The Highlander's Choice

The Highlander's Choice

by Callie Hutton


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ISBN-13: 9781943336609
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 07/02/2015
Series: Marriage Mart Mayhem
Pages: 246
Sales rank: 922,897
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.52(d)

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The Highlander's Choice (Entangled Scandalous) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Wonderful love story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute love story with a little humor.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really sweet. Enjoyed this one too. It was a fun read and I have enjoyed this family and series. I think it's rather funny when they talked about the duchess having seven kids in the first couple of books then it turned to only six. I guess the second son couldn't be worked into the story line. Oh well. Enjoyed this story a lot.
Sam1219 More than 1 year ago
Lady Sybil Lacey is a noble, gently-bred English lady, raised to believe the Scots to be whiskey-drinking, brawling philandering barbarians, yet she is determined to journey to the Highlands to support her best friend as a member of her wedding party. Much to her surprise, while a guest there, she meets Laird Liam MacBride and finds that they share a powerful attraction. Liam is just as surprised to be attracted to a Sassenach, as he was raised to believe all English ladies are spoiled princesses who prattle on about nothing more than clothes and parties. Both quickly learn how very wrong their assumptions about the other are, and their passion ignites. Liam knows that he wants Sybil to be his wife, but he must convince her that she will be happy in Scotland, away from her family...and in close quarters with his own. This story is so well-written with crisp dialogue and funny and sweet moments throughout. Not only is there romance and the overcoming of deeply ingrained prejudice and hatred, but there is also the complicated dance of orchestrating a multi-generational household. Anyone who has ever had a difficult mother-in-law situation will identify with and appreciate this tale! The heroine of this book has all the heart, spirit and fire worthy of a Marriage Mart Mayhem bride, and this is an excellent addition to the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a quick and enjoyable read.
def618 More than 1 year ago
I'd say 3.5 stars. It is a nice quick read and I enjoyed the story. The Scottish hero and English heroine both have preconceived notions about the other one's country. The attraction between them is strong enough to overcome all odds. I'm not sure if this book is truly a novella, but it is a nice read. I enjoyed it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book was ok read if you like this genre.
AnnieMarch26 More than 1 year ago
Although I enjoyed other books in this series, this book definitely wasn't my favorite. I didn't like that Liam didn't investigate what had happened between his mother and Sybil while he and his sisters were away. He saw and heard how his mother spoke to Sybil in his presence how could he not realize that out of his presence that she would be worse? I also didn't like that not one member of his household enlightened him to his mother's mistreatment of his guest. If they were too afraid to speak freely, they could have left him an anonymous note. Liam's mother got away too lightly for her vile treatment of Sybil. I did like a quote from the book, "I waited through four London Seasons to find the right man. Someone whom I could love with my whole heart and who would love me the same. I never would have guessed that the reason I hadn’t found him in a London ballroom was because all that time he was in a Scottish castle."
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
Set in 1815 Scotland. A page turner. One that will keep the reader turning pages, engaged and wondering what's next. The characters are realistic, engaging and flawed. Well written with vivid descriptions, and an intriguing storyline. I adored the H/H. Once again, Ms. Hutton has delivered an amazing story. A must read. An enjoyable and satisfying read! * Received for an honest review from the publisher * Rating: 4.5 Heat rating: Mild Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
MeganSmith More than 1 year ago
*** This ARC was received from Entangled Publishing via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review*** I love stories based in other countries. I love reading the different dialect, histories and ways of life. I hate the the mother was predjudice for no resl reason without even trying to get know her.
Bennet_Darcy More than 1 year ago
Why I have not heard of Callie Hutton's work is beyond me! This author needs more exposure to all historical romance reader fanatics. 'The Highlander's Choice' is the fifth book in Hutton's 'Marriage Mart Mayhem' series, and the story revolves around Lady Sybil Lacey, an Englishwoman, and Laird Liam MacBride, a full-bred Scotsman. Both have their own reservations and opinion about the English and the Scots. Who could forget the historic battle of Culloden where many Scotsman lost their lives armed only with their swords against the cannons of the English. It was a blood bath! And that wasn't the end of it. After Culloden, Scots had to flee their lands, lose their livelihood, and even to the extent of almost eradicating their rich history! Lady Sybil and Laird Liam's relationship did not start on a good footing. Both despised each other because of their heritage. Both of them are determined to dislike each other by bickering and testing each other's tolerance despite of the growing attraction rising between them. But when they start to set aside their differences and embrace the beauty of Scotland together, would this two people finally see past their heritage and really get to know the person for who they are? It's a pretty exciting and thrilling story for me! Prejudice and stereotype attitude still exists in our society whether we like it or not, but it also teaches us that we can look past those attitude by knowing that person for who he/she is. You'll never know that in those few minutes of conversation, that person you once judged before knowing may turn out to be one of your greatest friend and ally. Although, this is targeted more for avid readers of romance, I think people should give this book a chance and learn from the two characters in the novel on how to deal with differences (such as race, heritage, culture, religious belief, etc.). Maybe at the end of the story, we'll realize what we've been doing wrong all these years and start to live a more peaceful and harmonious life.
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
What happens when a proper English Lady meets a stubborn Scottish Lord and they fall in love? Lady Sybil Lacey and Laird Liam MacBride, both have preconceived notions and prejudices about each other, but a powerful attraction connects them. There is a wall built by mistrust and hate between them. How will they overcome it? I liked the characters. They were good people who were intelligent and caring. I was drawn into the story after the first page. Their battle of wills is humorous and sexy. I enjoyed watching them get to know each other and understand what they had been taught wasn't true. Love grows but their path to happiness is a rough journey. Liam's mother hates the 'Sassenach' and does everything in her power to force them apart. I wanted the Laird to stand up to his mother and make her stop. He let her disrupt their lives. The Scottish Highlands were the perfect setting for this passionate romance. The secondary characters were colorful and interesting. They added so much to the story. Callie Hutton wrote a sensual love story that I fell in love with. The Highlander's Choice is a great addition to the Marriage Mart Mayhem series.
miamigirl07 More than 1 year ago
The latest installment of Callie’s Marriage Mart Mayhem series is masterfully written story filled with intrigue, fiery passion, and an understanding that love can conquer all. This is a wonderful story about A Sassy English Lady and an irresistible, seductive Scottish Laird, with a love breaks the conventional molds of the time period. Lady Sybil Lacey is accompanying her dear friend, Margret, on her way to her marriage to a Scottish Laird. Although Lady Sybil is not thrilled with her friend’s choice for a husband and has her own ideas about "Scottish Barbarians", she stands by and supports Margret’s decision. Upon meeting her friend’s betrothed, Laird Duncan McKinnon and his closest friend Liam McBride, Sybil is surprisingly drawn to her own, irresistible Scottish Laird, Liam. Laird Liam McBride has no use for proper English Misses, however upon meeting his closest friend’s intended and her lovely companion, Lady Sybil, he can’t seem to keep his eyes and thoughts off of her. Liam, has had it ingrained in him that proper English Misses are silly and only interested in the latest social whirl. Hoping to clear his head of interesting Lady Sybil, Liam sets out for a ride; however his ride is cut short do to an incoming storm. As Liam begins his return to his friend’s home he is passed by small figure galloping. Liam has to take another look and realizes that the small figure is none other than the interesting Lady Sybil. Lady Sybil is different from anything Liam has ever imagined a proper English miss to be. Intrigued, Liam must get to know her at all cost. Can Lady Sybil and Laird Liam get past all of their prejudice and come together in a love that breaks the conventional molds of the time period? Or will their hearts both be scorched by the fiery passion between them. I highly recommend this series! Could not but this story down! Anxiously awaiting the next book in the series, Lady Sarah Lacey, Lady Sybil’s twin!
gaele More than 1 year ago
The first I have read in this series or from this author, I found the book worked well without being familiar with the earlier installments of the series. The premise is simple: women of the Regency era were in need of ‘protection’ from a man, and a prestigious marriage is the most sought-after option. And from this rather simple premise and a mistrustful acquaintance to love story we have The Highlander’s Choice. Lady Sybil is very much a woman of her time, so it is no surprise that she is a touch horrified at her best friend Margaret’s betrothal to a Scottish Laird. Ill will runs deep between the English and the Scots at this time, memories are long and the titled Scotsmen that are more ‘Scots” than absentee British peers are second-class citizens, rough and somehow ‘foreign’ to most English sensibilities. And Sybil’s thoughts do not deviate from that stereotype. But soon her world is set to change when she accompanies her best friend to the wedding in Scotland. Liam MacBride is the laird of Bedlay Castle, and his thoughts on “English ladies’ are as dismissive and stereotypical as one would expect. Not to mention that Scotland is a wholesale change from London drawing and ballrooms, and the women of England are entirely unsuited to those differences. Retiring and more restrained as per their own upbringing, he mistakes (or assumes) the silence and agreeable demeanor is cover for candyfloss for brains, and wants nothing to do with them. Imagine his surprise when Sylvia entertains and intrigues him: he enjoys the bickering and sniping that are prevalent in the early chapters in the book. Soon, the bickering settles and the two find some common ground, even as Liam’s mother is determined that the English girl is unsuitable, unwanted and unwelcome. Callie Hutton uses her talent well here: characters are cleverly drawn with traits that are familiar and their dialogue feels real and possible. Moments of humor are well set, keeping the animosity at a slow simmer, rather than boiling over despite the dissenting opinions and desires. Fast paced, cleverly set twists and turns truly set tests for Sybil and Liam, if they survive it all, their burning attraction just may be something more. 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: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Catherines_Reads More than 1 year ago
What an amazing read. The story leads you through the prejudice found even today, and what it does to people, while showing you that sometimes love can still find a way. This story was beautifully written, and while it Dr hit on a tough topic even today, it still gives one the romance you love to read about.
SummerSnowFalls More than 1 year ago
Miss Sybil Lacey is appalled that her best friend is going through with her arranged marriage to a big Scottish brute. Scots are naught but large, hulking brawlers drunk on ale and lusting after any woman within reach. She must accompany her friend to the highlands to offer comfort – and perhaps a quick getaway if her friend comes to her senses and wants to leave. But Sybil is pleased is discover her friend’s fiancee is not so bad, even if the groom’s friend – Liam MacBride – teases her relentlessly. Like Sybil, Liam has a warped view of the English – they’re nothing but spoiled, pampered princesses lazing about their houses and chasing the man with the largest fortune into matrimony. When Liam and Sybil meet, both quickly realize they must put aside their pre-conceived ideas of what it means to be Scottish and English because the attraction between them is too intense to ignore. Liam and Sybil bicker like two children on a playground – and flirt like children too! This made for a very entertaining read, although just when I thought these two were finally starting to get over their prejudices, Liam’s mother arrives to stir up more trouble! Sybil has a sharp wit and strong opinions regarding what she desires in a husband. No arranged marriage for her! Sybil refuses to settle for anything less than love and will not be bullied or pushed around by anyone. Liam was a pleasant surprise as he was quite well read (a Jane Austen fan!), humbly intelligent, and yet still presented as a capable laird and businessman. I particularly enjoyed Liam and Sybil’s interactions with Liam’s family. There were a few things that bothered me though. The biggest was that I didn’t quite understand why Sybil developed her prejudices against the Scottish people. It was very well established that Sybil comes from an unconventionally progressive family, so for her to believe that all Scotsmen were drunken, lusty brawlers seemed a little out of character. I completely understood why Liam (and his clan) had their prejudices against the English, but I just didn’t understand Sybil’s. That aside, I really enjoyed this installment of the Marriage Mayhem series. I have not read the other books in the series, so I can say with some confidence that you are able to read this book as a standalone. There are references made to Sybil’s other family members (whom I assume star in their own books), but enough context is provided that I didn’t feel like I was missing anything. Originally posted at Plot Twist Reviews [dot] Com I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
MorgansMusings More than 1 year ago
Different worlds. Different cultures. She's and English lady. He's a Scottish Highlander. Callie Hutton takes us to Scotland where you will be turning page after page of this delightful historical romance. Lady Sybil Lacey and Liam McBride meet when Sybil travels to Scotland for her friend, Martha's wedding. Sybil has always been told the Scots are nothing but barbarians and Liam feels the English are a demanding people. Sybil but cannot help but be attracted to Liam although she bickers and he teases. Maybe he isn't as bad as what she has always been told and just maybe not all English are demanding snobs with nothing better to do than gossip and talk about fashion . Throw Liam's mother into the mix and look out. Lady McBride is a stubborn woman who only want's a Scottish lass for her son. She makes it difficult for Sybil while at Bedlay Castle, testing her with chores that an English lady would never perform. Will Liam step up and show his mother he knows who is best suited for him or will Lady McBride turn him against Sybil? A fast paced story of intrigue and romance. Highly recommend to those who enjoy the historical genre. Callie Hutton brings her characters to life in Highlander's Choice showing how they worked to overcome their prejudices to find the true person within. Another great installment in the Marriage Mayhem series. Was presented a copy by the author for an honest review.
Nicolerko More than 1 year ago
A great read. Both Liam and Sybil have preconceived ideas about Scots and Englishmen, but when these two meet they are soon to find out how wrong they are. Soon this English lass starts to develop feelings for the Scot and vice versa. Could they make it work? One bug hurdle in their way Liam's mother is NOT a fan of the English. With Liam's making life a nightmare how could they possibly make it work. I like how Sybil is so unexpected and not the norm. Liam is one yummy hero. Every time I read the word Sassanach I could hear the accent.
stanhope3234 More than 1 year ago
3.5* I love this series so much. Callie Hutton has such a way with historical romance, whether it be Regency or Western. Her words take you to that time and place and your totally wrapped up in the story. While this is not my favorite book in the series so far I did truly enjoy it. It's was a good story of not judging a book by its cover and getting to know the person for who they are not what they are...Scottish vs English. Sybil has grown up being told the barbarian ways of the Scots and Liam the entitled and demanding ways of the English. After spending time together they begin to see the good in each other and how this might just be the future they've been looking for if they can get passed their prejudice. I am looking forward to reading Sarah's book next. I highly recommend this series they are not stand alone books and should be read in order to fully enjoy each book.
Sissymae1 More than 1 year ago
This is the fifth book in the "Marriage Mart Mayhem" series. This book is about 200 pages also which for me made it the right size for a quick read. The heroine, Lady Sybil Lacey is a very English lady and is very put off by Scottish Men, but her friend is marring one and Lady Sybil will be going with her friend to the wedding. There she meets our hero, Scottish laird of Bedlay Castle. They both set off with each other with her being English and him being Scottish. They have a lot to over come with each other and the family for this love match to be complete
TammyS32 More than 1 year ago
Lady Sybil is off to the wilds of Scotland to watch her best friend marry what she is sure to be a wild Scot. The only problem is when she gets there she finds herself attracted to a Scot of her own. I loved the banter between Sybil and Liam it was so much fun. Can their budding love survive a meddling mother and the differences they share? I will enjoyed the story, it was sweet, romance and very entertaining an excellent historical romance.
A_Hayes More than 1 year ago
This is a very sweet book. This one is pretty low on the heat level although there is a little bit thrown in. Sybil is an English woman who goes to Scotland for her friend’s wedding and meets Liam, a Scottish laird. They have a lot of issues with each others heritage but they come to prove each other wrong. This book was very well written and easy to read. I love when a book grips you and doesn’t wanna let go. I’ve had several of these lately to review and it makes my book worm heart happy. Book provided in exchange for review.
Historical_Romance_Lover More than 1 year ago
This is book 5 in the Marriage Mart Mayhem series. Lady Sybil Lacey can't believe that she has to travel to the Highlands to see her best friend married. Knowing that all the men are heavy drinking lechers, Sybil is surprised to find herself attracted to one of them. Even though all they do is trade barbs, she keeps finding herself drawn to the highlander. Liam MacBride's best friend might be marrying an English lady, but there is no way that he would be caught by one of the silly ladies that talk of nothing more than the latest fashions and spreading gossip. Then why does he keep finding himself drawn to the bride's best friend and fellow Englishwoman? Can these two put aside their misconceptions of each other to find an everlasting love? LOVED this story!! I think I'm drawn to the stories where the H/H end up sparring with words. The banter in Hutton's latest romance had me laughing out loud throughout the story. Both Sybil and Liam have misconceptions about what the other will be like based on their upbringing and how the people of their countries feel about the other. It was very amusing to see them work through those misconceptions and find the real person instead of the stereotype they believed each other to be. Hutton's latest story is one NOT to miss!
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
They come from different worlds. A rush to judgment can lead to stimulating results. She's English, he's Scottish. No good could come of mixing the two. In Sybil's eyes all Scots are barbaric brutes that care for nothing more than themselves. So why is she so drawn to Liam? In Liam's eyes the English are superior snobby and opinionated individuals who want everything their way. So why does he let Sybil get under his skin? I adored this story. Liam and Sybil are so wrapped up in their preconceived notions of each other that they don't realize their falling in love until it's almost too late. I received an ARC of THC for an honest review. The Highlander's Choice is an entertaining read from Callie Hutton that I would recommend to anyone. HATS OFF TO THE AUTHOR!!!
mtgranma More than 1 year ago
Liam and Sybil's story, a Scottish Highlander and an English Lady: Callie Hutton has done it again. This is another book in this wonderful series that made you laugh and love the characters in it. You could just picture the big Scotsman, Liam and his harsh, but understanding ways about him. Sybil an English Lady, was a strong willed woman that will make you love her caring feelings for all involved. Will the two different backgrounds come together or will they be torn apart by an angry Mum? I love this series and can't wait for the next story to come out!