Highland Outlaw (Campbell Trilogy, #2)
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Highland Outlaw (Campbell Trilogy #2)

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Handsome and dangerous, Patrick MacGregor is a wanted man, possessing the tough, tenacious spirit of his outlawed clan. He will stop at nothing to save his people from destruction, even if it means marrying Elizabeth Campbell, the daughter of his worst enemy. Yet the flaxen-haired beauty disarms him from the start. Her sweet, unspoiled softness touches the cold depths of h...more
Mass Market Paperback, 356 pages
Published February 24th 2009 by Ballantine Books (first published January 1st 2009)
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Sha Mslvoe ♥♥♥
Oh Highlander, you're so yummy!!!

I love this story, and I love Patrick and Lizzie. The characters were well developed.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and could not put it down. Definitely worth the money and the time to read.


Couldn't get enough of the beautiful view of Loch Katrine (credit - colingray8)
Loch Katrine


Castle Campbell, used to be known as Castle Gloom (credit - K-Burn)
Castle Gloom
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valee
Nov 12, 2010 valee rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: UniquelyMoi *~*Dhestiny*~*, Lady Danielle "The Book Huntress"
Recommended to valee by: Laurie-Highland Hussy
This book was simply amazing. I loved it!! It had been a while since I read such an entertaining historical romance. I couldn't stop reading it! Monica McCarty created an amazing world. I must admit that I had huge problems with it in the first book because there were just too many new names to learn and family history to understand, but by the second book , as all of them were the same I could finally manage it. Once I did, the series made a huge turn for me. Seriously, this was a terrific read...more
Brittany B.
Seriously, this is an absurd book. I've read Highland Warrior. There is no way in bloody hell that Jamie's sister would so quickly run away with Patrick. I didn't buy the story that she would leave with an outlaw Mcgregor who admittedly intended to kidnap her. And I don't believe Jamie would have let Patrick live!!! Her brother Colin killed all of Jamie's wife's family and burned her lands to the ground for harboring just one of the outlaws.

Also, there was no real falling in love. Some of Mccar...more
Lynsey   • The Demon Librarian
Another great highland romp from Monica McCarty. This time, there was just as much emotion and drama as the first book in the trilogy, Highland Warrior, but whereas that all came from external forces, this time, the heartache comes from within.

I really just wanted to shout at the two main characters from the very first pages because there was so much deception going on, and it was so obviously all going to end in tears and upset, that it was like watching a slow motion train wreck. And I really...more
Barbara ★
I'm not Scottish so the plight of the Scots shouldn't affect me but it does anyway. Being an American, I guess it's merely the injustice of the situation that causes my distress when reading these novels. It certainly doesn't keep me from reading them, it just tears me up while I do. Therefore, I'm always pulling for the displaced or outlawed Scot over the tyranical laird. The MacGregor's are no different. There were railroaded for something the didn't even do by their mortal enemy - the powerfu...more
Elise Wilson
This is my first time reading a book by Monica McCarty, and I'm so glad I took the chance on a new author. This was an engaging read and the book is well-written; it held my attention to the end.

What I liked most was that my emotions were involved in the reading. I actually cared about both the hero, Patrick and heroine, Elizabeth (Lizzy). And I could identify with both characters in some ways. For Lizzie, I could understand the feeling of being betrayed, used and unloved. Or being wanted only b...more
Lover of Romance
Elizabeth Campbell has a sweet tempered nature, but has a inner obligation to her family: duty which she lives every day and every night of her life. She dedicated her life to her family, even though most of the time they don't take notice much of all that she does for them. She has had three past engagements, but neither pulled through to a marriage, of course the blame was not on her side. Both men thought her not up to their standards and so they left her high and dry. Lizzie has felt that sh...more
Aquit

SPOILERS AHEAD

Got bored with this book really fast. I mean, while I was reading Highland Outlaw all I could think about was my list of things to do or my to-knit items. What does that make me? Senile? Ok...

No really, I just couldn't stand the fact that he was using her for something that I couldn't care less for and that she was really annoying--not in a I want to kill her way but in a how dense are you? way.

I agree with one of the reviewers--at the end he gave up way tooooo fast on them when t...more
Johanna
Highland Outlaw
(The Campbell Trilogy Book #2)
by Monica McCarty

Genre: Historical Romance

Patrick MacGregor is a hunted man living on the edge. With his land stolen and clan outlawed, Patrick and his MacGregor clansmen have been forced into hiding—blame for which Patrick puts squarely on the shoulders of the hated Campbells. Patrick will stop at nothing to save his clan from destruction, and marriage to Elizabeth Campbell, whose quiet beauty he’d admired from afar, just might be the answer. Arrang...more
Sian
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Elis Madison
After reading the Highland Guard series, I promptly went to Amazon and bought up all of Monica McCarty's other books. Unfortunately, it's a short list.

This is the second in the Campbell Trilogy. The 7th Earl of Argyll and his minions are still doing their level best to extirpate the MacGregors, and Patrick MacGregor has had a bellyful of it. Some years ago, he encountered Argyll's niece, the beautiful, stammering Elizabeth, at one of the more humiliating moments in her life.



He found her beauti...more
~Leslie~
Honestly, if I could give more than 5 stars I would. Simply a beautiful love story with the most incredible hero. Patrick MacGregor is now the head of a clan that has been outlawed and is struggling to survive. He learns that Elizabeth Campbell has been dowered with lands that originally belonged to his family and decides to seduce her and convince her to marry him. He pretends to be someone else and joins her as a guardsman in her employ. And as he tries to make her fall in love with him, he fa...more
Taty_1973
*****

This is probably my favourite book in the series so far (counting both the "MacLeods of Skye" and the "Campbells" trilogy).

At the beginning I was really confused, because while the books are stand-alones, they usually pick up after the previous one ended. When I read that Jamie Campbell wasn't married I had a bit of a WTF moment, until I realized the sheer geniality of this story... this story is happening at the same time as the first book. I absolutely LOVED this and how seamlessly the au...more
Bookish Tenders
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Stevie
This series is exactly what I was in the mood for. With Outlander 8's release mere days away, I needed a really good Highlander story to bide my time with and I found it here, in the Campbell Trilogy. Laced with real historical background and inspiration, McCarty delivers a substantial and satisfying tale of classic romance, a larger than life hero, and worthy heroine. Reminiscent of an old Errol Flynn adventure, I kept waiting for the MGM Lion to roar each time I was able to sneak back into the...more
Ehlizabeth (Liz)
4.5 STARS
Awesome read. Such a fan of Monica McCarty. Loved it :)
Megan Falke
So, I loved the two main characters, Patrick and Lizzie. I loved their presonalities, their morals, and how they 'looked'.
I liked the idea of this plot, his land has been taken from him, his laird killed leaving him as laird. his brother insane with jealousy, her brothers tough and angry. Their two clans warring. It was like romeo & Juliet meets cinerella and the frog, sort of.
But for some reason I couldn't get into the story. Don't get me wrong, I liked it overall, but for some reason I ha...more
Lori McD
When I saw the blurb about this book meant that the Hero was a MacGregor and the Heroine a Campbell (and Jamie Campbell's sister, Elizabeth!), I was intrigued. After the set up in the first book, I wondered how that would be possible. And I wondered if this series was all about star-crossed lovers or enemies as lovers theme, which I found out it is.

Patrick MacGregor is one of the outlawed MacGregors, forced from their lands and clan by King James' vengeance for some particularly brutal massacres...more
Melody
Great read! So much yumminess. :P Loved everything about this book. Once again McCarty really knows how to write Highlander novels with enough punch to grab you and pull you in.

This is the second book in the Campbell Trilogy series. The story is focused on Elizabeth Campbell, Jamie Campbell's sister. She's been through 3 broken engagements and longs to find someone she can love and marry and help her clan prosper. Enter Patrick McGregor, a fierce Highland warrior and chief to a broken landless...more
Jilly
I had to read this book after reading Highland Warrior. The first book of the series was so good and I was intrigued by the idea of a Campbell woman falling in love with the MacGregor chieftain. I mean these two clans were sworn enemies and so it had to be a great story. As it would turn out I was very right.

McCarty brings a wonderful tale of hardships, hatred and love to the pages with her outlaw Patrick and her Campbell lass Elizabeth. Elizabeth is the sister to Highland Warrior hero Jamie Cam...more
Jess
This is the second book in the Campbell trilogy and it's all about Patrick Macgregor. He has been exiled from his own lands because the Campbells (and some other clans) think the Macgregor's have murdered other clans. But Patrick knows who is really at fault and he has a plan to get back the land for his clan. Lizzie Campbell has been betrothed three times and has had no marriages yet, she hasn't found anyone she truly cares about and the men are all scared away by her stutter and her slight clu...more
Pamela
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Patrick MacGregor is an outlaw, plain and simple. He has had to lead a very dangerous life and it has hardened him. Patrick and his clan were outlawed and his land was seized due to a tiff with the King in the past. When Patrick finds out his sworn enemies, the Campbells, possess his land, he has even more reason for revenge. Upon discovering that his land has been gifted to Elizabeth Campbell as part of her dowry, he knows he has one choice... and that is to m...more
Lisa
Monica McCarty a vraiment un don particulier pour rendre ses histoires presque inegalables! Après un premier tome parfait, ce 2ème tome est magnifique. L'histoire d'amour impossible (le mot est faible) est belle et émouvante.
Comment faire aimer 2 héros lorsque l'une est une Campbell et que l'autre est un MacGregor , ennemis jurés de toute l'histoire clanique d'Écosse ?
Cette rivalité et cette haine ancestrale va rendre l'histoire d'amour entre Elisabeth Campbell et Patrick MacGregor aussi poigna...more
♡Karlyn P♡
Mar 10, 2009 ♡Karlyn P♡ rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Highlander romance fans
I loved this story of Patrick MacGregor and Elizabeth Campbell. Great adventure and intrigue, plus an emotionally charged romance. The dilemma these two faced was not small by any means, as both are from a clan of sworn enemies. Whew!!

Campbell's and MacGregor's are sworn enemies due to a situation that happened long ago - the clan supported the wrong King during a time of royal challenge. (sorry, can't remember the names of the men fighting to be king.) When the new king took the thrown, he did...more
Cara Defelix
I'm in LA LA land.. I forgot how much I love Monica McCarty's Highlander novels until I picked up her books again. The last book of hers I've read was The Saint and that was awhile back since I was waiting for the release of The Recruit.

So in the mean time while waiting for The Recruit and The Hunter at my local library, I came across book 2 of the Campbell Trilogy. I was so happy because I found book 3 at the same time. So on with the review!

First of all, this book had a slow start. I stopped...more
Robin
When I started "Highland Outlaw" (book #2), I had to wonder, could it get any better than "Jamie Campbell" from the first book in the trilogy? yes! and his name was "Patrick MacGregor". Reading his and Elizabeth Campbell's story was thoroughly enjoyable. With all the conflict between their clans, you had to wonder how there could possibly be a HEA for them, but this author painted a beautiful depiction of their story. So much subterfuge, and tension that it kept me on the edge of my seat through...more
Ara
I seriously think that this series is really different from Mrs. McCarty other series 'Highland Guard'...this book is full romance and oddly somehow I feel I like the 'Highland Guard' series better. I think Mrs. McCarty describe war better than romance...in my opinion.

At first I kinda hate Lizzie for being that...I don't know I think she is annoying. I always hate woman characters who get two guys to love her but then she kinda like can't make decision and hang the guys feeling. Maybe its just...more
Nonieღserenity2bliss
I'm so glad that this book does not disappoint because I've been fascinated with Elizabeth Campbell since the MacLeods trilogy.

I think this is one of my favorite book by Monica, despite only having two love scenes. But what a scene there are! The chemistry between Lizzie and Patrick is really strong and they really made me root for them from start to finish. Their brief separation towards the end was really sad, especially when you know how difficult it was for Patrick to let her go.
And I'm so...more
Ashley
Took me a while to finish this one not because I didn't like it. I just couldn't find the time to read especially with school. But! I finished the book, and WOW! I love it. For some reason, I trust in Monica McCarty not to fail me, and she didn't! This is the second series I'm reading from her, and I'm always taken by her style of writing and her Highland males.

This one, I find was very tense. The possibility of the heroine and the hero not being able to be together is huge. That usually falls...more
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“She wanted to inhale him. Devour him.
Lick every inch of his incredible body.”
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“Thief, brigand, outlaw, scourge: Those were names he was familiar with, not hero. Yet for a moment, this wee lass could make him want to believe that it was a possibility. Make him believe that there might be a flicker left in the embers of his blackened soul. That maybe there was still something inside him that hadn't died.
He regretted that one day soon he would have to prove her wrong.”
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