MY NEW RELEASE REVIEW of
Caught by the Scot
by Karen Hawkins
File Size: 5259 KB
Print Length: 385 pages
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication Date: September 26, 2017
New York Times bestselling author Karen Hawkins is back with a brand-new, sizzling series featuring three unforgettable, untamed brothers who must marry or risk losing their inheritance.
Dashing Scottish privateer Conner Douglas must marry a respectable, well-born woman—and soon, if he wants to secure his rightful inheritance. Determined to still explore the high seas as well as his mistresses’ beds, he aims to find a pliable wife who’ll turn a blind eye to his antics. And he knows just the woman—childhood friend and mousy spinster Miss Theodora Cumberbatch-Snowe.
Unbeknownst to Conner, meek and plain Theodora has been hopelessly in love with him for years. But unwilling to wait forever for what will never happen, Theodora plans to wed a kind—if unexciting—local landowner, leaving behind the wild Highlander of her dreams.
Yet Conner refuses to let his perfect wife get away. He chases her to Gretna Green and is shocked to discover the real Theodora is an ardent and wildly sensual woman. Soon he realizes his passion to win her has nothing to do with securing his inheritance and everything to do with earning the love of the unforgettable woman who has vowed to leave him in her past forever. But have his wandering ways chased the woman he loves away for good? Or can Conner convince Theodora to give him one last chance before she marries the wrong man?
This is another winner from Karen Hawkins. She never fails to amaze me, even with her novellas.
Conner is a well established privateer with a true love of the sea. Marriage is the last thing on his mind but when his sister tragically dies in childbirth he finds himself in caught in a dilemma. She has requested in her will that all of her brothers marry and very soon. He, unlike his brothers, knows precisely who that lady will be.
Theodora is his best friend’s younger sister. She has been in love with Conner for years but since she is certain he will never love her in return she elopes with a local squire. When Conner arrives at her home to do the unthinkable and actually ask her to marry him, he finds her gone with only a note left behind. He must stop her from marrying this other man at all costs.
This is how this convoluted and often comical story begins. This book has everything from intrigue, action and enough humor to keep us laughing.
This is a full length novel and the first in the new, Made to Marry Series. I can hardly wait for this series to continue, however this book does read well as a standalone title. There are no cliffhangers which makes me wonder who the characters, other than the other brothers, will be in the continuation of this series.
I always look forward to reading Karen’s books. and try not to miss any of them.
I gave this book 5.0 of 5.0 stars for storyline and character development and a sensual rating of 4.25 of 5.0 flames..
Although the intimate scenes are limited they can be very heated in nature.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley to read. This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I have read and reviewed voluntarily.
About The Author:
Karen Hawkins is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over 26 fun and lively Regency historical romances and two humorous contemporary romances. Like Sabrina Jeffries, Julia Quinn, Victoria Alexander, and Suzanne Enoch, Karen’s books are renown for their sparkling humor, dashing rakes, independent heroines, and often include freshly retold fairy tales (Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, etc), daring rescues, runaway brides, marriages of convenience, Regency balls, and more! With vivid descriptions, strong characters, and captivating plots, Karen takes her readers from London’s Regency ballrooms to the purpled moors of Scotland and beyond.
When not stalking hot Australian actors, pretending to do ‘research’ while looking up pictures of men in kilts from the Scottish highlands, or teasing her husband (aka Hot Cop) about his propensity to idolize chocolate cake over the other food groups, Karen is busy writing her next book while resting her toes on one of her three large rescue dogs. She lives in Florida and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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