How to Lose a Highlander by Michelle McLean
Series: The MacGregor Lairds #1
Also in this series: How to Ensnare a Highlander (The MacGregor Lairds #2)
Publication Date: May 15th 2017
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Forced into marriage by their king in order to stop years of inter-clan feuding, Sorcha Campbell and Malcolm MacGregor are each determined to drive the other away. Malcolm knows he can never trust his new shrewish wife, despite the fact that everything he observes seems to prove that she’s not only trustworthy, but utterly perfect for him. Sorcha knows she can never let her guard down around the man she believes betrayed her father, yet the longer she’s with him, the more she discovers he is nothing like she was led to believe. They’ll have to fight their way through past prejudices and their own determination to destroy their union in order to gain their perfect HEA in this Taming of the Shrew meets How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days tale.
Sorcha Campbell’s father may be a highlander but and she obviously part Scottish but she’s been brought up by her English mother in England. She’s lived at court most of her life and she doesn’t want that to change. She’s been proposed to many times but her father has turned them all down as no one has been good enough for her.
The Campbell’s and the MacGregor’s won’t stop raiding each other’s lands and the king decides that it must come to an end. The king decides that Sorcha will marry Malcolm MacGregor and make the two families kin. No one is happy with the decree but they can’t go against the king. Sorcha decides to do everything she can to make him get an annulment and strangely enough, Malcolm has the same idea. After the marriage the pair just frustrate the hell out of each other to no avail. Sorcha gets to know the people of the MacGregor clan and she starts to doubt that all of the horrible things her father had told her about them were true. She starts to find a home and decides that she needs to try to make hers a real marriage with Malcolm. Unfortunately Malcolm finds it hard to trust – especially a Campbell.
This was a great little story. I really liked Malcolm and Sorcha and their plans to irritate each other to death in order to get an annulment. It didn’t work with either of them but it was funny. I admit that did get old rather quickly and was happy when the author moved on to getting the pair together. It was done slowly but very well and I thought it was nice that Sorcha didn’t go from hating Malcolm to loving him. It took a while and that was a good thing.
Overall I thought it was a cute story. I’m interested to see who the next Laird in the series is so I’m sure I’ll be reading the next book when it comes out. 🙂
Rating: 4 out of 5