Sunday, January 22, 2023

Review: In Her Highlander's Bed by Lynsay Sands

Genre: Historical Romance
Published: January 24, 2023
Pages: 368

An invigorating swim in the loch was exactly what Calan Campbell, Laird of Kilcairn, needed after defeating his enemies in battle. What he didn't need was a thief running away with his plaid while he swam. Calan gave chase and managed to catch the lad, only the lad turned out to be a lass, and obviously a lady. Having hit her head when he'd tackled her to the ground, the woman was now unconscious and couldn't explain how she had ended up bruised and naked in his woods. He'd have to take her back to his castle and tend her wounds to learn that.

Kidnapped and forced to wed her clan's enemy, Allissaid MacFarlane had risked death to escape. But after a struggle over a plaid she tried to "borrow," she awakens in a strange bed with a strange man seated in a chair beside her. Unsure if he is friend or foe, she claims not to remember her own name or how she'd come to be in the clearing. However, the more time she spends with Calan, the more she falls for this strong, honorable laird. She soon decides she can trust him with her life. . . but can she trust him with her heart?

I received a copy of this book through the Goodreads First Reads giveaway program. This is my honest review. 

I picked this book up on a whim while reading another emotionally heavy book, and it provided exactly the levity that I needed to pick me back up. It was a lighthearted, easy read that took me back to the first romance novels I read in eighth grade. It was predictable like a Hallmark Christmas movie, and that's exactly what I needed at that point. 

There were some elements of the story that were just too convenient for the plot that kind of made me roll my eyes, but at the same time they were necessary for the story to ultimately work out. I feel like you just kind of have to accept that kind of thing with romance novels sometimes though, and it annoys me less with historical romance for some reason. 

Overall I give In Her Highlander's Bed 4 out of 5 stars because it provided the levity I needed, but left me rolling my eyes at times. - Katie

Lynsay Sands is the nationally bestselling author of the Argeneau/Rogue Hunter vampire series, as well as numerous historicals and anthologies. She’s been writing since grade school and considers herself incredibly lucky to be able to make a career out of it. Her hope is that readers can get away from their everyday stress through her stories, and if there are occasional uncontrollable fits of laughter, that’s just a big bonus. Please visit her on the web at

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