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Mary Wine keeps the adrenaline pumping Long and Short ReviewsHer clan is in chaosRaised 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 IslesAnd rivalries are deadlier than everRaised 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 himselfPraise 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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  1. Lover of Romance Lover of Romance says:

    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 whatthisis between us, Nareen Only that I need ye to be here, with me I need ye to trust meI 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 muchof.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. Emily Emily says:

    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


  3. Farrah Farrah says:

    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 evenannoying 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


  4. Shauni Shauni says:

    Originally Reviewed For Bodice Rippers, Femme Fatales and FantasyBack 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 FantasyBack 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.ShauniThis 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


  5. R.C. Matthews R.C. Matthews says:

    4.5 stars out of 5 starsThis 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 starsThis 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


  6. Tracy Emro Tracy Emro says:

    3.5 starsI have read all of Ms Wine s highlander books and I have enjoyed them Somethan 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 starsI have read all of Ms Wine s highlander books and I have enjoyed them Somethan 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 youkiss 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


  7. Proserpine Proserpine says:

    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


  8. My Book Addiction and More MBA My Book Addiction and More MBA says:

    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 4.5HEAT RATING HOTREVIEWED BY AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More


  9. Heather andrews Heather andrews says:

    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


  10. Hecsania Michelle Michelle Hecsania Michelle Michelle says:

    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 feltlike foreplay than any disagreement, which was sexy and hot, since every one of those arguments ended in them clashing withthan 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