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The Wolf and the Highlander

(Highland Wishes #2)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  597 ratings  ·  72 reviews
Anya’s been a bad girl. A vindictive plot against one of her clansmen backfired, resulting in her grave injury. Scarred and crippled, she finds nothing lovely about herself, and doesn’t expect anyone else to either. But when a magical wishing box sends her to another dimension, she becomes the most valuable prize imaginable.

While hunting a rare marbled boar, Riggs, a trapp
Published May 1st 204 by Jessi Gage
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♥ WishfulMiss ♥
Review to come...
For now, I'll say I loved both MCs and the story was entertaining. The romance was sweet and left me smiling. Loved the epilogue!!!
Jessica {Litnoob}
May 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book works so much better with this authors writing style then historical fiction does. All the weird pacing is now just magical and the learning things later then really needed explained by culture shock and language barriers. It really worked. Anya is someone I hated in book one and man she was so good here. A genuine redemption story that totally worked for me. And her wolfy boo? Amazing. The story was emotional and intense and magical and engaging AF. Total win. There is a weird fixatio ...more
Kiesha ~ 1Cheekylass
I went into this book unsure if I’d be able to finish it as it’s a little more fantasy than I usually indulge in… wolves/humans and it was in a different realm. Additionally I was unsure about the heroine because she was not my favorite in the previous book. You know what they say when you assume…….. o.O

Anya, the woman I loathe in Wishing for a Highlander. She was a she-witch who stirred up nothing but trouble. I disliked her with a passion. Needless to say my expectation was to cont
Mary Loesch
May 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Mmmm.....dirty, sweaty, well built men in kilts....that's what I think of when I think of Jessi Gage's Highlander series. I got to read her fabulous first book Wishing for a Highlander (click here for review) and just fell in love with her writing style. Luckily, she allowed me a sneak peak at her second book in the Highlander series called The Wolf and the Highlander.

So was it more sweaty men in kilts that make your toes tingle? Actually....nope! Big, well hung wolf men from another realm who a
Cheryl Fontenot
Aug 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A must read

Great story and wonderful characters. I can't wait to read the next installment in this series. Keep them coming. Great.
A title with 'Highlander' evokes a certain type of historical novel, set in Scotland, with one or more brave kilted men and beautiful strong women. The actual story is really completely different. I found The Wolf and the Highlander to be a unique tale. A fantasy with an imaginative setting, earthy characters and a truly compelling plot.

The setting is an alternate world populated with people that are the descendants of humans and wolves. They are know as wolfkind. There are two nations at war wi
Aug 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-star
I enjoyed the story very much. I had thought that the story would be paranormal with a shifter wolf but it turns out that the guy is a wolf-man. The story is very different to what I always read that reading it was very refreshing.

I hadn't read the first book to know Anya's past but from what she told in her POV I think she is a very hateful person in the first book that we see how much she regret her mistakes and all the vile things she did in the past. She was remorseful in the book. You can
Jun 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in the Highland Wishes series. I really enjoyed the previous book in the series about Big Darcy and Melanie and wasn't sure I was going to like Anya's story since she was a hateful character in the first book causing problems for so many.

Surprisingly, I grew to really like Anya because she took ownership of all the bad things she did previously and was ready to be judged even if that meant her life would be ended. As a consequence of her misdeeds, Anya was severely injure
May 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
THRILLING and unique!

THRILLING and unique!

First off let me say I loved this book! I thoroughly enjoyed her previous book in this series about Big Darcy. I was shocked this story wasn't a time travel story like the first, but she was sent to a different realm. It was nice to read a tale with new views and story. It wasn't the same old werewolf or time travel book. There was lots of adventure and intrigue. Old characters return from book 1, and we meet new, exciting (and some brutish) characters.
Amy Raby
Jun 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
One of the cool things about this book is that the heroine, Anya, was actually the villain in the first book of the series. So this is a story in which she gets to redeem herself. After what she did in the first book, I wouldn't have thought she could be redeemed. But the author pulls it off. As a consequence of her misdeeds, Anya is severely injured, and her legs don't heal properly, leaving her scarred and somewhat disabled. And then she unwittingly takes a portal into a new world, where she s ...more
Well, that was much more delightful than I anticipated. I honestly thought I'd end up abandoning this because the blurb sounds out there for me. Wolf-men? This could go so badly... It was rather entertaining instead. The adventure is fun and the romance is sweet. The people aren't overly wolfy. Some fur, pointy ears, and slightly sharp teeth are no big deal. I was also rather fascinated with the world building and legends of the people. More stories Riggs, more stories!

This book can totally be r
Mary Merrell
Mar 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I don't usually read romance much anymore, but I was asked to read The Wolf and the Highlander for formatting. I jumped at the chance to get a first read of The Wolf and the Highlander, if it was as good as the first book, Wishing for a Highlander. And it was. The characters are real and drew me into the story. Redemption is a theme, and I loved the growth of our heroine. If you're looking for a fast, exciting and romantic read, pick Wishing for a Highlander and the second book in the series, Th ...more
Oct 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was fun. A lot more than the first book in the series.
We're talking wolfkind men *noms* and we're talking a little magic between worlds. There are hairy men, but in a good way (in my mind, anyway) and there's an evil gone good heroine.
I really liked Riggs' character, and I even liked Anya almost from the very start of the book. That's a fast reader's opinion change on a character. I tend to hold grudges, too. So I give two thumbs up to Jessi Gage for that achievement. LOL

Now gimme book 3.
Nicole Naranjo
May 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
loved this one! its been a while since I've read a book like this and now I can't seem to figure out why?!?! I loved Riggs, I mean who wouldn't. This was a great story with plenty of background and I enjoyed that they didn't give into their wants at very first. I'm ready for the next book, I need to read about the baby(hopefully a girl) and of course Magnus and Seona. I also think it'd be great to read about Travis as an adult and I don't know maybe falling for Riggs/Anya daughter? ...more
Feb 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was initially a bit confused, this is more of a paranormal romance than a highland one. However, the world was well done and I truly grew to like the characters, even Anya who I hated in the last book. I hope for further novels set in this world... there are definitely subplots that could be flushed into a novel or two.
Jun 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Outstanding 5+

This second story in the Highland Wishes series was truly outstanding and I loved it. Jesse Gage has a wonderful flair with the development of her characters. Her story telling keeps you interested and wondering just what will happen next. I can't wait for the next story. Highly recommended.
Isabel Winsor
Oct 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-books
Jessi Gage is now on my insta-buy list!
Nov 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this. It gives a beautiful romance with the feel of epic fantasy.
Jess Stampe
Dec 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An interesting spin on paranormal fantasy, especially for wolves (not really werewolves here). It was refreshing and very surprising! I would call it a paranormal fantasy romance.
Abar Afrn
This book was captivating enough not as good and intriguing as the first one but good enough.

It's no secret I Hated Anya. Hated her and wanted to murder her. She was a vile, horrible bitch who traumatised Darcy (Protagonist of the first book), deceived her clan laird in the most personal way, and almost killed Darcy. In the beginning of this book I hated her still and didn't really buy the whole reformed act, but as the book progressed I realise I didn't hate her as I first did and actually I s
Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this story! The performance was really good, but three quarters through, the high pitched voice of the heroine started to grate. Same occurred in the last book with her southern accent.

The only thing that bugged was that in the previous book, this heroin was a selfish bitch but then all of a sudden changed into a kind, caring woman in this one. I know she had an accident and physical trauma, but that doesn't all of a sudden humble you. Especially not in 5 months. And having broken both h
Jul 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Anya the local bad girl in the first book was left hanging between two cliffs after trying to kill to gain power. Now she is scarred and a cripple. But the magic box has transported her away from her destiny in the highlands. Now she is in an alternate world where humans are not in charge not even known there. Wolfkind roam the area and there is too few females that they are revered. Riggs happens to be the lonely wolfkind who traps for a living. When he saves her from the enemy he is duty bound ...more
Wishing For A Highlander (Book 1) was a great read and I rated it 4-stars. The Wolf and The Highlander surpassed that rating and I wish I could rate it better than 5-stars.

My reading Kindle etc is usually in the "read aloud form" but this was an audio version with the narrator being the male and female voices and she was fantastic.

Not a single negative to state, if Book 3 reading enjoyment only comes close to Book 1 and 2, I will be a happy reader.

Don't believe I am spoiling your read by lettin
Crysa James
May 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a tale! I love finding a book that grabs so hard you get lost in it. This one does exactly that. Having read Book One, it was difficult to imagine cheering for Anya, that manipulating, lying, thieving, little.... But. I didn't even get to the end of Chapter One before it was happening. And Riggs is a most perfect male. Gage is gifted in the Character Development department, but her stories are even better. This book is beautifully crafted---the flowing words, the swelling plot, the forever ...more
Ahem. Welllllllllllll, this book isn't quite my genre. In the first book of this series, I chose the book because it was about time travel and romance. (I am a huge fan of the Outlander series). I was a bit shocked to discover that this sequel is more in the fantasy/magic kind of realm. I had a hard time visualizing what these wolf men must look like. There's plenty of sex... lots of sex and while I'm not a prude I get a little flustered reading (in my case....listening) the graphic details. Who ...more
Kristy Mills
I can't remember much about this book, but I do remember that I went into it not remembering this series. It wasn't until further into the story that I remembered the heroine was the villain in the first book. I don't understand why authors try to make us like the villains. At least when it's a woman. I have a hard time forgiving, oddly enough I find a man more redeemable. But I'm not interested in changing my opinion about someone the author made me hate in the first book. So once I realized wh ...more
Jun 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
Better than expected

I almost didn't read this second book in the series for the simple fact that it centered around Anye. I definitely did not care for this character in the series' first book and certainly had no sympathy for the conniving, self-absorbed wretch of person who blamed everyone else for her "misfortunes" - most of which she brought upon herself.
However, I'm glad I didn't miss reading it, I think Ms. Gage did an excellent job developing Anye as a reformed individual who truly regre
Jennifer Feltz Milkowski
I went back and re-read book one before starting this one. I am happy that I did this. It made me respect the h more. This was a very good book. I as much as I dislike the h in the previous book, she was redeemed in this one. I loved how she didn't want to allow the H to touch her because she was such a bad person before. I loved how she moved past that and in my eyes truly redeemed herself.

There was action, there was romance, there was intrigue. I really did like the listen.
Cherie Melbourne
May 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Wolf and the Highlander

I thoroughly enjoyed book 1 in this series but it's taken me ages to bring myself to read this one simply because I didn't like Anya, she was a horrible person. Surprise, surprise she has learnt her lesson and Riggs brought out the best in her.
A thoroughly enjoyable read that kept me turning pages wondering the whole time who can be trusted.
I like the way Jessi Gage tells a story, most of which I've read.
Oct 16, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It wasn't bad but it was pretty predictable. I feel like any romance novel I read anymore follows the same timeline. 1. she hates him or is instantly attracted to him but resists. 2. Big event happens and they fall for each other more 3. they give in 4. climax of novel occurs 5. they get married. 6. Baby. It was well written but just too predictable. ...more
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Jessi lives with her husband and children in the Seattle area. She’s a passionate reader of all genres of romance, especially anything involving the paranormal. Ghosts, demons, vampires, weres, name it, she’ll read it. As for writing, she's sticking to Highlanders and contemporaries with a paranormal twist (for now).

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