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To Conquer a Highlander (Highlander #1)

3.92 of 5 stars 3.92  ·  rating details  ·  1,768 ratings  ·  111 reviews
A fierce Highland laird ready to kill for king and country...

When Torin McLeren discovers his neighbor's plot against his king, he takes their daughter as his prisoner, thereby stopping her father's plot from going forward. But that leaves him with a woman under his roof whom he can't ignore, and not just because she's his enemy's daughter...

A woman who's as much trouble

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Published July 1st 2010 by Sourcebooks, Incorporated (first published 2010)
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Laura the Highland Hussy
This was a good Highlander book, but there were a few things that made it too hard for me to enjoy.

Deep breath, Okay, I canNOT believe I'm about to say this, but I think there was too much sex. Seriously. I'm the friggin Highland Hussy, this book should have been perfect for me---hunky laird, lots of steamy sexy goodness---and yet...

Let me explain. Shannon McBoyd is the daughter of the McBoyd laird. He's an arrogant, bloodthirsty and cruel man. He sent Shannon off to be married to his buddy, but
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UniquelyMoi ~ The 1-click Diva
3.5/5

I always enjoy Mary Wine’s stories, and while that still holds true with To Conquer a Highlander, there was something different about this book in general. There wasn’t much action, even though there were attacks on different clans, the kidnapping of a bride, more attacks and even executions… with the exception of the bride-napping, there were very few details given, not much excitement. Not that I want blood and gore, mind you, but the story seemed interesting but then again... not. I was
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Kathleen
I really am on a roll now, for some un seen power is working with me and I can only seem to read book's that are fantastic in my eye's, lol!

Once again I read a book that I loved, I would not say it was Amazing though I would say that for me this was the best Mary Wine book I have read to date.

The hero in this book was wonderful. He was a total hunk, strong, honorable, thoughtful, tender, loving, caring and good in bed, hahaha.

The heroine was full of spirit, unspoiled and had courage.

The love sce
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Beanbag Love
Two and a half but I'll round it up because the hero's pretty good.

I'll be brief. The heroine in this book nearly made it a DNF for me. She was introduced as someone who'd had a hard life; abused by her father, made to be subservient as a female and especially to the Laird (dear old dad). So the spark she shows when she meets up with Torin McLeren is nice to see.

Then that spark turns to acid. We don't see her fighting what should be second nature to her at this point: the subservience that's b
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Terra
This was such a delicious story with bantering back and forth between Shannon and Torin. The sexual appeal to each other sent sparks flying out in all directions and you just couldn't wait til the two of them got going.

A tough storyline with that of one Clan trying to wipe out another and the struggles that ensue due to the pain both physically and emotionally. Torin is within his rights as Laird of the McLeren Clan to not only lash out at the neighboring McBoyd Clan but he is justified in bring
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SheLove2Read
Maybe I'm just getting picky in my old age, but I thought this was just short of wallbanger boring. The story was unoriginal and predictable, the dialog was insipid and the hero and heroine really deserved each other what with their constant back-and-forth yammering. I've never seen two characters who growled and snarled so much in my life, and literally, those were the author's words: growled and snarled. What a lovely picture that makes. I won't make the mistake of reading anything more by thi ...more
Blodeuedd Finland

I liked this one. Must have been that whole bride stealing business, those highlanders are such barbarians ;)


This is set at the backdrop of a troublesome time in Scotland. The king is murdered and the heir in hiding. Shannon Boyd's father is rooting for the bad guy and wants to marry her off to him, but first he slaughtered some people on his neighbours land. On top of a clan war there could be a civil war coming. But Laird Torin McLeren kidnaps the bride to be and takes her away to his castle.
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Jocelin
The beginning of this book was interesting but, the rest of the story wasn't real compelling. I do think that Mary Wine has written a good book, but it was just not my cup of tea. The problem with some Highlander stories is that they can be limited in it's portrayal of the conflict with England. If a good story is executed regarding the historical aspect it can propel the story well. If the romance is well-written and the characters have chemistry it makes the story perfect. This is not one that ...more
Melis
Bu kitap için söylüyeceğim şey Torin McLeren ilklerin adamı.. Arkadaş bi sahnede hiç duymadığım yada duyamayacağım bi laf etti ki ben onu okuduktan sonra gülmekten yarım saat kendime gelemedim :D Sanırım kitabın genelinde çok güldüm ben yaa :D Yazarın okuduğum ilk kitabı ve seriyi takip etmeye karar verdim.

Ben beğendim kurguyu, kadın karakterin hiçbir şeyden yılmamasını, dediğim dedik olmasını, Torin'in ne kadar gıcık, kendini beğenmiş, hatta dediği gibi sapına kadar Kuzey İskoçyalı olsa da ham
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Nette
loved this book. this was the first time i read this author and it won't be my last.
Pınar
Yorumları okuyana kadar bırakıp bırakmamakta çok kararsız kalmıştım. Açıkçası neredeyse çeyreğine kadar büyük işkence çektim. Neden derseniz 1/4'lük kısımda sürekli aynı şeyleri anlatması. Bu kısım sadece kızı kaçırıp kaleye getirmesi ve Shannon'dan oluşuyordu. Ben sevmedim, belki de kızı sevmediğimdendir. Ama sonra sahneye Torin girdi ve ben aşık oldum ya da o yolda ilerliyorum. O kadınım, aşkım dedikçe ben ayyyy nidaları çektim.

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Hani klan liderleri emir verir ya Torin'in emirleri bile rica gib
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Michelle
This was a story with a fast moving plot and a lot of action. The battle scenes were gruesome, as was the description of the dungeon. That was enough reality for me to feel firmly planted in the time period. There was a lot of great tension as Torin and Shannon got to know each other better, too. I liked how the author showed the culture of the time and how men treated women in general, which made her captor's decent treatment of her all the more heroic. And unlike many books where the couples w ...more
Slavena
This book had a potential for great story but did not deliver, everything was put in place for it but for a highlander book the entire book had not one fight scene or battle, I felt disapointed, the entire time the characters were closeted in some building between the kitchen and bedroom and then when they left nothing really happened. I grant you love scenes were good but that cant be all to one book, sadly here it is. Plus the female character had nothing to recommend her to me, didn't strike ...more
Melissa
This was my first book by Mary Wine and I really enjoyed it. Torin McLerin kidnaps his neighbor's daughter in order to prevent a marriage that would bring the neighbor alliances that would be bad for Torin and all of the Higlands. Torin is not sure what to do with Shannon once he has her. He can't ignore her but he's not sure he wants to be linked to her family. Shannon has suffered physically and emotionally at the hands of her father. She expects the same treatment from her captor but slowly r ...more
Brandy *Ahviel*
I have to say overall that this book was pretty good. I have to say that i want to believe that if something like that really happened back then then the opposing side really would have acted like that. (not wanting to give away details) wink wink

but really this was a good book, i liked how the girl worked her way through the hearts of her enemies. I would have liked to see more opposition but still the book was still a good read
Karen
This book really deserves 5 stars from me, because once I started I just couldn't put it down and really it isn't often that a book captures me in that way. I had to force myself to put it down last night so I could get some sleep and after a busy day today found myself thinking about when I would get some time to sit and finish. I have already pre-ordered the next book in the series and will be counting the next 90 days until its release.
Yumru
Başında sıkıldım aralarda biraz daha iyileşmeye başladı ama sonlara doğru tekrar sıkıldım...Çok benzerlikler vardı bazı kitaplarla,ortaçağ romanlarının genel durumu bu sanırım kitapta tek beni çeken durum erkek karakterin davranışlarıydı.Neyse okundu bitti ve tekrar ele alınmayacak :) ilgimi çeken diğer bir şey Connor'ın hikayesi,o yüzden 2.kitabı okuyacağım.
Zeek
You know that I captured the daughter of the rival clan for revenge and now I want her plot? yeah that's pretty much this one. And then the heroine and her "I lust him, but that means I'm a 'ho so I lust him not, but I lust him" really dragged on too long. I liked the hero but the redundant plot and annoying heroine worked on my nerves.
Pamela(AllHoney)
The first book in Mary Wine's Highlander series. Torin McLeren kidnaps Shannon McBoyd with the intention of preventing a marriage. Lots of potential but not as good as other books that I've read by Mary Wine. I still thought it was a decent read. Just felt like it was missing something.
Carol Anderson
Once again I find myself into "Highlander" stories - best ever is "Ransom" by Julie Garwood so if you like Highlander/Scotland/English type stories pick up this book for it's great. You learn allot about what went on back then...

Now this was a story with a fast moving plot and a lot of action. The battle scenes description as well as the description of the dungeon was great. That was enough reality for me to feel firmly planted in the time period. Which makes for better understand about the time
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ѕєяєηιтι
Ekstra bir şey bulamadım benzerlerinden ayırabilecek.. Son kısımlar daha çok hoşuma gitti Torin'i sevdim. Yan karakteri ve onların hikayelerini de şimdiden merak ettim ama öyle aman aman çıksada okusak diye sabırsızlanacağım bir yazar olamadı.
Rebecca (everyday reader)
I really enjoyed Torin and Shannon's love story. Romantic and passionate tale. Lairds, feuds, the Highlands, and good love scenes. It kept me interested all the way through it.
Anne
I enjoyed this book and liked the plot, but there was more sex than I care for.
Sha Mslvoe ♥♥♥
It's was a good story but too much sex make me headache.
SANDRA
It was all a highlander tale should be. With a hot and dominate male character and a bold and fierce woman at his side.. I had my up and downs with this tale. At one point I thought it dragged on but than it would speed up to my kind of pace that I fell in love with Torin from the very beginning. He was just everything every woman would want for a man. Someone powerful and kind and caring strong man. I mean who wouldn't want that. He is a fierce warrior ready to defend the helpless and treats wo ...more
Lacey Weatherford
My bff and I decide to have a go at this book for a little highlander reading challenge we've been having so we could read it at the same time. The story sounded really good, and of course it had a hot guy on the cover which always helps.

The first of the story was kind of slow to get going, and it seemed that it took a little while for the characters to really even be around each other. It seemed to pick up quite a bit after I got about a quarter of the way into the book. Once that happened, I b
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Splage
Nothing really new to add in the highlander story lines which disappointed me because I really liked/ loved many of Mary Wine's other books and her highlander heroes are some of my favorites. Although not a bad read and I might be a little harsher because I have read some good highlander/medieval stories lately, such as the Black Lyon. The story started off slow or just not right. Basically Shannon's father- and absolute jerk- raids and burns one of Torin's villages killing many of his clansmen. ...more
Booklover1335
Shannon McBoyd was born a daughter to a man who thought her worthless, who took every opportunity to verbalize her uselessness through words and fists. Yet despite constant belittlement she matures into a woman with silent strength, a will to survive, and try to see good and purpose where most would only despair; even when her father sends her to marry into a family embroiled in the murder of the king of Scotland.

Torin McLeren was born to a mother and father who married for love, and grew up a c
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Sandy M
I had just been thinking that I haven’t read a Highlander book in a bit. It’s one of my favorite reads and Sybil keeps me swimming in them if she can. But this time I was playing on my ereader and came across this book by Mary Wine, so I started reading.

And I’m actually glad I did. This is my first book by Ms. Wine and I’m pleasantly surprised.

She grabs the reader right away with Torin McLeren, while on his way home, seeing smoke dancing against the sky from that direction. Racing toward the vil
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Erotic Horizon
When Laird Torin McLeren comes home to find the slaughtered bodies of his clansmen – he is not only saddened but knows there is only one thing for this kind of madness - to get revenge.

With some long hard ride and people in the right places, Torin finds out who has done this dastardly deed quite quickly and he aims to get his own back. Doing what all highlanders are prone to do, he gathers his own around him and plot and plan how best to go about storming another mans keep.

Torin is however not a
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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 garment
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