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.Highland Hellion by Mary Wine
Also in this series: Highland Spitfire, Highland Vixen, Highland Flame, Between a Highlander and a Hard Place, Wicked Highland Ways
Series: Highland Weddings #3
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on June 6th 2017
Genres: Historical Romance, Medieval Era, Scottish Highlands
Source: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Illegitimate daughter of an English earl… Abducted to Scotland at age 14… No family, no reputation… No rules
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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