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The Hellion and the Highlander (Devil of the Highlands #3)

4.16 of 5 stars 4.16  ·  rating details  ·  4,431 ratings  ·  154 reviews
Only one man could set her heart ablaze . . .

Lady Averill Mortagne learned to control her fierce temper as a young girl. But if her father insists on parading her before one more English lord who looks askance at her flame-colored hair, she'll simply scream! Her only respite is the time she spends with Kade Stewart, the wounded Scot her brother brought home from the Crusad
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Published August 17th 2010 by HarperAudio (first published February 3rd 2010)
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Belinda Boring
OMG !!! I loved this book so much that I ranted about it for DAYS !!! After a surprise read from another series (Brenda Joyce's Masters of Time) I have been completely obsessed with all things Highlander. Whenever I get a book in the mail, my hubby will look at me as if to say "So babe, what is it? Vampire? Werewolf" and then after seeing the look of giddiness and me almost SWOON, he adds, "Oohhh Highlander". I'm a big fan of Lynsay's Argeneau Vampires series (I own them all) and have loved her ...more
Lady Averill Has been paraded before more men than she can count by her father who despairs of finding a husband for her because of her red hair and devil mark(Birthmark.) She instead, works to help a wounded Scottish nobleman her brother brought home from the Cursades with him. She saves Kade's life, and he finds she is not ugly, and her father keeps saying. Realizing that she is worthy, he marries her, and travels to his homw in Scotland where there is trouble in the making.
The Hellion and the Highlander
4 Stars

Averill Mortagne is a fiery redhead with a strawberry birthmark, a nervous stammer and an intelligent mind. All of this makes it virtually impossible for her father to find her a suitable (or not so suitable) husband. That is until her brother, Will, returns from the Crusades with an injured comrade-in-arms, Kade Stewert. Kade and Averill grow closer as she nurses him back to health, and after their marriage travel to Scotland to take up residence at the Stew
Lori McD
3.5+ stars

So much to love about this book... we finally get to meet Kade Stewart, Merry's eldest brother. And there's finally resolution to clan Stewart.

But there's a lot of heart-breaking scenes in this book, some due to whiskey and jealousy, and some due to plain cruelty and superstition. I was horrified at Averill's rejection because of RED hair and a strawberry birthmark! And I was put out at her over not telling Kade the whole truth of what his brother Brodie did or tried to do to her.

The m
Bronwyn Rykiert
This was a fun light read.

Averill Mortagne believes she is ugly because of words that have been said to her by suitors that her father has paraded her by in the hopes that they would marry her. At the moment she is tending her brother Will's friend, Kade Stewart who has been injured while escaping a prison where they have been held for 3 years. After the last dismal proposal Kade decides that he will marry Averill and take her home to Scotland.

Kade has problems back in Scotland as his father and
The 3rd installment.
I was looking forward to Kade story.
Nice, Simple less accidents than the previous book.


I liked Averil its true she was not as hilarious as Merry but I did like her our own medicine women.
I also liked little Laddie and how protective and sweet he was.
and Kade and Will were also liked.

I have something for stories with wounded men who taking care of by ladies and then he fall for her <3

Completely satisfying end to a great Highlander trilogy. Definitely will re-read these.
This is Bk 3, unofficially. Funny story, gotta love the Highlanders...
I liked this book. It was another typical historic romance set during the crusades. You have a mix of Scottish and English characters. The couple from book one made an appearance but Kade's sister (book 2 romance) did not.

Kade starts out knocked out and unsure where he is. He wakes up to the voice of his friend Will's sister - who of course is his soon to be love interest. Averill's father is trying to marry her off and not having much luck. Kade offers for her and they marry relatively quickly
Susan Carlisle
Super good book and great cover guy!
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My second Lynsay Sands novel. It was highly entertaining, well written, funny, GREAT love scenes.
I didn't like 'The Deed' as much as this one. The novels have stuff in common such as both heros have a secret or surprise at the ending(view spoiler)
Abby Helstrip
Its about Averill and Kade. Kade is Marys brother which Mary was in the previous book Taming the Highland Bride. Previous before that one is the Devil of the Highlands.
I love these books by Lynsay Sands as they are humours, witty, fun to read and you cant forget the passion.
This one was about Averill thinking she wasn't pretty enough to ever find a husband when her brother returns with an unconscious man. Having heard all of the mans tales she starts to fall in love with him. Liking what she see
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Rose May
Note: This review, and all my reviews, comes from my blog - Romantic Rose's Bookshelf (

Book 3 in the Devil of the Highlands series

Lady Averill Mortagne is a red-haired, apparently not-so-beautiful English woman (though it's a bit unclear throughout the book), who spends her life reading and nursing the sick back to health. Her father, desperate to get her married, has tried every trick in the book, parading her in front of many snotty English lords - howeve
Jessica Weissenburger
This was probably my favorite of the series, though it only beat the first by a hair. I was absolutely enthralled by the characters and I actually enjoyed seeing them get past their insecurities. Usually I get annoyed when a beautiful woman thinks she's ugly and worthless, but in this case it was done so tastefully that I actually enjoyed it.

Kade and Averill don't have as much personal baggage as Cullen/Edeline and Alexander/Merry though they have plenty of problems. Someone is trying very hard
Michelle Kelly
Favourite one of the series.

Hellion and the Highlander was my favourite of Lynsay Sand's medieval Highland series. There was just something so heartwarming when the talkative Lady Averill nurses the gravely injured Kade back to health.

Lady Averill has red hair and in the English medieval times, red hair superstitiously meant that the person had a devil temper. Couple that with the strawberry birthmark on Averill's cheek, she was turned down for marriage q
Heather  *trying to find a good book*
3.5 stars.
3rd book in this series. Main characters are Kade Steward, Lady Averill.

Book starts out with Kade awakening from a head injury to a womans voice, that voice belongs to Averill who is telling him tales. Averill has "orange" hair, a stawberry birthmark, and a temper. Unable to find a English husband to wed her due to her being labeled "devils spawn" due to the aformentioned traits.

However, Kade likes all of that including Averill herself. They marry and like the other books in this ser
DID NOT FINISH SUPREME. real rating: 1/2 star
The Book: The Hellion and the Highlander (#3) by Lynsay Sands
Genre: Romance
Crime: Perpetuating rapist enabling mentality
How It Goes Down: (SPOILERS AHEAD)

Lady Averill (the heroine) has already had a run-in with with her husband's brother -- a well established serial rapist. An unpleasant groping that was stopped. By the main almost rape, Sands has written Averill to have overcome her timidity and a strong female ready to take most situations in hand.
Reading this made me realize how hard it must be to write a heroine who is both strong, gusty and independent yet a product of her times. In this novel, our heroine is beautiful and smart but is made into a self-conscious stammerer by stupid superstitions that say anyone with red hair or a mark on their face is in cahoots with the Devil. Kids wouldn't play with her when she was growing up, well, no one but her older brother, and now an adult she's being paraded in front of suitor after suitor on ...more
This the third book in Sands Devil of the Highlands series. And I thoroughly enjoyed it, liking it so much better than the second (I have yet to read the first). One of the things I liked about it the most was the story itself, and how Sands kept you guessing until the end who was behind the attempts on Kade. I also like Averille's and Kade's characters, and couldn't stop laughing at their misfortunes. As with her other series books, I liked revisiting characters from the previous book, and the ...more
Ursula Okerlund
Loved The Hellion and the Highlander

Loved the entertaining story of The Hellion and the Highlander . I laughed out loud a lot and enjoyed the antics of the Heroine and her humble attitude and her intelligence. I loved the story. As always Lynsay Sands is the best Story teller.


2.5 stars for the easy flow of story .
It was okay ... But I was turning pages quickly to get it over with. Didn't feel connection & henceforth the 2 stars... Nothing wrong or bad about it. Just didn't felt like it was meant for me .

This is the third book in Sands' Highlander series. In the first two, I thought the mystery was well done but the romance was underdeveloped. In this one, I felt the opposite - the mystery was very underdeveloped while the romance was a slower build that kept me more emotionally involved. Averill is the sister of Will, Kade's (older brother of Merry from book 2) best friend. The two of them getting together made sense, even if the "I know I'm not really pretty" plot line annoyed me. I don't know ...more
I wanted to love this one, but I was thrown out of the story every single time that they called each other husband and wife instead of by their names. Once in a while is ok, but oh, that got on my nerves.

I did enjoy the little running gag that every time Kade tried to make love to Averill, they were interrupted, either by an attack on Kade or by someone happening upon them. Although I wondered why they didn't just do it at night in their own bed?

The whole second half of the book didn't hold my
Lady Averill has been tending her brother's friend Kade, who was injured during their escape from a prison while on Crusade. Averill is considered to be undesirable, with flaming orange hair, a strawberry birthmark on her face, and a tendency to stammer when nervous. So she is surprised when Kade decides that he wants to marry her. As they go back to his home in Scotland, an unknown assassin follows them.

This was a super cute book, with the perfect combination of tenderness, fun and intrigue. Ka
I missed the second book in this series, and I'm actually pretty disappointed. As with the first book, this was fast paced, funny, with enough twists to keep you going. Again, there was a bit of a mystery going throughout, but I honestly had no clue until toward the end. The motivation given at the end though was unexpected, and the action that followed kept me hating to put the book down until the very end.

I was definitely pleased with this book and will be going on a hunt for the one that I m
This book was by far my favorite of the series, if only for the complete gut busting funny moments. Averill attempting to pleasure her husband while having no knowledge of what exactly she should do was enough to have me rolling on the floor. It seemed this book was a comedy of errors, one thing after another happening. And while there were some serious spots I did enjoy the lightheartedness. Once again Lynsay Sands blows me away with her storytelling and making me fall in love with these charac ...more
4 stars

Loved it...from the first page, to the last and every pages in between!

Kade, imprisoned for 3 yrs, decided to escape when his cousin, Ian, fallen ill and would have died. Barely survived and under the care of his friend who was also imprisoned, Will, and his sister, Averill, he's determined to take over the lairdship of Steward from his druken father. Averill was raised with such low self-esteem, red hair, birth mark, stammering and a temper of a hellion, yup a total package that had Kade
Lil' Grogan
Tepid. Kade wants to bed his wife but something keeps stopping him, she goes around doing things without telling him (because she thinks she knows better than everyone else). (view spoiler) ...more
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LYNSAY SANDS is the nationally bestselling author who is known for her hysterical historicals as well as the popular Argeneau/Rogue Hunter vampire series. With her witty and charming personality, Sands describes books as, “Waking dreams or stories, tales to amuse, entertain and distract us from everyday life.” She’s been writing stories since grade school and considers herself incredibly lucky to ...more
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Devil of the Highlands (3 books)
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  • Taming the Highland Bride (Devil of the Highlands, #2)
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“Husband?" Averill's voice was growing shrill with worry as she asked, "Have you swooned?"
I'm a warrior, wife. Warriors do no' swoon," Kade growled, forcing away the faintness trying to lay claim to him.
Oh," she said, sounding doubtful. "It's just that your eyes were closed."
I was resting them," he snapped.
I see," she murmured, and for some reason that irritated the hell out of him.”
“the shouting below. Leaving her father to deal with Lord Seawell by himself, he and Will had each caught one of Averill’s arms and ushered her up the last few steps. Since his room at the top of the stairs was closest, they’d taken” 0 likes
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