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Highlander Unmasked: The MacLeods of Skye, Book 2 | [Monica McCarty]

Highlander Unmasked: The MacLeods of Skye, Book 2

Alex MacLeod's virile physique, fearsome reputation, and renowned fighting skills have helped him master to perfection the role of a hardened mercenary. On a secret mission to protect his clan, he must keep his true purpose well hidden. But his dangerous endeavor is threatened by a beautiful woman he saves from outlaws, never dreaming she will appear at court and put his plans in jeopardy.
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Alex MacLeod's virile physique, fearsome reputation, and renowned fighting skills have helped him master to perfection the role of a hardened mercenary. On a secret mission to protect his clan, he must keep his true purpose well hidden. But his dangerous endeavor is threatened by a beautiful woman he saves from outlaws, never dreaming she will appear at court and put his plans in jeopardy.

Meg Mackinnon needs a strong husband by her side to defend her clan's holdings, but her search has been hampered by burning fantasies of the midnight rescuer whose smoldering blue eyes and raw sensuality left her breathless. Alex pretends to be a mercenary with no loyalties, yet he is clearly much more. As Meg challenges Alex to reveal all his secrets, the stakes grow perilously high, especially for the bold woman who dares to unmask a highlander.

©2007 Monica McCarty (P)2012 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"[McCarty] brilliantly incorporates exciting historical events and personages into a sizzling love story complete with multifaceted characters and a compelling plot." (Romantic Times)

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    Lady M Peoria, AZ, United States 07-01-13
    Lady M Peoria, AZ, United States 07-01-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Different, But The Same"


    I normally like books about Highlanders, but I've noticed, although the names of the handsome Scottish Warriors change, as well as their Lady Fair, with a differing plot, there seems to be a sameness about the stories in this series. No imagination needed, no surprises.

    I've previously enjoyed stories narrated by Antony Ferguson, once I got used to the way he structures his sentences, but during his reading of "Highlander Unmasked" he sound more sing-song at times, which was off-putting.

    I can't say it's not a well written book, but I didn't particularly enjoy it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kathleen Texas, United States 01-14-14
    Kathleen Texas, United States 01-14-14 Member Since 2010
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    What would have made Highlander Unmasked better?

    Enjoyed the audio book very much until the second half. "Meg" just keeps making things harder and harder for the hero. Seems to me, he would have told her to buzz off by the end of the story. She didn't listen to him or any one else. Created all kinds of chaos. She got on my nerves.


    Has Highlander Unmasked turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Not a bit. I'll be wary of the rest of this series, however.


    Which character – as performed by Antony Ferguson – was your favorite?

    Mmmm. I think Meg's mother, Rosalund. Mr. Ferguson did an excellent job with all the characters - even Meg - in my opinion. His reading of Meg was probably the only reason I got through the story. Meg annoyed me. A more whiny reading of her would probably have been more appropriate. Thank goodness the narrator didn't do it.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Oh, yes. It was extremely heart-felt and emotional which I always love. Just wish Meg would have been smarter.


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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 05-30-12
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 05-30-12 Member Since 2010

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    "Oh the MacLeods..... they just get better + better"

    Who wouldn't love a pained, tormented handsome Highland hero torn between love and duty. Good romance story with likeable characters, well written and narrated. It definately had the mmm.... factor.

    Worth the credit - Absolutely YES.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Noirbear Rochester, NH, United States 09-05-12
    Noirbear Rochester, NH, United States 09-05-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Why take so long to be unmasked"

    This is just a okay highlander romance story that could have been so much better if it was not so long. This is not historical lit, it's a romance between a hero who has issues between his duty to his clan and what he should easily be able to determine is his great love. I think the pace given the circumstance of the story could have move along faster. It is one of the things stopping me from moving onto to the final book. I am sure I'll purchase the next book. So if highland romance (not a steamy romance) but good romance is what you have a need for, then this series,may be for you. I would recommend Karen Marie Moning's highlander series for fun and romance and Maya Banks steaming romanic highlander stories.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    J Riverton, WV, United States 04-09-12
    J Riverton, WV, United States 04-09-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Great story!"

    Wonderful follow up to book one I love how Monica's stories flow. At times they just seem to pick up without a miss. Great narrator Antony Furguson brings the highlands to life.

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    Kimberly ANN ARBOR, MI, United States 08-21-12
    Kimberly ANN ARBOR, MI, United States 08-21-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Halting, unatural cadence of narrator's voice ODD!"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I cannot imagine. Reading. This book. The way the. Narrator read. it. The. meaningless. Pauses. Distracted from. Any. Meaning the plot. and. Characters could have. possibly communicated to. The reader.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    A different narrator!!!


    How could the performance have been better?

    Punctuation, cadence, and intonation are essential for a narrator to understand and execute. I was completely distracted by the halting, choppy speaking.


    Do you think Highlander Unmasked needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Not without a different narrator. I usually enjoy this author but I can't pay any attention to the story when distracted by bizarre narration. I didn't finish the book, so I really couldn't say.


    Any additional comments?

    Frustrating. I listen to these books to relax! Relaxing was impossible. I felt like I was riding in a car with someone who was trying to learn to drive a stick shift up hill!

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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