Book Review- Highland Hellion by Mary Wine

Posted June 29, 2017 by Loverofromance in Book Reviews / 9 Comments

Book Review- Highland Hellion by Mary Wine

I received this book for free from Sourcebooks Casablanca in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review- Highland Hellion by Mary WineHighland Hellion by Mary Wine
Also in this series: Highland Spitfire, Highland Vixen, Highland Flame
Series: Highland Weddings #3
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on June 6th 2017
Genres: Historical Romance, Medieval Era, Scottish Highlands
Pages: 320
Format: eARC
Source: Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN: 1492602507
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KATHERINE CAREW

Illegitimate daughter of an English earl… Abducted to Scotland at age 14… No family, no reputation… No rules

ROLFE MCTAVISH

Heir to an honorable Highland laird… Can’t believe how well tomboy Kate can fight… About to learn how much of a woman she really is

Scotland is seething with plots, the vengeful Gordons are spoiling for a fight, and the neighboring clans are at each other’s throats. All it takes is a passionate hellion with a penchant for reckless adventure to ignite the Highlands once more.

Highland Hellion was a fast paced and super charged historical romance that was feisty, fun and thrilling and boy this book reminded me why I admire this author so much, and she can write highlander romances like no other. I was swept away by Highland Hellion, and even though its not my favorite book of the series (book one still holds that title) this book was still a book I fell in love with pretty quickly. Highland Hellion takes places in the early seventeen hundreds in the Highlands. Kate was born English, but she was brought to Scotland against her will when she was only 14 years old, she was trained to fight and ride like regular men. And now she is asked to suddenly do all the “right” things the most women do, which to Kate is downright boring. She can ride and hunt better than most. Kate was quite the most amusing character. I like that she is proud of who she is, and even though she can be a bit too arrogant at times, she also is spirited, passionate and determined. She admits to her own mistakes and suffers the consequences willingly. This is a aspect of her personality that I gravitated towards. Yes the whole high spirited heroine was a fun aspect. But its seeing her become humble and viewing a different side to her. The more emotional side, this portion of her character that grows in this book. We see her realize that every action has a consequence and she learns some valuable life lessons here. Then we have our hero, Rolfe. He is the son of the Laird, and has many responsbilities. But when Kate saves the lives of himself and his men, he is indebted to her. He refuses to leave her in the hands of a enemy clan, and through a chain of events, they end up married through convenience but also affection and desire which slowly builds to love.

There is quite a bit in this story that you learn to admire and even have some fun with too. There is some historical aspects here, but Mary Wine balances it out very well. So that if you don’t like to have too much historical details in a romance, than I highly recommend this one, or any other book by this author. She writes these highlander romances that are so well balanced, and don’t overshadow other aspects. Every part of the story here seemed to flow together just right. We do get to see some more of our villain of the series, and boy he is downright mean and evil. But does bring some adversity that this couple has to face. The romance that builds between these two is quick and fun, their bantering is contagious and this couple gave me plenty of laughs. But they are a wonderful match together, and even though there is some angst between them at first, it definitely gives way quickly. I do think there could have been a bit more emphasis on the love story, the plot tended to overtake the romance at times, and that is the only thing I would have liked to see different.

Overall Highland Hellion was a thrilling ride of adventure, danger, growth of characters and some fun sexy times in the highlands!!!

 

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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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  • Oh I love the sound of Kate. I bet the conversations between them were delightful. Wonderful review. I have not tried this author, and of course now I want to.

  • I do enjoy Wine 😀

  • Book 1 is also still my favorite in the series, but this one was fantastic too. I really loved Katherine too! And yes to all the other non-romance elements. Wine does a really good job with them!
    Great review! 🙂

    • Thanks Nick!! Wine does wonderful in writing a well rounded book right?

  • Michele H

    Sounds like a wonderful read! I have a couple of this series on my TBR but still have to find time to get to them. I do like Mary’s entertaining writing though so I may have to bump them up the list. 🙂

  • Oh my gosh. I really need to read this author! I do love highland romance, and she sounds wonderful.

    Great review! 🙂

  • Karen

    I’ve seen this cover around and I just adore it.

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