I received this book for free from Avon in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Surrender to the Highlander by Lynsay Sands
Also in this series: To Marry a Scottish Laird, The Highlander Takes a Bride, Falling for the Highlander, The Highlander's Promise, The Wrong Highlander, Hunting for a Highlander
Series: Highland Brides #5
Published by Avon on January 30th 2018
Genres: Historical Romance, Scottish Highlands, Medieval Era
In New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands’ captivating romance, a lass targeted by an unknown foe is saved—and seduced—by a bold Highlander...
Edith Drummond owes her life to Niels Buchanan and his brothers. Waking after an illness to a castle overrun by rugged Highlanders is disconcerting, but so is learning that she’s slowly being poisoned. Niels insists on staying by her side, and Edith soon discovers that even more dangerous is her wild attraction to the fierce warrior.
Niels has never met a more courageous—or enticing—woman than Lady Edith. The idea of such a bonny lass being forced to enter a nunnery is more than any red-blooded Scotsman could bear. He’ll gladly marry her himself. But while sweeping her off her feet is easy, it’ll take all his skill to defeat her family’s relentless enemies, and convince her to surrender to his sweet embrace.
A sexy tale that takes you make to breathtaking Scotland with its cool breezes, beautiful scenery and a murder mystery with a matching love story to curl your toes!!!
There is nothing that I like better than relaxing with a good book but when it comes to Lynsay Sands I always know that I am in for a good ride no matter if its paranormal or her historical settings. Now I have to say that this Highlander series is so amazing, and her best historical books she has ever written. I just love this family, and boy each member is so SEXY and I would totally go back in time for one of these hunks. But I will say that Niels might be one of my favorite heroes in the series which is saying alot…since there are some great heroes. From the first time, I saw this cover…I knew I had to pick this book so I am so grateful that Avon Books and Lynsay Sands gave me this opportunity because I had a BLAST!!
Our key players in the story are:
- Niels Buchanan, is the third son of the group, he doesn’t have a hope of finding a wife anytime soon, he is the younger son after all. Niels is protective, kind and tender.
- Edith Drummond, is the only daughter, but now is recovering from being poisoned and losing her father and brothers to murder. Edith is endearing, spirited and kind hearted.
I was thrilled to pick up this book and get into it pretty dang quickly. The story sets off when the sister of the family, Saidh, asks her brothers to go check on her friend Edith, whom lives pretty close and she hasn’t heard from in a while. With Saidh very pregnant, the brothers go to check on Edith. When they arrive, they have a feeling that there is more going on than meets the eye. When they discover that Edith’s father and brothers except one have all died and that is Edith is sick from being poisoned, they know that they must discover what is really going on.
Edith wakes up and discovers that she hasn’t just been ill, but poisoned and that someone has been killing off members of her family. She quickly bonds with Saidh’s brothers including the sexy as sin Niels, the one brother that draws her attention more than the others. There is something about the way he cares for her and protects her that she finds exhilarating. Edith has little hope for marriage, since her brother, the one left alive but abandoned them to care for his wife, plans on sending her to be a nun once he returns. Edith has lost pretty much her whole family, but she remains strong and steady. I love the inner strength that we see come from her.
I think ye’re a fine woman, beatuiful and smart. More importantly, ye’re kind too. Ye care fer the well-being o’yer people, and ye take in strays who need a home. Ye’ve a good heart, Edith, and I like that about ye.
What pleased me most about this book, was that this book just pulled me in so quickly. I just didn’t want to put it away at all!! I was having way too much fun with the brothers and the quick and fun ways that they go about teasing each other, to the sizzling romance and the murder mystery and trying to discover who the REAL killer is. I really enjoyed this side of the plot though, it just kept me on the edge of my seat wondering who it would be. Honestly….this author definitely gives you some delightful twists because the Villain of the story is NOT who you expect at all. The sensuality and sweet innocence of the romance were purely delightful. The heroine especially just made me “aww” honestly. I just love the “creative” ways she goes about trying to please Niels in bed. I wanted to laugh and cry for her, but also seeing this in a romance just made me smile. We see how much “fun” these two can have in bed and I always love seeing that. These moments really balanced out the more serious toned plot builds on the story.
Truly a most entertaining romance that gives you laughs and smiles all around and guaranteed to make you swoon!!