Review: Tamed by the Highlander by Madison Faye



Published April 8th, 2019

Blurb: The first rule when you’re arranged to marry a gorgeous, dominant Highland lord?

Don’t, under any circumstances, no matter how sinfully tempting he is, fall in love.




If I had it my way, I’d never get married. But then, it’s not up to me at all.

Because the gruff, muscled, gorgeous and powerful Highlander Lord Hamish Ballentyne has decided to claim me as his bride.


I’m determined to resist him. He may be beautiful, and dangerously brooding, and carrying around the shadows of the wars he’s fought in. But I will not be some lord’s property, and I refuse to be “his”.


Except one look into those dark, piercing eyes? One forbidden, pulse-quickening, toe-curling touch from his rough, strong hands? I can refuse to belong to him all I want, but the thing is…


…I might already be his.


He speaks to me like no man ever has. He touches me in ways I’ve only dreamed feverishly of. And he promises to take what can only be taken once.


And God help me, I’m ready to give it to him.



All the trope clichés. Lots of plaid. Wildly historically inaccurate. More alpha than you can shake a thistle at. Warning: not responsible for lost or ripped bodices. Reader beware.


As with all my books, this one is safe, with no cheating, and a HEA guaranteed.


May be spoilers:

Tamed by the Highlander is the 1st in the Kilts & Kisses series. It has 12 chapters and an epilogue and is about Hamish and Una.

Starting out we see that Una’s parents are taking her to Hamish as they arranged for them to get married. She’s never met him. She’s a virgin.

We learn that he seen her a while before their wedding and he wanted her at first sight. There is no talk whatsoever of any of his exes at all, so don’t know if he’s a virgin or how long he’s been celibate.

There are lots of hot, steamy scenes. When I say steamy, I mean very steamy, which were pretty great.

Slight ow drama from someone who makes her believe that she was with Hamish first and will be again. It hurt her for a minute until she talked to Hamish, but it really didn’t do anything to the story, she was only in that one part, never to be brought up again.

Little action towards the end with the vikings, but it was just a little.

I loved this story, but I love steamy stories. I do love a story that makes you smile. I thought it was a great read. Short, to the point. No cheating, no separations, blip of ow drama, no om drama.

Epilogue is, well, I don’t know how far out as I believe it’s just an introduction to their friends books. I do believe we’ll see a glimpse of them in future books. I love my epilogues, but this one was a bit of a letdown. Still a great story and I’ll be keeping an eye out for the next.

I gave it 4 out of 5 stars because of the epilogue. Thanks for reading.

Goodreads shelves: epilogue-married, faithful-since-meeting, fast-read, get-together-stay-together, hfn, instalove-lust, love-how-he-loves-her, no-cheating-between-mcs, no-push-pull, no-sex-scenes-with-ow-om, ow-drama, read, safe-for-me, short-to-the-point, steamy, virgin-heroine

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