The Taming of a Scottish Princess by Karen Hawkins

85%

11 Critic Reviews

I spent an enjoyable few hours reading this one, and my interest is piqued enough to check out Hawkins' backlist.
-All About Romance

Synopsis

The mystery of the Hurst Amulet is revealed! New York Times bestselling author Karen Hawkins pits a world-renowned explorer against his strong-willed assistant as they pursue a long-lost treasure.

A DETERMINED EXPLORER

When famed Egyptologist Michael Hurst discovers that the infamous Hurst Amulet is hidden in Scotland, he insists his trusted assistant, Miss Jane Smythe-Haughton, accompany him north. Strangely, the usually unflappable Jane seems perturbed by their destination—the mysterious Isle of Barra. A fascinated Michael watches as his staid assistant transforms, revealing intriguing layers of mystery and vulnerability. Could he be about to uncover not one, but two, precious treasures?

A DAUNTLESS PRINCESS

Once her clan’s princess, Jane fled Barra years ago to avoid a forced marriage. Since then, she has made her living as efficient Miss Smythe-Haughton—the perfect (and highly paid) assistant. Now she must confront her secrets . . . including her feelings for her irascible employer, too-handsome-for-his-own-good Michael Hurst.

A PERILOUS PLEASURE

Others are also searching for the missing amulet, however. Can Jane and Michael learn to trust each other in time to solve two riddles: the location of the Hurst Amulet, and the meaning of the vivid passion flaring between them?
 

About Karen Hawkins

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Karen Hawkins is a USA TODAY and New York Times bestselling author. When not stalking hot Australian actors, getting kicked out of West Virginia thanks to the antics of her extended family, or adding to her considerable shoe collection, Karen spends her time writing her next delightfully fun and sexy historical romance.
 
Published May 22, 2012 by Pocket Books. 404 pages
Genres: Romance, History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for The Taming of a Scottish Princess
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All About Romance

Excellent
Reviewed by Elizabeth Cimaglia on Jun 01 2012

I spent an enjoyable few hours reading this one, and my interest is piqued enough to check out Hawkins' backlist.

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Night Owl Romance

Excellent
Reviewed by Jen719 on Jun 01 2012

The mystery involving the Hurst Amulet and Jane’s heritage was wildly entertaining and I was sad when the story came to an end. The Taming of a Scottish Princess was absolutely delightful...

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Novels Alive

Excellent
Reviewed by Novels Alive on May 23 2012

In this final book of the series Hawkins manages to bring the adventure, begun in the first installment, full circle in a way that is completely satisfying for the reader, for which I must give massive kudos.

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Smexy Books

Good
Reviewed by May on May 24 2012

The story was a fun, light read filled with fantastic characters. I strongly recommend this book for some good times.

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Books n' Kisses

Good
Reviewed by Kelly on May 20 2012

If you are new to Karen, I believe you will enjoy the adventure and trouble the Michael and Jane get them self into.

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The Romance Dish

Good
Reviewed by PJ on May 21 2012

The Taming of a Scottish Princess is a singular delight.  I highly recommend it!

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Joyfully Reviewed

Good
Reviewed by Shayna on Jun 01 2012

Fans of Ms. Hawkins old and new are sure to be delighted by this entertaining, romantic, jewel of a book!

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boeklogboek

Good
Reviewed by Aurian on Jun 06 2012

This is not the best book she has ever written, but I thoroughly enjoyed reading it, and it kept me up way too late.

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Rakehell

Good
Reviewed by Sara Anne Elliott on Jun 01 2012

While The Taming of a Scottish Princess may have not have been a summer blockbuster, it was enjoyable reading about intelligent characters solving puzzles, reconciling the past to the possibilities of the future, and unlocking the mysteries of their own hearts.

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Susan's 2012 Reading Blog

Good
Reviewed by Susan F. on Sep 03 2012

There were a couple of twists that I didn't expect. While there was passion between Jane and Michael, this was a slower developing romance than in the other books.

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The Historical Romance Critic

Good
Reviewed by Christopher on May 27 2012

Hawkins kept the storyline fully interesting, between the very close relationship of the protagonists and the fun adventure subplot.

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