Lynsay Sands is an auto-buy for me when it comes to historical romances, and I have loved every book in this series from #1. This book did not disappoint! A bit of a reverse Florence Nightingale kind of meet cute (though technically, the h is trying to steal the H's plaid while he bathes in the loch). The h feigns amnesia until she learns whether or not she has truly escaped her nightmarish marital fate, and nature (and other things!) takes its course! Loved the story, the characters, and the steamy goodness! Would recommend!
I always look forward to the latest installment of the Highland Brides series. This is the 11th book and I enjoyed it as much as the others.
This is the story of Allissaid MacFarlane, the sister of the heroine in book 10. She was kidnapped and forced to marry her clan’s enemy. Allissaid was able to escape and stole/borrowed a plaid from Calan Campbell, Laird of Kilcairn. Calan was able to stop the “thief” but doing so knocked her unconscious. Realizing the thief was a lady, he decided to sneak her back into the castle and nurse her back to health. Allissaid woke up in a strange bed and pretends to not know her identity. As they spend more time together, Allissaid decides she is able to trust Calan with her life. After many events unfold, they fall in love and have their happily ever after.
Allissaid and Calan are both honorable and likable. As in the other books, there is witty dialogue and entertaining unfolding events. This book can be read without reading the other in the series, but the whole series is wonderful and recommend reading them all.
I highly recommend this book if you are a full-on Lynsey Sands fan. A fast reading, light historical romance.
I'll be honest, this was not my favorite Lynsay Sands book, but I did enjoy the novel altogether. Scottish settings with lots of highlanders are my favorite in historical romance, and LS is notorious for writing these themes well. Even though she has a great tract record, I found myself not enjoying this one as much as I typically enjoy LS books.
One of my biggest gripes is the lack of humor in the story. The earlier books in the series have lots of humor and banter in them, but I found myself exceedingly bored with the characters throughout the story. I think my main issue with the books was the pacing. I was bored and couldn't bring myself to feel excitement about picking the novel back up.
Overall, I would recommend this book to LS lovers and to anyone keeping up with this series, but I would warn you to not expect a super unique and interesting story.
Lynsay Sands never fails to entertain. I thought this was another crazy ride. Her highlanders are always a bit Himbo, but have hearts of gold. I can't wait to reread this one.
I loved In Her Highlander's Bed so much. It had a bit of everything I enjoy and expect in a Lynsay Sands novel. We had a tough but soft Laird and a damsel in distress.
IN HER HIGHLANDER'S BED by Lynsay Sands. I did enjoy this story - Calan, our Hero, is such a softie, yet also a big, strong Highlander! I loved him. Allisaid, our heroine, is a strong character, full of fight and also full of love. I enjoyed these two together tremendously. Their chemistry rocked and the heat level was fairly high! Of course, there is danger that these two must face ,and face it they did! I am a big fan of historical Scottish tales and Ms. Sands certainly hit the spot for me with this one! (received ARC from NetGalley for honest review).
I went into this hoping for the best since it's a Highlander romance based on the forced proximity trope and the angst from that alone should have carried the book. Unfortunately, this book fell very flat for me. The characters are not well-developed, the plot is flat, and the chemistry between the main characters was non-existent. In fact, I truly hated that the characters ended up together. The characters spend almost no time alone or getting to know each other so when they suddenly have their first kiss and questionable thoughts of romance it comes out of nowhere. The author needed to spend a lot more time developing the characters and building their romance. Even through small interactions would have been fine over a longer length of time but there is none of that here.
Allissaid “Allie” MacFarlane is slowly adjusting to the fact that her eldest sister Claray has married. Claray has ran MacFarlane clan with very problem but now the heavy responsibility falls to Allie. Allie knows why Claray married another, to avoid marriage to MacNaughton. MacNaughton was handsome and polite, but Allie just sensed something wasn’t right about him. Allie’s own father for everyone’s protection tells them that they must confine themselves to the keep. When Allie’s brother leaves, she must fetch him. Calan Campbell while swimming in the loch notices that supposedly a lad is trying to steal his clothes. Calan apprehends the lad who turns out to lass. When Calan realizes that the lass, is Allie, is severely injured he takes her to his home to care for her himself. As Calan nurses Allie back to health secretly, the cost of her discovery could be dire and the risk of him losing his heart to her could also put his clan in danger.
What an amazingly engaging Scottish historical romance that is unputdownable! The story just moves easily with enough plot twists and turns that kept me entranced and fully involved in the tale! Yes, it might be the last book in the series, but it can also easily standalone too. So that is a major oversight on my part. I would also love more stories about Allie and Calan’s younger siblings but is not going to happen at all. Yes, after reading this will definitely make me want to the other books in the series too. The characters are just wonderful and fully fledged out as well. Allisaid “Allie” was a strong feisty heroine that even injured still didn’t come across as weak. Calan was also a truly handsome loyal hero that even I couldn’t help but fall for him too. So yes, a great group of characters that round out a fantastic I just regret also not reading more of Ms. Lynsay Sands novels before and yes, I can’t wait to read more!
I really wanna like this book, but I’m 50% in and nothing has really happened. I understand the main couple has to get to know each other, but not even the drama outside the castle has been mentioned in the past few chapters.
THIS SERIES. I recently just reread all of the books to prepare for this new addition and I was sucked back into the highlands all over again. Let me tell you, this book did not disappoint. Is there anything Lynsay Sands can't write? I loved the witty dialogue and the adventure that unfolded. Is there anything better than a MMC that is the toughest highland laird, but is an absolute sweetheart to the one he loves? If that is your favorite trope, then look no further!!
I highly recommend every book in the Highland Brides series, but they can all be read as standalones as well. Trigger warnings: attempted sexual assault and domestic violence
TW: Abuse, Kidnapping, Sexual Assault (intended), Violence
This book starts with our hero, Calan, chasing our heroine, Allissaid in the woods, thinking she is a naked young lad stealing Calan’s plaid while he is taking a dip in the lake. He tackles her to the ground and renders her unconscious, and then realizes that she is terribly beaten and bruised! So he takes her to heal in his castle until they can find out what happened to her. Allissaid feigns amnesia (for a short while) until she knows that this clan is not aligned with her attacker.
The plot seemed a little thin, and we were in a castle for 80% of this, making it a bit of a “locked-room” romance since the heroine was recovering from the previous attack and they were keeping her hidden so she was not discovered. The hero was also recovering from an arrow, so they are healing together, which was a sweet storyline, but not very exciting. The second half carried more excitement and plot changes, but a lot of the scenes felt like the hero and heroine talking about different clans and lines of succession versus actually getting to know one another. All I really know is they both hate pears and MacNaughton.
This starts out with a bang, and then becomes really low angst and slow burn. That was a bit frustrating since so many moments of this were dramatic and could have been played up further, but those moments were quickly forgotten for needless conversation. It was easy to pick out the spy and figure out how the villain accomplished his tasks as well, so there was little there as a “mystery”.
It was always a page turner though, and I found it super easy to read. I am a sop for a good Highlander romance, and this has encouraged me to read some more of this genre and more from Lynsay Sands!
Another fun romp through the Highlands with Lynsay Sands. ❤️
These books have definitely become comfort books for me. I always know I am going to meet a handsome, rugged Scot hero and a firey, competent heroine and I always have a good time!
Calan and Allissaid were no exception. They meet when Calan happens upon her when she is escaping a man who beat her and tried to force her into a marriage. Calan rescues her and takes her back to his keep, where she feigns amnesia when she wakes up.
Of course, Highland hijinks and a twist toward the end happens and we are taken on quite a ride!
I did enjoy my time in the Highlands, but I can’t in good conscience rate this higher since there wasn’t anything that set it apart. It was good, but somewhat predictable, as most of Lynsay Sands’ Highland books are. Still, they are enjoyable reads. Just maybe space them out a bit so they don’t feel so repetitive. ❤️
Lynsay Sands has a formula, and the formula works. I loved this addition to my second favorite series by one of my favorite authors. While this can be read as a standalone, I would at least read the book before it to learn more about the villain and the situation the heroine finds herself in.
This book seemed a little sweeter than normal, but I was here for it. Allissaid and Callan were perfect for each other, and I loved watching their romance bloom. We also had some possible foreshadowing on our last Buchanan brother's book.
I can't wait to read the next in the series!
I have voluntarily read and reviewed a copy of this title given to me via NetGalley. I really enjoyed this book. It was really well written and it just had you trying to solve the mystery. I look forward to seeing what’s next from this author.
Lynsay Sands as one of my favorite authors to read. If you like Highlanders, if you’d like historical novels, this book is for you. Do you know this book is an adventure, when the heroine gets introduced to the hero, and the way these to get introduced. The heroin is stark, naked, and it’s caught stealing the heroes clothing while he’s bathing her. Very intriguing book. If you’re looking for a stand up Highlander and a lady that needs saving this book is for you.
If you're a Lynsay Sands fan you won't be disappointed by this latest book. It delivers everything you expect and is entertaining and fun.
I read this book in one sitting and couldn't put it down.
Just a fun read that kept me entertained. Books like this, is why I love historical fiction. Thank you netgalley and publisher for this arc in exchange of an honest review.
I’m such a sucker for historical romances. I can’t get enough of them. This was another I really enjoyed. It was a nice break from all the adult fantasy I’ve been reading lately.
I just couldn't put this down! It will grab you from the first chapter to the last. When you feel it could end it continues to surprise you once again. Just love a Scottish tale!
I loved this book. Took time to read it and enjoy it. This authors books are beautiful. The series makes you hate waiting to see if more books come out. I really enjoyed the books in the series. The characters feel real as you read the book.