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Falling for the Highlander

(Highland Brides #4)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  4,303 ratings  ·  384 reviews
Lady Murine Carmichael has known her share of bad luck. But when her debt-ridden half-brother tries to sell her off in exchange for a few Scottish horses, it’s the final straw. If keeping her freedom means escaping through harsh countryside alone, so be it. She has barely begun her journey when she lands an unlikely escort—the brawny Highlander who just refused to buy her ...more
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Published January 31st 2017 by Avon
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Jun 17, 2017 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Kilt Lovers
It was a cute romance that should fit the bill for anyone looking for a little Highlander Lovin.


The bad?
Dougall & Murine weren't exactly what I would consider a hot couple, simply because Murine was desperate to marry someone to escape her gross older brother. While they were attracted to each other, Murine was willing to marry Dougall's older brother if that's what it came to. And her reasoning was really sound! In her position, I would have done the same thing, I'm sure. But the fact is, that
Another fabulous historical romance written by Lyndsay Sands! I’ve been gobbling these books up very quickly! This story was about Murine and Dougal Buchanan, but I have to say that Dougal’s 6 brothers and him definitely stole the show! They are all handsome loving men, and they are hilarious when they are all together!

This instalment took us on a hectic journey with all of the characters while they tried to run from Murine’s evil step brother. There was never a dull moment and the story was sur
Dec 24, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-releases
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Falling for the Highlander by Lynsay Sands
Book Four of the Highlanders series
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: January 31, 2017
Rating: 3 stars
Source: eARC from Edelweiss

***Warning: this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers***

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Lady Murine Carmichael has known her share of bad luck. But when her debt-ridden half-brother tries to sell her off in exchange for a few Scottish horses, it’s the final straw. If keeping
MG *Bury Me with My Kindle.. & a REALLY Long Charger*
3 predicable but satisfying stars

A Lynsay Sands HR is always a solid read for me when I want some steamy highlander action along with a side of mystery/suspense in the plot. This book delivered on both, though the "mystery" aspect was extremely transparent from the start (at least to me).

Dougall Buchanan is the 2nd son of a large clan (7 brothers and 1 sister) who makes his living mostly by his horse breeding and trade business. He is on such a venture when he encounters the fair Murine, sister
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Lady Murine hasn't had the best of luck in her life. She has fond memories of her parents and brothers. But they were killed and she was left having her step brother as her guardian. A brother that would try to sell her in return for horses. So when she tries to run away on her prized bull, she meets up with the man that her brother attempted to sell her to. Dougall Bouchann is is just fine with his current
Jan 03, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, arc-edelweiss
Rated 2.5

Lady Murine Carmichael not so nice half brother is selling her off in marriage for horses, yep that's right for horses. Determined not to be forced into marriage she decides to run away and find help with a friend.
Well the horse owner was Scottish laird Dougall Buchanan and wasn't having any of what Lord Danvries offered or proposed.

Dougall and Murine cross paths as Murines attempts her escape from her brother. Dougall decides Murine can join his clan's men and him as she travels to h
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Kitty's review:

OMG, classic Lynsay Sands. For some unknown reason (ha,ha) I love the writings of Lynsay Sands. I love her sense of humor, her characters, her storylines. She makes reading fun, even when there is danger. I started and couldn’t stop reading this story. It was just so much fun and I found myself thinking with a Scottish Brogue when I was finished.

I absolutely, positively fell in love with Dougall. He can pleat his tartan in my presence anytime. I am not sure what it was about him.
Jacqueline's Reads
3.5 Stars

Yay I broke my Lynsay Sands cherry! I usually like to start a new author by reading a first book in the series, but to be honest I didn’t realize this was the fourth book. You can read each book as a standalone and I was perfectly fine reading Falling for the Highlander without reading the other books. I will be starting the other books in the series VERY soon.

This one got mixed reviews and it’s because there wasn’t enough romance between Murine and Dougall. That didn’t bother me at al
Jul 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

It was good, just not great. I liked Murine and Dougall both, I just did not feel the chemistry. They just eventually fell into a relationship. Yes they were hot when they got together. But there was nothing before that leads you to believe they were really hot for each other. Actually Murine would have wed another brother to save herself. Any would do. Obviously this was before she and Dougall got together but it still bugged me. His brothers were funny in their solicitousness towards
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was ok
Lynsay Sands phoned this one in. Lazy writing, silly plot choices (really? All these brothers are so smitten that they bring EVERY dress for Murine to choose from so they are conveniently destroyed by a fire forcing her to wear braies so Dougall can ogle her butt?), and strange word choices (butt cheek? In medieval Scotland, really?). And then it just sort of ends. Do better.

I'd like a book about Aulay, please, given that he's got some hang-ups I think he'd be far more interesting to write abou
Jul 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lady Murine has had a run a bad luck. Everyone she’s loved has died leaving her in the care of her ½ brother who has a gambling problem. In a desperate attempt to buy horses, Murine’s brother offers her use to the Scottish horse traders in lieu of payment. Hearing this, Murine runs away on her pet bull…since they no longer own any horses.

Dougall, a Scottish horse trader and lord, was appalled by Lord Danvries’, Murine’s ½ brother, offer. So when he runs across the same woman Danvries had offered
Edwina " I LoveBooks" "Deb"
Falling for the Highlander is the first Lynsay Sands story I didn't like. Lady Maurine Carmicheal the heroine was weak, stubborn and she keep fainting. There was to much of her going to the potty too. This was a disappointment on all levels. I don't want to read about the heroine hiking up her skirts to relive herself and each time she gets in some weird situation.
Jan 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book was written with Ms. Sands usual flair; with great character's, a wonderful mystery, hot romance, and comedy. (I won't soon look at carrots and a loaf of bread in quite the same way, I'll tell you!!!) Yes, you have to read the book to find out what I mean by that, I don't want to spoil one of the funniest and most unusual scenes of this type I have ever read!

I liked that we got to revisit some of the characters from past books in this series, no matter how small a part they played.

SB*needs low angst books*
I ended up DNF this book. Unfortunately, I just couldn't get into the story and I couldn't understand the heroine's appeal. It seemed more blah and even though I thought some characters could be funny it wasn't enough to get thru it. ...more
3.5 stars

This was actually my second favorite of the series thus far. I just didn't have much time to listen, which dragged it out. I would have most likely rated 4 stars had I read it. I will definitely read instead of listen to the next in the series.
This wasn't bad but it wasn't memorable either. Neither Dougall nor Murine were particularly interesting, but they did have chemistry at least. I just wish they had more of a relationship outside of the bedroom. The plot of Murine's family history and a few life threatening events wasn't really exciting either. Eh. 3 stars for it being written well enough despite my complaints. ...more
Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ebook-owned
2.5 stars-- this hit all the normal beats that stories in this series do, which I enjoyed for the comfort and familiarity. It just didn't hit those beats in any new or particularly interesting way, so there was little here beyond my own personal enjoyment of the series formula. ...more
Dec 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: totally-safe
Historical read
Safe read

- H not a Manwhore
-Virgin h
-great build up
- grumpy but sweet H
-zero OW Drama
- great second characters
- kick ass h
- wish it had a Epilogue
Paula Brandon
Jul 24, 2020 rated it did not like it
While I like my romance, historical romance generally isn't my cup of tea. My partner, knowing I enjoy romance, tried to buy me some books for Christmas, and that's how I wound up with three Highlander books by Lynsay Sands. I think my partner could have maybe tried harder to find out what sort of romance I read. For example, all the Harlequin/Mills & Boon Intrigue books lying about our house! Another clue would be that I didn't enjoy movies like Rob Boy or Braveheart. However, he's sad that I s ...more
Sep 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love this Highlander romance. We have a strong lass running away from her dead beat brother who wants to sell her virtue for a couple of horses. Doug all Buchanan isn't going to have it. Offers her travel to a friend who is part of their clan, and they fall in love along the way! It's amazing, and I love this Highlander series! ...more
Erin Burns
Jan 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss, this does not affect my opinion of this book or the content of my review. GIVEAWAY

This is my happy-go-lucky, light and sappy, happy place. Lynsay Sands is almost always good for a few laughs and a sappy romance, and I have been digging on this series for a while now. In fact, I moved this ahead on my queue after reading a truly angst inducing series, after which I was compelled to go back to the angst which prompted a reread of thi
Tales Of A Bookbug
Feb 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
A great addition to the Highlander series!This one focuses on one of Saidh's brothers - Dougall Buchanan and Murine Carmichael.
Lady Murine has lost a lot in her life and is currently staying with her half brother, who enjoys gambling way too much.He has gambled away her dowry and almost all of his fortune.
But she knows its the end of the straw when he tries to sell her off in exchange of horses!
Dougall and his brothers are disgusted by the offer.They wouldn't end up giving their prized horses to
Ann Lorz
Feb 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Reviewed for Romancing the Readers Blog:

For me, Lynsay Sands is a comfort read. I know when I read one of her stories may it be historical or paranormal I'm going to love it. Her stories are full of laughter and at times you'll also find yourself tearing up too!

I'm so glad we finally have Murine's story. I liked how the author handled her fainting. Now you can find all about why she faints in Falling for the Highlander but you'll get more impact from it i
I found this one disappointing. Sometimes LS tends to make her MCs rather stupid.

Like a comedy of errors with a dash of many small misunderstandings. The story is painfully obvious and by half way I was annoyed and bored. I skimmed the second half.

Murine's step brother sucks. Like REALLY SUCKS. Her family has a way of dying young left right and center. She herself has a way of almost dying too. And man, did that ever wear thin after a while!!!
She runs away from her scummy half brother with the
Feb 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paperback
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Feb 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love all of lynsay sands books. I haven't been able to find any highlander books that can match hers in the slightest. ...more
This was a fun little story and I enjoyed it. Both Dougall and Murine were likeable and their relationship is a good one.

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3.5 stars!! Nice continuation of the series with an action-packed story with lots of humor and suspense thrown in. 👍
Jan 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
*Sent to be via Edelweiss thanks to Tasty Book Tours & Avon Publishing. This is NO way effects my review.*

It's been ages since I've read a Highlander Historical Romance, so much so that once I started reading Falling for the Highlander it felt like coming home. I just adored this book! Oh, and you don't need to read the previous books in this series to enjoy this one!

What I liked:
The Setting- I naturally gravitate towards stories set in Scotland, so of course, I loved the setting in this one! I
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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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  • To Marry a Scottish Laird (Highland Brides, #2)
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  • Surrender to the Highlander (Highland Brides, #5)
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