Friday, July 11, 2014

To Marry A Scottish Laird Book Tour: Review + Excerpt + Giveaway!

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Welcome to my post for the To Marry a Scottish Laird book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as an excerpt and a giveaway for a copy of An English Bride in Scotland and a prize pack. But, before we get to all that, allow me to introduce the book:

To Marry A Scottish Laird (An English Bride In Scotland, #2)
Release date: June 24, 2014
Publisher: Avon 
Genre: Historical (Highlander) Romance
Series: An English Bride in Scotland #2

New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands returns to the Highlands of Scotland in her hottest new historical romance yet!

Highlander Campbell Sinclair is no stranger to battle, so when he sees a lad attacked by bandits, he jumps into the fray. He didn't count on being stabbed. Grateful to the boy for nursing him back to health, Cam offers to accompany Jo safely to his destination. But when he accidentally comes across the lad bathing in the river, Cam discovers that Jo is actually Joan . . . with the most sinful of curves.

Joan promised her mother that she would deliver a scroll to the clan MacKay. But traveling alone is dangerous, even disguised as a boy. When a Scottish warrior lends his aid, she is more than relieved . . . until he surprises her with lingering kisses and caresses that prove her disguise hasn't fooled him. As their passion ignites, will the secrets of the scroll force a wedding . . . and lead to a love she's never known?

My Rating: 5 Roses

A charming, lovely, romantic read, To Marry a Scottish Laird was a fantastic historical romance. I totally loved this book! It was sweet, enjoyable, and with a few surprises in store. I've adored every book I've read by this author and this one is no exception.

Joan was a lovely heroine. She was strong and definitely wasn't a woman to be underestimated. She was determined and a genuinely kind heroine. My one issue with her was that I wish she hadn't let the jealous ladies get to her so easily. She was too easily convinced of her own insecurities. But, other than that, I really liked her.

Cam was wonderful. He was so sweet and utterly adorable. He was strong, honorable, and protective of his loved ones. I totally loved him. He was perfect.

The romance was a mix of sweet and hot. Joan and Cam were wonderful together. They had some issues with miscommunication and assuming things about each other at first. But, despite that, they were perfect together. And the chemistry between them was super hot. They literally couldn't keep their hands off of each other and there was plenty of steaminess. I thought they were great together.

The plot was fast paced and I was hooked the entire way through. They mystery of who was trying to kill Joan was well done. It added some thrills and I never suspected who it turned out to be. And there were a couple other surprises along the way, especially the truth about Joan's family. I really enjoyed the story and the ending was perfect.

To Marry a Scottish Laird was a brilliant historical romance! I absolutely loved this book. It was romantic, surprising, and truly enjoyable.  Romance lovers, this book is a must read.

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*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

“Jo?” he said, dropping to his knees beside her. When she moaned and turned her head, relief coursed through him like he’d never before experienced. Her eyes were still closed, but she was alive at least, and she was stirring.

Bending, Cam scooped her up in his arms and straightened. The action brought her eyes open and she moaned again and winced as if the light bothered her.

“Oh, my head,” she muttered, turning to press her face against his chest.

“What happened?” Cam asked, carrying her quickly back along the river toward the clearing.

“I fell out of the tree,” she admitted on a sigh, raising one hand weakly to the base of her skull.

Wincing at her own touch, she pulled her hand away and Cam cursed when he saw the blood on her fingers.

“What the devil were ye doing in the tree in the first place?” he asked sharply.

“Trying to get a pheasant,” she admitted, sounding weary. Jo blinked her eyes open to give him a wry smile as she explained, “I knocked it out with my sling shot. I thought it was dead, but when I started to come back down the tree with it, it woke up and startled me. I fell...” she shrugged and turned her face into his chest again.
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About the Author:
Lynsay Sands
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 are occasional uncontrollable fits of laughter, that’s just a big bonus.

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