Review: Never Love A Highlander by Maya Banks

Posted February 12, 2012 by Annie in Reviews / 6 Comments

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Review: Never Love A Highlander by Maya Banks
Never Love A Highlander
by Maya Banks

4.5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: October 25, 2011
Series: McCabe Trilogy #3
Published by Ballantine Books
Pages: 305
 

Maya Banks has really outdone herself with his stunning highlander stories. NEVER LOVE A HIGHLANDER is Caelen’s story. He is the youngest of the McCabe brothers. In the previous book, SEDUCTION OF A HIGHLAND LASS, Caelen makes a big decision and willingly sacrifices his happiness for the good of the plan. Now, bound by duty to wed Rionna of the McDonald clan, Caelen does the honourable thing and weds the lass even though it’s a marriage of convenience.

Rionna has been passed from brother to brother and finally her pride has taken a blow. As a warrior woman, she isn’t used to being told what to do. However, she knows her place and knows the importance of gaining an alliance with the McCabes, so even though something about Caelen scares her, she brings him to her McDonald land where he is to become their new laird.

In terms of style, this book is closest to the first one. Caelen and Ewan sort of have similar personalities. They are men used to being obeyed. However, whenever Caelen tries to control Rionna, the woman bites back, not used to following orders herself. Riona isn’t a docile kitten and Caelen doesn’t know how to handle her.

As Caelen stresses over the coming war and training his new men for battle, he also has the task of turning Rionna into a woman fit to rule by his side. He wishes her to be more complacent, dress more like a lady, etc but that’s not Rionna at all. A clash of wills happens and it was interesting to read how they worked those differences out.

One place where they were in perfect unison is in bed. Banks writes steamy scenes that can make a girl swoon. These highlanders definitely know their way around the bedroom and if this in any indication of how the rest of the series will be, then I’m all in.

NEVER LOVE A HIGHLANDER is a satisfying end to one story arc, but with the coming of more books in this series, it won’t be a difficult decision to say I’ll be reading those too.

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About Maya Banks

Maya Banks is the #1 New York Times, #1 USA Today and international bestselling author of over 50 novels. A wife and mother of three, she lives in Texas.

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Annie

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I’m an obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I write New Adult Dystopian and Contemporary Romance under the pen name Ana Jolene (http://www.anajolene.com). I also work as a virtual assistant for authors. You also can find me as a reviewer and columnist for FreshFiction.com.

When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.

When I’m not submerged in a good book, you can find me musing about makeup and planners or dreaming about Kpop boys and beaches. Until then, check out my reviews and let’s talk books!
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Maya is an auto buy for me. These McCabe brothers are hot. Enjoyed the review.

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Thanks Shelly! Maya Banks has definitely become one of my auto buy authors now too!

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This was my favorite book of the series. I just love Caelen and Rionna together.

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I love Maya so much and this cover is scorching! Putting this on my wish list for sure!

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I loved them all. They were awesome.
Can’t wait for more.

Becky, all the covers in this series are great! They have Paul Marron on them!!!

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Sounds pretty good I definitely need to get this series!!