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Series: Highland Weddings #1
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on February 2, 2016
Genres: Historical Romance
Source: the Publisher
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?
Another fantastic highland romance from Mary Wine! HIGHLAND SPITFIRE pits the MacPhersons against the Robertson clans and to stop the endless feuding, the Queens Regent has ordered a marriage alliance between the two warring clans. Ailis Robertson is quick to agree in order to save her father from the hanging that will follow if she does not. Bhaic MacPherson reluctantly agrees much for the same reason.
Despite fierce opposition to her presence in the MacPherson castle, Ailis holds her head high and does her absolute best to make this alliance work. She works without complaint and refuses to show fear in the face of the “enemy.” She’s definitely the “highland spitfire” as the title suggests.
Bhaic is a fearsome warrior with a patient, loving heart beneath his tough exterior. He is patient with Ailis and understanding of the foreign situation she finds herself in. Bhaic is incredibly protective of those he loves and a typical brawny, brutish highlander, but he wants a willing wife, not a miserable one so he is willing to put aside his ways to woo his wife.
Together and after several trials, Ailis and Bhaic feel intense passion for each other. Ailis is a little scared of the large warrior and Bhaic is unexpectedly overwhelmed at the thought of losing her, but nothing can stop the love that develops between these two enemies-to-lovers.
The world-building in this novel is phenomenal and the heat is off the charts! Mary Wine always does a fantastic job of drawing her readers into a deep, historical story that ensures a scintillating love story.