Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Tasty Highlander Action

In Bed with a Highlander by Maya Banks

Summary: Ewan McCabe, the eldest, is a warrior determined to vanquish his enemy. Now, with the time ripe for battle, his men are ready and Ewan is poised to take back what is his—until a blue-eyed, raven-haired temptress is thrust upon him. Mairin may be the salvation of Ewan’s clan, but for a man who dreams only of revenge, matters of the heart are strange territory to conquer.

The illegitimate daughter of the king, Mairin possesses prized property that has made her a pawn—and wary of love. Her worst fears are realized when she is rescued from peril only to be forced into marriage by her charismatic and commanding savior, Ewan McCabe. But her attraction to her ruggedly powerful new husband makes her crave his surprisingly tender touch; her body comes alive under his sensual mastery. And as war draws near, Mairin’s strength, spirit, and passion challenge Ewan to conquer his demons—and embrace a love that means more than revenge and land.

Review: A fun romance with a strong female character and sexy Highlanders.

Mairin is a very strong character. She is courageous, smart, and stubborn. Luckily Mairin is not stubborn beyond belief like some romance characters and knows when to back down. She is cool under pressure and has a big heart. I love how she was willing to protect Crispin even though she had no idea who he was. Ewan is a bit of a hulking he man and I do not like how he orders Mairin around, but he is a decent man. I liked the brothers too. They warmed up to Mairin fairly quickly. 

Duncan is evil (but of course he would be) and tries to obtain Mairin's dowry. She escapes of course, but Duncan continues to be a thorn in their side. Her dowry, being a daughter of the king, and Duncan seem like very big plot devices to bring Mairin and Ewan together. One or two would have been fine, but all three is a little much. I liked the romance between Mairin and Ewan. Ewan was a bit of an ass at times, but they both did truly come to care about each other. I am eager to read the next two books about the brothers. 


Recommendation: I would recommend this book to fans of historical romance or romance involving Highlanders.

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