Taming the Highland Bride

Taming the Highland Bride

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by Lynsay Sands
     
 

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She was ready to let her heart run wild . . .

Merry Stewart has had enough! Enough of her brothers, whose behavior would make even the most improper lady blush. Enough of their Highland home, which would surely have fallen to ruin were it not for her. She dreams of escaping into the arms of her betrothed, Alexander d'Aumesbery—even though they haven't yet

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She was ready to let her heart run wild . . .

Merry Stewart has had enough! Enough of her brothers, whose behavior would make even the most improper lady blush. Enough of their Highland home, which would surely have fallen to ruin were it not for her. She dreams of escaping into the arms of her betrothed, Alexander d'Aumesbery—even though they haven't yet met. But when they do, Merry is devastated. It seems he's no better than the men in her family.

So beautiful, so brazen . . . From the moment he meets Merry, Alexander is determined to make her his. Desperate to convince her he's nothing like the members of her roguish clan, he will prove he is every bit the well-mannered gentleman. Yet, beneath it all beats a heart as intense and uncontrollable as hers. And finally, when his life is threatened, Merry realizes he's the husband she's been waiting for . . . and their passion becomes the one thing that cannot be tamed.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Library Journal
Sands's second book in her Medieval trilogy is a mixture of sexy romance and humor combined with an unfortunately stale story. When Merewen Stewart arrives at her betrothed's stronghold, Alexander d'Aumesbery is well into a whiskey-induced "recovery" for a sore tooth, convincing Merry that he's a drunk like her father and brothers. As their first weeks together don't prove otherwise, Marry's take-charge attitude-viewed by some as shrewish-comes on strong. As for Alex, he finds that his new wife's arrival coincides suspiciously with attempts on his life, which continue to dog him as they travel to visit his sister and her new husband. Though the road trip allows the couple to get familiar, overcome their differences, and come to love each other, the sparks that distinguish standard formula fare fail to materialize.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061344787
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/26/2010
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
222,773
Product dimensions:
4.16(w) x 6.84(h) x 1.07(d)

Meet the Author

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 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.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
London, Ontario
Place of Birth:
Leamington, Ontario
Website:
http://www.lynsaysands.net

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Taming the Highland Bride 4.2 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 134 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Since her mother died six years, Merewen "Merry" Stewart has been the chatelaine for her family. However, her biggest mission is dealing with her always angry intoxicated father and brothers. Watching them, she pledges to herself she will not marry a drunk. Her betrothed Alex d'Aumesberry sends for her. However, when she arrives she finds him as incapacitated with drink as her family. Merry is unaware that the blacksmith got his lord intoxicated in order to pull a bad tooth. When she sees him wake up every day with a hangover, Merry rejects marriage to Alex as she refuses to leave one set of drunks for another. However, he is kind to her and others and she realizes she never sees him imbibe. Merry soon believes someone with close access to Alex is trying to kill him; she investigates. This is an entertaining Highlander amateur sleuth romance starring a strong women and the beleaguered man she is supposed to wed. The fast-paced story line is owned by courageous Merry who refuses to go from the frying pan into the fire, but soon realizes something's afoot. Fans will relish this enjoyable historical romantic whodunit. Harriet Klausner
Tam79 More than 1 year ago
Can't say that this was my favorite book--was really mediocre. The plot was okay, the writting style was okay. Don't think I'll recommend this to anyone, in fact if I had this in hard copy instead of e-book I would sell it to get some of my money back. I've read Lynsay Sands's vampire series but really grew tired of the same plot line reapeated so many times and have read some of her historical romances before but I think this has solified that she is not the writer for me. Sorry Lynsay!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To get the full effect, please read the two other books in the trilogy. This is my personal favorite because of its addressing the challenges of alcoholism, trust, and transformative nature of love.
vickyl More than 1 year ago
I love this Author! I have laughed at every book. Please keep these coming and slow down on the "vampires books". Thanks for a fun read.
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Anonymous 3 months ago
Love all 3 books in this series and have re-read them many times
Anonymous 11 months ago
Enjoyed the book. Would read more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Over half of the book was about sots or drunkenness. Iwanted to say to get to the story. I know there is one here somewhere. I do like most of lynsay sands writings.
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This the fourth book I have read of Lynsays. I loved all of them! The thing I love the most about her books is they make me laugh out loud.They have all been really good stories that keep my interest.I have read alot af books all kinds and tons of Highland romance her books are the best.
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Obnoxious Heroine....................................................... She arives at her betroths castle and finds her intended about to pass put drunk. He actually was only drinking because he needed a tooth pulled---but she assumes he's a sot because she comes from a family of drunken sots. The next day she gets up goes into the training area dressed like a man and starts training his soldiers. She knows exactly what all their flaws are and he is suitably impressed. Which I found amazing since he just returned from several years fighting as a PROFESSIONAL SOLDIER. How did he survive without her?? And the men of course just hang on her every word she is so knowledgable. Give me a break. Even in this day and age women soldiers have to fight to get the same respect as men. In that time and era they would have thrown her on a bon fire. And good riddance. And if that wasn't stupid enough ---read about the wedding night. Another fiasco that she takes charge of. Not to mention she totally misses the fact that the stepmother is pure evil even when it is pointed out to her. Though why anyone would try to tell this know it all anything is beyond me. I'm a big Lynsay Sands fan and I couldn't even finish this book.
VeldaC More than 1 year ago
Another fantastic read from Lynsay Sands!  As in the Devil of the Highlands,  this book was funny, sexy and serious!
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