Four Buchanan brothers have found their brides…only three more to go in this scintillating romance from New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands…
Lady Dwyn Innes feels utterly out of place among the eligible women who’ve descended on Buchanan Keep, vying for the attention of the last unmarried brothers. She isn’t long-legged and slender like her sisters, or flirtatious and wily like other lasses. Since her betrothed died, Dwyn has resigned herself to becoming an old maid. Yet a chance encounter with a stranger in the orchard awakens her to a new world of sensation and possibility…
After weeks away, Geordie Buchanan returns to find his home swarming with potential brides, thanks to his loving but interfering family. But one lass in particular draws his attention from the moment he spies her climbing a tree. Lady Dwyn is not nearly as plain as she thinks. Her lush figure and eager kisses delight him, as does her honesty. But the real test lies ahead: eliminating a hidden enemy, so that he and Dwyn can seal their Highland passion with a vow.
As you all know I have really enjoyed this series, but this book is a total run read! I. COULD. NOT. PUT. IT. DOWN. I was able to relate to the leading female character in this book on a level that I have never been able to relate to any character before. From climbing a tree to escape the torment of bullies, to her body image insecurities this character made me feel like I was looking in the mirror throughout the entire book. And I feel like she will be that character for a lot of other women. The leading male character in this book is everything a true hero should be: he is caring, compassionate, loyal, a fierce warrior, and not to mention good looking. He truly melted my heart when he climbed the tree and actually listened to our leading lady instead of writing her off when she refused his aid. I adore these characters so much!
Lady Dwyn Innes is not above climbing a tree to steal a moment of peace away from her overbearing sisters, the other husband hunting ladies turned bullies, and the anxiety of being so far from home. It is in that tree where she found sanctuary and a very unlikely friend. Had she known that the kind warrior who offered to help her out of the tree and became her first kiss is actually one of the reasons she is so far from home, she may not have left him in the orchard to read quietly in her room. But it would seem that something is determined to push them together all the while someone is trying to keep them apart by causing her harm. Will she lose her heart to her new friend or will she lose her life an unknown enemy?
When Geordie Buchanan returned home to find a keep full of strangers the last thing he expected was to be the focus of a hoard husband hunting ladies and their families. The last thing he wanted was to get married. He had wild oats left to sew and drinking to do. A wife would put an end to that before it even started. Or at least that’s how he felt when he first arrived home, before he met and kissed the very intriguing and very busty lady who climbed the tree he was sleeping under. As he gets to know her more and more his desire for her grows. Will he choose her and marriage or will he let her go and lose her forever?
This book had me hooked from page one. I absolutely loved it!