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LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD
Lachlan Sinclair cannot escape his accursed heritage in his Highlands homeland. Somewhat resigned to the fate that destroyed his ancestors, he is prepared to live his life without an heir, without a wife―without love. But when he meets the woman of his dreams in the flesh, the bewitching lass makes him want to throw away his cursed, restrained existence…and unleash the highlander within…
Lana Dounreay has only seen the Duke of Caithness in her dreams as a wild, rugged man, while in reality, his life has been cramped by curses and cravats. He may have forgone his kilt and lost his brogue, but Lana knows that the heart of a true Scotsman beats within his broad, muscular chest. But what plans does the mysterious, passionate Lachlan have in mind for her―and can she convince him that love is stronger than all else?
I love this family of strong women and the men they fall for. This book has a bit of overlap but it’s necessary to make this standalone as well as part of the series.
Lachlan Sinclair, Duke of Caithness is plagued by nightmares and visitations from the ghost of his father. He’s returned to Scotland to refurbish his family castle. He expects to die on his thirtieth birthday as have all the Sinclair heirs since the reign of Edward I. The only way to avoid that circumstance is to find the pieces of the MacAlpin Cross, restore it and once again keep it safe. Not that it’s likely since it hasn’t been found over centuries of searching.
Lana Dounreay has been dreaming of the Duke for a very long time, she just doesn’t know who he is. That is until he shows up to issue an ultimatum to her brother-in-law, Alexander Dunnet. Most find Lana to be strange as she talks to ghosts and has visions. However the Duke is more intrigued than put off.
A favorite scene is when they meet in the library after Lana has an unfortunate encounter with the Duke’s man and cousin, Dougal.
“If I have any other problems of that sort, I shall be coming to you–“
Ah, excellent. That was–
“To ask how you would like to dispose of the body.”
Oh, Holy God. He gaped at her, this tiny mite, with delicate bones and a dainty demeanor And ferocity.
“He is your cousin, is he no’?”
“He is indeed.”
“Then you should be the one to bury him.” At his bemused stare, she added, “‘Tis only fitting.”
“I…ah…you…Are you saying you will…kill him if he touches you again?”
“I will gut him like a fish.” Odd that, how she said it, in the sweetest tone and with a hind of an angelic smile. He had no doubt whatsoever that she would be true to her word.
He made a mental note to warn Dougal. Yes, he was annoying and a trial at times, but Lachlan did not want him gutted. It would be a hell of a mess to clean up.
Against his best intentions, despite his dismay, his lips twitched, and then, in response, hers did as well.
“Things really are different here in Scotland, are they not?”
Her brow arched again. “Are ye just finding this out?” Her tome was dry as dust. He didn’t know why it made him chuckle.
“As are the men.” Her gaze flicked to his cravat.
“For one thing, they doona wear that.” Though she muttered this bit beneath her breath, he heard. Although he suspected he was intended to.
Lachlan glanced soen at the mathematical fall of his snowy cravat and forbore a grimace. “I’ve never really liked them myself.”
“Then why do you wear it?”
He shrugged. “I’m a duke. It’s expected.”
She gaped at him. “‘Tis not manly in the least.”
He sat back. Couldn’t help it. He was blown back by the force of her revulsion. He wasn’t sure why, but a sudden desire scoured him. A formidable need to appear manly and powerful…to her. “And what would be..manly? To you?”
She surveyed his face, his shoulders his chest. “You would look fine in a kilt,” she acceded after a moment.
York, Sabrina. Lana and the Laird (Untamed Highlanders Book 3). Kindle locations (1293-1316). St. Martin’s Press. Kindle Edition.
Their conversation in the library was both interesting and informative for the Duke. However it is the dinner conversation that will have you giggling at Lana’s audacity and snark.
These two are well matched and there is much for the Duke to overcome. There is also the journey to Reay where we meet up with Susana, Andrew and their adorable little imp.
Plenty of suspense, drama and action as the Duke realizes who he can in fact trust even as the heat rises between him and Lana.
I can’t wait to read the next book in this series!
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