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My Fair Highlander

(English Tudor #2)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  680 ratings  ·  52 reviews
Jemma Ramsden is a wild thing in a noblewoman’s body-so thinks Gordon Dwyre, Laird Barras, watching her galloping on horseback through her brother’s lands. Bold, headstrong, beautiful: the perfect bride for a lusty Scots warrior. He might be able to convince her, too, if she would hear his suit. But Barras doesn’t wait to be handed what he wants. When he’s forced to rescue ...more
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Published July 26th 2011 by Kensington (first published January 1st 2011)
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Aug 31, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: highlander-books
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After the first few pages I wasn’t sure I’d like the heroine. Jemma is a shrew. She’s selfish, and impetuous...

But what I liked was that her impetuousness got her into trouble and she grew from it. So often the heroine is described as “impetuous” but is in reality selfish and just does as she pleases. Here, Jemma has spent the last few years caring for her ill father. After his death she took to riding every day---any time she pleases. In the opening s
Scooper Speaks
Jul 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
Favorite Lines: “There was something intensely satisfying about having his weight on top of her, something that she had never expected.” (p. 199)

Oh, what I wouldn’t give to move his sporran or peek under his kilt. I love the cover!

My Fair Highlander is Mary Wine’s newest Scottish romance. It features an alpha hero and a spitfire heroine. One of the satisfying things about the story is the heroine’s knowledge of herself. She knows when she’s being irritable and attempts to fix the problem. It sho
Aug 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
Once again I found a book that I truly enjoyed. Mary Wine has been hit or miss with me and I can say this was a hit. The story was simple but kept me interested all the way through. I really liked the H&h and all the other characters. The loves scene sizzled and were really well done. Of course it ended with a HEA also setting up the next book in this series which of course I plan on reading when it's released.

For those of you have read Mary's book's I must add that yep, Mary continues her fasci
Jul 22, 2018 rated it it was ok
2.5. Completely forgettable. I did finish it but struggled a bit to get through it. Nothing exciting here, and the epilogue (or maybe it was just an ending) seemed completely out of place and unsatisfying.
Wheee, found this in my achives today....Thank you Aunt Lorene for this one!

This was a fun & hot read….and although I didn’t love it….I liked it. I give it a solid B rating.
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My Fair Highlander takes place in the Tudor time period, on the border between Scotland and England. Laird Barras is the neighbor (on the Scotland side) to Jemma Ramsden, an English lady. I really was not Jemma's biggest fan, at first. She was consumed by grief after the passing of her father, and she was very selfish. She was argumentative towards her brother, and she made bad decisions, such as taking an evening ride along the
Aug 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
My Fair Highlander by Mary Wine

This is an adult historical fiction book.

The main characters are English woman Jemma Ramsden and Scots warrior Gordon Dwyre (Laird Barras). Jemma has been caring for her ailing father for a long time. Now that he is no longer around, Jemma has decided to live her life her way. On one of her many horseback outings, Jemma gets into trouble with some English ruffians. Gordon and his men step in to save her and bring her back with them to his lair. Gordon has already
Ann Lorz
Nov 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
I can't believe I let myself get behind on this series. I really love Wine's historical's. They always make me laugh! She writes a great story. For my full review: http://romancingthereaders.blogspot.c... ...more
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Feb 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this primarily because of the heroine Jemma. She was feisty, opinionated, smart and loving. She was a caregiver to her father(I could relate) who was grieving and reacting to that grief by riding with no protection and not making the best decisions. With her brother's return and marriage, it is now time for Jemma to grow up, reclaim her life and marry. She knows that she must do but is reluctant. Gordon has asked to court her after watching her ride across the borderland between his ca ...more
Vanessa Perin
Mar 16, 2021 rated it liked it
Ok when i read Curan story i said i must read Jemma's story also..that how i came up reading it..
I read atleast 4 books of Mary wine ..only one i really liked was IN BED WITH A STRANGER..

After this i really think Mary wine's book not for me..

Actually it the heroine i dont like ..they are shrew stuborn this one Jemma 's story i said i must know abt here i am..

So it my last of Mary wine ..because i am fed up with heroine stupid shrew stuborn..but if you like heroine like that then her
Oct 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Two proud and stubborn people clash. Jemma Ramsden and Laird Barras,Gordon Dwyre. Laird Barras knows that Jemma is the strong and brave woman, he wants at his side as a life mate. Can Gordon charm, tempt her with those forbidden desires and passions. Making Jemma desperate for more. Or will some work hard to keep them from each other?
Jun 08, 2018 rated it liked it
I like mary Wine's writing, but not sure what to say about this book. I guess I would term it an erotic Highland romance. Maybe that was what she was aiming for. It was a good plot and I was surprised at the end but for me too much of the pages were taken up with sex scenes and not enough with filling in some of the story line. But overall not a bad story. 3.5 stars. ...more
Meranda Semeniuk-Wappel
Feb 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was such a great book! The person who was the villian, I didn't expect it. It was so good that it was hard to realize that the villian could come out of nowhere and in this book, it happened. I am always rooting for the main characters! Mary Wine has outdone herself. ...more
Jan 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So Loved This Story!!

This was an excellent book. Makes you fall in love with the characters. I knew the third book would be Justina. But also I was bothered by the fact that Ulna was never mentioned again after Jenna was poisoned. Loved this book just the same! 💜💜💜💜💜🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰😊😊😊😊😊
Skeleton Writer
Jan 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was lots of fun to read! I finished it in one day because I could not put it down. I liked that the main characters had sound reasoning for their actions.
Linda J Dungan
Apr 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very absorbing

But a little risque . still and all the drama ,and mystery more than makes up for it . It kept me up way late to finish .
Stacy Brown
May 01, 2021 rated it liked it
Not my favorite book by Mary Wine, but the story held my interest and even had a few surprises in it.
Aug 09, 2011 rated it liked it
In “My Fair Highlander” by Mary Wine, we meet the beautiful English beauty, Jemma Ramsden, and the challenging Scottish laird, Gordon Dwyre.

Jemma Ramsden has had free run of her father’s estate…until he passes from a drawn out illness and her brother Curan, the new Lord Ryppon, takes control of the grounds. Now Jemma’s only reprieve from her aching grief for her father comes from her daily rides across the English hills. But when one of her rides accidentally brings her across the border into Sc
Bambi Unbridled
I got this book with the audible narration off Kindle Unlimited. I was skeptical about continuing this series in audio, as I did not care for the narrator when I listened to Improper Seduction. While I liked this book better than Improper Seduction, I still did not like the narrator. The performance was a little better because he got to do a Scottish accent, however sometimes his Scottish slipped into Slavic or Russian, and all his female voices sound the same (like a bad high-pitched male imita ...more
Sep 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
RATING: 4.5)MY FAIR HIGHLANDER by Mary Wine is an exciting historical romance set in Scotland and part of England. This is the second in "The English Saga" series,but can be read as a stand alone. See "Improper Seduction". This is an exciting Scottish historical with strong women and sexy,handsome,Scottish highlander. It has everything a historical,Scottish,English romance readers could want in a strong story of love,passion,romance,danger,and sweet sensuality. This is the story of Jemma Ramsden ...more
What a enjoyable read!

Jemma is a wild, stubborn woman who rides out to find some sort of ease for her mind. An unfortunate day of riding causes her to face an English bunch that plans to have her ruined. She is rescued by Lord Barras and taken to his home to ensure her safety. Stuck in his home, she finds herself attracted to the lord, and they soon develop an attraction too strong to deny.
Jemma weds Lord Barras and finds out that the man has a few women still dangling on him. The women in his
What was I thinking? This book was unbearable. After reading books of Julie garwood I don't think any other authors will appeal me. first the title is a lie, it should be MY FAIR LOWLANDER. The book is slow and most of the pages are filled with minute unnecessary details. The description of how they filled the tub is of five pages and fifteen pages on their almost sex and again fifteen pages on their actual sex was really annoying. 300 pages are filled with no story but rather excitement and anx ...more
Jun 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Jemma´s brother has promised their neighbor, the highlander laird Barras, that he can court Jemma and if she agrees, marry her. Jemma is still grieving their fathers death and to take her mind of it, she rides, hard and without care. When she´s intercepted by english soldiers on Barras land, she realizes how vulnerable she really is, and the laird, Gordon, sees his chance to save her and take her home for some.. . convincing =)
Historical romance, highlanders and smutty fluff. I hope there´ll be
Jan 21, 2013 rated it liked it
I checked this book out from the library because the author was recommended by an author I like. I knew the title was stupid, but I have read many a good book with a stupid title. Now, I get the book and the cover is ridiculous. We'll see on this one....

*I was pleasantly surprised. Is this book completely silly and over the top? Absolutely. However, it doesn't pretend to be anything else and is delightfully lacking in pretension.

The Scotsman in this book isn't even a highlander - he's from the
Sharon Kurtz
Jan 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pbs-ta
I thought this story was really good. I enjoyed the spunk of the heroine and the charm and mischievousness of the hero. Although Jemma is a lady she is not afraid to stand up for herself and throw a punch. The hero uses his charm and humor to woo Jemma and get her to marry him. Although Jemma is first portrayed as a shallow careless nitwit, her strength of character soon becomes apparent and she is more than a match for Gordon and his clan.
Wendy Tavenner
Jul 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Nary Wine has done it again. Another grand slam by the talented author!!! Jemma is a head strong lady who has been mourning her father for awhile. Laird Barras has wanted to court Jemma for awhile but has turned him down. One stupid night Jemma decides to go riding and his stopped by English Knights who plan on raping her, they believe her to be Scottish. Laird Barras rescues her and the heat and fires start from there. A great book you will love!!!
Bookriot Read Harder Challenge 2015: Task 13, a romance

Why I chose this book: no, it's not my guilty pleasure, I don't believe in those. I like Mary Wine and have a soft spot for her Highlander books; this has been on my TBR pile for a bit.

On reading: they're pretty formulaic, but there's comfort in that, and sometimes it just hits the spot. I'm not sure about the Tudor aspect, it doesn't really ring true for me.
I almost stopped reading this book practically before I really started. Jemma seemed like a leading lady I just couldn't appreciate. I hadn't gotten that impression from the glimpses we had of her in the last book, but she was immature, thoughtless, and just plain childish in the beginning of this story. Good news is it gets much better and in the end I found myself liking Jemma and Gordon. ...more
Oct 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: historical
This is the second book in the English Tudor series the heroine is Jemma Ramsden Curan from the first book's sister.I liked all the characters and the story was good i do love a strong willful heroine,I was also surprised because i usually see the twist coming and i missed that one not what i expected.This author definitely writes a good historical romp. ...more
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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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