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Hunting for a Highlander (Highland Brides, #8) Four Buchanan Brothers Have Found Their Brides Only Three To Go In This Scintillating Romance From New York Times Bestselling Author Lynsay Sands Lady Dwyn Innes Feels Utterly Out Of Place Among The Eligible Women Who Ve Descended On Buchanan Keep, Vying For The Attention Of The Last Unmarried Brothers She Isn T Long Legged And Slender Like Her Sisters, Or Flirtatious And Wily Like Other Lasses Since Her Betrothed Died, Dwyn Has Resigned Herself To Becoming An Old Maid Yet A Chance Encounter With A Stranger In The Orchard Awakens Her To A New World Of Sensation And PossibilityAfter Weeks Away, Geordie Buchanan Returns To Find His Home Swarming With Potential Brides, Thanks To His Loving But Interfering Family But One Lass In Particular Draws His Attention From The Moment He Spies Her Climbing A Tree Lady Dwyn Is Not Nearly As Plain As She Thinks Her Lush Figure And Eager Kisses Delight Him, As Does Her Honesty But The Real Test Lies Ahead Eliminating A Hidden Enemy, So That He And Dwyn Can Seal Their Highland Passion With A Vow I ve read several of the books in this series and I will always continue because this family is so much fun I really liked Dwyn and Geordie She s stronger than she thinks and always speaks her mind He s loyal and protective Together there s loads of chemistry and non stop commentary from his brothers Plot wise, it was okay The scenes went in a circle of sexy times to attempted murder to beatings and threats of rape Literally, that was the entire story Oh, and constant mentions of Dwyn s breasts and nipples that constantly pop free from her neckline There were small steps of them getting to know each other with words, but it felt few and far between When she would try to explain the danger, he would kiss hereventually I just started rolling my eyes Overall, it was the characters that kept me reading as I really did want them to have their HEA I think there s two brothers left and I can t wait to see what s in store for them Huge thanks to Avon for providing the arc free of charge Read this on our blog Nen and Jen 1 2 STARSLet me just start this by saying I should have known how steamy this book was from its cover I usually ignore this as books with some steamy times generally have half naked men on the cover and they re only moderately steamy This book was definitely an exception to the rule Not always in a bad way but occasionally it was like WOW That s some stamina right there, haha So besides from that Book Blurb Four Buchanan brothers have found their brides only three to go in this scintillating romance from New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands Lady Dwyn Innes feels utterly out of place among the eligible women who ve descended on Buchanan Keep, vying for the attention of the last unmarried brothers She isn t long legged and slender like her sisters, or flirtatious and wily like other lasses Since her betrothed died, Dwyn has resigned herself to becoming an old maid Yet a chance encounter with a stranger in the orchard awakens her to a new world of sensation and possibility After weeks away, Geordie Buchanan returns to find his home swarming with potential brides, thanks to his loving but interfering family But one lass in particular draws his attention from the moment he spies her climbing a tree Lady Dwyn is not nearly as plain as she thinks Her lush figure and eager kisses delight him, as does her honesty But the real test lies ahead eliminating a hidden enemy, so that he and Dwyn can seal their Highland passion with a vow.Characters Dwyn I actually quite liked Dwyn She was smart, brave and genuine I really liked the way she didn t let the competition to win a suitor make her turn vain I felt like she held her role as broodmare and bargaining chip for her father s land quite well all things considering She was just making the best of a shitty situation and happened to get lucky that Geordie was a decent guy, if only a bit virile Geordie Honestly the man was a beast In a good way Depending on how much stamina you have I felt like he played one role in this though overprotective and amorous He did show some progressive thought when he insisted on asking for Dwyn s hand in marriage rather than just taking her father s permission as a done deal This was mostly accurate to the events of time period though so I couldn t hate him completely for this Plots like this will still never sit quite right with me though Side Characters The other Buchanan brothers were HILARIOUS I loved them and honestly the family dynamic kept me interested when I got bored of all the smexy times and ended up skim reading a few pages Yes they re explicitly descriptive If this is your cup of tea then you d probably like this book For me it was all just a bit too much.This book had great pacing and was a relatively easy read There were only a few instances were the ye and ere phonetic type writing got me caught up I generally enjoy the Highland Historical Romance genre so most of these are familiar to me It added a charming element to the story but not everyone is a fan of that, so it s something to bear in mind I suppose Similarly, this story also had multiple POV from Dwyn and Geordie s perspectives It wasn t always outlined or made clear but considering this was an un proofed draft that might change with publishing.My only other concern with this book were the endless amounts of dramatic, semi violent events that plagued Dwyn and Geordie s HEA They were quickly resolved though and with the inclusion of ANOTHER passionate moment, the HEA got back on track It felt like this cycle repeated itself three or so times during the book This was a bit like whiplash as I read it all in one sitting but would be better suited for those who read books in multiple sessions Then perhaps each sitting would have an interesting mini adventurous story arc to get through. Hunting for a HighlanderHighland Brides series 8Lynsay Sandshttps www.facebook.com Lynsay SandsRelease date 01 28 2020Publisher AvonBlurb Four Buchanan brothers have found their brides only three to go in this scintillating romance from New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands Lady Dwyn Innes feels utterly out of place among the eligible women who ve descended on Buchanan Keep, vying for the attention of the last unmarried brothers She isn t long legged and slender like her sisters, or flirtatious and wily like other lasses Since her betrothed died, Dwyn has resigned herself to becoming an old maid Yet a chance encounter with a stranger in the orchard awakens her to a new world of sensation and possibilityAfter weeks away, Geordie Buchanan returns to find his home swarming with potential brides, thanks to his loving but interfering family But one lass in particular draws his attention from the moment he spies her climbing a tree Lady Dwyn is not nearly as plain as she thinks Her lush figure and eager kisses delight him, as does her honesty But the real test lies ahead eliminating a hidden enemy, so that he and Dwyn can seal their Highland passion with a vow.My review When plain said Dwyn meets a man who awaken her passion, will she be enough for him When I read the blurb, I immediately preordered this book, I am a sucker for wallflower finding their voice But it is some much than this classical trope.It is only later I realized this book is the eighth in a series, but never I felt lost, the many characters are introduced with right amount of details to get to know them and appreciate their strength.So much I need now to read Aulay and Conran stories.Be warned you are in for one steamy and scorching hot ride, as the main couple can hardly keep their hands from the other.Dwyn is so much than most people sees in her, she might not meet some beauty standard, yet her kindness and resourcefulness enhance her natural and inner loveliness.She is sure a quiet young woman, but she is not demure nor weak She just needs the right incentive or person to enlighten what already lies on the surface but is not always seen among other prettier declared women.I loved she is no woman to drop and weep when hardships fall on her steps, she does not run in circle, arms up, she considers her options and acts.She is also genuine and straightforward, she knows who she is and what are seen as her shortcomings, she speaks her mind.Still when she meets Geordie, she knows he is well out of her reach as she is ordinary than a renowned beauty.Geordie, in fact now I realize I learned few about him albeit he is a honorable and fierce man, he was raised along his siblings in what seems a close knitted tribe, so despite the loss of his parents, he never lacked of care and love The Buchanan siblings are a cohesive bunch Yet, when in intimate contact with Dwyn, she stirs feelings he never felt, he can t shake her out his system, and when misfortune befalls on her, he is unable to rely on other for her safety, he must be the one on the front line to protect her.And he will face a lot of trouble as many twits and turns await them as danger is lurking in the shadows.4.5 stars for this fast paced, full of actions, steamy and entertaining read of a man and his clan banding together to protect the woman he came to value than life.I was granted an advance copy through Edelweiss by the publisher Avon, prior to it, I preordered my own.Here is my true and unbiased opinion.https www.facebook.com 429830134272 Note I received this book as an ARC in exchange for an honest review from the publisher This book is scheduled for release by Avon on January 28, 2020.OverallI ve read every historical romance Lynsay Sands has released, including all seven previous entries of the Highland Brides series She s an author who plays into specific tropes with an incredibly melodramatic style of writing That s not a criticism as a soap opera lover, I love melodrama and there s honestly not a lot of authors who can do it well She s one of them.When I first started reviewing the Highland Brides series, I hadn t yet identified why exactly I go back to Lynsay Sands over and over again because I don t read a lot of authors who write in this style And it s because her melodramas are incredibly entertaining, almost always satisfying, and comforting She writes lusty heroes and heroines who have a lot of sexual chemistry are always in the middle of murder mysteries, and I always know exactly what I m getting when I pick up a Lynsay Sands novel.The Buchanan brothers were introduced to us in The Highlander Takes a Bride when the sole sister of the rambunctious group, Saidh, gets married There are seven brothers, and Hunting the Highlander is the fifth of their stories Geordie is one of three unmarried Buchanan brothers who returns to the keep to find it filled with unmarried women looking for husbands to inherit their father s land because they have no brother This is a good opportunity for the Buchanans who have a lot of brothers but not a lot of titles.Geordie seeks solace and silence by sleeping in a tree in the orchard only to be woken up one of the potential brides fleeing tormenters We meet Dwynn Innes, heiress to a holding by the sea in the Lowlands Dwynn is not a typical beauty, but she and Geordie hit it off immediately and there s not a lot of conflict as to whether they re going to end up together They re immediately attracted to one another, but someone seems to want to cause Dwynn harm.I really liked this book I think that Geordie and Dwynn are probably my third favorite couple in the series Ross and Annabel are always going to be number one The attacks and attempted murder stuff is all fine and predictable The most I can say in relation to that stuff is that it doesn t drag the book down and it s nicely paced As always, both our leads get injured a lot which lets the other person confront their feelings That s a Sands trope I m ready for.I think my only critique of this book is the focus on Dwynn s breasts Her sisters lower all of her necklines to an excruciating degree there are lots of times when we re told her nipples are basically showing and I feel like that doesn t match the fashions of the time period It s a weird central theme that repeats until literally the end of the book Early on, Geordie even sees Dwynn and only recognizes her because he s looked at her breasts than her face It s a discordant note in an otherwise delightful book.SpoilersI mean, Dwynn has been kidnapped and beaten at the end of the book, and one of her rescuers literally takes the time to comment on her breasts The focus on Dwynn s breasts is TRULY distracting and something I m just going to have to whistle past when I reread.I don t have a lot of specifics to comment on because I liked this book It s not a deep read, to be honest Nothing made me so mad I have rant for several paragraphs, but nothing also made me want to wax poetic about it.I will say this is a better love story than a lot of the others it earns its place as my third favorite in the series Dwynn and Geordie are honest with each other, they spend a lot of time talking to one another, and have a lot in common It s not just lust between them, which is common It s genuine attraction that I can see deepening into long lasting love as they go on in life Geordie is genuinely delighted with who Dwynn is as a person, and it s very sweet to read.I gave this 3.5 on my site, but rounded it up to 4 because the romance is better than 3 stars. Breasts Large breasts, globular breasts, peach colored nipples, breasts bouncing and breasts that are spilling out all over the place Yes, this book is heavy on the ample bosom of Dwyn our female protagonist Think Dolly Parton in a kilt This book also follows the plot devices that all of Ms Sands books use in this series That makes this a very comfortable read if a little boring The mystery was a good one because I couldn t figure out who was doing it I did not go with the most obvious, but I didn t figure out who was causing all Dwyn s difficulties and someone else s death and her eventual kidnapping.One thing I did get from this book that I don t usually think about while reading, is the state of the moat, what exactly goes in there and how things must have smelled in this age I have since sterilized my toilet and kissed my plumber I would have kissed my plumbing too, but let s not get too crazy here An excellent read for total escapism ARC supplied by the publisher. Geordie is one of the Buchanan sons, he s just arrived back at the Buchanan keep, where his eldest brother Aulay is Laird and Clan Chief He s been helping the Macleod Clan and their new Laird, and he is surprised to find the keep heaving with people and he has bedded down in the orchard.He bumps into the Lady Dwyn, when she is escaping some of the other young women who have decided to pick on her because she is not a classic beauty, and because she is a curvy girl She escapes into a tree, and Geordie follows her up, and is immediately attracted to her significant assets What Geordie doesn t realise is that his sisters in law have been promoting matches between the remaining single Buchanan brothers, and the keep is overrun with prospective brides and their families Everyone is keen to ally themselves with such a powerful clan.Dwyn s father is keen to gain this alliance to protect the Innes clan from the Brodie clan who want to take them over Dwyn has gone along with this, but she is convinced she is too plain and plump to be chosen.Gwyn s young sisters are keep to help, and have altered all her gowns to show off her breasts, they exert an immediate fascination over Geordie, and very quickly he is falling for Dwyn, and defending her from the nasty taunts of some of the other prospective visitors He also can t keep his hands off her, and is increasingly enchanted by her plain speaking and kindness to others However, when they are repeatedly attacked and injured by strangers, who is trying to hurt them, and why are they targeting Dwyn Is it Brodie, trying to abduct and marry her to gain the Innes Clan lands, or is it someone else.Lyndsey sands has a very lighthearted humorous writing style, and the book is filled with Dwyn falling out of her dress like some something of medieval Barbara Windsor There is also no sense that anyone minds this at all, and she and Geordie can t keep their hands off each other There is a lovely lighthearted cast of side characters for some comic relief to all the drama, and I thought this was a sweet and lovely read.I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book and all opinions are my own. I received an ARC from netgalley for a fair and honest review.This is the first book in the Highland Brides series and once I finished it took me awhile to make this review because I immediately went back and read the other Buchanan brothers stories after instantly falling in love with them all Geordie is the 5th Buchanan brother and he is immediately intrigued by and attracted Dwyn when he spots her hiding in a tree Within the first meeting the two can barely keep their hands off of each other What follows is a sweet and funny story of two people falling in love with large amounts of loving, but interfering family members.I instantly liked Dwyn She had such an open and accepting aura that made it easy to see why Geordie instantly fell for her.Wardrobe malfunctions and accidents plague Dwyn that ultimately draws her and Geordie closer together Figuring out who is trying to hurt Dwyn and why isn t as obvious at it first appears and I enjoyed reading how the story played out The only issue that I had with the book was that when talking about his nieces and nephews, Geordie said that Saidh had two sets of twins, a set of girls and a set of boys But reading previous books, it s been mentioned numerous times that she had triplet girls and then was expecting again in the book before this Maybe that was just a mix up on the author s part view spoiler I m interested in seeing after she is done with the last two Buchanans if she will have a story for Dwyn s younger sister Una and MacGregor, who I believe was introduced in this story hide spoiler Lady Dwyn Innes goes to the Buchanan Keep with her sisters and father when there is an opportunity for girls to marry one of the three remaining Buchanan brothers, but she don t think she has enough chances to captivate one of them, she sees herself as being plain and not slender enough and not beautiful like the other lasses She is prepared to become a old maid when one day she encounters Geordie Buchanan in the orchard and both become instantly smitten with each other Later he asks for her hand in marriage and she accepts and they are both so happy and crazy in love with each other for a time, until a perilous enemy ressurges wanting revenge against Dwyn and they have to end his threats so they can live happily and in peace again I loved the book, Geordie and Dwynn were perfect together The suspense around the story also kept me intrigued to know who was behind it I received an free arc copy of this book from the publisher in exchange of an honest review, all opinions here are my own. 4.5 stars rounded upLady Dwyn Innes knows she doesn t fit in among the array of beautiful women crowding the Buchanan keep in hopes of marrying one of the remaining single brothers Since the death of her original betrothed, Dwyn has resigned herself to being a spinster and caring for her father But a meeting with a stranger in the orchard where she s hiding from the taunting women gives her a taste of passion.Geordie Buchanan is dismayed to return after weeks away and find his home overrun with women He believes himself not ready for marriage but when he encounters a lady climbing a tree, he s delighted by her passion, honesty, and sweet personality He decides he must marry her, but first they must defeat a mystery enemy who continues to threaten their future.This book was pretty hilarious and farcical in places These two came together very quickly, but there was a lot working against them just when things would calm down a bit for them, something else would happen to derail them I thought this would wind up getting on my nerves, but really it just held my attention, brought them closer, and kept me rooting for them This one is full of big, strong highlanders and heartfelt familial moments and I m looking forward to further installments in this series.I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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