Review: Lana and the Laird by Sabrina York

Lana and the Laird - Sabrina YorkPublisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks (May 31st 2016)
Paperback: 384 pages
Source: Netgalley
Series: Untamed Highlanders #3
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Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

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?

Review:

First of all, I just want to say, how pretty is this cover! Seriously, the whole series is gorgeous.

Secondly, I want to say this was a nice finale to the series.

I found this one to be a bit different than the rest of the first two book with a bit of magical realism incorporated into the story and it was a bit darker and heavier overall.

Lana (the youngest Dounreay sister) has dreams that seem to foreshadow reality. She dreams of Lachlan Sinclair. He may be the man of her dreams (heh) but it’s not all rainbows and sunshine, when the Sinclair line is cursed to die by the age of 30 and Lachlan only has a limited time to break the curse. This story incorporates the over-arching plot line from the first two books, so we actually go back in time a bit to scenes from Hannah and the Highlander that leads to the end of Susana and the Scot and then we get our finale of whether the curse can be broken.

Lachlan was such a butt in the previous books and so sure he was going to die, that he didn’t really try to make connections with anyone. He spent a lot of time being angsty and broody. So it was really sweet to see him connect with people and show a more swoony-charming side. I liked that we also got to see a deeper side to Lana, she’s more than the happy sweet girl, carry a lot of weight on her shoulders with her dreams.

I liked Lana and Lachlan together. They were able to bring out the best in each other. It it was adorable to see Lana make Lachlan more Scottish (because we all love a Scottish burr right!). When they’re finally together, it’s sweet.

It was impossible to stop the smile that curled on her lips. It was impossible to silence the joy in her soul. “You came,” she said.

“I shouldn’t have.” He held out his arms and she stepped into his embrace. He kissed her gently. Far too gently in her estimation.

“I knew you would.”

Overall, it was a nice addition to the series, a good finale, and I’m happy everyone got their happily ever after. Note, you don’t really need to read the first two to know what’s happening in this one, but it’s  helpful. Plus you get to see all the wonderful characters from the previous books! Especially my favourite girl, 6 year old Isobel!

“Well, remember,” Isobel said, hefting her bow, “I’m an excellent shot. Call on me if you need me to skewer anyone.” Her eyes narrowed. “Anyone.”

As he watched her go, hand in hand with Lana, he couldn’t help think how nice it was to have a champion.

Even if she was rather short.

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

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10 Comment

  1. I recently (last week) read Sabrina York’s more uhhh spicy books 😉 after a friend recommended me to her and I enjoyed it! I also got Hannah and the Highlander free from Amazon, so I will be reading that soon!

    1. Oooh. I’ve only read this series of hers, but maybe I’ll check out the spicy series 😉 Yay! Hope you like Hannah and the Highlander!

  2. That last line is so unexpected! I laughed out loud. This sounds good and I love that the conclusion of the series was so good. I haven’t read much Scottish Highlander romance but this series seems like one I really shouldn’t miss. Adding it to my TBR and I’ll have to get the others as well so I can get to know Lachlan before he meets Lana.

    1. The whole series is cute Scottish Highlander romance, haha. Hope you enjoy them!!

  3. cindysbookbinge says: Reply

    It is a pretty cover! I am putting this series on my wish list. Thanks for sharing:)

    1. Right! Just love the covers of this series 🙂 Hope you this series!

  4. oh greats quotes…especially that last one!! I am planning on reading Hannah and the Highlander very soon. I have heard some great things about how this author writes historical romance—so I can’t wait.

    1. Isobel is so freak’n adorable, ha. Yay, I hope you enjoy it (though Isobel doesn’t show up until book 2, haha)!

  5. sabrinayork774194022 says: Reply

    OMG Thank you for such a lovely feature! I am glad you enjoyed the series!!!

    1. No problem!! It was a fun series to read!

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