Title: Lana And The Laird (Untamed Highlanders, book#3)
Genre: Historical Romance/Highlands
Author: Susana York
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press, May 31, 2016
Source: Free for review from the publisher
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from Amazon.com:
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?
Lana talks to dead people, ghosts. She also has visions. She is thought to be a bit mad by most folks and so she has resigned herself to the fact that a love and marriage will most likely not happen for her. But she still has visions of a man who she knows is meant for her. She immediately knows him when the Duke of Caithness, Lachlan, arrives at her brother-in-law’s castle.
Lachlan is attracted to Lana but he knows he is cursed to die within six months and he cannot risk an involvement with the stunning blonde.
The book revolves around Lana trying to seduce Lachlan and convince him that there is no such thing as curses and that they are meant to be together. For after all, she has spoken to his dead mother.
There is action and adventure interwoven into this romance. There is a villain that we suspect from the start but Lachlan seems oblivious. There is a sizzling romance between two destined lovers and some very real complications. Lachlan tends to be slow to coming around to the truth of matters but we totally understand because of his history. This is a fitting end to a delightful series although there is one wee lass, Isobel, who would make for a wonderful addition to the series if Ms. York should wish to continue on.
I recommend this book and series to all Historical Romance fans and especially to those who love stories set in the Highlands of Scotland.
Untamed Highlanders Series: I love these covers, so colorful!