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Highlander Ever After (Nvengaria #3)

3.9 of 5 stars 3.90  ·  rating details  ·  908 ratings  ·  56 reviews
Egan MacDonald was the one person Princess Zarabeth couldn't read. Yet even without being able hear his thoughts, she knew he was the most honorable, infuriating, and deliciously handsome man she'd ever met. And now her life was in his hands.

Chased out of her native country by bitter betrayal and a bevy of assassins, Zarabeth found refuge at the remote MacDonald castle and
Mass Market Paperback, 323 pages
Published April 25th 2008 by Leisure Books (first published 2006)
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Laura the Highland Hussy
I love Jennifer Ashley's writing style. This book is really well-written, and I think it might be #3 in a trilogy, but I don't feel like I missed much.

It was a sweet love story, with some action.


Princess Zarabeth is in danger, her husband is trying to start an uprising in her royal family. Her cousin Damien is the Prince and is married to Penelope (from Penelope & Prince Charming). He is a good ruler but Zarabeth's husband wants to rule. So she leaves him after 5 yrs of an awf
Carolyn F.
Hmmm, this book did not catch my interest until about 4/5 of the book. I kept thinking what is wrong with Egan. Zarabeth has loved him since she found him on the side of the road when she was 12. When she met up with him at 17, she tried to attract his attention but he didn't want to ruin her or his relationship with her father so he left before anything hinky happened. Then she marries a horrible man and leaves him after 5 years because he's trying to kill her cousin. They send her to stay with ...more
Julie (jjmachshev)
I liked this book. It's number three in the 'Nvengaria' series after "Penelope and Prince Charming" and "The Mad, Bad Duke". I enjoy Ms Ashley's writing as, at least in this series, she does a grand job of injecting humor into the story. Her heroines are strong personalities and her heroes are just strong enough to keep up with them.

Princess Zarabeth has loved Egan MacDonald ever since she was 12. Unfortunately, he's the only person she's never been able to 'read' psychically. So all she knows i
This book had a good story but it dragged in the middle. I loved the twist at the end....I wasn't expecting it. The mystery of the "curse" on the family was solved and made it very interesting. I love the way Ashley makes the characters come alive in a story.

Zarabeth and Eagan can finally be together. They have loved each other for many years. The story starts with Zarabeth being sent to Egan in Scotland to keep her safe from her evil husband. While she is there she awaits her divorce. Their lov
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Another cute story in this series. Favorite part..."Where the devil is Neville"? asked Egan. "I feel stupid even saying that".

Zarabeth of Nvengaria has decided to divorce her abusive husband Sebastian with the help of her cousin Damien who is the Imperial Prince of Nvengaria. But Sebastian is not so keen on letting go of Zarabeth and Damien has intervened to keep Zarabeth safe sends her to Scotland where a family friend Egan MacDonald can both hide her and keep her safe. Zarabeth has loved Egan since she was a little girl and Egan has loved her for just as long but he has never felt worthy. Now the two of them must fig
Lover of Romance
Princess Zarabeth is a psychic, and she can read what other people think. However her life is in danger, so her cousin Prince Damien sends her to Egan MacDonald who can protect her. Zarabeth has been in love with Egan since she was in her teens. He has always been able to understand her more than anyone, and he is the only one that she can't read. When she comes to the MacDonald Castle, they start to get to know each once more. Even though her life is in terrible danger, and her father is doing ...more
Edwina " I LoveBooks" "Deb"
I really had high hopes for Egan MacDanold's story, you read about him in the first two books in the series. He is portrayed as a Great Lover who has been a Lover to many Grand Elite Women of the Ton, Egan has been in these women's bed all over Europe, He is also know to be a fearless warrior Highlander. Zarabeth is Egans Love interest in the story. They have been in love for 5 years and have know each other for 12 years. Egan is Zarabeth's fathers best friend. When Zarabeth finally seduces Egan ...more
Sep 24, 2012 Julie rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Historical/Regency Romance Lovers
This was a typically enjoyable romance set in regency Scotland. It pairs a strong, seductively handsome Highlander protecting a beautiful, fresh, young woman with uncommon wits and bravery. They have known each other for years, but have not seen each other for many of those. Of course, the last time Egan laid eyes on Zarabeth it was when she was only eight or nine years old and resembling nothing like the beauty that has been sent to him for protection from assassination. Zarabeth, with no surp ...more
Slow start, fun finish, Highlander Ever After was a nice conclusion to a silly but delightful series from Jennifer Ashley. The lost love trope isn't a favourite of mine (A Rogue By Any Other Name being the huge exception) so I found myself unfavourably comparing this with The Mad Bad Duke throughout (ridiculous love spell in the first 20 or so pages? Awesome). But Egan has been an endearing character throughout the series and Zarabeth proved herself to be rather wonderful. The second half picked ...more
Alrighty then... There are some v. funny bits in here. The issue I have with this is the h is telepathic. Now, I have nothing against a telepathic character. However, I do have a problem with authors writing the telepathic character as being too nice to just trample through every brain wave around him or her until their maid/valet/footman/neighbor has practically pulled a gun on them/coshed them in the head and (after tying them up) monologued them to death, etc. Hello= Closing barn door after h ...more
Deanna also on Leafmarks because I miss Marco
This was not up to Jennifer Ashley's other efforts. It was just flat. Egan should have jumped off the pages grabbing the reader with sex appeal and strength. He did not. Zarabeth irritated me. She did not come off as the woman with enough intelligence to uncover her husband's schemes and the strength to escape to reveal them. She and Egan had no communication. He rejected her until out of no where he announced they were getting married. Talk about a way not to woo a lady. He was supposed to be a ...more
I gotta say I really was surpised by how well I liked this one. I almost didn't want to read it at first, mostly due to the cliched cover art, but I'm glad I did. I really like Egan and Zarabeth, and their relationship. I especially liked how the age difference was handled, and how Egan felt like he shouldn't have been with her, but couldn't resist. I wish I could find more books like that. The imagery of the castle and the Highlands were great, very well written. Now I want to find the other bo ...more
Jennifer Ashley is rapidly becoming one of my favorite authors. The 1st book I read was "Penelope and Prince Charming" and I was a little confused in the beginning, but rapidly came to love it, as I did this 3rd in the series.Loved the main characters, who we have seen in the other 2 books of the series. I love books about Scotland and loved Egan, who has been in love with the heroine for years. After muc turmoil, kidnapping, seducing etc, a happy ending ensues.
Third and final in the Nvengaria series, this is Egan's story, the Mad Highlander. It was okay, but not as good as I expected. It took forever for Egan and Zarabeth to finally get together, though inside both were dying to. The constant stand off between them grew tiresome and I never really bonded with Zarabeth, though I liked Egan from the previous books. 3/5
I wasn't sure I'd enjoy this book. I'v alway like Egan in the other books but wasn't sure he had enough appeal to have his own book. I'm glad I carried on and finished it. Egan come with a lot of family the fills the macdonald castle. Love how they live together and are in each other business. Really good story and HEA. Liked how Mary got her own small story along the side of this one but not finished.
Jennifer (Schenni's Book Nook)
It was a solid story, with likable charcters and an engaging plot. It's just that the magical elements seemed like a bit of overkill to me. It kind of took away from the story.
I probably would have given it only 3 stars, but I was totally charmed by the secondary romance, even if it was a bit lacking in page time.
I defenitely prefer Ashley's more recent work, but she did a good job with this one.
I wanted to love this book based on the plot & hero alone.... but there was just something missing. The story was good and their romance was ok... but it seemed like you, as the reader, weren't privy to their innermost thoughts as you are in most books. And the thoughts you do see are at war with their actions. It was a good book, but not what I was expecting.
Leslie Smith
I posted earlier for this book but I wanted to add my rating.I highly recommend this book.

The characters are well detailed and you are drawn into the danger and romance as well as the humor and sensuality. I read this book in one sitting.

Egan and Zarabeth will be a couple who will remain as one of my favorites for quite some time.
Nice ending to the trilogy. Glad to see the Mad Highlander finally get his girl. And was glad that Zarabeth was worthy of all that devotion! Was a little worried at first b/c Zarabeth was married when the book starts and I dislike reading about adultery in the main characters' storyline. Wasn't an issue thankfully!
Feb 04, 2008 Jennifer rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: historical romance fans
Recommended to Jennifer by: Advanced read
This is another great book from Jennifer Ashley. Egan and Zarabeth's story brings you love, magic, humor and chivalry. This book is enjoyable from the first page until the last. Something could be said for men in kilts.
Meghan Ely
This book is amazing:) One of my favorite reads. Everything about it was great! The romance. The action! Total page turner:) I had a hard time putting it down. And when I finished it I was a bit sad to see the love story end. I'd recommend it to some one who loves a good love story with lots of twists and turns:))
Rebecca (everyday reader)
Magic, love, mystery, and passion make this a very good read. Egan, a good laird, and Larabeth a foreign princess, find love and passion in the wilds of Scotland. They have secretly loved each other for years, but neither thought they were good enough for the other. I really enjoyed this tale.
Not bad but not up to the standards I hold Jennifer Ashley to. Frankly, this one was slow and a bit boring. I wish I liked it more. Pass. (Read her Mackenzie series! So so so so so much better! She's a great writer, this story just isn't the best representation of her talents.)
I love Jennifer Ahley! However, I had just come off reading her amazing stunner,
The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie.
I expected to like this book as much, but It just didnt do it for me.
I am going to read the other books in the Mackenzie series, however.
I enjoyed this installation in this series more than the previous two for one very simple reason - Egan! Egan is the Mad Highlander and lately I've taken quite a fancy to highlanders - especially the ones with nothing on under their kilts!!
Whoops I read this book not realizing it was book 3. No worries I enjoyed it and will now acquire the prior 2 soon. Nice light blend of paranormal, Highlanders and romance. I find myself enjoying all of Jennifer Ashleys books ;)
Aug 23, 2011 Anna rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of historical romance
Loved this story of Egan McDonald and his Zarabeth, cousin to the royal family of Nvengaria.

It's always fun to follow someone as a minor character in other books and then read their own story.

To star this book I need to take some time to think about it. As always I've read the series out of order and believe I'm missing a lot of the history that I need to really appreciate this story.
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NY Times Bestselling author Jennifer Ashley has lived and traveled all over the world, and now lives in the Southwest. She writes historical and paranormal romance and historical mysteries, as Jennifer Ashley, Allyson James, and Ashley Gardner.

Jennifer's novels have won RWA's RITA and RT Reviewer's Choice awards. More about her books at,
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