Review: Hannah and the Highlander by Sabrina York

Hannah and the Highlander - Sabrina YorkPublisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks (September 1st 2015 )
Paperback: 352 pages
Source: Edelweiss
Series: Untamed Highlanders
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Rating: 4 of 5 stars

First in a brand-new series about the bold, brawny men of the Scottish Highlands—and the lovely lasses who bring them to their knees…

Highlanders are her weakness.

Hannah Dounreay has no time for suitors who only seem interested in her family’s land, which she manages as well as any man. If she marries, she wants to be loved for the educated, independent woman she is. But when a strong, silent—and spectacularly handsome—Highlander saves her from a violent attack, her heart is stirred. Who is this man? And if he asks for Hannah’s hand, will she be able to resist him?

Love is the most powerful weapon of all.

Alexander Lochlannach, Laird of Dunnet, has no time to lose. The Highlands are in an uproar as clans battle for land—without mercy—and Alexander can’t afford to fall for the wildly attractive, strong-willed Hannah. What’s more, he has a desperate secret, one that could destroy them both. But as their attraction turns into an all-consuming passion, Alexander has no choice but to prove to Hannah that he’s the only man for her—body and soul…

Review:

This was a fantastic Scottish highlander historical because who doesn’t love a love story in the highlands with an adorably awkward hot Scot?

Hannah Dounreay has managed her household for ages, she’s independent, intelligent, and doesn’t think she’s all that pretty. She’s had a lot of marriage proposals but none that she’d even consider. Enter Alexander Lochlannach, Laird of Dunnet, the first man Hannah has ever felt an attraction to.

This man was a warrior. There was probably not a romantic bone in his body. Still…that body. Heat blossomed on her cheeks at his frank survey and she yanked her attention to something else. Anything else.

Except she thinks he’s not interested. Enter circumstances that of course leads to marriage. Now Hannah needs to navigate through a marriage with odd and impersonal notes, forbidden rooms and a husband that doesn’t seem to want to talk to her.

Alexander, in my opinion, is the winner of this book. For realz. Alex is so awkward yet adorable when you realize he’s trying to be a good husband, he’s just not sure what he’s doing (example, the entire brown room he decorated for Hannah, which she thought looked like poo, but he did it to match her eyes. awww).

As a kid, Alex had a stutter, so as an adult he doesn’t talk very much, using action and writing as his go-to methods of communication.  This often leads to a lot of miscommunication and misunderstandings in the book between Alex and Hannah. Thankfully, it doesn’t entirely dominate the story, and Hannah does a good job of handle this issue. Alex also had a pretty terrible childhood, and I loved see the growth of his character throughout the book.

The main plot focuses on Hannah and Alex ‘s relationship, which I loved their adorably awkward chemistry. There’s also a bit regarding some English versus Scotland and the clearing of land and also introductions to secondary characters that’ll most likely get their own books (i.e. Alex and Hannah’s siblings etc.).

Overall, it was a quick and fun highlander read with a little bit of action and a whole lot of romance. I adored Alex and all his sweet and odd ways to show he cares.  I will definitely be keeping my eyes out for more Sabrina York and this enjoyable series.

Alexander didn’t respond, other than to stare after her as she whisked from the room with a swish to her skirt. He couldn’t. Couldn’t so much as utter a word.

She’s called him my love.

It was the sweetest moment he’s ever known.

{* Thanks to the St. Martin’s and Edelweiss for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Author: Cyn

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0 Replies to “Review: Hannah and the Highlander by Sabrina York”

  1. This sounds so cute!! I love awkward guys who get the girl – always! And he came to her rescue?! SOLD!! Great review, girlie!!

    1. sabrinayork774194022 says: Reply

      😀

    2. Agree, totally love when the awkward boy gets the girl! Hope you enjoy it!

  2. sabrinayork774194022 says: Reply

    THANK YOU Bookmunchies for taking the time to read and review!!

    I am glad you enjoyed Alexander! I fell in love with him too!

    PS I love your blog name!!!!! 😀

    1. No problem!
      I really adored Alexander 🙂 Definitely can’t wait for the rest of the series!

      Thanks!

  3. Alexander sounds wonderful and I love that he’s awkward. I must add this to my list Cyn 🙂

    1. sabrinayork774194022 says: Reply

      YAY 🙂

    2. Yes, yes! His awkwardness was so endearing, aha. Hope you enjoy it, too!

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