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Donnerstag, 7. September 2017

Falling for the Highlander (Highlanders #4) by Lynsay Sands (audio book)


Lady Murine Carmichael has known her share of bad luck. But when her debt-ridden half-brother tries to sell her off in exchange for a few Scottish horses, it’s the final straw. If keeping her freedom means escaping through harsh countryside alone, so be it. She has barely begun her journey when she lands an unlikely escort—the brawny Highlander who just refused to buy her virtue.

Dougall Buchanan was disgusted by Lord Danvries’ shameful offer, but Murine herself tempts him beyond measure. Even bedraggled and dusty, the lass glows with beauty and bravery. Dougall wants to do more than just help her flee. He wants to protect her—with his life and his heart—if she’ll only let him. For Murine may be pursued by a powerful foe, but nothing compares to the fiery courage of a Highlander in love.

I tried, I really did. I loved many other books by Lynsay Sands and I had been so looking forward to this book and I really wanted to like it, especially as I had been worried about Lady Murine and wanted to know what happened to her ever since she left with her brother in "The Highlander takes a Bride".
Unfortunately, I couldn't finish the book.
Don't get me wrong, it is well-written, it is sweet and nice and the narration (I listened to the audio book) was really well done and I really like to listen to Ellen Newlands but I just couldn't listen to the rest of the book.

I am pretty sure that it would have been different if I hadn't read so many books by the author before I started listening to "Falling for the Highlander" but I felt like I was listening to some interchangeable book whose story was rather foreseeable, everybody was doing what I expected them to do, the heroine was sweet, innocent and rather naive whereas the hero was strong and honorable and, well, you know the rest, right?
Apart from the story line that seemed very familiar, I was missing the chemistry between our hero and our heroine. They seemed nice together, right, but there was nothing that made me feel as if they were made for each other or the next dream team in the making. Nothing.

I would have loved to learn more about Lady Murine and her future but I don't think that I will try again to read this book or to listen to it.
It is still three stars because the audio book is well done and I like the narration, the book itself - it is alright but ...

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