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The Highlander's Captive (Highland Rogues #3) by Mary Wine. Historical Romance Release & ARC Review.

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Stealing brides is a tradition...

In the Highlands, strength is the currency of choice, and if you can't protect what is yours, be prepared to pay a ransom.

Annis is a prize. Born of a royal blood line, the fact that she's illegitimate isn't really important. With her mother gone, her kin barter her and send her off to Scotland, where her husband's family is eager to see her produce heirs to their line with impeccable lineage.

Rolfe Munro is sick unto death of the topic of marriage. His marriage is one everyone seems to have an opinion of. So, when his father offers him the chance to escape the Munro stronghold for a bit, Rolfe happily takes the chore! But he knows it's only a brief respite.

Duty is the other currency of the Highlands. He's the son of the laird, and he'll have to settle down or risk leaving the clan in a fight when he dies.

Still, he's not ready to steal a bride. Even when his fool cousin takes one and needs rescuing. Rolfe isn't going to get involved beyond making sure his cousin survives. That's his plan. And it's a firm one. At least, until he lays eyes on Annis. Rolfe has seen his share of pretty women.

Annis is different. Her allure is something he can't put into words or ignore, it would seem.

By the time he escorts them to his cousin's stronghold, all Rolfe is thinking about is how to steal Annis away.


Annis knows her only value is her bloodline.  She has been bartered as a bride and now she is widowed that same blood will see her stolen and made a captive more than once. For women of that era marriage and breeding heirs is sometimes the only worth they have,  especially when they are used to make alliances. 
Rolfe Monroe is sent by his aunt to stop his cousin from doing something stupid.  Capturing brides is seen as a normal way of life in Scotland.  An English one with Royal blood is very valuable.  
This is a Highland / historical romance with fabulous characters.  We actually get two brave heroines. One of which I think will be the main heroine in the next story.  Our hero is a dutiful son who wants to please his father but sometimes a man has to follow his heart. 
Lots of twists and turns to this story,  and a teaser for the next book at the end.  
Great fun. 


Mary Wine has written over twenty novels that take her readers from the pages of history to the far reaches of space. Recent winner of a 2008 EPPIE Award for erotic western romance, her book LET ME LOVE YOU was quoted “Not to be missed…” by Lora Leigh, New York Times best-selling author.

When she’s not abusing a laptop, she spends time with her sewing machines…all of them! Making historical garments is her second passion. From corsets and knickers to court dresses of Elizabeth I, the most expensive clothes she owns are hundreds of years out of date. She’s also an active student of martial arts, having earned the rank of second degree black belt.

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