The Highlander's Hope

The Highlander s Hope When Dr Catriona Ross discovers clues to a long lost highland treasure her only hope of finding the jewels is to obtain the help of Scotland s most eligible bachelor and playboy Iain MacCraigh Iain

  • Title: The Highlander's Hope
  • Author: Cali MacKay
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 213
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • When Dr Catriona Ross discovers clues to a long lost highland treasure, her only hope of finding the jewels is to obtain the help of Scotland s most eligible bachelor and playboy, Iain MacCraigh.Iain can t believe his luck when he finds out the jewels are hidden away somewhere on his land and it doesn t hurt that the historian looking for them has curves to go with herWhen Dr Catriona Ross discovers clues to a long lost highland treasure, her only hope of finding the jewels is to obtain the help of Scotland s most eligible bachelor and playboy, Iain MacCraigh Iain can t believe his luck when he finds out the jewels are hidden away somewhere on his land and it doesn t hurt that the historian looking for them has curves to go with her smarts With his brother betting the family fortune, this is the life line he desperately needs The odds are against them, and with word getting out about the jewels, they re not the only ones on the hunt Time s running out, but can they learn to trust each other, or will they lose the jewels and true love in the process

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    1. I have several 'quibbles' about this book but the main one is not the dreadfully quaint and totally ridiculous accent of the main character, (I nearly stopped reading at one stage- poor Iain couldn't decide whether he was broad Glaswegian or a cultured Londoner) or the numerous plot holes. This is after all, chick-lit. Sometimes the reader just has to sigh and try to ignore poor research.No, my real gripe is that I was merrily reading along (nothing better to do while I waited for the alarm cloc [...]

    2. This one really fell flat for me for some reason. I couldn't connect with any of the characters and the end just ended. And if the author had used the phrase "by the Gods" ONERE.TIME. I was going to toss my Kindle into the pool.

    3. The Highlander’s Hope is the 1st book in the Contemporary Highland Romance series by Cali MacKay. This is in no way a historical story. This book is set in the here and now. I was a bit concerned about how this would work out. Let’s face it, Highlanders are hot because of the sexy accent and the domineering, often sexist attitude. This is hard to pull off in a modern setting. Have no fear, Ms. MacKay did a bang up job with this book.Dr. Catriona “Cat” Ross has researched the famed Highla [...]

    4. This was a really cute story. I liked hearing the descriptions of Iain's house aka castle. It really made me want to see a place like that, sounded really cool! I do have a few questions/comments though:1. How old were Iain and Cat suppose to be? I was thinking early/mid 30's? 2. So Cat has 4 older brothers? Yet James made it out of their relationship still intact, after what he did to Cat? That seems unlikely. You'd think one of her brothers would have beat James, in the end, James being scared [...]

    5. Not the best written book, though enjoyable for the most part. There were some contradictions and factual mistakes that should have been corrected by a good editor: the name of one of the characters, the housekeeper, starts as Mrs. Wallace, but when she finally appears in the middle of the book she's called Mrs. Gordon, then goes back to Mrs. Wallace when they're referring to her after her appearance. Then there's another incident when Cat has supposedly called the police, but then says she actu [...]

    6. This was a romance with a little suspenseful danger thrown in, I thought this was pretty good considering it was a mild romance. Strictly PG and it still had you feeling the excitement between Iain and Catriona as they tried to fight their chemistry. She would push him away and say this isn't a good idea, and then kiss him. Then she would say after she kissed him that didn't happen. He would laugh her off, as she played her denial game. Catriona continued to fight it even when Iain professed his [...]

    7. I love this story! Cali MacKay's writing is so good the story just flows and I never put it down once I started reading it. I love the gorgeous, sweet, honorable Iain and really enjoyed the sizzling chemistry between Iain and Cat (Catriona). I like that the characters are well developed and you can relate to their ever growing affection for one another. The story is based around a treasure hunt with a hunk, there is mystery, some danger, and it all flows so well. I immediately purchased the seco [...]

    8. I can't believe I actually finished this book - mostly it was good for ranting about. The characters' vocabulary is very limited consisting mostly of "what the hell", "crap", "bloody hell", "by the gods", "no way in hell","ass" and "arse". Though Iain is supposed to be an arrogant jerk I like him the best, he's the most filled out of the thin characters. The basic premise for the story is fine and with some editing it could have been a good story.

    9. 3.5. I liked it. quick, easy read. it was a little simplistic at times. Where some authors drag things on, Cali wraps things up very quickly and maybe could have added more inf go or stretched events out.

    10. Dr. Catriona Ross is a historian who has researched the Scottish highlands. She believes she has found out where to find the antique necklace known as the Highlander's Hope. She goes to the home of the MacCraigh clan who owns the property where she believes the necklace is hidden, however, she tells them she is researching the family history. The senior Mr. MacCraigh is thrilled that she wants to know more about the family's history so agrees to provide her with as much information as he can. He [...]

    11. SPARKS FLY!This is a sweet, sweet read. It goes as far as kisses, and waking up together. Anyone can read it, and it might be especially appropriate for young people who also like mysteries, rather than romances! The heroine (and she is, ultimately, THE heroine of the whole story--even though the hero gets to save her a couple times, in the end, she saves the day) is a college professor of history! The hero is, of course, the young laird-to-be of the clan MacCraigh. Cat came chasing a dream - to [...]

    12. There is romance. There is an historical mystery to be solved, clues to be followed (although that part doesn't hold much water), and treasure to be found. And of course, there are bad guys. There is not a lot of depth in plot or characters here, but it's OK for a romance novel, especially if you love all things Scottish. The writing is competent, although it could have used a little more editing. For example: the character of the housekeeper is Mrs. Wallace near the beginning of the book, then [...]

    13. Cute. Cat is a researcher who thinks she's found clues to where the Highlander's Hope, a necklace of emeralds, rubies, diamonds and sapphires created to help fund the 1745 Jacobite rising, might be located. This brings her to the family estate of Iain MacCraigh, whose clan was the last owners of the necklace. Iain, Scotland's most eligible bachelor - who's amazingly wealthy, to boot - reluctantly agrees to help her. They annoy each other on sight, but, of course, that annoyance translates to sex [...]

    14. This is the 'first' book in a companion pack of books. These are contemporary romances by Cali and are a light, fun read set in an interesting place--Scotland. I had the honour of beta reading this book and am happy to see it now published.Enter slightly serious, high spirited history professor who believes she has (by reading love letters) found clues to a high valued necklace that went missing during one of Scotland's wars.No problem, right? Well it seems the necklace is located on the land of [...]

    15. Reviewer: JustineRating: 4.5 FairiesWhen I hear a title like The Highlanders Hope, I immediately think of Fabio Cliffside with nothing but a kilt and his hair is blowing in the wind.Sooo NOT my thing!Not Cali’s Highlanders, they were a pleasant surprise. She managed to mix classic Highlander read details into a very contemporary romance. In The Highlanders Hope we are treated to,• One arrogant male lead with a soft side• One jilted but strong female lead• Add a dash of wit• Wrapping it [...]

    16. Omg. Was loving this book til the last chapter. And thus took a way a star. Was to be 4 and not 5 due to how annoying Cali is with her not willing to accept what she felt for Iain. And then she kept bashing him about her feelings! And he was dumb enough to stand for it. Sigh. Great idea for a story/fantasy. Kept me turning the page. However the last chapter had me asking what the hell as soon as it started. I felt like I missed something and went back a page or two and reread. was a jump in time [...]

    17. A semi nice read I thought the story was a bit slow in places and needed more content. The development of the characters wasn't up to par. There were other supporting characters along the way maybe a bit too many. The romance was not that great. I just couldn't get into the book.

    18. Actual: 3.75I picked up this book (well, Kindle edition to be precise) because I like the Outlander series so much. It is obvious to me that the author must be an Outlander fan as well. The plot is about finding some jewels that were purportedly used to help finance the Bonnie Prince Charlie and the return to a Catholic on the English throne. Anyway, it was pretty good with just a few "spicy" scenes. I did get a little annoyed with the main characters going from hating each other to loving each [...]

    19. Wow, I LOVED this book. The best/worst part about it was that I couldn't put it down! I loved all the different aspects to this story: there was romance, intrigue, mystery, suspense…AND it was all set in Scotland—which I TOTALLY loved. This book kept me going right on through to the end, and I wished it could continue, because by that time I loved the characters so much. Thanks Cali MacKay for writing such a great book!

    20. I enjoyed reading this book and imagining myself in Scotland. The characters are thoroughly believable and there was a good mix of adventure, suspense, and romance. While predictable, it was still very enjoyable, and I like that it can be read as a standalone without an annoying cliffhanger.

    21. This one was really cute, but he main characters were really dumb. They didn't really do what they should have been doing and were really gullible and not very bright. I liked the idea of the story, but not the outcome or how they got there.

    22. Scottish love Aww loved this book. Brilliant story and even all the words are totally scottish. Loved the difference. Excited to read the next story after this book

    23. Description:When Dr. Catriona Ross discovers clues to a long lost highland treasure, her only hope of finding the jewels is to obtain the help of Scotland's most eligible bachelor and playboy, Iain MacCraigh.​Iain can't believe his luck when he finds out the jewels are hidden away somewhere on his land-- and it doesn't hurt that the historian looking for them has curves to go with her smarts. With his brother betting the family fortune, this is the life line he desperately needs.​The odds ar [...]

    24. Reviewed by MariaReview originally posted at Romancing the BookBook provided by the author for reviewWhen historian Dr. Catriona ‘Cat’ Ross comes to the Scottish highlands in search of a legendary necklace, ‘The Highlander’s Hope’, lost in the mists of time, she, too, is in a race against time. Her treacherous ex-lover, an avid historian himself, is on her trail, hoping to beat her in the race to recovering the ‘Hope’, which would be a huge coup for her career. Or his, if he finds [...]

    25. I have a special fondness for anything relating to Scotland so I was excited to dig into this book. I enjoyed the story line a lot. Great idea! I wish I could offer up a better rating, but a few things annoyed me quite a bit. To start off the editing was poorly done. There were a ton of what I will generally label typing mistakes. These were not typos like a missed key or misspellings. I am speaking of extra words. It was obvious to recognize where the writer would start a sentence/thought, paus [...]

    26. The Highlander's Hope by Cali MacKay is the first in the series. This story was such a great read. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it but it definitely made me want to schedule a trip to Scotland.The story revolves around Cat who is on a treasure hunt, or exploration attempting to find this Hope Necklace that she believes is hidden somewhere on this estate in the Highlands of Scotland. In her desire to find this gem she has to deal with Iain who owns the property and soon uncovers the trut [...]

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