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Tamed By The Highlander (Kilts & Kisses, #1)

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  406 ratings  ·  100 reviews
The first rule when you’re arranged to marry a gorgeous, dominant Highland lord?
Don’t, under any circumstances, no matter how sinfully tempting he is, fall in love.

If I had it my way, I’d never get married. But then, it’s not up to me at all.
Because the gruff, muscled, gorgeous and powerful Highlander Lord Hamish Ballentyne has decided to claim me as his bride.

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Apr 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What’s Under that Kilt?...

Holy hot tartan plaid… Madison Faye has taken to the highlands with plenty of bodice ripping action in “Tamed by the Highlander”! Professionally written and (as always) extremely fast paced this smutty little insta-love/lust tale will leave you breathless and asking one simple question… What is under that kilt!? 😉

With an impending arranged marriage, the virginal heroine and her entourage of close friends, travel to the unknown bridegrooms highland fortress where sparks
Apr 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Tamed by the Highlander is the first book in the Kilts & Kisses series.

This is an OTT, insta-love story with an alpha Highlander and a feisty heroine.

4 big stars!

Would I read again? Yes

Apr 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 solid stars

Short n very sexy as always but and I can’t believe I am saying this lol but for me too much sex. Cute couple so wished I could have gotten more relationship time:)
Sandy Nikolas
Apr 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I loved this! Great bit of history with the usual sexy times! Can’t wait for the next one! Una and Hamish have fire and romance between them.
Apr 14, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019, historical, alpha

It is rare I read historical romance or any type of book like this but it got recommended to me on Instagram so I wanted to try it.

It was really good and I loved it at the beginning where you read about how the Heroine is being forced into an arranged marriage ( as you did back then) to a Highlander Lord and how she was to smart or not wifey enough as how many other women were back then. She was a huge bookworm that could many langued and back then that wasn't a positive thing.

The lord was
Apr 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Well let me start with this is a kindle melting smut fest of the best order and I am already loving this new series.

Una is travelling to Dungow with her friends each of them promised in marriage to Lords. Una will be the first of them to get married. She isn’t sure what to expect of Hamish Ballantyne, she has heard from her mother that he is very handsome and although she is nervous she is feeling excitement at her impending marriage to such a formidable man. But he is about to learn his wife t
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

Madison Faye has a brand new series out y'all called Kilts and Kisses, and if you were unsure about your love for Highlanders like me then this little novella will clear that right up for you and have you swooning on your feet.

Sexy. Sweet. Swoony. Fun. Hot. Intriguing. Over the top and insta-love in the best kinds of ways. Tamed by the Highlander was so so good, classic Madison Faye with a twist and spin on the arranged marriage trope to keep you on your toes.

You can't go wrong with one
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Elysian Fields
Apr 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
A Highlander alpha and a feisty lady, this book is everything a reader wants in an insta love, over the top, highlander story. The characters were a joy to read, the plot was pure fun and the couples scenes were H.O.T. The push and pull was to “die” for, while to dialogue drew me in.

If your looking for a historical romance with depth and an involved story line, this might no be for you; but if your looking for passion, heat, and being swept off your feet then it IS your book. This author knows p
April Symes
Tamed by the Highlander by Madison Faye is book 1 in the Kilts & Kisses Series. This is Una and Hamish's story. This is a historical romance insta-love romance read that is steamy, intense and full of fun to read. The plot is full of depth and the characters have that chemistry and connection needed to keep the readers engaged from start to finish. Love the sassy, innocent and feisty heroine who matches wits against her stranger "bridegroom " hero who is very OTT alpha. Their novella kept me ...more
Apr 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was amazingly hot and sexy and romantic
Apr 09, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
Madison Faye writing historical Scottish romance!? Sign me up! :D
Rebecca Austin
Apr 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: trsor
Una MacKay has no desire to ever get married but she finds herself in an arranged marriage with a man 10 years older than her and one she has never met.

Lord Hamish Ballentyne has wanted Una from the moment he first saw her but now he must prove that he is the right fit for her and will be accepting of all her "differences".

Can Hamish prove to Una that he is the right man to make her happy in a marriage she doesn't want and can he keep her safe from his enemies?

This is a great quick read filled
Apr 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Tamed by the Highlander is the first book in the Kilts and Kisses series. Una is on her way to an arranged marriage and while she lives in her books, she knows this marriage won’t have the love she yearns for. Hamish has other plans, though, and intends to love his wife with passion and all his soul, and demands nothing less from Una. But will another suitor and a dangerous foe drive wedges into their new bliss?

I’m not going to fib, when I heard that Ms. Faye was doing a historical romance, I wa
Apr 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
This had everything you expect from a Madison Faye novella - possessive alpha heroes, feisty heroines, and lots of graphic, hot scenes. But this was a little different than your usual Madison novella, because it had a historical twist on it.

Una MacKay is being married off to Scottish Lord Hamish Ballentyne, and she's not happy about it. She doesn't know a single thing about this man, but her parents have made the match and she cannot refuse it. But that all changes when she lays eyes on her hus
Margaret Garrett
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh, my! I was barely knee-deep into "Tamed By The Highlander," by Madison Faye, when I realized that I'd found my new favorite series! It's book one of the Kilts & Kisses series by Faye, and it fairly brims with excitement, romance, and steamy, sexiness. As Una contemplates her situation, on the eve of her arranged marriage, she learns exactly what she can expect from the sexy, highlander King, from the groom-to-be, himself. Holy-moly, is it one hellava-sexy game, of I'll-show-you-mine-if-yo ...more
Beyond The Covers Blog
Apr 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: celeste
Madison Faye is the Queen of the naughty novellas.  With Tamed by the Highlander being the first of the standalone reads in the Kilts & Kisses series, it is insanely scandalous!  Scotland has never been hotter than when Lord Hamish Ballentyne finds the woman of his dreams at the spring festival and partitions her parents for her hand in marriage.  Now Una is marrying a man that she’s never met, that lives in a castle on the cliffs over looking the sea.  With the continual threat of Viking at ...more
Ericka Gutierrez
Apr 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A Sweet and Steamy read!
Another fantastic read from queen of short steamy reads, Madison Faye. The first in a new series, Kilts and Kisses, already has me wanting more. This fast paced, lust at first sight story of a headstrong girl forced to marry a dominating Lord she’s never even met before will have you on the edge of your seat. I was so entranced by this book that I couldn’t put it down and ended up reading it in one day. Just like with all her stories my only complaint is that it wasn’t l
Sassy Southern
Apr 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So freaking swoon worthy!!! Hamish is perfect and kindle meltingly sexy, he is a proud lord a little older and fiercely protective. Having spotted Una months ago he hasn’t be able to get her off his mind. Una a sassy hellcat and book lover hasn’t had the best luck with suitors until Hamish decides she’s going to be his. Having never seen her soon to be husband Una and her three friends are whisked off to her new lords manor for the wedding. What Una wasn’t ready for was such a man as Hamish tall ...more
Rukaiya M.
Apr 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
ARC Review of Tamed By The Highlander by @madisonfayeromance. It is the first book is Kilts Kisses Series featuring Una and Hamish's strange historical love story.

5 Explosive Taming Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Madison has a filthy and the dirtiest vocabulary known anywhere. The dialogues in this book are so swooning, I was sold right from the Prologue. A hot and sexy, fast paced romantic novel with a growly alpha hero and a sassy heroine, this book starts and concludes wonderfully. It won't bore you even a bit.
Apr 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I don’t read historicals.

Let me say that again for those in the back.

I. 👏 don’t. 👏 read. 👏 historicals. 👏

What what I do, without hesitation, is trust Madison Faye to give me a book I will love.

And she did. *gasp* with a historical. See, the thing about Madison Faye books, is that while she may stretch the trope or the settings, or the whatever, you can always trust that you’re going to get incredibly hot scenes with characters you won’t dislike.

This story is exactly that. Strong heroine, wor
Apr 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A new series that’s off with a roaring start…..
This was a wonderful book that I thoroughly enjoyed reading and I cannot believe that this totally different series could be as wonderful as the many she has written before, how could she possibly come discover such wonderful characters and also such wonderful plots that leave you in awe of her imagination and wonderful foresight.
The chemistry between Hamish and Una was magnetic and their spirited interaction was a captivating read and was simply no
Apr 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
woo hoo Madison has a new series the first book out Tamed by the Highlander about Hamish and his little Queen.

The bride and her friends talk a lot of game on their way to her arranged marriage, she was sure she'd handle her unknown husband.

When she meets her husband in the bathhouse, that should have been her first clue that he wasn't like other husbands. (that was a hot scene)

Hamish well just seeing her has his head spinning and after that first taste, a man he's like a man starved.

His new w
Apr 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Highlander hotness!

I'm loving that Madison is taking a stab at a more historical bodice ripping storyline. I have a feeling this series will be similar to the Royally Screwed series, where we get to see all of Una's friends married off as well....not that I'm complaining!

In a is a bookish girl--not what a lord of that time was typically looking for. That's all fine and dandy for her, since she hates the idea of being married off to a complete stranger. That is until that complete stranger, and s
Apr 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this sinfully steamy, perfectly naughty, over the top, insta-love, sweep you away and totally make you swoon romance. I though this author's first foray into a historical themed romance was truly delightful. Hamish was 100% prime alpha male. He knew exactly what he wanted as soon as he saw it, and that was the flame haired Una. Una was feisty, rebellious and (gasp!) a reader! LOL! She is surprised by the unexpected and foreign feelings Hamish brings out in her. I'll give the girl props, ...more
Apr 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
I didn't know a kilt could be so hot to take off :-D

This brazen little story is the first in a series of novellas set in the Scottish Highlands.

A young bride is taken to a far away castle to be married to a stranger, lord and hero of the crusades. the words that describe their first steamy encounter are dripping with passion adn carnal pleasure. This lord is eager to deflower his sassy bride and he's got a hard body to prove it under the kilt.

It's full of playful moments, jealousy before a scor
Gaynor Jones
Apr 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'd like to check out his bagpipes!

Hamish is a tall, brawny, tatooed, alpha, well endowed highland hunk in a kilt (where is a stiff breeze when you need one)!
One glimpse at a fair and he is smitten by Una, fiesty yet bookish, in this hot, sexy insta-love/lust story.
Wedding negotiations complete, she is his. They meet for the first time on their wedding day, but holy lustfest will she make it to her wedding night pure? The baths under the castle are not the only thing steaming hot!
Lots of sexy sh
Rose Howse
Apr 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As with all of Ms. Faye's books the heat is turned up to high! Una is facing her arranged marriage to an older Highlander that saw her, wanted her and arranged to have her. Una is a spitfire with a personality as firey as her red hair. Lord Hamish is a large and in charge Highlander who is up to the
task of taming his new bride. Taming isn't exactly what we think it to be, but he does put her wild ways to his advantage. The sex is hot and frequent and the love is blooming as the new couple learn
Jessica Ramsey
Apr 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
3 1/2 Stars

Characters = 4/5
Plot = 3/5
Romance = 5/5
Mystery = 1/5
Action = 1.5/5
Darkness = 1/5
Humor = 1/5
Stars = 3 1/2 ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Would I read future books by this author = Yes

I don't read historical romance but this one was decent. It was super hot so that kept my attention. The characters were also enjoyable. Also, I do see similarities between this novella and her Royally Screwed series. I hope the other novellas in this series are just as hot and different.

Hamish and Una absoutely have sparks flyi
Misty Schott
Apr 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Una and Hamish are fantastic together!!

This is a fabulously wild story and I loved every minute of it. Una is on her way to her wedding, an arrangement she is not happy about. She's never met Hamish and she doesn't want to be some prim and proper wife to a man that doesn't love her. But when she meets Hamish for the first time things change and she might think he's arrogant, but she can't deny he is very handsome and stirs a very primal need within her. Will they be able to get a HEA or will Una
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#1 bestselling contemporary romance author Madison Faye is the dirty alter ego of the very wholesome, very normal suburban housewife behind the stories. While she might be a wife, mom, and PTA organizer on the outside, there’s nothing but hot, steamy, and raunchy fantasies brewing right beneath the surface!

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