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How steamy is it? Sizzling

Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Lynsay Sands welcomes listeners back to the Scottish Highlands, where a gallant warrior vows to protect a beautiful runaway.

Lady Murine Carmichael has known her share of bad luck. But when her debt-ridden half brother tries to sell her off in exchange for a few Scottish horses, it's the final straw. If keeping her freedom means escaping through harsh countryside alone, so be it. She has barely begun her journey when she lands an unlikely escort - the brawny Highlander who just refused to buy her virtue.

Dougall Buchanan was disgusted by Lord Danvries' shameful offer, but Murine tempts him beyond measure. Even bedraggled and dusty, the lass glows with beauty and bravery. Dougall wants to do more than just help her flee. He wants to protect her - with his life and his heart - if she'll only let him. For Murine may be pursued by a powerful foe, but nothing compares to the fiery courage of a Highlander in love.

©2017 Lynsay Sands (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • signe
  • randers nv, Denmark
  • 03-15-17

Good but not great by Lynsay Sands

It's not one of my favorite books by Lynsay Sands. I took some time to be done with it. The characters was a bit boring, Which is a pity, given the storryline is ideal for a realy good book.

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Yess!!

Thank you Lyndsay Sands for this wonderful story. I admit I binged on this audio book, finishing it in about three days. Elle Newlands is such a great storyteller, illustrating the characters in my mind perfectly. I would highly recommend!

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Contrived and Unbelievable

I love Lyndsay Sands however this was not well done, there was what was suppose to be suspense at every corner that was contrived as if there was no real plot. The h faints at the drop of a hat yet thinks nothing of seeing a strange man in the woods all the time, not once but several times and she says nothing. The h well naive to the point of stupidity while the H well nothing interesting about him either. It took 3 weeks to read when normally 2 days, however it just angered me, so I would put the book down or skip through the chapters to get past the contrived plot that was drawn out. There were to many major characters with speaking rolls also.

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Great book.

Great book. Easy listening and couldn’t but it Down. I listened every chance I could sneak in !

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Narrator/accents Brings Story Alive

I LOVE her Argenaeu camp series and this is my first LS's historical romance book. So glad I got Audible and ebook for immersion reading • read with Scottish brogue which I definitely can't do in my head and do be character to life Like a movie in my imagination. Love it. Very different from the paranormal romances but in a good way. I'm excited to read more about the highlander clans, more Bucchans finding their soulmate and not skimping on intrigue and recommend getting the Audible narration of you have a spare credit .

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got to love the highlanders

What made the experience of listening to Falling for the Highlander the most enjoyable?

I enjoy the settings, the time period of the book and that it is another member of a family that were in other books. I also appreciated i was not sitting on the edge of my seat throughout the book. The lead lady was naive but intelligent if somewhat headstrong.

What other book might you compare Falling for the Highlander to and why?

I have enjoyed the highlander series that Sands has written and hope she finishes by each Buchanan brother having his own book. I enjoy the humor Sands puts into her books, Sometimes events appear contrived due to writing or editing, who knows.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Pretty much but i listen to my books while knitting or other needle work. I also listen while doing quiet jobs such as weeding, cooking, sewing, ironing etc. So depending on the size of the job, i may get to listen to the book in one sitting and this one i would have continued to the end with interest.

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Gotta love those highlanders!

The author of this audiobook often adds humor into her romances and her stories make you feel like you are there in their time period. The heroine, Murine, has a bad habit of fainting with any sudden movement or stress. Her English half brother plans to bargain her away for money to pay for his gambling habit, so she runs away. Stumbling upon a group of Highland men who just disgustedly left her brothers house after a failed deal for selling a horse, she begins to travel with them. The men happen to know her dear friends in Scotland and agree to take her there. One of the men, Dougal, takes a liking to her and wants to marry her since her brother gambled away her dowry and her prospects are now poor for a good marriage. While traveling they are beset up by many problems, including someone trying to kill her! Narration was perfectly done.

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great story

love the story. love the audio. love the Arthur. a romance that I can listen and read repeatedly.

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Brogue

Love the narrator's brogue. A quick entertaining read. Highlander stories are always full of action.

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Stunning performance, disappointing book

This might be one of the first times the Narrator was better than the book. I normally love this author, but this was far from her best. It just felt like a rushed romance, and the mystery aspect was predicable and sloppy. The female lead character was pretty good, but lead man had almost no character development so the romance fell flat for me. it felt like she was trying to fit too much into a small book, and left a lot of lose ends that she didn't know what to do with. I am returning this one, which is surprising to me as I own 12 of Sands other books.

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  • TinaP
  • 09-20-17

Really enjoyed this book!

I felt I needed to write a review as an earlier negative review put me off listening to this book for months. I loved the 3 earlier books of this series so felt compelled to complete the set in the end.

I am so glad I did!! I just LOVED it!

It's funny, sweet and charming. Lynsey Sands knows how to write a great book.

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  • Alison Morris
  • 09-04-18

Wouldn’t recommend...

The narrator was great but the story was too slow and not very entertaining. No humour and I think Henry (the bull) was the best bit about it.

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  • Dolores
  • 03-20-17

HER SAVIOUR

Lynsay Sands writes Historical Mortal work just as Greatly as she does Her Modern Day Immortal work.
And Elle Newlands narrates brilliantly. The Best Narrator I've heard so far 📖😁

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  • Julia
  • 02-07-17

Not much is happening

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Not really, it was an easy listen, but nothing to recommend.

If you’ve listened to books by Lynsay Sands before, how does this one compare?

My favourite is Loving daylights, of this series An english bride is my favourite and much better.

What does Elle Newlands bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I think I would not have read the whole book, but listening it while doing something else did mean I did finish it after all.

Was Falling for the Highlander worth the listening time?

I listen to books while I am doing stuff arround the house and it is hard to find enough stuff to listen to, so it was ok.

Any additional comments?

There were some strands in the story that where not followed up, which I always find annoying.

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  • Jo
  • 02-03-17

Such a good book

Loved it.....an enjoyable step away from the stress of life. Funny, passionate and I love the reintroduction to brothers, most excellent.

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  • Maria Tippett
  • 10-01-18

Good but end needed more

I have only listened to two of Lynsay Sands books. But in both books I felt the end needed more work. Other then that it was well written, funny, suspenseful and strong. Well worth the read