Review: Highlander Most Wanted (The Montgomerys and Armstrongs #2) by Maya Banks

Posted March 27, 2013 by Felicia S in 2013 Read, 4.25 Wine Glasses, Reviews / 20 Comments

Review: Highlander Most Wanted (The Montgomerys and Armstrongs #2) by Maya BanksSource: Edelweiss EBook Review

Format: eBook

Highlander Most Wanted by Maya Banks

Date Read: 2/17/2013

Genre: Historical, Romance

In Highlander Most Wanted, a reclusive woman content to live in the shadows shows a Highland warrior the true meaning of love.

Genevieve McInnes 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.

More Information:
Series: The Montgomerys and Armstrongs #2

Also by this author: Enticed by His Forgotten Lover, In Bed with a Highlander, Softly at Sunrise, Never Seduce a Scot, Keep Me Safe
Also in this series: Never Seduce a Scot

My Thoughts

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Read from February 25 to 27, 2013
Read for Review (edelweiss)
Overall Rating:4.25
Story Rating:4.25
Character Rating:4.25


First Thought When Finished: Beauty and the Beast reversed and there were kilts! FTW!

Story Thoughts: Again Maya has wowed me with a story that involves an unusual character. This time it was a reverse Beauty and The Beast type of story. I thought Genevieve’s story was heartbreaking and yet at the same time hopeful. She had external scarring that only scraped the surface of showing the internal/mental scars from a brutal year of torture. Her journey to “freedom” was beautifully told and with each step she took towards being her own person again, the more I was rooting for her! For me, this whole story was based on one woman’s struggle to reclaim her life and set a new journey for herself. Though Gen did not always see it that way, as a reader it is what got me invested!

Character Thoughts: Genevieve was a strong, smart, and incredibly damaged leading character that screams root for me. She was put in a horrendous position and lived when a lesser person would have died. What she put up with from the clan, through the old laird, and even from Bowen in the beginning made me want to scoop her up in a bear hug! Bowen, what to say about him. Can’t say he was really my favorite in the beginning and he really only got me on his team when he stood up for Gen (not out of lust but out of protection). In the end though his kilted manliness won me over.

Final Thought: Why or why don’t I have the third book yet *sigh*

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20 responses to “Review: Highlander Most Wanted (The Montgomerys and Armstrongs #2) by Maya Banks

  1. Anytime I hear the word “kilt” I get a little weak in the knees. *swoon* this may have to be my first Banks series to tackle.

  2. His kilted manliness won you over. Probably wasn’t too hard. Both you and Jenny recommended this author so I am adding her to my list. This sounds like all kinds of fun!

  3. Ooo! I’m intrigued by a reversed Beauty and the Beast storyline. Plus, there are kilts! Can you believe I’ve never read Maya Banks? Shame on me!

  4. LOVED this one and so am going to pick up that first book! Okay, all her books (your fault). I’m with you, Bowen took a minute for me to warm to him, but by standing up for her, totally won me over. 😀 So, where are our clean, manly kilted warriors?

  5. YEAH!!!! I loved this book Felicia! Genevieve was awesome, she had me in tears many a time in the first half, and I literally wanted to reach in and punch almost everyone in the McHugh Keep. IN THE FACE FELICIA! Their treatment of her made me sick. But it made for good reading:) Bowen took a little while to grow on me too, but I of course ended up loving him. Can’t wait for Brodie!

    • Oh I know! I want to go “omp upside your head, I said omp upside your head” with a baseball bat. Yes I was going to get all today on their historical hineys!

      The next book will be sooooooooooooooooooo good, I just know it!

  6. Maya Banks is such a great writer! I love her stories — especially when they involve highlanders! Genevieve was an excellent character. Her sad story made me cry!