In Bed with a Highlander Paperback
by Maya Banks
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 368 pages
- Publisher: Random House USA Inc
- Publication Date: 13/09/2011
- Category: Historical romance
- ISBN: 9780345519474
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Review by onyx95
Hiding away for so many years in an Abbey gave Mairin Stuart had a false sense of security. Hearing the demands of the intruders brought her to full attention. Never wanting the Sisters of the Abbey to be harmed protecting her, she stepped forward and was immediately man handled till the men could verify that she was Mairin Stuart, the heir of ‘Neamn Alainn’. Finding the royal brand, Duncan Cameron’s men “escorted her” to his keep. Along the way a young boy, Crispin McCabe stumbled into the camp and found a champion in Mairin. Escaping the castle, Crispin knew where to go, his father would protect her from all her enemies. Finding his son was all that mattered to Ewan McCabe, discovering what and who his champion really was needed some time. The discovery of her identity, her dowry and her first borns inheritance gave him more hope for the future than he had carried for so many years. Book 1 ….. Fast paced, not all high intensity but all highly intriguing and attention grabbing. The calm was riddled with humorous moments that head me giggling several times throughout the book. Simply enjoyed all the characteristic traits of Mairin and Ewan’s devotion to his clan and duty. This is really a great book so glad there is another to follow and what a great set up for Alaric. Even though I can guess how the story will progress, I can’t wait to read it. I was lucky enough to receive this as an early reviewers copy, it took quite a while to get it (it was already available to the public for a month before I received mine) but I am so glad it finally arrived.
Review by cinful1121
Maya Banks has done it again!! This is a fabulous start to a brand new series from this talented author. I enjoyed this book from beginning to end and can't wait for the next installments to release, thank goodness that is back to back in Sept. & October or I may have gone scooters having to wait. One of the things I like most about Maya Banks writing is that she doesn't spend 20 pages explaining one setting or one event drawing it out to the point my eyes glaze over. She keeps a good pace with good dialogue which in turn keeps me entranced until I realize I've read the entire book. This book is Ewan McCabe & Mairin Stuart's story. He is Laird, eldest of the 3 McCabe brothers and a fierce warrior. She is the illegitimate daughter of the king who's been in hiding since she was a mere child. They are ultimately brought together by his son Crispen (who you just have to love) and initially wed to gain her dowry and lands. As she finds her footing and place within the McCabe clan she frequently causes a ruckus and disobeys her husband. It proves to be quite humorous as she has the habit of speaking out loud the thoughts in her head. Avoiding a ton of spoilers and in turn outlining the entire book I will leave off saying that this is a worthy read that will leave you wanting more! **I would like to thank Maya Banks for this Advance Reader's Copy it has been a pleasure to read and would happily do so anytime in the future**
Review by Musicalfrog
This story of the eldest of three brothers and the illegitimate daughter of a king was a nice read. It was refreshing to read a story where the two main characters don't deny they are attracted to each other and don't treat each other worse then they would thier garbage. I completely enjoyed it and I am looking forward to the other books in the series. I love Highlanders and this one is going on my will read again someday shelf.
Review by gincam
"In Bed with a Highlander", by Maya Banks, is the first book in a trilogy featuring three brothers, each a Highland Warrior destined to meet his soulmate through the twists and turns of fate. Ewan McCabe has waited eight long years to restore prosperity to his clan and to revenge the deaths of his wife and father. He will do whatever it takes to protect and preserve his young son's heritage. Ewan is a brave, brawny, battle-hardened Highland Warrior. The laird of his clan, and a leader among men. The unexpected arrival in his life of a spirited beauty with a royal dowry seems like the answer to the financial woes of his struggling clan. Mairin Stuart, illegitimate daughter of a king, his lived her life in the security of convent. Her property entitlement upon her marriage makes her a target for the most unscrupulous of suitors. When she is kidnapped from the convent, meant to become the bride of the ruthless Laird Duncan Cameron, her fate becomes intertwined with Ewan's young son, Crispen. Mairin is protective of Crispen, and when they are rescued by Ewan's brother, Alaric, she is given shelter by the McCabe clan. Once Ewan learns Mairin's true identity, he makes her options clear. She can marry him and have the family and security she has always craved, or she can fall prey to the avaricious Laird Cameron. Mairin agrees to become Ewan's wife, and she is quite surprised to learn that her fierce Highlander has a tender heart when it comes to those for whom he cares. As blazing passion grows toward a lasting true love, forces are at work to tear apart Mairin and her new-found family. It takes the might of a great Highlander and the heart of a very special woman to defeat their determined foe. This is an imminently readable and enjoyable historical romance. Having "met" Ewan's brothers, Alaric and Caelan, I look forward to reading their own stories in the upcoming books in the series. Review Copy Gratis Amazon Vine
Review by melorem
I truly enjoyed this book and am looking forward to the others in the trilogy. The story line is definitely typical of the historical romance genre but I found the development of characters to be detailed and exciting. It reminded me of past Julie Garwood romance books. Mairin is abducted from an abbey by Duncan Cameron who is only after her for the dowry she will bring to a marriage through her first born child. She is able to escape Duncan and his cruelty but finds herself needing protection. Ewan is Laird of his own tribe that is in dire straits. He suggests that they marry knowing that he can protect her and her dowry lands as well as their future children. Definitely looking forward to the next two books.
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