Monday, February 6, 2017

Falling for the Highlander

 If Dougall’s not careful, this Scot might just end up tying the knot…

Highlander #4
Lynsay Sands
Releasing Jan 31st, 2017
Avon Books

If there’s one thing Lady Murine will not abide, it’s her virtue being handed over to the highest bidder. When her scoundrel brother does just that—in exchange for a few Scottish horses, no less—she’s appalled, but she refuses to stand by and let it happen. She’s determined to take matters into her own hands, even if it means braving the countryside alone—or worse, with a tempting Scot by her side.

Dougall set out to sell a few horses to an English lord; he never expected he’d help smuggle a beautiful fugitive back to Scotland instead. When her brother offered Lady Murine for a few horses, Dougall was disgusted and promptly turned him down. But encountering the runaway lass on the road out of town sets something pounding in Dougall’s heart. There’s something about this fierce woman that makes him want to do more than just help her escape. He wants to protect her—with his life and his heart.

If Dougall’s not careful, this Scot might just end up tying the knot…

Lady Murine Carmichael resigned herself to a life of spinsterhood after her greedy half-brother gambled away her dowry, but that wasn’t the worst of it. When a Scot comes to their castle with horses for sale and her half-brother has no coin, he offers Murine in place of money.

Dougall Buchanan is a Scot with horses for sale. When the buyer tells him he has no money, Dougall is shocked and appalled to be offered the use of the man’s sister instead. Disgusted, he and his brothers set off, only to stumble upon a runaway riding a bull. The fact that said runaway is the beautiful Lady Murine obligates him to offer protection.

This is the first book I’ve read by this author and won’t be the last. I loved the chemistry between the characters. Each was well developed and kept me reading. The plot had enough twist to keep me interested. I did find a couple spots with slower pacing, but they were short lived. Overall, this was a good read and I would love to read more by this author.
Four stars.

Lynsay Sands is the nationally bestselling author of the Argeneau/Rogue Hunter vampire series, as well as numerous historicals and anthologies. She's been writing stories since grade school and considers herself incredibly lucky to be able to make a career out of it. Her hope is that readers can get away from their everyday stress through her stories, and if there's occasional uncontrollable fits of laughter, that's just a big bonus. Please visit her on the web.

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