Mary Wine~~ 4 1/2 and 5 Star Reviews
Lord Curan Ramsden has dreamed about returning home to a loving bride who awaits him with open arms. Instead, he finds a bride who has been packed up and is ready to ride off to marry another man. Bridget's father has sent word that she is to marry at once, but that is not Curan. When Curan sees Bridget for the first time in three years, she is even more beautiful than she was in his dreams. He has to make her see that her duty to her father should not stand in the way of their love for each other.
Bridget is very distressed over the letter she received from her father. She is to come to him and marry a man that she does not love or even like. As a dutiful daughter, she feels she must follow her father's wishes to save her family from the King's wrath. The promise to Curan is one that she holds dear, and once they kiss, her heart is all his. Can love win over family, social status, and the mystery surrounding this marriage request?
In Mary Wine's Improper Seduction, the reader will take an exciting journey of mystery, seduction, romance, and love. This book will leave the reader satisfied with every word, but excited that they can turn the page for more of this delightful read.
Keir McQuade could not believe that he was now Laird McQuade. That title was the last thing he had ever wanted. With two older, vibrantly healthy brothers, and a healthy, strong, warrior father, Keir had never even given any thought that he might some day inherit his father's title. Now, thanks to his father's greedy insistence on continuing an old abandoned Scottish tradition of raiding his neighbor's lands, the laird and his two eldest sons had been summoned to court to answer for their crimes. While there, Laird McQuade became enraged when James Stuart, King of England and Scotland, did not immediately agree with him; so he and his sons tried to attack the king, permanently scarring a young lady‑in‑waiting in the process, and were immediately killed by the king's guards. Now Keir McQuade, new clan laird, had come to court to try and restore his family's name by making peace with the king and swearing his undying fealty. He knew it wasn't going to be easy, but he had brought a large bag of coin with him, if necessary to help ease his way, and, as long as it didn't involve losing his dignity or pride Keir was willing to do anything to restore his clan's respectability and gain peace.
Helena Knyvett, sister to the powerful soon‑to‑be Earl of Knyvett, had been groomed to take her place in court for as long as she could remember. Her brother Edmund had been at court since a young man and embodied everything about court life that Helena hated. He was vain, domineering, cruel and rude, and felt the only thing Helena was good for was an advantageous marriage. She was under his tight rein while serving at court, and she hated every minute of it. All the intrigue, spying and back‑stabbing made her head ache. Helena had no life of her own. She was either at the Queen's beck and call or her brother's. Even marrying wouldn't improve her lot, for then she would be at the mercy of her husband, who would probably be in his dotage so Edmund wouldn't have to wait too long for him to die and he could take over her finances. Suddenly, Helena spied an extremely large Scotsman and his men enter court, and she knew she had found an answer to her problems.
Bedding the Enemy is a typical Mary Wine historical. The Scots are big, gorgeous and gently fierce in their kilts, and their women are in distress, but anything but weak, with a will as fierce as the hero. The sex is beyond hot, and we wouldn't have it any other way. This is one of those good historicals that you want to curl up with every once in awhile and just lose yourself in the story. It is a continuation story, but stands equally well alone.