To Conquer a Highlander (Highlander #1)
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...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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. ...more
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 ...more
Hani klan liderleri emir verir ya Torin'in emirleri bile rica gib ...more
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
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 ...more
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 ...more
Torin McLeren was born to a mother and father who married for love, and grew up a c ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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When she’s not abusing a laptop, she spends time with her sewing machines…all of them! Making historical garment ...more