A fierce Englishwoman on the run.
A Highland Laird who needs a proper wife.
And a desire neither can resist.
Athena Trappes thinks she’s in love…until she discovers the scoundrel only wanted her as his bit on the side. Enraged, she does what any spirited Englishwoman would do: set fire to his belongings, incur his dangerous wrath, and flee—immediately. With nowhere else to turn, she seeks freedom in the wilds of Scotland.
Highland Laird Symon Grant lost his wife years ago, and it’s his duty to find another. Athena is not exactly what the clan has in mind for him, but Symon’s heart burns with unexpected passion for the woman who would risk everything to be free.
Between a Highlander and a Hard Place by Mary Wine is an entertaining historical read. It took me quite a bit before I really got into the story. But once I was in, I could not stop reading. I am a huge fan of Highlander romance tales. This book did not disappoint me. It held all the elements I was expecting. Action-packed, hot lustful scenes, and a romance that blossomed despite the dangers they faced. The characters were bold, demanding, and funny to follow. I loved getting to know the Laird Grant and his pretty lass, Athena. Athena is an English woman seeking refuge from a dangerous London man. While escaping, Athena manages to set foot in Scotland where she quickly finds new enemies and a sexy man who tempts her soul. Laird Grant wasn’t for settling down, yet Athena beckons him like a moth to a flame. I quite enjoyed their chase and seduction games. Overall, Mary Wine’s latest novel was indeed worthy of reading.