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The Husband Hunt (Madison Sisters #3)

3.81  ·  Rating Details ·  2,694 Ratings  ·  184 Reviews
“You can’t help but fall in love with Lynsay Sands!”
—Christina Dodd

New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands takes romance fans on The Husband Hunt. Bestselling author Suzanne Enoch, declares that, “Lynsay Sands hits all the right notes,” and any reader who has ever been touched by the unique Sands romantic magic—be it her delectable Argeneau family vampire novels, he
ebook, 222 pages
Published February 28th 2012 by Avon
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2.5 stars

It started off as a fairly cute story with a spunky heroine, but the more I read...the less I liked it.
Lisa seemed less and less spunky, and more and more idiotic.
The hero of the story, Robert, wasn't anything to write home about, either. I just couldn't buy into his irrational fear that the men in his family were cursed to have unfaithful wives. It seemed silly after a while.
Speaking of many times does someone have to attempt to kidnap you before you start carrying a weap
Lynsay Sands is one of my go-to authors. Her stories are funny and full of ridiculous awesomeness.

This is the final book in the Madison Sisters trilogy. I loved the first 2 books but did NOT like this one. I found Lisa’s character to be so dumb she gives new meaning to the word airhead.

Lisa is trying to move on from her unreturned love of Robert. At the same time, Lisa narrowly escapes a kidnapping and subsequent forced marriage. I don’t know about any of you, but I think something like that ha
Mar 01, 2012 Melissa rated it did not like it
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Aug 27, 2016 Linda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
Lisa has finally realized that the man shes wanted for as long as she can remember, wont ever see her as anything other than a little sister, so now she has to set her sights on someone else, if shes to marry. She just has to forget her heart to do it.
Robert wont take a wife, not with the curse the men of his line has, that their women betray them. When Lisa turns out to be in trouble, he finds himself rethinking the decision, though. Now to persuade her to rethink her own..
Historical romance,
Huma Rashid
A good effort, but rather mediocre. I am a sucker for girl-is-in-love-with-family-friend stories, where the heroine loves her brother's best friend, or her best friend's older brother, so I thought I'd really enjoy this. But the heroine is kind of a twit, and the hero struck me as a little dim but not that bad, all things considered.

Little things annoyed me. And there were so many annoying little things that it led to a two star rating. I just can't give it any more stars, even though I tend to
Lisa and Robert. Hmmmm. I love this kinda story. Where the girl loves the guy and he keeps pushing her away until one day she gives up. But Lisa was too forgiving and Robert didn't grovel.... at all.
Like most of Lynsay Sands books, the Heroine is innocently ignorant. But Lisa takes it to new levels. Reading her character getting into predicaments was like one of those dreams where someone is chasing you and all you can do is walk very slowly, all the while knowing that just isn't good enough. I
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The only reason for me to read this book was the obvious one: I needed to know what happens at the end of this series. Now, having read the other two books (‘The Countess’ and ‘The Heiress’ and reviewed them here and here), I knew what to expect and surprisingly enough, that didn’t bother me much. I was ready for this one and I was thrilled that it took place two years after the other two books. Our heroine thinks herself not just older but wiser, and decides that waiting for the affections of o ...more
May 24, 2012 Elb4966 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
If you like the theme "Women who are too stupid to thrive" then you want to read this book. I could not finish it because I can't imagine someone that stupid. She doesn't even have the excuse of being naive because apparently something sinister happened to her sisters before her, so her eyes should have been open to the ways of the world. If by some chance that didn't happen, her kidnapping (Within the first 2 chapters) should have made her become more concerned about the potential danger she co ...more
Jen (Red Hot Books)
The Madison sisters are back to find a happy ending for the last among them yet to be married. We first met Lisa back in The Countess and it was obvious, even then, that Robert would be the man for her. Unfortunately, Robert is the only one who doesn't see it.

Two years have passed since the events of the last book. And while Lisa has grown older, Robert still sees her as a little sister. Lisa is tired of waiting for him to come around so she decides that she will finally come out and choose anot
Mar 22, 2012 Amanda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this one, and it was definitely my favorite in the series. The previous books would definitely be helpful to read before reading this one, although not completely necessary. I would at least say read the first book so you can get to know the characters and the backstory behind everything - the second book is almost a retelling of the first, but focused on different characters.

The one things with Sands' books is that you really have to let go of reality before reading. There is always som
Jan 31, 2013 Bookswithbenefits rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Best Moment: Okay...there are special sexytimes for this couple and...I swear to of the funniest moments in the history of my reading Lynsay Sands (and that says something) and historial romance was when Lisa is attempting to predict what is about to come by remembering how it's described in her romance novels: "one of the books she'd read had described as planting his victory flag in her turf..." (201). Just...awesome. Particularly with the reference two paragraphs after that. Heehee

♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
I am purely rating this book as it fits in the series. NOT as a stand alone book.

This book was the best of the series. There was only 2 pages explaining the last 2 books instead of a 1/2 repeat like the second. I did not find myself skipping pages like I did in the other books.

Lisa is the youngest of the Madison sisters. She has been in love with her neighbor Robert her entire life. While in London a couple seasons ago, during her sisters troubles, she met Mrs. Mason, who kidnaps her & her m
Elaine Mcdonald
I am 75% through this book and my rating is going down the more I read. The heroine, Lisa is just TSTL!

I finished this last night, but I am sorry I can't recommend this book. would skip the whole series actually. I have read books 2 and 3 and have read that they are better than book 1.

There are better books out there. Sorry!
Finally, a decent historical from Miss Sands. This book covers new ground (rather than rehashing the plot of finding Christiana's dead husband and marrying to gain their dower). Sand's voice is also slightly less stilted in this novel and the flow of events do not seem to be as 'forced' to conform to a particular series in this novel.

I was annoyed when the nobleman who abducted Lisa was revealed to be a kinky sadomasochist, because I kind of liked him.... but I guess that just reveals my bad tas
Danielle Lisle
I am a fan of Sands, but I must admit, with every new release I find myself disappointed more and more. Perhaps because her earlier historicals were sooo good (as is her Vamp series) that I expect all that follow to be as amazing. Sadly, they are not. They are good, so don't get me wrong, they just don't carry that amazing 'Sands flair' that all shone with before.
This was the last novel in the series, and like the two before it, I found it dragging in parts and the end somewhat a let down. Stil
Anne Holly
Jun 14, 2016 Anne Holly rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gave-away
While I usually like family-friend-crush-to-love stories well enough, this book didn't really meet my expectations in terms of that kind of story line, and fell into silliness rather quickly. Not that over the top ridiculousness is always a bad thing, necessarily, but this was just eye rolling. The villain made no sense, and everyone's reaction to what was going on did not compute, at all.

Still, I could have lived with that, but the biggest issue for me was that not a single person in this book
Jul 11, 2014 Stephanie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Original Post 7/10/2014

Overdrive audio, public library download.

After listening to the 45 hour WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART”S BLOOD Last week, this story seemed like a mere novella at under 10 hours (it is not a novella, but a full novel). It was the last book in the Madison Sister series and comes quite close to standing on its own. Released in February 2012, it’s story happens two years after the prior books in the series, THE COUNTESS and THE HEIRESS which w
Rebecca (everyday reader)
Lisa has loved Robert her whole life, but he has always seen and treated her as a little sister. Now, with eligible men vying for her attention, and possibly her hand in marriage, Robert is feeling jealousy and desire but is afraid to admit to it. After foiling a dangerous man's plan an accidental death results. Robert is injured several times trying to protect Lisa and after a lot of time spent together, and a freely given innocence, a great love blooms for them. Great read!!
Danette Steward
I do hate it when the author decides to change a character and make them a complete idiot for the sake of a plot. All was fine until page 258 with the heroine and then....BAM!!... she becomes a fool and senile. Unrealistic. I instantly lost interest and skimmed the rest of the book. Complete turnoff. You'd think an established author could be more clever with their imagination.
Sandra R
I like Lynsay Sands books and wanted to read this to finish the trilogy. It was an enjoyable and fun read as usual. A bit of fluff that you don't need to think too hard about - good if you have been working all week and want some escapism.


I have marked it down a star (would have been 4 stars) because I am getting annoyed with the repeated use of the modern words :~ okay, I guess, is all (instead of that is all) and many other terms of speech used in the US today. I don't remember her u
Sands can be hit it miss for me. Her humor can just hit the mark, or it can be a little too over the top. This one was a little too slapstick for me. While I enjoyed the romance itself, much of the plot had me rolling my eyes.

While I think fans of light comedies, and long-standing Sands fans, will enjoy this, I don't think it was for me.
Oct 10, 2015 Tabitha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wasn't sure how I'd feel about a historical romance series... but I loved it. Also now understand what the other Lynsay Sands fans mean by "hysterical historicals" this was a riot. I had such a great read once I got past the part of it being way in the past. I was so used to the flow of the Argeneau series it was a little bumpy of a transition. Either way, if you enjoyed her other work give it a go...

However, read the Madison Sisters series in order if you can. Begin with The Countess, then foll
Feb 23, 2015 Calisto rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
From the first book, this was the couple I was looking forward to reading and unfortunately, meh, disappointed. I started out with the audiobook, but it was so tedious I moved to ebook (thanks Scribd) just to I can start lemming it.

The biggest problem is that this story wasn't remotely amusing. The heroine was a twit. She's supposed to be naive, country bred proper lady but OMFG she was downright not the sharpest pencil in the box. Heck. I think she couldn't find the box in a paper sack with a c
Kara Oller serdinak
Third installment of the Madison sisters did not disappoint!

I followed the other reviews and skipped the second book. I'm sure i'll go back and read it just for any new little scenes. Suzette was one of my favorite characters with Daniel by her side, but I didn't need a retelling of Dicky-George, and was glad to move along to read Lisa's adventure. Lisa certainly gravitated towards trouble despite her remembering what proper was/is. Robert, stubborn and fluxed reminded me of men in this day and
Elis Madison
The story starts off with a bang--the heroine, Lisa Madison, sneaks off to visit a woman who gifts her with sleazy books. This time, the woman drugs her and her maid, with the intention of giving the heroine to a "suitor" who plans to ruin her and then force her to marry him.

The hero saves the day, then messes it up again by hurting her feelings (she's madly in love with the guy and still dopey enough from the drugs to make a pass, which he soundly rebuffs).

Anyway, once she sort of sobers up, sh
Sep 23, 2016 Belle rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: unfinished
What is this book? Lisa makes a series of questionable decisions, Robert is kind of pathetic and whiny and not at all interesting, and Lisa's brothers in law create the dumbest ploy to make Robert fall in love with Lisa. Also, something about her being kidnapped by a woman who runs a brothel. And this part bothered me too, and not just because of the drugging and implied potential rape. The book's plot is about finding Lisa's would be rapist, but seriously, who's dumb enough to keep trying to ki ...more
Azwildcat * reads too much romance *
***** MY RATINGS *****

Hero rating: 4
Heroine rating: 4
Steam/Action Factor: 3.5
Plot/Storyline: 4

Overall rating: 3
Judy Martinez
Apr 19, 2015 Judy Martinez rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
So bad.

This protagonist has no sense of self-preservation.

Her family had no sense of danger. Does not take the danger seriously, nor does the protagonist.

I wouldn't go as far as TStL but it sure gets close at points.

There's a huge disconnect on the attitudes of the characters and the seriousness on the plot. It's like everyone except the horny, jealous hero are in denial and only focus on the heroine getting lucky with the hero. Really you guys? Instead of taking precautions to protect you sist
Mar 26, 2012 Heather rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Damn I love lynsay sands.... Pretty self explanatory really :)
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Feb 24, 2015 11:34AM  
  • Secrets of an Accidental Duchess (Donovan Sisters, #2)
  • When Marrying a Scoundrel (Victorian Soap Opera, #2)
  • Master of Sin (Courtesan Court, #4)
  • What a Rogue Desires (Reece Family Trilogy, #2)
  • Let It Be Me (The Blue Raven, #5)
  • Reforming the Viscount
  • If You Give A Girl A Viscount (Impossible Bachelors, #4)
  • The Sins of Viscount Sutherland (Lords of Sheffield Square, #1)
  • The Surrender of Miss Fairbourne (Fairbourne Quartet, #1)
  • How to Seduce a Scoundrel (How To #2)
  • One Week As Lovers (Somerhart, #3)
  • A Perfect Scoundrel
  • Never Seduce A Scoundrel (Foxe Sisters Trilogy, #2)
  • Sunrise with a Notorious Lord (Lords of Vice, #4)
  • Surrender of a Siren (The Wanton Dairymaid Trilogy, #2)
  • The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae (Cynster, #18; The Cynster Sisters Trilogy, #3)
  • How the Marquess Was Won (Pennyroyal Green, #6)
  • Between the Duke and the Deep Blue Sea (Royal Entourage, #1)
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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Other Books in the Series

Madison Sisters (3 books)
  • The Countess (Madison Sisters #1)
  • The Heiress (Madison Sisters, #2)

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