Book Review-Highlander Most Wanted

Book Review-Highlander Most WantedHighlander Most Wanted by Maya Banks
Also in this series: Never Seduce a Scot
Series: The Montgomery's and the Armstrong's #2
Published by Ballantine Books on March 19th 2013
Genres: Historical Romance, Medieval Era, Scottish Highlands
Pages: 352
Format: eBook
Source: Self Purchased
ISBN: 0345533240
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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.

My Review
After Ian is killed, Genevieve wonders what her fate will be, stuck behind the keeps door, with no place to go. Then Bowen Montgomery comes with a army, and storms the gates, and seeing only a few men, and women and children, he knows he has a big task ahead of him. When he meets Genevieve, he is stunned with a woman that even though rumored to have slept around some, there is a innocence he senses about her, and he knows that there is alot more to her than meets the eye. As he and his men try to solve the problems within the McHugh clan, a desire sparks between Bowen and Genevieve, and he finds himself falling in love with this beauty who takes his breath away with her kiss. However when he uncovers some hidden truths he knows he has some decisions to make that could make him lose her forever….but will he make the choice that is right for his wants and desires, or what is truly best for the one person who he loves more than life…

The Hero
Bowen, the second oldest, takes the responsibility of getting justice for those who would and did cause his sister in law harm, but when he meets a young woman, rejected by the McHugh Clan, but still strong willed despite her tormentors, but he knows there is something she is hiding from him, something very important. When he finds the truth though, he finds himself in love with her gentleness and kindness, and her passionate nature that intrigued him in the first place. Bowen knows that he will have to make a most difficult choice…one that could make him lose her forever….

The Heroine 
Genevieve, grew up in the bosom of a loving family, but the she was kidnapped by Ian, and forced by him to do things she only despised. She has lost all hope of ever being able to escape his abuse and torment, until she hears about the Montgomery’s. She knows they are her only hope, and so she hatches a plan, and finds herself facing Bowen Montgomery, so handsome and protective. She knows however, that even though she feels a growing desire between them, she realizes that after what she has done….she may never get her ever after with the one man she loves more than life itself.

My Thoughts 
Highlander Most Wanted is the second in this most incredible series by Maya Banks. Now I just love Banks Historical’s, they are amazingly written stories that take you back through time, so vividly portrayed, it makes you just want to go through a time portal yourself. After reading the first in the series, I just fell in love again with her second Historical series. Now I think I almost loved this one more than the first, there were so many aspects of the story that I enjoyed. It was definitely a page turner that will knock your socks off and make you want to fly. I felt like from beginning to end, like it was one of those romances that you just buy and re read forever. One of those unforgettable romances, that is written in such a way that it enthralls the reader and by the time its finished you just don’t want it to ever end. I really loved the way the author wove this story together so beautifully, and dealt with difficult issues and just fit it in together amazingly well. It was very emotionally heart wrenching, and I really enjoyed how the characters fit so well for the plot that was portrayed. I felt like everything fit perfectly and the flow of the story was as smooth as warm honey.  If anyone can make you fall in love with the Scottish Highlands, its Maya Banks. A Romance that will enchant you, a story filled with a tender romance, an intriguing plot and charming characters, that will keep a reader thirsting for more. You can’t go wrong with this series….. A TRUE TREASURE!!!

About Maya Banks

My name is Maya Banks and I live in Texas with my husband and three children and our assortment of pets. I’m more of a cat person, but my daughter became convinced she NEEDED a dog. So convinced in fact that it became her mission to convince her father and me. She prepared a two page handwritten proposal that detailed WHY she needed a dog, and well, after I sent her to her father (I knew he wouldn’t tell her no) we embarked on the search for the perfect dog. The journey that was two hours away and that I got pulled over for speeding while I was on the phone with my agent who had an offer from a publisher for one of my books… The officer wasn’t impressed. He wrote me a ticket anyway. Thus, I now tell my daughter that her dog turned into one very expensive concession! But isn’t he cute?

When I’m not writing, I love to hunt and fish with my family. We all love the outdoorsMaya's Dog and go on family hunting trips every year. We also love to travel. One of our more recent trips was to Scotland, which was every bit as comical as National Lampoon’s European Vacation. You know the part about “Look kids, Big Ben, Parliament” as they went round and round the roundabouts? Yeah, that was us, only we couldn’t even get out of the airport in Glasgow without hitting three of those suckers.

Perhaps the most rewarding aspect of a writing career is getting to meet so many wonderful readers. There’s nothing better than dishing books with someone who loves the romance genre as much as I do. Romance readers are passionate and vocal. We love our books, love our happily ever afters, and we love to spend time talking to others about our favorites. THIS is why I love my job so much, and I’m so grateful to readers who gave ME a chance when I began my career. So thank you.

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