Claiming the Highlander (Brotherhood/MacAllister, #2)
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Claiming the Highlander (Brotherhood/MacAllister #2)

4.13 of 5 stars 4.13  ·  rating details  ·  3,068 ratings  ·  106 reviews
BORN TO BE HIS BRIDE?

It is said that Braden MacAllister, English baron and proud Highlander warrior, can fell an enemy with a single blow—and a woman with a single kiss. But not Maggie, it seems. For the fire-haired beauty, determined to end the long running feud that rages between their clan and its common foe, is immune to Braden's attempts to stop her foolishness. But s...more
Paperback, 373 pages
Published March 5th 2002 by Avon
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Dina
Kinley MacGregor's books are known to be funny and fast-paced, and I think this book is a good example of that. I was in the mood for something light, so I really enjoyed this read.

Braden and Maggie were very likable, and I especially enjoyed seeing the small glimpses of their childhood friendship. Close in age, they had known each other since forever and it was charming to see them remember the several encounters they'd had over the years. They didn't know it - well, Braden didn't know it - but...more
Quinn
Often I prefer my romances on the darker side, moody and with some nicely drawn angst and maybe a tortured hero thrown in every now and again. But sometimes, I really enjoy reading something lighter and less taxing on the heart and mind.

If you’re looking for a lot of depth, then this book probably isn’t for you. But if you’re in the mood for a light, quick, entertaining read, then Claiming the Highlander would be an excellent choice.

Braden MacAllister and Maggie ingen Blar have grown up together...more
TJ


Braden MacAllister is so heart-stoppingly handsome, devastatingly charming and passionately perfect that every woman who sees him either swoons or chases him down and demands he let them have their way with him ( 10 at once even). He, of course obliges with abandon, admitting anything with two legs wearing skirts will do and proceeds to prove it through much of the story. So is it any surprise I find it hard to believe when, at the end of the book, he pledges eternal fidelity to the rather dowd...more
Sherry
I love Kinley MacGregor's sense of humor. She has feel for humorous dialogue that is natural. She creates amazing characters that I easily become emotionally invested in.

The plot for Claiming the Highlander was weak. At first glance it seemed that this would be an interesting read, but it was dull filled with a lot of flashback sequences that didn't really move the story forward. The hero began the story as a careless playboy and then in the middle he claimed to be the innocent victim of sex-cra...more
Jacqueline
Aug 12, 2010 Jacqueline rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves historicals with wellrounded plots and strong characters
Recommended to Jacqueline by: No one; discovered Sherri's historicals on my own
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Joy
I enjoyed reading this a lot and I didn't expect to like the characters, but with the author's excellent writing style, it was a fast read for me and it provided the entertainment I was looking for.

The first few pages about Braden made me instantly dislike him, he's portrayed as a shallow and hedonistic man who hops from one woman's bed to another; but as I read on, I realized his character had depth, and like all people he's afraid of trusting a woman, wary of a broken heart. His affairs are fl...more
Crazy4more
5 stars...for sure.

I loved this book and I still have 3 more pages to go. It dawn on me a thought, the past truly made who you are.

For Maggie, it was been bullied-harrassed, lost her mother than later her father, raised as the youngest daughter and 5 brothers. She became a nuturer, smart-strong-detemined protector, a survivor at any cost and loved passionately the only boy who stood for her as long as she can remember, Braden MacAllister.

As for Braden, the randy-assed rogue, he loved women and...more
Sha Mslvoe ♥♥♥
It's a enjoyable read to see Braden fall in love with Maggie as they work together to find a solution to end the war between MacAllister and McDougall. Although I enjoyed the story, I find it move slowly and a little drag. It's good, but it's not good enough to tempt me to give it a 4 star.

Now I'm really anxious to learn more about the tortured Sin.
Linda
Delightful romance,left me smiling!

Maggie has always loved Braden MacAlister, but he has never seen as anything other than his friends little sister, until she stages a strike of all theclan women against the men and suddenly he is seeing her in a different light!

Shawna
Jan 19, 2012 Shawna rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of flirtatious, scoundrel highlanders & plucky, plain jane heroines
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4 ½ stars – Historical/Medieval/Highlander Romance
PepperP0t (ireadthatbook.com)
Laird Lochlan MacAllister's lands are under siege from within. To protest an ongoing feud with a neighboring clan, Maggie ingen Blar has organized the women of both villages and convinced them to go on strike in both the kitchen and the bedroom. To derail Maggie's plan Lochlan sends in his secret weapon, his baby brother Braden, who is seemingly irresistible to women.

Braden, who's never had to do anything to attract female attention, is completely flummoxed that Maggie doesn't fall on her back...more
Jeanne
The only common point I found between Master of Desire and Claiming the Highlander was the simplicity of MacGregor's writing. Other than that, they're the exact opposite of one another. Master of Desire is cheesy, desperately flat and literal all the way through, which rapidly escalates into downright boring and eye-rolling territory. Ugh. I'd say it's one of those books that give modern romance a bad name. Claiming the Highlander, on the contrary, was... simply delish! Witty, funny and always s...more
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Jess
I flip flopped between giving this one 2 stars and 3 stars. Mostly because the beginning was boring to me. It didn't really start to pull me in until around page 120 or so. I don't know if it was more because I wasn't in the mood for it, or if the beginning was just slow.

First, I was confused as to the connection between this book and the previous book in the series. It went from talking about Draven of Ravenswood to the Macallisters. At this point I can't find any connection. I did end up liki...more
Shiran
6 Stars! I have no words for the amazingness that is this book! When I initially read the summary of this book I wasn't so sure it would be exciting, but it is a Kinley MacGregor book and I learned long go never to underestimate her ability to create a mind blowing story, and needless to say I wasn't disappointed.

Maggie ingen Blar is a woman on a mission. She is determined to end a feud between two highlander clans and save her brothers from dying. She comes up with a devious plan, she convince...more
Toomanybooks
Braden is a happy knight. He is chased by women every where. The first scene has three sisters working to seduce him, while the husband is away. Suddenly there is a bellow and in comes the husband. A sudden flight from England to Scotland is in order. Back home Maggie has started a small war between the men and women of two clans. She is smart and strong. No male has ever been interested in her because of her strong will and her six brothers. She has lost two brothers to a clan war and is determ...more
Stefanie
What a great story!!!
I thought the plot was very original: a lass convincing all the clan's women to hide in a church and withhold food and sex from their men. And not only the women of her own clan, but also those of a rivaling clan. Their goal: ending a feud and all the bloodshed.

Braden is used to being chased by women. They can't resist him... Untill he meets Maggie. Maggie is the first woman to stand up to him, to deny him something. But he doens't know she's loved him since she was a little...more
Vivisection
This series of historicals doesn't bother me as much. Characters are well drawn and understood. The only thing keeping this from three stars are the constant anachronistic descriptions/phrases.

I realize that one doesn't expect EXACT historical accuracy when one reads a historical romance. Let's face it, we're all reading these for the smutty, smutty sex. HOWEVER, some accuracy would be nice. Cobbling a bunch of historical phrases together with a smattering of Gaelic and a side of 21st century s...more
Linds
I'm a sucker for childhood sweethearts/teenage lovers that get a chance later I thought I would love this book, but it was just decent.

The plus is that there's a lot of Sin, the hero of Born of Sin in this book. I wish that I had read this book first because it sets up Born in Sin and I would have enjoyed the books more if I had read them in order.
Laura
It's something about the kilt...
Latoya
Though this was an enjoyable novel. I think I was expecting a bit more. I looked for Highland romances and decided to try MacGregor because I liked her work as SK.
Braeden and Maggie were memorable characters and the challenges seemed simple, but at the same time, quite complex.
But somehow, Sin stood out more than anyone else. I found myself curious about him and stopping in the middle of the book to check to see if Sin gets a book of his own.
So you know which novel I will be reading next.
Jewel
2.5 stars. Not very impressive. This was largely boring, but on top of the yawning was a tedious and constant back and forth about how unbelievably hot Braden was and how unattractive Maggie was. Every woman in the land threw herself at Braden and he couldn't keep women away. Every man in the land laughed at how "mannish" and unappealing Maggie was and they made fun of her. How we're to believe that these two could get together and have a happily ever after is beyond me. All Maggie wanted was a...more
Jade aka MrsTosh
Maggie is trying to stop a long running fued between two clans before any more of her beloved brothers are killed. Since the men of her clan won't listen to reason, she's determined to find some other way to compel their cooperation. To that end, resourceful Maggie convinces her clanswomen to refuse their menfolk everything, from household chores to more personal attentions. The one thing she hadn't reckoned on was bold Braden MacAllister's attempt to persuade her to give up her bloodless battle...more
Joy
1.5 stars.

Almost skipped this one, man whore/virgin stories don’t interest me nor am I into heroine’s who pine endlessly for such a man but I let the reviews sway me hoping for something different from the others I've read of a similar nature.

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Kaugummiqueen
INHALT

Schon seit einiger Zeit bekämpfen sich die beiden Clans der MacAllisters und der MacDouglas', was schon viele Menschenleben gekostet hat. Nachdem nun Maggies ältester Bruder bei einem Scharmützel fiel, möchte sie der Fehde endlich ein Ende bereitet und fasst einen folgenschweren Entschluss: Sie überredet die Frauen beider Clans, sich den Männern so lange zu verweigern, bis sie die Fehde beenden und endlich Frieden herrscht. Nach zwei Wochen beginnt die Lage in den jeweiligen Clans zu eskal...more
Anna D.
Nov 10, 2012 Anna D. rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: hr
I don’t have too much to say about this book other than it was a joy to read! It is romantic, emotional, tender, sexy, and most surprisingly funny! As much as we love Braden and Maggie (they are a terrific H/h), one of the best things in this book is that Sin is in it the entire time and his sarcastic humor and formidable company is ever present!

We also meet all the brothers here (except for Kieran who died) and we love them all instantly!

One thing to note though is that the plot here is not str...more
Cata
Outro livro dos MacAllisters, desta vez sobre o mais novo dos irmãos.

Braden MacAllister é o típico playboy e adora sê-lo. É bonito, atraente, rico e tem muito carisma. Nenhuma mulher o resiste... nenhuma, até Maggie ingen Blair!

Maggie é uma mulher forte e determinada. Após ter perdido dois dos seus irmãos na Guerra entre o clã MacAllister e o clã MacDouglas, ela lidera uma revolta para acabar com essa guerra: tanto as mulheres do clã MacDouglas como as do clã MacAllister isolam-se dos homens, re...more
Kathy
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Britta
Aug 30, 2008 Britta rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Kim
All it took was one fickle woman to ruin the lives of most of the members of two clans in the Highlands of Scotland. Clansmen from both families are still paying the price to this day (seven years later) and Maggie ingen Blar is sick of buring her family over this stupid feud. Using her brains she rallies the women of both clans to hide in the kirk (church) on her family's land and in the castle of the MacDonald's land. Suffering from loneliness, bad hygenie, and horrendous cooking, the men of t...more
Emily
I can't decide how I feel about this book. I love the story but parts of it irk me. I don't know how I feel about the start of the book and it's plot, but it got us to the end and I liked that.

Cute story, in a way classic, and one I love. While I like the end, I feel like it wasn't wrapped up as much as I would have liked.

I'll probably read it again to see if I can figure out how I feel about the story line.
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“You better not tup our sister! Or you’ll be having us to deal with, Braden MacAllister! (Duncan)
Could I please just deal with one threat of death at a time? (Braden)”
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