Bedding the Highlander

Bedding the Highlander

by James Patterson, Sabrina York

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316466981
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 03/07/2017
Series: Bookshots Flames
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 82,046
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Her Royal Hotness, Sabrina York, is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of steamy, humorous romance. Her titles range from sweet and snarky to scorching romance--historical, contemporary, and paranormal. Visit her webpage at to check out her books, excerpts, and contests.


Palm Beach, Florida

Date of Birth:

March 22, 1947

Place of Birth:

Newburgh, New York


B.A., Manhattan College, 1969; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1971

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Bedding the Highlander 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
gaele More than 1 year ago
Oh WHEN will these men learn to Never Send a Brother to fetch a bride? It never ends well for the prospective groom... A long history of feuding between the KIllans and the Rannochs, much of it fueled by the Killans and their refusal to parlay, behave and play nicely. But, the Duke of Glencoe has had enough of it all, and declares that Kate, daughter of the Killan clan laird and Ben, clan laird of the Rannochs are to wed. He thinks (and all the players believe) that this is a hopeful wish, and one not meant to come true because of the Killans, but everyone is, ostensibly, willing to try Because of the history between them, Ben dispatches his brother Kirk to fetch Kate from the Rannochs, on arriving Kirk and Brodie are met with a seemingly empty yet highly fortified castle, and forced to wait for entry. An empty keep, save for a young groom sent to tend the horses, leave them uneasy, and the revelations to come are no better. From the Laird trying to foist of a Catherine, as one daughter is much the same as another, to the claim that the Katherine they seek has fled, and should they find her would need a leash to control her, Kirk is frustrated, empty-handed and more than relieved for his brother, believing that the Katherine they were sent to fetch was both untenable and difficult, with a tongue and temper matched only by her flaming red hair. Oh WHEN will these men learn to Never Send a Brother to fetch a bride? It never ends well for the prospective groom, even as the brothers always seem to find the perfect one for themselves, and again, Kirk will upstage Ben (unknowingly) in claiming the pretty little red-haired girl for his own. As Kate and her sister Elise have run from their family, where they always felt less than wanted, needed or safe. Women of the day were simple pieces in the game of power, and Kate, unwilling to be a pawn, has run, believing the struggles they will face are minor hiccups compared to the daily task of living where they were little more than chattel. Now, the romance here is wonderful, as Kate, for the first time in her life, feels safe and regarded with respect from a man. Too bad, she and Elise together hatched the plan for her to seduce Kirk, thus ensuring his brother would end their engagement. She never quite expected to find the security and interest in Kirk that she did. York carefully plots and plans the story so every moment is laden with meaning: from an errant (or not so) touch to growling complaint, the unspoken is as clear and precise as the dialogue: witty and fast paced banter, a clever reveal of Kate’s true identity and regard, and the gradual growth of both Kate and Elise as they realize that not all men are like their father and brothers, and their bone-deep hatred for the Rannochs is misplaced. Packing this story with characters that arrive and present themselves willingly and openly, the story quickly unfolds and reveals its secrets, leaving you cheering for Kirk and Katherine, and clamoring for more for Ben, Brodie and Elise. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: al conclusions are my own responsibility.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not much character development
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Kirk Rannoch has been ordered by the Duke to bring back the daughter of his family’s enemy, Lady Katherine Killin, to marry his brother. When he gets there, he finds that she has ran off to avoid being taken. While on their way back, he and his friend stop two women from stealing from them. Looks like he might have found who he was looking for. I really liked this book. I read through it pretty quickly. I loved the main characters as well as the side characters. I can’t wait to read more from this series. **I voluntarily read and reviewed this book
Historical_Romance_Lover More than 1 year ago
Sent to fetch his brother's betrothed, Kirk never imagined he would meet that woman that would make him want to settle down. But when he finds out that the woman he's fallen for is not the maid of his brother's betrothed, but the woman herself, what will he do. This was a great, quick read! I really liked Kirk and could see how Katherine fell for him so quickly. Her family was horrible to her, so it was nice to see her fine someone that would be so good to her. Definitely another great one from York! I'm definitely going to have to read more of Patterson's BookShots series. It will be a way to find other great authors by getting a taste of their work.
Jane_Pike More than 1 year ago
The unwilling couple There's nothing ladylike about Katherine Killin. She's a spitfire who cannot be tamed. To rid himself of her, and to honor a truce set by the Duke of Glencoe, her father agrees to wed her to his clan's mortal enemy, Ben Rannoch. But when Katherine meets the enticingly masculine Kurt Rannoch, brother of her betrothed, she suddenly craves domination. Katherine Ann Killin did not have it easy with the men of the house and now she is ordered to marry a sworn enemy, the leader of the clan Rannoch, a man that she despises nearly as much as her own kin. Kirk had been sent to pick up his brothers betrothed, he did not expect the Killin clan to be friendly, but he feels betrayed when he is not able to collect the bride to be. After meeting an exquisite female angel on the street, he tries to help and is completely smitten with her, not so much with her company. A shame that both women are hiding something. Katherine is determined to escape their rescuers and also the unwanted marriage. Can both find something they never looked after? I read the book in no time, because it kept me on edge. The story is developing over time and just leaves you cringing and with laughter. You feel sorry at one time for the women and the next for the men. While they get closer you are aware that in the end they can’t be together. At the same time you want Katherine to be safe and far away from her home. Can the Ranochs and Killins fnd peace through a forced marriage? Can the couple find happiness or is it all doomed from the beginning? Will Katherine learn how men should really treat women and finally find a new home for herself? Sorry to say that the clan Killin is an example of how you want your book heroes not to be, but they are unfortunately a picture of that time. Passion and emotion are flaring hot in that book and it never left me wanting, besides, hopefully, the next book. I can recommend the book for everyone who likes a wonderful highland romance.
BookReview4you More than 1 year ago
Bedding the Highlander 'Bedding the Highlander' by Sabrina York is the story of Kate and Kirk. Kate and her sister are trying to escape from their father and his plan to marry them to men they fell are beast! So they go on the run on foot but when they try to steel some horses they find they have run into Kirk who has come to take Kate to her her soon to be husband. Kirk is the brother of the man she is to marry. Kate and her sister do not tell them who they are at first. Kirk is pretty smart and their shouldn't be to many red headed ladies on the run! Kate and Kirk are both attracted to each other right from the start. But Kate is trying to protect her and her sister from their own family... much less this new family she is to be married into. But Kirk has away with him that opens Kate up to starting to trust him and other people. I am in love with Ms. York's Historical this was an easy read that did not disappoint. I liked the main and secondary characters which adds to the enjoyment of this story. "My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily
CrystalCB More than 1 year ago
Bedding the Highlander is a relatively short story that is packed full of action, drama, and those oh so steamy scenes are Her Royal Hotness does with flare that is all her own. I started this book directly after finishing another story. I had intentions of just reading a few pages to meet the characters before getting out of my nice hot bath. Well that didn't happened. Sabrina York grabbed my attention on the first page and I kept reading all the way to the end. I could not put this book down. Katherine Killin has not had the easiest life. I don't want to go into too much detail here. There is a lot behind this young lady's story that makes for one really dramatic read. I really liked Katherine and her sister. They are both strong independant ladies with a perfect amount of sass. Kirk Rannoch is sent to bring his brother's betrothed home. It sounds like a relatively easy mission right? They have to enter the territory of their bitter and sworn enemy to get the job done. Kirk is a hot highlander that knows how to handle each situation they encounter. From that point on nothing really goes the way it is suppose to. There is attraction and passion, drama and suspense, mystery and danger all nicely packed into this incredible story. It is a quick read that had me turning pages so quickly I was to the end before I knew it. I was also in a pretty chilly tub of water by then. If you are a fellow Sabrina York fan you need to grab Bedding the Highlander right now. I'm sure you are going to love it as much as I did. If you are checking this out as part of the Bookshots Flames collection and have not had a chance to read the fabulously talented Ms. York's work give it a try now. If you enjoy some well written steamy scenes with a captivating story line you are in for a treat. I was given the chance to read this wonderful story and it has been my pleasure to share my thoughts with you.
FaeScot More than 1 year ago
This is a full length story packed into 119 pages. It takes a fabulous author to do this well. The story didn't feel rushed although the events happened quickly. This short of a story usually isn't my favorite but Sabrina wrote a fabulous love story that is quite believable and made me want to live with these people. Kate is so fierce and quite the warrior woman. But then she has to be to survive in her father's male household where women are used and treated like a possession. Kirk is the Laird's brother, and the enemy of Kate's clan. Their overlord the Duke, has commanded Kirk's brother to marry Kate in order to create peace between the two clans. When Kirk tries to collect Kate he finds that she's run away to escape all of it. Kirk runs into Kate on their way home, when she and her sister try to steal the horses of Kirk's party. And on the story progresses. Kirk is strong but gentle and showed Kate through his actions that she could trust her safety with him. Once again Sabrina writes strong people who are loyal who allow love to heal their hearts. Loved it! Thank you Sabrina and her publisher to allow me to receive a NetGalley ARC to review.
Robindpdx More than 1 year ago
This was a quick, entertaining romance. Kirk Rannoch has been sent to collect Katherine Killin, who has been ordered to web his brother, Ben Rannoch, to establish a truce between the families. He discovers that Katherine has run away, along with her sister. When he locates them they hide their identities. I enjoyed this steamy book, which included all the elements of a full length novel, but was short enough to read in a few hours or less. I received a free ARC and am voluntarily posting a review consisting of my honest opinion.
JenB2725 More than 1 year ago
Fun fast paced story. So endearing. The struggles Kate goes through to find herself and find love is amazing.
Linda__ More than 1 year ago
Loved! This is a sexy read told as only the Queen of Hotness herself can. In it, the duke has promised Kate in marriage to a laird in an effort to broker peace. Unfortunately, the duke didn't concern himself with whether or not Kate (nor the laird) wanted the marriage. So when the laird's brother arrived at the Killian Keep to collect her, she was missing. Before long, then men came across two women that looked as though they might be Killians. In order to protect themselves, the women committed a bit of a ruse....then tried to steal the men's horses. Before long, then men re=aquired their horses and sparks began to fly. There is nothing quite so sexy as a highlander as conjured by the QoH and paired with a fair maiden. Fans of the genre will love this book. The author is on my must read authors' list. A note on Bookshots as I was unfamiliar with the imprint - this is a book that is longer than a novella, but not as long as many novels are - probably about 150 pages in length. It's the perfect length for a quiet afternoon or evening's read.