Highland Hellcat by Mary Wine
Publication Date: October 2010
Format: Paperback, 352 pp
Genre: Historical Fiction/Romance
(Received for review from Sourcebooks)
Synopsis (Courtesy of Barnes & Noble):
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...
I was really excited when I got the request to review this book because I really enjoyed Mary Wine's book, To Conquer a Highlander. Though my heritage comes from the Scottish lowlands instead of the Highlands I'm always very interested in how the Scots are portrayed in literature. Mary Wine has a knack for understanding the Highland woman. She was fierce and determined and just as formidable as her warrior husband in most cases. I like the way that Wine is able to show Scottish women as strong, yet vulnerable when it comes to love.
Connor Lindsey is a strong man and loyal to his clan. He has watched the turmoil surrounding the lairdship since he was a boy and now that he is the laird he has some difficult decisions to make. He must secure the loyalty of the clan to him and one of the ways he can do comes from finding a good wife to help him. When Connor kidnaps Brina Chattan he bites off a bit more than he can chew. She is fiery and full of wit and she isn't afraid of him. She stand ups to him tangles with him and eventually wins his heart.
The chemistry between Brina and Connor jumps off the page. The heat and passion in their love for each other will satisfy any romance fan as well as the historical fiction fan. This is a book that you won't soon forget. The plot is engaging and full of surprises. It's a fast paced romance that will keep you turning the pages long into the night.
I liked this one a lot. I would recommend it to anyone who has a penchant for the Scots and for those who just crave a good hot romance.
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I'm giving this one 4 out of 5 apples from my book bag!