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Friday, May 17, 2013

*[Blog Tour Review] Lachlan's Bride (Highland Lairds Trilogy #2) by Kathleen Harrington

Lachlan's Bride (Highland Lairds Trilogy, #2)
He is Lachlan MacRath, laird and pirate. And he intends to be her lover…

Lady Francine Walsingham cannot believe this warrior is to be her escort into Scotland. It is whispered that Lachlan MacRath has magical powers…how else do you explain his success as a pirate? But trust him she must, for a treacherous plot is about to reveal all her secrets…and Francine has no choice but to act as his lover to keep her enemies at bay.

When Lachlan first sees Francine, the blonde beauty stirs his blood like no woman ever before. As luck would have it, they must now play the besotted couple so he can protect her…and Lachlan is determined to use all his seductive prowess to properly woo her into his bed.
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Length: 464 pages (Mass Market Paperback)
Source: Review Copy
Available Formats: Print/E-book
Publication Date: May 14th 2013 by Avon Books
I've been on a bit of a Highlander kick as of late and who can blame me? They're just down right yummy and if the book is written well that just makes the whole reading experience all the more enjoyable.
Lachlan's Bride is now probably one of my top 5 highland romances I've read. While it's part of a trilogy it is a standalone so if you're like me and hadn't read the first book in this series you can feel at ease knowing you can jump straight into Lachlan and Francine's love story.
As a first time reader of this author I've gotta say I love how she was able to write a refreshing love story that had the comedic moments, lots of romance and enough action and intrigue to really grip a read and keep the story fresh. It was a very well paced novel and I just sped right on through it as soon as I started it. I loved the author's voice and I appreciate the fact that she's a seasoned author and that she clearly knows how to write a good romance that made me laugh and smile.
The characters were very good. Lachlan was pretty amazing. He is definitely his own man but he isn't afraid to concede that he really isn't all knowing. I thought he was witty, handsome and loved the moments he had with Francine as well as her daughter. Right from the first page he was enchanted by Francine who was very nervous and standoffish at first. I wasn't really sure what to make of Francine until about a quarter of the way through the book and after that I really ended up enjoying her character. The best part about her was that she was strong, smart and fiercely protective of her daughter and the love she had for Lachlan and the love he had for her.
I liked how the book had a wonderful sense of adventure. I liked the intrigue that the author implemented by using the history of the time and historical figures to her advantage. The best part of the book though was the romance between Francine and Lachlan. They just fit together so perfectly it was hard to think they might not end up together in a couple rough spots. Their romance was one that was built on mutual attraction and one that wasn't a case of the dreaded insta-love syndrome. Their love was slow to start but powerful in the end and I really loved reading about them.
Overall, Lachlan's bride was a great read and I really enjoyed this highland romance. It had a good plot and great characters and was a refreshing read. I would highly recommend this to any and all fans of this genre as it is one not to be missed and I can honestly say that Kathleen Harrington pretty much has a new fan for life now and I can't wait to read my next read by her.
*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my free and honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are 100% my own.
I read this book for the following reading challenges:
2013 150+ Reading Challenge
2013 Historical Reading Challenge
Loved It!

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Author Bio
KATHLEEN HARRINGTON, winner of the Colorado Romance Writers’ Award of Excellence, has touched the hearts of readers across the country with her sparkling tales of high adventure and unending love. Her historical romances have been finalists for the Romance Writers of America’s RITA, The Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Awards, the Virginia Romance Writers’ HOLT Medallion, and the Phoenix Desert Rose Golden Quill. Her fabulous heroes have garnered the KISS (Knight in Shining Silver) Award. She lives in Southern California.


  1. What a wonderful review! Thank you for hosting today!! PS...I LOVE your page!! So magical!

  2. Thank you so much for featuring my book, LACHLAN'S BRIDE, on your beautiful blogspot! I so appreciate the opportunity to get acquainted with your followers!

  3. Well who doesn't' love a yummy highlander..this sounds delightful, and i loved your review!

  4. Ooo top 5? Dang. I'm so a highlander lover too and went through a slew of them earlier this year. I think I am definitely due for another one soon. Mmmhmmm. I love that the romance was slow building and not insta-love. Those are also my favorites. Great review Kimberly!

  5. It's funny; for someone who loves Scotland as much as I do, I've never really gotten into the Highland romances. Maybe I started with the wrong ones. I'll make a note of this one for whenever I have time to try again!


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