The Scot's Bride

The Scot's Bride

by Paula Quinn

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Highlander Patrick MacGregor likes his life just the way it is. Fighting for his coin, enjoying a woman's charms, and bearing no responsibility at all? Aye, that's the life for him. That is, until Patrick sees her—a raven-haired beauty with eyes as dark as midnight. Patrick swore never to fall in love. Not even with a lass as wild as he...especially when she's from a rival clan.

Charlotte Cunningham knows Patrick is trouble the moment she sets eyes on him. Her only goal is to escape the possibility of marriage. Any marriage. But as the summer days turn into sultry nights, enticing her beyond reason, Charlie is forced to choose between the freedom she craves and the reckless rogue she can't forget.

In the New York Times bestselling tradition of Lynsay Sands, Hannah Howell, and Karen Hawkins comes a new book in Paula Quinn's new sinfully sexy Scottish romance series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455535330
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 10/31/2017
Series: Highland Heirs Series , #2
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 362,442
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Paula Quinn lives in New York with her three beautiful children, three over-protective chihuahuas, and a loud umbrella cockatoo. She loves to read romance and science fiction and has been writing since she was eleven. She loves all things medieval, but it is her love for Scotland that pulls at her heartstrings.

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The Scot's Bride 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As always, Paula Quin does not disappoint. I love when you get to see glimpses of the characters from previous books. Keep them coming Paula!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another wonderfully written book by Paula Quinn. Patrick son of Tristan and Isabell is on his way to family when he is side tracked by a beautiful black haired lass splashing in the water. What he doesn’t expect is being struck unconscious by a sling shot from the same lass. When he wakes up tied in the stables, Charlotte aka Charles tells him if he is a Ferguson don’t tell her family. So he tells them he is Patrick Campbell, kin to the Inverness Campbell’s. Patrick can tell the Cunningham’s are keeping some secret. When the Dunbar’s try to take Charlie, Patrick is there to save her. A wonderful story where family thought lost is found, where Patrick looses his heart and so much more!
FromTheSouth More than 1 year ago
Having Patrick, the hero, getting frisky with his hands and lips on a beautiful random OW intent on taking things to the next level in the opening scene, had me almost giving up on this one before it really started, folks. You see, I don’t care what genre or year the storyline takes place. I simply do not want mental images of the hero with anyone other than the leading lady, even if they had not officially met yet. Knowing this was a frequent occurrence for him and having Charlotte, the heroine, sitting right there at the pub getting an eyeful, really had me fuming. It didn’t help matters that Charlotte knew the brazen, harlot OW. The saving grace was the head held high, narrowed eyed, up and down full body scan glance she gave Patrick before standing to leave which made him feel lacking and less than an honorable man. You know what they say about first impressions. They are lasting and hard to change. Charlotte chalks him up as a heartless womanizing rogue who only cares about wine, women, and song. Yeah, she pegged him perfectly at that point and at the same time pretty much owned him from then on. Her beauty far surpassed the bonny lass sitting on his lap so he immediately took notice of her, but that didn’t stop him from pursuing this easy conquest. No, but someone else sure steps in and gives him a painful lesson why he had better mend his ways and think with his heart instead of another part of his anatomy. From the get go, this guy now had to work up from loser to hero in my book. Patrick was all about using his fists in fights so he could earn just enough coin for fun in every town he breezed through, despite being from a prosperous family. The title rogue fits him very well. This is proven later on when Charlotte’s uncaring father offers her up as a wife to Patrick, but he for some time still just plans only to bed her and leave her behind. Thankfully, she opens his eyes to the fact his loose, moral ways may have unintended, life-long consequences. Like leaving single mom’s struggling to raise his bairns all over Scotland. Yeah, he’s starting to take a harder look at himself and not particularly liking what he has become. Fortunately, we soon get to see a completely different side of him. The way he interacted with some of the village children and how he stepped in to help others, including Charlotte’s sister, when the need arose proved this rogue needed a reason to be a better man and Charlotte was the one chosen to do it. The heroine was the highlight for me. She’s sassy, sees right through Patrick’s BS, and is compassionate towards other clans people struggling to survive her harsh laird father’s and older brother’s unfair rule. She also continues to give Patrick the cold shoulder for some time, as well. I loved how she didn’t make it easy for him to woo her. It wasn’t overly realistic that Charlotte still had such a soft spot in her heart for Kendrick. I certainly could understand her unforgivable anger though. The feud rehashing that situation and the continuing dissension revolving around that and the death of Charlotte’s mom started to get rather old. I was glad though to see things were not as they first appeared. As usual, I enjoy this author's writing style and this particular series. (Read a library edition. This is not an ARC review.)
lisareads More than 1 year ago
Charlotte and Patrick take us on a merry trip through the wilds of the highlands. Patrick is a self centered womanizer who had no real desire to give up his current life even though it is no longer as satisfying as it once was. Charlotte, even though she doesn't want to marry, or be drawn to any man, is certainly taken with Patrick even as he is in a fight in the local tavern over a woman. Once she beans him with her slingshot the story takes off. Great story, wonderful writing and story. Perfect romance. I received my copy from Net Galley.
Historical_Romance_Lover More than 1 year ago
I loved Patrick and Charlotte's story. Quinn's MacGregors series is one of my favorites and she hits it out the the park with her latest once again! Determined to never fall in love again, Patrick didn't count on falling for someone from an enemy clan. Having seen Patrick with another woman, Charlotte is determined to not fall under the spell of a rake. But as they say, the heart wants what the heart wants and these two couldn't do anything to spot it. Definitely one for your must read pile!!
Yearwood More than 1 year ago
An intriguing Scottish romance with similarities to the historical past. This is book #6 in The MacGregors: Highland Heirs series penned by Paula Quinn. If you ever watch the movie “Hatfield & McCoy” and enjoyed. Then you’re in for a real treat. Because The Scot’s Bride to me seems slightly similar to the drama that went on with the family. But instead of the Hatfield & McCoy, we get the Cunningham & Fergusons/Macgregor, and this story has a happier ending than those two feuding families. Charlotte MacGregor couldn’t wait to break free of her family which consists of her father, two brothers and a younger sister. Or I should say break free of her male relatives. When Charlotte and Patrick meet it wasn’t pleasant, whereby, Charlotte took him out with her slingshot. Now Patrick was being held, if he keeps how he is related to the Fergusons to himself, he may get out of captivity with everything intact. Well, almost everything. Because the longer he’s stays around Charlotte the more likely he will lose his heart. The Scot’s Bride was a fast past and kept your interest throughout the telling of the story. The hero was extremely strong and bursting with charisma that you as a reader couldn’t help but love his character. I don’t much about Ms. Quinn for this would be my second title written by her. But I can say her writing of historical romance rates right up there with Hannah Howell and Julie Garwood. Fans of Historical romances will most certainly enjoy this story.
Hfowler More than 1 year ago
It was so much fun watching Patrick MacGregor fall to the "curse" of love that all of his relatives before him fell. He has run from the ideals of his childhood and revels in his rogue and wandering lifestyle, so when he meets Charlie he knows he should run for the hills and not look back but he can't for the life of him leave. He knows what is happening and knows what she could mean to him but he keeps deluding himself into thinking he can handle it and leave once he has won her as a conquest. Charlie has no need for a man and in fact sees all men as the same; greedy, self-centered, and cruel beings. She knows Patrick is bad news but she can't stop thinking about him or wanting his kiss. Their journey was so enjoyable and I really enjoyed watching Patrick fall in love. His internal struggle and the fact that he convinced himself that he can resist falling for her was just fun.  The conflict was great. The villain was strong. There were surprises and suspense and emotional turmoil that kept me coming back for more. Loved it and love Paula Quinn's take on historical romance.
Keoweegirl More than 1 year ago
Quinn takes readers back to Scotland for another fast-paced, heart-tugging, second-generation MacGregor story filled with action, romance, and twists and turns aplenty. Patrick and Charlotte "Charlie" are both characters who captured my interest and tapped into my emotions. I was in Charlie's corner from the beginning and enjoyed the push and pull of her relationship with Patrick. I like that Quinn took her time with these two, giving both their relationship and the individual characters necessary time to realistically evolve. It was fun watching the son of my favorite MacGregor hero tumble unexpectedly into love and, as always, I enjoyed catching up with other MacGregors in the process even if their appearances were brief. Though I'd just as soon drop Charlie's father and one of her brothers off the nearest cliff, I'm intrigued by her other brother's story and hopeful that Ms. Quinn has something planned for him. Paula Quinn is a talented storyteller whose MacGregor family tales are among my favorite highland romances. I'm already looking forward to the next one!
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
A thrill seeking adventure of lust, love and rivalries. Paula Quinn is continuing the tradition of authors like Johanna Lindsey, Judith McNaught, Karen Hawkins and so many others. With roguish warriors and spirited heroines, Ms. Quinn sets about laying siege to more than just the heart. She infiltrates the imagination. The Scot's Bride is a welcome edition to any romance lover's bookshelf.