Review: Highland Vixen (Highland Weddings #2) by Mary Wine

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Highland Weddings #2
Mary Wine
Historical Romance
Sourcebooks Casablanca
February 7th 2017


Fierce Highland war chief seeks comely lass for fun, frolic, and marriage

Marcus MacPherson is every inch the fearsome Highlander. He's used to men averting their eyes and women cowering before him. He thinks he'll eventually settle down with a nice, obedient bride. Instead, he gets Helen Grant... Stubborn as the day is long, fearless and dedicated to raising as much hell as possible, Helen is definitely going to challenge Marcus. And challenge him some more. And then some.

It's anyone's guess who'll win this battle of the heart...


Highland Vixen is book two in the Highland Weddings series by Mary Wine. 

We meet Marcus and Helen in book one, Highland Spitfire, where we see how these two verbal spare with each other and clearly are denying their attraction to each other. I feel you should read the Highland Weddings series in order. 

I really liked Helen Grant as a secondary character in Highland Spitfire and when I found out that Highland Vixen was Helen’s book I was thrilled. She is strong willed, hard headed, stubborn, and stands up to Marcus. Marcus is a brut. I didn’t care for him in Highland Spitfire. I was mad at what he did Ailis and upset at Bhaic for letting his brother act that way and treat Ailis poorly, so I new something would have to happen to change my opinion of him. 

We meet up with James Douglas, the Earl of Morton and let me tell you that man is bad news. He is a well crafted villain and will stop at nothing to further his agenda and stop the clans from feuding.

Marcus and Helen run afoul with him and the circumstance forces Helen and Marcus to join together to prevent an atrocity from occurring. 

I really like Helen; because she stands up to Marcus. I new Marcus needed a strong willed women at his side, someone capable of standing up to him and Helen did just that. As for Marcus well my opinion of him changed after he ran afoul with the Earl of Morton. 

Marcus and Helen’s relationship is turbulent. They bicker, they verbally spare, and it works for these two. I enjoyed their sparing. It was also fun watching Marcus learn to woo a woman. He’s more a battering ram and I found his blunders humorous and endearing. 

Last, a note on some of the secondary characters we meet; Brenda Gordon and Kathryn. Both women are/were captives of the Earl and I found them intriguing and intelligent. I hope we will see more of these two.

I had a delightful time reading a Highland Vixen and I’m looking forward to the next book in the Highland Weddings series. As an added note I really love the covers for this series. They are vibrant, full of color, and pull the eye in.

Rated: 4 Stars

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

10 comments on “Review: Highland Vixen (Highland Weddings #2) by Mary Wine

  1. Sounds like a lovely tale. I will have to add this one to my list. Great review!

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    • Glad you enjoyed my review, Mary. Always happy to help add to the TBR. ^_^

  2. I have had a blast with this author and I have yet to read a book from her that I haven’t enjoyed!! Lovely review darling and glad you enjoyed it. She writes her highlanders so well.
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    • Thank you for stopping in. I’m enjoying her highlanders. So far I’ve read up to book three in the Highland Weddings series. I plan to read on and try out some of her other books/series.

  3. Oh… those covers are great! Anyhow… I’ve recently enjoyed a few Highland romances and this sounds like a good one. thanks for sharing!
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    • Oh yes the coves ?. That’s wonderful you have enjoyed a few HR. I’ve been enjoy the Highland Weddings series. Thank’s for visiting.

  4. Fabulous review angela!!! Love this cover and it sounds good too!! Shared on all my socials!!??

    • Glad you enjoyed the review and thank you for visiting. I do like this cover too.

  5. it’s been so long since I haven’t read a book like that
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    • I’m enjoying Wine and her Historical Romance.