Thursday, April 4, 2013

ARC Review: Highlander Most Wanted by Maya Banks

Highlander Most Wanted (The Montgomerys and Armstrongs #2)
by Maya Banks
Publisher: Ballantine Books 
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Blurb by Goodreads
Maya Banks, the New York Times 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 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.
Maya Banks has done it again, another 5 star - Perfect novel in The Montgomerys and Armstrongs series. Highlander Most Wanted (The Montgomerys and Armstrongs #2) was an emotional roller coaster ride for me.

What I love most about this series is that the heroine’s are broken and damaged but they are strong will characters. Genevieve was taken prisoner by Ian who made her his personal whore but not by choice. She takes a lot of torment from Ian’s Clan as they all think she is his whore by choice. They are hateful and mean to her but she holds her head up high and will not let Ian or his Clan know how much they have broken her down. There is one Clan Woman she is able to bond a friendship with and knows the real reason she is with Ian. I loved the friendship with Taliesan. What broke my heart more is what Genevieve had to do in order to get free and what she did to protect someone else. This leads to a big betrayal towards Bowen, his family and Clan. Did not see this betrayal coming and added so much to the novel.

Bowen like his brothers and Clan do not take to kindly when woman are being treated bad. Bowen starts becoming protective of Genevieve. He promises her that he will protect her and grant her wishes of being free. Loved Bowens character as he was willing to put her need of freedom first even though he was in love with her. Maya Banks had me shedding a few tears towards the end but not to worry I was also shedding a few happy tears.
Loved them as a couple. As always Maya Banks writes the hottest sex scenes and well written. Loved how Bowen still thought she was beautiful even though she had a scar on her face from Ian knifing her to make sure no one would want her. He loved her for her strength and feisty determination.
It was a joy to see Eveline and Graeme again from Never Seduce a Scot (The Montgomerys and Armstrongs #1). Loved all the secondary characters, especially Taliesan and Brodie. I could tell Brodie was already showing interest in Taliesan right from the beginning. He was already caring for her and showing signs of protectiveness towards her. I am excited that their story is next in Highland Ever After (The Montgomerys and Armstrongs #1).

Highlander Most Wanted is another keeper for me in The Montgomerys and Armstrongs series. Highly recommend this series if you love your highlanders sweet with a sexy alpha male attitude. I would read this series in order since Genevieve plays a big role in Never Seduce a Scot (The Montgomerys and Armstrongs #1) and Highlander Most Wanted (The Montgomerys and Armstrongs #2) continues the storyline. If read this novel first you will not be lost and will have an idea of what happened in book 1, but to really appreciate the story line I would highly recommend reading in order.
ARC provided by Ballantine Books at NetGalley for an honest review. 


  1. I tried reading one of her books a couple of years ago and couldn't get into it but this one looks like one by her that I would like.
    Great review :)
    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

    1. Her other novels are either erotic or Romantic suspense. I love how she writes her highlander series.


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