The Highlander's Prize: Sparks Fly When A Passionate Highland Laird Kidnaps A Feisty Royal Heroine by Mary WineThe Highlander's Prize: Sparks Fly When A Passionate Highland Laird Kidnaps A Feisty Royal Heroine by Mary Wine

The Highlander's Prize: Sparks Fly When A Passionate Highland Laird Kidnaps A Feisty Royal Heroine

byMary Wine

Mass Market Paperback | March 16, 2012

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Dramatic and vivid Scorching love scenes threaten to set the sheets aflame."-Publishers Weekly Starred Review In 15th century Scotland Clarissa of York is sent to be the king's mistress and produce an heir. She is a bastard of the English King, her royal blood is highly coveted, and she has never needed a miracle more. But the brusque Highland laird who kidnaps her is a bit too rough to be considered divine intervention. With rival lairdsdetermined to steal Clarrisa from him and royal henchmen searching for her all over the Highlands, Laird Broen MacNicols has a mess on his hands. Though he stole Clarissa for political reasons, there's a magnetic attraction between them, and his betrothal to another is just one of the things standing in their way. But even an independent,minded lady like Clarissa knows that a Highlander always claims his prize A romantic tale of the Scottish highlands, readers of Lora Leigh, Connie Brockway and Amanda Scott will be hoping for their own Scottish Laird.The Sutherlands Scottish Highlander series: The Highlander's Prize, Book #1 The Trouble With Highlanders, Book #2 How To Handle A Highlander, Book #3 The Highlander's Bride Trouble, Book #4What readers are saying about The Highlander's Prize:"FORBIDDEN LOVE in an era when marriages were arranged for the sole purpose of increasing power. Great read ""I compare other books to it still trying to find one that measures up!""a SEXY ROMANCE with indepth characters and story""Characters you will love interlaced with smoldering sensuality and quick paced dialog""plenty of humor, adventure, romance, and history.""Sexy Highlanders, dangerous plots and a feisty heroine""This book is full of SWEET AND SPICY confrontations between the hero and heroine." "A fast paced, action filled story of love, romance, trickery, treachery, with a complex plot, Scottish and English alliances"What reviewers are saying about The Highlander's Prize:"Fiery passion as elemental, raw, and beautiful as the Scottish Highlands." -Long and Short Reviews"[The characters] fight just as passionately as they love while intrigue abounds and readers turn the pages faster and faster!" -RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars" an exciting and romantic adventure about a fantastic couple and their impossible love."-Romance Reviews"Highlander's Prize is another Mary Wine historical for the book shelf-a keeper to be enjoyed more than once."-Long and Short Reviews"
Acclaimed author Mary Wine has written over 30 works of Scottish Highland romance, romantic suspense and erotic romance. An avid history-buff and historical costumer, she and her family enjoy participating in historical reenactments. Mary lives in Yorba Linda, California with her husband and two sons.
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Title:The Highlander's Prize: Sparks Fly When A Passionate Highland Laird Kidnaps A Feisty Royal HeroineFormat:Mass Market PaperbackProduct dimensions:352 pages, 6.88 × 4.19 × 0.94 inShipping dimensions:6.88 × 4.19 × 0.94 inPublished:March 16, 2012Publisher:SourcebooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1402264712

ISBN - 13:9781402264719

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful, exciting romance Clarissa's life has never been her own, but it's about to get much, much worse. The illegitimate daughter of a king, she's now a pawn in the struggle for the crown, sent off to become the mistress of the new king and give him male heirs. But a strange twist of fate and rather perfect timing finds her kidnapped by Scottish Highlanders and carried off away from the lecherous king. Only her deliverance is to a different prison, one filled with more people who see the value in her royal blood and have no need for her except as a piece of property to be used in war. But then there's the Highlander who stole her, looking at her as if she's more of a prize than her blue blood. The Verdict: I both hate and love when I fall into marketing traps. You see, I grabbed this book on Amazon a few months ago when it was free, thinking it would be a nice distraction when I felt like reading something a bit different from all the contemporary romances on my shelf. But now I've enjoyed it far too much, and it's inevitable that I'll end up buying the other books in this series. I'm such a sucker. Set in the late 15th century, the story does a wonderful job of transporting readers back in time. I'm certainly no expert on the period, and unless it was something obvious like a Toyota parked in front of the keep, I wouldn't be able to pick up on anything out of place. But the way in which things are described, Clarissa's observations about Broen's home compared to others she's seen, and the language itself are all like a time machine, making the story a journey instead of a second-hand tale. Clarissa and Broen can certainly see each other's beauty, but it's more intriguing than it is instant attraction. After all, Broen is one of the savage Highlanders she's always heard about, and Clarissa is an enemy simply because she exists. Broen's not quite the unfeeling brute she pegs him for, but he's also used to traveling with his men, without a foreign woman to worry about, and as a result, he thinks more of safety than of her comfort. And Clarissa, though used to having her life decided for her, is no shrinking violet. She holds neither her temper nor her tongue, unwittingly making herself more interesting to Broen than he ever thought she would be. For his part, Broen is a responsible laird, proud of his people and heritage and driven to secure peace in their future. But at the same time, he's playful, quick to trade barbs and show his wit, and when he finds himself unexpectedly attracted to Clarissa, he doesn't bother hiding it from her. Somehow he manages to be pure alpha while completely endearing, and it's impossible not to fall in love with him. Of course, there are forces at work outside their walls, rival clans and looming battles, and Clarissa's royal blood is coveted by others. I don't want to spoil things by describing all the twists, but suffice it to say there are enough moments of danger to keep things very interesting. I don't read as much historical romance as I did back when I was borrowing all my mom's paperbacks, but I do love the genre, and this is one you should definitely pick up.
Date published: 2015-03-08