The Hellion and the Highlander [NOOK Book]

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Only one man could set her heart ablaze . . .

Lady Averill Mortagne learned to control her fierce temper as a young girl. But if her father insists on parading her before one more English lord who looks askance at her flame-colored hair, she'll simply scream! Her only respite is the time she spends with Kade Stewart, the wounded Scot her brother brought home from the Crusades. Who could have imagined a Highland warrior would be the only ...

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Overview

Only one man could set her heart ablaze . . .

Lady Averill Mortagne learned to control her fierce temper as a young girl. But if her father insists on parading her before one more English lord who looks askance at her flame-colored hair, she'll simply scream! Her only respite is the time she spends with Kade Stewart, the wounded Scot her brother brought home from the Crusades. Who could have imagined a Highland warrior would be the only gentleman around?

Lady Averill helped save his life, and for that Kade is truly grateful. She is also almost unbearably beautiful, but he could never subject such a sweet and gentle lady to the rough life of a Stewart laird's bride . . . or could he? When she braves an unexpected danger by his side, Averill will prove to Kade that her heart is as fiery as her hair . . . and that submitting to their scorching passion would be heaven indeed.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061976438
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/23/2010
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 16,479
  • File size: 670 KB

Meet the Author

Lynsay Sands

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 are occasional uncontrollable fits of laughter, that’s just a big bonus.

Biography

Born in Southern Ontario, Lynsay Sands is the New York Times bestselling author of the Argeneau Vampire series. She has written more than 34 books and anthologies since her first novel was published in 1997. Her romantic comedies span three genres—historical, contemporary, and paranormal—and have made the Waldenbooks, Barnes & Noble, USA Today, and New York Times bestseller lists.

Lynsay's books are read in more than twelve countries and have been translated into at least six languages. She's been a nominee for both the Romantic Times Best Historical Romance Award and the Romantic Times Best Paranormal Romance Award, was nominated and placed three times in the RIO (Reviewers International Organization) Awards of Excellence, and has several books on All About Romance's Favorite Funnies list.
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Good To Know

1.) I started The Deed (my first romantic comedy and the first book to be published) a year after my mother's death. I was very close to my mother and the year following her death was about the most miserable time imaginable. But then I decided I was tired of being down and unhappy, and looked around for something to lift my spirits and make me laugh. When I couldn't find anything, I decided to sit down and write my own. It worked! Emmalene and Amaury's antics in The The Deed had me chuckling as I wrote.
2.) I met my husband in New York in July 2003. I was there because of the RWA conference and he was there on vacation. The first day there we kept running into each other and chatting in front of the hotel, and then he asked to join our group (it was very brave of him. He was the lone male amongst six or seven women, lol). He's a Brit and I'm Canadian and the first two months of our relationship were conducted by phone as well as over the internet. Our first date was a week in New York in September, followed by three weeks in England. He then came to Canada in both November and December, the first time to propose and the second time for Christmas with my family and then to take me back to England with him for New Years. I lived in Northern England for two years. We married in New York and now live in Canada.
3.) I was writing about my husband before I met him. Single White Vampire came out in September 2003 and I took a copy with me to England when I went for the three weeks. I walked into my now-hubby's house to find at least six months worth of mail unopened and stacked up on a shelf inside the front door. When I stopped dead, eyes going wide with shock and asked "My God. That's mail. You don't open your mail?" He looked embarrassed and muttered some explanation about bills automatically being paid by the bank so no need to open those and everything else was unsolicited and he couldn't be bothered. When I burst out laughing, he started to frown and said "What?" My response was to dig out the copy of Single White Vampire and hand it over with the suggestion he read it. The mail thing wasn't the only similarity he had to Lucern Argeneau. There are many more and when he sat down to read the book, he kept stopping and turning a rather startled and even suspicious gaze my way and muttering that this sounded familiar" or that did. I had to point out that it really was coincidence, that I had written that story at least nine months before meeting him. LOL.
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  • Posted February 10, 2010

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    The story line is exciting and fast-paced

    Averill Montgagne nurses comatose Kade Stewart who saved her brother Will when both were prisoners for three years. When Kade talks to her, she knows he is healing after two weeks of being unconscious. He got them along with his cousin Ian and two others out of the Infidel prison and to England only to be hurt when their boat crashed.

    He learns three men have rejected his nurse; her dad has arranged for another oaf to meet her. She has red hair and the devil's mark on her cheek as well as she stammers when nervous. Will tells Kade the English reject her due to her stammer and hair color. Kade likes Averill, but she lacks the spirit he needs when he challenges his drunkard dad for the laird of Stewart. Her dad hides her hair and mark and makes her drunk so she will not stammer when she meets Lord Seawell who is nasty to Averill. When his mom calls her ugly and he agrees, she punches him in the nose and pukes all over them before leaving.

    Kade tells Will he will marry Averill. He tells her she is pretty and they agree to marry. After the wedding, she is nervous over the bedding so he uses fruit to relax her before they make love. They leave for Stewart with Will and his men as their escorts. The place is a disaster as his father and two brothers are drunks. Averill adds drops to their whisky making them puke whenever they drink while someone tries to kill Kade, but had not counted on his ferocious wife.

    The story line is exciting and fast-paced as the lead couple is a nice pairing since he enjoys her clever mind. The humor involving to tup or not to tup adds fun to an entertaining historical although the villain once revealed proves to be a weak character.

    Harriet Klausner

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 25, 2011

    Excellent Read!!!

    Enjoyed very much, Highly Recommend!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 21, 2013

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    OMG this book was HILARIOUS! The whole discussion of the "p

    OMG this book was HILARIOUS! The whole discussion of the "piffle" had me crying I was laughing so hard! I have dubbed poor Averill "Calamity Jane"...the more she tried the worse the situations became. (much to my delight and amusement!) This book just makes me LOVE Lynsay all the more!(

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  • Posted April 5, 2013

    I'd like to start by saying that I'm typically a massive Sands f

    I'd like to start by saying that I'm typically a massive Sands fan and have read pretty much everything she's released since her first Argenou novel. However, this book was just kind of so-so for me. While I found the beginning of it quite sweet and I really enjoyed the beginning parts of their falling for one another, once they've actually married, the story kind of fell flat for me. I felt like the whole 'someone is trying to kill him everywhere he goes and it's someone you know' is getting kind of over-killed in this little trilogy she has. (ie the first book of the series "Devil of the Highlands") I didn't feel connected with the characters after they left, or the plotline.

    It felt kind of like a sweet love story and then like the plot line was an after thought, and when it got thrown in, the romance was forgotten. Sands' normally steamy scenes were pretty much gone for me as well. I don't know if it's because I've read so much of her work that it's just seeming repetitive or if it was just simply bland, but I was fairly disappointed by the end of the book. It was an okay read, but not worth re-reading for me. (I also wish I had gotten it from the library rather than bought it)

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  • Posted March 19, 2013

    Charming........................................................

    Charming..........................................................
    Sweet story-----------except for the fact someone is trying to kill him. And he's from a highly dysfunctional family. But not to worry she has his back. Pretty good read. I'd try the rest of the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2013

    LOVED IT!

    This was such a good and funny read! *spoiler alert!*: I hope Ian's story is next!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    Gray book!!

    Love the historical series!

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  • Posted November 30, 2012

    Sweet!

    I love the entire series. Her heroes are often misunderstood and her heroines are often smart and feisty.

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  • Posted December 3, 2011

    Very Good

    This is the story of Kade Stewart, missing brother of Merry from Taming the Highland Bride. Where Taming the Highland Bride leaves off, this book picks up. We find out what has been going on in Kade's life and follow his story line as he takes a wife.
    Lynsay Sands is an excellent writer. I loved her vampire books and was surprised that her historical romance books were just as great.

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  • Posted October 27, 2010

    Fun, if cheesy, Scottish Romance!

    a bit cliche, but I loved it anyway.

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  • Posted April 22, 2010

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    An unexpected love arises!

    I loved this third book of Lynsay Sands! I love how these books tell there own story, but then intertwine too. I loved the new highland warrior! He was strong, determined, honest & caring. He unexpectedly falls for his best friends sister while healing after an accident. And the sister Averill is the last to know about Kades feelings. Even her brother knows. But it takes another man to call upon her to bring out all these pent up feelings of Kades out into the open. You won't be disappointed in these series of books and the Argeneau series!

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  • Posted April 19, 2010

    Another great story

    I love Lyndsay Sands as a writer, she is a wonderful story teller that can pull you into a story and let you get lost for hours. This story is an flawless continuation in a favoritee series that continues to tie the lives and stories of this family together to paint a full picture of a loving and often offbeat family. I find them very entertaining and enjoy each new addition 'to the family'. A nice way to spend a rainy afternoon.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2010

    The Hellion and the Highlander

    I really enjoyed this book. Ms. Sands has a way of entertaining a reader into pure delight. I love to read about her Alpha Highlander Kade. He goes through a lot with someone trying to kill him. Ms. Sands has some twists so you don't know who it is until she reveals it. The woman Kade falls in love with is a strong character but yet she has doubts about herself and studers when she becomes nervous. The characters are believable and you feel you are experiencing everything as they are in the story.

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  • Posted March 11, 2010

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    'The Hellion and the Highlander' is a fast-paced highland escapade with some great twists and turns to keep you flipping through the pages.

    I am not regular with Lynsay Sands, having only read a selected few of her historical novels and none of her more well known paranormal contemporary books like her Argeneau Vampire Series. I have read the other two books linked to this one - Devil of the Highlands and Taming the Highland Bride - and enjoyed them both. However, this book lacked that little something extra that would make me want to keep it on my book self. That is not to say that I didn't enjoy the read, it just wasn't one of my favorites.

    The plot moved quickly, getting right into the story, which is an element I liked about this book. Too often you look up, its page 212, and you are just getting into the main theme or plot of the book. The love story is nice, a luke warm kinda nice, but not the fan-myself heat you get with other books and that is not a bad thing. I think it was well suited to the storyline and the characters.

    Our hero Kade is a sensitive, caring man yet still the strong Scottish warrior we expect. It is not often that we find a leading man who works hard to raise the self-esteem of his lady. Averill, our heroine, is a pleasant mix of the shy and unsure paired with a backbone of steel and some hidden depth. That being said however, I did not feel the character development made you want to become part of the story. You did not really feel any empathy for the characters or their plight.

    The intimate scenes in this book are very few but still a little steamy. I would give this book a 8.5 out of 10 on my Sexy Scale. (10 being very graphic in sexy content - 1 being so tame there isn't even a real kiss. ok, well maybe a chaste one)

    Overall, this was not a book I would read again but would recommend to anyone who enjoys a historical set in Scotland. I give this book a 3 out of 5 overall. Check out Lynsay's website for a listing of all her previous and upcoming titles.

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  • Posted March 5, 2010

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    I Also Recommend:

    Virgin Hellion

    I found this book to be absolutely hilarious!!! Poor Kade just can't seem to catch a break even though he strives to do the honorable thing. Captured at war only to escape and experience a bash to the head which leaves him unconscious for several weeks at his friend's keep. Upon waking, Kade is introduced to the soothing voice of Averill (Will's sister). Instantly both characters are drawn to each other which leads to a happy marriage of fierce passion and spirit! As with the other two books in this series, someone is always out to kill the main characters. I have to say that this was the only part of the book I found disappointing. I was kind of hoping that if she plans to stick to this theme that she find more inventive ways to attack the main character. If you like a little mystery intertwined with love then this is the book for you! Check our the previous books in this series as well.

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