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Never Love a Highlander (McCabe Trilogy #3)

Never Love a Highlander (McCabe Trilogy #3)

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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 Never Love a Highlander, the youngest McCabe brother uses sword and seduction to save his clan—and seal his heart.
 
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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 Never Love a Highlander, the youngest McCabe brother uses sword and seduction to save his clan—and seal his heart.
 
Caelen McCabe’s young, reckless heart nearly destroyed his clan. Now, putting family loyalty above all else, he steps up to marry his older brother’s jilted bride and salvage the uneasy alliance between two clans. While beautiful Rionna McDonald is a fit wife for any man, Caelen trusts no woman, especially not this sweet temptress who torments him with white-hot longing.

As the sacrificial lamb in her father’s power game, Rionna will do her duty but vows to protect her heart and her pride from humiliation. Despite everything, though, the heat in Caelen’s touch melts her defenses, and she craves the sensual delights of a husband who guards his emotions as fiercely as his clan. But when the ultimate battle for the McCabe legacy is upon them, Rionna’s true warrior spirit emerges. She will risk the wrath of her father, the fury of her enemies, and her life to prove to Caelen that his wife’s love is too precious to lose.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Third time’s the charm for Banks’s third McCabe novel (after Sept. 2011’s Seduction of a Highland Lass). Caelen, the youngest McCabe brother and the family’s last remaining bachelor, is duty-bound to take uppity Rionna McDonald as his bride. Alas, even their wedding night proves a dud when the tomboyish lass imbibes a bit too much ale and passes out cold. This is hardly a propitious omen as the McCabe and McDonald clans join to battle archenemy Duncan Cameron. Even though this marriage of convenience doesn’t please either Caelen, still smarting from a former love gone sour, or Rionna, who’d prefer to wear trousers and spar with the men, they must make the best of it for the sake of the clans. Banks nicely balances bedroom and battlefield action as Rionna’s tough swordsmanship and Caelen’s tender lust propel the couple and the clans toward harmony. (Nov.)
From the Publisher
"Banks nicely balances bedroom and battlefield action as Rionnas tough swordsmanship and Caelens tender lust propel the couple and the clans toward harmony." —Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345519511
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/25/2011
Series:
McCabe Series, #3
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
131,530
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.10(d)

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From the Publisher
"Banks nicely balances bedroom and battlefield action as Rionnas tough swordsmanship and Caelens tender lust propel the couple and the clans toward harmony." —-Publishers Weekly

Meet the Author

Maya Banks is the bestselling author of The Darkest Hour, No Place to Run, Hidden Away, Sweet Possession, Sweet Temptation, Colter’s Woman, and Colter’s Lady. She lives in Texas with her husband, three children, and an assortment of pets.

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Never Love a Highlander 4.6 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 330 reviews.
Acanoffleas More than 1 year ago
Redonk Nutshell: Hasty marriage between two stubborn hot heads turns passionate If you're new to The McCabe series, start with book one. Each book can be read independently of the other, but you get a more in depth idea of each McCabe brother. Or more to the point, you'll understand my love for Caelen and his headstrong wife Rionna. You all know my love of dark and broody heros. Well, my friends, Caelen is everything dark and broody could be. Hard headed as he can be, his heart belongs solely to Rionna, whom he has stepped in to marry so his elder brother could marry another. Rionna is just as head strong as her husband, and she's had about enough of the McCabe men passing her off among them. When Caelen marries her she finally has some closure, but whether or not their relationship will work out for the better is another matter altogether. She has trained as a warrior, and Caelen wants nothing of it. He prefers her acting and looking like a woman. Rionna makes an effort to please him, but it falls flat. Together they learn how to compromise, and in the process they end up falling head over heels for each other. As with the other McCabe stories, Never Love a Highlander is a lovely romance with plenty of swoon worthy gushing. This one is probably my favorite if only because of how well Rionna and Caelen suit one another. I'm pretty sure I tore through this in a day. All in all, if you're considering partaking in this series it's definitely worth your while. Never Love a Highlander by Maya Banks, 305 pgs, 10/25/11 Rating: B Romance: 3/5 Raunch: 3/5
lordofbooks More than 1 year ago
I've read all Maya Bank's books. They are all great, full of romance. I can't wait to read the next one.
harstan More than 1 year ago
With his two older brothers finding the inconvenience of love (see In Bed with a Highlander and Seduction of a Highland Lass), the youngest McCabe sibling Caelen must complete the clan alliance with the McDonald brood by marrying Rionna McDonald. Neither wants this marriage as he distrusts females after a betrayal left his clan in peril and she prefers to fight with men and not kiss them. They do their duty as the two clans need each other to battle their common enemy Duncan Cameron, but on their wedding night Rionna passes out from too much ale. However, Rionna and Caelen find they enjoy love making with one another. Still though he has fallen in love with his trouser wearing wife and her with him, Caelen anticipates her betrayal. By the time he learns how loyal she is, he may be too late. The third sword and romance McCabe brother historical is a terrific finish to a strong saga as the youngest sibling finds love in a marriage of political and military convenience. Action-packed from start to finish, sub-genre fans know this is one author we can bank on for a wonderful tale. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every one of these books are great.
FastReaderMJ More than 1 year ago
This book is the third in the McCabe brothers trilogy and for me it was the absolute best! These were the first books that I have read of Maya Banks and I couldn't get enough. To enjoy this book completely I think that you MUST read the previous books...they set the story for this one and the dramatic ending of this trilogy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all 3 and this one is my favorite! Caelen and Rionna are a perfect pair. It was great to see a woman so strong and have her flex a little "warrior" muscle! The humor and romance between them was beatiful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Maya banks is a wonderful writer! I am so glad i came upon this series because it really is my favorite!! Perfect writing and nothing to complain about.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a romance junkie, but this series is my favorite!
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This trilogy should be made into a movie or miniseries!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was like Christmas when I realized my pre-order was ready today. Over half way done the book. Maya Banks has written a great series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!!!
Anonymous 9 months ago
Another amazing book by Maya Banks. I loved it. I will definitely be recommending this book to my friends
Anonymous 11 months ago
I couldn't stop reading! The characters were so real. I could have done without the detailed love scenes personally but otherwise great story telling and discipline details of the land and keeps.
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Yuga?
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Wanting more!!!!!!!
pilsilver30 More than 1 year ago
this book contained a lot of danger scenes! which were very well written by the author. loved everything about main characters evolving love and especially fierce loyalty. Very enjoyable read.
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