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Seduction of a Highland Lass (McCabe Trilogy #2)

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A warrior is caught between family loyalty and forbidden love in book two of Maya's sensual new trilogy featuring three indomitable Highlanders.

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 chief
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ebook, 273 pages
Published September 27th 2011 by Ballantine Books (first published January 1st 2011)
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Kristen (Peddler of Smut)
4 Fabulous Stars!!!

Another fantastic and captivating read by the very talented Maya Banks. I LOVE her historical romances!
Wendy
Wowee! I absolute ADORED this book, more so than the first installment. It's so romantic and it definitely tugged at the heart strings and made me grab the tissues on occasion. Alaric and Keeley are just so good together. This book definitely put a big smile on my face. Oh how I love the McCabe warriors *sigh* Now the agonizing wait for Caelen's story.

Maya Banks you've done a wonderful job in creating these beautiful characters, that I've grown to love, for that I thank you.
Anna
I just can't get enough!!!! Highlanders
Wow !!!!! I absolutely loved this one !!!!

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Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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In the simplest words possible....I loved this book!

Seduction of a Highland Lass is the second book of the McCabe trilogy by Maya Banks and while I loved and gave 5 stars to In Bed with a Highlander, this book tops it with its passionately fierce love story.

This is Alaric McCabe’s story. Having not read the blurb for this one before opening it up and reading it, I still thought Alaric’s heroine would be Rionna, McDonald’s warrior daughter as was mentioned in the first b
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Carmen
His cock slid over her entrance and then stabbed deep.

Stabbed? STABBED?! Okay, listen... When I am reading a romance book I expect some things. For instance, I expect the sex between the hero and heroine to be romantic. Loving. Like two human beings who care about each other trying to make each other feel good. I really don't feel like this is too much to ask.

The sex in here is just horrible. It's atrocious. I was disgusted and revolted and recoiling - which is NOT what I want from romance book
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Jen
Did I love this book? Lordy, yes I did!!! Is it deserving of the 5 star rating? You betcha! Did I read this book just to get to the awesomeness that is Rionna McDonald's story? Ummmm...well...YES! And I'm not even a little bit sorry, and I was in no way disappointed. Keely and Alaric's story was 5 star worthy all on it's own!

Taiyesha-Duchess of Indiana
Seduction of a Highland Lass: 5 Star book that everyone should read, amazing

Unfortunately, I have a problem. I am no where near good enough to be writing a review for such a perfect book. I mean, seriously, I am unworthy. Here are some facts

1. I've only actually reread about a dozen or so novels. I don't generally reread
2. I don't do series, and not back to back. There are some exceptions like Kresley Cole. And while i do read books in series, I usually never complete series.
Whelp, this book
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Mirjana ***Let's Sound It Out - - - Mary-On-A***

***4.75 Stars***

"Isn't any time better than none at all? Isn't a taste of sweet better than a lifetime of bitter regret?"


Alaric and Keeley stole my heart, made it ache, broke it and then beautifully put it back together again. This series just keeps getting better!



Review to come, because first, I must with haste read Caelen's story!
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♡Karlyn P♡
This series just gets better! I love an ‘ injured hero being saved by a heroine’ plot, and this one delivered. But what I really love are romances where the hero and heroine must overcome impossible odds, and that is what made this one such a winner for me. Of course you know these two will get their HEA, but how they will make it work was a huge question! Alaric McCabe is betrothed to the daughter of a neighboring laird, and this vital alliance must be made. The King himself demands the allianc ...more
Gina
OMG OMG OMG!!! This book had me crying! I loved these two equally (that rarely happens to me), I loved Keeley so much, she loved Alaric, and more then once puts his needs and the needs of the clan before her own. All she wanted was to belong somewhere, and once she did, she was loyal to her clan.

And Alaric, never expecting to meet someone who captures his heart the way Keeley does before he is to marry someone else. but of course he knows he cannot break off the betrothal. They cannot deny thei
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Kathleen
Story Rating 4 stars
Character Rating 5 stars
Romance Rating 5 stars
Heat Level 4 stars
Overall Rating 4.5 stars

This was a very good read for me and I am crazy with want of the next book, LOL. I certainly hope that Maya Banks continues writing historical's because she writes them just the way I love them most.

The Characters in this book all deserve 5 stars. The heroine Keeley was so selfless and honorable. You could not help but love her. The Hero Alaric was also honorable and you really could feel
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Mei
I must say that I don't get the titles of these books... The titles seem cheesy; this one particularly. One could think that there was very much seduction involved, but instead I felt much more love, angst and romance!

Alaric... *sigh*... soo seemingly stern and cold, but inside... ahhhh!!!



That man has a way with aord that made me melt! His love words were so delicious and romantic that I was sighing constantly! He was hot and possessive too! I loved him!!!

Keeley was a dear too! She's sweet, but
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Buggy
Opening Line: “Alaric McCabe looked out over the expanse of McCabe land and grappled with the indecision plaguing him.”

Whoa, hello sexy Highland Warriors. I guess I should have listened to all the rave reviews; I’m sorry now I waited so long to discover this series.

This is the second book from the McCabe brothers trilogy and what an epic love story it turned out to be. I’ll be honest, it took me a bit to get into the story but Alaric and Keeley grew on me as did Banks’ particular take on histor
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Vilda
'"I can never get enough of you. I tell myself one more time. Just once. And it's never enough. It'll never be enough."'

I can't even explain how much I love this series! There's just something about these wonderful McCabe brothers that I can't get enough of. The so strong warriors, softening only for their one woman who'd they do anything for... *sigh* Together with all of the other wonderful characters in the series, I feel like I've gained a new family. I love every single one of them and it
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Pamela(AllHoney)
A wonderful continuation of the McCabe Trilogy. The second in the series about the three McCabe brothers. The middle brother, Alaric is attacked on his way to the McDonald's clan, where he is to become formally betrothed to Rionna McDonald. Somehow he manages to get on his horse and the horse ends up near Keeley's small cottage. Keeley, an outcast of the McDonald clan, cares for Alaric while his horse goes for help. lol Well, he does. Anyway, Keeley ends up at the McCabe Castle, caring for Alari ...more
◊♦ Naomi

Ohmigod, this book blew me away!!! Seduction of a Highland Lass was phenomenal, the best so far! I adore Maya Banks's historicals, whether it is this series or The Montgomerys and Armstrongs series. She's the one who made me love historicals and I'll never get enough of her work. But this book in particular was amazing. Alaric and Keeley's story was so beautiful and heartbreaking, I stayed up all night to read and finish it. I cried (more like sobbed) on my pillow, my heart broke, it was terribl
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willaful
OMG, that cover. Inauthentic Kilt Lad meets Inauthentic Nightgown Lass.

Keeley MaDonald was unfairly cast out from her clan; now she lives on the outskirts, surviving through gifts from those she helps as a healer. When wounded warrior Alaric MacCabe collapses outside her cottage, she takes him in and nurses him, finding herself beguiled when the feverish Alaric holds her close and calls her his angel. But Alaric is forced to make a clan alliance, so a relationship between them can never be.

Anoth
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Heather
I am plowing through this trilogy by Maya Banks and loving every minute of it. I thought the last book was the best...I was wrong, this one is. Can I give more than five stars? I loved this. While each of this books could potentially stand alone, I would highly recommend that you read them in order. There is a lot of back-story to the political intrigue that goes on. You would be slightly lost if you weren't up to speed.


Keeley McDonald has been exiled from her clan, the McDonald's. Now, she is j
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Michelle
After so many rave reviews I really expected a lot more from the book, unfortunately it fell flat... VERY flat. I will say, I did not read the first book in the trilogy and just started with the second book. I don't know if I would have enjoyed the book more feeling as though I knew the other characters better... but I'm going to venture and say I would not. I guess for me the biggest problem was the whole love at first sight connection they had. I mean, he was injured and going in and out of co ...more
Lisa
On his way to formerly propose to the woman he must marry to secure an alliance for his clan, Alaric McCabe is attacked and barely flees alive. He and his horse somehow make it to a cottage in the woods and he promptly falls off his horse and passes out. Keeley is stunned to see a mysterious man near her home but as she is a healer, she knows she must tend to his wounds. Her first problem is how in the world to get this man into her home and I have to say, it was pretty funny. As Keeley is tendi ...more
Sharon ✽ is an emotional book junkie ✽
Alaric has agreed to marry the daughter of a neighboring laird to help strengthen his clan. He and his men are attacked on the way there and left for dead. Alaric manages to make it on his horse and ends up in front of the house of an outcast of the very clan he was going to marry in to.

Beware...this is an emotional book and although I didn't cry, it definitely pulls at the old heartstrings. Alaric is promised to another but falls in love with Keely. Once Keely finds out about the marriage, she
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NinaReader
5 solid stars!!! A historical romance that's beautifully written!

I was online at my public library when I saw this book and it's cover. I've never read any Maya Banks historical romance but something about the title and cover prompted me to borrow this ebook from my library. Well I didn't know what I was in for. First off, I didn't know it was the 2nd book of a trilogy but it didn't matter. I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!!

It was such a shock because I didn't know what to expect. My reading background is hi
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Jaci Burton
*swoon* Alaric and Keeley were what romance is made of. I loved this book. Fierce passion, sweeping romance and two people who are madly in love with each other but forces keep them apart. I'm telling you--this book made me swoon. I loved it and couldn't recommend it more.
Crystal ♥ RBtWBC
4.5 Stars
Betrothed to the daughter of a neighboring clan to strengthen his own clan’s alliance for a coming war, Alaric McCabe is journeying to claim the women he has vowed to marry when he and his men are ambushed. Left for dead, Alaric manages to climb atop his horse and pray that the stallion will take him to safety. What Alaric finds though is an Angel who will put his honor, and his heart, in danger.
Keeley McDonald was outcast from her clan and betrayed by those she trusted most. With a ta
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Megha
Jun 20, 2013 Megha rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone who loves a good book.
This book is an emotional roller coaster... there is no other way i can describe this beautiful love story between Alaric and Keeley.

When i started reading this book i had the feeling that this will be just like Ewan and Mairin's story but little did i know that this will be one hell of a ride of emotions flying everywhere and by the end of it i will literally have tears in my eyes. It was so very endearing to read that they explored their love for each other even though it was for a very short
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Donna J
What a wonderful book. I'm in love with these characters and the highlands.

This is my first book by Maya Banks and I found her style of writing right up my alley. I hate books that are overly descriptive and equally so books that lack character/scene building. Maya Banks has a perfect balance! I felt like I was there without being overwhelmed and felt for all the characters, good or bad, lol.

The romance was wonderful and had me near to tears at times. And the sex scenes were tasteful and steamy
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Monique
I am really loving Maya Banks' historical romances! I seriously cannot get enough of them and I loved this one just as much as I loved the rest of them.

Keeley is just as fierce, courageous, stubborn, disobedient and awesome as Mairin. She's headstrong and protective. I felt so sorry when hearing about how past and how easily she was cast out of her clan for something she didn't even do.

Alaric is a fierce warrior. He's loyal, protective, and the love he felt for Keeley was so beautiful.

This book
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Lindsay
Jul 22, 2012 Lindsay rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Lindsay by: ✿Alyssa✿
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As much as I loved In Bed With A Highlander, I was hesitant to start this book. I loved Mairin, Ewan and Crispen.

At the end of In Bed With A Highlander, Alaric agreed to marry Rionna and become Laird of the MacDonald Clan; and that’s fine…but I didn’t want a story set in another place. I wanted spend more time with Mairin, Ewan, Crispen and the rest of the McCabe clan.

So you can imagine my delight when Alaric was injured and forced to recuperate amongst the McCabes!

Even though the book was goo
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 ~V~
A great addition to the McCabe trilogy! I'm loving the fact that time isn't really passing from book to book...each book is pretty much starting off where the last one ended so it's like reading one huge book!

Really liked Alaric, a lot...and was very surprised to find out who his heroine was considering how things were set up in the first book. This turn of events definitely added to all the angsty and emotional moments and the last 15% was a crusher!!! I can now see why people labeled this one
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Laura V.
DNF 37%

Pensaba continuarlo, pero me dije, Si muero mañana, ¿habré desperdiciado mis últimas horas leyendo esta cosa solo por no querer abandonarlo? D:

Así que fue, hasta aquí llegué.

Porque, a ver si entendí, ¿quieren hacerme creer que estos dos se han enamorado mientras uno se pasaba inconsciente de la fiebre y la otra le bañaba con una esponja?
Él DESPIERTA enamorado de ella, ella se ENAMORA de él mientras lo ve dormido, guapo y enfermo.

Y por Dios, ya se aman locura.


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Maya Banks is the #1 New York Times, #1 USA Today and international bestselling author of over 50 novels. A wife and mother of three, she lives in Texas.
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Other Books in the Series

McCabe Trilogy (3 books)
  • In Bed with a Highlander (McCabe Trilogy, #1)
  • Never Love a Highlander (McCabe Trilogy, #3)
Rush (Breathless, #1) Fever (Breathless, #2) Burn (Breathless, #3) Sweet Surrender (Sweet, #1) The Darkest Hour (KGI, #1)

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“Tell me, warrior, how soon can we do this again?” 18 likes
“You’re my dream, Alaric McCabe. And I love you. I’ve loved you from the moment your horse dumped you at my cottage. I spent so much time being resentful and lamenting the circumstances of my life, but ’tis true that I wouldn’t change a single thing because then I would have never known your love.” 14 likes
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