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The Highlander's Forbidden Bride

(Kilts & Kisses #5)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  414 ratings  ·  95 reviews
Being arranged to marry a Highlander lord is hardly uncommon.
But when he happens to be gorgeous, powerful, dominant, and your best friend’s dad?
Well, that’s another story…

Lachlan McDougall is a lot of things: powerful, ruggedly handsome Highlander Lord, fierce ex-warrior, my soon-to-be-husband…

…And my best friend’s dad.

I grew up in their castle, under his eye. But secretly
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Jun 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Highlander’s Forbidden Bride is book five in the Kilts & Kisses series by Madison Faye. This is my very first book by this author. It can definitely be read as a stand alone. It’s short, scorching hot, and even a bit suspenseful!

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Iona has called Lord Lachlan and his daughter’s castle in Scotland home for as long as she can remember. Until her spiteful mother sent her away to Paris for several years. Now, Iona is back and her mother, Darcy, is no longer living at the castle but since it’s
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Illicit Secrets

Action, adventure, intrigue and a bit of swashbuckling on the high seas highlight this slightly taboo, bodice ripping, dirty little tale from the reigning queen of smut, Madison Faye. “The Highlander’s Forbidden Bride” is a fast-paced, professionally written, engaging, insta-lust/love story-line with a HUGE (all over), dominant, older hero, who has no problem showing the heroine what’s under that kilt!
Iona has been in love with Lord Lachlan McDougall, her best friend Catriona’s
April Symes
The Highlander's Forbidden Bride by Madison Faye is book 5 in the Kilts and Kisses series. This is Lachlan McDougall and Iona Campbell's story.
This is a hot older man/younger woman romance read that is also a historical romance read that has forbidden romance feels to the story. This is the story of how Lord Lachlan McDougall ends up married to his former step daughter, Iona Campbell. This is one steamy, intense and intriguing novella read that is full of drama, angst, twists and romance. Witho
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I am addicted to this series by Madison Faye! It has been a while since I have really enjoyed a Hilghlander romance, and while these are definitely not your typical ones, they are still quick hot and sexy novellas that I have been devouring! The Highlander’s Forbidden Bride was another that I truly really enjoyed. I mean what isn’t hot about a forbidden romance, add in some kilts, ad a sexy older hero and this bo
Jun 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of my fave authors

I was very excited to read this especially since i knew we needed to hear about Iona lol and It was definitely hottt especially with the mutual pining which made the tension all the better!
Jun 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Highlander's Forbidden Bride is book 5 in the Kilts & Kisses series.

Short and hot with a dash of sweet.

4 big stars!

Would I read again? Yes
Jenny Brightman Harris
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received this book with the understanding that I could leave a voluntary and honest review.

In this book we get Iona Cambell and Lachlan McDougall. We meet both of these characters in Wed to the Warrior. This is the father and best friend of Catriona whom we met in that book. Lachlan is getting threats of war from the Cambell's and knows that if he marry's Iona it will make them die down. That is not the only reason he wants to marry her. His marriage to her mother of 10 years was a farse. It
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Highlander’s Forbidden Bride is the fifth book in the Kilts and Kisses series, but could be read as a stand alone. Iona is Lachlan’s step-daughter, but he’s about to marry her. Strictly for political reasons, to avoid a war between the families. But both Iona and Lachlan feel something very strong for one another, beyond just attraction. Will this marriage just be a way to avoid war, or will Iona and Lachlan admit their feelings to everyone?

This book was a lot of fun! I loved that Iona and
Margaret Garrett
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Squee! I absolutely LOVE surprises, and author Madison Faye delights all of her readers, with a return of the Kilts & Kisses series, and "The Highlander's Forbidden Bride." This fifth book of the series, takes a bit of a turn, in that our heroine faces an arranged marriage, but in Iona's case, the thought of marriage to Lord McDougall, does NOT fill her with dread. Iona has been having wicked thoughts about her best friend's father, for as long as she can remember. Lord Lachlan McDougall rid ...more
Jun 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a great addition to the kilts and kisses series and honestly my favourite so far.

Iona has been besottedly in love with Lachlan for years but he’s married to her mother and her best friends father so has buried her love but now her mother is disgraced and her marriage to Lachlan annulled she can’t help her daydreams of them together. Lachlan announces they are to be married it’s all her dreams come true but she wants it to be real can she convince him to be her real husband and how will
Beyond The Covers Blog
Jun 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: celeste
With the latest book in the Kilts and Kisses series Madison Faye brings us The Highlander’s Forbidden Bride that is over the top taboo.  An older gorgeous Highlander marrying his daughter’s much younger best friend is all it takes to make this a five-star novella.  After Lord Lachlan McDougall gets rid of his treacherous second wife through an annulment, he finds that her family isn’t so forgiving about the separation with lands and titles.  To provide security for his holdings and to pacify his ...more
Rose Howse
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lachlan McDougall wants to marry Iona, his daughter's friend since childhood. It is to be a marriage of convenience for political reasons but both parties involved have wanted each other in spite of the age difference. Iona feels a lot if guilt for having sexy thoughts of her best friend Cat's dad. The very first sex scene is hotter than h*ll so enjoy! There is a lot of affection and deep feelings between the future couple as they make the arrangements for the wedding. There is also Darcy, Iona' ...more
Well well Madison sure surprised me with this one. This has been such a fun and wonderful little series I've so enjoyed reading it.

This is Iona's story and you know it cements what I always say, you can't choose the family you're born with but you can choose the family you love and live with.

Her family are vicious and very unlikeable her own mother would be on the top of that list and Darcy continues to be the wrecked little witch she is. I so adored Tor and the scene when he met Darcy.

I unde
Donna Feibusch
Jun 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An Awesome Read!!!

I loved reading The Highlander’s Forbidden Bride. All about Iona Campbell a nineteen year old girl who has lived in the Lord’s castle for more then ten years, and Lord Lachlan McDougall my BFF’S father, who is dominant, rugged, powerful, handsome and the highlander. My mother Darcy Campbell married the Lord to calm the distant grumbling coming from my fathers family! Darcy was sent packing when her manipulative ways started impacting the Lords business. The author wrote a story
Misty Schott
Jun 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What an incredible edition to the Kilts & Kisses series.

This book is part of a series, but can be read as a standalone. All books in this series focus on a different couple and are super sexy steamy reads.

Iona is Catriona's best friend and she lived with her and her father after her conniving mother, Darcy married Lachlan. After obtaining an annulment for his farce of a marriage to Darcy, Lachlan informs Iona that they will be married for political reasons. He is trying to protect her and hi
Jun 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Lachlan has been a part of Iona’s life for a while and when he tells her she’s going to be his wife he takes her by complete surprise. Having been married to her mother which she has no contact with, the marriage announcement is sure to be scandalous. Given the events that happened in Cat’s book, her mother/his ex is not going to go away quietly. When Iona is kidnapped by her family, Lachlan will do everything he can to get her back because he’s finally ready to admit his true feeling
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

Madison Faye is back with her naughty, forbidden, unforgettable Kilts & Kisses series and omg y'all! THIS one right here is the absolute best. Sexy. Swoony. Taboo. Fast. Unputdownable. Guaranteed that you'll be left squirming in your seat and needing a dry pair of panties. I loved every single moment this book gave.

Who doesn't love a good best friend's dad romance?! The Highlander's Forbidden Bride was crazy amazing y'all. From the very beginning and that declaration from him (can an
Vivian Chrisman
Jun 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I saw this one coming. Iona has lusted after her best friends father for as long as she can remember. Oh, did I mention that he used to be her step-father? Yeah, just a little forbidden! When Lachlan declares that he and Iona will marry for political reasons, the chemistry between the two finally reaches it's boiling point. Will the marriage take place or will Iona's so called "family" intervene? All I will say is it's a good thing the Highlander's have a Viking on their side! Speaking of Viking ...more
Sissy's Romance Book Review
The Highlander's Forbidden Bride by Madison Faye is book 5 in the Kilts & Kisses Series. This is the story of Lachlan McDougall and Iona Campbell. This can be a standalone book if you want to do so. Lachlan married Iona mother about 10 years ago but it was never consummated, it was a 'business deal'. Now though he has annulled their marriage but to satisfy the Campbell's and to have Iona he agrees to marry Iona. Iona has never really had a relationship with her mother who is evil but since m ...more
Elysian Fields
Jun 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
This story was a heat filled adventure, taboo theme and amazing story. This is a step daughter-older man (the step-father) story and it was well done! The heat alone will melt your kindle. In order to keep his ex-wife and her family happy the main character marries his former step daughter. I loved the way this story was written and the heat; I know I keep talking about it but it is a hot story. The story is over the top and completely unrealistic (which makes it that much more enjoyable). This ...more
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you like an over the top older alpha male and young sassy heroine this is for you. Lachlan has got 20 years on Iona but that doesn’t stop him from wanting her but now he will make her history wife for political reasons ;). Iona is Lachlan’s ex step daughter and now he will be his bride in order to stop her family from coming after him. He claims it all for political reasons but his feelings are real and so are hers but what will his daughter Iona’s best friend say and will her crazy family ke ...more
Jun 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Steam, plot and action. This little story in the Kilts and Kisses series is bursting with fun and passion.

I thoroughly enjoyed it because it starts with a marriage order being thrown at the innocent young lady by none other than her friend's father, a silver fox who's been her dream man for half her life. Then it positively pulses with restrained lust from both of them than tends to explode in naughty ways.

Yet there's so much more as they struggle with the scandal of an age-gap, taboo relation
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another hot read in this continuing and sizzling series, Kilts & Kisses. Lachlan is a tantalizing older man who knows what he wants. Iona is the young woman he desires. Little does he know she has also been fantasizing about him. In love you have to come to expect the unexpected. He used to be married to her mother, and she is the best friend of his daughter. They want each other no matter what. Will these two forbidden lovers get their fairytale ending? The Highlander's Forbidden Bride is h ...more
Jun 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Book 5 in the Kilts & Kisses series brings everything we expected.
Heat, secrecy and a little action.
Darcy was the devil, the equivalent anyway. We met her earlier in the series as she tried to ruin Cat's life. Luckily the only person who who lost in the end was Darcy.
The Highlander's Forbidden Bride kind of is exactly that. I mean he's her best friend's dad and she's his ex's daughter. A little taboo for ya!
A quick read that packs a sexy punch, Iona & Laclan's story isn't my absolute fa
Ellen Shannon
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I have been waiting for this book to come out since book 3. I couldn't stop reading it once I started. This book was fantastic!

Iona stayed with Lachlan McDougall after the fiasco with her mother. Lachlan has come to her with a marriage proposal. Her mother and grandfather are making waves after her mother and his marriage was annulled. She is fine with it since she has always had a crush on him. Lachlan knows his attraction to Iona is wrong but he can't stop what he feels. When he discovers
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2019
I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book.

This is the fifth book in the Kilts and Kisses series, it can be read as a standalone. No cliffhangers.

This is a wonderful addition to the series, a totally forbidden story, best friends father/step father/ older man so many in one book. But Lachlan is everything that Iona wants in a man and when her mother does the unforgivable and gets banished and divorced, Iona only has one place to go. Back home with Lachlan. They have plenty of chemistry and emoti
Jun 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this quick and steamy read. Iona and Lachlan's story is hot, emotional, dramatic and a little bit forbidden. This older man/ younger woman romance is over-the-top in the best way possible and it provides the reader with a heavy dose of sweet, instant gratification. This is book five in this series but it can be easily read as a standalone. I do feel though that once you enter this world and meet some of the characters that reappear throughout, you will want to read other books to experie ...more
Jun 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love the story.

I was so excited for this book when I saw the blurb. I just wish it was longer with a more in depth story, but other than that, I really enjoyed it. It has a pretty interesting storyline. It's taboo, sweet, short, sexy, and steamy. Lachlan...I love this name...and Iona is so fire together. It's an arranged marriage for "political cause" but they've been having fantasies about each other for years. There's a huge age gap so if you love age gap, grab this short story.
Mindy Chase-selder
This was so HOTT!

Iona and Lachlan’s story was definitely a great addition to this series. As forbidden as this love might have been, Lachlan deserves his HEA, the one woman who makes him come to life again. Iona has fantasized about being with and under Lachlan for far too long, so having her fantasies coming to life is more than she imagine. After dealing with an unloving family, marrying Lachlan will finally give her a loving family. Loved seeing all of the other characters again as well.
Jun 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Iona used to be Lachlan's stepdaughter, before he had his marriage to her mother annulled, and now she's to be his bride. Of course he says it's only political, to keep her grandfather from waging war on the McDougalls. Also, she's best friends with his daughter. And she's secretly had a crush on him since they were children. Nothing awkward about any of that...right?I
Their story is a great addition to this series. I really enjoyed reading it and I think you will too.
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#1 bestselling contemporary romance author Madison Faye is the dirty alter ego of the very wholesome, very normal suburban housewife behind the stories. While she might be a wife, mom, and PTA organizer on the outside, there’s nothing but hot, steamy, and raunchy fantasies brewing right beneath the surface!

Tired of keeping them hidden inside or only having them come out in the bedroom, they’re all

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Kilts & Kisses (5 books)
  • Tamed By The Highlander (Kilts & Kisses, #1)
  • Stolen By The Scottish Rogue (Kilts & Kisses, #2)
  • Wed To The Warrior (Kilts & Kisses, #3)
  • Viking's Claim (Kilts & Kisses, #4)