Deception of a Highlander

Heart of the Highlands

Book 1
Diversion Books
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"A promising debut​.​"—​PUBLISHERS WEEKLY​

Scottish Romance doesn't get much steamier—or more dangerous—than a spy hunting her quarry, and losing her heart to him instead.

To pay a seemingly impossible debt, Mariel Brandon has become a spy for Aaron, one of England's deadliest minds. Aaron's latest mission for the sharp-witted and daring Mariel is to find two people in a heavily fortified castle on the Isle of Skye, a castle headed by the clan MacDonald and the powerful Kieran. Mariel is to seduce Kieran and get him to take her to Skye. If she succeeds, Aaron promises to let Mariel's young brother go, and to free both of them from their debt. If she fails, her brother will die.

What she doesn't count on is craving Kieran MacDonald almost immediately upon meeting him. Now Mariel must keep a secret from Kieran—one that could get them both killed—as she tries to form a plan that will save her brother, get her out from under Aaron's thumb once and for all, and keep her in Kieran's strong arms forever.
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About the author

Madeline Martin lives in Jacksonville, Florida with her two daughters and a menagerie of pets. She graduated from Flagler College with a degree in Business Administration and works for corporate America. Her hobbies include rock climbing, running, doing Mud Runs and just about anything exciting she can do without getting nauseous. She grew up in Europe and still enjoys traveling overseas whenever she can find the time to get away. Her favorite place to visit thus far: Scotland.

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Publisher
Diversion Books
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Published on
Apr 28, 2015
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Pages
248
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ISBN
9781626816312
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Scottish
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USA Today bestselling author Madeline Martin delivers the much-anticipated second in the Mercenary Maidens series, which thrills like only a stellar Scottish Romance can.

“A solid thread of teamwork and family, provided by the strong supporting cast of Ariana’s fellow spies underlies the romance...creating a community that will surely thrive as the series continues.” —Publishers Weekly on Highland Spy

Kaid MacLeod couldn’t protect his clan from an unimaginable slaughter that killed his father and took the lives of many of his people. Wracked with guilt, he knows retaliation will only bring more death, but his clan thirsts for revenge and all seems lost...until Kaid discovers his nemesis’s betrothed will be traveling through Scotland. Abducting this innocent woman will give him the leverage he desperately needs to end the continuing massacres and bring peace to his clan. Though he is loath to do so, it's the least bloody solution he can see.

Delilah Canterbury has been striving to make her own way for a long time. One of many children, with no money or noble blood to fall back on, Delilah dreamt of joining the court of King James. After her beauty earned her one tender night with the king, he spurned her on a whim, causing her to lose not just her chance at a better life, but her reputation. In dire straits, her life was saved when she was taken in by a group of female spies and taught their deadly skills. Now, testing her prowess, she is disguised as Lady Elizabeth, daughter of a well-known noble, betrothed of a Scottish laird, and a target in the war between clans.

Kidnapped by Kaid, Delilah's mission as a decoy is near completion, but when she finds herself attracted to the very man she's supposed to deceive, will Delilah lose control and risk her very life in the process? Will finding out who Delilah really is be Kaid's undoing, and that of his entire clan?

“A large cast of characters, plenty of adventure and heated love scenes.” —RT Book Reviews on Highland Spy
She has hardly any choices left, and they're all dangerous...

With her clan on the wrong side of the struggle for the Scottish throne, heiress Daphne Macleod, once the toast of the court, is out of options.

Norris Sutherland, heir to the Earl of Sutherland, once helped Daphne escape an unwanted betrothal, but she walked away from him without a backward glance.

Now after her fall from privilege and on the run from a vicious clan leader who wants to marry her, then murder her for her (supposed) hidden fortune, Daphne needs Norris more than ever. But he may be lost forever...unless she can somehow convince him to forgive her.

A romantic tale of the Scottish highlands, readers of Lora Leigh, Connie Brockway and Amanda Scott will be waiting to be swept up in this 15th century Scottish Historical Romance.

The Sutherlands Scottish Highlander series:
The Highlander's Prize, Book #1
The Trouble With Highlanders, Book #2
How To Handle A Highlander, Book #3
The Highlander's Bride Trouble, Book #4

What readers are saying about The Trouble With Highlanders:

"It is a love story and a struggle of trust between lovers, family and clan."

"love, romance, laughter, tears, heartbreak, anger, fighting, mystery, intrigue, and a very interesting ending!!"

"steamy romance and intrigue."

"Historical romance is truly alive and well"

"the passion these two characters shared that developed into such a beautiful romance."

"Power, Romance, and Action! What else do you need?"

"an EXCITINGLY SEXY Highlander romance"

What reviewers are saying about The Trouble With Highlanders:

"Wine's crisp writing, intricate plot, and deep insights into clan politics make this a fun and satisfying read " —Booklist

"I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good sizzling Highland romance." —Swept Away By Romance

"Magical...Mary Wine keeps the adrenaline pumping with sizzling love scenes."-Long and Short Reviews

"An exciting, sexy tale...action-packed, suspense-filled historical romance."-Romance Junkies

"This fabulous story...will remind you why Scottish highlanders are incredibly sexy."-The Romance Reviews

What everyone is saying about Mary Wine's Scottish Highland Historical Romances:

"NOT TO BE MISSED."-Lora Leigh, New York Times #1 bestselling author

"Whenever I pick up a book by Mary Wine I know I'm going to be engrossed in the story for hours. 4.50 / 5 - Reviewer Top Pick" —Night Owl Reviews

"Satisfying, sexy, and well-written romance" —Historical Novels Review

"Mary Wine...makes the reader feel the primal, sexual attraction of the hero and heroine." —Long and Short Reviews

"Mary Wine brings history to life with major sizzle factor."-Lucy Monroe, USA Today bestselling author of For Duty's Sake

"Dramatic and vivid...Scorching love scenes threaten to set the sheets aflame."-Publishers Weekly Starred Review

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