How to Abduct a Highland Lord

Friday, January 07, 2011

Title: How to Abduct a Highland Lord
Author: Karen Hawkins
Pages: 352
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication Date: January 30, 2007

via Goodreads:

It's hardly the type of wedding Fiona MacLean dreamed of. No family, no guests, just a groom who's been dragged -- literally -- to the altar. But if marriage to Black Jack Kincaid, the handsome wastrel she'd sworn never to see again, will avert a bloody war between their clans, so be it. Surely she can share his bed without losing her heart.... Known throughout Scotland and London as a wild rogue, Jack is accustomed to waking in dire situations, but...married? Long ago, he and Fiona reveled in a youthful passion. Now, the fiery, sensual lass is his once more. And though their marriage is in name only, Jack is determined to win her forever -- body and soul....

This books is one of my choices for the Highlander Reading Challenge that I'm participating in. The story had a lot of funny moments, but overall, it was not a fabulous book. The story is that there are two warring clans in Scotland; the Macleans and the Kincaids. When a barfight turns ugly and one of the Maclean sons is killed, Fiona Maclean, the only sister, takes matters into her own hand... by abducting her former flame, "Black" Jack Kincaid, heir to the Kincaid clan.

A lot of humor throughout this book made it a good read. For instance, not every book features and unconscious groom who gains semi-consciousness only to believe his wedding is a dream. One of my favorite parts is when Jack is trying to learn the names of his staff and servants and he fails terribly. He is at first surprised at the amount of people who actually work for him, and then that the only ones he knew by name have long since left. The description of Jack's footman as "he looked miserable" when it turns out he had been there for twelve years made me laugh.

The book had its moments, and it was a cute story, but it could have been better if it was a little more in-depth.

Cover: 3

Writing Style: 4

Characters: 3

Plot: 3

Ending: 3

Overall: 3

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