Review: Tormented by Jolie Vines

Today, we’re celebrating the release of Tormented, the latest installment in Jolie Vines’ Wild Mountain Scots series! I was gifted an ARC, so let’s talk about it!

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Trigger/Content Warnings

This book contains violence, extreme sports, attempted sexual assault, kidnapping, mentions of abuse, mentions of arranged underage marriages, mentions of potential non-con.


Overall Rating: 5 stars

Spice Rating: 3 chili peppers

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Character Development

Gabe and Effie. I’m honestly not sure which one I love more. I think it might be Effie though…

Learning more about Gabe’s story and what challenges he and his family faced was riveting. Effie is a certified badass and I love the mentorship she shows to Gabe’s sister and her “I am woman hear us roar” attitude. It was empowering for me to read. 

Gabe’s relationship with his siblings was heartwarming, gut wrenching, and emotional to read. It was beautiful and tragic, and seeing their relationships mend and grow was absolutely amazing.

I’d love to see a book about Ariel one day!

It was also so awesome the relationship between Gordain (one of my OG favorites) and Gabe. Loved it so much.


Overall, this plot was so engaging and lovely. The whole time I was on the edge of my seat trying to figure out who was behind everything. And every time I thought I had figured it out, Jolie threw a twist that had me questioning everything!

Gabe and Effie are just super hot, and the spice was delicious.

Tormented was so much fun to read and I read it in one sitting, of course. Jolie’s books can never be described as anything other than engaging. I was hooked from the first page to the last.

World Building

Diving back into the McRae clan world was like coming home, and I loved every second of it. We got to see our faves come back for a bit, and it was so much fun to read.

Last Thoughts

I am super bummed that this might be the last book on the McRae clan land, but I am super excited to see how the Dark Island Scots series ties in! Undoubtedly, we’ll get to see some of our favorites make return appearances!


Book Information

He’s flying from danger. She’s heading straight for it.


Lying low and staying off the radar is a matter of life or death for my family. We escaped just in time to our Scottish hideaway, and safety is far from assured. I shouldn’t be flirting with a strong willed lass. But Effie is good for my stubborn, unhappy sister, and spending time with her is no hardship when she sets my pulse racing. I can handle being tormented. I’ve survived worse.

Effie My love for extreme sports has taught me to be fearless. Gabe wants me, so I’ll make him an offer he can’t refuse. If I can get him to relax his tight control, sparks are going to fly. But someone is harassing me. Taking pot shots without showing their face. I need to work out who before it escalates and destroys the sanctuary of the very people I want to protect.

Buy Tormented

Read Book 1 of the Wild Mountain Scots

Read the Marry the Scots series

Read the Wild Scots series

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