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
"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)
Great book, Great listen. I really like this series. The story has the most important highland hero, but also love, laughter and some suspense. All wrapped up it made for a great series. Sex scenes were a little to explicit for my taste but otherwise good listen.
A strong woman in an Highland setting fighting with a sword, upsetting the men around her. What a gal.
"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.
Love a story w/ humor,romance,adventure, w/out a lot of bickering,& good deals.
Maya Banks has grown as a quality author in this series. There is more substance in the plots. In this book the heroine is a strong woman, as in the others, but she also has learned to wield a sword to have an even stronger sense of ability to protect herself. This creates a dilemma for the hero. Does he accept a woman who can fight or try to fashion her into the image of the one who needs his protection?
It is worked out well in the story. There is of course romance, some suspense, a touch of humor, and action. It keeps your interest making you want to continue listening. I recommend this book to all who enjoy Highland romance.
Overall rating 4.5, it shows as 5 because you can't give 1/2 stars.
Narrator does a great job.
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...
5 Stars - Loved it & will listen to it again 4 Stars - Really liked it & may listen to it again 3 Stars - Liked it but will not listen to it again 2 Stars - Didn't like it very much 1 Star - Hated it
I have discovered a new author in Maya Banks. This is a romance trilogy about the three McCabe brothers. Highly enjoyable! Going to find more books by Maya Banks.
Make no mistake between my personality and my attitude. My personality is who I am, my attitude depends on who you are.........
This is the most wonderful series and would so recommend it! The narrator is so passionate......
Personally I have a bit of a problem with some of this writer's "present day" works, but her historical romances are always a good bet. Written with enough emotion, drama, and action to keep me satisfied. Narrator did a real good job with differing her voice for each character, and did not overplay or downplay the narrative.
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!
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