Also in this series: To Marry a Scottish Laird, The Highlander Takes a Bride, Falling for the Highlander, The Highlander's Promise
Series: Highlander-Sands #7
Published by Avon on January 29, 2019
Genres: Historical Romance, Scottish Highlands, Medieval Era
A laird's daughter kidnaps a Highlander—and loses her heart… in New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands' new historical romance...
Lady Evina Maclean has heard much about Rory Buchanan's skill as a healer. What she hasn't heard is how good the brawny Highlander looks bathing in a waterfall. But Evina can't afford the distraction, for her ailing father urgently needs care. Only when she's rendered Buchanan unconscious and dragged him back to her family's castle does the truth emerge—it's not Rory she's kidnapped but his brother Conran.
Other ladies try to ensnare Conran with flattery. Evina hits him over the head with the hilt of her sword to save her kin—and Conran likes the spirited redhead all the more for it. He's learned enough from his brother to heal Evina's father, but there are other dangers swirling around the Maclean clan. And while the beautiful, independent lady has sworn not to marry, this wrong Highlander may be just the right man for her.
I have had so much fun with this family here and I each book is guaranteed to keep you on your toes. Now I admit, first off, the cover here that Avon did is wonderful and so sexy, I love a naked man under a waterfall. But honestly, there is something so endearing about this series and you are always guaranteed a page-turner and a charming love story whenever you pick up Lynsay Sands.
The Wrong Highlander is a story that begins with Conran Buchanan, who has been assisting his brother Ronan with gathering herbs for his healing potions. Conran is the brother that is a “jack of all trades” and is always there with a helping hand. But now Conran has found himself in a heap of trouble. While cleaning himself in the river, he gets attacked and kidnapped and assumed to be his brother Ronan and demanding he help with their Laird being sick. But even though the circumstances aren’t the best, Conran can’t resist helping someone in need despite how it came about. Lady Evina refuses to let her father die of sickness and doesn’t feel that she has a choice and kidnaps Conran (she assumes him to be the infamous Ronan) and demands he heals her father. She will do anything for her father, even reduce herself to becoming a kidnapper. Evina refuses to marry, ever. But there are sparks that fly between herself and Conran and she can’t deny the feelings she is learning to have for him. But there is a plan to kill Evina, and when Conran’s family come to get him, they search for the unknown killer.
I found the Wrong Highlander to be quite an entertaining read for sure. There was something about this book though, that really appealed to me in such a unique way. First off, this book is a page turner, you won’t be able to put this book down. This is what I love about Lynsay Sands, her books are so engaging. In this book, I was really intrigued with the set up of the story, I do love a fun kidnapping story and Sands did a great job with this. I love how Conran doesn’t let what Evina does to him to prevent from healing her sick father, and he doesn’t resent her for it. He is so understanding and patient with her especially her fears of sex and marriage. She does have some good reasons for both and we see how Conran is steady like a rock and never loses hope on her. There is such growth in the intimacy that forms between these two here. They have some powerful sexual sparks of course, and yeah once they start kissing, they have a hard time stopping from touching each other and are just explosive. What I did like was that Sands shows how uncomfortable the first time for a woman can be and how Conran helps Evina deal with her fears of sex since their first time is pretty painful for her. But he is great in showing her how pleasure can be found despite the fears and misconceptions you may have beforehand.
We also have a level of suspense and intrigue introduced into the story and I really love how Sands has situated this aspect in this story and like the previous books, it’s wonderfully delightful to see it happen for sure. And it was quite fascinating to see this develop because when it begins, you don’t see it coming and boy this author had me on the edge trying to figure out why Evina and Conran were being targeted and who the real culprit was and yeah it blew me away. No matter how much you keep guessing you will never be able to figure it out….I guarantee it. Or if you do, you are my superhero, but seriously, I love how you never knew what was going to happen next especially in the last half of the story.
Overall I found The Wrong Highlander to be a tale of laughs, medieval adventures and some sexy kilted lovin’!! A ROMANCE TO DEVOUR!