Captured by the Highlander (Highlander Series #1)

Captured by the Highlander (Highlander Series #1)

by Julianne MacLean
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Captured by the Highlander (Highlander Series #1) by Julianne MacLean

From bestselling author Julianne MacLean comes the fiery saga of three Highland warriors sworn to protect their homeland—and fight for the women they love…


Lady Amelia Sutherland would rather die than surrender to a man like Duncan MacLean. He is the fiercest warrior of his clan—her people’s sworn enemy—and tonight he is standing over her bed. Eyes blazing, muscles taut, and battle axe gleaming, MacLean has come to kill Amelia’s fiancé. But once he sees the lovely, innocent Amelia, he decides to take her instead…


Stealing the young bride-to-be is the perfect revenge against the man who murdered Duncan’s one true love. But Lady Amelia turns out to be more than a pawn of vengeance and war. This brave, beautiful woman touches something deep in Duncan’s soul that is even more powerful than a warrior’s fury. But when Amelia begins to fall in love with her captor—and surrenders in his arms—the real battle begins…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250016263
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 08/28/2012
Series: Julianne MacLean's Highlander Series , #1
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 4.12(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.84(d)

About the Author

Julianne MacLean is a USA Today bestselling author with degrees in English Literature and Business Administration. She is a three-time RITA finalist, and has won numerous awards, including the Booksellers' Best Award, the Book Buyers Best Award, and a Reviewers' Choice Award from Romantic Times for Best Regency Historical of 2005. She lives in Nova Scotia with her husband and daughter, and she is a dedicated member of Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada.

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Captured by the Highlander 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 254 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't know about most ladies out there but I do like the whole captor/falling in love and being ravished fantasy. When I read the first two pages, I was already sold. I couldn't stop reading! There are definitely some good twists in the book. Usually you can tell how a story is going to go, but this was a page turner. I read this book until 6 in the morning just because I wanted to know what was going to happen. I kept squealing and punching my boyfriend saying OMG blah blah happened and this and this happened!! ( all while he stares at me like im crazy ) but he got involved when i told him the story and he periodically asked what happened so far and would give predictions. Over all it was a great book. I rushed out this morning to buy the 2nt part and will be starting on it tonight. I hope it'll be as good as the first!
marianne68 More than 1 year ago
i loved this book. Such a great page turner that leaves you wanting more.
ReadersGroupsLiaison More than 1 year ago
In March 2011, USA Today bestselling author, Julianne MacLean makes her triumphant return to historical romance with a superb new Highlander Trilogy for her new publisher, St. Martin's Press debuting with CAPTURED BY THE HIGHLANDER. In 1716, Fort William in the Scottish Highlands, Lady Amelia Templeton is asleep in bed when she is awakened by a fierce warrior wielding his Lochaber axe at her. The English fiery haired, green-eyed beauty knows that she is in grave danger when she is confronted with the notorious, Duncan MacLean "The Butcher of the Highlands", a Jacobite traitor, who battles with his fellow Highlanders to see James II's son crowned King of England instead of German Prince, George of Hanover. Duncan is shocked when he discovers a gorgeous woman in bed instead of his bitter enemy, Lieutenant-Colonel, Richard Bennett, who he intended to kill that night. He's sure the woman must be Richard's whore but Amelia convinces him she is not only Richard's betrothed but also the daughter of a late revered English Army Colonel, the fifth Duke of Winslowe! Duncan threatens to cut off Amelia's head if she doesn't tell him where Richard is and when she says he's away on a mission Duncan decides to kidnap her. When Amelia refuses to go, Duncan strips her of her nightgown, forces her into her clothes and carries her over his shoulder down the fort wall! As they journey together and the handsome blue-eyed Duncan is joined by some of his men including, Angus "The Lion" MacDonald, Amelia discovers Richard might not be the courageous and honorable man she originally thought. However, Amelia still tries to escape Duncan by knocking him out with a rock and running to an English camp for help. Despite this, Duncan comes to her rescue when he discovers the drunken English soldiers trying to rape her. To see who ends up Amelia's true hero and love of her life read the captivating CAPTURED BY THE HIGHLANDER. Julianne MacLean has penned one of the best kidnap plots I've read in a long time with a dynamite couple and enough sexual tension in this fiery Highland tale to satisfy any romance reader!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author definitely knows how to keep her readers hooked! I couldn't put it down for the whole night. The love story is exciting and the plot behind it is surprising... especially a certain part. Of course there are some unrealistic occurrences, but hey, that is what fiction is for. Overall, a great read and I would recommend it to any woman looking for a romance.
lilyrose16 More than 1 year ago
I found this at Walmart and figured I'd try it. It was WELL worth it. I enjoyed the book and had it finished in a day.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of twist in this one!
Vetress Boyce More than 1 year ago
i stayed up till 3am reading this book. it has a great story line
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1716 Duncan "The Butcher of the Highlands" MacLean seeks to kill British Lieutenant Colonel Richard Bennett for the vicious murder of his loved one. With his sawed-off Lachaber axe swinging, the Jacobite traitor charges into a bedroom at Fort William where he expects his enemy sleeps. Instead, he encounters Bennett's betrothed Lady Amelia Templeton. She explains she is also the daughter of the late highly regarded revered English Colonel, the Duke of Winslowe. MacLean alters his plan by abducting Amelia and taking her into the Highlands. On their trek accompanied by his men, she sees how kind her captor is to everyone and begins to wonder about her fiancé. However, she escapes when she hits Duncan in the head with a rock. He comes to rescue her from intoxicated British soldiers who plan to rape her. However, his rescue leaves him caught by the British. Captured by the Highlander is a terrific Georgian romance starring a strong lead couple in which the Butcher learns rather quickly that when it comes to capturing a feisty female, he is the prisoner of her heart. The story line is driven by the triangle as the intelligent heroine revises her opinions of the two men in her life; the Butcher proves kind and caring killing only out of safety for his people while the Lieutenant kills as a big game hunter. Although some tension is abated by Bennett's prejudice that the Scottish are wild beasts to hunt down, readers will appreciate the changing relationship between Duncan and Amelia, as the heart of the matter is the Highlander is captured by the late English officer's daughter. Harriet Klausner
NavyWave62 More than 1 year ago
WISH I COULD GIVE IT MORE STARS!! I loved this book, very exciting, alot of twists, great character's, whether it is the main characters or the secondary ones. I couldn't put this book down. My heart ached for Duncan and his best friend. This is a must read book, one of the best Highlander books I have read.
LAS102905 More than 1 year ago
Great book if you love romance novels!
Morgan Herr More than 1 year ago
I understand this a fictional, adventurous romance novel, but no couple can have sex multiple times a night every night. The sex scenes were generic and too graphic. I also thought she gave into her kidnapper way too easily and too soon. It just much more fun to read a book that is at least somewhat beliveable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book! Great Read!
SallyPinkReviews More than 1 year ago
MacLean leaves you breathless with "Captured by the Highlander." Duncan MacLean has a ruthless reputation as the "Butcher of the Highlands," but when he kidnaps Lady Amelia Templeton, she tests him on so many levels and dares to ruin the Butcher's reputation. Set in Scotland in 1716, the story opens with Duncan's suspenseful kidnap of Amelia. He's looking for her betrothed, Colonial Richard Bennett, who is known for his brutality towards the Scots. Initially, Duncan, as the Butcher, just wants revenge, but he can't deny he's attracted to Amelia. She's headstrong, believes in her convictions, and dares to defy him. Amelia breaks away from Duncan and seeks refuge from a squad of English soldiers. Unfortunately, they're drunk and act poorly. Duncan saves Amelia, and the incident challenges her to understand his motivations. Duncan takes Amelia to Montcriffe where she discovers his true identity. Dare she give in to the passion Duncan evokes knowing the danger he faces if his secret is revealed? MacLean's writing is easy to read and plunges the reader in a suspense filled opening. The action is perfectly paced, allowing the reader to catch their breath before racing forward again. MacLean paints wonderful pictures with words allowing the reader to vividly see Duncan and Amelia's word in their mind. The most rewarding part is the characterization. Despite Duncan's ruthless reputation, his motivations are clear to the reader. As a reader, I easily lost my heart to him. Amelia is feisty, challenging, and when evidence presents itself, willing to give Duncan a chance. The story is sophisticated for romance readers with love scenes that capture the passion and sensually of the couple. MacLean will leave you breathless, wanting more tales of the Scottish highlands. "Captured by the Highlander" is a wonderful romantic escape on a rainy Saturday afternoon. I highly recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Over all, I enjoyed this book. The characters were well developed, as was the plot. However, I felt the book was longer than it needed to be-a bit drawn out.
MelaGreen More than 1 year ago
While it's been years since I have read a historical romance (much prefer paranormal these days) this one was decent. Not a Johanna LIndsay or Kathleen Woodiwiss but fairly good story line. The hero was a little hard to understand and his character seemed somewhat conflicted but had a satisfying ending,and a decent amount of passion making it a quick and easy read.
TigerLily_Johnson More than 1 year ago
Not the best the genre has to offer. I wasn't interested in the characters or the weak plot. The book seems to lose all momentum after the main characters consummate their relationship. There are better romance books out there so don't waste time with this one.
SugarPlums More than 1 year ago
I LOVED this book. Will certainly be reading again in the future. This is so far my favorite romance/erotic novel. I hope the author will keep writing novels like this one. The next two in the series were not as good but still well worth the reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!
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ReinMT More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, it was witty, romantic, funny, and also very pull worthy. What I mean it pulls you into the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love how you wrote this chapter! Trent reminds me of a guy at my school. Is that weird?
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