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The Highlander's Promise

Highland Brides
Written by: Lynsay Sands
Narrated by: Joel Froomkin
Series: Highlander (Sands), Book 6
Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
Categories: Romance, Historical
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Publisher's Summary

In a spellbinding new Highlands story from New York Times best-selling author Lynsay Sands, the laird of the Buchanans finds the one woman who is his equal in passion and courage.

Aulay Buchanan has retreated to his clan’s hunting lodge for a few days of relaxation. But the raven-haired beauty he pulls from the ocean puts an end to any chance of rest. Though he christens her Jetta, she knows nothing of her real identity, save that someone is trying to kill her. As she recovers, it will not be easy for Aulay to protect her and keep her honor intact when she mistakenly believes they are man and wife…

Jetta sees beyond Aulay’s scars to the brave, loyal warrior she’s proud to call her own. But as the attempts on her life grow more brazen, Jetta realizes that not all is as she believes. And if Aulay is not her husband, can she trust the desire flaring in his eyes, or his promise to defend her with his life?

©2018 Lynsay Sands (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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Best of the series

I love Lynsay Sands. The first book and this book are the strongest of the series. This book has excellent characterisation, strong and diverse cast, and plenty of humour. It's a sweet story tjat warms the heary. Loved the narrator.

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  • My Audio Romance Blog
  • 2018-09-03

Sweet, Fun Highlander Addition

It is alway a refreshing change to read a story where both the hero and heroine are sweet, kind, caring people. Ollie was injured and scarred in the battle that killed his twin brother. Ever since then he has kept away from women, who all seemed disgusted by his face. He just wants a little R&R and to go fishing with his younger brother when they come upon a half-submerged ship’s mast with a woman tied to it. She is semi-conscious when they rescue her but she quickly passes out due to severe head trauma (my favorite common theme of this author) but not before getting a good gander at Ollie and calling him her “angel.”

Unfortunately upon awakening Jetta (assumed name) has no memory of herself or those around her but finds Ollie next to her and scantily clad leading her to assume he is her husband. Ollie likes the sound of that too much and thus begins a comedy of errors of sorts.

Ollie and Jetta are very attracted to each other, their honor, sweetness, and personalities as well as their exteriors. While Jetta is in recovery, the fake marriage allows for liberties that Ollie tries to fight honorably against. They both make erroneous assumptions about the others thoughts and feelings all the while there is an ominous presence causing problems and multiple additional head wounds (some day I am going to survey Lyndsay Sand’s historical head injuries).

As the investigation of this evil presence continues and Jetta continues to heal, many couples from the previous Highlander books appear and cause some laugh-out-loud moments.

This book was fairly predictable but in a cozy and comfortable way. It’s easy to know what to expect from a Lyndsay Sands novel: sweetheart MCs, some evil entity that is eventually outed, and many many many head injuries almost to the point of wondering how everyone in her books isn’t permanently concussed. In this case, the story that the evil entity tells is soooooo terrible that I almost sided with the evil entity... like yeah, I guess it makes sense you did all this evil stuff after what you’ve been though. But I won’t share more to avoid spoilers.

Finally I have to address the Joel Froomkin in the room. He did an AMAZING job!!! I love a real Scottish accent and Joel delivers! His accent reminded me at moments of Sean Connery so there is NOTHING wrong with that. He also did such a great job with the female voices (both Scottish and English) that I almost wondered if they brought in a separate female narrator. I was impressed by the emotion he brought to the book as well, especially Ollie’s character. My only complaint here is that the word “grimace” was pronounced in a way that I am not used to and made the author’s overuse of that word VERY apparent. Otherwise it was a fabulous narration!.

This is a nice, non-angsty Highlander read that I think will satisfy anyone but especially Lyndsay Sands fans. The heat and love between the MCs was palpable and the mystery element was worked well in to the story.

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  • Joey
  • 2018-07-13

Keeps getting better!

Love the humour in this book. Cant wait for the next book in this series!

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  • Micky
  • 2018-10-01

Just Gets Better and Better

The story of each brother is very enjoyable, and for me Aulay's story is endearing. The connection between him and Jetta is great to his surprise from the very beginning. This book will not disappoint. You will be taken on a sensual, emotional and suspenseful ride. LS does it again.

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  • A. Rudolph
  • 2018-11-18

Loved it

I don’t know why some reviewers complained about the narrator, but I think he was good .

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  • LM Kindle Reader
  • 2019-09-14

Wonderful love story

This story is so well written that you want it to keep going. The characters are so real. Lynda knows how to keep you so interested that you can't stop listening or put the book down.

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  • N. L. Yearwood
  • 2019-09-09

Yummy

what a delicious little summer fling. great lisening on the long drive to the city

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  • I love to shop 💜
  • 2019-07-02

Real enjoyable book 💜

I was hesitant for the sole reason that I’m not generally a fan of male narrators for romance. Its easier for my brain to grasp a female narrator in a make part than it is for my brain to grasp a male narrator reading a female part. I think because women can make deep voices which can be passable but no matter what a man just doesn’t sound like a woman. At least to my brain. Others may have had different experiences but that’s why I tend to stay away from male narrators.

Joel Froomkin made it about as enjoyable as it could be though. He has a great voice and a genuine Scottish brogue (a fake Scottish brogue is just as bad as a male female!) and did as good a job as I think could have been done. I will definitely listen to him again, and will actually give listening to male narrators another try!

As for the story, it was great! There was a nice bit of drama, but not necessarily within the relationships of the couples which I really appreciate it. I don’t always like four of the relationship drama “will they be together?”, “will they break up?, “can they make it through this?”, “no don’t believe that!” This was just a couple learning that they love each other while trying to deal with a murderer! I loved all the secondary characters. I read this book because it was on sale, but its a part of a series. It was fine as a stand-alone story, but I’m sure I would have enjoyed it a wee bit more had I gotten to know the earlier characters. I may go back and listen to the series from the beginning, or I may just move forward from here, I’m not sure yet, but I do think I will revisit the series.

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  • Gourdbeader1
  • 2019-06-07

Loved this story!

This was my first listen to this author. I enjoyed everything about the story and I definitely will purchase more. My enjoyment was due very much to the talented narrator!

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  • AmazonianCat
  • 2019-06-04

good

My first book narrated by Joel Froomkin. Great job! I will listen to more by him. Many laugh out loud parts interspersed with some darker images. I liked it. Give it a try.

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  • Luna
  • 2019-06-04

Very Good

Loved the book. interesting twist and very pulling. Looking forward to more of her work

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