To Marry a Scottish Laird [NOOK Book]

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New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands returns to the Highlands of Scotland in her hottest new historical romance yet!

Highlander Campbell Sinclair is no stranger to battle, so when he sees a lad attacked by bandits, he jumps into the fray. He didn't count on being stabbed. Grateful to the boy for nursing him back to health, Cam offers to accompany Jo safely to his destination. But when he accidentally comes across the lad bathing in ...

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Overview

New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands returns to the Highlands of Scotland in her hottest new historical romance yet!

Highlander Campbell Sinclair is no stranger to battle, so when he sees a lad attacked by bandits, he jumps into the fray. He didn't count on being stabbed. Grateful to the boy for nursing him back to health, Cam offers to accompany Jo safely to his destination. But when he accidentally comes across the lad bathing in the river, Cam discovers that Jo is actually Joan . . . with the most sinful of curves.

Joan promised her mother that she would deliver a scroll to the clan MacKay. But traveling alone is dangerous, even disguised as a boy. When a Scottish warrior lends his aid, she is more than relieved . . . until he surprises her with lingering kisses and caresses that prove her disguise hasn't fooled him. As their passion ignites, will the secrets of the scroll force a wedding . . . and lead to a love she's never known?

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Editorial Reviews

Romantic Times BOOKclub
“...a delight... sure to please.”
Romance Junkies
“Do not miss Ms. Sands’ latest delightful contribution to the literary world.”
Angela Knight
“A wickedly delicious romp— inventive, sexy and fun!”
Suzanne Enoch
“Lush, lively and romantic - Lynsay Sands hits all the right notes.”
Romantic Times on Taming the Highland Bride
“Sands again demonstrates her superb ability to write an exciting story full of intrigue and passion, while making the reader smile at the humor woven into the fabric of the romance.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062273581
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/24/2014
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 214
  • File size: 671 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.
Author biography courtesy of HarperCollins Publishers

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2014

    A New Laugh Filled Historical Romp

    Lydsay Sands writting is always light hearted and fun and this is no exception. Cam is a delightful switch from the dour brooding warrior typical of Scotish historicals. Joan the very typical healer, woman traveling as a boy, ect. gets to be not only not perfect but an incredible failure at times - so much fun. Watch out for the trouble, the villian is not who you think. This book is the second of a series, but stands alone with no problem.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2014

    Good read

    No, it's not high literature, but it provides laughter, heart warming intimacy, and some interesting surprises. My favorites of her historivals are Devil, Taming, and Hellion. This is not at that level, but I enjoyed.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 25, 2014

    This is the second book in her series "An English Bride in

    This is the second book in her series "An English Bride in Scotland". I gave the first book 3 stars because while I thoroughly enjoyed the light fluffy story line, the romance, and the mystery (despite the fact that Sands seems to be recycling plots like nobody's business), but I didn't like one very gratuitous aspect of the ending.




    Joan meets Campbell Sinclair when he saves her, and then she saves him in turn, from some bandits. Joan is on a quest to fulfill her deathbed promise to take a scroll to Lady and Laird MacKay, and is dressed like a boy and brutally beaten, so Campbell initially doesn't realize she is female. This is a common trope that I am not typically fond, but here Campbell's confusion only lasts long enough for him to learn to like and respect Joan, and the secret only lasts long enough for a few humorous moments. From then on, it is all heaving uncontrollable lusts, with the one addition that BOTH of the characters think about contraception. (pro-tip, it turns out that wild carrot seeds actually are and were used as a natural form of contraception). However, they get to MacKay and all the secrets come out, so naturally they have to get married, despite the fact that neither of them thinks the other wants to. When they get to Sinclair's awkwardness and hi-jinks ensue until the mystery is finally solved.




    This is a fun read full of pratfalls and misunderstandings and a bit of mystery. There were two twisty secrets, and I'll be honest, I didn't see either of them coming. I enjoyed both Joan and Campbell and I enjoyed getting to read about past characters. So, altogether I really did enjoy this book, and recommend to anyone who likes reading humorous and even slightly ridiculous historical romance, but it isn't going to be making my re-read shelf so I am giving it 3.5 stars.




    Also, while this is the second in a series, it should work well as a stand-alone as there is no overarching story arc.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2014

    Just okay.

    I generally like Ms. Sands stories but not much this time. I see most folks did like it but I thought it was just too trite and worn with very little excitement and a weak plot. Kat

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  • Posted July 21, 2014

    Worth more than 4 stars. Lynsay never disappoints. Lynsay never

    Worth more than 4 stars. Lynsay never disappoints. Lynsay never disappoints. Traveling alone, Joan dressed herself as a lad to protect herself but hadn’t counted on being attacked by thieves hoping for an easy score. When a big handsome Scotsman comes to her rescue and nearly dies for the effort, she stays with him, heals him, and without intending to, begins to fall in love with him.

    Life gets turned upside down for Cam Sinclair when he comes to the rescue of a young lad who nurses him back from a stab in the back, but then he’s thrown a curve or two after discovering young Jo is actually Joan. Soon he’s unable to resist the beautiful young woman pretending to be a boy. After spending two weeks on the road with her, he wants to keep her with him but instead, is rejected by her. When luck shines on him, he does what is expected of him only to wonder if he’s forced something upon her she still no longer wants. Things heat up in the bedroom as well as elsewhere, after strange accidents begin to happen around the castle. Someone is up to no good, but who is it and why?

    TO MARRY A SCOTTISH LAIRD by Lynsay Sands kept me glued to the pages from the beginning and once mysterious things start happening, I became intrigued with trying to figure out who the bad guy (or girl) was. In the beginning, I was a bit concerned with how quickly Joan gave up her virginity to Cam but then I got to thinking about it. If this was a contemporary romance and a young woman finding herself attracted to a gorgeous Scotsman did what Joan did, we would think it normal so why shouldn’t she act on her desires in a historical just as well. By assuming that Joan would never act on her desires even though she has no wish to marry or have children, leads us to believe that only a modern woman has sexual desires. Is there really any difference between a woman of today and a woman of days gone by? I don’t believe there is, and so I applaud Lynsay for giving Joan the desire for a man and the willingness to give in to it, while keeping her self-respect by refusing Cam when he wants to make her his mistress.

    Supported by a lively cast of secondary characters, both good and nasty, TO MARRY A SCOTTISH LAIRD by Lynsay Sands is a delight to read, Cam is a hero worth falling in love with, and Joan is a good model for all women – to thine own self be true.

    I highly recommend TO MARRY A SCOTTISH LAIRD by Lynsay Sands because it will make you think while allowing you to escape to a time gone by and the Highlands of Scotland. Do you need more reason than that?

    ***purchased this one for my personal reading, but am sharing my honest and unscripted review.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2014

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  • Posted July 12, 2014

    Joan is on a mission to carry out her mother's last wish. She is

    Joan is on a mission to carry out her mother's last wish. She is traveling alone to Scotland to deliver a message to someone. She doesn't know what it is about only that she has to do it. She is attacked and being beaten when a man saves her. After the attack she finds the man is injured and takes care of him. Cam awakes to find what he thinks is a lad has taken care of him. He tells him he will take him to his destination and help him out to return the favor He accidently discovers the lad is a girl. Joan soon finds she is attracted to him and when he makes a move she doesn't resist. When the message she delivers makes everything change they both have to decide if a marriage is what they really want and where to go from there.

    Joan is tough, rough around the edges and not used to fine things. She is a great healer and knows how to hunt for food. I really liked her as she knows she has faults and it does get her down at times. She doesn't like to force anyone to do what they don't want to do. Cam is great. He protects innocents and is a caring guy. It also helps he is a hot Scotsman! He doesn't know for sure how to show a lot of his feelings but in may ways he shows it through little things.

    This was a wonderful historical romance. It has a hot love that at times can seem sweet, a few mysteries to figure out, danger and much more. I am a fan of this authors and she didn't disappoint me in this new book at all. Cam is a character who will stick in your mind and make you want more of him. Joan also makes it great as she isn't a character that is weak or one that faints a lot. There is one of those in tis book but I liked her as well. There is also a evil well witch to put it nicely. I hated her and wanted to choke her. Without giving anything away I will say fans of historical romance will love this one and it is a must read!

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  • Posted July 11, 2014

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    A charming, lovely, romantic read, To Marry a Scottish Laird was

    A charming, lovely, romantic read, To Marry a Scottish Laird was a fantastic historical romance. I totally loved this book! It was sweet, enjoyable, and with a few surprises in store. I've adored every book I've read by this author and this one is no exception.

    Joan was a lovely heroine. She was strong and definitely wasn't a woman to be underestimated. She was determined and a genuinely kind heroine. My one issue with her was that I wish she hadn't let the jealous ladies get to her so easily. She was too easily convinced of her own insecurities. But, other than that, I really liked her.

    Cam was wonderful. He was so sweet and utterly adorable. He was strong, honorable, and protective of his loved ones. I totally loved him. He was perfect.

    The romance was a mix of sweet and hot. Joan and Cam were wonderful together. They had some issues with miscommunication and assuming things about each other at first. But, despite that, they were perfect together. And the chemistry between them was super hot. They literally couldn't keep their hands off of each other and there was plenty of steaminess. I thought they were great together.

    The plot was fast paced and I was hooked the entire way through. They mystery of who was trying to kill Joan was well done. It added some thrills and I never suspected who it turned out to be. And there were a couple other surprises along the way, especially the truth about Joan's family. I really enjoyed the story and the ending was perfect.

    To Marry a Scottish Laird was a brilliant historical romance! I absolutely loved this book. It was romantic, surprising, and truly enjoyable.  Romance lovers, this book is a must read.

    *I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2014

    Loved it

    Exceptional read

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  • Posted July 7, 2014

    Delightful To Marry A Scottish Laird is a sweet and delightful S

    Delightful
    To Marry A Scottish Laird is a sweet and delightful Scottish romance. I really enjoyed Campbell and Joan story. Even though I immediately guessed the villain in this book,( after reading Lynsay Sands previous Scottish romance books) the plots seem almost the same for me but I still loved this book and was happy that Annabel and Ross were in this book too. Thank you Lynsay Sands

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2014

    Loved

    Great as always however cheaper on amazon :-(

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2014

    Allie

    Im ba. I cum everywhere and scream when u force fewd me a drug to make me lactate.my breasts swell thirty dd. Next res.

    0 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2014

    Jason

    Ok

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