Published September 27th 2011 by Ballantine Books
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?
First Line(s): Alaric McCabe looked out over the expanse of McCabe land and grappled with the indecision plaguing him.
Favorite Line(s): “I know you told me not to kiss you, lass, but I should warn you that I’ve never been good at taking directions.”
My Review: I was on edge a few times during this book, wasn't sure how Maya Banks was going to turn it around, but boy did she!
I think Alaric might be in my top 5 of favorite Highlanders. He is all Alpha, all the time ( seems to be a strong trait amongst the McCabe's). You get steamy sex filled with true feelings. Maya Banks may not add all the Highlander talk but she knows how to work her magic in giving us a true historical love story and I can't wait to open up the 3rd book in this series ( hubby gave it to me for Christmas).
Almost done playing catch up, feels good!