“A great book, long enough to be a good story and never boring. I have a lot of admiration for this author”see full review » see other reviews »
“A great book, long enough to be a good story and never boring. I have a lot of admiration for this author”Pattigr wrote this review Thursday, August 18, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Good Scottish historical romance -- looking forward to more of Wine's books.”Linda S wrote this review Wednesday, February 23, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“First stand alone read by Mary Wine. I wanted to like the story more than I did but felt like I was repeatedly and seriously beat in the head about the heroine's "honor" thing. I wonder what the beta readers were thinking because it could have been a really good story without the annoying elements. I will probably read another book by this author to determine if I can connect with her voice or not. ”Nancy B wrote this review Thursday, December 9, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is book 2 in a series of highlanders, but you can just jump right in here. The hero in this book is mentioned in book 1 since he is a friend of that hero, but the couple from book 1 is not mentioned here. Only the hero that will be in book 3. So, no OCD troubles, you all know I like to talk about that.
Connor Lindsay is planned to marry Deirdre Chattan, but she has been naught and he is upset but still need the alliance but without people doubting if his children are his. So he does what every good highlander would do, kidnaps her virtuous sister that is on her way to a convent. Sparks will fly.
Yay more bride stealing business, this one should be called the bride stealing series. I do like those rugged highlanders stealing brides, but only if they are nice to them. And Connor at once see that Brina is more than just a meek woman raised to be a nun, she can hunt, and she is a hellcat. But at the same time she has learnt nothing about men, and every touch makes her skittish. But who would not melt when a handsome man in a kilt sets out to seduce her, and he is so honourable too, he wants to marry her, but it's she who says no. She has promised her father to become a nun. I do like that it's he who wants her so much, and she who wants to keep that promise.
A lot of other things are happening too, her father is upset, a daughter of his must become a bride of Christ, one sister is not happy about her upcoming marriage, there is the Deirdre scandal (and she is the heroine of book 3, I wonder if her man will steal her away). A neighbouring clan has Connor's sister captive, and he fears they will attack his lands. But mostly it is a about a woman and a man, falling in love, finding passion, and trying to figure out how they can be together.
The negative part is the trouble I have with most Scottish Highlander books, the accent, kind of wish that would be skipped.
Other than that is was a romantic, and sometimes steamy book. It goes without saying, a highlander is a devil in bed. And a hellcat, she takes some time to be tamed.
Final thoughts: A good story about a highlander stealing his bride.”