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The Highlander's Promise

(Highland Brides #6)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  1,700 ratings  ·  197 reviews
In a spellbinding new Highlands story from New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands, the laird of the Buchanans finds the one woman who is his equal in passion and courage...

Aulay Buchanan has retreated to his clan’s hunting lodge for a few days of relaxation. But the raven-haired beauty he pulls from the ocean puts an end to any chance of rest. Though he christens h
Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Published June 26th 2018 by Avon
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Another fabulous read! This was the 6th book of the series and I have enjoyed it most of all! Aulay Buchanan is the oldest brother of the 7 handsome men; but he’s the one with the scarred face that everyone scowls at. No one can look at him with out disgust until he saves a lady’s life... when Jetta looks at him it’s with love and awe. He’s her angel saviour and she thinks he’s her husband! Jetta was in a bad boating accident that has caused her memory loss, and when she finally wakes up, she th ...more
3 1/2 stars

This is the 6th book in Lynsay Sands' Highland Brides series, and the story creatively unfolds in this adventure featuring Clan Buchanan's chieftain Aulay and a mysterious, beautiful woman who quite literally sails into his life.

Aulay is the eldest of the current clan generation which includes 7 brothers and 1 sister (Sidhe who was the subject of an earlier book in the series). While Aulay was briefly introduced in earlier stories in this series, we don't much about him beyond his lov
Lover of Romance
Jul 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from Avon in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

The Highlander's Promise is the latest release in the Highlander series by Lynsay Sands. This is number six in the series, and this book features the oldest of the siblings, Aulay. For those new to this series, its a series set in Medieval Scotland, which is set around this one family, eight sibli
Elley Murray
I DNF'd this at 15% because I was getting major gross creepy vibes from the male lead, Aulay. Like, creepy to the point that I found myself highlighting passages because of the super high ick factor. He basically finds a woman unconscious tied to the mast of a ship floating in the ocean, and he brings her back to his lodge to get her medical help from one of his many (MANY) brothers. While she's unconscious he keeps noticing her breasts and and fantasizing about her. It was these two lines that ...more
3 stars! 😊. It was ok.. I think I was disappointed because I had such high expectations for Aulay's story.. I wanted a Beauty and the Beast type of story and got a soapy dramedy instead.. 🙄 I really like Ms Sands books.. but now that we're onto the 6th book in the series I'm seeing a lot of repetition of similar plot-lines from the previous books, the same types of attacks over and over on the h, the h losing her clothes in some way or the other, the h making rash decisions or trusting someone c ...more
The heroine is in a shipwreck and loses her memories. She wakes up and thinks the hero is her husband. The Highlander's Promise was enjoyable to listen in audiobook. There's a fun cast and laughable moments that were a bit cheesy, but cute. The mystery concerning the heroine's lost memories was evenly paced and the villian's motivation quite strong.
Jun 26, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hard one to rate. Porous quality plot/ ridiculous villain, though it’s quite enjoyable throughout (if some cringe-worthy, huge creep factor, consent violations were put aside).

Genuinely nice characters and great family dynamics. Funny at times, though at many points things were shoved way over the line.

As mentioned, I had a major problem with the way the author had him lusting after her so excessively while she was unconscious. Any normal person would be more concerned about her injuries, less
Tracy Emro
Jun 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: edelweiss
Laird Aulay Buchanan's day is not going as expected. He felt a black mood coming and set out to his hunting lodge for some time alone, but his younger brother Alick has tagged along. Aulay reiterates that he is going fishing - nothing more. Alick is disappointed (he was hoping fishing meant drinking and wenching), but decides to stay for a couple of days anyway. They take a boat out on the ocean and Alick spots something - it looks like a ship mast. They get closer and discover a woman tied to t ...more
I had read a few of the other books in this series, so I was interested in this one.

I liked Jetta and Aulay well enough. They’re both good people and loyal and I liked their spark together. Both of them seemed to fall into their spouse roles quickly and there was chemistry. Of course there are loads of brothers and sisters and wives, but I gave up trying to keep them straight.

Plot wise, it was interesting. I don’t think I’ve ever read amnesia in a romance book before and I’m not entirely sure
Jul 26, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook-owned
3.5 stars -- Again, I have to caveat that this series has a disturbing trend of using horrific sexual assault/violence as plot contrivance or way to catalyze "crazy" behavior from villains, and that is a very sour note in books that are otherwise quite charming

That said, I love the hell out of this series. I love the family dynamics, I love how light & silly these usually are, and I love that they are super low angst-- almost all conflict is external in some kind of mystery plot and it is ju
Barbara Rogers
Jun 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Series: Highlanders #6
Publication Date: 6/26/18

It isn’t turning out to be a good day in the neighborhood for Laird Aulay Buchanan in this lovely, well-written new book in the Highlanders series. The story is delightful, the characters are wonderful and relatable and the romance is sigh-worthy. You’ll giggle and laugh-out-loud at Aulay’s brothers and sister and their families. They are in-your-face, interfering and wildly loving and supportive of each other. It is a family we’d all love to have a
Dawn ♥ romance
Jun 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical
I enjoyed this historical romance where another Buchanan brother falls in love. I particularly liked how the heroine sees beyond hero's scar and her openness as their relationship developed. It was nice including the siblings and their families from previous books in the series. Laird Aulay rescues a woman from the sea who has amnesia and calls her Jetta.
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Highlander's Promise by Lynsay Sands is book Six in the Highland Brides series. This is the story of Aulay Buchanan and Jetta. I have read (and Loved!) the other books in this series, but feel you can make this a standalone book.
Aulay has visible scar on his face that turns women and children away from him. Aulay received the scar the same time his twin brother was killed. Even though Aulay has several other brothers and one sister he still feels the lost. When he goes to be by himself to fish
J. W. Garrett
Source: paperback

“I have a wonderful shelter, which is my family. I have a wonderful relationship with my brother and sister; this makes me feel that I know always where I belong.” –Jose Carreras

I was already familiar with the Buchanan brothers, their sister and their friends. I love this series. I read them years ago and I hope to re-read them so I can write a review.

Personal note: I was shopping in a brick and mortar store when I found Lynsay Sands’ latest book ‘The Highlander’s Promise’ on d
Good book. I've been looking forward to Aulay's story, and it did not disappoint. Aulay is the oldest of the Buchanan's and laird of the clan. Several years earlier he was badly scarred in a battle that also killed his twin brother. On his return, his fiancée refused to marry him because of the scar. Since then, Aulay has resigned himself that no woman would want him and instead devoted himself to caring for his family and clan. As the anniversary of the battle approached, Aulay planned to get a ...more
Bambi Unbridled

Lynsay Sands' Highlanders series has been one of my favorites over the last year or so. I love the big rambunctious and loyal Buchanan family, and have enjoyed seeing each brother (and sister) meet their matrimonial end so to speak. But when I saw the blurb for this book and realized it was about Aulay, I got grabby hands. I feel like this may have been my most anticipated installment of the series.

Aulay Buchanan is the eldest of the Buchanan brood, and arguably the most vulnerable. Losing his t
I love this series. The Buchanans are a sweet bunch. Sweet, but dumb as rocks sometimes.

Auley, the head of the clan, rescues a beautiful young woman he found tied to a ship’s mast in the ocean. She has serious injuries and when she finally awakes, she has no memory of who she is, not even her name. So Auley names her Jett, because of the color of her hair.

When Jett woke up and found Ailey in her room, she assumed that he was her husband. To to save her anymore shocks or trauma, he pretends to
Susan (susayq ~)
I really enjoyed this! There was humor and intrigue and romance. Jetta and Aulay were perfect for one another. A sweet way to spend the day on the sofa not feeling well.
This was another good addition to the Highland Brides series. I'd been looking forward to reading Aulay's story after meeting him in the previous books and I was not disappointed. And while this was yet another girl who has people trying to kill her and needs the protection of the Buchanan clan, this one changed up the formula quite a bit by having Jetta have amnesia and be away from the castle for a large part of the story.

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Ann Lorz
Jun 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reviewed for Romancing the Readers Blog: https://romancingthereaders.blogspot....

We all have those authors that are our comfort reads. You know the ones, they are the authors that you know that no matter what you'll enjoy their books. That's how I feel about Lynsay Sands. I just love her books.

Her Highlanders series is one of my favorites. I just love the men and women of this series. Each book gets better and better. They make me both happy that I read them, but also sad that I've finished the
This is not the book I wanted for Aulay. God almighty, but I absolutely loathe amnesia tropes. They are #1 on my Shitty Romance Tropes list. Consent issues run rampant. This one wasn’t as bad as most - they don’t do the nasty before Aulay breaks it to her they aren’t married but they do get RUL handsy - but it walks some really fine lines. This is still a very readable, bananapants Sands Scottish historical. They even make a joke about how the Buchanans seem uniquely able to attract women with m ...more
Jul 12, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I think this is the first Lynsay Sands that I hated. Oh no wait, I forgot about the Argeneau series. There was a lot of those I didn't like... eh.. So Aulay was a creep. He kept checking out an unconscious girl that washed up on his beach. Thats creepy. Jetta was freaking annoying. Husband this Husband that. You have a husband! We get it and we are all super happy for you, but pleeeease stop. I know back then it was a common endearment but she used it in every sentence. I could not focus on anyt ...more
Apr 18, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I had a hard time from the get-go with this book. When the heroine suffers from amnesia and comes to the mistaken conclusion that the man sitting in her room is her husband, she just seems to accept that "fact" much too easily. She does not question it or hesitate to jump right in to the role of wife. That made me have a hard time identifying with her and believing what was going on in the story. If she had some doubts or reservations about being the wife of a completely unfamiliar man this book ...more
Ashley Nicole
Sep 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It is alway a refreshing change to read a story where both the hero and heroine are sweet, kind, caring people. Ollie was injured and scarred in the battle that killed his twin brother. Ever since then he has kept away from women, who all seemed disgusted by his face. He just wants a little R&R and to go fishing with his younger brother when they come upon a half-submerged ship’s mast with a woman tied to it. She is semi-conscious when they rescue her but she quickly passes out due to severe ...more
Debra Taylor
Apr 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Like always, when it comes to Lynsay Sands, this book was a fantastic read !

In this sixth book in the Highlander series the story features Aulay, the Laird and eldest brother in the Buchanon clan. He rescued Jetta, a mysterious beauty who has lost her memory, and is immediately drawn to her. Jetta may not have known who she was, at first, but she absolutely believed in Aulay from the beginning. Of course, Aulay had some issues, mainly he was torn over his guilt that he might be taking advantage
Lori D
The Highlander's Promise was entertaining from beginning to end. It included one of my favorite tropes of the scarred hero who finds love unexpectedly. In this case Highlander,Aulay Buchanan had a hugh scar on his face from the war and had been rejected by his betrothed when he returned. But fate has a way of stepping in and while out one day with his brother, they found a mysterious woman washed up on the shore and in terrible shape. She had lost her memory, except she knew someone was trying t ...more
Jun 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Couldn't put it down. It is just something about those Buchanan men and Woman. I enjoy those challenges that come there way. Thinking that no woman would want him after the scar on his face, Aulay has retreated to his hunting lodge to be by himself, when he pulls a half-dead woman from the sea. Having no memory as who she is, she only sees Aulay as an angel who has saved her. Aulay named her Jetta, who sees deep into Aulay heart and soul. Sees the goodness in him, however, someone doesn't want J ...more
Pelusa Rivera
Oct 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
We finally have Auley's story! We have been waiting, well I have been waiting since I first started to read about the Buchanon's starting with Saidh and I was happy that Lynsay continued to write about her brothers, but I was anxiously waiting for Auley's turn, 1. he was the Buchanon Laird, 2 he was always so sweet and great that I wanted him to get his love story and he did with Jetta and she was worthy of his love. Grab a copy and enjoy!
I liked the main characters and the family dynamics were very endearing. The villain was an interesting twist. What didn’t really work for me was the amnesia trope. I felt that it was carried on far too long and there were also some consent issues that didn’t show Aulay in the best of light, which was a shame. Overall, The Highlander’s Promise had a nice mystery element and a romance that will appeal to most readers.
Averie Allwein
*3.5 stars!
Good historical romance. But it had basically the same plot as every Lynsay Sands novel: the women in the couple as a target for murders. I just found it predictable and kind of boring at some points.
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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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