Double The Romance Review: Highland Hellcat & Highland Heat

Posted July 29, 2016 by Loverofromance in Book Reviews / 9 Comments

Double The Romance Review: Highland Hellcat & Highland Heat

Double The Romance Review: Highland Hellcat & Highland HeatHighland Hellcat by Mary Wine
Series: Highlander-Wine #2
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on October 1st 2010
Genres: Historical Romance, Scottish Highlands, Stewart Era
Pages: 347
Format: Paperback
Source: Self Purchased
ISBN: 1402237383
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three-half-flames

He wants a wife he can control...
Connor Lindsey is a Highland laird, but his clan's loyalty is hard won and he takes nothing for granted. He'll do whatever it takes to find a virtuous wife, even if he has to kidnap her...
She has a spirit that can't be tamed...
Brina Chattan has always defied convention. She sees no reason to be docile now that she's been captured by a powerful laird and taken to his storm-tossed castle in the Highlands, far from her home.
When a rival laird's interference nearly tears them apart, Connor discovers that a woman with a wild streak suits him much better than he'd ever imagined...

Reading Challenges:
  • Oldie But A Goodie Reading Challenge

  • My Review UpdatedIn Highland Hellcat, our story sets off with our heroine Brina Chattan is the youngest of three daughters, and her duty is to go to the Convent and be a bride of the Church. She has always known that this is her duty and honor. She never had the opportunities that her sisters did, not even to be touched by family. She has never known physical affection, or a loving embrace from her sisters or father. When her older sister breaks a betrothal contract by sleeping with another man, Connor Lindsey, the highlander her sister was promised to comes for her, kidnaps her and takes her back to his clan. Brina knows that with her plans for the convent gone, she isn’t going to be tame and sedate like she has been trained for all her life. She is a fighter and has always had a free spirit, and Connor will soon learn that she isn’t easy prey.

    What a story this turned out to be!!! I have avoided reading this one for a while ever since I bought it at my library store for $1 (and the best dollar I have ever spent money on for sure!!) What I really adored about this story was seeing these two go at it like cats and dogs and the chemistry!! Oh man, can Mary Wine write some sensual encounters and the kissing scenes is phenomenal. Anyone who has read this author before, knows exactly what I am talking about. The more I read Mary Wine, the more I fall in love with her writing and her love stories. In this book, we have a heroine that is spirited and independent and a hard worker. Our hero is your typical highlander, but I loved how amused he was by Brina’s antics and temper she lets out whenever he is around. It was interesting to see the aspects of history that this author puts in. I love the Stewart Era, and Mary Wine’s talent for writing only intrigues you more with this setting.

     


    Double The Romance Review: Highland Hellcat & Highland HeatHighland Heat by Mary Wine
    Series: Highlander-Wine #3
    Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on March 1st 2011
    Genres: Historical Romance, Scottish Highlands, Stewart Era
    Pages: 348
    Format: eBook
    Source: Library
    ISBN: 1402237391
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    four-flames

    With the fate of king and country in their hands, they are each other's only hope...
    Ruined, betrayed and banished...
    As brave as she is impulsive, Deidre Chattan's tendency to follow her heart and not her head has finally tarnished her reputation beyond repair. But when powerful Highland Laird Quinton Cameron finds her, he couldn't care less about her past—it's her future he's about to change.
    But it's never too late for redemption...
    From the moment Quinton sets eyes on Deidre Chattan, rational thought vanishes, for in her eyes he sees a fiery spirit that matches his own, and he'll be damned if he'll let such a wild Scottish rose wither under the weight of a nun's habit.
    With nothing to lose, Deidre and Quinton band together to protect king and crown. But what they can accomplish alone is nothing compared to what they can build with their passion for each other.

    Reading Challenges:
  • Oldie But A Goodie Reading Challenge

  • My Review Updated

    In Highland Heat, we have a continuation of book two. The heroine of our story is Deirde, the older sister that thought she was loved, but her lover was only using her with broken promises and left her with a broken heart. Deirde was sent to service to the Church. Even though she is not content like her other sister is at the Nunnery, she is satisfied with hard work and spending time with her sister. Deirde is a woman who is ashamed of her past and wants to bring honor to her family’s name to make up for the scandal she has brought down upon it. When the Queen, asks for her aid to pose as a double so she can escape those hunting her. Deirde is more than willing, knowing it will bring her security in the future. But while on the road, she is captured and brought to Quinton Cameron clan. Quinton and Deirde have always had chemistry, but with them so close….they are likely to fog up the windows and discover a love they never expected to find.

    Now this book was pretty entertaining and such lively fun and quite a page turner. I read this while on the go within one day!! I love Mary Wine’s style of writing these Highland romances, and she did good with this one. The heat in this book is way steamier than I was expecting from her but it does fit the situation. These two are off the charts when it comes to a sexual relationship. They become lovers about 1/3 of the way in the story. At first, it’s just some fun times in the bedroom. But Deirde wants more when she realizes how much she is beginning to care for Quinton. But Quinton was burned very badly when he was younger, so he has closed himself off from romantic entanglements. But Deirde is a woman he can’t forget or just let go of. We see how Deirde runs Quinton ragged with some quirky scenarios. What was quite interesting about this book, was seeing the politics take precedence. I was quite fascinated with the historic details here and seeing the balance of power between clans. The only downside to this story was the angst between these two was more prolonged than I would have liked but what was unique about the angst in this story was how lighthearted and fun it could be at times which balanced it out in the end.

    Series Order (2)

    About The Author Updated

    About Mary Wine

    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 quoted “Not to be missed…” by Lora Leigh, New York Times best-selling author.

    When she’s not abusing a laptop, she spends time with her sewing machines…all of them! Making historical garments is her second passion. From corsets and knickers to court dresses of Elizabeth I, the most expensive clothes she owns are hundreds of years out of date. She’s also an active student of martial arts, having earned the rank of second degree black belt.

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    • I love a highlander and this series sounds like fun…it looks like the author had you flippin the pages!

    • Michele H

      This series sounds great. I’ve read some of her other work and she does know how to create steamy chemistry and likable characters. These will be going on my TBR! 🙂

    • I haven’t read Mary Wine before but I do like the sound of this series. I love finding older books that turn out to be gems. Great review!

    • Oooh I have to find out if my library owns these two because I love Mary Wine + antagonistic relationships + banter + her kissing scenes!
      She is so good at capturing the chemistry between a couple. The first one especially appeals to me. I hope Quinton won’t irritate me too much with his unwillingness to go beyond a sexual relationship. Still, both sound terrific and I have got to pick these up! 🙂

    • These books seem interesting. I haven’t read this author before, but you know I love a good highland story. I’m particularly interested in the first book. I like that Brina decides to let her wildness and temper show.

    • I read and enjoyed these 🙂

    • Ooooo, Mary Wine! I loved her book Highland Spitfire (hopefully the next book in that series publishes ASAP!). I’ve not heard of either of these, but I know that I want to read them now. I’ll be on the lookout for ebook sales on Amazon! ;D

      Great reviews!

      Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    • She always has such tempting covers. I keep buying them but haven’t read one yet. Glad the second one managed to balance out the angst in the end for ya!

    • Ann Lorz

      I enjoy her books. I’m slightly behind of them but she a great author.