This is a great Scottish highland historical romance. From the intrigue and perversion at court to the workings of the clans, this story is full of the flavor of Scotland. This is not a sanitized version either as there are fights, killings, raids and the struggle for power. The role of women as tools to further the goals of men is in the forefront but so is the ways they worked around it. The main characters, Marcus and Helen are awesome and very well developed. You can see their distrust of each other as they try to figure out their roles with each other. Helen may be a woman but she’s not too sure about the obey part of her vows or that they should even keep the vows that were spoken. It’s a merry chase for sure and a very enjoyable one to read. I loved this story and the history that was weaved into it. Once again I found myself so involved with this story that I just couldn’t put this book down. Ms Wine not only knows her history and romance but she knows how to bring it to life.
Helen and Brenda have escaped from the MacPherson castle and have made their way to Scotland’s court. They hope to find freedom there but they don’t even have time to wash before the regent summons them. Marcus was ready to follow Helen to court when a summons appeared for his brother and his new wife to appear. Marcus quickly agreed to take their place. Little does he know that the regent has more plans for the MacPherson clan. In order to evade the plan, he’s going to need Helen and Brenda’s help. But, will they help after just escaping?
Fierce Highland war chief seeks comely lass for fun, frolic, and marriage
Marcus MacPherson is every inch the fearsome Highlander. He's used to men averting their eyes and women cowering before him. He thinks he'll eventually settle down with a nice, obedient bride. Instead, he gets Helen Grant... Stubborn as the day is long, fearless and dedicated to raising as much hell as possible, Helen is definitely going to challenge Marcus. And challenge him some more. And then some.
It's anyone's guess who'll win this battle of the heart...
Praise for Highland Spitfire:
"I absolutely loved this book and the only complaint...is I stayed up way too late reading it." -Night Owl Reviews, 5 stars, Top Pick