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3.88  ·  Rating details ·  768 Ratings  ·  106 Reviews
Passion flares between enemies
Two hotheaded Highlanders, the offspring of feuding lairds, are tricked by the King's Regent into a desperate choice: marry or die. Bhaic MacPherson is more disposed to lead his clan into battle than stay married to the daughter of his enemy. But perhaps the intensity of his feelings has more to do with desire than hostility.

And the Highlands
Mass Market Paperback, 315 pages
Published February 2nd 2016 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Nov 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Expecting Release date: February 2nd 2016
Story Rating ~ 4 Stars
Hero Rating ~ 5 Stars
Heroine Rating ~ 5 Stars
Romance Rating ~ 4 Stars
Heat Level ~ 3.5 Stars
Ending ~ 4 Stars
Overall Rating ~ 4, SEXY Highlander Stars!

I've been a fan of Mary Wine’s Scottish romances for a long time now. Her eloquent descriptive writing always makes me envision the places, people and things as I read making me enjoy the story on a whole other level. She also knows how to write wonderful characters that I grow to love a
Jan 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
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***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Highland Spitfire by Mary Wine
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: February 2, 2016
Rating: 4 stars
Source: eARC from NetGalley

***Warning: this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers***

Summary (from Goodreads):

In the throes of fierce clan wars, the Queen's Regent tricks the children of two feuding lairds into a desperate choice: marry or die. The union—however rel
Norah Una Sumner
Such a fun book with unique and bad-ass characters.

Ailis is fierce,funny and she never backs down from a challenge.Bhaic is passionate,spirited and a bit wild.Their relationship starts in a very unusual way – they have to get married to stop the constant hostilities between MacPhersons and Robertsons.They think of each other as enemies,savages but the overwhelming chemistry that exist between them will make them question their opinions.The story is very fast-paced,interesting,full of romance and
Lover of Romance
This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance My Review
Ailis Robertson and Bhaic MacPherson are both pawns in the mind of the Regent. These two families have been feuding for generations, but Ailis and Bhaic will have to make a difficult choice. Either marry, or watch their father's and men be killed. Ailis would do anything for her father, who loved her and raised her. Even if that means marrying the enemy. Despite the fact that Ailis and Bhaic despise what they have to do....they
Hana ♡
Feb 13, 2016 rated it it was ok
I love Highlander books a lot. Always have always will! This one did not do it for me, it left me feeling kinda... whatever..

Bhaic and Ailis come from rival clans and have an arranged marriage to settle the dispute between the clans. (I've read so many books with similar themes and I tend to not get tired of them). However the couple just didn't really have a real spark till towards the end. They pretty much despised each other the whole time.. it felt like how a realistic arranged marriage woul
Sep 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Quick review here.

Love my highlander romance and this one is well written. We begin the story two feuding clans, Ailis Robertson from one clan and Bhaic McPherson from the other. These two are being forced to marry to end generations of blood shed and if they don't their Father's will be killed.

This author did a great job of taking me into the time period with beautiful and detail description. Felt emerced into the world of the highlander, castle life and pictured scenes in my mind easily. The
Jan 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
**ARC received for review purposes in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**

Highland Spitfire only came into my radar thanks to Alyssa at Eater of Books. She's my go-to girl when it comes to historical romance, so when I read her raving review, I was quick to request a copy of the book. BEST.DECISION.EVER. Because I have found another historical romance author that I have become a huge fan of just from reading one book!

Highland S

Vika aka ♔ of GIF & Grumpy Smut-ateer *P/T Freebie Fairy
So HUGE disclaimer: I have read this book twice already. Why? Well because when it was time to read Highland' Vixen I have realized a year is a long time to remember all the kilt-awesome characters we were introduced to in this book. I can honestly say I do not regret a moment of the re-read if anything I feel in love with the book even more. Knowing who the second book was about made me pay a bit more attention to secondary characters who are main characters in Highland Vixen... but I digress t ...more
Jenny Q
I'm always down for a good enemies to lovers tale, and who doesn't love the Scottish Highlands? Ailis Robertson, beloved only daughter of Laird Robertson, accompanies her father to an important meeting with the king's regent. Bhaic MacPherson, heir to his clan, accompanies his father to the same meeting. But it's an ambush. The clans have been warring for three generations, and the regent wants to put a stop to it once and for all. Surrounded by the king's soldiers, the regent presents the Rober ...more
Liz F
Nov 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Review copy courtesy of the publisher via NetGalley.

I've not really been "into" Highlander stories yet. If you've read other reviews I've written, you'll know it's because I can't stop thinking about how they had bodily functions... in a pan that slides under the bed (ew.). And don't get me started on running water or the lack of it. And that's what I think about when I think about Highland romances. But this book has TOTALLY changed my mind! Yippee!

Ailis was a really cool heroine. She's
Heather andrews
Nov 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The things Bhaic says, "he shook his head. “Ye are something worth being proud of, Ailis.” His gaze lowered to her cleavage. “A woman of character.” His lips suddenly curved into a rakish grin. “Ye’re a fine-looking woman too.” Being interrupted makes for a grumpy man if you get my meaning, “I’m coming,” Bhaic bit out. He cast her a glance before grabbing his plaid and tossing it on the table to pleat it. “And then, I’m going to church to repent so the Lord can have done with tormenting me.” I e ...more
Jun 09, 2017 rated it it was ok
I am not going to write a review because I just don't want to but I want to say one little thing and it's spoiler-y sooo go away if you haven't read this book yet.

If your wife is walking around after being in bed with a fever for 2 freaking weeks and can't remember being in bed for 2 week, Do you really think the best thing to do is jump her bones in the stables? REALLY?

I'll just leave that right there.

Gundega (aka Rouzmary)
Your regular everyday highlander historical romance with feuding clans, future lairds & the bonny lass with an added bonus of a forced marriage between the clans to stop the idiotic bloodshed.

However, surprisingly enough, even thou there is the expected struggle for the girl moving into her enemy's house erm castle & the idiots not wanting to accept her, since she's enemy & all...that really was the only idiocy the book had.
And it really couldn't have done without it, for it seems e
Bambi Unbridled
Highland Spitfire is an enemies to lovers romance where our hero and heroine are forced to wed by the King's Regent to end a decades-old feud between the Robertson and MacPherson clans. While the Regent's intentions to end the feud were necessary, he definitely could have went about it better. The way the situation played out guaranteed a hostile situation between our couple and their clans.

Our heroine, Ailis Robertson, is the twenty-two year old laird's daughter who hasn't been in a particular
Feb 26, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 stars.

Great heroine in Ailis. She was super-strong, and did what she could to make the best of her circumstances. The hero, Bhaic, was kind of a jerk, but at the same time, he was really good to Ailis. If that makes sense. This was a good marriage of convenience story, with two children of feuding clans being forced to wed. I thought some things were dragged out too long, and as I said, the hero wasn't always great. Still, it got me back into reading again after Devil In Spring temporarily b
Nov 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This is a story about two people literally forced to chose being between being married to each other or die. Then on top of that we find out that they are enemies. This book is about a couple that has to overcome huge obstecles. I laughed, cried and wanted to throw the book across the room but I throughly enjoyed it! This was a great emotional read and I just loved it!
Nov 15, 2017 rated it it was ok
The storyline of two people being forced to marry to unite their feuding clans is normally a good one... It just didn't seem like it worked here. It constantly reminded me of Charlie Brown being called wishy-washy. This heroine was the classic wishy-washy that made me roll my eyes and sigh in frustration. She was the first to agree to the marriage, enjoyed his make-out sessions but then 5 seconds later she would have a panic attack that his yummy kisses were making her lose control of her life a ...more
A forced marriage of convenience turns loving and extremely hot. I loved these characters both were strong and fierce. The steam level was off the charts.
Fast paced
Jan 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Again Mary Wine writes another quick paced page turner in this exciting, riveting adventure in times when Scotland was run by the King's Regents since Mary Stuart's son James is only seven years old and too young to rule. They want these Clan feuds to end and Scotland to have a united front, especially since most of the feuds are from so long ago by Clan ancestors who have been dead and buried for hundreds of years! They don't even remember the reasons of why they became enemies! Plus with that ...more
Jan 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Again Mary Wine writes another quick paced page turner in this exciting, riveting adventure in times when Scotland was run by the King's Regents since Mary Stuart's son James is only seven years old and too young to rule. They want these Clan feuds to end and Scotland to have a united front, especially since most of the feuds are from so long ago by Clan ancestors who have been dead and buried for hundreds of years! They don't even remember the reasons of why they became enemies! Plus with that ...more
Jan 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Highland Spitfire by Mary Wine is the first book that I have read of hers. The first, but definitely not the last.

In this story we see Bhaic MacPherson, the son of the MacPherson Laird forced into marriage with Ailis Robertson, the daughter of the Robertson Laird. The two clans are tricked into attending a meeting with the Queen's regent who is determined to put an end to the feud between the clans by making sure Bhaic and Ailis wed. Both clans are furious, but the couple marry, both wanting to
Dot Salvagin
Feb 26, 2016 rated it liked it
Alis and Bhaic were forced to marry by The Earl of Morton. They came from two feuding clans and the marriage was supposed to unite the clans in peace. But Ailis was wary of her new husband and his clan and they didn’t make it easy for her by watching her every move. Bhaic did not want to scare her away so he was giving her time to adjust to him and the idea of marriage. But the longer he put off the consummation of the marriage the more his brother, Marcus, distrusted Alis.
This was an interesti
Marriage and feuding clans!

When Ailis Robertson is forced into marriage to the son of the clan's bitter enemies, Bhaic MacPherson by the Kings's Regent her despair knows no bounds. Not that Bhaic is any happier. In fact his treatment of her, dumping her at his castle, ignoring her and in that non acknowledgement of Ailis's place as the Lady of the Castle, sowing the seeds for further hurt and unhappiness.
I enjoyed reading Highland Spitfire, although the storyline was a tad predictable. All those
Jan 26, 2017 rated it it was ok
Forced marriage trope is one of my favorite tropes and when well done, it can be actually a lot of fun. Just think, two people from feuding clans are forced to marry and both are very weary of not just each other but of everyone around them.

I'm sorry, but I had a lot of trouble connecting to the two main leads. I was hoping for at least a bit of chemistry, but ... no. I felt that they were just ... there. Their animosity took too long to be resolved and that bothered me.

The only thing I did lik
Feb 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Men. Pfft.
I love Highlander Romance, the feuding, the history background of these stories are fascinating
I have Love This story, Even though they are sworn Enemies. From way back in time
and I am not sure that they fully remember why
Bhaic and Ailis try to make the best of their situation.
Not always easy, they have a lots of ups and down from their entourage.

All in All this book was easy to read very romantic with nice twists and turns
It was my first book by this author and definitely not the last
Aug 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Well, that was so much fun ! <3

Ailis was my favourite kind of heroines, sassy and determined. Bhaic was such as much of a gentleman a highlander can be :p

I have a feeling this series is going to be to my liking. I can already picture Helen and Marcus's book, Symon, Brenda... Some real fun awaits !

True enough, the yers and the mes kind of chafed after a while. They were a bit over the top, but not so much they distract from the story ! Great fun :D
K.R. Richards
Feb 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I always enjoy a Mary Wine book, and this was no exception. An entertaining read.
Dec 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Another fun read.. love me some Mary Wine.
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