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How steamy is it? Sizzling

Publisher's Summary

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 ignite

Ailis Robertson wanted a husband, not a savage - but when her family was faced with a deadly ultimatum, she had no choice. The union of a MacPherson and a Robertson could end three generations of hostilities between the two families, but can bitter rivals truly become lovers?

©2016 Mary Wine (P)2017 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"Wine's attention to historical detail breathes life into this captivating tale." ( Publishers Weekly)

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Not hot and steamy!

Reading a review that said hot and steamy is why I bought the book! Definitely a huge disappointment there. Don’t purchase if you want hot and steamy. This book doesn’t even come close to hot and steamy. You cant beat Ferguson as a narrator though. I love the highlander books but I will return this one. This is one of the poorest reviews I have gave in a long time.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Spitfire!

Loved it!!!! Well written medieval highland romance with required kilted stubborn hunks and headstrong lasses.

Antony Ferguson's voice is the perfect sexy highlander and makes listening a sensual experience.

Very steamy, hot sexual encounters.

Definitely creditworthy!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Hard to finish

I struggled to finish this book. Sometimes I wish I didn't feel the need to do so! Too many ye's & me's it become annoying. I'm a big Julie Garwood fan ... if anyone would have grabbed a hold of their woman like Marcus & his men did Ailis ... well they wouldn't have would they! Did not like the narration so precise and the women sounded whiney the men - meh! I like a good Scottish burr.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Lovely story, felt sorry for the heroine

Loved the story, heroine put up with way too much in my opinion. And their chemistry was quite steamy.

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“SPIT FIRE NOT SO MUCH”

I have to say I was disappointed with the main lead heroine. The title says and characters call spit fire and I have read many many highlander stories she is the LEAST spitfire.
She gets mad and angry easily but doesn’t act to defend herself when other watch her naked and are not ashamed to do so or when she gets slapped! Worse than that the main hero does nothing! Wth 😡
I actually enjoyed Helen’s temper and ability to stand for no shi* I am glad I listened to it because now I know there is a book about Helen and Marcus. She also kept saying I’ll deal with it my own way but never really does on action, all talk no real change

As a female I felt like I wouldn’t have stood by while others shamed me and treated me less than human!

Good points of this book was how they both sacrificed themselves to save their families. Also how the heroine tried to take the high road that kinda lead her to being a push over.

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Boring and repetetive, surely the Scott's could find more adventure than bed!

I am sad to think my ancestors could not find more action in clan life and their amazing highlands.

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love this book!! the narrator was wonderful!!

the narrator takes you on a wonderful journey he makes you feel like you are there and part of the story. his voices are rich and so many of them. the author did a superb job. the flow is wonderful. I just wish his wife had a chance to tell him her big news. can't wait to listen to more of Mary's 📚 books.

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Ugh!

This was one of the most tedious, disappointing reads I've had in a long time. The language was just awful. It was close to parody bad. Really people that write about Scotland should at least research the speech and dialect of the people you are writing about. And the poor characters, they didn't have a single stable happy moment as a couple until the last 20 min. Why can't writers make their characters happy and stable with more outside conflict instead of spending the entire book doubting each other and miserable. So frustrating!!

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  • Caroline McConnell
  • 11-21-17

great story and performance

As usual the performance was excellent. a good story with hot headed, passionate characters! Where's the next one!