"Finding the perfect wife may be more difficult than expected."
Reviewed by Sandra Wurman
Posted October 9, 2017
This is the first of the brand new Made To Marry
series by Karen Hawkins so be prepared to get caught up in
the lives of some pretty fabulous brothers. CAUGHT BY THE
SCOT surely puts another winner on Karen Hawkins growing
booklist. Always entertaining to watch the mighty oak fall
to the charm of an innocent maiden. Expect no less from
CAUGHT BY THE SCOT.
Karen Hawkins definitely has a large amount of whimsy about
her and it is ever so evident in CAUGHT BY THE SCOT. You can
almost hear Hawkins' voice in the dialog she writes for her
characters. Pretty much guarantees a large grin on the
readers face from beginning to end.
So in CAUGHT BY THE SCOT the first brother to reluctantly
agree to the terms of his sister Anne's will is Connor the
privateer which is often argued 'nae the same as a pirate.'
Anne wanted her brothers married and settled down. She
wanted, no demanded, in her will, that their bachelor days
be behind them or forfeit their share of the family wealth.
Quite a carrot to dangle and usually enough to get the
But in the Douglas family it wasn't the reward of riches
but the need to not disappoint their beloved sister that
made them want to honor her last wishes.
Connor is pretty certain his search for a woman who could
live up to Anna's wishes was short and easy. You might say
he was pretty cocky and cavalier about it. Connor knew
exactly who he would propose marriage to, no thoughts of
deep passionate love, more like a great friendship cemented
by vows. So sure about the ending result he set upon sowing
the last of his wild oats so to speak. But when he actually
set out to propose to Thea, his best friend's sister, she
was on her way to elope with some squire she just met. Thea
had given up any youthful dreams starring none other than
Connor. She was off to make her own adventure with Lance who
had not captured her heart but was a very willing
participant in the elopement.
So now let the games begin and Connor is wise to the fact
that this could very well be the most difficult and
important challenge of his life. The Squire Lance Fox would
be a worthy opponent. Connor will have to employ many of his
talents to come away the winner. He's not ready to admit it
yet, but, there's much more at stake than just the will,
his happiness, future and heart are in play. And Thea is
holding all the cards.
It was easy to form an attachment to the Douglas clan, Karen
Hawkins made short work of that. She gave them each
wonderful personalities and heart. So at the end of CAUGHT
BY THE SCOT you wish there was more, not wanting to say
goodbye to any of the characters just yet. Lucky for us this
is just the beginning of what is sure to be a wonderful
relationship with them all, and I am including the
brother-in-law. Made To Marry has all the earmarks of an
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-
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
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?
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