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The Highlander Takes a Bride
     

The Highlander Takes a Bride

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by Lynsay Sands
 

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A bold, seductive laird meets his passionate match in a scintillating Highland romance from New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands

Sword fighting, swearing, and riding astride come naturally to Saidh Buchanan. Simpering and holding her tongue— definitely not. Raised alongside seven boisterous brothers, Saidh has little interest in saddling

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A bold, seductive laird meets his passionate match in a scintillating Highland romance from New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands

Sword fighting, swearing, and riding astride come naturally to Saidh Buchanan. Simpering and holding her tongue— definitely not. Raised alongside seven boisterous brothers, Saidh has little interest in saddling herself with a husband . . . until she glimpses the new Laird MacDonnell bathing naked in the loch. Though she's far from a proper lady, the brawny Highlander makes Saidh feel every inch a woman.

She has an angel's looks, a warrior's temper, and seeks out his kisses with wanton eagerness. Little wonder that Greer is intrigued by his comely guest. When reckless desire overtakes them, he's more than willing to make an honest woman of her. But Saidh is the target of a hidden enemy, and Greer faces the battle of his life to safeguard the woman he wants above all others.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062273598
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
07/28/2015
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
91,070
Product dimensions:
4.27(w) x 6.74(h) x 0.81(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. Please visit her on the web at lynsaysands.net.

Brief Biography

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

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The Highlander Takes a Bride 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Strong characters and developed story. Intrigue and romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Entertaining, romance full of twists and turns. Overall plot was a bit "out there",but then again it is fiction.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Story line was just not believable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book! Love all lynsay sands books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hate to wait for Lynsay's books to be published. She is at the TOP of my go to author list. And once again, she creates magic! So glad I buy these books.
CrisConquers More than 1 year ago
Sexy and Suspenseful! There's just something about those Scots! And there's something even better about the way Lynsay Sands writes them. I've been a massive fan of hers for years and would likely consider her my favorite author. I honestly devoured THE HIGHLANDER TAKES A BRIDE and could not put it down. Saidh is a spirited, considerate, tom-boy heroine who knows how to hold her own even when surrounded by hulking warriors. Greer has never met anyone like her and they are both quickly swallowed up by the passion that consumes them. This book reads like the best combination of a historical romance and a whodunnit. Throughout the novel someone begins to target Saidh and until the very end I kept vasilating between who I thought was behind it. There are in fact multiple mysteries which keep you reevaluating and second guessing some of the characters. It keeps things fresh and interesting, not knowing who the couple can trust. Speaking of the couple, I don't know if I've ever mentioned how much I love naked encounters as a way of bringing lovers together in a romance. By which I mean, the heroine stumbling across the hero in the buff or vice versa. It's such a fantastic way of kindling that spark of attraction and making the characters come to terms with the way they react to one another. And the spark between Greer and Saidh is definitely there from the very beginning. The way the heat builds from encounter to encounter is a bit mesmerizing and part of the reason I just couldn't put the book down. To me, this novel has the perfect amount of sex, parceled out throughout the story, to keep the passion and intimacy between the heroes building and keep the reader enraptured through to the very end. I really admire the way that Lynsay Sands develops her characters and gives them such distinct traits that we can respect or scorn. Although this novel is part of a greater highlander series, it really does read more as a stand-alone and does not require any previous knowledge to enjoy. I absolutely loved THE HIGHLANDER TAKES A BRIDE, for so many little reasons I can't even explain and for the fact that it felt so intrinsically Lynsay Sands. There's just something about her books that I really respond to - between the resounding heat, the layers of suspense and the level of playfulness and intimacy she works into the lovers' interactions. If you love a good highlander historical that's hot as hell and will keep you guessing through to the end, definitely pick up a copy of THE HIGHLANDER TAKES A BRIDE. Disclaimer: I received this book free in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions shared are my own.
Anonymous 7 months ago
The book is funny , cute , bloody , with a bit of suspense and enjoyable to the end . A good book to read when you want a nice relaxing book to read
SusanFrank More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. Lynsay Sands always seems to come up with heroines who don't fit expectations and it makes for a really fun story. We find out early that Saidh has not had the usual girls' upbringing. As the youngest in her family, with seven older brothers, she spent far more time with them than doing girl things. So she learned to hunt, fight, use a sword, ride astride - everything that her brothers did. She also tends to speak bluntly and can curse with the best of them. In the prologue, Saidh witnesses something that her cousin does, but understanding the motivation covers it up. Four years later, while visiting a friend, she hears that Fenella has just been widowed for the fourth time in four years. Worried about her cousin, and the rumors swirling about her, Saidh rushes off to see her. Upon her arrival at the MacDonnell keep, she sees Fenella again for the first time in those four years. Though rather disgusted with Fenella's constant crying, she's pretty sure that she isn't guilty of killing her husbands. When Fenella begs her to stay for awhile, Saidh gives in, hoping to help her through her grief. She's also rather intrigued by the new laird, Greer MacDonnell, who she saw swimming naked in the nearby loch. While she's never been much interested in marriage, something about him rouses strange feelings in her. Greer became laird upon the death of his cousin. He hadn't expected it, as his cousin was a young man. Greer has spent years as a sword for hire, but he is determined to do his best as laird. He has some issues he has to deal with, not the least of which is his late cousin's wife. I don't blame him for staying as far away from her as he can. I also loved seeing him with his squire, Alpin, who at nine years old has very definite opinions of the proper behavior for a laird and has no problem with lecturing Greer about his responsibilities. His first sight of Siadh sends him running because he knows his intense physical reaction to her isn't appropriate, but his first conversation with her leaves him wanting more. I loved seeing Greer and Saidh together. They are so much alike that it is no wonder the chemistry between them is off the charts. Saidh has no feminine wiles thanks to her brothers. I loved her lack of filter when talking to him, and that she doesn't defer to him just because he's a man. I also liked that, while she may be innocent, she isn't naive, and gives as good as she gets when he kisses her. It was fun to see him try to keep control and fail every time. When he realized that resisting wasn't an option, he took steps right away to make sure that her reputation is protected. The arrival of her brothers in reaction to his letter was hysterical, and her reaction was even better. I loved her comments on being "ruined" and how she stood up to her brothers. I loved the growing of their relationship, as it is built not just on their attraction but also on the obvious respect and liking that they have for each other. I especially liked seeing how much Greer enjoyed Saidh's uniqueness. Once the wedding happened things started getting really interesting. Saidh survived a couple of attacks on her, escaping the second one only because of Alpin's actions. No one could figure out why she was being attacked, though her brothers were sure that she had made someone mad. I was sure I knew who it was for most of the book, but then questions were raised about that likelihood. During the last few chapters my suspicions
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book!!!!! In some ways I could relate to protective brothers, I too grew up with 5 older brothers and more male cousins. She was so cute and honest. The story was exceptional!!!!! Highly Recommend!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved Saidh & her humor!!! Enjoy
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Loved it
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story line was great but I didn't like how the book was edited.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book very much . It appears Ms. Sands has gotten over her contempt for women. This young lady was independent and strong rather than silly and stupid. I enjoyed characters that spoke their minds and hearts. Wonderfully well written
julieford More than 1 year ago
The Highlander Takes a Bride is a wonderfully written story about a tomboy, tough as nails heroine and a hero who is adjusting to a life that he never expected. Greer never expected to become Laird MacDonnell but when his cousin dies while swimming he becomes the laird. Saidh Buchanan finds out that her cousin's 4th husband has just died and goes to visit her to determine if she is behind the deaths. Saidh comes across Greer swimming and boldly watches him. The sparks that develop between the two of them ignite into passion. After the two marry, Saidh becomes the target of a murder and several attempts are made on her life. They work together to uncover the murderer and the love and respect just grows.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
#3 in the "Highlander" series, but can be read a stand alone. Bold, seductive, with a bit of hilarity mixed thoughout and told with Ms. Sands' usual aplomb. Fast paced, adventure filled with a bit of mystery, suspense, passion and romance. Of course, where there's romance there's gotta be love. Fans of historical romance, Scotland, scandalous leading ladies and alpha Highlander, will enjoy this tale with a few twists and turns added in for good measure. Ms. Sands hasn't lost her touch in fascinating her fans as well as entertaining them. Well done! A must read and another hit for Ms. Sands. *Received for an honest review from the publisher via Edelweiss* Rating: 4.5 Heat rating: Mild Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
ReadingInPajamas More than 1 year ago
✦Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: The Highlander Takes a Bride (Highlander, Book 3) by Lynsay Sands http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2QJ Publication Date: July 28, 2015 Genre: Historical Romance Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Cori Rated: 4 Stars REVIEW: This was such a fun book! The Highlander Takes a Bride is the third book Lynsay Sands' Scottish Highlander Series but each book is a standalone and you do not need to read the first two book before picking up this one. The Highlander Takes a Bride was a sexy and fun Scottish romance that captured and held my attention. I really enjoyed it! Lynsay Sands always delivers hot romance with humor and great characters. I love her paranormal romances as well. She has a great writing style that is easy to read and I always get swept up in the worlds she creates. I highly recommend this series for historical romance lovers looking for hot Scottish romances that will make you smile.  *Review copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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def618 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book very much. It is the third in a series but can be read on its own. The heroine has 7 brothers and can hold her own against anyone. While visiting her recently widowed cousin, she falls in love with and marries the new laird. But someone is not happy about that. Read it to find out who. No plot spoilers from me.
gaele More than 1 year ago
I’ve not read any of this author’s titles, but my love for historicals brought me the opportunity to read The Highlander Takes a Bride and I thoroughly enjoyed the read. Saidh Buchanan is the only girl in a family full of men: she’s skilled with a sword and fighting, rides like a man with breeches under her gown, and is determined to not marry. Her cousin Fenella is mourning the death of her fourth husband in four years, and Saidh feels it important to visit and lend support. Greer is the unexpected heir to the MacDonnell clan, with the death of his cousin Allen. A former mercenary fighter, Greer is not comfortable with the new position, but an honorable man through and through, he will do his duty and protect those under his roof. Together these two are so clever and well-matched: Saidh is plain-spoken and often blunt, with a good heart and a solid sense of who she is. Greer is not one for flowery phrases, but the attraction he has for Saidh hits him like a brick, and he will not ruin the young girl, despite her determination to be ruined. Fun and funny: even when Saidh’s life is jeopardized by a surprising corner, the invasion of the Buchanan brothers and one young squire who acts like an elderly parson even as he is wholly loyal to his laird Greer and his new lady. While not a new or unfamiliar trope, Sands uses humor and description (Saidh climbing Greer like a kitten) are clever and funny, bringing easy visuals with moments to laugh. The tension and build for danger is apparent, and the scenes with the brothers, Greer and Saidh are laugh out loud for their commotion, posturing for supremacy and Saidh’s easy and offhanded way of managing / lording over her brothers. With plenty of moments to steam up the read as Greer and Saidh enjoy their alone time, the emotional connection between the two is built with solidity, feeling both plausible and possible. I’ve now got to read the earlier books in the series! I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny and sweet with an ending I didn't see coming.
Sailon More than 1 year ago
The Highlander Takes A Bride is a wickedly sensual but sweet historical romance. Saidh, raised by her brothers, has little fear and is ready to take on anyone that gets in her way. Greer is a reluctant Laird that is taken by the unconventional Saidh. Saidh and Greer made a perfect couple with strong chemistry and a burning passion for life. When Saidh’s life is threatened it will take everything they have just to stay alive. The Highlander Takes A Bride is one part delightfully sweet, one part delightfully spicy then turn in an unexpected villain and it makes a highly entertaining read. I received this ARC copy of The Highlander Takes A Bride from Avon in exchange for a honest review.