Taming the Highland Bride [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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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: 9780061966330
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/26/2010
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 18,116
  • File size: 604 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 January 22, 2010

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    entertaining Highlander amateur sleuth romance

    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

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 17, 2010

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    Review of Taming of the Highland Bride

    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!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 6, 2010

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    Awesome

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2013

    I love lynsay sands

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2013

    Obnoxious Heroine...............................................

    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.

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  • Posted May 10, 2013

    Another fantastic read from Lynsay Sands!  As in the Devil of th

    Another fantastic read from Lynsay Sands!  As in the Devil of the Highlands,  this book was funny, sexy and serious!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2012

    Good book

    Good rea

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 17, 2011

    Great - must read!

    While I haven't read her vampire series, this series and how she connects the stories enough to make you really want to read all of them. I am a fan!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 30, 2010

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    Scottish Men Rock!

    I didn't know if I would enjoy historical romance books because I love the vampire/supernatural book best but I did really like them. I read Ms. Sands vampire series and enjoyed her writing so I tried this book.
    The Scots in the book are hot and I love story line.

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  • Posted April 14, 2010

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    Loved this Scottish tale!!!

    Merry has a bunch of drunks for a family & grows tired of them. She has to run the castle, because these men in the family are incapable. The drunk men in the family are tired of Merry & decide it's time she's wedded off. Thus, begins are Scottish tale & young Alexander walks into her life - drunk!!! This was a fun loving tale with suspense & romance! I loved it & needed to read all three of her Scottish tales, besides all the Vampire stories too!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2010

    did not dissapoint

    I alwys enjoy Lynsay sands. did not dissapoint. glad she went back to her historical romances. her vampire novels have been getting a little boring.

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  • Posted March 13, 2010

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    This book will take u out of your own world while your reading it and i loved that.

    It was a wonderful book, i loved it and bought it! I dont care for her vampire books, but Alexandra Ivy can write some great vampire books.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    cute

    This was a cute romance novel with one hilarious part.

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  • Posted February 15, 2010

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    Anoterh Good One

    I really enjoyed this mystery romance set in the highlands. It was funny as well as intense. A young girl forced to take care of everything due to her families inability handle their alcohol. Then she is pushed into the hand of her betrothal only to find that he also portrays the essence of a drunkard. As time passes, they both come to trust and love only another as events unravel. I was particularly glad to see that Merry finally found peace with her new husband! I'm just hoping Cade will be able to tame down her father and brothers upon his return. Looking forward to the next book.

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