Between a Highlander and a Hard Place (Highland Weddings, #5) by Mary Wine

Between a Highlander and a Hard Place (Highland Weddings, #5)

A fierce Englishwoman on the runA Highland Laird who needs a proper wifeAnd a desire neither can resistAthena Trappes thinks she's in love...until she discovers the scoundrel only wanted her as his bit on the side. Enraged, she does what any spirited Englishwoman would do: set fire to his belongings, incur his dangerous wrath, and flee—immediately. With nowhere else to turn, she seeks freedom in the wilds of Scotland.Highland Laird Symon Grant ...

Details Between a Highlander and a Hard Place (Highland Weddings, #5)

TitleBetween a Highlander and a Hard Place (Highland Weddings, #5)
Release DateNov 6th, 2018
PublisherSourcebooks Casablanca
GenreRomance, Historical Romance, Historical, Adult, Historical Fiction, Adult Fiction

Reviews Between a Highlander and a Hard Place (Highland Weddings, #5)

  • Dianne
    Highland Laird Symon Grant lost his first wife in childbirth. To keep his bloodline alive he needs to marry again, but he wants a woman with spirit. Little did he know the dancing beauty he saw and craved was a feisty Englishwoman fleeing the wrath of the man whose home she destroyed after he destroyed her dreams.Is Athena Trappe the perfect woman to bear Symon’s children? BETWEEN A HIGHLANDER AND A HARD PLACE by Mary Wine is a wonderful, easy ...
  • Lover of Romance
    This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from Sourcebooks Casablanca in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*May Contain Spoilers*Between A Highlander and a Hard Place is the next book in the Highland Weddings series. Each book has added some depth of courtly intrigue and we definitely get some delightful and mysteries that come into pl...
  • Barbara Rogers
    Series: Highland Weddings #5Publication Date: 10/30/18This book was filled with excitement and suspense. I really loved our hero, Laird Symon Grant. He was so sweet and so honorable – not to mention handsome and strong. As for the heroine, Athena, I just never warmed up to her. I did like her better toward the end, but for most of the book, I just wanted to knock her on her noggin and ask her what was wrong with her. I also have to wonder when,...
  • Sissy's Romance Book Review
    Between a Highlander and a Hard Place is book 5 in the Highland Weddings series. This is the story of Symon Grant and Athena Trappes. I have read the other books in this series but feel you can make this a standalone book if you wish to do so. Athena thought herself in love and on the edge of getting married but then that man turned mean and said he was going to make her his mistress. Athena ran away from him which lead her to Symon. Symon was a ...
  • Tracy Emro
    Symon Grant needs to marry, he and his cousin Brenda are the last of their line and both childless and widowed. Symon cared for his wife and has mourned her for four long years, but the time to move on has come - he owes his clan an heir.Athena Trappes is the on the brink of marrying Galwell, the son of Baron Scrope. He has asked for her hand and promises to see to the contracts soon. But when Galwell betrays her, Athena has to flee or see her fa...
  • Caitlyn Lynch
    I felt really sorry for Athena, the heroine of this story. Fleeing London disguised as a boy because her other options were unpalatable at best (become a wealthy man’s mistress or go to jail for setting fire to his house when he attacked her) she keeps ending up in dreadful situations caused by most of the men around her behaving like complete asshats. It’s no wonder she’s had an absolute gutful of being pushed around and told what to do wh...
  • Minx -The Genre Minx Book Reviews
    Between a Highlander and a Hard Place is a historical romance but it also has historical figures that are a part of the main plot. I did find this rather interesting but at the same time I actually felt that it took away from the story. The romance, which was the main focus, had less time to develop in order to give space for the historical characters and the parts that they play but without there being any true development of the historical char...
  • Vika aka ♔ of GIF & Grumpy Smut-ateer *P/T Freebie Fairy
    Enter GIVEAWAY & read an EXCERPT HERE.Mary Wine just has the ability to effortlessly transport you to the Highlands with a few sentences. While this story begins in England where our heroine, Athena Trappes, daughter born of scandal is being duped into being mistress to a jerk of a lord. In order to save her reputation and save her family from shame she goes on the run to Scotland.  Unfortunately, actually fortunatly, she arrives there under d...
  • Erica Chilson
    I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads 3 Frustrating Stars Between a Highlander and a Hard Place is the 5th installment of the Highland Weddings and can easily be read as a standalone without any confusion had by a new reader. I'm mixed on the rating and how I feel about the novel overall. The entertainment value. The overall emotion I felt while reading was frustration. The mystery suspense angle overshadowed any and...
  • Cali Jewel
    A quick, yet highly entertaining marriage of necessity romantic adventure filled with danger, excitement and passion.... enjoyed this visit to the highlands. Athena Trappes is high spirited and enraged when the man she believes she loves only wants her for a bit of side play (burning his things might have been a bit rash).... now she is seeking safety in the wilds of Scotland. Highland Laird Symon Grant lost his wife long ago and is being pressur...
  • WycEd Reader
    Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review TeamErica – ☆☆☆3 Frustrating StarsBetween a Highlander and a Hard Place is the fifth installment of the Highland Weddings and can easily be read as a standalone without any confusion had by a new reader.I'm mixed on the rating and how I feel about the novel overall. The entertainment value. The overall emotion I felt while reading was frustration. The mystery suspense angle overshadowed any and all roman...
  • Amy ~ Love At 1st Read
    There’s not much better than a highland romance. I love the strong women who stand up to and challenge the burly Scottish laird. And there’s nothing sexier than a Scottish brogue and a kilt that makes you wish for a stiff breeze. Aside from those physical elements, what I love most is the loyalty and duty to clan in these stories. Between a Highlander and a Hard Place has all that and more wrapped up in a fast-paced, action packed historical ...
  • Debbie Glenn Brown
    Athena Trappes an English woman thinks she's in love that is until she discovers the scoundrel who she wants to marry, Galwell, only intends to bed her and not wed her. When she refuses and just about burns his house down he then threatens everything she holds dear so Athena had no alternative but to flee England as quickly as possible. Her Uncle encourages her to dress as a boy and travel with his friend a traveling cloth merchant traveling thro...
  • Blodeuedd Finland
    I am really starting to hate the Edinburgh court and those dang lowlanders! Curse them all to hell! There is some hate from the previous books (you should read them and curse the court too).To the book. Athena is English. She lives with her goldsmith uncle. A nobleman said he would marry her and she likes him. And obviously something is to go wrong because how else would a handsome Scot have her. That English nobleman, oh how I cursed his name an...
  • nick
    Mary Wine's Highland Wedding series has been a consistently entertaining historical romance series for me. I've been enjoying these books, these characters, and the setting tremendously. I'm always eager to pick up a new book with these books. Between a Highlander and a Hard Place was one I certainly could not miss, especially with that stunning cover. While I enjoyed my time with this 5th book, I have to admit that the books are starting to all ...
  • Lori D
    If the title alone does not draw you in, the storyline will. This is the first book I have read by Mary Wine and now I only want to read more!! The heroine Athena Trappes is a very high spirited lady who, when angry can be wrath itself! She is in love (or imagines she is) and is thinking she will marry Galwell, but he only wants her in his bed. She sets fire to his things and runs as fast as she can to the wilds of Scotland. She dresses as a boy ...
  • Pelusa Rivera
    Rcvd an ARC at no cost to author..(netgalley) Well this had a lot of stuff going on, I mean a lot and then the ending you could consider it a cliff-hanger. Athena is broken hearted because the guy she thought she was supposed to marry really did not want to marry her but have her as a mistress. While fleeing she sees Symon who she is captivated by and vice versa. Symon is a widower and he needs to get married and have an heir but he is also reluc...
  • Maggie Whitworth
    ❤❤❤❤💋💋Excellent series of books by Mary Wine .Highland adventures , with humour , amazing backdrops, wonderful plots , a couple of bad guys , and even more than a couple of highland hero’s , all mixed up with some feisty heroines , this is what makes a highland hit .It’s great to be able to pick up a book and know your going to enjoy it just from the first page . Recommended to all fans and first timers of this author. I receive...
  • Heather andrews
    At times Symon likes to tell his woman what he has planned, “I’m going to toss yer skirts, sweet Athena,” he promised her with a wicked gleam in his eyes. “And once I satisfy ye, I am going to strip ye bare and love ye until ye have no more strength to argue with me.” Symon thinks of his woman's needs, “get into bed and stay there, lass. I’ll be back in just a wee bit. Need to shave this beard off before I come near ye, or I’ll sc...
  • Melanie
    Highland Wedding series continues with Laird Symon Grant's happily ever after and Athena, a girl that unexpectedly stole his heart.The fast pace of this story, its villain and especially the hero, are what made this story worth the reading.Hope you get it!Melanie for b2bGift ARC provided by the publisher
  • Vanessa
    This was a great introduction book of Mary Wine and I will definitely be reading more romances from her.Athena is from a modest back ground who has her heart set on Galwell, a nobleman with the Queen's favor. After finding out he was using the idea of a betrothal as a way to instead black mail her into being his mistress, she rebels by tipping over a candle and lighting his house on fire!To escape the fate of imprisonment or being Galwell's mistr...
  • Heather Pearson
    A brawny highlander in a kilt comes to the rescue of a young woman without considering the consequences. He acted from his heart not his head. What is he going to do with a woman, obviously a respectable one, out in the Scottish wilds. Darn himself and his honourable ways. Now he'll have to go out of his way to return her to her family.I was hooked from that point, or actually, from the point I read he was wearing a kilt.The young lady is Athena ...
  • Ashley B
    *I received this book from NetGalley in return for an honest review*My ThoughtsOnce again, I have found a new author to fangirl over thanks to NetGalley.  Mary Wine created something beautiful with this book.  Beyond the plot and sizzling romance, she added a touch of real history that I loved!  You can tell that she did her research for this book.  From the chill of the highlands to the drafty corridors of the Laird's keep to the hearty food...
  • Hannah
    ARC REVIEW Highland Wedding #5, A quick fun read that can be read as a standalone. The ending does have a bit of a teaser for the next book but everything involving Athena and Symon story is concluded. This is only my second Mary Wine book but I enjoyed this one much more than the other. The story was good, the characters were likable and I liked how they interacted with each other. You could tell this is part of a series but the previous charact...
  • Barbee
    Book: Between a Highlander and a Hard Place by Mary WineSeries: Highland Weddings Book #5Reviewed by: Barb Massabrook (of)1)Tartan Book Reviews 2)Purple Tulip Book Reviews3)Celtic Barb’s Tartan Book Review Blog Heat Rating: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥Book Rating: 5/5 Stars/KiltsSymon GrantAthena TrappesGalwell finance villainGrant Tower, 1579 English English woman Athena Trappes is betrayed by her former finance Galwell. A man she trusted and loved no...
  • Carmella Siciliano
    I received this e-book via NetGalley and am voluntarily leaving my honest opinion.Athena, raised by her Uncle after her mother died, is a happy woman. She found a man she loves and loves her, her Uncle approves and she can't wait for her wedding. Her fiancé has not committed to a date though. Then her world falls apart when her fiancé informs her that his only plans for her is for her to be his Mistress because she wasn't good enough to be his ...
  • Bookish Llama
    ARC copy graciously provided by the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. I read a lot of historical romance and I am familiar with works of what feels like all of the well-established authors, but I have never even heard of Mary Wine. The storytelling in Between a Highlander and a Hard Place is quite unique for the genre. Historical figures and events really come into play in this novel. However, this is one of my pet peeves...
  • Mimi
    Thank you to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Casablanca for receipt of this ARC in exchange for an honest review.Another great Scottish romance by Mary Wine! I have read and thoroughly enjoyed all of her Scottish Romances. Her style of writing is very descriptive and provides clear visual images of the characters, castle-life, and the beauty of the Scottish countryside. She manages to weave together historical facts with romance, resulting in exciting ...
  • Deborah
    Athena is in love. Until she finds out the man she intends to marry is really a creep! He doesn't feel that she had the right pedigree for him to marry, but he intends to "keep" her as his mistress! Infuriated, Athena has words, sets his house aflame, and escapes! After getting away, her uncle helps her flee to Scotland until he can sort through the situation and call her back home.Laird Symon Grant is alone, having lost his wife and child during...
  • Glittergirl
    Athena Trappes is an abandoned orphan of a rebellious noble father and respectable working class mother. She was taken in my her maternal uncle Henry after he mother died in childbirth and shunned by her father's noble family when she was a girl and not a male heir. Her uncle is a successful gold-smith to rich nobles. Galwell Scrope is the second son of a Baron is her fiance she thinks is in love with. He refuses to marry her and wants to make he...