How to Lose a Highlander – Michelle McLean

Hugh Grant and Lisette Anthony in Lady and the Highwayman

It’s release day! It’s been several years since I’ve released a historical romance so I’m very excited to share the first book in my new MacGregor Lairds series. I’ve had so much fun researching this series. The books take place in the 1660’s in both the highlands of Scotland and in the court of Charles II. This has always been one of my favorite time periods, I think since I first saw the movie The Lady and the Highwayman with Hugh Grant (based on a Barbara Cartland novel). If you haven’t seen it, I highly suggest it, just for the gorgeous costumes alone. And the utter adorableness of a very young Hugh Grant with long curly hair 😀

In How to Lose a Highlander, my main characters, Sorcha Campbell and Malcolm MacGregor, are forced into marriage by their king in order to stop years of inter-clan feuding. Sorcha and Malcolm are each determined to drive the other away. Malcolm knows he can never trust his new shrewish wife, despite the fact that everything he observes seems to prove that she’s not only trustworthy but utterly perfect for him. Sorcha knows she can never let her guard down around the man she believes betrayed her father, yet the longer she’s with him, the more she discovers he is nothing like she was led to believe. They’ll have to fight their way through past prejudices and their own determination to destroy their union in order to gain their perfect HEA in this Taming of the Shrew meets How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days tale.


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Michelle McLean is a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl who is addicted to chocolate and Goldfish crackers and spent most of her formative years with her nose in a book. She has a B.S. in History, a M.A. in English, and a knack for explaining complicated things to uncomplicated people. Michelle's non-fiction works include guides on how to write essays, term papers, literary analysis essays, and poetry. She also writes romance with a good dose of mystery and humor, historicals, and a paranormal here and there. When Michelle's not editing, reading or chasing her kids around, she can usually be found in a quiet corner working on her next book. She resides in PA with her husband and two children, an insanely hyper dog, and three very spoiled cats.

5 Responses

  1. Karen Simpson.

    The shrew turned lover theme is really fun to read or watch- if on tv. Have seen it in several Highlander books- due to the clan atmosphere. Enjoy it. This looks fun.

    • Michelle McLean

      It’s definitely a fun concept 😀 I did a blog post for my tour about my top 5 favorite Taming of the Shrew adaptations. Have you seen the one that Moonlighting did (that show with Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd from forever ago)? Sooo funny! We watched it in my high school English class 😀

  2. Teresa Broderick

    I love that movie too and enjoyed the book. There’s just something about a highlander. I like reading about Scotland too.