3rd in series. Humorous historical romance.
1: "The Deed" & 2: "The Key"
Books are connected by relatives - so could stand alone without confusion; but book 1 & 2 are not to be missed. Hilarious!!
After ignoring his betrothed for more than a decade, Lord Blake Sherwell has finally been coerced by the English king into claiming his bride, the hoydenish Seonaid Dunbar. He reluctantly arrives at her father's Scottish keep only to discover his intended is equally averse to the match and has fled to a convent. Scotland in 1395 is no place for a woman alone, so he grimly sets out to retrieve his errant wife to be, and the rollicking adventure begins.
After ignoring his betrothed for more than a decade, Lord Blake Sherwell has finally been coerced by the English king into claiming his bride, the hoydenish Seonaid Dunbar. He reluctantly arrives at her father's Scottish keep only to discover his intended is equally averse to the match and has fled to a convent. Scotland in 1395 is no place for a woman alone, so he grimly sets out to retrieve his errant wife to be, and the rollicking adventure begins. This matched set of warriors--Seonaid has trained since infancy with her father and brother and indeed has her own specially wrought sword--entertains her father's men as well as Sherwell's entourage with their antics, for now Sherwell's interest has been piqued, and he takes up the chase in earnest. Well-placed humor, vividly descriptive passages, and a believable romance between two stubborn but honorable protagonists, together with the added interest generated by the escapades of a host of secondary characters, make Sands' historical romance appealing on many levels.
Tall, warrior heroine. But she's not too much for her intended. She leads him on a merry (or not) chase only to find out she rather likes him. Good book with nice humor.
I really enjoyed this book. I also find I like this author. I loved the strong heroine in this book. After the death of her mother she was raised more like her brother. She learned to fight with a specially made sword. She was more than capable of defending herself. She leads the hero on a merry chase when she finds out he's coming to claim her because she is mad he waited so long to fulfill the bridal contract. It's only after arriving back at her father's estate to see the damage an attack did due to most of the fighting men leaving to rescue her from what they thought was a kidnapping by another man, and talking to another woman that she begins to forgive the hero. At least forgiving him seems reasonable. As explained to her by Lady Wildwood, he wasn't necessarily rejecting her, since he'd never met her, but rejecting the idea of marriage. Toward the end of the book when she tries to change herself to be more ladylike to try and win his love the hero realizes that he misses her the way she was and loves her as she was, not as she's become. I had to chuckle at her resourcefulness in escaping the hero so many times at the beginning of the book. A really good story. But I like Lysay Sands. If you like her books, try Love is Blind and The Perfect Wife. Both very good reads with some really good humor thrown in.
Lynsay Sands writes great stories that you just can't put down.
Fantastic book. I really enjoyed it.
fun book, easy read with a beautiful lonely lady and the man who tames her
Read "The Deed" & "The Key" first & you will enjoy this book (the third in the series) a lot more.
I read it without reading the other 2 and I had no trouble. I enjoyed it. I would like to find the first 2 and read them.
Yet another hit by Lynsay Sands! I have arrived at the conclusion I am just going to have to clear a shelf on the bookcase and order every book she's written, because I haven't been disappointed by one yet.
I loved the interaction between the characters, and how Seonaid is her own woman, and Blake learns to love her for it.
It wasn't her first choice, for Seonaid Dunbar had, like her brother, been trained as a Scottish warrior at her father's knee; but fleeing to an abbey was clearly preferable to whacking on Blake Sherwell with her sword-which she'd happily do before wedding the man.
GET ME TAE A NUNNERY!
It wasn't her first choice, for Seonaid Dunbar had, like her brother, been trained as a Scottish warrior at her father's knee; but fleeing to an abbey was clearly preferable to whacking on Blake Sherwell with her sword--which she'd happily do before wedding the man. No, she'd not walk weakly to the slaughter, dutifully pledge troth to anyone the English court called "Angel." Fair hair and eyes as blue as the heavens hearldy proved a man's worth. There was no such thing as an English angel; only English devils. And there were many ways to elude a devilish suitor, even one that King Henry ordered her to wed.
No, the next countess of Sherwell was not sitting at home in her castle as Blake thought; embroidering, peacefully waiting for him to arrive. She was fleeing to a new stronghold and readying her defenses. Swords and sleeping drafts, claymores and kisses. This battle would require all weapons--if he ever caught her. And the chase was about to begin.
And a chase it was... See how it ended.