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Caelen McCabe is the most rugged brother of them all! Wow! He didn't take any crap at all. I loved that. He had to be tough, stepping up as a new Lair of a new clan, and I think he did well to gain the repect due him. Caelen was the perfect brother to be with Rionna too! Their love story was just great. I love how the characters of all three books just carried over from one book to another. I liked how each book just picked up where the other left off. I loved who killed the bad guy! That was just perfect.I thought it was gonna be like a three way between the brothers, but I loved how Banks ended this sereis. I kinda wish there was another book. Maybe to show how Kristen and Gretchen will be!!!
I am a lover of books. I enjoy losing myself in a fabulous romance and great story plot.
I have a hard time writing reviews for books I adore and "Never Love a Highlander" is no exception. I come back to this book from time to time because it's such a beautiful romance. The love development between Caelen McCabe & Rionna McDonald is smoking hot and also tender and sweet!
They are my favorite couple in the series and this book is so jam-packed with action, growth of characters, as well as sad and exhilarating moments that just leave you in awe...in awe...seriously!
I LOVE...absolutely loved both the Hero and heroine.
HERO: First of all, Caelen McCabe is just delicious. He is the youngest of the McCabe brothers and carries a lot of guilt over the near destruction of his clan years past. Caelen fell in love with a woman who was responsible for the near demise of his people, and family. For this reason, Caelen has sworn to never trust or love a woman again. In fact, he never planned to marry. That was before destiny put Rionna McDonald in his path.
He steps up to marry Rionna since his brother Alaric fell in love with another woman and was the 2nd McCabe brother to reject marriage to her. Initially, it all about duty with Caelen, but love won out in the end. Caelen is very serious, grouchy, and strong-willed, but with love and patience his romance with Rionna blossoms into a steamy, scintillating napalm that is guaranteed to be an explosive combination.
HEROINE: Rionna has been introduced in the first book and I was so excited to finally read her story. I love Rionna because she is fierce, has so much courage, and is willing to fight hard for love and clan. I felt bad for Rionna because she was rejected not ONCE but TWICE by the first two McCabe brothers. However, it all worked out the way it was meant to because Caelen was her true love match and ultimate soul mate. Rionna is the ultimate heroine because show knows what she wants and pursues it with great intensity. In regard to Caelen she wants all of his love and affection and will not give up until she melts his heart into submission. She also is a warrior...or should I say "warrior princess" who conquers the heart of her laird (love interest), her king and Scotland, as a whole.
LOVE STORY: Since Caelen is so serious in everything in his life, you can imagine that he's serious and passionate about sex as well. Rionna is also so hungry for love that when the two come together it's HOT, HOT, HOT! The love scenes are let me see.....beautiful, powerful, amazing, touching....and just wow!!!! But this book is more than amazing sex scenes, the relationship that develops among the leads is just beautiful...very rich and deep. I was astounded with the ending when Caelen made his declaration of love before his clan, king and family....that was just tear jerking.
ACTION: I loved the fight scene at the end. Seriously, your heart just leaps with the momentum and action. There could not have been a better ending for the villain...it was just awesome.
NARRATOR: Kirsten Potter is talented and great at her craft. She does such a good job creating these masculine and feminine voices which are alluring and make the listen so enjoyable. It's like audible theater! Great narration!
I'm sad it over.....
Finally Rionna gets her HEA!! Rionna and Caelan's book was a really enjoyable book to listen to. KP has really outdone herself in this series! Loved her scottish burr.
Rionna had been passed up by Ewain, Ulrich and finally Caelan raised his hand to sacrifice himself in the bid to gain Laird MacDonalds alliance with the McCabes. I felt bad for Rionna, but she held her own. She was a fighter, but she had a good and loyal heart. She was a great match for the youngest and most scarred MaCabe.
I don't know if any of the prior women could have penetrated his defenses after his first love betrayed him and devastated his life.
I had so hoped that Maya Banks would write a book on Gannon because he had to babysit 3 Mccabe women. Even Cormack got his girl, why not Gannon?
I hope the author revists this series sometime soon.
Like the romance, but love the action involved to get there!
I’m always worried about historical novels…will they get the language right, will they hold true to the themes of the period….but since it was Maya Banks I had to take a shot, and was NOT disappointed! Wonderful story, and series, that made me laugh and made me cry. Couldn’t have asked for more!
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"Never Love a Highlander" by Maya Banks was as always a wonderful read. This novel was a conclusion to a wonderful trilogy that only this author..Maya Banks can deliver. The novel was of a 'Scottish' historical romance of the McCabe trilogy. What would become of Caelen and Rionna as he takes over the McDonald Clan...where there had been a marriage out of the sense of duty...returns to take over the McDonald clan. Ms. Banks offers us a relationship between Caelen and Rionna only causing this to be a very hot, steamy and sexual read...all the characters were so very strong and well developed that would only keep the reader on the edge of their seat. You will find from the read that this hero and heroine both "had been wounded deeply by their pass and nothing could heal it but only each other." Now, for you to found out how this will play out you must pick up "Never Love a Highlander" to find out just what Ms. Banks has in store for the reader. I felt this novel flowed very well...especially with it being the last of this series...being very interesting and even suspenseful. Be ready for a novel presenting..."romance, betrayal, a bit of mystery" and a over all excellent read.
If you are looking for a 'McCabe Series' that only Ms. Banks can give us... you have come to the right place and yes I would recommend "Never Love a Highlander" as a excellent read.
The continuing saga of the brothers.. loved all 3, but Caelen is my favorite book. He finally receives his rewards!
The snow fight, loved it!
She did well on all, love the accents!
Yes, but couldn't of course...
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I have never read this in print but I thought the audio version was excellent.
I've listened to this whole series narrated by her and I think she does a great job. Her accents are very well done.
This was not my favorite book in the series but I enjoyed very much anyway. Caelen was frustrating at first and I thought he was going to be a hopeless hero but managed to redeem himself in the end. Rionna was great but I got upset when Caelen was initially trying to change and control her thankfully she didn't listen to him :)
Didn't read the print version. However, I get drawn into the story much more and it is more real to me when I listen rather than read (as long as the narrator is good). This narrator was very good, both male and female voices.
I love this series. I never thought I would enjoy the "ancient" setting but it really works and seems like Maya Banks has done her research.
Ms. Banks always seems to get the "facts" straight; she seems to do a lot of research about times, places, historical events, etc. and I admire her for that.
Nothing. I usually prefer good male narrators, however, Kirsten Potter does a good job.
Want more Maya Banks, having a hard time waiting for more books to come out. Please, Ms. Banks, continue to get excellent narrators; as you know a bad narrator can ruin a story.
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In my search for lighter fare I now find myself engulfed in Highland meringue. This is the third installment of the McCabe series and is – as I found the others – predictable and – interesting. Better than book two, not as good as book one.
I love Kristen Potter’s narration so I think that is what kept me listening. Not the predicable plot or the predicable ending. (I could almost hear the theme for “Top Gun” at the climax of this one.) I’m not that imaginative so I’m sure there are better themes to draw from – like “Kill Bill.” (I have only sort of watch one of those…)
The end was just silly, but poor Rionna did find love and became the ‘Warrior Princess’ she always wanted to be – as if no one could figure that out from book one when she defeated a McCabe warrior three times her size.
Like I said before, I must have required a serious distraction because I listened to the whole thing, I cringed at a few things but not like book two, and I didn’t return it (yes you can).
I am now on to more good books. I’m glad for the distraction – I must have needed it. And what is with the title? I do not get that at all.
Wow, what a good way to end the trilogy. The baddest of the brothers McCade and finally a tough female who comes through just as strong but can still have the feminine softness when needed. All I can say is you go girl!!! Talk about protecting her man. I enjoyed this who series from the first book to this last one.