Seduction of a Highland Lass by Maya Banks
Also by this author: In Bed with a Highlander
Also in this series: In Bed with a Highlander
Published by Ballantine Books
Genres: Adult, Erotica/Historical, Historical Romance
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Maya Banks, the New York Times bestselling author of romance and romantic suspense has captivated readers with her steamy Scottish historical novels, perfect for fans of Julie Garwood. In Seduction of a Highland Lass, an indomitable Highland warrior is caught between loyalty and forbidden love.
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?
After I really highly enjoyed the first book in this series I couldn’t help myself. I read a few books inbetween but they all seemed to pale in comparison and I knew I just needed more steamy highlanders in my life again.
The thing that really pulled me into this story was the emotional aspects of this novel. I just loved that the hero, Alaric, wanted to do what was right for his clan by marrying the woman of another clan. He has honor and he will do what is necessary. That all gets thrown out the window when he is severely injured and he is taken in my an outcast of the highlander clans, Rionna. I instantly liked that we got another strong leading male but an even stronger female who has made it all these years with a dark secret as an outcast.
I felt these two just went together so well. I loved the combination and any scenes where they were together to talk and learn more about each other were priceless. I also loved their hidden romance. I loved the struggles that they both go through for their love. I just was speechless by the emotions in this one. I felt so many emotions while reading this one and it just captivated me. I loved all of the story but these two were just so amazing together.
Overall, I don’t want to give away the plot of this one but I feel that the plot in this one just melts into the background because the focus is their love and their relationship. I felt all of the emotions in this one and that is why I read books. I want to fall in love with characters and their story. I want to feel everything when I read so I loved that fresh feeling of falling in love despite the obstacles in their place. This was perfection and will be one of the top books of my reading year.