Highland Heat

( 101 )

Overview

Praise for To Conquer a Highlander:

"Not to be missed." -Lora Leigh, New York Times bestselling author of Lion's Heat

Ruined, Betrayed, and banished...

As brave as she is impulsive, Deirdre Chattan's tendency to follow her heart and not her head has finally tarnished her reputation beyond repair. But when powerful Highland Laird Quinton ...

See more details below
Paperback (Mass Market Paperback)
$6.99
BN.com price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (36) from $1.99   
  • New (14) from $2.16   
  • Used (22) from $1.99   
Highland Heat

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$6.49
BN.com price
(Save 7%)$6.99 List Price

Overview

Praise for To Conquer a Highlander:

"Not to be missed." -Lora Leigh, New York Times bestselling author of Lion's Heat

Ruined, Betrayed, and banished...

As brave as she is impulsive, Deirdre Chattan's tendency to follow her heart and not her head has finally tarnished her reputation beyond repair. But when powerful Highland Laird Quinton Cameron finds her, he doesn't care about her past-it's her future he's about to change...

But it's never too late for redemption...

From the moment Quinton sets eyes on Deirdre Chattan, rational thought vanishes. For in her eyes he sees a fiery spirit that matches his own, and he'll be damned if he'll let such a wild Scottish rose wither under the weight of a nun's habit...

With nothing to lose, Deirdre and Quinton band together to protect king and country. But what they can accomplish alone is nothing compared to what they can build with their passion for each other...

What readers say about Mary Wine's Scottish romance:

"Simply extraordinary."

"Scottish Highlands, rugged and virile warriors-there is nothing like it."

"Plenty of romance, action, intrigue, and danger."

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In 2010's Highland Hellcat, Deirdre Chattan took a lover, who used her and cast her aside. This dramatic and vivid sequel, set in 1439, opens with Deirdre in a convent, atoning for her sin. When Joan Beaufort, widow of King James I, seeks sanctuary in the convent, Deirdre disguises herself as the queen and sets out to draw away her pursuers. Quinton Cameron, earl of Liddell and a friend of Deirdre's father, captures her, discovers the subterfuge, and decides to keep her in custody so he can seduce her. Determined never to trust a man or her own passionate nature, Deirdre tries to resist her attraction to gruff yet gentle Quinton. Scorching love scenes threaten to set the sheets aflame as Deirdre's sparring with Quinton creates the perfect romantic tension for their lusty affair. (Mar.)
Booklist
Wine provides a lively and exciting adventure.
Night Owl Reviews
The passion Ms. Wine has for this story comes through her characters in ways you'll love to read.
RT Book Reviews
[The characters] fight just as passionately as they love while intrigue abounds and readers turn the pages faster and faster! 4 Stars
Dark Divas Reviews
Ms. Wine makes me want my very own sexy laird (yum)! It's a sensual read that will surely get your blood pumping, your heart pounding and your temperature rising!
Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell
Lots of passion... A brave highlander and one fiery lass.
Long and Short Reviews
One to keep to read again and again... Breathtaking.
Queen of Happy Endings
If you like hot and sexy Scottish medieval books then this is the series for you!
Fresh Fiction
Sure to excite readers. The author creates fantastic chemistry.
Starting Fresh
Wine delivers romantic banter, excitement, and escape.
Debbie's Book Bag
Wine's ability to get into the minds and hearts of her Highland characters sets the bar high for other historical romance novelists.
Moonlight to Twilight
Once more author Mary Wine delivers a fun, sexy romantic Scottish Highland romance.
The Royal Reviews
Mary Wine takes you into the rugged Highlands and into the heart of their kilted warriors with her unforgettable Highlander Series
My Book Addiction and More
A fast paced, action packed, full of adventure story that will keep you turning the pages from the first page to the last. Written in true Mary Wine fashion, this is a must read story.
Bookloons.com
What a hot book... very well written.
Romance Fiction on Suite101.com
Highly adventurous and extremely passionate...
From the Publisher
"Wine provides a lively and exciting adventure. " - Booklist

"The passion Ms. Wine has for this story comes through her characters in ways you'll love to read. 5 Stars, Reviewer Top Pick" - Night Owl Reviews

"[The characters] fight just as passionately as they love while intrigue abounds and readers turn the pages faster and faster! 4 Stars" - RT Book Reviews

"Wine makes me want my very own sexy laird (yum)! It's a sensual read that will surely get your blood pumping, your heart pounding and your temperature rising!" - Dark Divas Reviews

"Lots of passion... A brave highlander and one fiery lass." - Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell

"One to keep to read again and again... Breathtaking. " - Long and Short Reviews

"If you like hot and sexy Scottish medieval books then this is the series for you!" - Queen of Happy Endings

"Sure to excite readers. The author creates fantastic chemistry. It was a pleasure to be so wittingly entertained." - Fresh Fiction

"Wine delivers romantic banter, excitement, and escape. " - Starting Fresh

"Wine's ability to get into the minds and hearts of her Highland characters sets the bar high for other historical romance novelists." - Debbie's Book Bag

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402237393
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 275,695
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Wine is a multi-published author in romantic suspense, fantasy, and western romance; now her interest in historical reenactment and costuming has inspired her to turn her pen to historical romance. She lives with her husband and sons in southern California, where the whole family enjoys participating in historical reenactments.

Read More Show Less

Read an Excerpt

1439

Spring was blowing on the breeze.

Deirdre lifted her face and inhaled. Closing her eyes and smiling, she caught a hint of heather in the air.

But that caused a memory to stir from the dark corner of her mind where she had banished it. It rose up, reminding her of a spring two years ago when a man had courted her with pieces of heather and soft words of flattery.

False words.

"Ye have been angry for too long, Deirdre."

Deirdre turned her head slightly and discovered her sister Kaie standing nearby.

"And ye walk too silently; being humble doesn't mean ye need try and act as though ye are nae even here in this life."

Kaie smiled but corrected herself quickly, smoothing her expression until it was once again simply plain. "That is my point exactly, Deirdre. Ye take offense at everything around ye. I am content. That should nae be a reason for ye to snap at me."

Her sister wore the undyed robe of a nun. Her hair was covered now, but Deirdre had watched as it was cut short when Kaie took her novice vows. Her own hair was still long. She had it braided and the tail caught up so that it didn't swing behind her. The convent wouldn't hear any vows from her, not for several more years to come.

"But ye are nae happy living among us, Deirdre, and that is a sad thing, for those living in God's house should be here because they want to be."

"Well, I like it better than living with our father, and since he sent my dowry to the church, it is only fitting that I sleep beneath this roof."

Kaie drew in a stiff breath. "Ye are being too harsh. Father did his duty in arranging a match for us all. It is only fair that he would be cross to discover that ye had taken a lover."

Melor Douglas. The man she'd defied everything to hold, because she believed his words of love.

Deirdre sighed. "True, but ye are very pleased to be here and not with Roan McLeod as his wife. Father arranged that match for ye as well, and yet you defied his choice by asking Roan McLeod to release ye. There are more than a few who would call that disrespectful to our sire."

Her sister paled, and Deirdre instantly felt guilty for ruining her happiness.

"I'm sorry, Kaie. That was unkind of me to say." Her sister drew in a deep breath. "Ye most likely think me timid, but I was drawn to this convent. Every night when I closed my eyes, I dreamed of it, unlike ye..."

Kaie's eyes had begun to glow with passion as she spoke of her devotion, but she snapped her mouth shut when she realized what she was saying. Deirdre scoffed at her attempt to soften the truth.

"Unlike me and my choice to take Melor Douglas as my lover."

It was harsh but true, and Deirdre preferred to hear it, however blunt it might be.

"He lied to ye. Ye went to him believing ye'd be his wife."

"Ye do nae need to make excuses for me, Kaie. I made my choice, and I will nae increase my sins by adding dishonesty to them. Everyone knows, anyway.

It seems all I ever hear about here, how I am unworthy of the veil ye wear so contently." Deirdre shrugged.

"At least no one shall be able to claim I am intent on hiding my actions behind unspoken words and unanswered questions."

Her sister laughed. A soft, sad little sound that sent heat into Deirdre's cheeks, because Kaie was sweet and she didn't need to be discussing such a scarlet subject.

"Ye have ever been bold, Deirdre. I believe ye should have been born a son for all the courage ye have burning inside ye. For ye are correct, I am content, and there is no place I would rather be but here. Living a simple life. Roan McLeod was a kind soul to allow me to become a bride of Christ instead of his wife. Wedding me would have given him a strong alliance with our clan."

Kaie bent and picked up a leather bucket that was sitting near the doorway. "I do nae know why the man gave up something that is so important in the Highlands, but I am grateful for it every day."

Her sister left, which granted Deirdre the freedom to frown. Allowing Melor Douglas to seduce her had been called many things, none of them good. It was slightly shocking to hear her sister label it "spirit." Aye, the sort that knights must feel as they surged forward in one glorious charge and then came home missing limbs or an eye, or not returning at all. Such made for good talk around the fire at night, but the reality of living with those injuries during the day was anything but grand.

She sighed and took the tapestry she had been holding out to the simple wooden stand in the yard. She tossed it over the single bar of wood and reached for a thin branch that had been folded to make a rug beater. Clouds of dust began to tickle her nose as she swung the branch quickly back and forth. It had been a relief to discover the convent wouldn't hear her vows.

Deirdre beat the tapestry harder as she struggled with her guilt. She wasn't ashamed of the fact that she wasn't pure anymore, but that only intensified her misgivings, because it left her wondering just what she did believe in. Kaie was correct in saying she had been angry too long.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 101 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(52)

4 Star

(32)

3 Star

(11)

2 Star

(3)

1 Star

(3)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 101 Customer Reviews
  • Posted February 21, 2011

    Great Read

    Yes! For a tale that begins in a convent, Highland Heat sweeps along with fierce passions for land, clan, and kin, not to mention the fiery passion that flares up between Dierde Chattan and Quinton Cameron that is as elemental, raw, and beautiful as the Scottish Highlands.

    An irresistible wildness inside Dierde responds to the savageness, strength, and bluntness of Quinton, but staying with him will not bring honor to her father, which is something she feels she must do after dishonoring him by her past willful act. With her strong will, work ethic, guilt, determination, cunning, and capacity for love, Dierde is a powerful heroine that lures the reader into remarkable vicarious adventures-some scary, others rewarding, and some emotionally enlightening. But, best of all, the fierce, passionate love she brings to life scorches the pages of Highland Heat. It flares up and matches the onslaught of Quinton's lust that he refuses to call love.

    The powerful, wealthy Laird Quinton Cameron, Earl of Liddell, rides herd on the Scottish clans to keep them from fighting each other, hoping they can stand strong together against the English, but century-old habits of feuds and fighting among themselves just refuse to die. Even with demanding duties, Quinton thinks of the feisty hellion Dierde that matches him snarl for snarl and growl for growl by day then responds with unbridled passion as they make love in the dark Scottish night, only to wake up ready to stand her ground and do battle with him again.
    Mary Wine's description of Drumdeer, Quinton's fortified, magnificent castle with the exquisite eagle tower makes the reader see and feel the opulence inside the stronghold.

    Highland Heat is like a fine tapestry with Dierde and Quinton for the focus with muted patterns of political intrigues, cultural norms, religious beliefs, and the indomitable, beautiful Scottish Highlands making a spellbinding designs that lures the reader in and does not disappoint because it truly delivers the heat. The love scenes-hot and fierce-almost melt the pages together.

    Each book in this Scottish Highland Trilogy stands alone. Highland Heat, the final one, is awesome and one to keep to read again and again. Details that intrigue, excite, and pull the reader into this time in Scottish history with characters that are breathtaking make this one a keeper.

    Originally posted at The Long and Short of It Romance Reviews.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted March 5, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    The third in the series - a fun, satisfying romance!

    Highland Heat is the third in Wine's Highlander series. Once again, Wine delivers romantic banter, excitement, and escape.

    Those that read her earlier novel To Conquer A Highlander are familiar with Deirdre Chattan, the eldest daughter who was manipulated and betrayed by her Douglas lover. But in Highland Heat, Deirdre has matured - she's had to live with the consequences of her seduction and she's determined not to bring dishonor to her family. Deirdre is willing to sacrifice a great deal - everything that she has - in order to live up to her father's expectations. Deirdre's sense of honor makes her an interesting and sympathetic romantic lead.

    As Deirdre and her lover face intrigue, plot twists, unfortunate encounters, and romantic interludes, fans of historical fiction will surely find Highland Heat a fun, satisfying read.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted March 2, 2011

    AN EXCITING SCOTTISH HISTORICAL ROMANCE!! HIGHLAND HEAT BY MARY WINE

    HIGHLAND HEAT by Mary Wine is a exciting historical romance set in 1439 the Highlands of Scotland.It is the third in "THE HIGHLANDER" series,but can be read as a stand alone.Book One,"Conquer a Highlander",Book Two, "Highland Hellcat". It is well written with depth and details. It has love,romance, sweet sensuality,passion, sweet surrender,kidnapping,fate,trust,Scottish warriors, Highlanders,helping the Queen of Scotland,witty banter,and finding your soul mate.This story takes us from a convent to a castle in the Highlands of Scotland.Deidre,having been banished,betrayed and ruined was sent to a convent,but she is high spirited,outspoken,and strong willed.When the powerful Laird Quinton,comes to the Convent in search of the Queen of Scotland,he clashes with Deidre and is attracted to her.This story entails Deidre being taken by three,yes three different men at three different times and for three different reasons.Deidre and Quinton's attraction builds to a fiery passion,Deidre resists the attraction and their sensual tension for a while,but she will eventually succumb to his advances.Together they find their true soul mate. This is a fast paced,action packed,full of adventure story that will keep you turning the pages from the first page to the last. Written in true Mary Wine fashion this is a must read story. This book was received for the purpose of review and details can be found at Sourcebooks Casablanca,an imprint of Sourcebooks and My Book Addiction and More.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2013

    (Spoiler Alert) The only thing wrong with this is; How can this

    (Spoiler Alert) The only thing wrong with this is; How can this POSSIBLY be the last one of the series?! It seems like there should be another book to cover Deirdre's father finding out about his twin daughters when he comes to finally claim their mother as his bride. I mean in this book it references the fact that he needs to marry their mother and why but then it just ends! So frustrating!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2013

    Hot Highland Fun!

    A strong highland laird,a strong-willed highland lass an exciting adventure and steaming hot love scenes!This story has it all!I Loved It!!!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2013

    Love it!!!!!

    Great loveit

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2013

    It good

    Full of twists and turns and love

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted February 22, 2013

    Highly Recommended - you must check it out!!

    Loved this book. A Must read.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted January 11, 2013

    Highly recommend

    Mary Wine is a very good historical romance writer. This series was very good and recommend the entire series to all who like historical romance and it will be a series you can not put down.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted November 19, 2012

    If you are a fan Of Mary Wine and have read her books "To c

    If you are a fan Of Mary Wine and have read her books "To conquer a Highlander"
    and "Highland Hellcat", then you must read this one . "Highland Heat" is the most
    breathtaking of them all. It is beautifully written. Wonderful story of the impulsive
    Deirdre and the powerfull Quinton, Highland Laird. You will fall in love with 2
    characters who discover that they have passion for each other. Romance, intrigue
    and steamy sex scenes.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2012

    A fast read!

    Keeps you on the edge. Nice and saucey.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted September 15, 2011

    Nice Read

    Mary Wine's portrayal of her characters sucks you in to this beautiful highland love story

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted July 12, 2011

    Excellent!

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2011

    Fun Read

    Very good book. Keeps your mind right there, and you just keep wanting to turn those pages. Well worth those moments of your day or night. Read it you won't regret it.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted May 23, 2011

    Poor writing.

    Wine was difficult to understand. The actions were rushed and not fully explained. Too much dialogue with too much dialect. I only read the 38 page sample.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted March 31, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    Lots of Heat, But Wanted More Emotion

    Highland Heat is the third book in Mary Wine's Highland Trilogy and features the love story of Deirdre Chattan whom we meet in the first book of this series, To Conquer a Highlander.

    Our heroine, Deirdre, is a naturally passionate and feisty. A strong woman, proud of her Highland heritage, who succumbed to the deceitful seduction of a man who promised her marriage, but her villainous lover's real intentions were only to use her as a tool of revenge against his rival and enemy in To Conquer a Highlander. In Highland Heat we meet Deirdre again, struggling to accept her life and her lack of choices. She is disgraced, and bears the shame of her actions as well as the deceit of the man she thought she loved with dignity and pride. We find her living in a nunnery, her dowry has been given to the church, but she is denied the option of taking vows.not that this is what she necessarily wants, but it's the lack choices in the direction her life will take that she regrets more than anything.that is until the Queen of Scotland promises her an alluring alternative. If she is willing to risk her life by leaving the safety of the convent and become a decoy to lure the Queen's pursuers away from her true destination, Deirdre could be rewarded with a position in the Queen's household. Adventure, with the hope of restoring some of her lost honor both for herself and her family.it's a tempting offer that Deirdre can't refuse.

    Quinton Cameron is a young Laird who has been betrayed in love, just as Deirdre has, when his fiancée wed a man with more power and wealth than he had, and now sees no need to wed. But that doesn't stop him from enticing Deirdre to his bed. After capturing her in her ruse as a decoy, he does what he can to incorporate her into his bed, his life and his clan. Even going so far as "gifting" her with the official title of Mistress to the Laird. Deirdre however, doesn't see this as an honor, but one more stain on her already tarnished name, despite their undeniable and passionate attraction. Quinton doesn't believe he can risk giving her more than he already has, and Deirdre doesn't believe that she can happily live without the love of the man she loves, nor can she accept being a mistress and not a wife.

    Because of Deirdre's passionate nature, and Quinton using her passion against her to gain her affections, Highland Heat definitely brings the heat! However, while there were numerous steamy love scenes I felt some of the emotion behind them was missing. Deirdre's attraction to her hero was undeniable, but her reasons for loving him were never quite clear.especially since he asked her to sacrifice so much, with little care to what it would cost her and any children they might have had.

    Overall the story had all of the elements that I love from historical romances set in the Scottish Highlands during this time period. It had great suspense, some pretty great villains, chemistry between the hero and heroine.so why didn't I love it more than I did? Because I didn't really get a good feel for the emotions behind the characters.the guilt, the betrayals, the love..all of these emotions played very big and pivotal parts in the choices both the hero and the heroine made. More clearly described emotions from both the hero and the heroine would have made this good romance, into a great romance, at least in my opinion.

    3.75 stars

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted March 11, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Great Book - you have to buy it & read it!!!

    I have read all of this writers books & if you love historical romance then you will love this! There is lots of romance & fun in this book! I loved the characters in this book! Deidre & Quinton are one & the same - always arguing their points with their strong personalities! Their fire in them arouses their passion and makes them both have to come to grips on their feelings for each other and where this takes them. This is a must read!! Absolutely loved it!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 101 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)