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Highlander Most Wanted by Maya Banks
Series: Montgomery's & Armstrong's #2
Published by Ballantine Books on 2013
Genres: Erotica, Historical
Reviewed by Miranda
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERMaya Banks, the bestselling author of erotic romance, romantic suspense, and contemporary romance, has captivated readers with her steamy Scottish historical novels, perfect for fans of Julie Garwood. In Highlander Most Wanted, a reclusive woman content to live in the shadows shows a Highland warrior the true meaning of love. Genevieve McInnis 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.
The last year has been hell for Genevieve McInnes. She was taken by a madman and abused at his every whim. She thinks things may be looking up when her captor is killed by a rival clan. She may finally be free from the daily torture. Perhaps she can live out her days as an abbess. She knows her plans are about to change as she takes one look at the man claiming the castle.
Bowen Montgomery is set on avenging his sister-in-law’s torment at the hands of the McHugh’s. However, it seems that Patrick McHugh has fled and left his people to fend for themselves. As he claims the McHugh castle as a Montgomery holding, he attempts to turn it into a safe place but there are still nefarious dealings going on and he knows not who he can trust. Yet, he cannot deny the extreme pull he feels towards the woman they all call whore. Bowen is determined to get to the truth behind the McHugh’s behavior even if it kills him. Will he find love in the process?
Maya Bank’s Highlander Most Wanted sizzles with chemistry and pops with an exciting plot line! Genevieve is an amazing heroine. I have to give it to Ms. Banks she knows how to write smart and savvy women. I always know going into one of Banks books that the women will be tough and the men will be heroic. Highlander Most Wanted is no different. Genevieve has been through a terrible amount of pain but it has made her stronger and once she makes up her mind nothing will stop heror in the past nothing would. Now she is confused by the desire that Bowen makes her feel.
Bowen Montgomery is a strong hero teeming with spicy pheromones. He wants to do right by his kin and the woman that frustrates and attracts him like no other. Everyone is telling him how bad Genevieve is but he can’t fight the need to protect her. There are so many great moments between these two. They made me laugh and curse many times throughout the story.
Banks is making a name for herself in the historical genre. Highlander Most Wanted is just another example of how Ms. Banks’ pen turns out diamonds.