Highland Wrath: Mercenary Maidens - Book Three

Highland Wrath: Mercenary Maidens - Book Three

by Madeline Martin

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ISBN-13: 9781635763881
Publisher: Diversion Books
Publication date: 07/17/2018
Series: Mercenary Maidens Series , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 168,784
File size: 1 MB

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Highland Wrath: Mercenary Maidens - Book Three 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The third in The Mercenary Maidens Series, this book was beautifully written! The characters and story are so colorful and full of life that I could see them as I was reading. From the beginning, I was pulled in and didn’t want to put the book down. My heartstrings were pulled, I laughed, I cried and I really enjoyed the story and the twists and turns that Ian and Sylvi had to go through to get to there happy ever after! I cant wait for another of Ms.Martin’s books to come out!
Historical_Romance_Lover More than 1 year ago
I loved Sylvi and Ian's story!! I loved watching these two together! They were complete opposites. Ian was the happy go lucky one and Sylvi is the brooding heroine. I loved all the bantering between the two and how Ian would say things purposely to rile up Sylvi. I just loved it! I'm glad to see that Sylvi finally learned who was responsible for the murder of her family. I will say that I was surprised to see who it was.
Crystal61 More than 1 year ago
Loved this story!! And the series!! There was a lot of danger and vengeance with enough secrets to keep me interested. I had been waiting for Sylvi's story so I could learn about her past. I was not disappointed. She was strong and passionate, and dedicated to revenge for her family's deaths. Ian made a wonderful partner for her with his own passion and trust in Sylvi. Together they made a wonderful couple. I received a copy of this story through Netgalley, and this is my unsolicited review.
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
WOW!! What an exceptional Scottish Romance! What's not to love, feisty lasses, brawn Highlanders, mystery, suspense, intrigue, danger, secrets, and the premise of finding a HEA. I absolutely adored the H/H in this story. They are powerfully independent, definitely engaging and will totally steal your heart. I grabbed from the first chapter and never let go, though out the entire story. Fast paced, adventure filled, compelling, intriguing and captivating. I could not stop reading. Didn't want to miss a thing. This is a definite keeper! A must read. "I voluntarily received a complimentary copy, however,  these are my honest opinions. I was in no way required nor compensated to write a review." Reviewer: AprilR
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
WOW!! What an exceptional Scottish Romance! What's not to love, feisty lasses, brawn Highlanders, mystery, suspense, intrigue, danger, secrets, and the premise of finding a HEA. I absolutely adored the H/H in this story. They are powerfully independent, definitely engaging and will totally steal your heart. I grabbed from the first chapter and never let go, though out the entire story. Fast paced, adventure filled, compelling, intriguing and captivating. I could not stop reading. Didn't want to miss a thing. This is a definite keeper! A must read. "I voluntarily received a complimentary copy, however,  these are my honest opinions. I was in no way required nor compensated to write a review." Reviewer: AprilR
FromTheSouth More than 1 year ago
I’ll start this review by saying Sylvia, the heroine, was my favorite type of Highland lass. This girl’s got game, folks. Stealthy, warrior type assassin skills meant she could definitely protect herself. Set on a course of patient revenge, she’s had to wait years before finally stumbling upon the trail of her most hated enemy. Not to worry though, she’s made plenty good use of that time by training her mind and body to be a lethal weapon. Ian Campbell, the hero, was a complication she didn’t see coming. Paid to steal his last breathe, she ultimately ends up hatching a plan to save it. Surprisingly these two end up having each other’s back and losing their hearts to one another in the process, all while fighting and pursuing bad guys. Ian was pretty much enraptured by Sylvia the moment he laid eyes on her, despite death staring him right in the face. This alpha good guy hero found she got his blood pumping and gave him a sense of purpose his life had been missing. Though his flirting seemed to fall on deaf ears at first, she slowly but surely realized just how committed he was to helping her right a wrong and being her protector. It was poor Percy, an associate of Sylvia’s, that really got the rug pulled out from under her. She was the shy/extremely beautiful one who also had the brains to match. You see, apparently she was the mastermind of some cool gadgets that often helped this posse of female fighter power team out of some tough spots. What happened to her left me reeling and even ticked. I just think the author went too far to use that as a setup for Percy’s own drama. She could have used something less permanent and painful in order to open a door so Percy’s perfect man could waltz in and sweep her off her feet. Liv, another female friend/associate, isn't left out either, folks. Though her romantic wrap up doesn't receive much of the spotlight. Karma ends up dealing with a certain someone who decides to betray this gang of banded together by loyalty team of avengers. With most of the storyline revolving around Sylvia, I was surprised the last 20% morphed into another subplot involving Ian’s family. Sure, there was a common tie, but I felt the storyline was ready to come to a close. Instead, more explosive drama/fallout from the past continued to happen. Book 1 - Highland Spy Book 2 - Highland Ruse Book 3 - Highland Wrath Title: Highland Wrath, Series: The Mercenary Maidens (Book 3), Author: Madeline Martin, Pages: 300, stand-alone but part of a series, warrior type heroine set on revenge, alpha good guy hero, very steamy scenes, non-virgin main couple, flashbacks of bloody violence, some graphic, bloody violence, attempted rape scene, not your average tea sipping type Scottish romance. (I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book via NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I was not given any payment or compensation for this review, nor is there any affiliation or relationship between this reviewer and the author/publisher/NetGalley.)
LinHen52 More than 1 year ago
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Oh my goodness! Ms. Martin has outdone herself with this story. The entire series is amazing and this 3rd and final book in the series is perfect! In this book, Sylvi is an assassin searching for the man responsible for killing her family. Ian is the oldest son of a powerful laird. They unexpectedly join forces and set out to find the man responsible for the murders. Ms. Martins’ brilliant writing allows you to feel all the characters are feeling; love and hatred, hurt and betrayal, hope and forgiveness. Do they dare to take a chance on love? This is a must read. You won’t want to put this book down. You’ll laugh out loud and cheer them on all the way.
clarkws More than 1 year ago
Highland Wrath is book three in the Mercenary Maidens series. I have enjoyed all three books and this installment does not disappoint. Sylvi is the mysterious trained assassin who wears a ribbon around her neck. She is a battle hardened warrior until she is sent to kill Ian Campbell and finds herself attracted to the light hearted rogue. This story is a very complex look at a person’s response to trauma and the repercussions that follow. Sylvi has experienced devastating circumstances and survived. But her heart is plagued with wanting revenge. Will she choose love or will she choose revenge? Martin does an excellent job of delving into Sylvi’s psyche. Her obsession with avenging her family slowly eats away at her and affects her decisions. There are some wonderful romantic scenes. I really enjoyed the hero’s character as well. His light hearted banter moves the story along.
BookReview4you More than 1 year ago
Highland Wrath by Madeline Martin is book Three in The Mercenary Maidens series. This is the story of Sylvi and Ian. I have read the previous books (and loved them!) but you can make this a standalone book if you choose to do so. For those of us who have read the previous books we have been wanting Sylvi story. Sylvi's family was attacked and killed when she was just a very little girl, she too was attacked but survived. Since that survival she has been working her way toward revenge. Sylvi has been learning how to fight and kill to get that revenge finally getting accepted by 'My Lady'. 'My Lady' is the opposite of that title and Sylvi has been wanting to be trained by her. Now all these years later Sylvi has turned into a fighting/killing machine but still not getting her desire for revenge. When taking a 'job' to kill Ian she finds him a hard man to kill but then learns he might be the key to getting her revenge. This series has put the heroines is strong roles that you sometimes don't see in romance books. They are equal to the men but there is still the great romance story that we love. Who recommend this book greatly...loved it!
Pompie1999 More than 1 year ago
Oh! Be still my heart. This book was mesmerizing, poignant, sweet, fulfilling, and the absolute perfect ending to the series. My heart beat faster and faster as Sylvi and Ian along with Percy, Isobel, My Lady and Liv draw nearer and nearer to the mercenaries who murdered Sylvi’s family. Can six stand against dozens? There is non-stop action, an exceptional storyline, a mystery that keeps you guessing right up until the end, wonderful, lovable and relatable characters and I absolutely could not put it down once I read the first word. Sylvi has intrigued me since the first book in the series. I knew she had an epic tale to tell and I was certainly correct in that. She’s strong, intelligent and determined to avenge the deaths of her entire family. Her family was ruthlessly murdered when she was only eight years old – she was the only one to have survived having her throat cut. She closed down all of her feelings except her desire for revenge and she trained her body to be a killing machine. She had followed and copied the moves of someone she referred to as My Lady until the lady finally noticed her and agreed to teach her. It is seventeen years later and Sylvie is now at her peak – all she has to do is find them. All she knows is that the leader has only half of his left ear. To keep herself and the other ladies afloat, Sylvi occasionally accepts jobs – even sometimes taking the life of someone else. She has just such a job now. She is to find and kill Ian Campbell and take his body to the people who want him dead. However, Ian isn’t quite as easy to kill as she thought – and when she hears what he has to say while he’s guessing who paid her to kill him – well, she doesn’t want him dead any longer. Together they come up with a plot to make the villains think Ian is dead so Sylvi can follow them when they take his body back to their leader. Ian Campbell is the oldest son of Laird Campbell, but he’s renounced his position as heir because he has no desire to be the kind of man his father is. His brother Kyle can have the job. Laird Campbell is a harsh laird and rules with a firm hand. When Ian's father committed an act Ian couldn’t live with, Ian left home and has drifted aimlessly in the year since then. He even spent a few months with a band of mercenaries. Ian is instantly intrigued and attracted to the lovely lass who has just tried to murder him in his sleep. Yet, somehow, for some reason, he trusts her with his life. So, when she suggests an outrageous plan, he goes along with it. Once Sylvi gets her revenge, it doesn’t feel quite so sweet. Something is missing and she discovers yet another mystery she has to solve – this was all even more tragic than she originally thought. Be prepared for a wild ride of revenge, love, betrayal and multiple HEA’s in this tightly plotted, perfectly executed ending to a wonderful series. I highly recommend it. You can read it as a stand-alone, but goodness I don’t know why you’d want to – the first two books in the series are wonderful too! I almost forgot to mention -- there is a to-die-for epilogue. I absolutely think all books need an epilogue, but this one sets the example of what all of the others should be like. All I can say is - Well Done Ms. Martin!
georgia1 More than 1 year ago
"How much did they pay you to kill me?" This is a highly emotional charged story with fantastic and passionate characters that held me spellbound until I turned the last page. A group of women who have all trained to be mercenaries with our heroine Sylvi taking the lead in this amazing tale. Since she was left on her own at a young age, Sylvi's focus has been revenge. When one of her for hire kills is Ian, she ends up saving him so that he can help her in her quest for the men who killed her parents. Ian has a few demons of his own and as he stays with Sylvi more is revealed about her life and his own. Working with the other Mercenary Maidens, they begin their quest. But there are hard truths that come to life and suspense that will keep you holding your breath as you turn the page. Action, adventure, betrayal, heartbreak, Agnes Jowls (yes have to read to understand that one!) and some intense moments of happiness and sadness set the stage for this to be one of the best books I have read this year. I truly am sorry this series has come to an end, but I know there will be many more wonderful books by Madeline Martin to keep me going!!
Kat Wiley More than 1 year ago
The story we have all been waiting for, Sylvi’s story! Highland Wrath by Madeline Martin is the 3rd and final book in the Mercenary Maidens series though it is written in a series it can be read as a standalone but, I highly recommend you read all three books. Highland Wrath was everything I was so anticipating to read and did not disappoint me. Madeline is an amazing writer, her storylines are original and her characters are so wonderful. I could not put Highland Wrath down. She is truly one of the best and I have read all her books. This story is so thrilling, it has tough women, spies, trust, revenge, death, deception, grief, understanding, friendships, murder, abduction, but does it have love? You will just have to read this book to find out and I highly recommend that you do. You won’t be disappointed. Travel back to 1601 Scotland with Sylvi to see if she can find love and seek revenge so that she maybe at peace. ***This book was gifted to me and I am voluntarily reviewing.
Rhonda_Jones More than 1 year ago
Highland Wrath By Madeline Martin Sylvi has a job to, she must kill Ian Campbell. As she sets out to do her job, she learns that Ian is the key to finding the man with half an ear who killed her family. So she fakes Ian’s death and they set out to find Reginald and his men. On this journey Sylvi is a hardened warrior searching for revenge. Ian is a carefree charmer running from his problems at home. Sylvi and Ian learn to trust one another, but it is Sylvi who learns to love. Ian makes Sylvi feel again and it starts to take the focus off her revenge. With the help of her mentor and friends, Sylvi gets her revenge and love, but at the cost of betrayal and the lost of a friend. I thoroughly enjoyed Sylvi and Ian, Sylvi slowly learned to trust outside her circle and rethink her revenge plot. Ian and Sylvi’s chemistry was exceptional, loved how Sylvi handled herself against her enemies. I recommend this book to everyone.
nku More than 1 year ago
Highland Wrath (The Mercenary Maidens, #3) by Madeline Martin.. Fantastic series....thanks to #NetGalley for allowing me to preview this book. Sylvi...her whole family murdered (by a man missing part of his ear)...she is looking for vengeance ...trained by "My Lady"... Hired to assassinate a man...she misses her mark and ends up working with Ian... A laird's son who left his home and is trying to find his place. This story has all the feelings... Sad, happy, funny, sexy, and some mystery and violence .... And then there is a good cast of characters ...all the way to a HEA.