Early Book Review: Highland Spitfire by Mary Wine

Highland Spitfire by Mary Wine is a historical romance that is currently scheduled for release on February 1 2016. In the throes of fierce clan wars, the Queen's Regent tricks the children of two feuding lairds into a desperate choice; marry or die. The union—however reluctant—of a MacPherson and a Robertson could end three generations of hostilities between the two families. Ailis Robertson wanted a husband, not a savage. But she is rocked by the intense passion she feels for Bhaic, who is likewise taken aback by the fierce jealousy he experiences when he sees Ailis speaking with other men. Is it possible for fierce enemies to become a happy husband and wife?

Highland Spitfire is a historical romance that features a couple forced to marry, and finds passion and a meeting of the minds in the process. I like that both Ailis and Bhaic use reason and compassion, not just their physical attraction, to make things work. There are compromises to be made, and tensions to be understood and overcome. Ails is smart, capable, and more than willing to get her hands dirty. She wants to do her part, and fight her own battles. I share her annoyance with those that want to make divisions or actions in our staid to ‘protect’ us. Bhaic is strong and honorable, and more than a little stubborn. I think he gives his brother a little too much power over what goes on, but then it is also part of the family structure. Overall I was happy with the story, and am interested to see just what might happen in the book that follows.

Highland Spitfire is an entertaining and engaging read. Those that love a solid historical romance with some adventure and plaids will enjoy the read. 
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