Fiercely loyal to his older brother, Alaric McCabe leads his clan in the fight for their birthright. Now he is prepared to wed for duty, as well. But on his way to claim the hand of Rionna McDonald, daughter of a neighboring chieftain, he is ambushed and left for dead. Miraculously, his life is saved by the soft touch of a Highland angel, a courageous beauty who will put to the test his fealty to his clan, his honor, and his deepest desires.
An outcast from her own clan, Keeley McDonald was betrayed by those she loved and trusted. When the wounded warrior falls from his horse, she is drawn to his strong, lean body. The wicked glint in his green eyes ignites a passion that will follow them back to Alaric's keep, where their forbidden love draws them deeper into the pleasures of the flesh. But as conspiracy and danger circle closer, Alaric must make an impossible choice: Will he betray his blood ties for the woman he loves?
©2011 Maya Banks (P)2012 Tantor
"The second book in Bank's trilogy shows her ability to write fast-paced, sexually charged, emotionally intense romances." (Romantic Times)
The last supper with the king.
She is great. Very talented.
When Kellie realized she had a family- a Clan...
part two would not play on my vibe. other books don't give me any issues. It would freeze up only when I tried to play part 2. I even deleted and downloaded it and still acted goofy.
Had to carry my lap top around to finish the book.
Glad I did it was good.
I was thoroughly pleased with this second entry in this highlander series! I thought the first book was just so-so, but this one kept me interested and was a lovely follow up. If you we're cheering for the heroine in book one you'll definitely pull for Keeley in this one. Keeley and Alaric's love story was so romantic yet gut wrenching at points, which made for excellent dramatic highs and lows throughout. As always, Kirsten Potter was excellent in her narration. This is not necessarily credit worthy but definitely worth purchasing if on sale.
Again with the cover art! Where is the hero's long hair?! OK, petty, I know... So, this is the story of Alaric McCabe, fierce warrior and younger brother to the laird of the McCabe clan. The story starts with him heading over to the McDonald clan lands, planning to marry Rionna McDonald and to seal the alliance between the two clans. He is hesitant to marry her after seeing the love match between his brother Ewan and his new wife Mairin, but he is willing to do whatever it takes to support his clan. While on his way there, though, he is set upon by soldiers sent by the dastardly Duncan Cameron and is terribly wounded. By happenstance, his horse takes him to the tiny cabin of Keely McDonald, local healer who has been cast out of the clan, due to circumstances beyond her control. She saves his life and ends up being taken back to the McCabe lands, both to continue to help Alaric recover and to attend to Mairin's pregnancy and delivery, since the McCabes have no healer. What will happen to the burgeoning love between Alaric and Keely? What about the alliance between the McDonalds and the McCabes? What about Duncan Cameron? This is such an exciting and romantic read. Yes, I cried -- more than once! Looking forward to the third book in the trilogy!
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.
This is in the top 5 of my list.
I think they all are enjoyable. Love the older ladies and the counsel they give.
When she told him she loved him for the first time.
Fun, romantic, worthwhile
All of them were good. She's a great narrator.
It made me laugh out loud sometimes, the humor really comes through. I enjoyed all of the characters.
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
Kirsten Potter is AMAZING!!!! She brings the story to life! She is one of the BEST NARRATORS I have heard in a long time!
This was a good final book in the trilogy and it packaged the series up with a nice bow! I enjoyed it tremendously.
Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.
Not as good as the first book, but I enjoyed it. The narrator does a great job and I am excited for the next book. The heroine in this book was feisty but it seemed like she didn't stick up for herself very much when it counted. Of course all the other characters respected her for that, but It made me feel that her character was lacking slightly. But that was a slight annoyance overall a good addition to the series, but it needs to be read in order.
Good story. I enjoy historical fiction but it seldom brings a tear to my eye like this one did. I thought it was an excellent story. I also enjoyed hearing more about the characters from the first story as well the development of more characters in this second book of the series.
I'm a fantasy book hoarder!! :-) I am a mother of two small beautful childeren and my books are my way of getting away for a little break!!!
WHEN KEELEY ALMOST DIED!!! OMG I CRIED!!
THE FIRST TIME THEY MADE LOVE
OH YES AND I ALMOST DID I COUNLDNT PUT IT DOWN!!
THIS IS MY FAVORITE BOOK IN THIS SERIES!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
I'M MALE NOT FEMALE, BUT IT'S ASKING TO MUCH FOR AUDIBLE TO CORRECT THERE RECORDS, THERE NOT SMART ENOUGHT
YES BECAUSE I LOVED IT
I DON'T WISH TO COMPARE. I ENJOYED IT FOR ITSELF
SHE INSTILLED THE URGENTCY WHEN NEEDED AND THE SEX FILLED LANGOR ALSO.
ROUGH SEXY ROMANCE
FUN FUN FUN
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