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Lana and the Laird

Book 3, Untamed Highlanders

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Description

LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD

Lachlan Sinclair cannot escape his accursed heritage in his Highlands homeland. Somewhat resigned to the fate that destroyed his ancestors, he is prepared to live his life without an heir, without a wife—without love. But when he meets the woman of his dreams in the flesh, the bewitching lass makes him want to throw away his cursed, restrained existence…and unleash the highlander within…

Lana Dounreay has only seen the Duke of Caithness in her dreams as a wild, rugged man, while in reality, his life has been cramped by curses and cravats. He may have forgone his kilt and lost his brogue, but Lana knows that the heart of a true Scotsman beats within his broad, muscular chest. But what plans does the mysterious, passionate Lachlan have in mind for her—and can she convince him that love is stronger than all else?

“You can’t go wrong with a Sabrina York story.”—Desiree Holt

From Publishers Weekly

Mar 21, 2016 – A young woman meets the literal man of her dreams in York's latest Untamed Highlander novel (after Susana and the Scot). In early 19th-century Scotland, Lachlan Sinclair, Duke of Caithness, returns to Scotland from London, determined to restore Caithness Castle with profits from his timber holdings. Lachlan is convinced he must accomplish renovations soon, as a curse and a ghostly vision have convinced him that he will die before his rapidly approaching 30th birthday. Lachlan travels to the home of one of his barons, Alexander Lochlannach, Laird of Dunnet, to convince the baron to clear his lands posthaste. Lachlan meets Lana Dounreay, sister of Lady Dunnet, and both Lachlan and Lana are shocked to realize that they have seen each other in dreams. After secret meetings and moonlight rendezvous, Lana convinces Lachlan to abandon his London cravats for traditional Scottish kilts, as he reconsiders his plans for cutting down the ancient trees. The allure of their mutual attraction is otherworldly and electric. Memorable romance and engaging characters are the highlights of this novel, and the touch of mysticism never overwhelms the core story.

Customer Reviews

Good!

What a good book! I love the characters Lachlan and Lana and the secondary characters make the books so much fun. There's tense suspense and plot twists and great sexual chemistry. This series is full of strong women who will do anything to protect their families and the alpha Scots that love them. And wee Isobel who is seriously hilarious and scary brave and determined.

This never could have been any other way - a wonderful series

Lana is the youngest of the three sisters, and she is not as bold or aggressive as Hannah or Susanna. They protect her and her ‘fanciful’ notions, for Lana speaks with spirits, and is often wholeheartedly resolved in what they have told or shown her. For years she has dreamed of her fated love, a braw and fierce Scotsman, devoted to her. Imagine her surprise when this man from her dreams is in front of her, dressed as an English Lord, hardheadedly determined to continue the clearances and rebuilt his family castle.

Lachlan Sinclair, Duke of Cathness was living in London until the ghost of his father entreated him to return and rebuild the castle before it’s too late. Lachlan is convinced (aided by some despicable family members) that his line is cursed to die before their 30th birthday – and he must do two things to save himself. First find and reassemble the MacAlpin Cross and find the treasure – all while restoring Cathness castle to its former grandeur. With repeated hauntings, and rumors of an uprising amongst his lairds he heads to meet with Dunnet to discuss the issue.

From the earlier books you will have a sense of Alexander and Hannah, and the honor with which Alexander seeks to live his life. Faced with the dandy duke, he’s not willing to agree to the clearances, and hopes to show Lachlan just where he is wrong. Prodded by his despicable cousin Dougal, he’s stalwart in his decisions, thinking they are right. Until Lana – she makes him wish for more: for himself, for his life and even for his people. It was hard to love him right off, he had lost so much of his sparkle being focused on the curse and his very English upbringing, and the interactions with Alexander start to awaken his long-buried sense of honor and his problem solving nature. With Lana ‘pish-poshing’ his curse, and telling him she thought his mother wanted him to think things through, she was entirely the breath of fresh air he needed. And the boost to get in touch with his long-dormant Scots roots.

And while the connection between the two of them is wonderful, when they head up to Lana’s home because of more threats to her father and the estate, the story heats up nicely. From the stolen kisses to much, much more, Lana leads Lachlan on a journey of discovery: finding the pieces of the cross, his Scottish roots and his true desire. Secondary characters all add to the story in ways that are unexpected and often hilarious, and Isobel, at just six is the proud owner of a new sword (courtesy of Lachlan) and a terror with her bow and arrow. Most decidedly a scene stealer, it is through Isobel that Lachlan realizes just HOW desperately he needs Lana and the other members of the family in his life – for support, love, happiness and above all, entertainment.

This book brings the series to an end, and while it will read alone quite nicely, the gradual development of the plot as a whole, as well as opportunities to see each character grow and change throughout the series is not to be missed. I love York’s style for historical romances, and these characters are never quite wholly what one would expect, yet when you finish, you realize they never could have been any other way.

I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

Fabulous!

I loved this captivating, adorable historical romance. My attention was captured in the first few pages and soon I found myself swept away into the Scottish 1800's with fantastic narrative and a great story. I hadn't read a historical romance for awhile and l thoroughly enjoyed the intrigue, mystery, drama, action, romance and some laugh out loud moments that kept me wanting more. Loved the sizzling chemistry between Lachlan Sinclair and Lana Dounreay as well as the feistiness of Lana. Enjoyed that Lana took what she wanted, and never regretted her actions. This was such a entertaining story as well as a sexy read. It also contained great secondary characters that added so much depth to this story. Isabel ( Lana's niece ) was so adorable and stole the scenes that she was in. Great to read a story with such great independent strong women characters. Loved it! Highly recommended!

Received a complimentary copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Lana and the Laird
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  • Category: Historical
  • Published: May 31, 2016
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Seller: Macmillan / Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
  • Print Length: 384 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 3, Untamed Highlanders
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