Captured by the Highlander (Highlander Trilogy #1)
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…
Last night around midnight, I read a friend's review of this book. I had it on my nightstand, so I picked it up to see what was so fabulous about it.
I read til about 1 am (I think I made it about 115 pages) before I was forced to pry the book out of my own hands and set it aside for the night.
The book was fantastic, all except for one thing.
The dichotomy t ...more
I read Captured by the Highlander when it was a new release and had made some notes at the time, and marked it as a 4 star read, but then never got around to writing the actual review, so I’m doing that now.
No fault of the author’s, but this wasn’t the story I was expecting it to be because I had assumed it would be a continuation of Ms. MacLean’s The Rebel, but it didn’t seem connected at all. That said, I definitely enjoyed this book while reading it, but now, months later, I’m not able to p ...more
I liked reading both the hero and heroine. Amelia is brave and Duncan is somewhat of a brute ...more
I don’t want to marry a warrior. I want to marry a gentleman.In that one line, the heroine completely lost me. Though, she somewhat redeems herself at the end(thank goodness), her idealism and judgment led her to think and act naively & it got on my damn nerves at times.
The hero, Duncan: I could not reconcile his sudden love of and need for acceptance from the heroine with his renowned warrior persona, yet his co ...more
I understand an author's desire to have a character go from a naive, sheltered idiot to a less gullible, stronger heroine, but reading Amelia's prejudices against Highlanders and her unwavering praise of British soldiers made me mutter, "Really, bitch?" This would have been much more enjoyable for me if Amelia hadn't been quite such a simpleton.
As i start reading the book i loved Duncan's character. He was as i was imagine a warrior would be, but then as the story went ahead my opinion about him fell apart.
okay i see love makes weaker but seriously!? You can't change everything that you are all in the name of love and especially for someone who d ...more
***CAUTION: SPOILERS*** Let me start by saying that right off the bat, I fell in love with Duncan, the Butch ...more
Simply The Butcher storms a castle for revenge of someone he loved that was violently murdered by a soldier. He enters the bedchamber to slay the foe only he's not there , but his betrothed is. Needless to say he kidnaps her to get his revenge. There is a lot of sexual tension and a lot of anger on both their parts. Her for being kidnapped and him because of who she is and wha ...more
Button number one was the uber hot, devastatingly handsome hero in the form of the Duncan. One minute he's the tortured "Butcher" who's scouring the lands ...more
I really enjoyed the story of Duncan and Amelia, they are both fantastic characters that I found myself deeply invested in right away. They were the perfect fit for each other.
Amelia started out innocent and naive, believing someone on their words alone but Duncan opened her eyes to the way of the world, not in a harsh way, though being abducted was a big eye opener ...more
Every so often (...well more often than not lately) I get in a tired, grumpy mood and crave a certain type of romance. When I picked up Captured by the Highlander I needed a sexy, alpha highlander to pull me out of my funk, quite a mean feat, so I wasn't holding my breath.
But ...*sigh*....this book was everything I needed and more. I was ensnared from the very first chapter and didn't want to put it down. Even with a sick child and a major case of sleep deprivation I stayed up ...more
I found the beginnin ...more
He takes what he wants and will not be stopped. But like most great alphas his tender side comes out when he finds that special lass. Which he finds, while breaking into Fort William. But he doesn’t have lusty though ...more
The Butcher (Duncan) manages to break into an English fort to kill the man (Bennet) that raped and beheaded his fiance. But just as he is about to strike with his axe he shocked to doscover a woman laying in the bed. He quickly decides that stealing Bennets woman would be a ...more
Early on he changes his mind because he's hot after her! I hate books where 1/2 the story is about the travel & this was one. BUT, I liked Duncan during the ...more
The flow and writing were good, it was just the heroine. I generally try not to be too hard on the heroine and use the 'tstl' tag judiciously. In this case I almost created new tags for 'self-righteous-b' and 'she-needed-to-grovel'.
Lady Amelia is a self-righteous prig engaged to Lt. Bennett of the fabulous English Army. He'd once saved her father in battle and therefore gained favor with her father and herself. She's cap ...more
"Capturada" la primera entrega 1/3 de la saga de Julianne MacLean "Highlander Trilogy".
Lo terminé en un par de horas, y me divertí bastante, pero no deja de ser del tipo soft. Me hubiese gustado mas acción. xD