Review: Surrender to the Highlander by Lynsay Sands

I received this book for free from Edelweiss/Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Surrender to the Highlander by Lynsay SandsSurrender to the Highlander by Lynsay Sands
Series: Highlanders #5
Published by Avon on January 30th 2018
Genres: Adult, Historical Romance, Romance
Format: eARC
Source: Edelweiss/Publisher

In New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands’ captivating romance, a lass targeted by an unknown foe is saved—and seduced—by a bold Highlander...

Edith Drummond owes her life to Niels Buchanan and his brothers. Waking after an illness to a castle overrun by rugged Highlanders is disconcerting, but so is learning that she’s slowly being poisoned. Niels insists on staying by her side, and Edith soon discovers that even more dangerous is her wild attraction to the fierce warrior.

Niels has never met a more courageous—or enticing—woman than Lady Edith. The idea of such a bonny lass being forced to enter a nunnery is more than any red-blooded Scotsman could bear. He’ll gladly marry her himself. But while sweeping her off her feet is easy, it’ll take all his skill to defeat her family’s relentless enemies, and convince her to surrender to his sweet embrace.

I was introduced to Lynsay Sands historical romances through Jennifer from Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews. I’ve read quite a few of her books at this point. Generally I enjoy them, but they rarely leave lasting impressions on me. That’s the case with Surrender to the Highlander. It was a completely fine read, but once I finished, I forgot about it.

Surrender to the Highlander is about Edith Drummond and Neils Buchanan. Neils and a few of his brothers go to Edith’s home at the urging of their sister. When Neils arrives, he discovers Edith is very ill. Everyone at the castle believes Edith will soon die, but Niels and his brothers help her recover. They realize that Edith might have been poisoned, and so Neils and his brother stay on to help sort out the mystery. And of course, Edith and Neils fall for each other.

Both Neils and Edith were easy characters to like. Edith is the daughter of a laird, but her father and her older brother passed away quickly, while Edith was sick. She’s kind, and cares very much about the people that rely on her family to help them. It was so clear how much her people respected Edith and were happy that she recovered from the poisoning.

Neils was great too. He’s also the son of a laird, but he’s a younger son. I loved seeing him take on responsibility while trying to figure out who the baddie was. I also really enjoyed seeing his relationship with his brothers.

I absolutely did want Neils and Edith to get together. They made a great couple and a great team as they took over running the keep. That said, they really aren’t a memorable couple. As is often the case with Lynsay Sands historicals, the characters would sometimes do something silly, more as a way to move the plot along, than really something these characters would actually do.

So, if you’re looking for something easy and stress-free, and you like historical romances, try Surrender to the Highlander by Lynsay Sands out. However I do think there are better Lynsay Sands books that this one.


5 Responses to “Review: Surrender to the Highlander by Lynsay Sands”

  1. Angie @ Ba_BAMB

    Sorry this one wasn’t as memorable as you’d hoped. I read a book or two from this author’s vampire series years ago, and like you, I didn’t find the books to be memorable. I do want to try her historicals at some point, though.

    Great review!

  2. Nick

    I’ve read several books by her and really liked them. I’m a bit hesitant to read her highlander books for some reason. It’s a total shame that the couple aren’t as memorable .

  3. Lover Of Romance

    I am looking for a book that is relaxing and stress free and her historical’s always tend to do that for me. Probably why I don’t take them too seriously. Will be reading this hopefully this weekend so I can’t wait!!! Lovely review.

  4. Nadene

    I have this on my list to read. Sorry to hear it was not as memorable as you hoped it would be. I hope your next read will be better.

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