Title: Highland Flame
Laird Diocail Gordon has just come into his title and inherited his father's run down castle and rag-tag clan. He knows the sorry sight of the castle would send any woman running, but is determined to find a wife to help return his home to its former glory.
Widow Jane Stafford is on a mission-return to England even if it means trudging through the Scottish Highlands on foot. Her travels lead her straight to the path of danger until a mysterious, brawny man comes out of nowhere and saves her-and the spark between them is immediate. With a target on Jane's back, she knows the only way to stay safe is to go with Diocail. But the real trouble will be guarding her heart from her newly ignited Highland flame...
Author: Mary Wine
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Highland Hellion
Series: Highland Weddings #4
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Highland Hellion
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca Source: Publisher
Published: September 5th 2017
Genres: Erotic Historical Romance
Pages: 384 pages
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I LOVED this book! Mary Wine has brought her A game with her Highland Weddings series! All feature strong alpha males and equally strong females! This story grabbed me from the start and I couldn’t stop reading!!
Jane has been thrown out of the inn where she was staying with her husband. Only her husband was killed over his gambling debts, and the innkeeper took their stuff as settlement of payment. He threw her out when she refused to work off the remaining debt on her back! She needs to get to her father’s home back in England but she’s not wearing much and has nothing. She’s determined to get there but runs into a bit of trouble along the way.
Diocail is the laird of Gordon Clan. He’s taken over after his uncle, the former laird, was killed. Diocail is new to rule, but many of his clan do not see him as the natural laird, having been raised away from the Gordon castle. The keep is a literal mess! The old laird was a miser and kept everything to himself. The keep was falling apart and the clan was starving do to his stinginess! He needs someone to get things in order. His men are encouraging him to take a wife-but who would be willing to take on this mess of a household?
Diocail takes to collecting rent from his tenants and to “see” them. He happens upon Jane when some drunkards are attempting to rape her. She’s truly thankful for Diocail intervening and his clan’s kindness, but she doesn’t want to remain with him. She sneaks away, but is captured. She’s deemed as a spy for England and is set to be hung. When Diocail saves her-for the second time-the villagers demand he take her as his wife. Seeing no way out, Jane marries Diocail with the intent of getting an annulment.
I enjoyed how this story flowed! I was so interested in Diocail and Jane as people, and how their romance blossomed! Diocail likes Jane’s passion. He sees her determination when she gets right to work on the household. He knows she’s a good match for him and needs her to choose him as well. Jane doesn’t want to take things for granted, but Diocail is nothing like her last husband. She’s happy with him and that surprises her. She can’t stay here with him and make a go of it, can she?
All is not right within the clan. Not only do some want to overthrow Diocail and take the lairdship, they definitely cannot have a mistress of the keep that is English! Plans are made to get rid of her and take down Diocail.
Mary Wine wrote a very engaging book that I highly recommend reading! Pure yumminess! All the books can be read as standalones. The whole series is that good! Once you start with one, you’ll just have to read the rest!