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Madeline MacDonald has been a victim of her stepbrother's cruelty ever since her parents' death in a fire two years ago. Forced into a betrothal to a man she hates, her only way out is to escape to a convent. Laird Alexander Grant is honor bound to rescue Maddie after seeing the bruises on her face. What he doesn't realize is that once he holds the beaten lass in his arms, his heart will never be the same. He vows revenge for the abuse she was forced to endure and yearns to make the sweet woman with an iron will his, but can he help her fight the demons in her mind left behind by her abusers' horrid treatment?

©2014 Keira Montclair (P)2014 Tantor

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Respectful Handling of a Touching Story

I love the Grant Clan and KM! She handled a story of abuse and PTSD with respect, humility, and mostly love. The average reader may find this story too rough, phyically and emotionally, especially if you look for escape reading. But if you want something that touches your mind, heart, and soul - this one's for you.

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Best Highlander Book

This is one of the best Highlander series I have read in a while. It show the good and bad side of the era. The main herein seems weak but she's anything but she is so strong mentally and physically she give true meaning to steel magnolias . The hero seems like a brute but the more u get to know him the sweeter he is about those whom he loves plus it's the time period you have to remember . Worth money or credit enjoy!!!! Great narrator

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Do not pass this one up

Really enjoyed this story made more authentic by the narrator! Loved the character interactions and the plot twist later in the story!

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Loved the story but the narration is a bit poor

The story is kind of like a Nora Roberts love story where it leads up to the plot with little romance in the beginning. I think the story would have been much better is the narrator didn't sound like he was having challenges speaking. He made the females sound stupid and whiney.

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  • Tish
  • Cash, TX
  • 10-17-15

Superb and entertaining!

First time I've ever listened to books by Keira Montclair or narrator Antony Ferguson. The story line was very entertaining and the love scenes were very realistic without going overboard. I usually don't like male narrators, but Antony did a stand up job. I went back and purchases the next four books in the saga (there are eight total). And hope to be just as entertained.

Not the usual love story where the woman hates the guy and she grows to love him. This was about a traumatized woman whom was abused and neglected and learns to trust with kindness, over time.

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Respect is sexy

I caught the first part but, alas, skipped a few chapters. When I caught up with the story line, I was pleased with the fact that the relationship wasn't hinged upon physical chemistry alone, but upon mutual respect and love.
Another winning point, the priest wasn't stereotyped. Catholic priests are human beings and subject to being as good or as bad as anyone else, it was refreshing to see a priest portrayed as a true shepherd of his people.
My Dad defined a solid marriage as this: "when the other person's well being and happiness is more important to you than your own" He was married to my mother for 50 years.
The love scenes were exactly that, love scenes. They were a natural expression of the characters growing respect and love for each other.
The abuse was well written and probably integral to the understanding of the depth of damage their love had to overcome, but it did not spare the reality. Some parts of even the best books are endured for the rewards of the resolution and the beauty of the story. It provides the contrast necessary to provide a realistic portrayal, however, it wasn't easy nor pleasant.
Generally well written and evocative, not a literary great in my library, but I appreciate the time and effort it took to tell the story.

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  • Serena
  • Chapel Hill, NC
  • 08-09-15

Boring. Not much of a story line.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Rescued by a Highlander?

scene after scene of processing rape, trauma and PTSD. When I listen to books I want to be entertained and this never really got my attention. The author handles rape and torture with sensitivity but that is not a world I want to be engrossed in, even if it does have a Scottish accent.

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Corny

Not the best story. Dialogue was corny and the story was sooo predictable it was painful. Too much sweetness. When the author referred to “her woman’s place I had to roll my eyes. Sorry. I won’t be listening to more from this author.

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Rescue by a Highlander

Rescued by a Highlander is a wonderful story about a girl who has, for the last 2 years, been horribly abused. She is then rescued by a neighboring Laird and goes through the overwhelming struggle of recovering from the traumatic experiences she has suffered at the hands of her stepbrother and former betrothed.
While I have enjoyed the story very much there are a few things that don't flow well in reflecting the time period. One is that they call her MacD, MacDonald being her proper name. the second thing that pulls me out of the flow of the time period is that they get very close to modern slang at certain points.

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It could have been better...

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No, I would not recommend this book to any of my friends. The storyline is far reaching…the whining voices used for the female characters made it very difficult for me to finish the book. Normally when I start listening to a book it’s either the storyline, narrator or both that draws me into the book and pushes me to listening all day and all night in order to get to the end of the story. With this book I have put it down a couple of times and forced myself to pick it back up to finish. If I wasn’t listening to it via the Romance package it would be my first return.

Would you ever listen to anything by Keira Montclair again?

Just to be fair...I may push myself to listen to the next book in the Clan Grant series. But since that books has the same narrator it may totally turn me off on any more books by this author.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Antony Ferguson?

I’m so sorry but this narrator was the biggest disappointment for me. The female voice interpretations are the WORST that I have ever heard. I would strongly recommend that if this author brings him back that she would bring in a female to read for all the female characters.

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  • Dim
  • 02-01-17

Not to shabby

Enjoyed this book for what it was. Sometimes it seemed a bit immature but I suppose the simplicity is relevant in a romance novel. Not a huge amount of romance however but the story line was interesting enough. The voice actor was annoying at first but soon grew on me. Lots of familiar names if you're into Outlander but maybe they're just fashionable Scottish names....

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  • Gwen Barber
  • 08-12-15

very good

very well written and the audio was very good, had to keep reading as the story line was very well written, Thank you