Title: How to Lose A Highlander
Author: Michelle McLean
Series: The MacGregor Laird #1
Release date: May 15th 2017
Genre: Historical, Romance
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.
I have read so many historical romances in my reading life that I should probably just bench them for a bit…not give up…but take an extended vacation from them. That way I don’t feel like I’m reading the same stuff over and over. Just sayin…
I did enjoy reading this, but I liked it…didn’t love it. Sorcha and Malcolm are great and I liked the way they interacted with each other. I just didn’t feel much from them, but then again the book is fast paced and I prefer a slow buildup that gives you that lasting love type of feel.
So if Historical Highland romance is your thing, then give this a read because you’ll enjoy it!
* I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book from Netgalley. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.*
About the Author
Michelle McLean grew up in California and has lived everywhere from the deserts of Utah to the tropical beaches of Hawaii to the gorgeous forests of the east coast. The oldest of five children, she is generally an organized mess with crazy eclectic tastes. She has a B.S. in History, a M.A. in English, an insatiable love of books, and more weird quirks than she’d like to admit.
Michelle’s a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl who secretly wishes she could run around town in a big, poofy dress from the 1600s and hopes to someday be able to get away with crazy stuff like that by chalking it up to her eccentric writer personality. She’s addicted to chocolate and goldfish crackers and occasionally writes by hand just so she can hear the scratchy sound of her favorite gel pen on a sheet of paper. Her husband also swears she has conversations with herself, but she and the voices in her head heartily disagree.
Her non-writing hobbies include playing piano, cross-stitching (well, it’s been awhile…she’s been meaning to take that up again), and decorating cakes. Mostly though, if she’s not editing, reading, or chasing her kids around, she can usually be found in a quiet corner (assuming school is in session occupying her little angels) working on her next book.
In addition to her husband and two awesome kids, she also has two amazing stepkids and one beyond-adorable step-grandson. She currently resides in Pennsylvania with her husband and two kidlets, an insanely hyper dog, and three very spoiled cats.