From Goodreads: A warrior is caught between family loyalty and forbidden love in book two of bestselling author Maya Banks’s sensual new trilogy featuring three indomitable Highlanders.
Fiercely loyal to his elder 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?
Read from January 05 to 06, 2012
Thought when finished: Damn you Maya Banks–I just cried darn it!
What I Loved: This was my favorite story in the trilogy. I cried, laughed, went “holy moly that was hot”, and fell in love with Alaric and Keeley. It was fantastically written and told! The thing that struck me the most was how emotionally tugging the final chapters were.
What I Liked: Getting to see all the McCabe Brothers and their loves. I love the McCabe Clan and they really shined in this story.
What left me wanting? I was craving Caelen and Rionna’s story!
From Goodreads: In a tale of strong ties and true love, Maya Banks’s trilogy comes to its stunning conclusion, as the youngest McCabe brother uses sword and seduction to save his clan—and seal his heart.
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
Read for Fun
Challenges: Read for Fun
Overall Rating: 4.50
Story Rating: 4.50
Character Rating: 4.50
First thing I thought when Finished: Good wrap up of the trilogy but wanted Gannon to fall madly in love with someone 🙂
What I Loved: Never Love a Highlander wrapped up the McCabe Trilogy very well leaving us with hope, love, and family. I always like when everyone is involved in the last book and you leave a series smiling. This was definitely one of those stories that I thought weaved together very well. Rionna was a fantastic leading lady and I felt her story was moving.
What I Liked: Caelen and Rionna were a fantastic couple but I didn’t love them as much as the other two couples. That being said, I was rooting for them the whole time!
What left me wanting: Gannon not getting an HEA! I really loved his character 🙂
Final Thought: I would highly recommend the whole series!
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