Sunday, February 24, 2013

Highlander Most Wanted 18+

The following review is for 18+ readers.

Highlander Most Wanted (The Montgomerys and Armstrongs, #2)
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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


*** Edelweiss gave me this arc in exchange of an honest review***

The blurb of this book did not do it justice. Highlander Most Wanted was a totally absorbing read. I finished it one sitting, I just did not want to put it down.
We start this book sort of in the middle. Genevieve, our heroine, has already endured the most horrid of torments. Her captor is dead, but she is not yet free, trapped by her "fallen" reputation, although not of her own making, she is shamed, she hates what she has become and all that she has had to endure to survive. She has literally been stripped of all dignity and to top it all off she is hated by the clan who kept her captive. This part I found incredibly hard to take, I was angry for her. I was honestly emotionally shredded by her circumstances.
If anyone is in need of a knight in shining armour, it is Genevieve. Enter Bowen Montgomery a man set on revenge for a wrong done to his sister in law. He is honour, dignity and goodness incarnate. He quickly sees to the truth of things and sets about righting the incredible wrongs done to Genevieve.
This was my favourite sort of romance. It wasn't fast and rushed, there were many trials and tribulations that they had to go through before they could even get to the bottom of their feelings for each other. So much suffering as well takes it's toll, so learning to trust, regaining hope, learning to live again all took a front seat to passion between these two.
I loved all things about this book. Everything was so well done, the back story horrifying, but not over the top. These things were also not gone into in detail but they were described in a way that left no doubt to the very real chilling situation our heroine found herself in. The characters form the villain , hero, heroine and all the secondary characters were all interesting and very well fleshed out. Nobody felt hollow. The pacing was perfect, I was riveted the whole way through and as I said before I never put the book down. The passion and love I felt between the couple felt real and I will admit to shedding a tear or two towards the end.
This is a very high quality romance book, by a very high quality author. I have read other books of Maya Banks in her Mcabe Trilogy and these are of the same quality. Just simply how romance books should be. I will definitely be reading more books in this series.
Thank you Edelweiss for giving me the privilege to read this arc copy of Highlander Most Wanted. It was a pleasure.  

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  1. I love Maya Banks and her writing style! I can't wait to get my hands on this book. Great review!

    Inx from Inklings of two Booklings

  2. Thanks Inx :) I was very excited to get an arc of this book, it ws very, very good.