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In Her Highlander's Bed

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This was a fantastic book!! I loved the couple. They were great. I thought the mom and sister were a hoot and I am hoping that the sister gets her own book!!. While the book was fairly predictable, I still thought it was a fabulous read. It took me an afternoon to read and I would highly recommend this book to others.

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This is the latest book in the Highland Brides series. It features Allissaid MacFarlane and Laird Calan Campbell. This book was a wonderfully paced story that brought action, intrigue and romance together into a well plotted book. I am a huge fan of Lynsay Sands and I am happy to report that she did not disappoint. I found that Calan was manly, but not over the top Alpha which played perfectly to the sweetness that was Allissaid. It was also just what she needed after the ordeal she endured at the beginning of the book. This book kept me engaged with the meaningful romance that is between the two main characters. As usual, I greatly enjoyed the introduction of new characters and seeing characters from previous books. This book can be read on its own, but I would highly recommend reading Highland Wolf which features Allisaid's sister Claray. The threat in this book is continued from the previous book. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys the books of Hannah Howell or Donna Fletcher.

I was provided a copy of this book through NetGalley for an honest review of the material.

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Pretty classic highland romance novel. I don't think I was in the mood for it. About 30% through and it just wasn't pulling me in so I stopped reading.

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Love Highlanders and Lynsay Sand always brings them to life. Here we meet Alissaid, who escaped from a kidnapper who tried to force marriage, and Calan, Laird of his clan, who found her soon after her escape. Calan was recovering from a previous injury and Alissaid was injured by her kidnapper and escape. Calan, certain that she is running from something, keeps here presence in the castle a secret. Alissaid, not sure who rescued her, fakes amnesia. Follow them as they learn to trust one another, fall in love, and try to uncover a spy who kept the enemy one step ahead. I couldn’t put this one down and read it in one night.

Another great Highlander story by Ms. Sands.

Thank you NetGalley, Lynsay Sands and Avon Books @ Harper Voyager for the ARC of this book which I voluntarily read and reviewed. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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In the eleventh book in the Highland Brides series, Allissaid is worried about her family and the trouble their neighbor (MacNaughton) has been causing them. Kidnapped by him, she manages to run away even though she’s bruised and beaten. Her strength shines through. Rescue comes in the form of Calan Campbell (the laird) who takes the girl (unknown to him) to his castle.

The cover alone made me want to read the book. Ms Sands’ covers for all of the books in this series have hunky highlanders on them. I haven’t read all the books yet, but looking forward to them. This book can be read on its own.

The book didn’t have tons of violence, as many medieval ones do—which turns me off. The romance was both sweet and steamy. I loved that Calan’s mother took to Allissaid immediately. Having been close friends with her mother (who had died) Lady Fiona stepped in to help care for Allissaid as a mother figure. I’m sure one of the next books will feature Calan’s sister, Inghinn, and Allissaid’s cousin, Alick.

I received a free copy of the book and I’m leaving this review voluntarily.

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You guys know the drill right? There will be a secret passage; an abducted maiden; some highland dialect; lots of clans; a nefarious plot thwarted thanks to one or more of the the Buchanan brothers making an appearance. I love it - the books are all the SAME. But they are all SO FUN. I will keep reading them. :)

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4.5-5 Stars! This was such a great read! This is the 11th book in the ‘Highland Brides’ series and it can be read as a standalone. This is the first book I’ve read in this series and I definitely want to go back and read the others now. It’s so well written, I didn’t feel at a loss because I didn’t read the previous books and I fell in love with the main characters Calan and Allissaid. The bad guy was easy to hate since he was such an Ahole. This book brought out a lot of emotion for me. It had me smiling at times and getting angry at times - That’s how you know it’s a good book by an outstanding author. Intrigue, deception, love, betrayal, humor, an evil bad guy, a strong main female character and a tender, sensitive, caring, strong and handsome Highlander main character all wrapped up with an HEA ending … what more could you ask for?!
*I received this at no charge & I voluntarily left this review.*

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The 11th book in an exhilarating historical romance series, In Her Highlander's Bed is a warm blanket of a read. You cannot help falling into the pages of a Lynsay Sand's book, this one is no exception. In the Scottish Highlands, we meet Allisand MacFarlane. A lady who is running from a man with nefarious plots against her family and a vile plan for force her to wed him. So when Allisand, naked and afraid (ha) having risked death to escape. Our heroine attempts to "borrow" a strangers plaid. A struggle ensues, resulting in her waking in a strangers bed. Not knowing who she can trust she fakes amnesia.
The stranger turns out to be Calan Campbell the son of an old family friend. An honorable laird with a heart of gold, and she learns she can trust him with her life, as unbeknownst to her, he already has her heart.
A perfect read for colder nights by the fireplace.

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A Highlandler romance about Allissad and Calan.
Allissad had a little rough in the beginging then Calan found her staling his plaid ,he thought she was a boy.
Thats when the story becomes interesting.
Just a great romance.
Voluntarily reviewed.

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4.5 out of 5 stars. This was a sweet romance story without being syrupy. I've read a good part of this series but missed a few books in between. Happy to say you can read this as a standalone as the author does a great job of setting the tone and recapping where needed so the reader doesn't feel lost coming into the story. The story starts a bit dark, with Allissaid being kidnapped and beaten terribly. After escaping, she comes upon Calan's plaid and takes it to cover herself. He doesn't realize she's a woman and tackles her to the ground, knocking her out. In dismay he sneaks her back into his home in secret to treat her wounds and protect her. Their journey of getting to know each other while he protects her from his enemy is touching and beautiful. Loved the story.

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✨Sword -> Scabbard✨

I wasn’t sure how I was feeling about this one at first, but Calan was such a softie and I really ended up loving this! The second half was super fun and a little saucy!! I was drawn to the amnesia trope, but I actually like how she was faking and that it didn’t last for too long. The book is basically one extended sick scene, as both characters are injured in some regard. Needless to say, I had a very good time.

Calan was shy and considerate and a total highlander cinnamon roll. The way he remembered all of her favorite foods but was ADAMANT that absolutely nothing not even a CRUMB of food she disliked ever be on her plate. The side characters were fun and the side romance was adorable as well.

We got around twoish sex scenes, and while I think we could’ve used at least one more, the ones we got very very good. They were a great blend of sweet and heat. I especially loved the midnight picnic. I also would’ve liked an epilogue to see how they faired as a couple! The excerpt we got from the next book didn’t seem directly connected to this book, so I’m not sure how much we’ll see there.

This book was a little hard to get into at first because I had to read it super slow. I’ve found when I read Scottish dialogue with a bunch of contractions, my mind just wants to think I’m that accent and it slows me down. Not a bad thing at all, but for me it’s definitely an audiobook first situation. That being said, do I regret reading this book? Absolutely not I had such a good time, I just really can’t wait for the audiobook!

I have the urge to go back and listen to this series from book one. I really liked The Chase, the other Lynsay Sands book I’ve read. Her writing presence is definitely strong and there’s a levity about her style that I really love. I was cackling at times, especially when he had to ask his mother how to bed a virgin.

For better or worse when I read romance, I like the villains to get SQUASHED like big juicy bugs. Naturally, in books set in the 1500s, dramatic maiming and/or big big swords are far more likely. I truly don’t know when this book takes place but we got the big big swords, guys! Same went for another highlander book I read recently, The Highlander’s Tudor Lass, where the ending felt like John McClane making the rounds and killing baddies in Nakatomi Plaza.

Speaking of violence, this book definitely starts out pretty rough as Allissaid is majorly brutalized by the biggest and juiciest of bugs. There is also discussion of possible SA, but Allissaid managed to escape before it escalated even further. I was definitely very stressed for her in the beginning, so I think that’s good to know.

Overall, I’d recommend sampling the kindle version to see if it’s a book you want to read or one you want to listen to! I’ll definitely be grabbing the audiobook and keeping an eye out for the rest of the series.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 🌶🌶🌶/5

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Classic highlander romance story- actually caught myself “speaking” like them based on the way the author wrote. Which I truly enjoyed. The story comes to life in your mind as you read. Anyone who likes historical romances will enjoy this. Will keep in stock for customers and have it pre ordered for them already.

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I loved this story, and couldn't put the book down once I started.
When a Laird from a neighboring keep sets his sights on Allissaid and her sisters so he can gain control of her family keep, trouble seems to arise. Allissaid is kidnapped, beaten, and forced into a sham of a marriage, when she manages to escape. She is rescued and given shelter by Calan Campbell, and their attraction is instant and their chemistry is off the charts. But, is Allissaid already married to her horrible kidnapper?
Lots of action, some laughter, and a nice dose of romance. Truly enjoyed the whole book. Highly recommend for any lovers of a great highlander historical fiction.
I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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I absolutely love Lyndsay Sands books. Engaging stories with characters to fall in love with. A couple twists and turns. The details are accurate for the time period. I find myself lost in history for a brief period. Always and Engaging read.

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The book is about Calan and Allissaid relationship and how they meet. The book has a villian or two. It was an okay read. I love Lyndsay Sands books but honestly, this is NOT one of my favorites. The story drags in parts. I never connected with the characters.

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I have read every one of the Highlander Brides books by Lynsay Sands, and this one was a doozy! I loved the story, and read it in less than a day.

Allisaid MacFarlane is kidnapped and forced to marry a man whose evil plans include killing her entire family, once their wedding is consummated. He has already killed her betrothed, and intends to kill the betrotheds of each of her sisters as well. Beaten nearly beyond recognition for fighting for her virtue, Allisaid is left in a tower with no hope of escape, except, she loves her family, and will fight to the death for them. Her ultimate escape puts her under the protection of neighboring laird, Calan Campbell, but can she trust him with her secret?

At first, Calan believes the person he caught stealing his plaid is a lad. He soon realizes his mistake, and carries the lass back to his keep. The ring on her finger is that of a lady, but he has no way of knowing for sure, since she has been unconscious since her capture. Who is she, and why does she appear to have been beaten to within an inch of her life? Who would have so mistreated this lady? He knows he must keep her presence a secret, in case whoever hurt her is still looking for her, but he needs the help of a healer so he enlists his sister.

When Allisaid finally tells her story, the pieces fall into place for some of the incidents that have been happening on Calan's own land. Can he keep her safe, and take out the threat to her life and her family?

Sands can definitely weave a story! From start to finish, I was invested in Allie's story. Her bravery, and ingenuity saved her own life more than once, and I loved her connection to the Buchanans of earlier stories. Readers who enjoy a good Highlander historical with plenty of steam, will enjoy In Her Highlander's Bed. I can hardly wait for the next installment!

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I am thrilled to have the opportunity to read and review the upcoming addition to Lynsay Sands Highland Brides series! In Her Highlander's Bed is book #11 in the series, but can be read as a standalone. A chase into the woods over a stolen plaid ends with both purloiner of plaid and pursuer naked, and the thief unconscious; the first encounter of Allissaid MacFarlane and Calan Campbell, Laird of Kilcairn is uniquely and unforgettably scandalous (if anyone were to find out about it). I was skeptical that Calan could mistake Allissaid for a male youth, even from the back, but the still found this a creative meet cute.

Calan and Allisaid share a common enemy, Maldouen MacNaughton. While Allisaid recovers from physical abuse doled out by MacNaughton, and Calan heals from a recent arrow wound ordered by the same adversary, they are given a unique opportunity to spend a copious amount of time in conversation. So while love, trust, and attraction happen quickly, it isn't instant love at first sight, but founded on growing emotional intimacy. I enjoyed the development of the relationship more because this.

As the threat looms, Calan, Alliissaid, and her cousin, Alick Buchanan, plot how to defeat their enemy. I love how protective Calan is of Allissaid both physically and for her reputation. Although she arrives at Kilcairn physically battered and in need of medical care, she is not a stereotypical damsel in distress. Alliissaid is full of courage, independence, and loyalty. Calan shows uncommon good sense and lack of ego in seeking advice from others, including his mother to whom he shows great respect and love. As the old saying goes, you can tell a lot about a man by how he treats his mother!

I found the plot to be predictable, in a positive way, in that events occurred as I anticipated and there were no unexpected plot twists. It was everything I expect from this genre and author, so to fans of Lynsay Sands, you will not be disappointed in this most recent Highland Brides book! Tropes in this story include forced proximity, innocent cohabitation, but with a single bed, (almost) instant love, and damsel in distress. The author teased an attraction between Alick Buchanan and Calan's sister, so I'm interested to see what happens next in this series!

My rating for this book is 4.5 stars, rounded up to 5. Steam: 2.5/5

Trigger Warnings: kidnapping, physical abuse, intended rape

Thank you to NetGalley, Harper Collins, and Avon books for giving me an advance reader's e-proof in return for my honest review.

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No one writes historical romance like Lynsay Sands & this book is no exception!! As a matter of fact, these are the only historical romance books I read. This is Calan & Allissaid’s story that will keep you entertained from page one. Allissaid is kidnapped by the evil MacNaughton & after escaping him is saved by Calan. Calan & his family take her in & keep her hidden for her own safety. This author always writes funny, entertaining books with such wonderful, charming characters, you’ll never be disappointed reading a Lynsay Sands book. I’m hoping for a book with Alick & Inghinn!! I received an arc from Netgalley & the publisher for an honest review.

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I love Lynsay Sands!

This book flowed well, and the pacing was spot on. I really enjoyed this and will be recommending to my historical romance customers!

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This is perfect without a doubt for all those readers who enjoy steamy Highland romance with some clan fights involved. Though it is a series, it can be read as a standalone. Both Calan and Allisaid are adorable, likeable and resourceful main characters. There is forced proximity trope to hide Allisaid to keep her safe. Calan is always good with his witty one liners and his relationship with Gille was fun to read. I liked how it was not instant love and I could feel their relationship growing and their love blossomed while caring for each other.

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