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The Devil Wears Plaid

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  3,359 ratings  ·  306 reviews
Passion sparks in USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Teresa Medeiros's irresistibly tempting new romance after a sexy Highlander kidnaps his rival's spirited English bride Emmaline Marlowe is about to wed the extremely powerful laird of the Hepburn clan to save her father from debtor's prison when ruffian Jamie Sinclair bursts into the abbey on a magnificent b ...more
Paperback, 407 pages
Published August 24th 2010 by Pocket Books (first published July 30th 2010)
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Feb 08, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: romance, bleh


Emmaline: A sheltered English lass with a tender young body, very smart
Jamie: A barbaric Highlander with the body of a god and a painful secret hidden in his past
Lord Hepburn: A horny old man with a fondness for tender young lasses, very evil
Vinaya: A bewildered reader

SCENE 1 - A church wedding

Emma: Oh, it's my wedding day! I am about to sacrifice myself at the altar so my gambling, debt-ridden father and hapless mother and sisters don't lose their beloved
I have been reading many books by popular romance novel author Teresa Medeiros, but I have never read a romance novel quite like this one! “The Devil Wears Plaid,” not to be confused with “The Devil Wears Prada,” is Teresa Medeiros’ newest historical romance novel and it has enough adventure, drama, shocking secrets and sizzling romance that have overtaken all the other romance novels with style!

Emmaline Marlowe (Emma for short) was about to be married to the laird of the Hepburn clan to save he
Jun 04, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: highlander-books
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This book had a lot of the old cliched plot devices, a gruff Highlander on horseback barging in on a wedding, kidnapping the bride, holding her for get the picture. But you know, for being cliches, I've actually only ever read one story where the hero barged in on a wedding (Karen Marie Moning's To Tame a Highland Warrior). So for me, this was all new.

The beginning cracked me up because our heroine Emmaline is being married off to some old g
Aug 10, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Readers who like a hostage/kidnapper romance
The back blurb for this book is somewhat misleading. First off it’s not a medieval Highlander romance but more of regency kind of historical with Highlanders. You’re not really told either way in the book summary but I felt that the tone leant more to the medieval side than the regency side so this was a little confusing to set the story at the beginning. Apart from that, yes you’ve got your sexy, dangerous Highlander who abducts the proper, duty bound English bride of his arch nemesis from a ri ...more
Sep 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone!
This was the first book that I have read by Teresa Medeiros and I was thoroughly impressed and entertained! 5 big stars!!!!

What could be better than a story that takes place in the Highlands? How about a story where the hero, who happens to be a verra sexy Highlander, kidnaps the heroine of the story!!! I LOVE a romance with a kidnapping! And this one was very well written with lots of witty dialogue and steamy lovin'!

So if you've never read a Teresa Medeiros book, then grab this one up and read
May 25, 2011 marked it as dnf
Wasn't hating it, but wasn't seeing any compelling reason to keep reading it either. And the repetitiousness of the language was a bit much... everyone and everything was so young and tender, it was like reading an ad for chicken. ...more
Recap: Emmaline Marlowe, an English miss, is forced through family & financial difficulties to wed the decrepit, old laird of Clan Hepburn. On her wedding day, she is kidnapped straight from the altar by Jamie Sinclair, heartbreaker and lawbreaker of the Highlands. So begins their wild & tumultuous adventures.

My Thoughts:

Originally I had issues with our heroine, Emma. She was fully prepared to condemn Jamie based on his past history & her naive devotion to her betrothed. Because of this, she did
Oct 25, 2010 rated it really liked it
*heavy sigh* Beautiful story...

Thanks to Greta, my vision of Hepburn is forever tainted. I will now see Mr. Burns from the Simpsons because that is really the perfect description of the decrepit old man our heroine Emma must marry to keep her family out of the poorhouse.

Imagine a young, duty-bound, girl standing at the altar as her wedding vows are about to be recited. She is staring at the old geezer and looking at his false teeth. What thoughts go through her mind? Bet she never saw this comi
Laurie Garrison
I know some of you will love this one. Me I found it good, I get tired of the same old virgin routine, this is why I stay from historical romance so much just about every time I pick one up it has the virgin heroine and the hero has all the women he wants before and during it just drives me crazy. This one you get a little robin hood and the McCoy’s and the Hatfield’s going on. It has a excellent start and its very funny at times.

Emmaline finds herself taken by Jamie Sinclair on her wedding day
Greta is Erikasbuddy
Oct 25, 2010 rated it really liked it
Welps, I've fallen for another highlander. (shhh! Don't tell my husband!)

Set to marry a grody old dude because her pops is a drunk and squandered away their moneys Emma is in a tragic state of affairs. Before the "I do's" are said and her breath reeks of denture cream Emma at the ripe old of 21 is swept away on a bucking stallion by a hunk-a-monk broody of a highlander named Jamie.

Mmmmmmm.... Jamie ;)

Now, I personally cheered here. Sure sure sure.... this is uber bad for Emma's family because on
Jun 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars...omg I loved Emma and to come.
I'm not sure exactly how much I actually liked this one, so I'm going it 2.5 stars, somewhere between "I liked it" and "It was OK".

What I liked about it:

- The melodramatic church-storming-bride-snatching by men-in-kilts bit was actually pretty good. It's a pretty cheesy idea, but it's well-written and I didn't once think "Oh, for God's sake!"

- The way the Scottish accent is written in. It's incredibly well-done.

- The hero - sigh. He's just wonderful. If only there really were men in kilts like h
Aug 26, 2010 rated it it was amazing
All I can say is WOW this author really knows how to grab your attention!!!

Usually when I read a book it often takes a few chapters before I really get into what is going on with the characters not so with this book.
The heroine of the book young Emmaline Marlowe, is standing at the alter about to be wed to an 80 yr old Laird to save her family from financial ruin. With second thoughts running thru her head about the wedding, but knowing she has no choice, she is about to say her vows when the ab
Aug 14, 2010 rated it really liked it
This book is a fun historical romance. Light and fun and full of roguish romance. It starts out in the typical way. Man steals woman to make another suffer, man finds woman surprisingly attractive, woman finds man surprisingly attractive, both find themselves in each others arms and win over the bad man she was about to be married. Now, yes, I did just basically tell you the story, but that formula is as old as perhaps the castle under contention. :) What I liked about this story is that the wom ...more
Aug 17, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2010
This is a nice little Highland romance from Teresa Medeiros. Nothing too serious but not quite in the "light hearted" category either.

Emmaline is abducted from the altar by her betrothed's sworn enemy in an ongoing attempt to right a wrong between feuding families. Admittedly Emmaline isn't exactly despondent, her husband-to-be is in his 80s, but she's marrying to save the family from destitution so she feels a somewhat misguided mission to escape and find her "beloved" and set things right.

Another delicious Scottish romance to tuck away for a later rereading. In The Devil Wears Plaid, the hero becomes "the devil you can't live with, but can't live without." He is, of course, scorching hot! Who can resist a devilishly handsome, sexually potent man with the name "Sin?" :-) What I loved the most about this romance was the heroine and her pluckiness, her emotional strength, and her ability to challenge this strong, viral hero at every turn. As strong as the heroine was, however, I sti ...more
Sep 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow...this book was amazing! I love Jamie and Emma's story. He comes riding on his horse up the aisle of the church to snatch Emma away in the middle of her wedding(her groom was a creepy old laird). What a beginning. As the story moves along Jamie and Emma start to care for one another. Their love story is so sweet.

Medeiros did a fantastic job of weaving the love story together with the mysteries in this book. She surprised me twice in the story. That's always a good thing to have things pop up
Nov 06, 2010 rated it did not like it
I feel a little bad giving this book one star (because I didn't really hateHATE it), but this book was so boring and cliche I ended up skimming the last half just to get it over with, so it's hard to rate it as "OK".

I like Teresa Medeiros. In particular I think she can write actual comedy well, but here she tries to be mostly serious and sadly it's just... dull. There's little sense of place beyond the awkward Scottish accents, there's little historical research here (the whole thing takes place
Jan 14, 2011 rated it it was ok
Serviceable. That's the only word I can think of to describe this book (and I suppose that's damning with faint praise). The characters, plot, mystery, etc. All serviceable. They weren't bad or amazing. Just bleh. I found that I really liked the peripheral characters (eg: Ian Hepburn) far more than the main two protagonists. I think I'm just not a fan of Medeiros' writing. Too bad since she's written so many books! ...more
May 10, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: teresa-medeiros, dnf
Did not finish. Just couldn't get into this one. Didn't particularly like the heroine or the hero (I got to about page 100) and the plot was completely ridiculous. I can't enjoy a book if all I'm thinking about is the implausibility of the setting, the plot and the characters' behaviour. ...more
*** 3 1/2 stars ***

This book wasn't a bad read, it just wasn't particularly exciting.
Dec 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What fun

Loved the twist and turns and the humor and the love of this book. Jamie and Emma... There's no telling what can happen when the bride is abducted at gunpoint...
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Oct 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have to admit, usually this is not a book I would have scooped up to read. So why did I really do so this time? To be brutally honest with you all, I picked it up because I was trying to complete a reading challenge of reading a book that had something in the title to imply color. Silly reason right? I am very glad I did pick it up though. It may have been outside my normal reading comfort box, but it was a great joy to read and I just loved it. Who knew! Emma is such a headstrong woman and su ...more
May 23, 2012 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars! This was my June Pick-It-For-Me over in Western and Medieval Romance Lovers, but it had been on my TBR for awhile. Medeiros was one of my early first romance authors I ever followed, and I know I can always count on her books to be good reads. This one was no different. I really enjoyed the characters. Emma was likable, and easy to relate to, and Jamie was a nice sexy take-charge Highlander (who in my mind looked something like a cross between Hugh Jackman and Joe Manganiello ^^). I l ...more
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Emmaline, out of duty and obligation, consented to marry the Earl of Hepburn, but knew in her heart she could never love him. Emmaline knows that marrying the powerful laird, she is only saving her family from ruin, and after sacrificing so much of herself for her family, she is also willing to marry a stranger in order to secure their future. But right before she says her vows, a dangerous highlander, enemy to her groom to be, kidnaps her. He is opposite of her groom in every way, handsome, vir ...more
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Aug 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Rating: 4.5/5

Reading The Devil Wears Plaid reminded me of why I first fell in love with historical romances - slipping away to another time and place for a thrilling adventure with a seductive hero and spirited heroine. The story begins with seventeen year old Emma waiting nervously at the alter to marry her ancient bridegroom, the earl, Laird Hepburn. Always the dutiful daughter, she's left little choice in the matter, as Hepburn has paid Emma's father enough to settle his gambling debts in exc
Aug 11, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
There is nothing better than a nice classic historical romance with a sexy Scot. Come on, you know exactly what I am talking about. They are the classic historical romance character because really, how many sane women can resist that sexy baroque. This book is definitely no exception, the Scot is sexy, the English miss is full of fire and they absolutely perfect for each other.

As I said before a Highland romance is the quintessential comfort read. It has everything you could possibly want in a
Mar 30, 2010 rated it really liked it
Ms. Medeiros’ books are certainly worth the wait. I don’t always love Ms. Medeiros Highlander books, but I did love this one!

Emmaline Marlowe is sacrificing herself at the alter of marriage to the very old and very rich Earl of Hepburn in order to ensure her family’s monetary survival. Before they are able to say their vows Jamie Sinclair with his band of Highland men burst into the abbey and kidnaps Emma. Emma knows that she should despise her abductor and long to return to her bridegroom, but
The Devil Wears Plaid is my first Teresa Medeiros book. I loved this book. It was romantic, funny, warm and sexy. This is definitely one of the best romance books I've read in a while reminiscent of Julie Garwood's historical romance writing style. I found myself reading deliberately, and not rushing through the story. I wanted to prolong the end.

Jamie Sinclair and Emmaline Marlowe are definitely my favorite hero and heroine. Jamie is strong, good looking and sexy. Jamie has a Scottish brogue, g
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New York Times bestseller Teresa Medeiros wrote her first novel at the age of twenty-one and has since gone on to win the hearts of both readers and critics. All of her books have been national bestsellers, featured on the New York Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. She currently has over 10 million books in print.

She is a seven-time Rita finalist, two-time PRISM winner, and

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