primary language: English
original title: Seduction of a Highland Lass (McCabe Trilogy, #2)
series: McCabe Trilogy #2
A warrior is caught between family loyalty and forbidden love in book two of bestselling author Maya Banks’s sensual new trilogy featuring three indomitable Highlanders. Fiercely loyal to his elder brother, Alaric McCabe leads his clan in the fight for their birthright. Now he is prepared to wed for duty, as well. But on his way to claim the hand of Rionna McDonald, daughter of a neighboring chieftain, he is ambushed and left for dead. Miraculously, his life is saved by the soft touch of a Highland angel, a courageous beauty who will put to the test his fealty to his clan, his honor, and his deepest desires. An outcast from her own clan, Keeley McDonald was betrayed by those she loved and trusted. When the wounded warrior falls from his horse, she is drawn to his strong, lean body. The wicked glint in his green eyes ignites a passion that will follow them back to Alaric’s keep, where their forbidden love draws them deeper into the pleasures of the flesh. But as conspiracy and danger circle closer, Alaric must make an impossible choice: Will he betray his blood ties for the woman he loves?
I hands down loved this book! I loved it better than the first one, I loved its story line, I love the Hero, I loved the Heroine and I just gosh darn it love everything about it! The story between Alaric and Keeley almost tore me apart. I was teary eyed on more than one occasion during this read. Their secret love for another was bittersweet because Alaric is already engaged to another woman from another clan to help forge an alliance between the clans.
There is everything you could want in this story. There is a beautiful, heart wrenching love story, humour and action. The author is very descriptive and I could just imagine the beautiful Highlands while reading. The characters are very likable - I just fell in love that little bit more with the reclusive brother Caelen. He showed us another side of himself in this book, and I’m ticking off the days until I get to read his mysterious story.
I don’t usually go into too much detail about sex scenes, but I just have to with this one. These two are HAWT! Alaric was most certainly showing of his inner Dom in one of these scenes, and I can tell you that even I was cheering for the medieval Highland Dom to come out!
I will warn you that this book has a very emotional end. It just comes out of nowhere and kicks you in the arse. I was in tears and the only thing that got me through it was the knowledge that surly something had to change, right?
Five stars seem to low of a rating for this novel. It really was a book that pulled at the old heart strings. This books a real winner for me but I have a funny feeling that Caelens book will be the one that steals all the lime light from his brothers.