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Product Details

  • Paperback: 370 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books; First Edition edition (2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 141654710X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416547105
  • ASIN: B008YF6HP0
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 4.1 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,449,220 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Both are being forced into this relationship, but she makes it all about her.
S Smith
The emotions and the characters of Jack and Lizzie never really seemed to come alive for me.
Booklover1335
I also found the first half of the book rather slow and in places almost boring.
Helen Hancox

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Booklover1335 VINE VOICE on May 20, 2009
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I was eagerly anticipating this new series from Julia London, because I am a highland romance junkie. I mean what's not to love, men in kilts, the oftentimes romantic Gaelic language, the raw beauty of the landscape, and did I mention men in kilts...I think you get the picture. I have read many of Ms. London's romances, and have never been disappointed...until now. When I read the teaser line "You deserve to know what it is like to be wholly seduced" I thought, "wow", which unfortunately turned into more of a "huh".

I'm not going to go into much into detail about the book, because frankly the blurb on the back cover pretty much covers it all. It wasn't until I got to about page two hundred, that the story finally started to become somewhat interesting, but even then their story wasn't scandalous. It all seemed like words on a page, and most of them boring & forgettable. The emotions and the characters of Jack and Lizzie never really seemed to come alive for me. I thought the story might become more interesting when it is revealed that Jack's father was an emotional and physical abuser, and Jack fears becoming like him. Yet very little is done with this fact. Lizzie is "almost" engaged to another man, but she and her almost fiancé give each other up without too much thought, or guilt. The few romantic scenes came off to me more "cheesy" than heartfelt declarations of love. But the biggest revealing disappointment for me was the moment Jack decides to appeal to the king on Lizzie's behalf, knowing by doing so he could be sent to his death. This kind of sacrifice almost always gets to me (we're talking major tears and heaving sobs...I'm a sucker for it), but in Highland Scandal this element failed to induce any sense of loss, or sacrifice, which is sad.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By S Smith on May 25, 2009
Format: Mass Market Paperback
The main heroine, Lizzie, is everything I hate in a heroine. She is uncommunicative, uncompromising, and whiny. Her horridness is even more obvious since the hero is so reasonable and likeable. He acknowledges the situations and makes the best of it while she whines and attacks him more than once. Both are being forced into this relationship, but she makes it all about her. Oh, I find her so annoying I can't put it into words.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By M. O'Rourke on July 27, 2009
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I won't describe the book as others before me have already done so. I am a big fan of Julia London and have not read any of her books that I didn't like. I made it through about 6 chapters of this book before I couldn't stand it anymore. The heroine is self-centered, cruel and whiny and treats Jack, the hero, terribly. The two are forced into a handfasting yet she treats him as though it's all his fault. Jack could be hanged if he didn't accept this handfast, but she could care less. She does whatever she can to get away from him and her uncle even though the uncle has said Jack will be handed over to the bounty hunters if she gets away.

Even her sister is a shrew so I can see how they're related. You wouldn't know these women were 23 and 25 years with such nasty behavior. Jack, on the other hand, looks at the situation with a clear head and resolves to make the best of it. He treats her well while she attacks him with a dirk, kicks him under the table, has him locked up in a shed and on and on.

There was no depth to any of the characters. They seemed fairly one dimensional. I can't believe Julia London wrote such a terrible story and used such miserable, mean female characters!
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By RETSmile on April 25, 2009
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I love Julia London stories and I think that can be a blessing and a curse -(it's the same with Lisa Kleypas). I have such high expectations for her books, and as a result, I find myself comparing Julia London to Julia London.

I am usually captivated by London's stories from page one, but this one didn't pull me in so quickly. I found it an entertaining read that got better as the story progressed. The romance got much better. I had a hard time feeling the connection between the hero and the heroine in the beginning and I felt as though I didn't know the heroine as well as I needed to. I never wanted to put the book down and not finish. It was more like I was reading an interesting book but I just wasn't enthralled by it. Although the latter half of the book was much better in my opinion, the resolution of the problem in the end was a little abrupt. There was no explanation of what took place that brought about the conclusion - the reader was told things were getting worse, not better. Also, the reader is not told very much from the heroine's POV of what she was doing and thinking during those final two weeks. So I was left with a little, "hmmm, okay...". There had been such an exhaustive, expensive effort on behalf of the prince, yet we are told very little in the end of what transpired to get to the conclusion...(bear with me, I'm trying to avoid any spoilers).

I liked the hero and his struggles but I also often wondered that if he were so fabulously wealthy, why did he not at least buy the heroine some dang peat so everyone in the house would not freeze. I was just confused by some of it - what I felt were a lot of loose ends. At the same time, I did not doubt his love for her. I guess that's why I rate this a "liked," not "loved.
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Julia London is the New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher's Weekly bestselling author of more than thirty novels, including the popular Secrets of Hadley Green historical romance series, the Cabot Sisters historical romance series, and the Homecoming Ranch contemporary romance series. She is a six time finalist for the presitigous RITA Award for excellence in romantic fiction, and RT Bookclub award recipient for Best Historical Romance for Dangerous Gentleman. She lives in Austin, Texas.

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