Series: McCabe Trilogy #2
Published by Ballatine Books on 09/27/2011
Genres: Adult, Historical Romance, Romance
Maya Banks, the New York Times bestselling author of erotic romance, romantic suspense, and contemporary romance, has captivated readers with her steamy Scottish historical novels, perfect for fans of Julie Garwood. In Seduction of a Highland Lass, an indomitable Highland warrior is caught between loyalty and forbidden love.
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?
I seriously cannot get enough of Maya Bank’s historical romances (despite the unfortunate -in my opinion – covers and titles). And there are only 5 of them! 5! That is not enough, although I think another is coming out next year.
Anyway, Seduction of a Highland Lass by Maya Banks was wonderful, although not my favorite of hers (as if anything could ever top Never Seduce a Scot). I was so immersed the love story between Keeley and Alaric, that I could not put this book down.
Seduction of a Highland Lass is the second book in The McCabe Trilogy set in Medieval Scotland. Alaric is the middle McCabe brother, and he’s set to marry Rionna McDonald to form an alliance that will benefit the whole McCabe clan. However, on his way to The McDonald’s holding, he’s attacked and seriously injured. He ends up at Keeley’s cottage, and she nurses him back to health.
Keeley was kicked out of her clan, and it made me really sad to hear the details about that. But Keeley is strong and determined, and has survived on her own for the last few years as a healer. Keeley and Alaric form a strong bond during the time she takes care of him, and it’s wonderful and awful at the same time, because Alaric is promised to another. The chemistry between Keeley and Alaric is a ridiculously strong. And whoa, this book is steamy. Seriously steamy, my friends. But there are so many sweet moments between Keeley and Alaric too.
I was so nervous because I couldn’t see how Keeley and Alaric would be able to be together. Alaric is an honorable man (I just love honorable heroes!) and once he marries Rionna, he’s won’t fool around with anyone else, even if his heart belongs to Keeley. But he also can’t cancel the wedding because the alliance will benefit his whole clan, and he wants to help them. Keeley, who is adopted into the McCabe clan, also wants to do what needs to be done to help her new clan. So, you see, there really weren’t options for them. But it’s a romance, so I was guaranteed a HEA!
Although I didn’t love this one as much as In Bed with a Highlander or Never Seduce a Scot, it’s still such a captivating story. I was completely engrossed in a matter of seconds and I needed to see how this would end. I highly recommend The McCabe Trilogy if you’re a historical romance fan with an especially strong love of medieval settings. I cannot wait to read the last book in this series.