Title: Highland Spitfire (Highland Weddings book #1)
Genre: Historical Romance
Author: Mary Wine
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca, Feb. 2016
Source: Free for review from the publisher
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from Amazon.com:
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?
Alis and Bhaic were forced to marry by The Earl of Morton. They came from two feuding clans and the marriage was supposed to unite the clans in peace. But Ailis was wary of her new husband and his clan and they didn’t make it easy for her by watching her every move. Bhaic did not want to scare her away so he was giving her time to adjust to him and the idea of marriage. But the longer he put off the consummation of the marriage the more his brother, Marcus, distrusted Alis.
This was an interesting look at Highland customs and how the clans operated. I enjoyed the budding relationship between Bhaic and Ailis. I also liked the feisty character of Ailis and the kind, compassionate character of Bhaic. The story started out with a bang and slowed a bit in the middle but picked up speed at the end. This is my first book by Mary Wine but I did enjoy the way she writes and I will search out more of her books.
I can recommend this book to those who like historical romances set in the Highlands of Scotland.