Sophia has worked hard to make the
family estate (won by her father in a gambling match) into a
home to be treasured by all. It is the last thing she has
to remember her mother by. But, when her father goes to
town to sell her late motherís diamonds he instead loses the
deed to the house and property. Now what is Sophia to do?
Well she hatches a plan to do what she must to keep her
family home, even if it means undoing all the hard work she
has put in. If that doesnít work then she will play cards
for the one thing that she has left, her virtue. While she
wouldnít mind a few kisses with Lord Dougal she doesnít want
to lose everything.
Then suddenly when she spends time with
the man she finds that her thoughts become cloudy and seem
to stay on him. Not that Lord Dougal is having anything
easier. He is amused that she is one of the few people who
will stand up to him. Even when it makes him angry, and
when he gets angry everyone knows the skies open up and the
wind howls, not to mention the pesky lightning.
But when all is said and done, and the
games come to an end, will they both end up losing? If they
donít listen to their hearts will it matter who has the
To Catch A Highlander was
a laugh out loud funny tale from the first page to the last.
I thoroughly loved how Ms. Hawkins used her imagination to
come up with ways that Sophia could make the wonderful home
appear to be a "dump". I was also intrigued to see that in
Sophia there was a heroine that would not be taken advantage
of, and is strong in her convictions, whether it is to keep
her house, or to kiss Lord Dougal. The added whimsy of the
curse that plagues the MacLean clan made me laugh and think
what I would do if every time I got angry it started to
storm. To Catch A Highlander is not your
normal historical romance with Dukes, Viscounts and balls
with women planning whom to dance with next; it is a fast
paced fun look at gambling and personal convictions. I was
thoroughly entertained by To Catch A Highlander
and think you need to make sure you pick it up and plan on
enjoying this read. I look forward to the next Scottish
Highland Romance offering by Ms. Hawkins, as they are always
a breath of fresh air.