Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Tasty Virtual Book Tour & Review for TO MARRY A SCOTTISH LAIRD by Lynsay Sands + #Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the Tasty Virtual Book Tour for TO MARRY A SCOTTISH LAIRD by Lynsay Sands. Always eager to experience anything Lynsay conjures for us, this historical romance was no different. She never disappoints. Be sure to hang out after my review for a tour wide giveaway!

***Purchased a copy for private reading but was offered an eARC by the publisher in exchange for an honest and unscripted review.


New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands returns to the Highlands of Scotland in her hottest new historical romance yet!

Highlander Campbell Sinclair is no stranger to battle, so when he sees a lad attacked by bandits, he jumps into the fray. He didn't count on being stabbed. Grateful to the boy for nursing him back to health, Cam offers to accompany Jo safely to his destination. But when he accidentally comes across the lad bathing in the river, Cam discovers that Jo is actually Joan . . . with the most sinful of curves.

Joan promised her mother that she would deliver a scroll to the clan MacKay. But traveling alone is dangerous, even disguised as a boy. When a Scottish warrior lends his aid, she is more than relieved . . . until he surprises her with lingering kisses and caresses that prove her disguise hasn't fooled him. As their passion ignites, will the secrets of the scroll force a wedding . . . and lead to a love she's never known?

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Traveling alone, Joan dressed herself as a lad to protect herself but hadn’t counted on being attacked by thieves hoping for an easy score. When a big handsome Scotsman comes to her rescue and nearly dies for the effort, she stays with him, heals him, and without intending to, begins to fall in love with him.

Life gets turned upside down for Cam Sinclair when he comes to the rescue of a young lad who nurses him back from a stab in the back, but then he’s thrown a curve or two after discovering young Jo is actually Joan. Soon he’s unable to resist the beautiful young woman pretending to be a boy. After spending two weeks on the road with her, he wants to keep her with him but instead, is rejected by her. When luck shines on him, he does what is expected of him only to wonder if he’s forced something upon her she still no longer wants. Things heat up in the bedroom as well as elsewhere, after strange accidents begin to happen around the castle. Someone is up to no good, but who is it and why?

TO MARRY A SCOTTISH LAIRD by Lynsay Sands kept me glued to the pages from the beginning and once mysterious things start happening, I became intrigued with trying to figure out who the bad guy (or girl) was. In the beginning, I was a bit concerned with how quickly Joan gave up her virginity to Cam but then I got to thinking about it. If this was a contemporary romance and a young woman finding herself attracted to a gorgeous Scotsman did what Joan did, we would think it normal so why shouldn’t she act on her desires in a historical just as well. By assuming that Joan would never act on her desires even though she has no wish to marry or have children, leads us to believe that only a modern woman has sexual desires. Is there really any difference between a woman of today and a woman of days gone by? I don’t believe there is, and so I applaud Lynsay for giving Joan the desire for a man and the willingness to give in to it, while keeping her self-respect by refusing Cam when he wants to make her his mistress.

Supported by a lively cast of secondary characters, both good and nasty, TO MARRY A SCOTTISH LAIRD by Lynsay Sands is a delight to read, Cam is a hero worth falling in love with, and Joan is a good model for all women – to thine own self be true.

I highly recommend TO MARRY A SCOTTISH LAIRD by Lynsay Sands because it will make you think while allowing you to escape to a time gone by and the Highlands of Scotland. Do you need more reason than that?

Happy Reading Everyone!

About the Author:
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 stories 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.

If you’d like to learn more about Lynsay, and her awesome books, please feel free to visit her website, and follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

Tour Wide Giveaway

TO MARRY A SCOTTISH LAIRD by Lynsay Sands, Avon Romance, available in print and ebook formats at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobobooks.
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Tasty Book Tours said...

Thank you for hosting today!!

Leah Weller (leahluvsmedieval) said...

I am really loving the sound of this story and can't wait to read it! Joan is someone I can't wait to get to know.

Dalila G. said...

This book sounds like it's right up my alley.
I happen to enjoy reading books that have a 'man-in-a-kilt' on the cover...I'm crazy like that.
I'm not sure if I have ever read anything by Lynsay Sands, my mind is going wack-o on me and I'm not saying it's an age thing! LOL!!
But I do plan on reading this one, thanks for another good review Amy!

Amy Valentini said...

Leah, Joan is kind of a woman beyond her time. She's a very cool heroine. Hope you enjoy this one.

Dalila, I am shocked that you haven't read anything by Lynsay Sands. OMG, you need to check out her amazing books. You'll be as hooked as me in no time. xoxo

Thanks for coming by, ladies. <3