Highlander Most Wanted by Maya Banks {Amanda’s Review}

Posted 11 September, 2013 by Amanda / 8 Comments

Highlander Most Wanted by Maya Banks {Amanda’s Review}Highlander Most Wanted by Maya Banks
Series: The Montgomerys and Armstrongs #2
four-half-stars
Also in this series: Never Seduce a Scot
Genres: Historical, Romance, Scottish
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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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.

Give me all the Highlanders, plz.

Thoughts on Highlander Most Wanted

Maya Banks never fails to elicit extreme emotion from me. And then you get conversations like this:

Amanda: *flails* MAYA BANKS, WHAT YOU DO TO ME!
Kelly: YESSSSS!
Amanda: I NEED MOAR HIGHLANDERS *FLAILS*
Kelly: Don’t you LOVE them????
Amanda: THEY MAKE ME WANT TO WEEP WITH JOY.
Kelly: LOL! Did you finish the book?
Amanda: Yes. Just did. I WANT MOAR.
Kelly: The 3rd book doesn’t come out until MARCH! WOE WOE WOE.
Amanda: Noooooooo. But it’s Brodie and Taliesan. AND THAT’S WHAT I WANT.
Kelly: I knooooooow.
Amanda: But I also want a story for ALL THE BROTHERS. And Rorie. ALL THE SIBLINGS.
Kelly: I AGREE!
Amanda: Gah. I NEED ALL THE MAYA BANKS HIGHLANDERS NOW.

ALL THE MAYA BANKS HIGHLANDERS. Is it March yet? No? Dammit. I suppose I’ll have to actually write a review then.

I picked up Highlander Most Wanted on my birthday bookstore trip. I’ve found that Maya Banks’s Highlander books cut through any reading apathy or afternoon with ease. They’re perfect escape books, and Highlander Most Wanted was no exception.

Maya Banks has a formula, to be sure. But each couple is so carefully nuanced that it never feels like a formula. Genevieve has had a shitty year. Captured by a bastard, she’s given up hope. UNTIL BOWEN SHOWS UP. Watching the fierce warrior fall under her spell never gets old. NEVER. And I want more.

The Montgomery and the Armstrong siblings are the perfect companions to spend an afternoon with. Whenever I need an escape read, they deliver. (Yeah. They deliciously deliver.) And sometimes, we need the escape reads–the ones that have us reading cover to cover without little pause because we can’t tear ourselves away. And Maya Banks hasn’t failed me yet.

four-half-stars

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8 Responses to “Highlander Most Wanted by Maya Banks {Amanda’s Review}”

    • Dude. I’m in denial too. And not just because I want this book. I’d like to skip the Minnesota winter and proceed straight to spring again. UNLESS, I suppose, I had a Highlander to weather the winter with me. Hmm….

  1. I LOVE HIGHLANDERS!! (Of course, you know that. But seriously, I’m obsessed. If I had my way, I’d live in Scotland and marry me a braw, brawny Highlander who loves to wear a kilt with nothing under it.)

  2. I really need to read the first series of the Highlanders. I own the first two books in the beginning Highlander series but have yet to start them. In fact I own many things by Banks that I have yet to try.

    Thanks for the great review, now I want to escape with a highlander for an evening. :)

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