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Highlander Most Wanted

Montgomerys and Armstrongs, Book 2
Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
Series: Montgomerys and Armstrongs, Book 2
Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
Categories: Romance, Historical
4.5 out of 5 stars (2,309 ratings)
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This Story Is Seductive

Publisher's Summary

Genevieve McInnis is locked behind the fortified walls of McHugh Keep, captive of a cruel laird who takes great pleasure in ruining her for any other man. Yet when Bowen Montgomery storms the gates on a mission of clan warfare, Genevieve finds that her spirit is bent but not broken. Still, her path toward freedom remains uncertain. Unable to bear the shame of returning to a family that believes her dead or to abandon others at the keep to an imposing new laird, Genevieve opts for the peaceful life of an abbess. But Bowen's rugged sensuality stirs something deep inside her that longs to be awakened by his patient, gentle caress - something warm, wicked, and tempting.

Bowen seizes his enemy's keep, unprepared for the brooding and reclusive woman who captures his heart. He's enchanted by her fierce determination, her unusual beauty, and her quiet, unfailing strength. But wooing her will take more than a seasoned seducer's skill. For loving Genevieve, he discovers, means giving her back the freedom that was stolen from her - even if it means losing her forever.

©2013 Maya Banks (P)2013 Tantor

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Captivating story with superb narration...

Just like every other historical romance that Maya Banks writes, I loooved it! I really liked the heroine of this story. She was kidnapped, repeatedly raped, her faced marked and mistreated for a year. Her body was broken but not her spirit. She found a way to be rescued and she even ended up saving the hero's life. Something I really like about this series is that the heroines all have some disability or imperfection and the stories talk about true beauty and love. The story is intense, sad, interesting, sexy and has the perfect ending!

Narration: Kirsten Potter is one of my favorite narrators. She can set fire to your ears when she narrates a love scene. She did an amazing job on this story as always.

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STEP BACK IN TIME & PREPARE TO BE CAPTURED BY THIS

Phew - well I've just finished this harrowing Highland tale that tells of the darkest of cruelty and torment but also tells of the joy of redemption along with salvation as the acts of tenderness and forgiveness eventually brings healing and the deepest of love.

Maya Banks never fails in her role as an author to deliver to her fans a book that captivates you from the first chapter until the last and within those chapters she packs them full with great characters and conjures a story that is tragic, heartwarming, tender and sooo romantic. They never fail to reach your heart and you just know that this will be one you could easily revisit and will never forget because, for a short while, you lived amongst these Highland characters and felt their anguish, anger, torment, pleasure and passion.

The narrator did a great job too in breathing life and emotion to each of the characters and the situations that they found themselves in.

Worth a credit? Well, as long as Maya keeps writing these wonderful books then I'll happily keep buying them and then long for the next.... so I guess that's a big fat YES.

21 of 25 people found this review helpful

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Unconditional Love at its Best

This book is captivating and I couldn't put it down. It was just as good as the first book (Never Seduce a Scot). Genevieve went through so much hardship and Bowen loves her no matter what.....who doesnt like a book like that?

I really love how Maya Banks wrote this book. It almost seems like its a continuation of the first book. So many times when there is a trilogy the author doesnt include many of the characters from the first book....or if they do they are only in a few pages and vague. This book is mainly about Genevieve and Bowen but the people from the first book (Eveline, Graeme, and other family members) are also included beautifully within the story. I loved that!

Loved it! A+

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A Lot of Crying Going On

Don't look for any humorous banter. This is not exactly a "feel good" novel. The heroine has been kidnapped, raped and had her "extraordinarily beautiful face ruined by knife scar" all before the story starts. The people of the clan she was abducted into continue to tread her abominably even after the villain is killed off -- that happen in book #1 in the series.

Every time someone commits some new act of cruelty towards her, the heroine is brave and tries not to cry, but she often does. If she doesn't cry it is because she is in too much despair and too depressed to cry.

The hero forces the heroine's only friend in the clan to tell him bits and pieces of the heroine's story. She never wants to betray her friend's confidence, but eventually breaks down in tears and does so.

The author eventually does deliver the required HEA, but just before that happens the hero becomes so upset about how he and other people have treated the heroine that he breaks down and cries.

Have your tissues handy.

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Not as wanted as Book 1 in this series

What did you like best about Highlander Most Wanted? What did you like least?

I liked that the story brought up old characters from the first book. However, the main characters wasn't as like able nor is this book as good as the first.

Would you recommend Highlander Most Wanted to your friends? Why or why not?

Honestly no, because I was so happy and pleased with Book 1. I would totally recommend that book but Book 2 was lacking.

Did Kirsten Potter do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

Yes, but I didn't get as invested into the characters as I did in the first book. It maybe the story or the narrator or maybe both.

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

No thank you.

Any additional comments?

Read the first and leave that be.

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A strong, intelligent, courageous woman

Genevieve is a woman you will grow to love and admire. Bowen is just the man you’d want for your own. I love stories of a strong woman overcoming terrible hardships and a wonderful man who comes into her life. This is one and I enjoyed it. There’s so much more I want to say but then I’d be spoiling it.

Great job Maya on your second book of the Montgomery’s and Armstrong’s.I think if you enjoy highlander romance that you’ll like this one. A credit well spent.

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Can't wait for book 3

Wow! Maya Banks is the queen of Highland Romance books. Even though it's not my favorite genre, I keep going back again and again to her books. I thought this second installment was even better then the first and I am anxiously waiting for book 3. (Brodie's story) If Ms. Banks keeps writing them I'll keep coming back for more.

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Unrealistic, Forced and Repetitive

I really wanted to like this book because I adore Bowen, but i just found some parts forced. A woman who has been kept as a sex slave for a year would never jump into another man's bed out of LOVE within 2 weeks of her release from captivity AND within days of another violent attempted rape. Maybe she'd lay willingly due to a vulnerable, savior-complex mentality, but NOT love. This reality made the sex scenes cringeworthy for me - even if Bowen truly loved Genevieve. It just all happened too fast. Ms. Banks should have allowed more time for Genevieve's healing and for their feelings to develop.

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Great narrator but the story didn’t have much to it.

Kirsten potter is a great narrator for romance novels.

The first book in the series was pretty good. However. I found this one to be a little lacking in personality for the main character. She is sad and worn down most of the book. She really never has a personality that comes out so I never could see any reasons Bowen fell in love with her. Also, the main character has been imprisoned, raped and abused by a cruel man for a year but shortly after she was rescued she falls into bed with the warrior? Without any reservations or skittishness or fear or anything? There wasn’t any time period for her to recover from her ordeal.

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I've thoroughly enjoyed all Maya Banks books with the exception of this one

This book veered from the typical romance novel a little to far for me. The abuse and tragedy of the main character was too much. I was exhausted with the story of her abuse. It was extreme to the point that the character's life seemed not redeemable.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful