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Author: Maya Banks
Published By: Ballantine Books
Age Recommended: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
"Seduction of a Highland Lass" by Maya Banks was just another one of her excellent emotional, hot, sexy romantic reads that only she can produce for us. This was another Scottish historical novels...the second in the McCabe Trilogy where Alaric has been attacked and gets in the hands of an 'Angel or his devil' by the name of Keeley. Keeley was a 'healer' and tends Alaric wounds. Later, Alaric brothers comes and not only take Alaric to their home but also takes Keeley...against her will, however since she had been tossed out of her clan...and had some feeling for this man who was unconsciousness...she goes with the McCabe brothers and this wonderful read takes off to give us only a excellent amazing read that only this author can give to us.
The characters were all well defined with such personalities that only will kept the reader reading to only get more. Though Keeley had saved Alaric in the beginning...will Alaric be able to save her in the end? Will Alaric accept his responsibilities? Now, this is where I say in order to find out the answer to those questions you must pick up this second series.."Seduction of a Highland Lass" to find out what is in store for both of these two people. Be ready to laugh and even tear up some on the ride in this wonderful read.
I found "Seduction of a Highland Lass" a read that I could not put down until the end. If you are in for a excellent 'Scottish' romance you have come to the right place and I would definitely recommend this novel to you.
Audio-fiction ADDICT !
This series is SO GOOD! Though this book is slightly less impressive than the first book. But still it was an amazing one. The highland stories are so exciting. The characters are so attractive and the plot is so sensual.
The narrator is really good. I like that she reads in simple neutral English, then when talking out the characters, transforms into a good and understandable Scottish accent. Very well done performance.
For historical addicts like me, this is a fine treat ;)
Never judge a book by its movie
I loved the story line, the sub plots, and the family dynamics of the McCabe's. There is a lot going on in this story it flows beautfully
always loved Calen, the youngest McCabe brother. He tries so hard to be cynical,about women and love, but you can feel deep down, he wants love more than anything.
I was really sceptical l because she has an american accent,but that's only when she is reading a descriptive passage. But she was FANTASTIC, her Scots burr was bang on.for ALL the characters
The most moving scene is the beginning of the wedding, When the heroine (Keeley) watches hero (Alaric) wed her childhood friend Rionna.
It was beautiful, and so moving, this scene alone is worth the credit.
You will not regret downloading this book, or any book. I cannot wait until Caelen's story!!!
I was not expecting that much from this book, as I wasn't that engaged with the first novel. However, Banks has written a really lovely, sexy, heart-breaking and original highlander story. I thought the book was written and performed quite well.
I recommend this to all the highland lovers out there! Great characters who are fleshed out and complex! A truly wonderful romance between two lovers who were never meant to be together. Full of love, honor, loyalty and strength, this book was a joy to read!
I don't think you'll be disappointed! Can't wait for the next installment.
I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.
Yes, expecially if you liked the first book.
This is the second book in the series. I would advise you to try the first book then get this one. I have enjoyed this series very much. In fact I'm about to listen to the third one. If your a fan of highland romances then you really need to try these.
There was a common antagonist throughout the series that helped with the overall continuity of the storyline. Not to mention the great love scenes. Maya Banks is a great story teller.
I might have some problems with this author's "present time" romances, but her historical works are always a sure bet. Her characters, especially her female characters, are always endearing and competent, not showing an amazing lack of intelligence that so many historical romances do. Her writing gives enough sense of emotion without overdoing it, and is not inundated with so much "Shakespearian" prose. The narrator does a remarkable job with not giving the many characters silly sounding voices or having bad talking habits that distract the reader (listener) from this beautiful story.
I liked the story line and the narrator
after she was hurt.
Her voice was pleasant
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For a book to bring tears to my eyes it has to be well done. It certainly touched me. Not too many books have done that. Good story, good narrator.
I listened to this book unaware that it was actually book two in a three part series. Still it does stand alone with a great story and ending. Now that I am aware of the other two books I will use my credit (which I got yesterday) and listen to book three, then go back to the beginning. The story is a bit heartbreaking, but it does end well. I can't wait for someone to finally do away with the bad guy! I'm sure it will be in book three ("Never Love a Highlander). The first book is "In Bed with a Highlander."
Since this is really one of the first "romance" novels that I have listen to, I have nothing to compare it to. I have been reading and listening to many "Pride and Prejudice" fan-fictions along with "North and South" fan-fictions but those contain pretty much the same characters, story lines and conflicts, so I don't count them. Maya Banks is really my first true romance novel author for me and if the rest of her books are anything like this one, I will continue to purchase her books until I've read them all!
The raw emotions and the accents. She does a great job of making each character unique and that makes the book come alive.
The end made me cry (so my co-workers were wondering what my problem was) but then it ended well, so I was happy in the end. I would have loved to see the story continue a few more chapters, but I'm hoping that the third book in this series does cover some of this story ending.