Mary Wine: Highland Spitfire Highland Weddings #1

N with jealousy and he ealizes that he won t be able to esist claiming her as his wife Bhaic is such a sexy hero and boy I had a blast having him as a main character He is very alpha commanding and uite a fighter and he definitely knows how to do battle in the bedroom shivers down spine What I truly came to admire so much about his character was seeing the way that he handled his brother especially in the way he makes an effort to shield and protect Ailis when his people get a bit out of hand Overall a fantastic hero to ead The Heroine Ailis is a beloved daughter from her father since her mother has been gone for many years What was most enchanting about Ailis was seeing the way that she fights but she also has a gentle spirit I was worried when I first started eading this that her character would be too intense since some spitfire heroines can be uite outrageous at times But boy Mary Wine truly knows how to write characters especially her heroine I grew to love Ailis because she is a fighter stands her own grand but is also willing to compromise at times too and see things in a different way She can be kind and honest and open and it was uite interesting to see the various facets of her character With each chapter you see depth to Ailis and that made me love her even Plot and Story Line in Highland Spitfire a new series from Mary Wine we have a story that is full of excitement omance and history This was such a blast of a omance and once I started I couldn t put it down I am always surprised in how well Mary Wine can completely win me over and I shouldn t besince I have yet to find a book from her I haven t enjoyed But this might be my favorite one that she has written that I have been able to eadIt sets off with a marriage of convenience and what a start to their union Practically forced into in knowing they if they didn tthey wouldn t survive and neither would their people And what was uite amusing and villainous was the Regent He is a bit of a villain but he was uite amusing at times I found it uite fun seeing how he tries to get them to get close to each other especially on their wedding nightview spoilerWe see on their wedding night how there is nothing for them to make a fire or many blankets at allso they are forced to warm each other up which in the Regent s mind can encourage them to heat up the night with some lovin uite devious and cunning hide spoiler Reviewed for herding cats burning soup posting to blog 61919 Spitfire landed on my eview pile a few erm years ago I loved the cover and accepted it Then ealized Mary Wine is the pen name of Dawn Ryder Who I d just tried anddid not like at all cue the blogger groan So it s sat on the eview pile for a few years I finally tackled it It wasn t knock me over amazing but it wasn t so bad either YayThe Gist Rival clans and a King s Regent who s had enough of all the fighting and killing over a stupid generations old grudge His solution The Laird s kids are gonna marry They have no choice Either they marry at that moment or he s going to slaughter both clans and be done with all of them Soa wedding With two very eluctant participantsBhaic and Ailis Whew I liked them mostly They e both headstrong determined esilient They e both in a terrible position of saving everyone they love in exchange for giving up their own happiness and futures It s hard not to have sympathy for that Now The omance When they were playing along well together they were good They actually suited uite nicely Things steam up and there were some feisty moments which were fun But it was a lot to get to that point Now my issues and why it wasn t fabulous Two things to deal with the marriage 1 Ailis was so dang wishy washy about everything She was doing the noble thing she d tell herself Saving her family And then she d promptly try to un away Even though she was told if she did that everyone would be killed facepalm Or I want you she d be all over him and then OMG no no don t touch me 2 And then Bhaic He barely did anything to make sure she was okay with leaving her home and living with people who despise her clan and with it her His family and clan were terrible to her The staff horrible They put her down neglected her spit on her locked her in ooms etc She kept her head up and did her best but they were just awful and he didn t even notice Every once in a while he d be like ohrightand would put someone in their place or do something kind But for the most part he just dumped her in the castle and went about his daily life So that bothered meAll in all Highland Spitfire was hard for me It was SO much better than the other book I tried of hers soyay And it was lively and kept me eading soyay But I didn t uite believe the falling in love or would make it long term eally or at least that she d be happy at his keep with the people in his clan I don t know I wish things had changed between them a bit earlier on in the book so it would feel on solid ground Would I ead another I don t know Maybe a library loan But it s not one I d be clamoring for unfortunately Highland Spitfire is book one in the Highland Weddings series by Mary WineI don t usually go for Historical Romances My main issue is the way women are used or treated back then They where used to secure alliance peace etc It s hard for me to believe in the omance As for Highland Spitfire well I picked this up because the cover is eye catching and the blurb made it sound intrigue so I thought lets give it a goThis one is enemies to lovers The hero and heroine are forced to wed in order to secure peace between the Robertson and MacPherson clans The way this story starts guarantees a hostile situation between our couple and their clans I have to admire Ailis courage to agree to wed her enemy and to see that this is what both clans need I liked her She had many challenges to over come One is being forced into her enemy s territory and having everyone look at her with suspicion and misgivings As for Bhaic he is the embodiment of a sexy Highlander I found his discerption to my liking but he lacked empathy towards his new wife Ailis He doesn t help her out doesn t easy her transition nor does he make her feel at home He literally lets his brother Marcus take over her care and well he humiliates her treats her like a spy and disregards her feelings It was hard to ead and I wanted to kick both men I eally liked the introduction to Helen the friend that Ailis makes They are both hostages in enemy territory so they have things in common and they help each other out Helen has spunk and I can t wait to ead her story Some of the other secondary characters where nice to meet too As I pointed out at the beginning of my eview it s hard for me to fall for the omance in historical s As for the omance between Ailis and Bhaic it was ok It didn t oll off the pages It felt forced at times and their interactions where hot and cold They would be arguing and then they d have a warm moment where you think things are turning around but then the next moment they are back to arguing EhAll around I did have a delightful time eading Highland Spitfire I didn t hate nor love it but I still enjoyed it and I m actually curious to ead on in the Highland Weddings series Rated 3 Star. Ble MarvelousWine's novel eaches the very core of Scottish omancerapid pace wonderful prose and deeply emotional scenes RT Book Reviews 4 12 stars Top Pick An absolute delight Scottish Medieval fans are sure to be in awe My Book Addiction and MoreTotally lovely A must ead for anyone who enjoys Highlander omance The Romance Reviews.

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Such a fun book with uniue and bad ass charactersAilis is fiercefunny and she never backs down from a challengeBhaic is passionatespirited and a bit wildTheir elationship starts in a very unusual way they have to get married to stop the constant hostilities between MacPhersons and RobertsonsThey think of each other as enemiessavages but the overwhelming chemistry that exist between them will make them uestion their opinionsThe story is very fast pacedinterestingfull of omance and a bit of actionI love how the author portrayed the female characters as very strong ladies who can fight their own fightsI eally loved Helen and I hope that she and Marcus will get their own bookE copy provided by the authorpublisher in exchange for an honest eview via NetgalleyYou can ead this eview on BookishFever Give me an enemies to lovers marriage of convenience set in the Scottish Highlands and I am yours forever I started this book late one night because I was looking for a highlander omance and I had heard of this book while obsessively watching every single historical omance video on Booktube I was immediately addicted to this story and I could not bear to put it down I ead it until 1am and then picked it back up again as soon as I opened my eyes the next morning It was absolutely deliciousI adored the elationship between Bhaic and Ailis When the Earl of Morton demands that the two of them marry in order to create peace between their two ival clans they begrudgingly agree but their elationship does not come easy I loved the way that both of them needed to learn how to trust each other and ely on one another in a world that is constantly trying to tell them that they must fit a certain ole This novel did a great job at navigating the complexities of their marriage as a political tool while also acknowledging the very eal feelings that blossom between them despite their better judgment Both characters are strong willed and stubborn and it takes a lot for them to give in to each other But all along the passion lingering beneath the surface is about to boil over The tension in this novel was so well executed Yes on one level a main driving force in this novel is when they are going to consummate their union but it s about a lot than that Their attraction is always at war with their obligation to their espective clans and the external forces that would seek to drive them apart There is a lot of discussion evolving around consent in this novel despite the fact that historically men had ights to do whatever they wanted to their wives Bhaic was always willing to wait until Ailis came to him and he never pushed her to do anything that she was not comfortable with There was a lot of emphasis on the injustices dealt to women during this time frame and what it takes for women to eclaim their agency and find their freedom and power which was simply perfect I loved how the sexual tension built throughout this novel and all along there was this heavy focus on making sure that there was consent every step of the way It eally worked for me I was frustrated along with the main characters at all the things that stood in their way but it kept me turning the pages Their sexual tension as well as their burgeoning understanding and trust for each other was handled so well and it felt believable to meThere s also uite a bit of action at the end of this novel which I wasn t necessarily anticipating I loved how there were hints of a larger plot throughout this book which only gets intense in later books I thoroughly enjoyed this I could not put it down and I immediately had to pick up the next one It s truly a fantastic ide 35 Stars GIVEAWAY win a copy of Highland Spitfire and Highland VixenReview posted on The Eater of Books blogHighland Spitfire by Mary WinePublisher Sourcebooks CasablancaPublication Date February 2 2016Rating 4 starsSource eARC from NetGalleyWarning this is an adult book and for the eyes of mature eadersSummary from GoodreadsIn the throes of fierce clan wars the ueen s Regent tricks the children of two feuding lairds into a desperate choice marry or die The union however eluctant of a MacPherson and a Robertson could end three generations of hostilities between the two familiesAilis Robertson wanted a husband not a savage But she is overwhelmed by the intense passion she feels for Bhaic who is likewise taken aback by the agony he experiences when he thinks of losing Ailis Is it possible for fierce enemies to become ardent loversWhat I LikedFirst thing I absolutely love that cover I know the cover is a separate thing from the actual story but I love it when a cover is beautiful AND the story is amazing Seriously that is a cover worth having on your shelves and a story worth eading Double the winThe Earl of Morton threatens two of the feuding clans of the Highlands ensure peace between the clans or there will be a bloodbath Ailis Robertson daughter of the Robertson clan leader and Bhiac MacPherson son and heir of the MacPherson clan leader agree to marry to save the bloodshed Neither wants the marriage and Ailis doesn t want to live on MacPherson lands While the passion and chemistry between the pair boils over will they be able to put aside their old ways of thinking and be happy togetherI am a huge fan of Highlanders Highlands Scottish omance etc but I don t ead nearly enough of them I m also a huge fan of marriage of convenience omance books So I knew this book would be ight up my alley The gorgeous cover did not hurt one bitTalk about authenticity and world building the setting of this book was well written and well esearched Also it was different and lovely to see the Scottish accents so clearly spoken in this book I got used to it after a while and I eally liked thisFrom the start I liked Ailis I ve struggled a bit with the female protagonists of the ecent historical omance novels that I ve ead but I had no trouble liking Ailis She s tough and fierce but not to the point where it s anachronistic She knows when to defer to her father and when the ueen s Regent orders her to marry Bhiac MacPherson she hates it but does it to minimize bloodshed Ailis has no desire to leave her clan nor does she want to consummate the marriage Ailis is truly the spitfire we expect from the book s title but she is also sweet and naively innocent which Bhiac adoresBhiac is a Highland warrior through and through Ailis saw him as a savage at first tall thickly muscular commanding protective every each the heir and Tanis of the MacPherson clan Bhiac is one of the most honorable male protagonists I ve met despite being a brutish brawny Highland prince of a sort He feels just as trapped as Ailis and he never tries to force her to do anything or exert his husband ights on her He isn t forceful though he does expect some behaviors from her He is interested in wooing her in having a willing wife than a submissive and miserable wife I love Bhiac He s a sweetie and a warriorThe chemistry of this pair is off the charts I wanted to get frustrated by the fact that it took FOREVER over half the book for the pair to consummate their marriage BUT there were so many steamy non sex scenes leading up to the big scene and those scenes were scorching I love that Bhiac. Passion flares between enemiesTwo hotheaded Highlanders the offspring of feuding lairds are tricked by the King's Regent into a desperate choice marry or die Bhaic MacPherson is disposed to lead his clan into battle than stay married to the daughter of his enemy But perhaps the intensity of his feelings has to do with desire than host.

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And Ailis grow to trust and care for each other on their own time It s clear that they are very attracted to each other and this attraction spills over many times And when they consummate their marriage the steamy chemistry does not fizzle outThis story is just as much a story of discovery and growth as it is a love story Ailis has to adjust to living in the MacPherson castle and Bhiac has to adjust to having a wife who at first does not want to consummate their marriage I love watching them fall for each other and eventually trust each other I also love that it takes the whole book for them to fully give themselves to each otherThe conflict of this book isn t too threatening to Bhiac and Ailis s elationship but it s fairly large and will carry over into the next book I think the author is writing Marcus s book I am so pleased with the ending of this one And I also eally like how the author dropped in scenes that hint at the next book Marcus and Helen I hope every now and then I can t waitWhat I Did Not LikeOur lead couple was interrupted while trying to do um THINGS so many times After the first few it was hilarious but then it got a tad bit annoying Luckily by then it was time but still It was comical and then I was like UM HELLO leave them alone to get their nasty on It wasn t the worst thing in the world but it bothered me a bitWould I Recommend ItI highly ecommend this book to historical omance fans Especially if you enjoy Scottish omances I ve not ead any of Mary Wine s previous books but I m sure this one will not disappoint fans This is book one of a series I think and I can t wait to ead Rating4 stars I could see this being one of my top ten adult historical omance novels of 2016 eleven months from now It took me by surprise how much I loved this book I m glad I downloaded it on a whim I hope to ead from this series very soon I love Highlander books a lot Always have always will This one did not do it for me it left me feeling kinda whateverBhaic and Ailis come from ival clans and have an arranged marriage to settle the dispute between the clans I ve ead so many books with similar themes and I tend to not get tired of them However the couple just didn t eally have a eal spark till towards the end They pretty much despised each other the whole time it felt like how a ealistic arranged marriage would turn out But I don t want to ead ealistic They didn t eally have sex till the last couple of chapters of the book Even when the did it left me feeling kindaI guess I just wanted omance and passion Anyways this unfortunately was not a winner for me uick eview hereLove my highlander omance and this one is well written We begin the story two feuding clans Ailis Robertson from one clan and Bhaic McPherson from the other These two are being forced to marry to end generations of blood shed and if they don t their Father s will be killed This author did a great job of taking me into the time period with beautiful and detail description Felt emerced into the world of the highlander castle life and pictured scenes in my mind easily The omance was a steady and sure build that was sweet hot and fun The two characters had chemistry and wonderful dialogue Great secondary characters On a side note Marcus and Helen need their omance told too please Expecting Release date February 2nd 2016Story Rating 4 StarsHero Rating 5 StarsHeroine Rating 5 StarsRomance Rating 4 StarsHeat Level 35 StarsEnding 4 StarsOverall Rating 4 SEXY Highlander StarsI ve been a fan of Mary Wine s Scottish omances for a long time now Her elouent descriptive writing always makes me envision the places people and things as I ead making me enjoy the story on a whole other level She also knows how to write wonderful characters that I grow to love and this book did just thatThe ueens Regent has had enough of the feuding MacPherson and Robertson clans so he orders the marriage of Bhaic MacPherson and Ailis Roberston in order to stop the feuding If they efuse he is eady to hang the lairds of these two clans Ailis is uick to accept the marriage not wanting to see her father hanged and Bhaic himself decides that marry Alis is the ight thing to do to save his father too The marriage takes place and then off to MacPherson castle they go I just love the theme where the heroine is forced to wed their clan s enemy Ailis was definitely not welcome there and was not treated too kindly by the MacPherson clan I loved the fact that she took all this in and held her head high She never complained and did her best to not show them her fear She was an excellent character and I would not change a thing about herBhaic the hero was also a fantastic character Besides being sexy patient kind and gentle he was a fierce warrior too Of course he was also a generous lover who waited for Ailis to come to him instead of forcing her which he had every ight as her husband to do It did take a while for these two too finally come together as husband and wife The lovesex scenes were nice and spicy but nothing over the topThere was a small bit of action in this ead and I loved every moment I eally wish there would have been just a bit action scenes added in because the one scene was so good I was wanting Bhaic and Ailis definitely did not have an easy oad I truly enjoyed eading about them growing closer trusting each other and eventually falling in loveThis is the first book in this series and I am SO looking forwards to eading many that are to come in the future I eceived an ARC from Sourcebooks Casablanca via Netgalley in exchange for an honest eview This eview was originally posted on Addicted To Romance Summary Ailis Robertson and Bhaic MacPherson are both pawns in the mind of the Regent These two families have been feuding for generations but Ailis and Bhaic will have to make a difficult choice Either marry or watch their father s and men be killed Ailis would do anything for her father who loved her and aised her Even if that means marrying the enemy Despite the fact that Ailis and Bhaic despise what they have to dothey do what needs to be done At first they both decide not to consummate it hoping that later they will be able to obtain an annulment But during the may day celebration festival they find that they don t want to esist the chemistry that is building between them Ailis and Bhaic ealize how important it is for this alliance to continue to stop the fighting But Ailis has the worst time of it She is forced to go to Bhaic s home where she is the enemy She will have to work hard to prove herself to Bhaic s people and most especially his brother But Ailis and Bhaic find something precious together they find a fierce and passionate love that they both are willing to fight for The Hero Bhaic is the younger son of the Laird of the clan But he is just as strong and determined and a capable fighter as his elder brother He also is uite the ladies man He is shocked when he learns of the latest scheme from the egent At first he wants to fight and battle his way out However he can t deny his attraction to Ailis or what an alliance could mean between the two feuding clans Bhaic makes an effort to cede to her wishes for an annulment however during a certain celebration he is gree. IlityAnd the Highlands igniteAilis Robertson wanted a husband not a savage but when her family was faced with a deadly ultimatum she had no choice The union of a MacPherson and a Robertson could end three generations of hostilities between the two families but can bitter ivals truly become loversPraise for The Highlander's Bride Trou.

Mary Wine has written over twenty novels that take her readers from the pages of history to the far reaches of space Recent winner of a 2008 EPPIE Award for erotic western romance her book LET ME LOVE YOU was uoted “Not to be missed” by Lora Leigh New York Times best selling authorWhen she’s not abusing a laptop she spends time with her sewing machinesall of them Making historical garment