Going after the final and third book of the series the Devil of the Highlands I had to go to another library to find The Hellion and the Highlander. It was frustrating locating as I wanted to find out all about Kade and his journey he had taken in the Crusades, and of course the love interest in the book.
Lady Averill Mortagne is tired of being set up by her father. No Englishman wanted her due to her flame colored hair and birthmark but now there is a man she has interest in and he feels the same way. It confused Averill that her brothers friend who at the moment is injured has interest where no other man has not. Soon Averill is swept away by Kade and taken to his land.
Kade Stewart has been away at the Crusades, captured but he was able to make an escape. For three years he was from home and now he is coming back. But first he was recovering at his friends house and there he sees Averill. He knows she is the one for him and makes it happen. As Kade travels with his new wife Kade is happy to note that life will be good as soon as they find the person who is causing accidents.
I loved Averill’s character. She was soft spoken and considered not attractive in England. Of course in Scotland she was more than pleasing with her red hair. She grew confidence with Kade helping her.
With Kade he was a warrior you couldn’t help but love. Having him attracted to Averill was an obvious choice but I loved that he wanted her after seeing her fiery side.
Sands creates the villain was not known until the very end. All Sands gave were small hints but nothing really concrete.
With all the books Lynsay Sands gives humors but here you will be laughing at how Averill will go about pleasing her husband and all the advice she is given.
As the end of the trilogy I really liked how Sands finished the story. This series was fantastic to read with strong warriors and strong minded woman. Its a series you will want to read curled up on a couch.
Merry Stewart has been taking care of her family since sixteen years old and now her chance of getting away and starting her own family is so close. What Merry hoped the most did not happen. Her soon to be husband was just like her brothers and father, drunks. She dreaded the marriage but soon found out that all is not what it appeared to be. But now Merry will have to survive her new marriage between drunken nights and accidents which kept happening.
Alexander d’Aumesbery hates the thought of indulging alcohol but it appeared he had lack of self control once he found himself with his new bride. All his manners left him and he acted like a drunken fool. Soon the thought was planted that there was sabotage going on as Alex knew he would not indulge. With helping survive the attacks and keeping his wife happy it was a long journey to see his sister.
The second book to Lynsay Sands series Devil of the Highlands is Taming The Highland Bride. From reading the first book I was anticipating what would come from the second one. I was happy with the result of the blend once again with the Scottish and English.
Merry had her fiery temper and was referred to as a shrew. In a way I guess she was but only to have certain things come her way which was always placed on her shoulders. I liked Merry as she was able to find a way to let Alexander help her through the book, as he took a few loads off her shoulders. Now Alexander you knew what you were getting with Sands description as he was a very loyal man and wanted to do right by most people. I liked that in his character. Then of course together they blazed up the pages and only left you wanting more.
Now as with the plot it was engaging but you were left wondering who the villain was. Of course throughout the book I was shouting its Edda as she could not have changed her spots that quickly, but then came the question of how could she when she was on English soil. The villain was the one responsible for all of the attacks on the road so it had to be one person who was blending in. Sands gives the identity of the attacker with a good twist that you saw coming but not with whom helped.
Now I can’t wait for the mysterious Kade to have his own story in the third book of the trilogy the Devil of the Highlands.
Drifting from one series to another from one author can get sometimes confusing but I guess I am lucky that each series from Lynsay Sands is completely different (Highlanders, Vampires and Regency). I got the first book surprisingly from the series Devil of the Highlands, the book itself is also called, Devil of the Highlands.
Evelinde did not know what to do. She was set to be married to the Devil of Donnachaidh. If she denied her stepmother she would punish her but Evelinde wondered if the Devil was so bad especially after they kissed. Evelinde knew she was going to go with the Devil himself but what she did not expect was the man beneath the name.
Cullen, Laird of Donnachaidh is known as the Devil. He bears the name well but those who know him best understand the man underneath. He does not speak much but his actions show the true man inside. Cullen is happy with the choice of brides but what confounds him is how to make his wife happy. He wants her to trust him but she wants him to open up. They will bump heads but danger will be around the corner and another accident could happen.
Starting the book I was completely immersed into the stories dialogue right away and intrigued about the Devil himself, Cullen. I liked how Sands made him a man of action and not much on talking. But what was even a better transition was how the character Evelinde was able to make him want to change.
Evelinde from the first page was your strong heroine who you wanted to cheer on and have her find happiness away from her stepmother. You wouldn’t think it was in the arms of the devil.
The banter between the two was fun and I liked that Cullen was a good man. It was nice not reading about a laird who was angry all the time. Sands keeps the story light with the few accidents which happen in the book and you will find out the truth about those accidents that made Cullen the Devil to some.
I am interested in reading the next book of the series, Taming of the Highland Bride, where Evelinde’s brother will be fighting his way to win the heart of a Scottish woman who he is betrothed.