To Marry a Scottish Laird
An English Bride in Scottland #2
By: Lynsay Sands
Releasing June 24th, 2014
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?
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.
Joan had barely had the thought when she heard the thunder of a fast moving horse. Not horses, horse, she realized. For one moment she was so panicked at the realization and the fear that it might be Cam, that she froze on the road like a deer before oncoming hunters. But then her brain kicked in and sent her scurrying to the side of the road and the bushes that waited there. She dove into them without looking back, then hunkered down, trying to make herself as small as possible so that the bush would hide her. She knew she’d failed when the approaching horse suddenly slowed and then stopped just on the other side of the bushes.
“No,” she instinctively blurted and then could have kicked herself. No? For the sake of the good Lord, what was the matter with her? She should have kept her mouth shut and hoped he’d ride on. Surely he hadn’t seen her? And if he had, he’d only caught a glimpse and couldn’t have been sure it was her. At least not until she’d said no, not even bothering to try to disguise her voice.
“Are ye comin’ out? Or shall I come join ye in the bushes?” Cam asked calmly.
Joan closed her eyes briefly and then sighed and stood up to scowl at him. “How did you know I was here?”
“I saw ye rush over and throw yerself behind the bush,” he answered quietly.
“Well surely you only caught a glimpse. I could have been anyone,” she pointed out with irritation.
“Aye,” he allowed. “Except that yer behind was poking out of the bush, and I’d know that derriere anywhere, under any circumstances.”
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