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The Highlander's Bride Trouble (The Sutherlands Scottish Historical Romance Series Book 4) Kindle Edition
An epic Highland romance filled to the brim with passion, adventure, and history, perfect for fans of Lynsay Sands's Highland Brides series, from acclaimed author Mary Wine.
Raised by her father and brother, Nareen Grant is strong, confident, well-educated, and skilled with a bow and dagger. But when the family who gave her so much freedom suddenly betrays her, she makes her way to the Highlands alone, and lands straight in the lap of Saer MacLeod... Nareen wants no help from a wild man of the Isles. Nor will she be fooled by the fierce desire she feels for him or his savage kisses.
Raised on the rugged Scottish Isles, Saer MacLeod is considered fierce even by Highlander standards. He's enchanted by the independent and headstrong Nareen, but knows that getting distracted by the impulsive lass is a mistake. If she says she can take care of herself, there's no reason he shouldn't believe her—especially after seeing her skill with a dagger. But when an old feud endangers her life, Saer's fascination with her escalates into a ferocious desire to protect her...and claim her for himself.
"The Sutherlands series is a must read if you love handsome Highlanders, heroines with spirit and of course Historical Romance!" - Proserpine Craving Books
"The Highlander's Bride Trouble was a wonderful historical romance... a sweet and lovely read." - Imagine a World
"This story never had a dull moment... entertaining and all-consuming." - Long and Short Reviews, 5 stars
"This is classic Mary Wine. I always find the emotional and philosophical tugs of war interesting between Wine's characters. Her main characters are always admirable and there are always some true baddies to root against. Her attention to architectural or technical details of the time is always interesting." - For the Love of Books
"Wine's novel reaches the very core of Scottish romance... The rapid pace, wonderful prose and deeply emotional scenes make this book a marvelous read." - RT Book Reviews, 4 1/2 Stars, Top Pick
" Wine's rip-roaring ambushes and beddings make for a wild ride through 15th-century Scottish eroticism..." - Publishers Weekly
"You will forever be astounded as well as gratified by reading Mary Wine's Scottish treasure .... her Highlander series. Ms. Wine weaves a tale of passion, danger, clan culture, romance, adventure, and the power of true Highlander love... Scottish Medieval fans are sure to be in awe as they turn the pages of this fast paced, passion filled adventure. An absolute delight!" - My Book Addiction and More
"Ms. Wine did an excellent job of weaving her story amidst Scottish History. With both fictional and historical characters sharing the page. In a country that was constantly destroying and rebuilding itself it is a treat to find an author who takes all that into consideration. " - Bodice Rippers
"Fantastic read! Short, sexy, fabulous!" - BTS eMag
"As usual for Ms. Wine, historical facts are masterfully woven into her story giving it authenticity seldom found in historical romances... a must read." - Night Owl Reviews, Top Pick
"This romance is a very quick read, and Saer and Nareen are easily likeable as two hard-headed Scots equally determined to have their own way in this relationship." - Historical Novel Society
"The characters have good chemistry and are continuously interesting, the setting is intriguing, and the details of the buildings, clothing and landscape are well done and bring the book to life... Scottish romance is very popular, and "The Highlander's Bride Trouble" will not disappoint." - Harlequin Junkie, 4 stars --This text refers to the mass_market edition.
About the Author
- ASIN : B00KLJHIZ0
- Publisher : Sourcebooks Casablanca (August 5, 2014)
- Publication date : August 5, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 1190 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 319 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #622,333 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I think my major issue with the book was the heroine. I had a really hard time liking her. She was just so stubborn and inflexible - she had such a negative attitude and was a very "I know what I know - so don't confuse me with the facts" type of person she refused to even consider marriage to Saer, because she "knew" she couldn't trust any man or be an obedient wife and that even though he said he liked her the way she was and wouldn't try and change her - she "knew" he would come to resent her and hate her. I know she has been hurt and betrayed by others, but she realized how different Saer was and still decided that she was right in her thinking and no matter what he said, she just knew he would come to hate her. It was really annoying!
Saer was the saving grace in this book. He was dead set on taking Nareen as his wife and wasn't going to take no for an answer. He has worked hard to rebuild his clan and has proven himself as a good man - even though he is a "savage". He proved time and time again that he would not try and change Nareen and that he admired her spirit and her passion.
And so goes the story, they argue and then fall on each other. There were times during the love scenes that I was reminded of the Sam and Diane (from the tv show Cheers) first love scene - you know the "I hate you - kiss kiss-I hate you more-kiss kiss" scene. Saer and Nareen would fight and then have mind blowing sex. Don't get me wrong - I like mind blowing sex - but this just started to get old and boring after awhile.
Needless to say, by the 85% mark of this book Nareen's attitude has not changed and I was hoping that Saer would just let her go. Let her go back to her brother and live a miserable celibate life, secure in the knowledge that she was right. But what kind of romance story would that be? So of course we have a very dramatic life or death moment and she finally changes her mind and they get a HEA.
I am sure there is another book in the works - we don't know what happens with Bastian and Abigail. And Kael is still single. So while this book was not a keeper for me, I will read any highlander book that Mary Wine writes. She is a very talented author and writes amazing books. And while this book was not my favorite - I still enjoyed it and would recommend it.
It's a halfway decent book aside from these details. I just wish they had a more equal relationship. He wants obedience and she doesn't wanna give it but in the end she does. Big shock. He's a strong clan leader with many followes behind him, but she has no allies on her side at any point of the book. Why does the man always have to be stronger of will than the female? Can't they have equal strength of will?
Of course by the end you forgive him for his arrogance because he is a really good guy. She's not a doormat I just wanted her to be a bit stronger and know herself more. She sees herself as defective for not being obediant and because she knows how to fight. I'm glad she's not ashamed of those facts but she was taught her whole life that women that are as headstrong as her are unnatural. That is a bit frustrating but hey it's a medieval book. I do love the book. So I do recommend it. The last 60 pages are so worth the minor frustrations lol.
I always find it extremely annoying when an author has to keep repeating what the hero or heroin's hang up is on every other page. I get it, I really do, and don't need it repeated to me to no end. It gets to the point where I feel like it's just a filler technique to make the book longer.
I really enjoyed Saer chasing her. Women liked to be chased, and it's fun to play hard to get. I loved the hot sex as well, but it started to become unbelievable for me. I just felt like Nareen couldn't be as stubborn as she was and then jump on Saer every time he flirted with her. I did enjoy her strength and I think I would have liked to have seen her using her dagger more.
I have to recommend it because I love the Mary Wine books. This one doesn't necessarily have to be read after all the other books in the series. It's good enough to be read alone.