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Highland Vixen

(Highland Weddings #2)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  854 ratings  ·  103 reviews

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

Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Published February 7th 2017 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Jan 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-releases
GIVEAWAY: win a copy of Highland Spitfire and Highland Vixen!

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
Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
Highland Vixen is book two in the Highland Weddings series by Mary Wine.

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
Jenn (The Book Refuge)
I knew I was gonna love this so much.

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..
ARC provided by NetGalley and Publisher for an honest review.

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
Sissy's Romance Book Review
'Highland Vixen' by Mary Wine is book two in the "Highland Weddings" series. This is the story of Marcus MacPherson and Helen Grant. This can be a standalone book but, I truly feel to enjoy this book to the fullest you should read the previous book "Highland Spitfire". In book One Helen and Marcus were secondary characters that I enjoyed reading about them in that book. Although their story doesn't really take off until this one, it help with the build up to getting into their story.
Helen was t
Lily (Night Owl Book Cafe)
I didn't actually know what to expect from this book. I wanted something Highlander, and Mary Wine's book jumped out at me. I have not read her before, and she is a new to me author who has pleasantly surprised me.

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
3 Relaxed Stars

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
Lover of Romance
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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
Aug 06, 2020 rated it liked it
My love for the first book in this series, Highland Spitfire, gave me no other choice but to pick up the second book in the series immediately. Note that this is one of those romance series that you have to read in order, because there is an overarching plot that won’t make sense otherwise. I thought I’d flag that at the beginning, just so people won’t read this one first and then get hopelessly confused.

This novel features the brother of the hero in the last book, Marcus MacPherson, and the wo
Michelle Lynn
Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley for review. This review does contain spoilers!!

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
Bambi Unbridled

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
Tension and temptation!

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
Chitra *CJ*
Well this was interesting.
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
nick (the infinite limits of love)

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
Mar 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, arc
I just can't get enough of Mary Wine's Highlanders!! They're so fierce and protective and when they fall they fall hard.. This series just got better.. Marcus and Helen were perfect for each other, both stubborn and prideful but knew when to concede. Their story wasn't overly angsty and Helen wasn't over the top hard headed which I loved..she had her reasons when she tried to keep her distance and they were more than reasonable.. Absolutely loved the Epilogue!! Can't wait for the other's to meet ...more
Dec 17, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I love books set in Scotland, but this one did not hold my interest. It's the first book I've read by this author and I probably won't read any more of hers. I did read it and I liked the hero and heroine, but for me, the story dragged. There was also a lot of jumping around between different characters. I'm sure some of you will enjoy it, but it's not for me. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for allowing me to read the ARC. ...more
Feb 06, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Mini review time
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
Ouadi Imane
Dec 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Marcus is unquestionably drool worthy and my favorite brother (sorry not sorry Bhaic), always liked me a brooding silent commanding man and he's exactly the type , Helen is absolutely hilarious and I love her for it , takes spine to stand up to such a hunk, and highlander no less , Mary woman you hooked me up , be reading all your books until I don't feel like reading about lairds and kilts and highlanders,you got me love and attention. ...more
Sep 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Helen Grant didn't know when she was well off living with the MacPherson Clan and War Chief Marcus MacPherson. She had to saved him. He in turn has to save her over and over from men only wanted to use her for gain. Marcus is the one man who will always come for her. ...more
Christine Woinich
Helen goes from being Marcus' captive to tricking the Regent in order to save Marcus to being kidnapped a couple times. She never loses her spirit. Each time she is rescued by Marcus, her feelings become stronger. Marcus is a War Chieftain and is not good at expressing himself. His lack of communication has Helen turning from him. As they spend time together between disasters, Marcus shows his personal side. Together, they finally give into the feelings. There are many characters in this story, ...more
Book: Highland Vixen by Mary Wine

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
Mar 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really wanted Helen and Marcus's story and it didn't disappoint! I loved their head-butting, their chemistry and their banter was simply awesome!
Excited for the stories to come in the series!
Jan 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
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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
Dec 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oh my gosh what a great Scottish historical read. The language was extremely heavy in the highland brogue so that was a little tough at times but damn it was a great read.
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
Feb 15, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: wine-mary
Not at all like the earlier Mary Wine highlander books.
Feb 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
~ARC was given via NetGalley.~

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
Angel Hatfield
Marcus had lined up his men and offered her as a bride to them. To settle Helen into life so Marcus said. Then Marcus’s men decided to fight over Helen. Then Helen dressed as Brenda’s serving lady left MacPherson Castle with Brenda. Marcus’s pride would prevent him from going after Helen but Brenda was the niece of the current laird of the Grants and a beauty besides. So Helen worried they would come for Brenda. Helen’s simple life had been shattered after she met Marcus. Marcus plucked helen fr ...more
Jun 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: giveaways-other
"Highland Vixen" was a pretty clean (until about 70% of the way through) romance that takes place in the 1500s Scottish Highlands. Helen was removed from her family's modest house by Marcus MacPherson and threatened that it would be burned down if she returned. In a roundabout way, Marcus was trying to protect her from her brothers' misdeeds by stealing cows from the clans. Although designed to protect her, Helen has felt trapped in the MacPherson castle- not only because of the cruel head of ho ...more
Blodeuedd Finland
This is book 2, and sure it works as a stand alone. But the couple from book 1 is still around since it's his brother and wife. And we met Helen and Marcus in book 1 and got a bit of their story.

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
Aug 31, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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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Highland Weddings (6 books)
  • Highland Spitfire (Highland Weddings, #1)
  • Highland Hellion (Highland Weddings, #3)
  • Highland Flame (Highland Weddings, #4)
  • Between a Highlander and a Hard Place (Highland Weddings, #5)
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