Monday, April 20, 2015

Review: To Marry a Scottish Laird by Lynsay Sands

To Marry A Scottish Laird by Lynsay Sands
Series: An English Bride in Scotland, #2

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New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands returns to the Highlands of Scotland in her hottest new historical romance yet!

Highlander Campbell Sinclair is no stranger to battle, so when he sees a lad attacked by bandits, he jumps into the fray. He didn't count on being stabbed. Grateful to the boy for nursing him back to health, Cam offers to accompany Jo safely to his destination. But when he accidentally comes across the lad bathing in the river, Cam discovers that Jo is actually Joan...with the most sinful of curves.

Joan promised her mother that she would deliver a scroll to the clan MacKay. But traveling alone is dangerous, even disguised as a boy. When a Scottish warrior lends his aid, she is more than relieved...until he surprises her with lingering kisses and caresses that prove her disguise hasn't fooled him. As their passion ignites, will the secrets of the scroll force a wedding...and lead to a love she's never known?

I have been enjoying this series over the weekend. I unknowingly read them out of order (3, 1, 2). This book takes places approximately 20 years after the first book, An English Bride in Scotland. While I have enjoyed the other two books of the series immensely, this book dragged for me. I felt like it was too similar to An English Bride in Scotland.

That being said, I still enjoyed the book. Joan and Cam were likable enough as our leading characters, even though I would have liked to see a little more character development. I did not like the communication problems that arose between them once their journey from England to Scotland was complete. But that only lasted for a short time, and it did not seem to be prohibitive of their sexytime. So when they couldn't communicate with words, they certainly did so with body language.

We also meet the girl posse in this book - Joan, Murine and my favorite, Saidh. Saidh's book, The Highlander Takes a Bride, is probably my favorite of the series so far. I would recommend this series to anyone who is looking for a light and entertaining read. It is not factually detailed with respect to the time period and setting, so don't go into it thinking you are going to have any historical events to reference. I would also recommend not to read them all together because the similarities will stand out more. Otherwise, I'm a big fan.

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