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How to Forgive a Highlander

(The MacGregor Lairds #4)

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William MacGregor will lie, spy, and happily die to protect his clan from their greatest enemy. But when he kidnaps the wrong woman, he triggers the very events he’d been working so hard to prevent. And puts everyone in danger.

Rose Thatcher will do anything to protect her lady and return them both safely to English soil. But the damn Highlander who snatched her off the doc
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Published July 8th 2019 by Entangled Publishing LLC (Scandalous)
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Claire Robinson
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 - "Thorns and all..." Stars!

Another great addition to The MacGregor Lairds series. Will and Rose’s book pretty much runs concurrently with its predecessor - How to Blackmail a Highlander in that the bulk of their adventure plays out at the same time (albeit in different locations) to Alice and Roberts book. The latter stages do take us beyond that though.

She’d never wanted to simultaneously comfort and maim a man before…

The main theme of this series is that you get feisty women, ballsy Mac
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Barbara Rogers
Jun 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Series: The MacGregor Lairds #4
Publication Date: 7/8/19
Number of Pages: 214

** 3.5 Stars Rounded Up **

This was a fast-paced, action-filled read and I enjoyed it. I haven’t read any of the other books in the series and felt perfectly comfortable with this one. There was a bit of ‘repeat’ of things from previous books, but only to add to the context in this book. I don’t feel as if I missed anything by not having read the earlier books. One thing I have noticed from discussions of the series – the
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Kimberly
Jul 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Reviewed for Wit and Sin

Escape to the Highlands with How to Forgive a Highlander . Michelle McLean’s fourth MacGregor Lairds book is fast-paced, engaging, and easy to enjoy thanks to its charming protagonists.

Will is a hero on a mission. Not just to protect his clan from the villainous Fergus Ramsay, but to prove himself to his loved ones. Will’s eagerness to prove himself sometimes causes him to make mistakes (kidnapping Rose because he thinks she’s a spy, for example), but his heart’s i
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Cheryl
Jun 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a fast paced read full of adventure and action. The two main characters are Willian MacGregor and Rose Thatcher. William was cousin to the laird and currently working as a spy and Rose was the maid to Lady Alice. ( Alice featured in the previous book) it was good to read of those in the lower part of society. William was often over enthusiastic and as a result often made a mess of things. But he was brave and every protective. Rose was feisty and argued a lot and she was able to make th ...more
Elodie
Jun 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Michelle McLean is a new-author to me, it is the blurb which attracted me first.
As I’m a self taught reader in English language, stories with Scottish brogue are not always my favorite as I struggle sometime at reading it (don’t talk to me to listen to an audio version, it would be sexy but like listening to Chinese!), but here I had no difficulties.
But first I loved it was about commoners, for once no laird nor lady but a simple highlander loyal to his kin and a maid ready to fight with teeth a
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Tracy Emro
Jul 08, 2019 rated it liked it
2.5 stars - rounded up

The bulk of this story runs in parallel with Alice & Philip's story and centers on Alice's maid Rose and Philip's cousin William.

William is working as a spy for his laird, he has joined Ramsay’s men and keeps his family up to date on Ramsay’s plans, so when he sees Rose watching the ship his cousin Philip is sailing on and believes she is a spy and takes her captive. He realizes his mistake too late and must keep Rose with him to keep her safe, he tells Ramsay that Rose is
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
How to Forgive a Highlander by Michelle McLean is book 4 in The MacGregor Lairds. This is the story of Rose Thatcher and William MacGregor. I have read the previous books, but feel you could make this a standalone book if you wish to do so.
William is trying to protect his lair and clan by being a spy. William ends up kidnapping Rose when he thinks she is spying on his clan. Rose is a lady's maid in England and she is trying to protect Lady Alice when she runs off. When William learns he made a
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Janet
Jul 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
William MacGregor will lie, spy, and happily die to protect his clan from their greatest enemy. But when he kidnaps the wrong woman, he triggers the very events he’d been working so hard to prevent. Rose Thatcher is lady’s maid to Lady Alice & will do anything to protect her lady and return them both safely to English soil. Somewhere along the gruelling journey to Scotland, their constant bickering turns into something more. Something worth fighting for. This book whilst could be read on its own ...more
Smut Report
Review also available at The Smut Report.

Heat Factor: Medium-low
Character Chemistry: That thing where they argue and it’s true love
Plot: Accidental kidnapping leads to much bloodshed, but probably the bloodshed was going to happen anyways
Overall: Decidedly uneven

So here’s the deal. We have your classic Ye Olde Hottie MacScottie (aka William MacGregor), who sees a quintessential British Rose (aka… Rose) and MUST kidnap her for Reasons. Since I have a well-documented love for Old School Julie Garw
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Jayslin (jay_the_bookworm)
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

This is the first book i've read by Michelle Mclean and it certainly won't be the last.

How to forgive a highlander was a quick, fun read. Rose and William were adorable together. I always liked a bickering couple but this is so difficult to get right. McLean walks a fine line where the couple's charming bickering showcases the chemistry between the leads instead of them being annoying.

While Rose
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Kelsie Maxwell
Jul 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley-read
How to Forgive a Highlander
Michelle McLean

How to Forgive a Highlander by Michelle McLean is book four in her MacGregor Lairds series. Though this is part of a series, it is a standalone, as are all the books in the series.

Rose Thatcher, maid to Lady Alice Chivers, is mistakenly kidnapped by Scottish highlander, William MacGregor, who’s been spying on his clan’s sworn enemy. The two begin a contentious relationship, which makes perfect sense, since he did kidnap her. Soon their bickering becomes
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Lori D
An exciting adventure that will take you on a journey of mistaken identity, spies, betrayal, danger and of course a sigh worthy highlander hero and the woman who will challenge him and steal his heart!
Michelle McLean immerses us in a world that only her imagination can create. Once you turn the first page you will be lost in this fast paced tale of William MacGregor, a highlander who had implanted himself in the enemy's camp of Fergus Ramsey, to gather information to help his clan. Seeing his cl
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Brenda
Jun 26, 2019 rated it liked it
William MacGregor will lie, spy, and happily die to protect his clan from their greatest enemy, but when he kidnaps the wrong woman, he triggers the very events he’d been working so hard to prevent
Rose Thatcher will do anything to protect her lady and return them both safely to English soil. But the damn Highlander who snatched her off the docks has done nothing but get in her way.
How was William to know that Rose had taken her Lady's place or that he would be so very attracted to his captive.
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eyes.2c
Kidnappings do go wrong!

I dithered around with reading this over a week. Alas that says it all! I generally read a novel of this genre in a couple of hours, give or take. In the end I just couldn't identify with either Rose or William or their story. A bit sad as generally I rather like Michelle McLean's works.
The lead characters William MacGregor and Rose Thatcher are not titled, which gives a different and interesting slant to how events might unfold. It maybe accounts for MacGregor kidnapping
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Carole Burant
Jun 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was quite the interesting book to read, I don't think I've ever seen a couple fight so much! lol Both William MacGregor and Rose Thatcher are stubborn and willful and every time they're together, sparks and words fly!

Having kidnapped Rose, thinking she's a spy, William soon realizes his mistake but by then it's too late and they must pretend to be together while in the enemy's lair. Blaming himself for every bad decision he's ever made and with Rose not letting him forget it, he will still
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Linda Quick
May 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another winner! I loved this book! It started with Rose, a lady's maid, being kidnapped by Will, a highlander undercover with a group threatening his kin in Scotland. They both think the worst of each other, but are forced to work together in order to survive their grueling trip to Scotland and the group threatening their very existence. As an uneasy truce is forged, they also find themselves fighting their attraction to each other.

I loved these characters and their devotion to their responsibil
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Alice 🐱☕️📚🐰
3/5 ⭐️
This can be read as a stand alone which is awesome. But I think it would help to read the previous book in the series. I enjoyed the two mcs a lot.
Suzette
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sarah makes a fantastic heroine. She is fierce, loyal and determined. Will has finally come into his own and made a place for himself in the clan. This is another great highland story that highlights the fierce loyalty of clan and kin. It intertwines nicely with the others in the series that have come before and makes for a great tale.
Barbee
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Book: How To Forgive A Highlander
By: Michelle McLean

Series: The MacGregor Lairds, Book #4

Release Date: July 11, 2019

Reviewed by: Barb Massabrook (of)
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Book Rating: 5/5 Stars/Kilts


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William (Will) MacGregor is the hero of this story. He will do anything to protect his clan no matter what the cost. No matter if it is espionage, dec
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Dee
Jul 08, 2019 rated it liked it
This review was originally posted on my review Blog Deanna Reads Books
Historical romances are not using my thing. I definitely prefer sports or contemporary romances; however, I am Outlander Trash, so whenever I see something about Highlanders it peeks my interest. This book wasn't bad, but I felt like I definitely did myself a disservice by starting on book four and not reading the other ones. You definitely can read this as a standalone, but I felt like I was missing some key details on thing
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Kat
Jul 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
How to Forgive a Highlander is the fourth book in Michelle McLean's The MacGregor Lairds series. If you missed any of the previous books, this one stands alone perfectly well You'll meet some wonderful characters that were introduced in prior books. This one actually takes place during the same time period as book three, How to Blackmail a Highlander. I really liked that book, but I loved this one!

Will MacGregor is a spy for his laird, living embedded among the men serving the evil Ramsay, who i
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A Klue
You pretty much get what the synopsis spells out here, folks. If it intrigues you, chances are you’ll enjoy this story line.

Rose gets plucked right off the docks by a worried William who reasons he has no other choice. Of course, things aren’t what they seem, and these two get tangled in over their hand in fending off an OTT crazy bad guy obsessively bent on destroying people they not only work for but love. This dedication to duty takes precedence over their own wants or needs.

Keep in mind th
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Niki
Jul 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, mehh
William MacGregor has been working as a spy within the ranks of his clan's enemy, Ramsey for some time. But when William kidnaps a woman he believes to be an enemy spy, he inadvertently catalyzes the very attack he'd been trying to avoid, jeopardizing the safety of the clan he's been protecting.

Lady's maid Rose Thatcher will do anything to protect her mistress, Lady Alice, and ensure her safe flight to the Highlands with William's cousin, Phillip, and away from an unwanted marriage. But when Ro
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Bookbesties
Jul 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I have read by this author and it is a 100% run read. From page one this book is full of adventure. From mistaken identity and kidnapping to a hostage turned spy and enemies turned to lovers this book surely kept my heart racing from start to finish. This book was fast paced, and I loved being swept along in the whirlwind of it! Most H.R. books are about highborn society characters (or at least one of the main characters is) but neither hero nor heroine in this love story ...more
Julie
My Review....
I’d read the third book in the series, (How to blackmail a Highlander) and enjoyed it. So I started the kindle up and jumped in ....
William loves his clan, there is nothing he wouldn’t do to keep them all safe. So with that in mind, he plans to kidnap a lady, but grabs the wrong one, and so the plot goes from bad to worse, she is nothing but a pain in her arse, but he is drawn to her, and when they aren’t fighting, he is rather intrigued with her (even though she drives him mad!)
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Angel Hatfield
Oct 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
William MacGregor will lie, spy, and happily die to protect his clan from their greatest enemy. But when he kidnaps the wrong woman, he triggers the very events he’d been working so hard to prevent. And puts everyone in danger. Rose Thatcher will do anything to protect her lady and return them both safely to English soil. But the damn Highlander who snatched her off the docks has done nothing but get in her way. She’d love to ditch the bastard, but if they want to save their respective loved one ...more
Ira
May 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a sweet and charming book with lots of action, an adorable and charming couple whose bickering and nagging made me smile and laugh a lot. The characters felt authentic and genuine and even though I was upset that William was really hard on himself while I thought that he was simply human, I really loved those two.
Rose is something else, strong, loving, funny and loyal to the core. I loved to see her slowly (and thoroughly) fall for William and vice versa.

Towards the end, when those two
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Connie
Jul 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Entangled Publishing via NetGalley and I am voluntarily reviewing it.

While this is the fourth book in this series, it is the first for me. I could tell though that prior characters from the first three books were either discussed here or made appearances. It was not necessary for me to read the prior books as the author did a wonderful job in lightly relaying pertinent facts to me, the reader, so I would not be lost and to understand the story-li
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Miriam Wolfe
Jul 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a voluntary review of an advanced copy.

Not my favorite book of this series, mainly because the hero of the story, William, is made out to be kind of a bungling, inept spy for John. He is supposed to keep an eye on their enemy, Ramsey, and report back but things go wrong when he kidnaps Rose.

If you like stories with the two main people who love to fight and argue, this is the book for you! Not my favorite type of romance so while I enjoy the growing sexual tension, I don't like the consta
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Ann-Maree Howarth
Aug 20, 2019 rated it liked it
This is the first book by Michelle McLean that I have read and it was not until the end I realised this is book four of a series. This did not affect my reading of this book but with more history of the other characters, it may have made this read a bit better for me to understand at times. I love a Highlander book but this one just did not completely grab my attention and I must admit I did skim some pages and paragraphs at times.

I did get some enjoyment for the two main characters fighting and
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Michelle McLean grew up in California and has lived everywhere from the deserts of Utah to the tropical beaches of Hawaii to the gorgeous forests of the east coast. The oldest of five children, she is generally an organized mess with crazy eclectic tastes. She has a B.S. in History, a M.A. in English, an insatiable love of books, and more weird quirks than she’d like to admit.

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