ARC Review: Falling for the Highlander by Lynsay Sands

Posted February 11, 2017 by Francesca in Reviews / 4 Comments

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ARC Review: Falling for the Highlander by Lynsay Sands
Falling for the Highlander
by Lynsay Sands

3.5 Stars


Released: January 31st 2017
Series: Highlanders #4
Published by Avon
Narrator: Elle Newlands
Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
Pages: 384
Format: Audiobook

“Dougall Buchanan is everything I look for in a highlander.”
~ Under the Covers

I’m going to be honest.  This was a total cover read for me.  🙂  I’ve read Ms. Sands paranormal romances, but this is my first time trying her historical romance and the reason was this HOT cover.  I couldn’t resist, really.  When it comes to her paranormals, through the years I’ve found them to become a bit repetitive and I’ve stop reading them for a while.  So this was a nice change of pace for me in terms of that.

I have not read the previous books in the series but thankfully. I wasn’t too lost when figuring things out, even though seems both characters make an appearance earlier.

There is just one thing that stands out about this read for me.  The hero.  Dougall Buchanan is everything I look for in a highlander.  He’s commanding, a bit rough, a bit brusque, hot as hell in a kilt and with a heart of gold deep down.  He choose to help Lady Murine Carmichael after she escapes her evil brother.  Even when it has nothing to do with him and can only bring him trouble.  Falling in love with his character was really the one thing about this book that kept me reading.  He really is worth the read.

Lady Murine on the other hand, I wanted to throttle more times than I can count.  She very much felt like a TSTL heroine and I don’t have much patience for that.  It was also at odds with some of the other things I had seen about her actions in previous books.  She just felt a bit too much like a delicate flower in my opinion, without much forethought and grit.

The story, however, is interesting, and kept me turning the pages.  I’m not sure if this is a series I’ll be continuing but I can be persuaded again by a pretty cover.




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About Lynsay Sands

LYNSAY SANDS is the nationally bestselling author who is known for her hysterical historicals as well as the popular Argeneau/Rogue Hunter vampire series. With her witty and charming personality, Sands describes books as, “Waking dreams or stories, tales to amuse, entertain and distract us from everyday life.” She’s been writing stories since grade school and considers herself incredibly lucky to be able to make a career out of it. Her hope is that readers can get away from their everyday stress through her stories, and if there are occasional uncontrollable fits of laughter, that’s just a big bonus.


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Thanks for sharing your thoughts Francesca

Serena S.
Serena S.

Thanks for the review. I can’t wait to read it myself.

Amy R
Amy R

Thanks for the review.

Terry D
Terry D

I,too, fell for the cover and it was the best part of the book. I didn’t like the LS paranormals and I didn’t like this one either. She tries too hard to be funny and the historical details bugged me, like it took 4 brothers to deliver 2 horses and they were able to reach the English border after only “a long ride”. If they were coming from the Highlands, it should have taken several days. Also, Murine never seems to wear a chemise, shift, corset or petticoats. She pulls on a gown and away she goes.