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Highlander Untamed: The MacLeods of Skye, Book 1 | [Monica McCarty]

Highlander Untamed: The MacLeods of Skye, Book 1

Rory MacLeod is a bold and powerful Highland Chief with only one allegiance-to his clan. He vows revenge against the rival MacDonald clan, though duty demands a handfast marriage to Isabel MacDonald-a bride he does not want and has no intention of keeping. But Rory couldn't have anticipated the captivating woman who challenges his steely control and unleashes the untamed passion simmering beneath his fierce exterior.
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Publisher's Summary

Rory MacLeod is a bold and powerful Highland Chief with only one allegiance-to his clan. He vows revenge against the rival MacDonald clan, though duty demands a handfast marriage to Isabel MacDonald-a bride he does not want and has no intention of keeping. But Rory couldn't have anticipated the captivating woman who challenges his steely control and unleashes the untamed passion simmering beneath his fierce exterior. Blessed with incomparable beauty, Isabel MacDonald is prepared to use every means possible-including seduction-to uncover her husband's most guarded secrets. Instead Rory awakens Isabel's deepest desires and her sweetest fantasies. Now Isabel has found the happiness she's always dreamed of with the very man she must betray, and discovers that passion can be far more dangerous than revenge.

©2007 Monica McCarty (P)2012 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"In her irresistible debut McCarty gives life to the exciting and colorful times of Highland feuds. . . . McCarty is destined to win fans who will wait with bated breath for the next book in the series." (Romantic Times)

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    Mamoda S. Bhuiyan 04-13-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Love Antony Ferguson voice!!!!"
    Where does Highlander Untamed rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    it is so hard to rank any of the audiobooks...they are all so wonderful..if they were not, i would not listen to them!!!


    What other book might you compare Highlander Untamed to and why?

    I would compare the book and the narrator to the Karen Marie Moning "highlander"series...Though Monica McCarty's highlanders do not time travel...both are a wonder read and the narrators rocks!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Every time little Isobel stands up to Rory


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes it made me both laugh and cry...great job to the author and the narrator for bringing the characters to life...


    Any additional comments?

    Antony did a fabulous job narrating this and the other books...love the highlander voice...made my heart beat a little faster...Watch out Phil (narrator for Karen Maire Moning "Highlander" series)...lol!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer RUTLAND, VT, United States 05-13-12
    Amazon Customer RUTLAND, VT, United States 05-13-12 Member Since 2010
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    "VT. FAN"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I WOULD RECOMMEND ALL OF MCCARTY'S BOOKS AND AUDIOBOOKS. SIMPLY BECAUSE OF YOU ARE A FAN OF HISTORICAL, SCOTTISH HIGHLAND ROMANCE'S MCCARTY IS ONE OF THE BEST. ANTONY FERGUSON DOES AND EXCELLENT JOB AS NARRATOR.


    What other book might you compare Highlander Untamed to and why?

    MCCARTY'S HIGHLAND GUARD SERIES OF WHICH ONLY TWO ARE OUT IN AUDIO "THE CHIEF" AND "THE HAWK". I AM ANXIOUSLY WAITING FOR THE REST TO COME OUT IN AUDIO.


    What about Antony Ferguson’s performance did you like?

    I NORMALLY DO PREFER A FEMALE NARRATOR WHO CAN DO BOTH MALE AND FEMALE VOICES (SUCH AS DAVINA PORTER, GERALDINE JAMES, HILLARY HUBER (THE BEST) AND ANGELA DAWE. ANTONY FERGUSON'S FOR A MALE NARRATOR IS GREAT. HE CAN PULL OF THE VOICES QUITE WELL.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    ALL OF IT.


    Any additional comments?

    IF YOU LIKE THIS SERIES TRY HER "HIGHLAND GUARD SERIES" IT IS GREAT!!!!!!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Johnson Brooklyn Center, MN, United States 04-18-12
    Johnson Brooklyn Center, MN, United States 04-18-12
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I don't know... Maybe not. I'm not too into the book.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I'm going to find another Author


    Any additional comments?

    Goodness, this book moves so slow. Once again, here's another book of a weak heroine. It is said in the book several times that she isn't a timid woman but it seems to me that the Author doesn't know what she's talking about because this heroine is not just timid but spineless! I kept waiting for her to finally step up and show some real emotions, some anger and back bone BUT nothing! Seriously, I know that back in the old days, maybe women are a little on the "MEN RULES" side but come on! It's a BOOK! Give the heroine a little more back bone!! A little more pride!! Anyway, I was hoping to like this book so I can finish the trilogy but after reading this ridiculous first book, I can no longer go on. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE STOP WRITING A HEROINE WHO DOES NOTHING BUT CAUSE TROUBLE WHERE EVER SHE GOES!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberly ANN ARBOR, MI, United States 08-21-12
    Kimberly ANN ARBOR, MI, United States 08-21-12 Listener Since 2008
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    "Oh no! Same narrator! Never buy 2 books at once!!!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A different narrator would have earned the novel a 3 star, anyway.


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

    The narration is intolerable.


    What didn’t you like about Antony Ferguson’s performance?

    Halting. No regard for punctuation or normal sentence cadence and intonation.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment. I purchased several in the series at one time. NEVER will I buy more than one book at a time in a series. I wasted so much money on this narrator. Frustration. Anger. Completely distracted from the story.


    Any additional comments?

    At this point, I am keeping a file of narrator's names to avoid on my computer and keeping that file open when purchasing a book. Lesson learned.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Goldie Isom, KY, United States 05-19-12
    Goldie Isom, KY, United States 05-19-12 Member Since 2011

    I love to listen to audiobooks. It is great when the narrators get into the story and really bring the characters to life.

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    "Great Book!!!!! Loved it!!!"

    This is a very interesting and entertaining story. I love Highland romances, if you do too then you will love this book!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Cam Las Vegas, NV, United States 05-27-13
    Cam Las Vegas, NV, United States 05-27-13 Member Since 2015
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    "A great love story"
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    The narrator is not great at a Scottish accent but the story is a wonderful twist of real life occurance. I LOVE all the twists and turns. You've got to love those manly Highlanders :)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rebecca 11-16-12
    Rebecca 11-16-12
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    "Was he eating while he read?"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The staccato style of this narrator was very irritating. I wish I could listen to more of these books, but I can't listen to more of his machine-gun style of delivery.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Noirbear Rochester, NH, United States 09-07-12
    Noirbear Rochester, NH, United States 09-07-12 Member Since 2010
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    The premise of the story is fine. And it's been done before. I think the story was drawn out too much. This romance is brought to life by Rory and Isabella and it does pull you into the story. I'll probably take a chance on book two hoping the pace is picked up. I think because the author wants to drawn on as much of the historical period of the times that leaves me not really wanting much more. Steamy highland romance not really.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberly 06-20-12
    Kimberly 06-20-12 Member Since 2007

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Well???"

    When one buys a book with that title one knows what one is getting. I was actually surprised at how good this was. Many things are a given ??? but that is what I expected, but many things were a surprise. So if you are looking for a book about a beautiful, strong, willful woman, a god of a man, a love story, and double crossing, scheming Highlanders ??? this book is for you??? ;)

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    KaraK 05-05-15
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    "IN LOVE.... Spoilers in this review"
    What did you love best about Highlander Untamed?

    The intense relationship between Rory and Isabel. I fell in love with them being together. It wasn't an easy journey, which is what makes it so much more delicious when the do fall in love.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Highlander Untamed?

    When Rory thinks she is betraying him....his reaction and her's made me actually tear up! So wonderful! I was so emotional for both of them!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Isobel sneaks back in to the castle and runs into Rory.... love!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    An epic love story between enemies.


    Any additional comments?

    Antony Ferguson has the hottest Highlander voice ever!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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