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Claiming the Highlander (Brotherhood of the Sword/MacAllister #2)

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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
Paperback, First, 373 pages
Published March 5th 2002 by Avon
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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
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

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
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
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 stars – Historical/Medieval/Highlander Romance ...more
Anyone familiar with ancient Greek comedy will recognize Aristophanes' Lysistrata immediately - the town women, led by a brazen spokeswoman, rally together and withhold sex until the men stop fighting. MacGregor takes a classic tale and spins it into a lighthearted Scottish romance. There's not a lot of angst, emotional connection, or even historical detail to take this story to the next level. Rather, we have Maggie, a plain jane character with ugly shoes, who's fallen in love with the town's C ...more
Nov 30, 2014 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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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
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
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.
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!

Really enjoyed rereading this book, loved her plan, and yeah, just so funny!

*First read April 25th 2012*
Oh, this was such a great book, really good, really enjoyed it, can't wait to read the rest of the series!
You know, I liked the first part in the series a great deal more than the second one. I'm not saying that the second book in the Brotherhood/MacAllister series is not quite enjoyable, because it is, it simply was not as enjoyable as the first book for me.

I think I liked that the second book's and the first book's character didn't merge in this one, but I hope that the next books in the series will have some characters from the first two books. And I liked that both of the books can be read as st
Nina Ivanova
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Ще си го кажа честно, без увъртания и направо - въпреки очакванията ми, тази книга ми хареса най-малко от поредицата досега (пишейки ревюто, вече съм прочела трета и четвърта). Наистина се опитах, и признавам, че и историята, и героите имаха страшно голям потенциал, но при мен не сработи.
Още от резюмето човек може да си представи, че го очакват много забавни ситуации, една игра на котка и мишка, докато Маги и Брейдън се опитват да се надвият едни други. Авто
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
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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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
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
I probably should not have read book#3 before reading this one because every other one wouldn't be as great as Sin's story but Brandon held up pretty good in comparison. I probably should not be comparing but I can't help it whenever Sin has a part I let out a little squeal lol.
I think I liked the heroine more than the hero because they were both very back and forth in their resolve but the hero always had that extra unnecessary angst about never marrying someone and trusting a female blah blah
I read this one a long time ago and I can remeber, I was not impressed ... at least it was nothing like Born in Sin, which I adored ...
Jackson D'Lynne
This one was a little slower than the previous book, but it still packed a sexy punch. Again, the heroine was a confused, rather recalcitrant, stubborn, one-sighted ninny. I couldn't understand why she didn't see how her actions (while made with honorable intent) had turned everything into one big mess. She didn't even TRY to dig herself out of it, she just made another, more idiotic decision. While it worked out in the end, thanks to Ms. MacGregor's excellent writing abilities, it could have be ...more
Esta novela es igual de fascinante a la anterior.
En la novela anterior nos encontrábamos con un hombre tremendamente atormentado que salía de su aflicción gracias al único y gran amor de su vida.
En esta novela pasa al contrario: es la chica la que ha sufrido las duras y las maduras en su vida, y el chico se nos presenta como un dulce caballero que termina con su agonía.
Algo que, sin duda, tengo que resaltar de las dos novelas que he leído de Kinley McGregor es que el romance entre los personajes
Elis Madison
Think Lysistrata in kilts. For anyone who is not familiar with this classic ancient Greek comedy, both that story and this are about women who become sick and tired of sending their men off to die in an unnecessary war. They band together and take a vow that they will not serve their husbands—not in any sense of the word, especially not in the most fun sense—until they agree to end the war.

The ancient Greek play is well worth reading—or seeing if you get the chance, especially if the director c
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
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
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
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.
It's something about the kilt...
I love this book by Kinley MacGregor(sherrilyn Kenyon)! It's amazing. Braden was adorable (in a manly way). I loved how Maggie stood by what she believed in, even when she was standing alone. I very highly recommend. <3

"There will be no insults here," Lochlan said to Ewan, his voice stern. "At least not against Sin. Braden, on the other hand, you may feel free to attack." "Och, now," Braden bristled, "where's your brotherly love?" Lochlan smiled devilishly. "That is my brotherly love. Notice
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“Adieu, my ladies. If you ever venture to Scotland…leave the husbands at home. (Braden)” 8 likes
“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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