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"Mary Wine keeps the adrenaline pumping." -Long and Short Reviews Her clan is in chaos... Raised by her father and brother, Nareen Grant is strong, confident, well-educated-and skilled with a bow and dagger. It's a tumultuous time for Scotland, and events conspire against her. Betrayed by her family, she makes her way alone, until she lands in the lap of Saer MacLeod. But sh "Mary Wine keeps the adrenaline pumping." -Long and Short Reviews Her clan is in chaos... Raised by her father and brother, Nareen Grant is strong, confident, well-educated-and skilled with a bow and dagger. It's a tumultuous time for Scotland, and events conspire against her. Betrayed by her family, she makes her way alone, until she lands in the lap of Saer MacLeod. But she wants no help from a savage man of the Isles. And rivalries are deadlier than ever Raised on the rugged Scottish Isles, Saer MacLeod is considered fierce even by Highlander standards. He's enchanted by the independent and headstrong Nareen. But when an old feud endangers her life, Saer's fascination with her escalates into a ferocious desire to protect her... and claim her for himself. Praise for How to Handle a Highlander "Mary Wine weaves a tapestry of action, sweet and spicy love scenes, clan culture, a touch of humor, and a twist and turn here and there!" -Long and Short Reviews "Well-written and filled with delightful repartee, this is a feast for medieval fans." -RT Book Reviews


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"Mary Wine keeps the adrenaline pumping." -Long and Short Reviews Her clan is in chaos... Raised by her father and brother, Nareen Grant is strong, confident, well-educated-and skilled with a bow and dagger. It's a tumultuous time for Scotland, and events conspire against her. Betrayed by her family, she makes her way alone, until she lands in the lap of Saer MacLeod. But sh "Mary Wine keeps the adrenaline pumping." -Long and Short Reviews Her clan is in chaos... Raised by her father and brother, Nareen Grant is strong, confident, well-educated-and skilled with a bow and dagger. It's a tumultuous time for Scotland, and events conspire against her. Betrayed by her family, she makes her way alone, until she lands in the lap of Saer MacLeod. But she wants no help from a savage man of the Isles. And rivalries are deadlier than ever Raised on the rugged Scottish Isles, Saer MacLeod is considered fierce even by Highlander standards. He's enchanted by the independent and headstrong Nareen. But when an old feud endangers her life, Saer's fascination with her escalates into a ferocious desire to protect her... and claim her for himself. Praise for How to Handle a Highlander "Mary Wine weaves a tapestry of action, sweet and spicy love scenes, clan culture, a touch of humor, and a twist and turn here and there!" -Long and Short Reviews "Well-written and filled with delightful repartee, this is a feast for medieval fans." -RT Book Reviews

30 review for The Highlander's Bride Trouble

  1. 4 out of 5

    Lover of Romance

    This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance. The Highlander's Bride Trouble is the fourth and last installment in her Sutherland series and I truly had a fun time with this book. Although its definitely Mary Wine....so of course there is no doubt that I would enjoy this book. I devour her writing style of the Scottish Highlands and she really does the culture and accents so very well. I do love seeing this book just come alive off the pages and was thrilled to find this at my library This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance. The Highlander's Bride Trouble is the fourth and last installment in her Sutherland series and I truly had a fun time with this book. Although its definitely Mary Wine....so of course there is no doubt that I would enjoy this book. I devour her writing style of the Scottish Highlands and she really does the culture and accents so very well. I do love seeing this book just come alive off the pages and was thrilled to find this at my library. Our story begins with Nareen Grant, and has been on her own for some time. She was raised by her father and brother, but when her brother sent her to court under the guidance of their cousin Ruth, her life changed for the worse. And circumstances became so terrible that she was forced to leave and now works as a companion to a Scottish lady and her life she is content with until she runs into Saer MacLeod who is a very good friend of her brothers and the man that desires her and wants her as his wife but Nareen has no trust in men and has been betrayed by those she trusted the most and is doing just fine on her own and doesn't need any man in her life. But when desire explodes between Saer and Nareen, she can't deny what she is feeling for Saer even if she doesn't trust him fully but she does know that Saer is a good man but determined in getting what he wants. Listen to me and learn the difference between a man who knows pleasure should be shared, nae just taken. The Highlander's Bride Trouble is a wonderful book that had me laughing and swooning and boy its been a while since I have read a hero like this one, its definitely a bit old school but I did love seeing how determined he is and getting the heroine to face up to the truth when she is in denial about their relationship through out most of the story. She is very stubborn so she definitely needs someone that will show her the truth even though she doesn't want to see it even if its staring at her in the face. She was a hoot though, and I had a blast with her character. She is feisty and strong and so capable, she was trained to defend herself and we see her strength in fighting and riding in this story and I am so happy that Wine showed that in the story and boy this book can kick ass at times. I do nae know what...this...is between us, Nareen. Only that I need ye to be here, with me. I need ye to trust me...I need....ye. I love ye. We do have a wonderful setting in the medieval Highlands and I had a fun time seeing this and the BROGUE was sexy as all get out. There is something about reading a Highlander brogue that gets to me every single time and which is why Highlander romances are one of my greatest kryptonite. I really loved the traveling across the distances, the alpha male acts of carrying the heroine over his shoulder and the suspenseful ploys in the plot that get you to the edge of your seat. We see how wonderful these two characters are together and the sex scenes. Mary Wine really knows how to write her sexual chemistry and it was very well done in this book and boy does she show how sexy Highlanders can be. Now I have one complaint about this story that I would have liked to see much more of....the heroine's back story. We don't really see in detail what happens to her with her brother sending her away to court or what happens with her cousin Ruth except in inner dialogue later in the book but I would have loved seeing a prologue of the set up because the first chapter you are bit confused especially if you have read the blurb because the way the blurb is written, it gives the sense that you will see all that unfold and you don't which was disappointing to be honest. The romance between Nareen and Saer is packed with plenty of tension and boy these two really get into some intense arguments but I LOVED their bantering. They are both prideful and stubborn so it does take a while before they really calm down a bit and really settle into their relationship. But this is what is so gratifying about this story, is with all the angst that we see between them, once they figure out that they love each other and don't want to live without one another, then the tone of their relationship really tones down and we see such intimacy build between them and its truly beautiful. Overall a captivating and richly intoned story that gives you a satisfied feel!!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Heidi

    I've got to be honest... I might be crushing on the bad boy Laird McLeod but this book had the thinnest plot ever. A whole lot of sizzling "Calgon take me away" scenes with very little history to go with all that "I think she doth protest too much" romance. Barely three stars (but lots of kilt action so I can't deny its appeal!). Hey, I like a little sizzle but I like a respectable plot line too. One more left in the series... I've got to be honest... I might be crushing on the bad boy Laird McLeod but this book had the thinnest plot ever. A whole lot of sizzling "Calgon take me away" scenes with very little history to go with all that "I think she doth protest too much" romance. Barely three stars (but lots of kilt action so I can't deny its appeal!). Hey, I like a little sizzle but I like a respectable plot line too. One more left in the series...

  3. 4 out of 5

    Emily

    Nareen Grant has had enough of letting other people dictate her life. Sent away by her brother to her cousin who then attempted to find the highest bidder for her virtue, she is living on her own terms as a lady’s maid to a spoiled laird’s daughter. Determined to submit to no man, she is unprepared when she catches the eye of Saer MacLeod, and fights to resist her attraction to him. A man considered savage by many, Saer is intrigued by Nareen’s spirit and fearlessness towards him. When she spurns Nareen Grant has had enough of letting other people dictate her life. Sent away by her brother to her cousin who then attempted to find the highest bidder for her virtue, she is living on her own terms as a lady’s maid to a spoiled laird’s daughter. Determined to submit to no man, she is unprepared when she catches the eye of Saer MacLeod, and fights to resist her attraction to him. A man considered savage by many, Saer is intrigued by Nareen’s spirit and fearlessness towards him. When she spurns his attentions despite her apparent attraction, Saer pursues Nareen and vows to do everything he can to make her his. Review- For me, this story continually vacillated between engaging and frustrating, which prevented me from giving it a higher review. The storyline flowed well, and kept my interest throughout. Mary Wine consistently delivers a good balance of humor, depth, and romance into her Highland stories. I have read and enjoyed many of her books, and this one was no exception. Her characters are well-written with lots of depth, with a sufficient amount of chemistry and heat to keep the story lively. On that note, I will delve into the good and bad characteristics of the hero and heroine. First, I appreciated Nareen’s strength and determination, interested in living life on her own terms. Her ability to stand up for herself and for those she loves is admirable. Moreover, Saer’s evolved thinking of wanting a women to stand beside him and share his life, not be submissive and subservient, was refreshing. I loved that he allowed Nareen to train the younger soldiers in knife fighting after seeing her skills. Overall, I thought they were a good fit for each other. However, while both Nareen and Saer possessed many admirable qualities, their actions were so contradictory to their words that the story became infuriating at times. Nareen’s constant proclamations that she will never wed, never trust, never be owned by a man were understandable considering her past experiences. However, the mantra was repeated one too many times throughout the book and become repetitious and eye-rolling, especially in light of the fact that her words were usually accompanied by a romp in the bed with Saer, showing she obviously trusted him enough to sleep with him. As for Saer, all his talk about wanting an equal willing partner did not stop him from contriving rather uncool ways to keep her with him. While he was quick to apologize and acknowledge his actions were not the wisest to gain her favor, his high-handedness was grating at times. Plus, his proclamation that he would never love her was surprising and out of the blue, given that up until that point his behavior towards her bordered on the obsessive side and he was doing all he can to convince her to marry him. Both Saer’s and Nareen’s stubbornness got in the way of the story at times and dragged it down a bit. Lastly, I have one last peeve on a completely different note in that the reader never found out what happened with Abigail. Last she was heard of, Saer left her to be ransomed and then her father inexplicably declares vengeance on Saer, not on her abductor. Then, when vengeance is carried out, this subplot comes to rather an abrupt and unsettling end and does not really tie up any loose threads. Despite her unpleasantness, I would have liked to have known what Abigail’s ultimate fate was and the non-resolution stuck with me. Maybe Wine will address this in her next book, and give Abigail some much-needed character development. Until then, I cannot help but wonder.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Farrah

    An enjoyable historical romance, The Highlander's Bride Trouble was a lovely book. I really liked this book and I enjoyed reading it. Nareen was a good heroine. She was strong enough to survive what her greedy cousin put her through and was determined not to leave herself in a vulnerable position again. However, there were a few things about her that bothered me. 1) From her experience, she decided that all men were terrible. Kind of understandable, but it was a few months experience versus the y An enjoyable historical romance, The Highlander's Bride Trouble was a lovely book. I really liked this book and I enjoyed reading it. Nareen was a good heroine. She was strong enough to survive what her greedy cousin put her through and was determined not to leave herself in a vulnerable position again. However, there were a few things about her that bothered me. 1) From her experience, she decided that all men were terrible. Kind of understandable, but it was a few months experience versus the years of good memories she had of the men in her life, particularly her brother, who never treated her less because of her gender (which made it even more annoying that she spent a while blaming him for her troubles, even though he truly didn't know the nature of their cousin). 2) She was often stubborn for the sake of stubbornness and argued for the sake of arguing, even if that meant lying about what she really thought and felt. And, 3) she did a lot of saying 'no' when she meant 'yes'. For example, when Saer was pressing the issue of marriage, Nareen was saying that she refused to get married. However, as soon as it seemed like her was bowing to her wishes, she would be upset and disappointed. Seriously? Why do you have to play those games? Despite all this, I didn't dislike her. She wasn't my favorite heroine, but I was okay with her, overall. Saer, on the other hand, was a delight. He was very sweet and loyal to his clan and determined to lead his clan into prosperity. I liked that, while he was intent on winning Nareen over and could be (annoyingly) highhanded, he always made it clear that it was her choice to be together and that he wouldn't force her into it. But, he also wouldn't take a false 'no' when her actions told a different tale than her words. Despite everything, he was really sweet and devoted to Nareen. I thought he was great and I really liked him. The romance was good. My one issue with it was that, because of Nareen, it tended to go in circles and it wasn't until the last couple of chapters that she broke that cycle. However, when she wasn't being stubborn, I thought they were sweet together. They both understood each other implicitly and it made them a lovely couple. Not to mention the super hot chemistry between them. Tons of steaminess with these two. I thought they were a great couple. The plot was well paced and I was kept interested the entire way through, thought there were some parts that dragged.. I enjoyed the story and the ending was lovely. The Highlander's Bride Trouble was a wonderful historical romance. It wasn't perfect, but I did enjoy reading it. It was a sweet and lovely read. Romance lovers, this is a book you might want to check out. *I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

  5. 5 out of 5

    Shauni

    Originally Reviewed For: Bodice Rippers, Femme Fatales and Fantasy Back to the Highlands! Mary Wine is fabulous! In Book 4 of her Sutherlands Series.. Mary tells the story of Nareen Grant and Sear MacLeod.. A story of family connections, and a clan rebuilding. And of one man who can't let one special woman escape his grasp. Nareen Grant ran wild over her father's land but it seems she was just a little too wild. When danger lurked and she needed protecting her brother sent Nareen to live with an A Originally Reviewed For: Bodice Rippers, Femme Fatales and Fantasy Back to the Highlands! Mary Wine is fabulous! In Book 4 of her Sutherlands Series.. Mary tells the story of Nareen Grant and Sear MacLeod.. A story of family connections, and a clan rebuilding. And of one man who can't let one special woman escape his grasp. Nareen Grant ran wild over her father's land but it seems she was just a little too wild. When danger lurked and she needed protecting her brother sent Nareen to live with an Aunt in the lowlands. To learn the womanly arts of keeping a home. Unfortunately that wasn't the womanly arts their despicable cousin had in mind. Instead of learning how to keep a home, Nareen was being groomed to upper scale prostitution. Managing to escape Nareen swears to never again trust a man and to learn to take care of herself. Instead of returning home, she becomes the companion of a spoiled brat. Who isn't that far off from her cousin in her morals. Things aren't perfect but Nareen is in control.. until Sear shows up and takes over. Sear MacLeod was born the bastard son. He and his mother were forced off the Clan land because the Laird's wife couldn't tolerate them. Instead of being raised to serve the Laird, he struggled, barely able to take care of his mother. Until the Clan chose the wrong side and was basically decimated. Desperate for leadership, the Clan called Sear home. Now he is Laird of the Clan MacLeaod. A Clan that was decimated by war and must rebuild. For now the Clan is on solid ground beginning anew but Sear needs a wife and he can not forget the lovely Nareen Grant.. Sister of one of his allies.. Sear and Nareen are dynamic! Sear knows what he wants and knows he must gain Nareen's trust before she will ever accept him. Nareen knows in her heart that not all men are bad BUT she just can't make herself trust any of them, including her much loved brother. After all he sent her into hell, albeit unknowingly. I am on something of a Highlander kick right now and often find books I just question. Not this one, Ms. Wine did an excellent job of weaving her story amidst Scottish History. With both fictional and historical characters sharing the page. In a country that was constantly destroying and rebuilding itself it is a treat to find an author who takes all that into consideration. Shauni This review is based on the ARC of The Highlander's Bride Trouble, provided by netgalley and is scheduled to be released on August 5, 2014

  6. 4 out of 5

    R.C. Matthews

    4.5 stars out of 5 stars This was my first historical book by Mary Wine but it won't be my last. The author's writing style is fluid and engaging and just plain wonderful. She has a way with words that really makes you live in the moment. The characters in this book have depth and are interesting. Saer MacLeod ranks as one of my all-time top five favorite leading male / hero. How can you not love an underdog who is respectful but demanding, gentle but a tough guy and possessive without being suff 4.5 stars out of 5 stars This was my first historical book by Mary Wine but it won't be my last. The author's writing style is fluid and engaging and just plain wonderful. She has a way with words that really makes you live in the moment. The characters in this book have depth and are interesting. Saer MacLeod ranks as one of my all-time top five favorite leading male / hero. How can you not love an underdog who is respectful but demanding, gentle but a tough guy and possessive without being suffocating. Yum. Yum. Yum. Nareen Grant was also an interesting heroine that I liked for the most part. However, I did struggle a little with trying to understand why she was putting up so much resistance to "submitting" to Saer and "trusting" him. Quite honestly there wasn't enough background about what happened to Nareen with her cousin / brother to make me understand where she was coming from. This was the daughter of a highlander lord, raised to know what her duty was to her family / clan, yet she was shirking that duty because she'd been stripped of her free will for a period of time. It was a little tiresome to listen to her say over and over against that she refused to submit and yet her actions showed her submitting over and over again. (Hence my reason for not giving 5 stars.) That all being said, this was a beautiful love story with strong characters and well written. I can see myself picking it up again to read my favorite parts.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Tracy Emro

    3.5 stars I have read all of Ms Wine's highlander books and I have enjoyed them. Some more than others - this one definitely falls into the "others" category. I think my major issue with the book was the heroine, Nareen. I had a really hard time liking her. She was just so stubborn and inflexible - she had such a negative attitude and was a very "I know what I know - so don't confuse me with the facts" type of person she refused to even consider marriage to Saer, because she "knew" she couldn't t 3.5 stars I have read all of Ms Wine's highlander books and I have enjoyed them. Some more than others - this one definitely falls into the "others" category. I think my major issue with the book was the heroine, Nareen. I had a really hard time liking her. She was just so stubborn and inflexible - she had such a negative attitude and was a very "I know what I know - so don't confuse me with the facts" type of person she refused to even consider marriage to Saer, because she "knew" she couldn't trust any man or be an obedient wife and that even though he said he liked her the way she was and wouldn't try and change her - she "knew" he would come to resent her and hate her. I know she has been hurt and betrayed by others, but she realized how different Saer was and still decided that she was right in her thinking and no matter what he said, she just knew he would come to hate her. It was really annoying! Saer was the saving grace in this book. He was dead set on taking Nareen as his wife and wasn't going to take no for an answer. He has worked hard to rebuild his clan and has proven himself as a good man - even though he is a "savage". He proved time and time again that he would not try and change Nareen and that he admired her spirit and her passion. And so goes the story, they argue and then fall on each other. There were times during the love scenes that I was reminded of the Sam and Diane (from the tv show Cheers) first love scene - you know the "I hate you - kiss kiss-I hate you more-kiss kiss" scene. Saer and Nareen would fight and then have mind blowing sex. Don't get me wrong - I like mind blowing sex - but this just started to get old and boring after awhile. Needless to say, by the 85% mark of this book Nareen's attitude has not changed and I was hoping that Saer would just let her go. Let her go back to her brother and live a miserable celibate life, secure in the knowledge that she was right. But what kind of romance story would that be? So of course we have a very dramatic life or death moment and she finally changes her mind and they get a HEA. I am sure there is another book in the works - we don't know what happens with Bastian and Abigail. And Kael is still single. So while this book was not a keeper for me, I will read any highlander book that Mary Wine writes. She is a very talented author and writes amazing books. And while this book was not my favorite - I still enjoyed it and would recommend it.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Proserpine

    I must confess: I love this kind of book, this story(many times written and rewritten) doesn’t seem to bother me in the least. By cons, if the heroin uses ill will or is simply too naive, I will loose interest quickly. It’s not the case in this book and on the contrary Mary Wine is able to present us a strong and very spontaneous woman in the character of Nareen. Despite her troubled family past and their shenanigans, Nareen only wants to be free and make her own choice: which one to choose has I must confess: I love this kind of book, this story(many times written and rewritten) doesn’t seem to bother me in the least. By cons, if the heroin uses ill will or is simply too naive, I will loose interest quickly. It’s not the case in this book and on the contrary Mary Wine is able to present us a strong and very spontaneous woman in the character of Nareen. Despite her troubled family past and their shenanigans, Nareen only wants to be free and make her own choice: which one to choose has her husband and maybe even stayed single. Once Saer MacLeod laid eyes on the beautiful Nareen (in the previous book), he doesn’t want anyone else in his life and especially in bed. Nareen’s temper and refusal toward Saer only ignite his passion and see it as a challenge he can’t deny. Saer is the perfect representation of the wild Highlander who had a difficult childhood to do with the fact that he was bastard born. Now as a Laird, he inherited a wild side, but also a lot of compassion because he knows hunger, shame and poverty. Lots of action and sexy scenes are present in The Highlander’s Bride Trouble. The end of this book arrives abruptly, my only complaint is that the book is really devoted to the conquest of Nareen by Saer. When the adventure ends, there is a stupid and kind of useless fight that seems to seal the fate of our two lovebirds. Of course, all ends well, happy ending. I think the author left an open ending, a back door exit to write the sequel and get everything coherent in the Sutherlands #5! Overall, this title was a great read, I fell in love with Saer’s brutality and possessiveness and I felt a strong connection toward Nareen. The Sutherlands series is a must read if you love handsome Highlanders, heroines with spirit and of course Historical Romance!

  9. 4 out of 5

    My Book Addiction and More MBA

    THE HIGHLANDER'S BRIDE TROUBLE by Mary Wine is an exciting Scottish Medieval Historical Romance set in 1487 Scottish Highlands. #4 in "The Sutherlands" series, but can be read as a stand alone. This is Nareen Grant and Saer MacLeod's story. From chaos to love! You will forever be astounded as well as gratified by reading Mary Wine's Scottish treasure .... her Highlander series. Ms. Wine weaves a tale of passion, danger, clan culture, romance, adventure, and the power of true Highlander love. A grip THE HIGHLANDER'S BRIDE TROUBLE by Mary Wine is an exciting Scottish Medieval Historical Romance set in 1487 Scottish Highlands. #4 in "The Sutherlands" series, but can be read as a stand alone. This is Nareen Grant and Saer MacLeod's story. From chaos to love! You will forever be astounded as well as gratified by reading Mary Wine's Scottish treasure .... her Highlander series. Ms. Wine weaves a tale of passion, danger, clan culture, romance, adventure, and the power of true Highlander love. A gripping tale with the right mixture of romance, adventure, angst, and passion with a touch of humor, and twists and turns. Scottish Medieval fans are sure to be in awe as they turn the pages of this fast paced, passion filled adventure. An absolute delight! Can't wait to see what Ms. Wine has store next for her Highlander series! A Ferociously delicious romp through the Scottish Highlands. A must read for anyone who adores Scottish clans, Highlanders and romance. Received for an honest review from the publisher. RATING: 4.5 HEAT RATING: HOT REVIEWED BY: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

  10. 5 out of 5

    Heather andrews

    When Saer wants something that boy isn't afraid to go after it, "he did need the stone, and the sooner he had it, the sooner he might depart for MacLeod land. With Nareen. He refused to consider any other outcome. She would be his, if he had to use the savage side of his nature to haul her home." I was surprised by his self control when it came to his woman and her hands on him, "nae here," he growled, but she wasn't sure if he was telling her or himself. His breath was ragged, and his nostrils When Saer wants something that boy isn't afraid to go after it, "he did need the stone, and the sooner he had it, the sooner he might depart for MacLeod land. With Nareen. He refused to consider any other outcome. She would be his, if he had to use the savage side of his nature to haul her home." I was surprised by his self control when it came to his woman and her hands on him, "nae here," he growled, but she wasn't sure if he was telling her or himself. His breath was ragged, and his nostrils flared. He pointed one thick finger at her. "Nae here." I mean I was really impressed with his self control, "he finished and stood up silently, resisting the urge to wake her. His co** was standing firm when he removed his kilt and shirt, but he forced himself to slide into the bed without jostling Nareen." And he is such a giver and he reminds Nareen a lot, "I do indeed," he answered softly, enticingly. "When ye wrapped yer thighs around me hips and demanded satisfaction, I met yer demands well and truly. " I really loved this story, well I love any highlander story.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Hecsania Michelle Michelle

    5 STARS!!! Mary Wine is simply amazing! I loved Nareen as much as I loved Saer. Seriously there's nothing better than reading a novel and falling in love with both characters. And Mary Wine does that for me in every single one of her books. Though, I have to admit it's frustrating as hell when they are as stubborn as these two. Especially Nareen. Drove me insane with her trust issues, but I understood where she was coming from. Really enjoyed all the arguments and repartee between the two. It felt 5 STARS!!! Mary Wine is simply amazing! I loved Nareen as much as I loved Saer. Seriously there's nothing better than reading a novel and falling in love with both characters. And Mary Wine does that for me in every single one of her books. Though, I have to admit it's frustrating as hell when they are as stubborn as these two. Especially Nareen. Drove me insane with her trust issues, but I understood where she was coming from. Really enjoyed all the arguments and repartee between the two. It felt more like foreplay than any disagreement, which was sexy and hot, since every one of those arguments ended in them clashing with more than words... and tongues. And those love scenes ***shivers*** felt so real in my mind. Mega bookgasm! I wonder if Nareen's brother Kael is next. Didn't really get much of an indication the next book would be about him. Well, doesn't matter, I'll be looking forward for her next book when it comes out. 5 stars!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Chris Torretta

    Wow... I loved the synopsis but when I started reading this I thought it was going to be a simple and hopefully fun romance. What I got instead was a book filled with courage and fear, lust and love, and a whole lot of stubbornness! I simply loved the characters. The plot was easy enough to discern but it was the way that everything happened that keeps this book apart from other romance. And the characters! They were lively and full of everything that any person would want to be full of. Some ha Wow... I loved the synopsis but when I started reading this I thought it was going to be a simple and hopefully fun romance. What I got instead was a book filled with courage and fear, lust and love, and a whole lot of stubbornness! I simply loved the characters. The plot was easy enough to discern but it was the way that everything happened that keeps this book apart from other romance. And the characters! They were lively and full of everything that any person would want to be full of. Some hard times happened to both of the main characters but they used the past to make them harder, both to their detriment and to their learning, but it just filled this book with a ton of fun stuff! Fantastic read! Short, sexy, fabulous! Full Review coming in BTS eMagazine.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Gigi

    Goodreads Giveaway. This book had an incredibly underdeveloped and predictable plot, nothing truly interesting ever happened. I'm picky about my romance novels because I think it's very easy for them to become formulaic, it probably didn't help that I reread Highlander Most Wanted by Maya Banks immediately before reading this book, as that is one of the best romance novels I've ever read. I found both Saer and Nareen mildly irritating, although they did have good chemistry. I believe this book w Goodreads Giveaway. This book had an incredibly underdeveloped and predictable plot, nothing truly interesting ever happened. I'm picky about my romance novels because I think it's very easy for them to become formulaic, it probably didn't help that I reread Highlander Most Wanted by Maya Banks immediately before reading this book, as that is one of the best romance novels I've ever read. I found both Saer and Nareen mildly irritating, although they did have good chemistry. I believe this book would have been far more interesting if Saer and Nareen teamed up to go after the cousin who attempted to sell her to the highest bidder, rather than letting the cousin's comeuppance happen prior to the events that occur in this book. In sum, good chemistry but boring story.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Tamra LeValley

    NetGalley Free Book Nareen Grant is on her own. She is better off this way seeing as how her brother put her in the hands of her cousin who tried to sell her virginity. Now she works for a woman who sleeps around as her assistant because it affords her the opportunity to be on her own without a man telling her what to do. She can come and go as she pleases until Saer MacLeod enters her life. Now she must watch not only her body but her heart. This book was a bit too complicated at certain parts wh NetGalley Free Book Nareen Grant is on her own. She is better off this way seeing as how her brother put her in the hands of her cousin who tried to sell her virginity. Now she works for a woman who sleeps around as her assistant because it affords her the opportunity to be on her own without a man telling her what to do. She can come and go as she pleases until Saer MacLeod enters her life. Now she must watch not only her body but her heart. This book was a bit too complicated at certain parts which through me off while reading it. It was a wonderful story line but there was no real plot to speak of. The author really did do a good job in writing it and implementing certain scenes. I especially loved the two main characters and how they eventually meshed together.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Nicole Laverdure

    Captivating 4.5 stars It's been a while since I last read a book written by Mary Wine. Her fourth story THE HIGHLANDER'S BRIDE TROUBLE, of the Sutherlands, didn't disappoint me. It's the story of Nareen Grant, a stubborn and determine young woman and Saer MacLeod, a born bastard, who becomes a clan laird. Their mutual attraction is complicated! It's well paced, with a plot well developed and nicely written. You will love the hero Saer! It was a captivating and enjoyable adventure filled with roma Captivating 4.5 stars It's been a while since I last read a book written by Mary Wine. Her fourth story THE HIGHLANDER'S BRIDE TROUBLE, of the Sutherlands, didn't disappoint me. It's the story of Nareen Grant, a stubborn and determine young woman and Saer MacLeod, a born bastard, who becomes a clan laird. Their mutual attraction is complicated! It's well paced, with a plot well developed and nicely written. You will love the hero Saer! It was a captivating and enjoyable adventure filled with romance and action. I recommend Mary Wine's book, especially if you love Scottish adventure.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Amber

    I really enjoyed the female protagonist, Nareen, she really stuck to her beliefs and did not give into the man desire for commitment, even after living with him. I also enjoyed that the hero, Saer, did not try and change they heroine, or temper her spirit, he encouraged it. I did feel the end was a bit abrupt as if there suddenly needed to be an ending. Overall, it did not effect my enjoyment of this book, which I did complete in 2 days thanks to Goodreads Giveaways!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Kristin

    Another great book by Mary Wine I give this a rating of 4.5 stars and give it a HOT for the chemistry. I have loved all of Mary Wine's books. Nareen and Saer are both stubborn and lovable. Their love story is sweet and sensual. The sex is hot, hot, hot! I feel like I went through every emotion with the characters in this story. If you love sexy highlanders like I do, then you will love this story. Another great book by Mary Wine I give this a rating of 4.5 stars and give it a HOT for the chemistry. I have loved all of Mary Wine's books. Nareen and Saer are both stubborn and lovable. Their love story is sweet and sensual. The sex is hot, hot, hot! I feel like I went through every emotion with the characters in this story. If you love sexy highlanders like I do, then you will love this story.

  18. 4 out of 5

    LaTanya

    I enjoyed this book. I love a true alpha male who is cocky and speaks his mind. However...for 95% of this book, you have to read about a heroine that refuses to trust her feelings but appears she really wants the hero to be her hero. All in all, it was worth the purchase.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Diana's

    3.5 Way to stubborn chick stars... I was ready to fling my kindle across the room a few times.. when your more than 60% into your read and the heroine is Still denying how she feels?? She just needs a hefty spanking!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Beth

    Finally! A female who can fight with the big boys!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Megan

    This was a day read for me after being fully enthralled with this story line. The book starts will two strong willed determined main characters Saer and Nareen. Both have seen hardship and struggles through out their lives and a shaped by their past. Saer is working hard to rebuild his decimated clan while Nareen is determined to live life under her own terms after being placed under a cruel woman's care and escaping her fate of being sold to the highest bidder. Saer meets Nareen briefly at court This was a day read for me after being fully enthralled with this story line. The book starts will two strong willed determined main characters Saer and Nareen. Both have seen hardship and struggles through out their lives and a shaped by their past. Saer is working hard to rebuild his decimated clan while Nareen is determined to live life under her own terms after being placed under a cruel woman's care and escaping her fate of being sold to the highest bidder. Saer meets Nareen briefly at court and despite being denied sees something in Nareen that he knows he must have. Saer follows Nareen to the Ross castle where Nareen is acting companion to the Earl of Ross's daughter Abigail. Saer makes his intentions to have Narren to himself clear yet Nareen is adamant in her denial that she can be no man's wife and never life under anyone's rule again after the suffering she endured. Saer never gives up as the storyline follows Nareen and her falling defenses to allowing herself to love and spend her life with the man she has grown to love. A betrayal leaves Saer on his death bed were Nareen complies to his dying wish to marry Saer ensuring any child that may be growing in Nareen's womb would not live the cruel life of a bastard as Saer had. Nareen grows to see the brilliant strong and compassionate man she has grown to love without the blinders of her past shading her judgement allowing them to both live happily together.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Westysis

    This was ok. I gave it 3 stars instead of 2 because of the last third of the book. 2/3 was devoted to Nareen resisting(not really) Saer and the sex that they had. Saer seemed one dimensional until they got the castle/keep. He seemed to only serve as a conduit to Nareen's burgeoning sexuality. However, once they got to the castle and you saw how he treated his clan, how he cared for them and wanted everyone to prosper that the character deepened for me. I love a kick ass woman especially in the This was ok. I gave it 3 stars instead of 2 because of the last third of the book. 2/3 was devoted to Nareen resisting(not really) Saer and the sex that they had. Saer seemed one dimensional until they got the castle/keep. He seemed to only serve as a conduit to Nareen's burgeoning sexuality. However, once they got to the castle and you saw how he treated his clan, how he cared for them and wanted everyone to prosper that the character deepened for me. I love a kick ass woman especially in the historicals because of how women were thought of and treated. So when Nareen used the skills her brother taught her to defend herself and saved Saer's life, She became more than just a whiny, moody character. She had strength and grew for me. Saer respected her more. The scenes of Saer's injury/illness, near death, the rebuilding of the castle and Nareen's forgiveness of her brother were very moving. Nareen grew to know who she was and stand in her place as Laird's wife. They were equally matched in my opinion. It is for these reasons I give it 3 stars.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Emma

    At that time...with horrible grooming, he would have had me completely as soon as I saw that indoor bath contraption. Hello! That is a man I need for sure! I'm gonna be smelling like freaking roses and daisies whilst everyone else smells like crap! At that time...with horrible grooming, he would have had me completely as soon as I saw that indoor bath contraption. Hello! That is a man I need for sure! I'm gonna be smelling like freaking roses and daisies whilst everyone else smells like crap!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Mindy

    Loved Loved Loved This Story! I’m only sorry that there were 4 books to the Sutherland’s! I enjoyed each one more and more! Mary Wine thank you for sharing all these wonderful wonderful stories and characters!! 💜💜💜💜💜💜🥰🥰🥰😊😊😊💜💜💜💜💜💜

  25. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth Mckernan

    Great book

  26. 4 out of 5

    Melissa

    Loving this series. Read in order if possible. The hero and heroin are well matched.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Jackie

    Book Info Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages Expected publication: August 5th 2014 by Sourcebooks Casablanca original title The Highlander's Bride Trouble ISBN 1402264860 (ISBN13: 9781402264863) edition language English series The Sutherlands #4 other editions None found Source:Netgalley EARC Book Buy Links Amazon B&N BOOK SYNOPSIS Has this savage Highlander finally found a woman to tame him? Nareen Grant is confident, well-educated, and quick with a dagger. So whe Book Info Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages Expected publication: August 5th 2014 by Sourcebooks Casablanca original title The Highlander's Bride Trouble ISBN 1402264860 (ISBN13: 9781402264863) edition language English series The Sutherlands #4 other editions None found Source:Netgalley EARC Book Buy Links Amazon B&N BOOK SYNOPSIS Has this savage Highlander finally found a woman to tame him? Nareen Grant is confident, well-educated, and quick with a dagger. So when her brother, Kael, unknowingly sends her to live at a cousin’s secret brothel, she escapes to court where she meets the arrogant Highlander, Saer MacLeod… Saer is considered savage even by most Highlanders. It will take an extraordinary woman to handle him, and Nareen enchants him like no one he’s met before. When a furious Kael threatens revenge against the cousin who wronged his sister, Saer knows its his one chance to win over Nareen and reclaim the respect his family deserves…and he’s going to take it. My Thoughts As a general rule the formula of strong willed heroine who fights tooth and nail against the arrogant domineering alpha male’s dictates of her behavior all the while the two are physically drawn to each other works for me on many levels. In the case of Nareen Grant and Saer MacLeod however there were too many times when the pair both needed their heads knocked together which was a huge deterrent to me being able to love this book rather than just liking it. There is a lot to be said however for the settings the author brought to life within her story, the secondary characters added so much to the depth of everyday life for both Nareen and Saer but most of all the internal battles that play out as the pair learn to care for each other beyond their lust is very enlightening as the reader learns exactly what motivates them to act like idiots with each other on more than one occasion. The fact that NO was never taken seriously on Saer’s part when it came to his seduction of Nareen did not endear me to his character, regardless of the fact that he is portrayed as an alpha male his lack of respect for what Nareen wishes was for me a red flag that indicated crossing a line between seduction and coercion. This is something that has always bothered me and as get older it has become more of an issue. Nareen Grant’s character also has a habit of saying one thing verbally but with her physical actions and reactions to Saer not following through but instead inviting him to believe she welcomes his attentions. This is also something that is very prevalent in romance stories and even when it works it still leaves me feeling that it perpetuates false security for real life situations, however that is a personal issue that in no way detracts from enjoying the fantasy of a historical romance that authors like Mary Wine work so hard to create for their readers! So while cannot say that loved the book or the story completely did enjoy what it represented which was escapism for the time it took to read from beginning to end, for that and the fact that Highland Historical Romance is one of my favorite genres thanks to the very larger than life characters that authors create for us to fall in love with. [EArc from Netgalley in exchange for honest review]

  28. 5 out of 5

    Melanie

    Full review available on All About Romance - http://likesbooks.com/cgi-bin/bookRev... There are some books that you finish and you just have to wait for a moment to let things sink in, or even just to decide whether or not you liked it. With a very predictable plot stemming from a very unpredictable circumstance for our heroine, I had to wait a few days to gather my thoughts before writing this review. While I can’t say The Highlander's Bride Trouble is my favorite book of the year, there was one Full review available on All About Romance - http://likesbooks.com/cgi-bin/bookRev... There are some books that you finish and you just have to wait for a moment to let things sink in, or even just to decide whether or not you liked it. With a very predictable plot stemming from a very unpredictable circumstance for our heroine, I had to wait a few days to gather my thoughts before writing this review. While I can’t say The Highlander's Bride Trouble is my favorite book of the year, there was one line near the beginning that made me reconsider my original grading: “What I want to know is what sort of woman do ye plan to be? One who lives her life squeezing her eyes shut, or one who dances in the shadows simply because they are there.” (p 67) Whatever faults the story and the hero and heroine might have, I now want to dance in the shadows. Because I can. After a harrowing experience living with her cousin, Nareen Grant has managed to run away and find a place to earn her own living. The daughter of an entitled laird, she may have grown up with servants and beautiful dresses, but now she is the lady's maid and companion to the daughter of a Scottish earl. The girl is spoiled, but Nareen is just glad to be away from her cousin's attempts to sell her and her virginity to the highest bidder. Enter Saer MacLeod, newly named laird and friend of Nareen’s brother. Saer last asked for Nareen’s attentions when they were at court - he has decided she is the one for him, and combines seduction with the thrill of the hunt to woo her. Nareen’s recent experiences at the hands of her cousin, however, taint the relationship before it can even begin. Locked in a cell-like room, shown off to potential buyers like farm stock, she has completely understandable reactions to the thoughts of getting married or being alone with a man. She blames her brother (who didn’t know about what the cousin was doing), and feels like she can’t trust him anymore, can’t even go home. While the blame may be a bit misplaced, seeing as her brother was the one who didn’t care about her gender and taught her, among other things, to fight well and dirty, it is understandable. There was a bit of back and forth with Nareen (“I don’t want to get married, I want him, I don’t want him, I don’t want to want him, I love him” - you know, the usual), but again, it makes sense with her past experiences.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Lovetoread47

    I really liked it. Main characters are Nareen Gratn and Saer MacLeod. Nareen is the only daughter to the Grant Laird. Her brother sends her away to a cousin in the hopes of being taught to be a lady. However, his good intentions did not pan out that way. His cousin, Ruth, ran a brothel of sorts and tried to sell Nareen and her virginity; instead, Ruth was paid for pawning and groping Nareen. Nareen managed to escape and she became a maid to Abigail Ross, who is a slut, a spoiled brat and daughte I really liked it. Main characters are Nareen Gratn and Saer MacLeod. Nareen is the only daughter to the Grant Laird. Her brother sends her away to a cousin in the hopes of being taught to be a lady. However, his good intentions did not pan out that way. His cousin, Ruth, ran a brothel of sorts and tried to sell Nareen and her virginity; instead, Ruth was paid for pawning and groping Nareen. Nareen managed to escape and she became a maid to Abigail Ross, who is a slut, a spoiled brat and daughter to Earl Ross. Saer MacLeod is smitten with Nareen when she attends court with Abigail; however, Nareen dismisses him when he tells her of his interest. He does not take the rejection well. Thus, begins the battle of wills, banter and attraction. The book is written from both characters' point of views, which I love. Nareen is obnoxiously independent, stubborn, beautiful and can handle a dagger and defend herself. She is constantly fighting her attraction to Saer and she loses the battle. Saer is persistent, hot, stubborn, hot, virile, charitable, compassionate, hot. He shows her his laird. Due to the many invasions and looting of his laird, he has to rebuild his kingdom; thus, the men who stay and help rebuild his laird are given certain privileges,i.e. land, title and protection. Not a bad deal. Saer is a man of many facets and she falls in love with him. She becomes his protectress and overseer of his laird when he is fatally wounded from an attack. Not many people thought he would live through the night. Thanks to an old woman's remedy and Nareen's unwavering hope and love, Saer lives and they live happily ever after. I really liked this novel.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Melinda

    The Highlander’s Bride Trouble By Mary Wine The Sutherlands #4 Saer MacLeod was raised away from his clan on the wild Scottish isles. He and his mother were banished because his father wasn’t married to his mother and his new bride was too jealous to keep her around. But when his clan needed him after his father died while fighting on the wrong side of the Battle of Sauchieburn where King James III was killed, Saer took over as chief. Before he arrived, his clan had been raided, their livestock sto The Highlander’s Bride Trouble By Mary Wine The Sutherlands #4 Saer MacLeod was raised away from his clan on the wild Scottish isles. He and his mother were banished because his father wasn’t married to his mother and his new bride was too jealous to keep her around. But when his clan needed him after his father died while fighting on the wrong side of the Battle of Sauchieburn where King James III was killed, Saer took over as chief. Before he arrived, his clan had been raided, their livestock stolen and their crops burned or trampled so they were left with very little to survive the harsh winter but Saer was able to turn it all around. His clan is now thriving under his leadership. He has everything he wants…he thinks…until he meets the wild and beautiful Nareen Grant. Nareen’s older brother sent her to live with her cousin for protection when she defied her father and their earl but her cousin tried to sell Nareen’s virtue to the highest bidder. She was able to escape but she feels betrayed, not only by her cousin but by her brother who sent her away too. She never wants to be under the control of a man again so when Saer pursues her, she fights him all the way. Mary Wine knows her Scottish history and how to endear her characters to her readers and I found myself getting caught up in drama. It is sad that this was the last book in the series because I could have read more. I could see a storyline for Nareen’s brother and I would have really liked to see the Comyn’s, who live on the neighboring land to Saer’s clan get what’s coming to them too. I’m on a Highlander binge right now and haven’t reached my fill yet. Sigh! www.paranormalromanceslut.com

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