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

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  5,831 Ratings  ·  206 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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Roseanne These books appear to be able to stand on their own as well as part of a trilogy. I started with book 3 not realizing that it was part of a set. The…moreThese books appear to be able to stand on their own as well as part of a trilogy. I started with book 3 not realizing that it was part of a set. The characters intertwine but you do not need to read the prior books to understand what is going on in this book.(less)
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Belinda Boring
Sep 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)

The Hellion and the Highlander is book three in the Devil of the Highlands series by Lynsay Sands.

This novel can be read as a stand-a-lone, so you don’t have to read in order.

I had an enjoyable time with this historical romance. It was nice to move out of my comfort genre zone and try something different. It’s a little funny in that every time Averill and Kade tried to have some sexy time, things kept interrupting them, and they couldn’t fulfill what they started. Eventually they get to have t
Nothing bad just that I felt like I was listening to the first 2 books again! Too similar!
Is it good or bad when the best you can say about the book is: "It's ok.'? Some would say it's not a glowing recommendation but when you have read as many bad bodice riper novels as me... *shudders*
The Hellion and the Highlander didn't blow my mind or dazzle me with sizzling chemistry but it was a relaxing and sometimes even a bit funny quick read.

What to expect:
- Hero who wants a smart wife with spirit, not only good looks.
- Heroine who is confident (for medieval ages) and takes matters into
Oct 23, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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.
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
Mar 20, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Jul 22, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical
This one wasn't as amzing as the previous two. The story is great and so is the character but I wanted to know what Kade will do meeting his sister or what Merry baby sex is. Sorry but not having my answers made me hate the book at the end even though I enjoyed it.
Susan Carlisle
May 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Super good book and great cover guy!
Ann Lorz
I'm glad that I read The Hellion & The Highlander. I can't believe I missed it or should say forgot about it. Because it's been so long it took me a few minutes to remember the series. I'm happy to say that it did come back to me. Thank goodness, it really helped with the story.

I always enjoy reading historical's by Lynsay Sands, she has the type of characters that I enjoy. Her books always contain enough humor and romance to make the story enjoyable. Her writing is very easy to get into. I
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
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
Oct 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another lovely story by Lindsay Sands. I wanted something fun and light and this book delievered.
I liked this installment much better than book two. The character were enjoyable and plot solid. I love how characters from previous books get to make appearances. Lots of heat, but also cleverness, mystery, and humor. I really loved the humor - the wedding night advice from the maids and the scenes where the heroine tried to apply them were especially entertaining.
The first book in this series is s
Dec 05, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book is not as the title suggests.
I was prepared to read a book where the girl has a temper and does not submit to the guy easily, e.g. The De Burgh Bride. It was not like that at all. She was someone who is supposed to have a terrible temper, but squashed it. Her temper was shown only twice through the book
1) She kicked a guard in the shin because on her parents' orders, she was forbidden to go after her brother
2) She cursed a lot while talking about her encounter with one of her suitors an
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

Oct 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This story keeps smile on my face from page one till the end. Humorus and light with characters that you just simply must love.
Feb 24, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
This is Bk 3, unofficially. Funny story, gotta love the Highlanders...
Completely satisfying end to a great Highlander trilogy. Definitely will re-read these.
О тази книга беше наистина, наистина сладурска.

След като успява да избяга след 3 години плен в Тунис, Кейд пътува към дома заедно с братовчедите си и най-добрия си приятел Уил, когато кораба им бива потопен и Кейд ранен. Сега, той се събужда, след две седмици на легло, от най-прелестния глас, който е чувал, и разбира, че се намира в дома на Уил и сестра му Аверил се е грижила за него през цялото време докато се е възстановявал.

Аверил е отчаяна. Баща й си е поставил за цел да я омъжи, но всеки мъ
Rose May
Jul 13, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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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
Caron Pescatore
Oct 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Megan Altorfer
Aug 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Avril is facing what many women today face the constant judgement of others on her looks, only that the suitors that her father has been bringing her around are rejecting her rather harshly. All her life she has been teased by not only her hair color (red, which back then was a sign of the devil and a temper) but also her birthmark on her cheek (a strawberry mark about the size of a pea, but it is also the sign of the devil) due to those two things she has a habit of stuttering when she is nervo ...more
Michelle K
Oct 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011-read, historical
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
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
Sep 21, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Finding myself as puzzled as other readers that Averill was given the title of Hellion, she is truthfully yes very clever, very ingenuous but very much in control of her vaunted temper however even when she gets to the point of anger she does not come across as being more than normally out of sorts.

Kade is portrayed as a hardy Scot, a man whose worry that the lovely English lass is not up to sharing the challenge of his future endeavors when he returns home to Scotland. He is soon disabused of t
Nov 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
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Aug 20, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 28, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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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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“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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