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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Historical Romance Review: Highland Heat, by Mary Wine

This month saw the release of Mary Wine's third historical romance novel, in her Highlander series, Highland Heat. I previously had the pleasure of reading To Conquer a Highlander and Highland Hellcat the first two books in the series. Ms. Wine has penned, yet again, another fascinating tale, one in which she's included some famous historical characters (namely, Joan Beaufort), which I found made the book even more interesting to me. She infuses historical detail and fact in with her story--all while keeping the plot character and romance driven. I am completely drawn into Ms. Wine's writing, because her heroines are strong, feisty, and Deidre is more experienced than most, which makes her character come alive, her issues a whole new ball game. Quinton Cameron, is a sexy alpha male. He is in it for the challenge--which Deidre is more than willing to give. I like a hero who doesn't give in easily, who seeks something beyond the ordinary.

I truly found this tale to be an exciting adventure--in love (and making love--sizzling hot scenes!), self-discovery and political intrigue.

I recommend reading Ms. Wine's work, and I look forward eagerly to reading her future releases.

Back Cover...

Ruined, betrayed, and banished…

As brave as she is impulsive, Deidre Chattan’s tendency to follow her heart and not her head has finally tarnished her reputation beyond repair. But when powerful Highland Laird Quinton Cameron finds her, he could care less about her past—it’s her future he’s about to change forever…

But it’s never too late for redemption…

From the moment Quinton sets eyes on Deidre Chattan, rational thought vanishes, for in her eyes he sees a fiery spirit that matches his own and he’ll be damned if he’ll let such a wild Scottish rose wither under the weight of a nun’s habit…

With nothing left to lose, Deidre and Quinton band together to protect king and crown. But what they can accomplish alone is nothing compared to what they can build with their passion for each other.

Available now in mass-market paperback and ebook
ISBN: 9781402237393

Visit Mary Wine at http://www.marywine.com/

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