Wicked Highland Ways

Wicked Highland Ways

by Mary Wine

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Overview

A fiery woman who won't be tamed
A powerful Highland chief by her side
A passion neither can deny

Brenda Grant's abusive first marriage taught her that she's better off on her own. But when her family threatens her freedom and demands that she remarry—to a man they've chosen—she makes a deal with a brawny Highland chief to escape.

Bothan Gunn is smitten by the woman who won't be tamed. He's helped her before—but can he do so now, when Brenda's complicated past threatens their lives? With danger closing in, their only chance at love and survival is to escape to the heart of the Highlands...

Highland Weddings Series:
Highland Spitfire (Book 1)
Highland Vixen (Book 2)
Highland Hellion (Book 3)
Highland Flame (Book 4)
Between a Highlander and a Hard Place (Book 5)
Wicked Highland Ways (Book 6)

Praise for Highland Hellion:
"A quick pace, exciting escapades, lively dialogue, and simmering sensuality...sweep readers away into a tale they can relish."—RT Book Reviews
"Wine's skillful pacing and thoughtful characterizations shine."—Publishers Weekly
"This period in Scotland's history comes alive and becomes real."—Night Owl Reviews, 5 stars, TOP PICK

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492655572
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 05/28/2019
Series: Highland Weddings Series , #6
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 33,365
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

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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Wicked Highland Ways 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
stanhope3234 3 months ago
I’ve read the other books in the series and I’ve been wanting for Brenda Grant to get her HEA. Bothan Gunn and Brenda Grant make the perfect pair. They are very well suited and and want to live life as they see fit. I want to say I loved this book but in truth I was disappointed. It dragged and just as it began to get exciting it would slow to a snakes pace again. The other books in the series are great books and I highly recommend them.
Historical_Romance_Lover 4 months ago
I loved Bothan and Brenda's story!! Bothan has been intrigued with Brenda since the day they met. When she is told to marry an evil Englishman by the king, he follows her to save her from her fate. In doing so, she is forced to marry him. This is exactly what Bothan wants, but Brenda never wanted to marry again. She doesn't want a man telling her what she can do. Can Bothan get Brenda to accept their marriage and the inevitable HEA? I have been waiting for Bothan and Brenda's story since the last book in the series and Wine did not disappoint!! I loved the bantering between these two. Theses two very strong willed individuals butted heads at every turn, but you could see that they were perfect for one another! The chemistry between theses two practically leapt off the page! This is the last book in the series, but I'm hoping there is a spin off series as there are a few secondary characters I would like to see get their HEA!
besu 4 months ago
This is a straight up historical fiction romance. Scottish chieftain Bothan Gunn is bent on stopping the finery Brenda Grant from going through with an arranged marriage to an Englishman who is only after her dowry. The marriage was arranged by the boy King of Scotland to appease a Stuart’s claim to land. Brenda had been in an arranged marriage before to an awful man who mistreated her. His deeds brought on his own demise but also made her resentful and mistrustful of men. Brenda is not iinterested in becoming a wife again but has resigned herself to her fate. Bothan is determined to win her over and become her husband. Still others have plans for her future regardless of what she wants. This was an okay story but not great. Brenda is annoying and sarcastic so it’s not understandable as to why Bothan wants her as his wife and he is persistent. There are a lot of despicable men who are only interested in the value of Brenda’s dowry. I didn’t really like any of the characters very much. There was some romance but mainly it was Bothan kissing Brenda that turned into sex. This book was just okay; not the worst I’ve read but not great either. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for giving me an ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.
MyBookAddictionandMore 4 months ago
Wicked Highland Ways (Highland Weddings Book 6) by Mary Wine is an awesome Scottish Romance. While, it is Book 6 in this series, it can be read as a stand alone. I would suggest the entire series, it's a great series. Set in 1570, Scotland and England. "Highland Weddings Series: Highland Spitfire (Book 1) Highland Vixen (Book 2) Highland Hellion (Book 3) Highland Flame (Book 4) Between a Highlander and a Hard Place (Book 5) Wicked Highland Ways (Book 6)" Be swept away into a mesmerizing, quick paced adventurous escapade, with lively dialogue, and simmering sensuality. Come along with Brenda Grant, who has been abused and used by men her whole adulthood and Bothan Gunn, ChiefLaird of the Gunn clan, powerful and determined to protect and save Brenda from another arranged marriage to another abusive husband. Danger, mistrust, deceit, betrayal, suspense, mystery, hatred, treachery, Royal edicts, a marriage arrangement, with heartwarming passion, joy, trust, love, and a HEA. Passionate and compelling! I loved Brenda throughout this entire series, always doing her duty and sacrificing her happiness for her family. Can she finally find her happiness with Laird Gunn? Bothan, would do anything to have Brenda at his side, including going against a Queen. Readers will be taken back to a tumultuous time between Scotland and England. Ms. Wine brings readers into the lives of her characters, with her breathtaking scenery and her characterization of all within the story. I hate to see this mesmerizing and compelling series come to an end, but can't wait for her next epic series to began. Well done!! A must read Scottish Romance by the talented Mary Wine. "I voluntarily received a complimentary copy, however,  these are my honest opinions. I was in no way required nor compensated to write a review." #WickedHighlandWays,#NetGalley, #MaryWine Rating: 5 Heat rating: steamy Reviewer: AprilR
ECD 4 months ago
What a great story. The action was nonstop. Our heroine Brenda Grant is a fiery highland lass. Living happily as a widow with her cousin, she left behind a life of abuse, distrust, lack of respect, humiliation and was treated like chattel. She vowed to never marry again and become the property of another. When the young king decrees her to be wed again to another deceitful, defrauding poseur, a charlatan Galwell Scrope. He was only after her dowry which was land. Brenda had no choice but to acquiesce to save her family name from being called traitors to the crown. A year ago, Chief Bothan Gunn vied for her hand in marriage but she refused. On her journey from Scotland to England to meet her fiancé, Bothan and his men follow her. He tries to rescue her but she refuses to renege her duty. Bothan has a plan unbeknownst to Brenda, he is going for a hail mary to free her from this sham of a wedding. I will not spoil it for you but it is really exhilarating how it comes about. The result of it has her wed to Bothan. The rest of the story is about her determination to exert her independent spirit that she will not be tamed or owned. She fights and fights and fights against Bothan calm and gentle advances. He knows her background and has vowed to never treat her like she had been. He wants her to learn to trust him. He wants her to want him as much as he wants her. Bothan is Chief among his clan. It is a higher honor than Laird. He is a warrior, just, full of respect for his men and others, he rules with concern and care for what is best for the clan and the individuals who may need more help. He has earned the trust of his men, the elders, the people and earned their undying loyalty. Brenda still does not understand the type of man Bothan is. But he is patient with her as he earns her trust. A truly moving story. Brenda gets a second chance at happiness. But it does not come easy for her and she definitely does not make it easy for Bothan to get close to her. An excellent story and I highly recommend it.
Tlbran 4 months ago
Wicked Highland ways is the last book in the series Highland Weddings. It is the first book I have read by this author and I really enjoyed it. It is a standalone book and I didn’t feel like I missed alot by not reading the previous books. Brenda is a widow who is being forced to remarry an English man. Bothan thinks Brenda is the one for him so he follows her to England and convinces the Queen to let him marry Brenda. I loved Bothan, he was so strong, patient, and sensitive to Brenda and her feelings. The book was well written and paced perfectly. I am going to have to read the previous books!
FaeScot 4 months ago
Adventure, highland brawn and plots, highland romance at its best. Highland Chief Bothan Gunn manages to end run both the Scot King James, English Queen Elizabeth, two Earls, and two potential grooms proving to Brenda he's worthy of her trust and love. This is a delicious and sensual story that seduced me all the way through. Duty drives so many in the past. That is all Brenda Grant has experienced as she was forced into horrible marriages for duty to her family. She just seeks to be loved and be allowed to make her own choices in life. At 16 her father married her into the Campbell clan as an alliance to protect her clan. The abuse and embarrassment she experienced from her husband was inexcusable. Once he died she had a period of peace under the protection of her cousin Symon. Then the Campbells arranged with King James of Scotland for her to marry Baron Galwell Scrope so they could keep their hands on her valuable dowry of land. Scrope was no better being a greedy weasel of a man trying to gain Queen of England Elizabeth Tudor's favoritism. Chief Bothan Gunn has been drawn to Brenda since he first met her. She possesses spark, passion and strength of will he craves. He rescued her once and he's set to do it again following her to England. He wants her for his woman. Bothan is a clever, smart and tactical man, well suited to be elected Chief of his clan. He outwits everyone in this story and I enjoyed it immensely. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced readers copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
AmyHi 4 months ago
First time I am reading this author. I have not read the previous books in this series. I enjoyed the two strong characters, especially Bothan. I look forward to reading more by this author. I received an ARC for my honest review.
georgia1 4 months ago
1579 Brenda was on the way to meet her new bethrothed. The daughter of the laird, her life was just a way to gain an alliance of other clans for gain. Her first husband had shown that it could be the worst of times and to have no illusions. "Yet there had been a time...when ye'd listened to songs of love and dreamed..." Well no more! Little did she know her knight was about to rescue her. Well... she did not feel that way about Chief Bothan Gunn, but he was determined to gain her back because he knew she was the woman for him. Yes, a little sigh worthy, but of course emotions were not that easy and Brenda was very jaded about men. He tries to take her but Brenda is determined in her duty to marry the man slated for her and help save her kin. But Bothan is determined and petitions the Queen for her and is given her hand to marry. Wow, can I just say that Brenda is so stubborn! Bothan is a wonderful man and only wants to make her his wife, but the journey to happiness is a long road! Hang on to your seat because this story goes quickly with a lot happening unexpectedly. Can these two, who seem really meant for each other and ignite the pages as you turn them be together? This is the first story by this author I have read and truly I cannot wait to read more! I read this through NetGallery Lori Dykes
Pompie1999 4 months ago
This was an excellent read, but as the end-of-series, it left something to be desired. That is one reason I didn’t give it a full five-stars – the other reason is that I got a little tired of the unyielding Brenda. I understood the trauma she’d been through, but she had some excellent examples of good men – like her cousin – to mitigate some of her distrust of men. Also, she never appreciated the fact that Bothan traveled all the way to England to save her – there was never a ‘thank you for saving me from a life of torture and degradation’. IMHO, she could have given in a bit earlier and moved things along so that there could be a nice epilogue that would include the other couples in the series. Maybe they could have been involved in the solution at the end if the author didn’t want to do an epilogue. It just needed something more for it to be the series finale. Chief Bothan Gunn met and was attracted to Brenda Grant a previous book. He tried to forget her and select a bride from among the many whose fathers had offered them in marriage. A sweet, docile, biddable woman that would give him children, run his home and do as he bid. Nothing like Brenda Grant who is a spitfire. He just couldn't convince himself to choose any of them. At the end of the last book, Between a Highlander and a Hard Place, the Scottish king had declared that Brenda had to travel to England to marry Galwell Scrope (don’t you love that name) in order to keep a coveted piece of property within the Campbell clan. Bothan promised Brenda’s cousin that he would rescue Brenda and assure that she didn’t marry the cruel Galwell. This book opens with Brenda being escorted to England by soldiers of Queen Elizabeth Tudor of England – and Bothan following them and planning how to liberate Brenda. I absolutely loved the way the liberation occurred – and it gave a lot of insight into how shrewd and cunning Bothan is. I really liked Bothan. He is a really good and honorable man and Brenda was very lucky to have him. Too bad she didn’t acknowledge that fact until it was almost too late. Brenda fights Bothan and her own feelings all the way back to Bothans home – where she is welcomed openly and lovingly by Bothan’s people. When Brenda is ‘stolen’ by Hamell Campbell, who intends to marry her because the Earl of Sutherland said he could, Bothan is off on another rescue mission – and this one may be even tougher than the last. I didn’t like the Earl of Sutherland at all, but his son was good. The Earl’s decree only forced Bothan to yet again prove what a wiley and clever man he is. I would definitely recommend this read, but as I said – I’d have appreciated something ‘more’ for a series finale. I adored Bothan and was so happy to see him finally get his HEA. I also liked Brenda, but not as much as Bothan. I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Pokeybooboo 4 months ago
This is the sixth and last book in Mary Wine's Highland Weddings series. I hate to see it end. I've read the last two books and really enjoyed them, and I plan to go back and read what I missed. If this is your first foray into this series, it totally stands alone. Brenda Grant, who we met in the last book, is a widow on her way to England to enter into a second unwanted marriage. Her first marriage was horrible, and this one will not be any better. Such is life in a time where women were treated as chattel and were used in order to gain land and wealth. All Brenda wants is to be her own woman and live life on her own terms. Bothan Gunn, the chief of his clan, previously met Brenda and desires to make her his. He follows her to England and manages to convince the Queen that Brenda shouldn't be forced to marry the fop to whom the King of Scotland promised her. The Queen agrees...but Brenda must marry Bothan! So much for not belonging to any man again. I just loved Bothan. Though a very strong, highly respected chief who wants his new wife, he understands how Brenda feels and gives her time to get used to him; he will not force her to consummate their wedding. He was a patient man with a teasing sense of humor. Though I really liked Brenda in the previous book, I got irritated with her here. Though I understood her issues, I got frustrated with the way she just would not give Bothan a chance. It took me a while to warm up to her, but eventually I did. The story got quite exciting in the last quarter, and I found myself tearing up. It was a good ending to the series. I received an ARC of this book courtesy of the publisher and NetGalley. I received no compensation for my review, and all thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.
CaroleBurant57 4 months ago
I am a very independent woman and I can't even imagine having my life planned out for me by men but back then, women had no say and that's how the heroine of this story, Brenda Grant, finds herself in the predicament she's in. She's quite enjoying being a widow after an unhappy forced marriage but is now being forced again into another marriage to a man she detests. All she wants is to be left alone and live her life the way SHE wants!! Along comes Highland Chief Bothan Gunn who has been smitten with Brenda since the first time he met her and proves his worth by coming to save her and ends up being married to her! She, in turn, is incensed at the thought of another man having control over her and even though their passion is strong, she keeps telling him she will be no man's chattel. Although I enjoyed the story, I thought it went on a bit too long with Brenda saying she didn't want a man, then having passionate sex with Bothan and then pushing him away, over and over again. Good thing Bothan had patience!! I was given a free copy of this book via NetGalley and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.