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Never Love a Highlander Audiobook

Never Love a Highlander

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Publisher's Summary

Caelen McCabe's young, reckless heart nearly destroyed his clan. Now, putting family loyalty above all else, he steps up to marry his older brother's jilted bride and salvage the uneasy alliance between two clans. While beautiful Rionna McDonald is a fit wife for any man, Caelen trusts no woman, especially not this sweet temptress who torments him with white-hot longing.

As the sacrificial lamb in her father's power game, Rionna will do her duty but vows to protect her heart and her pride from humiliation. Despite everything, though, the heat in Caelen's touch melts her defenses, and she craves the sensual delights of a husband who guards his emotions as fiercely as his clan. But when the ultimate battle for the McCabe legacy is upon them, Rionna's true warrior spirit emerges. She will risk the wrath of her father, the fury of her enemies, and her life to prove to Caelen that his wife's love is too precious to lose.

©2011 Maya Banks (P)2012 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Banks nicely balances bedroom and battlefield action as Rionnas tough swordsmanship and Caelens tender lust propel the couple and the clans toward harmony." (Publishers Weekly)

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    BluBumbleB 08-06-13
    BluBumbleB 08-06-13 Member Since 2016

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    "Absolutely loved this one!"

    What a great conclusion to this Highlander series. Maya Banks does it again! Admittedly I was doubtful with book 1, but books 2 & 3 definitely pulled through as winners. I so enjoyed Caelon and Rionna's story; Rionna was a fabulous heroine and I loved the relationship between she and Caelon and how it develops. This is a shorter story than the others but it packs a punch throughout, giving you romance,action and humor. If you're looking for a sweet historical romance, this is a good series to purchase.. Loved it...highly recommended.

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    PageyWagey Pacifica, CA USA 08-01-13
    PageyWagey Pacifica, CA USA 08-01-13 Member Since 2014

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    "Third book in series -- just as good!"

    So, for the 3rd book in the series, we come to the story of Rionna McDonald and the youngest McCabe brother Caelen. After seeing his brother Alaric fall in love with Keely McDonald, he agrees to marry Rionna and to seal the alliance between the McDonald and McCabe clans. He is attracted to Rionna, admiring her strength and her willingness to fight for her clan, but he is not in love with her, promising never to love another after being betrayed by his first love. Rionna is humiliated that her philandering father, the former laird of the McDonald clan, had attempted to arrange her marriage to all 3 of the McCabe brothers. She is insecure about her looks and her role as a woman, just never really feeling like she fits in. She is attracted to Caelen, but hates how he treats her. This story shows how their relationship grows through MANY rough patches. The evil Duncan Cameron is still on the scene and you wonder if Rionna will ever find her plan. Overall, a great story. Wish that there was a 4th installment!

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    Lena Smyrna, TN, United States 07-29-13
    Lena Smyrna, TN, United States 07-29-13 Member Since 2013

    I am a busy sports mom listening to romance only. If the narrator is good and it has a decent plot, I will find it enjoyable.

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    "Great Wrap up to this Series"
    What made the experience of listening to Never Love a Highlander the most enjoyable?

    It was real written and the progression of characters was interesting.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Rionna. I love a strong woman.


    What about Kirsten Potter’s performance did you like?

    Yes, Maya Banks is one of my favorites.


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

    Nothing. Love Kirsten Potter.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 07-23-13
    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 07-23-13 Member Since 2016

    Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.

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    "Always love a highlander."

    Book three is more of the same, equally as good as the other two books. And if you haven't read them, don't start with this one. I will be reading more of Maya Banks Highlander writings in the future. Characters are well developed, but I thought it odd that they never refer to wearing plaids, during the whole series. Could have used more highland in the description as well. Narrator does a good job.

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    Jennifer 07-16-13
    Jennifer 07-16-13
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    "Good!"
    What made the experience of listening to Never Love a Highlander the most enjoyable?

    The love story is great, I enjoyed it.


    What about Kirsten Potter’s performance did you like?

    She's very pleasant to listen to.


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

    Nothing extreme, no. Easy listen.


    Any additional comments?

    worth the credit!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth 07-01-13
    Elizabeth 07-01-13 Member Since 2012

    I love Epic Fantasy....have become a Historical Romance fan because I am a sucker for a good Happily Ever After. Good characters are a must

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    "Loved It!"
    What did you love best about Never Love a Highlander?

    Good ending to a fun trilogy.


    Any additional comments?

    Kirsten Potter is AMAZING!!!! She brings the story to life!

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    Chichi Rockville, MD, United States 06-12-13
    Chichi Rockville, MD, United States 06-12-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Best trilogy ever!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Never Love a Highlander to be better than the print version?

    I wouldn't know. But I loved this audiobook. 'Twas the best ending to a trilogy I've ever listened to.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Rionna of course!!! She was a fierce highland warrior princess.


    What does Kirsten Potter bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She is an awesome narrator. She infuses life into every character. Her accents and tones were perfect. Her performance as well as the awesomeness of the book drove me to tears.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes yes yes!!!!! I gave up my sleep just to finish this book. And I definetly did not regret it.


    Any additional comments?

    Please read "In bed with a highlander" and "Seduction of a highland lass" before you read this one. You will definetly be moved to tears. Now I'm sad coz I don't think I'll find another trilogy this good.

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    Kathleen Bronx, NY, United States 06-07-13
    Kathleen Bronx, NY, United States 06-07-13

    Addicted to Audio Books.....

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    "Great series!"

    I love this series and only hope we can re-visit the McCabe clan. Please listen to all of them in sequence you will not be disappointed at all. Perfection.

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    Rhonda Nashville, IN, United States 05-25-13
    Rhonda Nashville, IN, United States 05-25-13 Member Since 2014
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    "More Than I Expected"
    Where does Never Love a Highlander rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Light entertainment which was easy to listen to. Fun without being raunchy.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Rionna was my favorite character because she was feisty but vulnerable. She care about her family and made sacrifices for their benefit.


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    Marlene COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, United States 04-11-13
    Marlene COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, United States 04-11-13 Member Since 2013
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    "I laughed, I cried and I wanted more!"
    Any additional comments?

    I loved this book. The entire McCabe series was outstanding. They were great characters with good stories. I laughed, I cried and I wanted more when it was done. Not many books seem to make me feel that way these days.

    What could have been better was the narrator. She wasn't awful, but she just couldn't quite take me there. I found that she wasn't always consistent with the character voices. It was confusing at times.

    That being said, I would still recommend the audiobooks to highland romance lovers.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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