Fierce Highland war chief seeks comely lass for fun, frolic, and marriage
Marcus MacPherson is every inch the fearsome Highlander. He's used to men averting their eyes and women cowering before him. He thinks he'll eventually settle down with a nice, obedient bride. Instead, he gets Helen Grant... Stubborn as the day is long, fearless and dedicated to raising as much he...more
I love this series! I hope there will be more novels to come. Marcus and Helen's story did not disappoint. =)
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***
Highland Vixen by Mary Wine
Book Two of the Highland Weddings series
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: February 7, 2017
Rating: 4 stars
Source: eARC from NetGalley
***Warning: this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers***
Summary (from Goodreads):
Fierce Hig ...more
We meet Marcus and Helen in book one, Highland Spitfire, where we see how these two verbal spare with each other and clearly are denying their attraction to each other. I feel you should read the Highland Weddings series in order.
I really liked Helen Grant as a secondary character in Highland Spitfire and when I found out that Highland Vixen was Helen’s book I was thrilled. She is strong willed, hard headed, stubborn, and ...more
The tension created in the first between Helen and Marcus left me in no doubt that this would be explosive.
Also, I don't always like when an author includes so many POVs of side characters but I like how she just slips them in here and there. This makes me really excited for future books so I like how she sets up certain characters beforehand.
The tension was so good and I loved seeing these two was so good and I loved when they give into temptation and just.. ...more
Marcus MacPherson is the War Chief for the Macpherson clan, he's feared and respected. He is also the a bastard to the laird and assists in running of the clan.
Helen was taken from her clan by Marcus to keep some accord between their two clans. Helen was brought into the Macpherson clan and forgotten by Marcus. Marcus worked really hard at forgetting Helen and ignoring her, but found himself drawn to her at times. Helen found life at ...more
Helen was t ...more
Highland Vixen jumped into a story leading from book one, so if you haven't read book one, like me, I strongly suggest starting from there so you don't have to face the same confusion.
The book opens up with Helen and Brenda Grant escaping the MacPherson Castle and looking for shelter a ...more
I haven’t read book one in the series, and whilst it was apparent the two are interconnected, I didn’t feel lost reading this second book, first.
I enjoyed the back and forth between highlander and War Chief for the Macpherson clan, Marcus MacPherson (a man of few words) and feisty highland lass Helen Grant, the sizzle between the two was apparent, even as Helen resisted. I do wish Marcus had been more attentive (even indirectly) to Helen from the start, after all he’s the one who ...more
Marcus MacPherson is one of the most feared highlanders, and the chief and none defy him except for one feisty female who refuses to bend to his will. So taking her own fate in her hands she flees him after being capture and practically made a fool of but Helen Grant only runs into trouble by someone must worst than Marcus. Marcus has always wanted a passive woman to marry, someone that won't fight him but t ...more
This novel features the brother of the hero in the last book, Marcus MacPherson, and the wo ...more
Mary Wine, I need to know if you've been kidnapped. Blink once for yes, and twice for no. Are you ok? It's ok. Just blink.
I have loved--l o v e d--every single Mary Wine book I've ever read. I think she is one of the BEST, if not the ACTUAL BEST, authors of Highlands-themed romance novels. Or, I thought.
Then I read Highland Vixen. And I just don't know what to think anymore.
In the past, i ...more
The rich colors in the covers of this series continually draw my eye and make it impossible for me to resist. I read the initial installment of this series, Highland Spitfire, last year and I remembered really liking Helen Grant as a secondary character. Unfortunately as soon as the book started, I found myself wishing for a prologue recapping what happened in that first book (at least with regards to Helen). It felt like the story was starting in the middle and I couldn't remember the back sto ...more
It's 1572 in Scotland. Mary Stuart is imprisoned and the Earl of Morton is the Regent with his own agenda. The clash between Highlander Marcus MacPherson and English woman Helen Grant is a thing of beauty. Helen is not to be taken for granted as she soon shows the recalcitrant Marcus. The tension between the two, sparked by the chemistry they're both trying to deny is nicely wrought.
I was looking forward to War Chief's Marcus' story. It has some very unexpected elements. M ...more
Firstly, the book was set in Scotland- hence the characters had a strong accent. But when that alternated with modern English- things got confusing.
Now I didnt know it was prerequisite to read book 1 before this (until midway) hence I didnt get the references- but from what I understood the hero parades the heroine infront of his soldier to try to get her to marry them? Dude be possessive!
Anyways, as the book progresses, we get that Marcus actually liked Helen and fough ...more
I was obsessively in love with Highland Spitfire last year. It was a feisty, sexy and funny historical romance that hooked me from the start. The wait for Highland Vixen was not an easy one given how much I was anticipating this couple in the previous book. Though I don’t think Highland Vixen was better than Highland Spitfire for me, I still had a blast reading this one.
Without a doubt, it’s the characters that make this series so strong. They are very likeable and just fun to be around. H ...more
It is hard for me to really say anything was memorable about this highland romance. I didn't really feel like any of the characters were stand out, and I did not like what happened to Brenda at the hands of Morton. The romance between Marcus and Helen was lukewarm at best. I did like that she has quite a bit of spirit and stands up to him, but that wasn't enough to save this book. There was a lot I didnt understand, probably from book 1, like Duana, and why she was so angry and b ...more
Series: Highland Weddings #2
Reviewer: Barb Massabrook of
Tartan Book Reviews, Celtic Barb’s Tartan Book Review Blog
Purple Tulip Book Reviews
Heat Setting: Sizzling Hot
Overall Setting: 5/5 Stars
Marcus MacPherson is the highland war chief of Clan MacPherson
Nancy Grant will definitely be a challenged. She was taken by Marcus as a way to avoid a clan war or going against his clan as he feared. As it Is an arranged marriage which does not make Nancy happy. She al ...more
Fierce Highland war chief seeks comely lass for fun, frolic, and marriage
Marcus MacPherson is every inch the fearsome Highlander. He's used to men averting their eyes and women cowering before him. He thinks he'll eventually settle down with a nice, obedient bride. Instead, he gets Helen Grant... Stubborn as the day is long, fearless and dedicated to raising as much hell as possible, Helen is definitely going to challenge Marcus. And challenge him some more. And then some ...more
Helen Grant is a strong women who is through being a hostage to the men who took her from her home. So she heads off to the "main city" where she and her friend can get new lives. Only to realize to late that this new life may be worse and all because of a controlling earl who has zero mercy for anyone and will force you to do ...more
This is the second book of the series, and this time it is the War Lord's story. I actually like this. However, the number of events during the whole book was too much. It was a bit too overwhelming. They were insightful, but man, I wanted to kill some people in the book myself.
The events, the thoughts of the aristocrats were too much for me. Yes, I am used to it, but the depravity of the people in this book was too much. Especially, Brenda's side of the story. Tha ...more
Marcus stole her to teach her family to behave. And she is pissed at him. She wants to go home and he, oh he totally fancies her but is too man to admit it. Silly man!
I am not saying what happens, but these two end up married. And it will not be an easy marriage. Not by any means at all.
But first. Brenda ...more
When she’s not abusing a laptop, she spends time with her sewing machines…all of them! Making historical garment ...more