In Bed with a Highlander by Maya Banks
Date Read: December 2011
Genre: Historical, Romance
Maya Banks' beguiling new trilogy features three unforgettable brothers risking everything to save their clan and their legacy—and to surrender their hearts to love.
Ewan McCabe, the eldest, is a warrior determined to vanquish his enemy. Now, with the time ripe for battle, his men are ready and Ewan is poised to take back what is his—until a blue-eyed, raven-haired temptress is thrust upon him. Mairin may be the salvation of Ewan's clan, but for a man who dreams only of revenge, matters of the heart are strange territory to conquer.
The illegitimate daughter of the king, Mairin possesses prized property that has made her a pawn—and wary of love. Her worst fears are realized when she is rescued from peril only to be forced into marriage by her charismatic and commanding savior, Ewan McCabe. But her attraction to her ruggedly powerful new husband makes her crave his surprisingly tender touch; her body comes alive under his sensual mastery. And as war draws near, Mairin's strength, spirit, and passion challenge Ewan to conquer his demons—and embrace a love that means more than revenge and land.
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Series: McCabe Trilogy #1
Also by this author: Enticed by His Forgotten Lover, Softly at Sunrise, Never Seduce a Scot, Highlander Most Wanted, Keep Me Safe br> br>
Won from Library Thing’s Early Reviewer Program
(Won in June Received in November)
Overall Rating 4.5
Story Rating 4.5
Character Rating 4.5
NOTE: Totally irked over cover—don’t describe a guy as long black hair (which I totally pictured) and then have a guy with short hair on the front. Sorry that is just a cover pet peeve of mine.
What I Loved: The McCabe brothers—seriously these are some h-a-w-t highlanders. Actually, the thing I loved the most about In Bed with A Highlander was that it reminded me of why I wanted to time travel, visit the highlands, and fall in love with a laird. It took me back to reading as a teenager and having all those fantasies. FANTASTICALLY done Maya Banks!
What I Liked: The detail in this book was done brilliantly. Maya gave you just enough description to feel like you were there but left enough of up to your imagination to insert your own scenery.
Complaints: See the Note above—cover, cover, cover!
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