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A nice and entertaining love story,
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Sleepless in Scotland (Taschenbuch)"Sleepless in Scotland" is book #4 in Karen Hawkins' series about the MacLean family and features Hugh MacLean, the second oldest brother.
****Caitriona Hurst - Triona to her family - leaves her little village in a hurry. She's off to London where her twin sister Caitlyn has - once again - made a total mess of things. Triona can't believe that Caitlyn is planning to trap Laird Alexander MacLean into marriage, risking her reputation and the family honour in such a reckless way.
In London, while Caitlyn is nowhere to be found, Triona learns about her sister's plan to hide herself in MacLean's carriage. Determined to stop things, Triona sets out in pursuit. As MacLean stops at an Inn, Triona sneaks into his carriage - but there is no Caitlyn! Even worse, Triona is suddenly trapped herself for the carriage sets into motion with her still on board and a broodingly looking MacLean riding his horse alongside....
Hugh MacLean hates nothing more than scheming women. He wants to help his brother Alexander and sets up a trap for Caitlyn Hurst to teach her a lesson she would never forget. But to his surprise, Hugh has to learn that the woman he caught, scolded and kissed in the carriage is NOT Miss Caitlyn but her twin sister Caitriona - who, even though she's not as beautiful as her sister Caitlyn, intrigues him a great deal more.
Still, the last thing Hugh wants is a wife but honour compels him to set things right for Caitriona. He marries her and though he is trying to keep her at arms length he soon realizes that sensible, passionate and loving Triona might just be everything he had ever dreamed of...****
Yes, I know, this is yet another story about a forced marriage that - surprise, surprise - at the end turns out to be love match. When you are a fan of regency romances than you have doubtlessly read that kind of story a hundredth times before - as have I, but still, this book is one of the better ones. It kept me entertained from page 1 to the end and Hawkins' characters are simply great.
Triona is a strong, lovable heroine -fighting for her husband who is denying her his heart, if not his bed ;-).
Hugh's curse (every time he loses his temper a storm brews) adds a nice, magical touch to the book.
And Triona's Scottish grandmother Nora is simply a treat - she's hilarious!
I wouldn't call this book a real keeper but it's nonetheless worth reading - Give it a try :-)!