Review: Falling for the Highlander by Lynsay Sands + Giveaway
About the Book:
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…
I really enjoyed The Highlander Takes a Bride and love highlander books in general so I jumped on this one. Lynsay Sands definitely has a flair for writing a fun, steamy historical romance and this book had me laughing out loud at certain points.
The main reason I didn’t rate this book higher was I never found myself really in love with either Dougall or Murine. Dougall is by no means a bad hero but I didn’t really see why he was any more attractive than his brothers to Murine. His brothers were the ones who were always more thoughtful about what Murine may need like a new dress to replace her destroyed ones or had more insight into how she was feeling. I know it’s not an unusual state for the hero to be baffled by these sorts of things but since Dougall didn’t do much else to rise about his brothers it did baffle me a little.
I liked Murine more though the fainting did get on my nerves a bit at the beginning. She grew on me when she saves the brothers during a fire showing her grit and brains. I really like when a heroine isn’t just a sit there and fret type of person.
The story line kept me interested throughout the entire book though the villain is pretty obvious and there weren’t any twists or turns. I think it was really the style of Lynsay Sands writing that kept me engrossed. I am hoping to see the other Buchanan brothers get their own story, in particular Aulay.