Genevieve McInnis is locked behind the fortified walls of McHugh Keep, captive of a cruel laird who takes great pleasure in ruining her for any other man. Yet when Bowen Montgomery storms the gates on a mission of clan warfare, Genevieve finds that her spirit is bent but not broken. Still, her path toward freedom remains uncertain. Unable to bear the shame of returning to a family that believes her dead or to abandon others at the keep to an imposing new laird, Genevieve opts for the peaceful life of an abbess. But Bowen's rugged sensuality stirs something deep inside her that longs to be awakened by his patient, gentle caress - something warm, wicked, and tempting.
Bowen seizes his enemy's keep, unprepared for the brooding and reclusive woman who captures his heart. He's enchanted by her fierce determination, her unusual beauty, and her quiet, unfailing strength. But wooing her will take more than a seasoned seducer's skill. For loving Genevieve, he discovers, means giving her back the freedom that was stolen from her - even if it means losing her forever.
©2013 Maya Banks (P)2013 Tantor
By "trigger-y", I mean that the experiences of the heroine made me a little uncomfortable and it was difficult at times for me to handle the brutal discussions/descriptions of what she'd been through. I don't think Banks handle things badly, however, if you're sensitive to issues of rape and sexual violence (especially to the extent this character experienced), you may want to reconsider.
I enjoyed the story and I liked the characters, but there was a lot of repetition of regarding everyone's feelings which make the book seem 20% longer than it needs to be. Also, I'm now really tired of the word "flesh".
I was looking forward to the second book in this series. The first one was OUTSTANDING. This second book missed the mark by a longshot. There was so action, only a lot of internal thoughts from the main character. And I agree with another reviewer, it was never explained why a woman who was kidnapped, raped and imprisoned was hated by the entire clan. That made no sense at all.
The narraration was outstanding as usual. Kirsten Potter does an excellent job with voice inflection, emotion and different voices. I can always listen to her. I'll listen to another Maya Banks, but I was not sold on this story at all. I hope #3 is better.
I'm a lover of books, both read and audible.
I’m a huge fan of Maya Banks. When I read the first book of this series, I was touched by the affection portrayed between the hero and heroine. I have to admit that I didn’t like Bowen in the first book. I wanted to hit him in the eye. But in this book, I downright feel in love with Bowen Montgomery. The strength and passion that he displayed throughout this book, made me feel in love with his story.
As always, Kristen Potter did a fantastic read and added just the right amount of emotion and depth to the characters. I was captive with this book from page one didn’t remove my headphones until the final word was spoken.
I highly encourage this book, this series. Read and Enjoy.
my heart ached for the heroine of this story. I felt her pain and sorrow before she found her hope and heart. Great story! I could not stop listening until it was complete.
So, this was a decent story, but a touch more unbelievable than most. The big, glaring problem was that the issue of pregnancy was never addressed. If it had been, I would have been more accepting of the story line. It was an enjoyable ready but I was unable to suspend my disbelief.
I am a lover of historical fiction. I enjoy tales of 19th century life on the American frontier and I can't resist a sappy prairie romance.
I am officially a Kirsten Potter fan! She does an amazing job of narrating this story. The story too is great - highlanders, lairds, castles, passionate love, conflict and humor. I tore through the books in this series in a matter of weeks. Now, I am searching for more! Definitely worth a credit. Don't hesitate. You won't be disappointed.
"I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com."
highlander books are the best and this one was wonderful. i was not disappointed. loved it
I fell in love with Bowen. I fell in love with Genevieve. I fell in love with their love. The readers performance is remarkable. I could tell the difference in each character!
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