“What more could New York Times bestselling author Karen Hawkins’s fans desire” than the “sharp repartee, clever plotting, memorable characterization, and sizzling sexual tension” (RT Book Reviews) of her sparkling Oxenburg Princes fairy tale romance series?
Nikolai Romanovin, a royal prince of Oxenburg, has travelled to the deepest wilds of Scotland to rescue his grandmother the Grand Duchess, who was abducted while visiting an old friend in the Highlands. Wanting to avoid an international incident, Nik plans to quietly slip into enemy territory disguised as a groom at Castle Cromartie. But his plans go awry when he falls under the cool gray gaze of the laird’s daughter.
Pragmatic and clever, Ailsa Mackenzie has been left in charge of the family estate and her unruly grandmother in her father’s absence. Something about the new groom catches her eyes, and makes her think he’s not who he pretends to be—and even more shockingly, stirs her senses. Is it his obviously educated manners? His arrogant, non-servant-like presence? It’s certainly not his towering, powerful form, or slumberous, inviting green eyes!
After confronting the imposter and learning the truth, Ailsa agrees to help Nik—for she, too, understands difficult relatives and would do anything for family. Soon their secret partnership leads to growing respect, searing kisses, and then something far more perilous. And when their quest turns dangerous, Ailsa and Nik must discover this unknown enemy while facing the dangerous demands of their own unruly hearts.
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A charming conclusion to The Oxenburg Princes series!
Plain of face, but strong of will, Lady Ailsa is determined to find out who kidnapped her guest, the Grand Duchess Natasha, without the help of Prince Nikolai, Natasha's grandson.
Equally determined to do things his way, Nik disguises himself as a groom so he can slip away from his negotiations without anyone knowing so he can rescue his grandmother himself.
Ailsa quickly sees through his disguise and is determined to thwart him in his quest so that she can uphold her family's honor.
What neither expected was to actually like each other!
This book is a fun tale of intrigue, humor, and passion, with a surprise twist! I highly recommend this terrific book, whether you have read the rest of the series or this is the first Karen Hawkins book you pick up!
I was given an advanced copy. All opinions expressed are my own.
Mad for Plaid is the third book in the Oxenburg Princes series and features the often mentioned Crown Prince Nikolai Romanovin, or Nik to those who really know him, and strong willed Scottish Lass Ailsa Mackenzie. She needs to prove that she’s capable of caring for her family home which becomes increasingly hard when two of her elderly guests, including the Grand Duchess Natasha Romanovin, are abducted. Nik is in the middle of tricky negotiations that require him to show the world his care-free, playboy Prince persona that is until his Tata Natasha is abducted and he must team up with Ailsa to save the prisoners and each other in the process. Hawkins always does such a wonderful job of creating a world you can see and feel and she out does herself with Mad for the Plaid; making you feel as if you are actually on the cold and snowy roads of Scotland with our rescue party. Her trademark wit and gift for characters that are so layered you instantly fall in love with them are on full display in this excellent story. She also throws in a mystery that will have you guessing until the very end. This is a must read for any Karen Hawkins fan!
Great end to the series
Karen Hawkins has created another exciting and fun romance with mystery and suspense that keep you hooked throughout the book.
Prince Nikolai is the heir of Oxenburg. He leaves his grandmother, Tata Natasha, with a friend in Scotland. While there his grandmother goes missing.
Lady Alisa is the youngest Mackenzie. She is witty, smart and manages her fathers estate. When Tata Natasha goes missing from her family's estate, she decides to try and rescue her. She is my favorite heroine in this series.
I laughed so much reading this book. The romance is sweet and the banter between them is witty and fun. I absolutely loved it.
Mad For The Plaid is the third book in the Oxenburg Princes series by Karen Hawkins. It can be read as a stand-alone but I highly recommend the first two books in series (The Prince Who Loved Me and The Prince And I).