Claimed by the Highlander (Highlander Trilogy, #2)
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Claimed by the Highlander (Highlander Trilogy #2)

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From bestselling storyteller Julianne MacLean comes the passionate saga of three Highland warriors sworn to fight for freedom, honor—and the women they love...

Night of Conquest

With his tawny mane, battle-hewn brawn, and ferocious roar, Angus "The Lion" MacDonald is the most fearsome warrior Lady Gwendolen has ever seen—and she is his most glorious conquest. Captured in a s...more
Kindle Edition, 348 pages
Published (first published March 29th 2011)
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Sandy M
Well, after reading and reviewing Ms. MacLean’s first book in this trilogy, I wasn’t sure, No. 1, if I wanted to continue with the series, and, No. 2., what I would find if I decided to continue on. There’s so many issues I had with Captured by the Highlander, I knew a good many of them would show up in this book. And they did. But then I got a nice surprise.

The first, roughly, half of this book is nearly a mirror of CbtH - hardened, tortured hero looking for revenge, taking back what is his, ke...more
Brittany B.
I LOVED this book. I'm on a highlander binge, and have read so many highland stories from so many authors that my mind gets jumbled with all the clan names.

This book was a particular treat. It is hard to think of forgiving Angus the Lion for his part on Duncan's capture in book one. But I urge readers to keep an open mind. While this book is part of a trilogy, it would work fine as a stand alone.

I adore Gwen, one of the best heroines I've come across in a while. I was completely smitten with t...more
Victoria
This book will also be going on my 'to be read again' pile. It was good for a number of reasons. I'm not sure how many romance novels I've read with the 'I'm unworthy of love and so I will never love you' trope, but there are a lot. This one is THE ONLY one I think I've read that it seemed believable. Usually I'm thinking, 'Sheesh, get over it already.' MacLean has a singular talent for making you understand the character's internal struggle and making it sound realistic.

Gwendolen's struggle wit...more
Nora Ellen (The Bookery)
When Gwendolen's castle is under attack, she rises to the challenge because of her dead father and absent brother. However, Angus "The Lion" MacDonald takes the castle completely in the first ten pages. Then he claims Gwen as his soon-to-be bride in front of the entire population. What's a virgin to do? Oh, let's write to our neighboring allies in a desperate plea for rescue, while holding out hope that her brother will return to reclaim the castle and its people. But before help arrives, Gwen f...more
Donna Alward
I just finished Claimed by the Highlander with a happy, satisfied sigh.

Julianne MacLean is an auto-buy/keeper shelf author for me and I was surprised to learn that the hero of this book is someone who is...well, not so nice at the end of the first book in the trilogy (Captured by the Highlander). I'm not sure if that is why I had a hard time warming to Angus at first, but it was initially hard to get on his side. But that changes big time and Gwen is the perfect strong heroine to match him. The...more
Karen
I enjoyed this book quite a bit more than the first in the series, Captured by the Highlander. I found myself engrossed in Angus and Gwendolen's story.
We met Angus "The Lion" Macdonald in the first book in this series and we knew him as a very angry Scot seeking revenge against the English for the rape and murder of his sister. He seemed very lost in his grief and anger, so much so that he betrayed a friend and was exiled from his family home by his father.
Captured by the Highlander starts when...more
Steph
Another great book to add to this series.
In the previous book I took a disliking to Angus so I was worried about reading his story but a friend told me that I might even love Angus more that I did Duncan and she was right. Although Duncan/The Butcher is still my favourite, Angus was a fantastic Hero. The thing is with Duncan he was flirtacious, charming and had a great sense of humour. So we knew straight away even when he was taking Amelia hostage and trying his best to terrify her, that he...more
Raina {The LUV'NV}
I can't express how much I enjoyed this book — a great surprise after reading Captured by the Highlander, book one of the series, which I thought was enjoyable but not capturing.

Claimed by the Highlander was capturing. So many Romance novels use the "I'm not worthy of love" or "love makes you weak" premise, but this book is the only one I can recall to have found believable. The shift of loath-to-love Angus was slow, but not to the point that it dragged. Gwendolen realizing she loved him was ea...more
Sanette
Oh Angus, how you won me over!! Again... I need a highlander :-). This book was definitely more romance than history but it was awesome all the same. I'm still loyal to Duncan but I have forgiven, and god forbid, kind of fallen for Angus. Damn highlanders, they make my heart race!!!
Janessa
Well, this was a book for people that only want their "romance" novels filled with insecurities, distrust, and plenty of random sex. I really felt no connection to either of the main characters and after several major issues in the novel really would have rather that they did not stay together. Some of the things he did were completely inexcusable and it doesn't matter how damaged of a character he is, they were unforgivable. Then again, Gwendolen is one of those characters that fights, but not...more
Aquit
I can so imagine this book as one of those over-dramatic plays that you just cringe at but can't stop watching because it's so terrible.

Our-so-called-Heroine: "Trust me because you know me for only a week and I already betrayed you but in all honesty you made me change my mind because of your dark wet kisses that has made me feel this tingle tingle feeling I've never felt before.

-Tell me everything about yourself because I just have to know why you're this brooding dark hero who's angry at the w...more
Shiran
Gwendolen MacEwen's father took Kinloch Castle from the MacDonald clan 2 years ago and now the banished MacDonald heir is back to claim his castle. Angus "the lion" MacDonald has just reclaimed Kinloch Castle and to keep peace within the land and unite two clans he has claimed Gwen as his bride.

This is the second book in the Highland Trilogy and I must say this series only gets better. I loved every page of this book, it is full of passion, adventure and excitement. MacLean is very good at crea...more
Crystal ♥ RBtWBC
The second novel in Julianne MacLean’s Highlander trilogy delivers a gripping tale of treachery, heartbreak, intrigue, and trust, where only the fittest survive.

Claimed by the Highlander starts two years after the events in Captured by the Highlander. Angus ‘The Lion’ MacDonald has been living on the outskirts of civilization in exile when he learns about the death of his father and returns to reclaim his homeland. After winning the castle Angus claims the former laird’s daughter, Lady Gwendolen...more
Regina
I wish I could say I enjoyed Claimed by the Highlander more than, or even as much as, its prequel, Captured by the Highlander, but it just wasn't as exciting. Our hero, Angus, surely has a shameful past he's trying to run from, and I can appreciate his determination to now live a peaceful life, but his character development wasn't as stirring or as emotional as his friend's, Duncan, in Book One. Nor did I feel that there was a grand love shared between Angus and his lady, Gwendolen. I like my hi...more
Samantha
I couldn't put this one down! I stayed up way past midnight to finish Claimed by the Highlander and I read it all in one sitting. I definitely enjoyed this Julianne MacLean romance as much as her first installment in her Highlander Trilogy, Captured by the Highlander. You should read that one first, because Claimed by the Highlander has spoilers about the first novel and contains crossover characters.

Claimed by the Highlander starts right off with action, and the romance is quickly introduced. I...more
Lacey Weatherford
This is the second book in this highlander series and it didn't disappoint either. I was excited to read what happened to Angus after his experiences and betrayal in book one. He struggles with himself very much in this book and it takes a lot of chemistry for the plucky heroine Gwendolen to help him heal his broken heart enough so he can love again.

This book was full of lots of battle, intrigue, back stabbing, schemeing and hot, hot, loving. A nice continuation to the first book and I can't wai...more
May
Lovely.
Filled with angst, loyalty, betrayals & Love.
It reminded me of Judith McNaught "Kingdom of Dreams".
I certainly have something for: Scottish, Warrior, Marriage of Convenience, Enemies in the beginning. and this story had them all.
its really interesting to see the relationship change from hatred to love ..



Laura (Kyahgirl)
3/5; 3 stars; B-

Not as good as the first book in the trilogy but still an enjoyable story. This was narrated by Anthony Ferguson. He did a good job.
Tina
Stories that take place in the land of my ancestors' birth have long fascinated me. Tales of warring clans and daily struggles for survival are almost romantic when presented in the form of a book. Although we surely know that life back then was perilous and uncertain, that does not stop lovers of history and romance from secretly imagining themselves dressed in gowns of the finest silk and dancing on the arm of a braw Scottish laird in the great halls of old.

Gwendolen MacEwen does not begin her...more
SANDRA
It was a great story.. I fell in love with Angus and Gwen was just amazing and his equal in every way...

She wakes up to musket firing and has just realized her dream has come true and the Lion of Scotland is here to take what is rightfully his by birth.. Angus fights his way to his rightful home, wins and also proclaims he is taking the MacEwan Daughter to insure the two clans come as one, but he did not know what would await him, once he took her for his own. In a twisted tale of his life we le...more
☂ ℬrandi
This is my second Julianne MacLean book and I'm beginning to see a pattern emerge that makes me hope it's just this series that I'll be torn about and all her other books will be better (for me).

In this book the friend turned villain from the first book becomes the hero. I wasn't sure I'd like this but it's been done before with great success Devil In Winter (Read it!) so I was hopeful. I was troubled by Angus "The Lion's" (our fair-haired hero) actions immediately so the whole thing started ro...more
Aemelia
CLAIMED BY THE HIGHLANDER was an engrossing tale that pulled me in from the first page and kept me engaged until the last. Angus was delicious in his ferocious warrior self. While he was the man in charge, he wasn't a complete ass about it. His past experiences enhanced his character and gave him certain ethics, which I felt made it easy to believe his enemies would respect him, agreeing to stay and combine the clans. Gwendolen was a likeable character who had a few “duh” moments, but she mostly...more
Amy
This book was much like the first book in that it was kind of a dull read but it kept just enough interest to make me want to read the ending. This book had the additional downfall in that the I didn't like the heroine as much as the first book. She was kind of ignorant and "weak" for lack of a better word. She wasn't the kick butt main female like the other book. She had one particular "derp" moment that stuck with me through the whole book: She states that she will do anything Angus asks as lo...more
Paige
I have much the same opinion about CLAIMED BY THE HIGHLANDER as I did about CAPTURED BY THE HIGHLANDER. Yes it was good, about midway through, but it wasn’t a wow factor book. I would say I liked this just a tad bit better, but not enough to get excited about.

Angus ‘the lion’ has been banished for two years by his father for the betrayal of his best friend ‘the butcher’. Since he learned the news of his father’s passing and the MacEwen clan taking over the fort, he’s worked his way back with th...more
Scooper Speaks
Favorite Lines: “Sometimes, I need you so bad, I just want to drop my sword in the middle of a training exercise and leave the men to their own devices, so I can take you to bed. But when I think about you coming to any harm, I want to pick up my sword again. You pull me in two directions, lass” (p. 170-1)

Claimed by the Highlander is the second book in Julianne MacLean’s re-issued Highlander trilogy. It’s told in the third person and set in 1718 in the Scottish highlands. Featuring an alpha warr...more
Book Review Diva
“Claimed By The Highlander” by Julianne Maclean

Angus “The Lion” MacDonald is known for his skill with a sword and his ability to kill anyone who poses a threat to him. What Angus MacDonald is not known for, is how to love women, or how to show compassion. That is all about to change when Angus storms his enemies castle, The MacEwen's, and takes back what rightfully belongs to his clan. When Angus thinks no one will challenge him, and that he has officially taken back his fathers castle, out pop...more
Jenn
Angus has sworn to never love a woman or let her rule his heart/mind or life. He thinks a woman would make him weak. So this highlander is all about fighting, defending and running his clan, once he claims his home back that his father lost to the MacEwans.

Gwen MacEwan and her mother are left to basically run the MacEwan clan once her father dies. Her brother is off in Spain and not responding to letters for his return to run the clan and protect the women and his home. It's now up to Gwen to p...more
Lisa

L’histoire de ce tome démarre deux après la fin du précédent avec le bannissement d’Angus MacDonald pour trahison envers le Boucher des Highlands, qui n’est autre que son meilleur ami Duncan MacLean. Haïssant les Anglais plus que tout et voulant punir son ami d’avoir épousé une Anglaise, Angus va donner l’identité du Boucher aux « Tuniques Rouges », ce qui vaudra un emprisonnement et une condamnation à mort pour Duncan, heureusement déjoués.
Pendant ces deux années Angus va souffrir mille morts d...more
Rachael
i won this as a promotion on a romance website (paperback not ebook) :) and having read the first book (Ebook ..claimed by the highlander) i was soo looking forward to this book and book 3 seduced by the highlander

ive only just started last ni9ght so on chapter 2 already and im finding its easy to read it started off with a bang too with the hero invading the heroine's castle kinloch .. with the intention of reclaiming it for his clan ...
he sees the heroine and claims her as his wife .. but sh...more
Lelyana
It was amazing read.
I liked Angus at the first time on book 1, hate it when he betrayed Duncan, hate it when he claimed Kinlock, love him when he acted like a loving husband, hate him to the max when he believe his ex-lover instead his wife, love his loyalty to his wife, and the whole story, that brought me up and down.

Biarpun tanpa humor sedikitpun, aku lumayan bisa enikmati sih ceritanya, walaupun buat membaca ini aku sarankan harus baca buku 1 nya dulu Captured by the Highlander (Highlander Trilogy, #1) by Julianne MacLeantentang Duncan, the Butcher.
Kisah nya...more
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Julianne MacLean is a USA Today bestselling author of over twenty historical romance novels, including The Highlander Trilogy with St. Martin's Press and her popular Pembroke Palace Series with Avon/Harper Collins. She also writes contemporary mainstream fiction, and her 2011 release THE COLOR OF HEAVEN was a digital bestseller. She is a three-time RITA finalist, and has won numerous awards, inclu...more
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