Falling for the Highlander (Highlanders #4) by Lynsay Sands
384 Pgs. |Heat: 3 | Series Info | Avon | Rel: Jan 31, 2017
If there’s one thing Lady Murine will not abide, it’s her virtue being handed over to the highest bidder. When her scoundrel brother does just that—in exchange for a few Scottish horses, no less—she’s appalled, but she refuses to stand by and let it happen. She’s determined to take matters into her own hands, even if it means braving the countryside alone—or worse, with a tempting Scot by her side.
Dougall set out to sell a few horses to an English lord; he never expected he’d help smuggle a beautiful fugitive back to Scotland instead. When her brother offered Lady Murine for a few horses, Dougall was disgusted and promptly turned him down. But encountering the runaway lass on the road out-of-town sets something pounding in Dougall’s heart. There’s something about this fierce woman that makes him want to do more than just help her escape. He wants to protect her—with his life and his heart.If Dougall’s not careful, this Scot might just end up tying the knot…
In comparison to Sands other works this was lacking her usual flare, her normal sexual tension and build up. Falling for a Highlander was well lukewarm.
In the previous instalment Murine had helped Dougall’s sister out of a sticky situation. She’s clearly intelligent and a character to not be brushed over but here she could have been a stronger version. It started off promising with her escaping her half brothers’ clutches but dwindled through the journey.
Dougall for me wasn’t how I envision a scot to be, don’t get me wrong I adored that he was a kind and caring character but in parts I wanted him to just take charge. Clearly Murine has no idea how to look after herself (and she’s a bit annoying with her fainting spells) that Dougall has to keep constant watch over her as she managed to get herself in many a pickle!
Dougall has been blessed with a dynamically fascinating family with each character bring something special to the plot. They welcome Murine to their fold due to her previous actions but once they see the true side of her they become smitten with her.
Falling for The Highlander is frustrating; as you try to rush the story forward wanting the next intrigue, it had me impatiently turning the page. I wanted Sands to draw me through the intriguing story plot, keeping me guessing as to who was behind the ridiculously high number of deaths within Murines family but to be honest I lost interest midway through.
In a nutshell: I would recommend reading Falling For The Highlander its entertaining and filled to the brim with fascinating characters, while the story is a slow burner and does take a while to warm up, it’s a satisfying historical romance.
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