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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Taming the Highland Bride review

Taming the Highland Bride
Lynsay Sands
384 pages
Rating: 4/5

Source: Purchased
Challenges: 144 books in 2010, 100+ Challenge, 2010 Romance Challenge, Romance Reading Challenge 2010,


She was ready to let her heart run wild . . .

Merry Stewart has had enough! Enough of her brothers, whose behavior would make even the most improper lady blush. Enough of their Highland home, which would surely have fallen to ruin were it not for her. She dreams of escaping into the arms of her betrothed, Alexander d'Aumesbery-even though they haven't yet met. But when they do, Merry is devastated. It seems he's no better than the men in her family. So beautiful, so brazen . . . From the moment he meets Merry, Alexander is determined to make her his.

Desperate to convince her he's nothing like the members of her roguish clan, he will prove he is every bit the well-mannered gentleman. Yet, beneath it all beats a heart as intense and uncontrollable as hers. And finally, when his life is threatened, Merry realizes he's the husband she's been waiting for . . . and their passion becomes the one thing that cannot be tamed.


I picked this book up while I was out one morning running some errands. I hadn't read any of Lynsay Sands books up to this point and I thought I'd give it a shot. I am very glad that I did! I guess my only "gripe" with the book was some of the dialogue was a little hard for me to follow, but that might be because I don't usually read this genre of romance.

Merry Stewart has had it! Her brothers and father are drunks. She vows to never have anything to do with drunks again. She's been promised to a English royal who is drunk as a skunk when she shows up. Which obviously does not sit well with Merry and she takes an instant dislike to her new husband. Alex on the other hand has almost and instant attraction to his wife. He make a vow to show her that he's NOTHING like her father and brothers but there is a small problem...he is constantly feeling and acting like he's drunk.

While on a trip to visit his sister Alex's life is threatened and Merry comes to the realization that maybe her husband isn't the jerk she thought he was and that maybe someone is making him act this way and is out to try and kill him while they're at it.

What I was really thinking:

Beginning: Her brothers and father are A$$es!

Middle: I see it how come Merry doesn't see it? Or, does she and she just doesn't want it to be real?



Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Fab review. I love it!

A Buckeye Girl Reads said...

Wonderful Review! I'm always on the lookout for new highlander authors! I'm adding this one to my list. I've had the same dialogue problem with this genre. Sometimes authors try to be to authentic, and it's hard to read.