HIGHLANDER MOST WANTED (The Montgomerys and Armstrongs #2) by Maya Banks
352 pages, paperback
Available March 13, 2013
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Review copy provided by publisher
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.
First Date: There's just something about a man in a kilt that makes me swoon. Throw in the gorgeous accent and I'm a puddle on the floor so this first date went swimmingly. Dressed in said kilt with that drool-worthy accent, Bowen Montgomery is strong and manly and has very sexy knees (I'm just assuming. I mean, the rest of him is all ripply and gorgeous so I'm projecting.). He's also a really good guy, willing to look past his prejudices against the McHughs and beneath all the muck the McHughs painted Genevieve with to see the beautiful, broken woman beneath.
Second Date: Why everybody gotta hate on Genevieve? Sure, she's been uglied up by the bad dude and they all think she slept with him (which she did but only because she was forced) but she's sweet and quiet and tries her best not to rock the boat (well, except that one time when she ratted the McHugh out to the Montgomerys and brought down their wrath). Don't they see that she's only trying to help them? Poor Genevieve.
Third Date: A pretty good date all around, though I wish Genevieve would have stood up for herself a bit more, even with Bowen. The option to call for a fourth date is in play but only if Bowen brings me chocolate while wearing his kilt...and only his kilt. It is Valentine's Day, after all.
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