The story is right at the top of my list. It starts off with action and then you go on an emotional roller coaster ride, it just keeps on going.
For me it's up there with The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie by Jennifer Ashley. The story line of all 3 of MB books are well written and highly enjoyable.
I liked her voice, but she fell short when it came to the men's voices.
The passion between Keely and Alaric was hot. However, when Keely and Alaric knew they couldn't be together and when Alaric's wedding started... that was heart wrenching. You could feel their pain. I also enjoyed the part when Keely found out why Rionna abandoned her. I don't want to give away the story, but the book is really good.
All three books are a must read and if you like passion in your books, you won't be disappointed.
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.
Texas girl, living in Montana. Love reading, love Audible. My job is less stressful because of Audible.
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.
Didn't read the printed version.
When he was holding her outside thinking she was dying. I believed she was dying and tears were close.
All of them.
Most definitely. Didn't want to stop listening, even at work.
I wish I would have listened to the first book before listening to the second book first.
Busy working mother and wife. I love the hot romances with happy endings. If I want to hear something depressing I will turn on the news.
I love all of Maya Banks Highlander books. This one was no disappointment. This is a hot and powerful love story. I check monthly to see if audible has added more of her highlander books.
Top five highland book
When Keely saves Alric
Everything, she is amazing
Yes, and I did.
This book kept me interested the entire time
I love books and love to get lost in the fantasy. I'm always looking for a new good story to bury myself in. :)
This was a really good book. I enjoyed it a lot and Alaric and Keeley made great pair. I was so happy that things were able to be worked out for them.
Keeley is a healer and an outcast of the McDonald clan (she was wrongly accused). She's a very nice (I liked her a lot) and tried not to dwell on the past. She makes the best she can out of her life, making a living off of a few coins she gets for her healing skills. She's unprepared for a wounded man she finds on her doorstep.
Alaric is a good man. He's brother to the leader of the McCabe clan. He loves his clan very much and has agreed to wed the neighboring clan's daughter, Rionna, to cement an alliance. He's on his way to "officially" propose to Rionna when he and his men are attacked. He barely escapes with his life and isn't aware of much until he finds himself tended by a strange woman.
From the beginning there's an attraction between Alaric and Keeley. She finds herself falling for him as she nurses him back to health. Alaric finds himself very attracted to Keeley too and feels a constant need to have her near. When his brothers find him in Keeley's cottage they decide to take both Alaric and Keeley back to their clan home. Unfortunately they kidnap Keeley to accomplish this and she's unthrilled with this even though she wants to continue to nurse Alaric. After some difficulties and arguements with Ewan (loved him in the last book but he was kind of being a jerk about this) Keeley finally agrees to stay and be the healer for the McCabe clan.
Once Alaric is recovering it comes out that he has an arranged marriage to Rionna that ties his hands so he can't have Keeley long term and he doesn't want to disgrace her with a fling. Both Alaric and Keeley want to be together very badly but know that they shouldn't because of Alaric impending wedding. This is easier said than done because they both long for each other. Regardless of their best intentions, Alaric and Keeley give in to their feelings...figuring if nothing else at least they can have some time together before he has to wed Rionna. They take what they can, knowing it'll just make things harder in the end but not able to resist. They have bittersweet moments, falling for each other even more as they try not to think about the future.
While Keeley and Alaric are unsuccessfully fighting their feeling for each other there's other issues as well. Mairin (from the first book) is pregnant and threatening delivery at any time. Their enemies are still trying to cause trouble and stop alliances which brings danger to the McCabes multiple times. Not to mention the marriage brings some of Keeley's past troubles back to plague her. Alaric is determined not to let down his clan (even though it'll leave both him and Keeley miserable) and this isn't helped by the fact that the King wants the wedding for the alliance it'll bring. Things aren't looking very good as the marriage approaches and at the last moment Keeley puts her own life in danger to save Alaric. She's hurt and almost dies but it leads in to a great end of the story with a very pleasing HEA.
I really enjoyed this book. I was wanting Alaric and Keeley to be together from the beginning and was so pleased with their happy ending. The book leads in to the next book with Caelen and it looks good so I'm looking forward to the next book in the series. I'd recommend this book. Thumbs up! :D