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Susana and the Scot (Untamed Highlanders)
Sabrina York
St. Martin’s
Mass Market
978-1250069702
****


     In the second book in the Untamed Highlanders series by Sabrina York, the middle sister of the Dounreay family meets her match in Andrew Lochlannoch, who happens to be her sister’s brother-in-law, and the man who broke her heart years ago. Susana is fiery and independent, unwilling to be tied to any man. Andrew still mourns the young lady who stole his heart, and has played fast and loose with women since then. When he meets Susana, he suddenly wants to be caught. Can they work together to keep Susana’s beleaguered lands safe from enemies and keep their hearts safe at the same time?
     Susana and the Scot successfully follows Hannah and the Highlander. Susana and Andrew have great chemistry together, with love scenes that are melt the page hot. Their battle for who’s in control is stimulating, showcasing their realized love. Andrew is sweetly and surprisingly vulnerable in ways that will appeal to readers, despite his lady-killer past. Susana’s young daughter Isobel is a scene-stealer with her adventurous, inconveniently truthful, and precocious nature--adding lovely comic relief to this novel. One small shortcoming is the comparatively weak suspense plot, but otherwise, Susana and the Scot is an enjoyable Scottish historical romance.
Danielle Hill



Lana and the Laird
Sabrina York
St. Martin's
Mass Market
978 1250069719
****1/2


     Sabrina York's third outing in her 'Untamed Highlanders" series features the youngest Dounreay sister, Lana.
     Lana sees ghosts, which results in Lana having a kooky reputation that has ruined her marriage prospects. Her real dream man has yet to come until Lachlan Sinclair, the Duke of Caithness, arrives in Scotland. For a Scottish duke, he is far too English, but he still makes her toes tingle, just like in her dreams. Can Lana convince a duke who thinks he won't live to see thirty years that they belong together?
     Lana and the Laird is a thoroughly enjoyable Scottish historical romance. Lachlan is deliciously manly but also vulnerable with his tortured past and a belief he will succumb to a family curse. Readers can't help but root for him to get the woman of his dreams, literally. Lana is refreshingly comfortable in her own skin, and she helps her uptight duke find his true self and unleash the passionate man inside. Lachlan's and Lana's eventful courtship, including sizzling love scenes, will have readers on the edge of their seat. The appearance of past couples--Lana's sisters and their husbands, plus Lana's irrepressible young niece--add wonderful flavor to this engaging novel with just the right touch of the supernatural.
Danielle Hill

 


Hannah and the Highlander 
Sabrina York
St. Martin
Mass Market
978 1250069696
****1/2


     Sabrina York's "Untamed Highlanders" series begins with Hannah and the Highlander. As the oldest daughter, Hannah Dounreay is the future heiress to substantial lands and fortune, which garners more suitors than a plump figure and looks that don't measure up to her two beautiful younger sisters. When she spies a gloriously masculine Highlander, she feels the desire to make him hers, and to be wanted by him for more than her fortune. Alexander Lochlannach, Laird of Dunnet, is the very man Hannah felt drawn to. When he sees her, he knows she's meant to be his bride. Hannah agrees to the marriage to protect her family from a predatory suitor who will stop at nothing to have a rich bride. But her taciturn husband seduces her in every way, claiming her heart, and delivering his own wary heart into her keeping.
     York has written a Scottish historical romance that readers will no doubt enjoy. Hannah is spirited and strong willed, and Alexander is strong and sexy with emotional scars that will wrap the reader around his finger. Their passionate love story, set during a low point in Scottish highland history, makes this an appealing and enjoyable read, and has the reader eager for the next book.
Danielle Hill