If there’s one thing Lady Murine will not abide, it’s her virtue being handed over to the highest bidder. When her scoundrel brother does just that—in exchange for a few Scottish horses, no less—she’s appalled, but she refuses to stand by and let it happen. She’s determined to take matters into her own hands, even if it means braving the countryside alone—or worse, with a tempting Scot by her side.
Dougall set out to sell a few horses to an English lord; he never expected he’d help smuggle a beautiful fugitive back to Scotland instead. When her brother offered Lady Murine for a few horses, Dougall was disgusted and promptly turned him down. But encountering the runaway lass on the road out of town sets something pounding in Dougall’s heart. There’s something about this fierce woman that makes him want to do more than just help her escape. He wants to protect her—with his life and his heart.
If Dougall’s not careful, this Scot might just end up tying the knot…
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I am in love with Lynsay Sands. I have been since I found a certain Argeneau vampire, or in this case, a handsome Highlander.
Though Lady Carmichael would be what one my call, a bad omen, or unlucky, Sands has a knack of writing her characters real. Just as you may find any Argeneau in your grocery store, I am positive there is a Highlander or two walking around as well. We definitely know what is beneath the kilt in this tale and wow, shouldn't there be a sword-wielding man of honor for us all?
Murine has lost everyone she loves and is left to the care of her half-brother when she was distraught. Now that she has become less depressed, she finds herself at the mercy of his good graces or the length of her fortune. Unfortunately, Lord Danvries has already spent her fortune and intends to sell her to the highest bidder. With nothing else to do, Murine would rather die at the hands of bandits than to succumb a slow death at the ends of the man who should care for her and runs from the castle.
Dougall Buchanan is not a man to be toyed with. His brother is Lord and he is afforded the ability to do some of what he would like. As one of the oldest, he takes charge of his younger siblings and he raises horses. Fine steeds he sells to the bloody English for their gold. After realizing he and three of his brothers had traveled to Danvries for no reason because the young Lord had squandered away his fortune, he turns down the verra fine offer to bed the Lady Carmichael, knowing the girl was a virgin and he was an honorable man.
Yep, you guessed it. The Buchanan's find Lady Carmichael all due to a cow, which when I stopped to think about it, would be hysterical in this day and age. What should have been an easy trip, turned harrowing trying to keep out of Lord Danvries way. In that time, Murine and Dougall became friends and more. Let's face it ladies, when those hormones start calling the shots we are done for; gone. Lost to the girl parts calling all of the shots. So was Murine. It was love, true love.
I won't give away all of Sands secrets, but there is a subplot along with the love story which makes the book even more interesting. In the end, the girl gets the Highlander, but it's the path getting her man which always makes the best read.
Lynsay Sands is the nationally bestselling author of the Argeneau/Rogue Hunter vampire series, as well as numerous historicals and anthologies. She's been writing stories since grade school and considers herself incredibly lucky to be able to make a career out of it. Her hope is that readers can get away from their everyday stress through her stories, and if there's occasional uncontrollable fits of laughter, that's just a big bonus. Please visit her on the web.
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