lol

And a quote: "Aye, Kate, if ye were mine and someone took ye, I would follow him to the ends of the Earth until I got ye back."

This book was very good. I will be checking out her other books!
Maggie Whitworth
Jun 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love the MacGregor series , they are so well written .
Plunging you from romance and love ,to war and aggression and back again .
Brilliant characters , stunning backgrounds of Scottish mountains and castles.
What more could you want
Dec 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Dark but captivating. Callum is a truly tortured Hero and Kate his perfect heroine. I loved them together
Megan Fall
Feb 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: historical
I don't usually read historical romance anymore, but I thought I would give this one a try. I must admit I enjoyed it and will be looking for the rest of the series. ...more
Nov 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved this book! The characters were likable and the romance so sweet.....I definitely recommend this book to all you highland lovers!
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Paula Quinn is a NY Times and USA Today bestselling author of medieval, Scottish historical, and paranormal romance. To date, four of her books have garnered a starred review from Publishers Weekly. She has been nominated for Storyteller of the year by RT Book Reviews and every one of her books from the Children of the Mist series have garnered Top Picks from RT Book Reviews. Check out her series, ...more

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