Saturday, October 16, 2010

Highland Hellcat by Mary Wine

If you’re looking to be whisk away to a different time and place to enjoy a bit of romance with a twist of intrigue, I have just the book for you

HIGHLAND HELLCAT by Mary Wine  takes readers to Scotland where the Highlanders rule. There are warring clans and men dressed in kilts.

Deirdre, the eldest daughter of the Chattan clan, has been promised to laird Connor Lindsey, but she decides to sneak out of the castle to see a man she believes loves her. But, Melor Douglas was only using her to taunt Connor Lindsey who wants a virtuous bride.

Meanwhile the middle daughter, Kaie, has been promised to Roan McLeod and the youngest, Brina, has been promised to God and the church. Brina, having been raised to serve the church, is a bit of a rebel as she can hunt and ride astride a horse. She also a bit of a temper and stubborn streak.

Brina is enroute to the abbey when she’s kidnapped by Connor. The push and pull between these two characters will keep you reading “just one more paragraph.”

This is a historical romance that will leave you breathless. There are intense and steamy scenes between the leading characters. This is the second in a trilogy of sexy Scottish Highland romances, but it is a stand alone book. Connor Lindsey was mention in the first installment, TO CONQUER THE HIGHLANDER, and now author Mary Wine has given him his own story.

The Scottish dialect may be difficult for some to read. However, once you get accustomed to it, it will draw you in and make you forget where you are. It’s like the icing on the cake.

Mary Wine’s website is and she also blogs occasionally at Casablanca Authors.

Highland Hellcat by Mary Wine, Sourcebooks Casablanca, @2010, ISBN: 978-1-4022-3738-6, Paperback, 352 pages

FTC Full Disclosure - I requested this book and it was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.


  1. Mason - Thanks for this review :-). I do like historical novels, and the linguist in me is absolutely fascinated by dialect. So this one looks really interesting!

  2. Margot, thanks for stopping by. I enjoy the dialect in this type book. To me it really draws into the time and place. I'd love to hear this read by someone with the Scottish accent to get the true sounds of the words.

  3. Sounds wonderful - thanks for this sterling review, Mason!

  4. Oh, this sounds delicious! Give me a Scottish man in a kilt any day a la Braveheart... I go weak in the knees!

  5. it must be difficult waging a war in a kilt! :))

  6. Sounds like a fun story! :) Thanks for the tip!

  7. Marvin, Talli, Dez and Jemi - thanks so much for stopping by. This is an interesting and fun book.


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