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PROTECTING HER WAS HIS PASSION High-born though she is, Kate Campbell isn't afraid to draw her sword. When raiders strike, she rushes into the fray...and is lucky when a mysterious Highlander shields her from a deadly blow. Swept onto his stallion, she soon discovers that her rescuer is her clan's most hated enemy: Callum MacGregor, the man they call The Devil. Yet she canPROTECTING HER WAS HIS PASSION High-born though she is, Kate Campbell isn't afraid to draw her sword. When raiders strike, she rushes into the fray...and is lucky when a mysterious Highlander shields her from a deadly blow. Swept onto his stallion, she soon discovers that her rescuer is her clan's most hated enemy: Callum MacGregor, the man they call The Devil. Yet she cannot ignore his achingly tender touch or the way his fiery gaze leaves her breathless. POSSESSING HER WOULD BE HIS PLEASURE Callum MacGregor has taken many Campbell lives, but he's never saved one--until now. Mesmerized by this spirited lass, he wants her by his side, even if it means holding her for ransom. As his fingers graze her sumptuous curves and tangle in her unruly tresses, Callum realizes Kate Campbell is his most dangerous foe of all. For he can't make love to her without betraying his kinsmen and his honor...and surrendering his heart forever....

Title : Laird of the Mist
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ISBN : 9780446503716
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Number of Pages : 248 Pages
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Laird of the Mist Reviews

  • Yona
    2019-05-19 04:02

    This book was lovely and very enjoyable. For once the heroine thinks before she starts with the accusations and listens to reason and the truth. It was very refreshing.

  • Aayesha Khatri
    2019-04-30 05:04

    I loved it so much! <3 It was heartbreaking. But in a good way.Edited 6th August 2015When I first read this book, my heart wanted to weep with the pain and anguish. I loved it so much! It was beautiful, it was exactly what I looked for in a romance. But when I tried rereading it a couple of years ago, I hated the heroine right from the beginning. Hated her so much.It was then that I decided to leave the book and let the fond memories remain, instead of continuing the book and hate it altogether. So now I remember I loved this book, but it is definitely not up for a reread.

  • Christine Spoors
    2019-04-22 10:18

    Despite it's ridiculous cover, this book was actually quite an enjoyable read.It was fun to read a book which was very easy to follow and I was surprised by the plot. I hadn't expected much but it was actually quite interesting at times and had a few plot twists along the way. I doubt it was completely historically accurate, but it's clear that the author did do research on Scotland in the 17th century - enough that it isn't just a book of Scottish stereotypes. The POV changed randomly throughout the chapters which was quite annoying, however I still liked each POV. At times the main characters had complete personality changes, but apart from that they were interesting enough to make me keep reading.As you can probably tell from the cover, this book has some saucy scenes. However they don't occur until quite far through the book and thankfully this book isn't an instant-romance type situation.As with many books set in Scotland and written by American authors the accents are very inconsistent and change all the time. There are also some very strange spellings in there and repeated use of the word 'nae' which is annoying. As someone with a Scottish accent, I just can't stand the way Scottish accents are written and it's even worse when they are inconsistent. Whilst this book had some typos and wasn't the best, I would still recommend if you wanted a quick slightly saucy read set in the Scottish highland with inconsistent accents. Despite it's faults I was pleasantly surprised.

  • Sha Mslvoe
    2019-05-08 08:27

    Loved it from the 1st page till the end. I laugh I cried, the characters really drown me in satisfaction. Camlochlin Castle

  • Zoe
    2019-05-01 04:05

    I think this is a typical, rather cheesy Scottish romance story with a very tough hero laird and a damsel in distress from a enemy clan."I love you", "I cannot love you", "I am doing this for your own good", this sort of things. The hero comes from an outlawed clan, being despised and hunted by all highlanders. The heroine is raised to hate his clan because she was told that his clan is responsible for her losing her family. They met, hero saved heroine, knowing she was from the enemy clan. They of course hated each other in the beginning and this went on for a while. I was however relieved that Paula Quinn did not spent too many pages on how they despised each other because of family feuds. Constant bickering gets so old so fast. Cliche it may be, but i think it is up to the writer to make the story come to life. Paula Quinn gave these characters lives. And for that, the book gets 4 stars from me overall. Writers have used similar plots and characterization but not every book that employed similar mechanism is a success. Laird of the Mist is one of the success stories. I really appreciate that Paula Quinn made the heroine overcome her prejudice sooner than later. The heroine learned soon that what she heard about the hero was falsehood and did not fight overmuch internally over it. I really do not like when romance novel writers describe the characters' internal struggle over things like family feuds, old history and blah blah blah. I mean, use it as a plot, by all means, but don't make it the main plot, please. Thankfully, Paula Quinn did not do that. She focused on the romance development and how the characters overcame the struggles (difficult but did not invest too many pages on describing them). There are a few things that bother me: 1. At some points I did feel that the descriptions are jumping around a bit. I had to re-read some paragraphs because the story feels inconsistent. Is he standing in front of her or behind her? Did she drop the sword before or after she walked away? The book isn't very "tidy" in the sense that there are some small things hanging around. The main plot is good and works well. The details, need some work. 2. I was very surprised to read that Callum (oh sorry, the hero) had a castle and did not seem to lack funds. From the description and the story flow I was imagining an impoverished clan with little resource. But he did not seem like that at all. Not that I mind, it is just I had to correct my mental picture of Callum and his men. I imagined them to be a poor lot (monetarily) but they seemed to do well enough. 3. I skipped all parts about Kate's (the heroine's) evil uncle and good brother, where they were planning to rescue her, albeit for different reasons. I understand it is necessary to build the plot. But I feel that the story could have done without that particular piece of information. Thankfully, Paula did not spend too much time on this. Overall I think it is a decent highland romance, with all the necessary elements, gripping conversations and vivid descriptions. There isn't much new, in the sense that you won't be surprised by what happens in the story. But the way the lead characters are portrayed keeps you interested. Your heart goes out to them and wants them to find the courage to come to each other with open arms. You feel for them and smile when they manage a few moments of tenderness. If you compare it to really original works, it will probably be 3.5 stars. But for a wonderful reading experience, this book gets 4 stars from me.

  • Chloe Friend
    2019-05-02 12:11

    This book got me like...Serious love!

  • Zeek
    2019-04-27 12:22

    A Romeo and Juliet tale with plenty of Hatfield's and McCoy's thrown into the mix, Quinn does a fine job of making the Scottish medieval setting in Laird of the Mist feel accurate and I got the feeling she threw in a bit of real history too.The Campbells and the MacGregor's have been fighting for hundreds of years. Kate Campbell is not even sure how it all began, but she does know this- The Devil Macgregor was responsible for her Father and Grandfather's death. That's enough for her to hate ANY Macgregor on sight.When Callum Macgergor happens upon her while she and her clan are fighting a deadly battle with a rival clan, he does something totally uncharacteristic for him- he saves her then promptly rides off with her into the sunset.But that's only the beginning. Soon enough, Kate discovers exactly who her rescuer is and is forced to make a choice between the growing attraction she feels for him- or finally take out the man who has caused so much pain in her life.Of course the more time they spend together the more they realize that both have been living under misconceptions- especially Kate- and when the truth finally comes out, Kate makes a decision to follow her heart, even if it means losing her family.I must admit that Laird of the Mist came off as too over the top for me, in many ways. Too much accent (aboot), too much purple prose at times and too much cliché. (Several eye rolling moments in it for me.)Yet, it had a good enough plot and heated chemistry between the two protags to keep me engaged.Kate is not only fierce, she's smart. And I really liked that once she knew she felt something for Callum, she wasn't afraid to admit it too him right away. Callum of course had to be shown the light- but even that tired plot device worked because he was attempting to keep his distance for all the right reasons. (Anyone sympathetic to the MacGregors would fall to major harm not only because of his enemies but because the Clan had been annexed.)More importantly, Callum tugged at my heart. For so long he had to be a warrior Laird and wouldn't allow himself the time to dream of better things. Once Kate brought him the hope of a brighter future- he was lost.I love sappy junk like that.(btw, this book is surprisingly sensual, so don't shy away from it because you like a steamy read. It's in there!)

  • Quirky Omega
    2019-04-27 05:18

    Abductor...Protector...And then honest to my swooning heart, the Sweetest Lover.This book has got all the shebangs. A warrior heroine, a muscular, alpha scot with a tortured past and delicious men in side roles. Paula Quinn doesn't shy away from the gory bits of history. She's described gruesome deaths and awful tortures. All for the sake of the story and never for bringing out some measly tears. This book, however much chick-lit it may be, has true historical merit. With all the historicals I'd been reading, I was beginning to think that history was all balls and dresses. This books transports the reader to another realm, much scarier but no less beautiful.By the end of the book though, the heroine falls prey to some typical romantic crap. She's suddenly the mother hen to the whole clan and all the strong, muscular men shake in their boots just from her glare. A little too much of cuteness maybe?Nevertheless, rock solid romance and hero and heroine that I enjoyed reading about from the beginning till the end.

  • puppitypup
    2019-04-22 11:17

    Historic Romance Delightful!No bickering, no silly misunderstandings, and no irritating characters! Add a moving storyline regarding the proscription of Clan McGregor plus lots of humor, and this novel is a pleasant surprise indeed.This is my first Paula Quinn book, but it will not be my last. I loved the main characters, both of them. The heroine is kind-hearted and decisive, someone I could really identify with. And the hero, oh my goodness, how rare it is for me to really like the hero of a romance novel, usually they are far too one-dimensional for my tastes.Highly recommended, don't discount because of my 4 stars. I only hand out 5 stars for unforgettable books, and this one doesn't have quite enough tragedy for that.The novel has several detailed intimate scenes, but tastefully done and not overly long, they don't derail the story. There are maybe two bad words, hidden in Scottish brogue.

  • Pamela(AllHoney)
    2019-05-20 04:18

    The first book in Paula Quinn's MacGregors series. Kate Campbell is "rescued" from raiders by the feared Highlander, The Devil. Callum has reason to hate the Campbells but this is one he has a hard time hating. He takes her with the intention of luring her uncle to him to get his long awaited revenge on the man.I noticed this is a favorite of many but it didn't quite do it for me. I didn't dislike it or anything. I just didn't feel the actions matched the situation at times. It had a bunch of wonderful secondary characters that added some nice comic relief but the main couple wasn't convincing to me. Also, it was amazing how quickly these people healed from their injuries.

  • Mada Linx
    2019-05-08 07:13

    2 stars!I’m so disappointed!Why me? Why am I always finding books with a great start, but then becoming a headache as the story progresses?This book had a great start and I was thinking I will love it.But noooooo, why should I have the pleasure of reading a great book?Reading 70% of it and then skipping the rest, I think is enough to know that I don’t give a fuck anymore. They can all die for all I care and for all the headache that I had to endure.

  • Regan Walker
    2019-05-17 03:59

    4 and 1/2 Stars! Superb First in the Series, You'll love the MacGregor men!This was my first Paula Quinn romance and I just loved it. It's a worthy highland romance and a great first in her series (see list below). It introduces us to a fierce and proud clan, the MacGregors, who historically were officially denounced but eventually regained their position among the clans. Those MacGregor men who kept pride in their heritage and kept their name alive would be stronger than most and worthy of a woman's love.The story begins as Kate Campbell, a very fiesty heroine who is good with a sword, rushes into fight alongside her clan when attacked by their enemies, the MacGregors. She is saved by Callum MacGregor, the man they call the Devil, when he sweeps her onto his stallion. I loved the authenticity of this tale and the character development and the way Quinn built the attraction and love between Callum and Kate, who would otherwise be enemies. Quinn brings the Highlands to life. I did not want to put it down. I highly recommend it.Here's the whole series:The MacGregors:Laird of the Mist (Callum MacGregor and Kate Campbell) A Highlander Never Surrenders (Graham Grant and Claire Stuart)The Children of the Mist (connected to and follows the MacGregors): Ravished by a Highlander (Robert MacGregor and Davina Montgomery) Seduced by a Highlander (Tristan MacGregor and Isobel Fergusson) Tamed by a Highlander (Mairi MacGregor, Connor Grant) - reviewed in today's blogConquered by a Highlander (Colin MacGregor and Gillian Dearly)

  • Darla
    2019-05-18 04:11

    **SIGH** what can I say about this book, except I absolutely loved it! Damn I love a great love story and this was one that will resonate with me for some time. It resembles Romeo and Juliet (minus the unfortunate ending), forbidden love of a man and woman from rival families, but once they are stuck together (due to a kidnapping;-) their attraction to one another grows by leaps and bounds. I loved Callum MacGregor, but of course, I have a weakness for big Scottish men, he was masculine and strong, protective of what was his and possessive. He was also conflicted and anger, but once he met Kate Campbell that all started to change, we started to see a tender side to him. I loved Kate too, my favorite type of heroines will always be the woman who doesn't spend a large amount of time feeling sorry for herself or being bossed about silently by a man. She was tough and spirited and she spoke her mind with a sharp tongue. There were some surprising moments that made me laugh several times, something I wasn't expecting but appreciated it all the more. I like the other various characters in the book as well, Jaime, Maggie, especially Graham, and Angus and Robert. I loved how the story played out and how, and how the real villain was slowly revealed to us. Great read, I'd been wanting to read this book for ever, I am glad I finally did, because it will be one that I won't soon forget. So if you love a Scottish Highlander who's big and dangerous on the battlefield but tender and loving in the bedroom, I suggest you pick this up!!!!

  • Ðawn
    2019-04-21 04:22

    4,5 stars.Entertaining, even paced book. All the characters are lovable and I was glad to see an antagonist developed enough that his actions were justified, albeit misguided.The hero to me was perfect. Fearsome yet reasonable. Tormented past, yet was able to overcome it.I reduced a half a star because there was little emotional turmoil within the conflict. Not that this is bad, but there could have been a little more umpft. I just didn't get the feeling of being on the edge of my seat type of emotion. But sometimes this is good if one is looking for a gentle read.An added bonus is that none of my pet peeves or emotional triggers were touched.

  • Joan (official heroine hater)
    2019-05-21 07:09

    3.5 starsI don't know what it is with me and the 3.5 stars lately, but this is another one. I enjoyed it but wasn't over the moon or anything. Hero and heroine were pretty good. I appreciate the fact that the old "I hate you because your from an enemy clan" thing wasn't dragged out too least from the heroine's pov. She realized and went with her feelings pretty early on. Guess it could be a bit of insta-love, but it was fine. Hero was pretty good, though I wasn't swooning or anything. Sexy definitely needed to be ramped up a little. Overall, enjoyable HR read.

  • Vrsha (PeekAtMyBookReview)
    2019-05-04 10:25

    3 'I have read this somewhere' StarsI liked the book especially the verbal sparring between the two characters. I liked how the author portrayed Kate as a bold character and not someone meek and shy which was refreshing....However the reason why I gave this book 3 stars is because I personally feel that 75% of this book was nearly similar to Julie Garwood's Honor's Splendour....Both books have practically the same story-line but I find Miss Garwood's book more appealing.

  • Susan (susayq ~)
    2019-04-22 07:26

    3.5 starsAn entertaining read. The beginning frustrated me a bit with their almost constant repetition if how the Campbells and McGregors don't get along. Once Callum accepted his feelings for Kate, he was, in my opinion, swoon worthy. I love a hero that is rough and tough and kick ass who smiled and melts for his woman :)

  • Amber Gray
    2019-05-20 12:23

    This was a new to me author, and I loved it. The heroine was independent without being annoying, and I adored the hero. This book was historically accurate without being overloaded with boring information. Highly recommend this one.

  • Elaine
    2019-04-20 08:22

    Amazing! And this was a free book! The Devil of the Highlands... what a man! lolAnd a quote: "Aye, Kate, if ye were mine and someone took ye, I would follow him to the ends of the Earth until I got ye back."This book was very good. I will be checking out her other books!

  • Annie
    2019-05-09 09:10


  • Myia
    2019-05-01 09:19

    Absolutely loved this book! The characters were likable and the romance so sweet.....I definitely recommend this book to all you highland lovers!

  • Claudia
    2019-04-20 11:01

    Dark but captivating. Callum is a truly tortured Hero and Kate his perfect heroine. I loved them together

  • Kath
    2019-05-18 05:15

    4.5 stars

  • Lis
    2019-04-20 04:06

    Loved every bit of it. Great writing style and story telling.

  • 1CheekyLass
    2019-05-01 11:03

    This was my first Paula Quinn novel and impressed would be an understatement. I probably should have reviewed this right after I read it but as it is, this will be short and sweet.Kate Campbell is not only beautiful but can handle a sword better than some men. Though her guardian was Duncan Campbell Earl of Argyll, she lived at her late fathers holding being raised by a handful of his loyal soldiers. Her "dear" uncle had always promised Kate and her brother a home on his land but that day did not come for Kate until she was much older (Robert was away on duty with the Earl). She'd noticed how he gazed upon her with lustful eyes. Luckily for Kate, she never left her holding with the man but she did leave with a MAN.Callum MacGregor is a honorable and full of revenge against the man who destroyed his family, Duncan Campbell. He comes upon a raid of the Campbell's with one intention: find Duncan! Though they are sworn enemies, he does not want their demise to come from anyone but him. Then his men discover what appears to be a lass fighting for her life. Callum and his men assist The Campbells and their prize is Kate Campbell. What better way to lure the Earl out? What he didn't count on was a beautiful, spirited lass who just might have the key to unlock his heart.But to release his heart would betray not only his kinsmen but his honor.Callum's story is so sad. I do believe I cried a few times just reading the sorrows that he and his sister Maggie went through. You come to understand his need for revenge. On a positive note, he is a dark handsome hero who will make your heart melt. Secondary characters make this even more alluring. Graham Grant (Callum's right hand man), Maggie (Callum's sister) Angus, Jamie, Brodie (Callum's other soldiers) and Robert (Kate's brother) all make excellent secondary characters! Angus and Brodie's constant bickering will make you laugh out loud.Paula Quinn's knack for detail made me feel like I was in the Highlands with Callum, Kate & gang. Excellent character development and plot will pull the reader in and before long you'll be done in one night looking for the sequel, A Highlander Never Surrenders which is about the sexy Graham Grant. Highly recommended and one of my favorites.

  • Anna
    2019-05-13 09:21

    This was a sweet Romeo & Juliet type of medieval romance between Collum MacGregor and Kate Campbell. The author captures well a true caring between the two, as well as sensual love scenes. Campbells and MacGregors had been enemies for over a hundred years, and the MacGregor clan had been "proscribed"--shunned by all other clans.Others in the story included Duncan Campbell (Kate's Uncle) and Robert Campbell (Kate's brother). One of them was a good man and the other very evil--I'll let you discover which is which.. Collum's triumverate of friends: Jamie, Graham and Angus do things that make for entertaining moments in the book. I had to LOL several times.This was the first book I've read by Paula Quinn and I will be interested in reading more. If you enjoy historical romances, you will enjoy this book.

  • Chumchum_88
    2019-05-19 08:03

    I know I keep saying "I love it" to every book I read but what can I do they just steal my heart.But this book deserves the credit it gets I loved the hero and heroin, she's the type that comes in between two types of heroin's the famine and the headstrong tomboyish, that's what I liked about her.And I fell in love with the hero cause I usually lived the main guy who went through a lot and survived the suffering and all that.What I loved most were the cute parts in all of this, the small comments, the views of the others. These kind of moments made me melt and laugh and smile and I must credit Paula Quinn for her exquisite writing cause not everyone can pull they reader toward the story and makes them engulfed in it

  • Becca12348
    2019-04-24 07:10

    I am so proud of myself for being able to finish this book. It was SO bad. Ugh. Completely awful. Here's a passage that sums up a small part of what made it so unbarable. “He stopped on the stairs, lifted his arm, and took a sniff. No’ too bad, he thought. At least he smelled like a man. Damnation, is this what love did to a man? Was he destined to become a smiling, blithering fool, so concerned with his odor that he would forget how refreshing fighting felt? By the time he reached the second landing his scowl turned into full-blown brooding.”...Yeah, it really said that. And, that's just the tip of the iceberg. Seriously, I am so insanely proud of myself for making it through this drivel. Gag.

  • Alexandria
    2019-04-27 11:04

    I could probably sum up in one paragraph everything of relative import that happens in this book. And that, is never a good thing. In conjunction with that, the characters were so dense and wishy washy that it was impossible to retain a grasp on them. The little bit of action installed in this book was too little too late. And damn it all, if I'm not gonna get good story, characters, or action out of a book, I at least expect good romance and awesome sex scenes. Neither of which there were. The writing was palatable, but had a knack for describing and expressing things that were obvious and sometimes meaningless. In the end this book proved to be terribly boring and lacking in action. 1 star.

  • Charlotte
    2019-05-20 10:05

    This was a very well written highland romance. I would have to say one of my favorites and I have read many. The was plenty of action, adventure,and romance to go around. The book is long enough for you to actually become connected with the main characters, feel what they feel, and you still wish that it was longer. Right of the bat I knew this was going to be an sceptical book! Kate can be as gentle kitten one moment and as fierce as a mama bear the next and add in the courage of a warrior and you have my kind of heroin. Combined that with a hero that can make the Devil that he is named after hide tail and run for the hills you have the perfect or even better Romeo and Juliet story highlands style! This Is A Must Read!!