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Rory MacLeod is a bold and powerful Highland Chief with only one allegiance–to his clan. He vows revenge against the rival MacDonald clan, though duty demands a handfast marriage to Isabel MacDonald–a bride he does not want and has no intention of keeping. But Rory couldn’t have anticipated the captivating woman who challenges his steely control, and unleashes the untamed ...more
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Published July 31st 2007 by Ballantine Books
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Eastofoz
Feb 25, 2008 Eastofoz rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Readers who like lots of narration
Shelves: highlander
Boring, that’s about all you can really say about this book. It’s well-written but the story is boring, the hero is boring and the heroine is boring. You just want the boring book to be over with. It barely makes a 3 star rating.

The h/h don’t really interact until just after halfway into the book—and for a book that’s 380+ pages that’s a long wait I think. They hardly talk to each other so it’s just pages and pages of dull narration and you certainly don’t feel anything for them as a couple. You
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Kübra Yağmur
Jun 19, 2017 Kübra Yağmur rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Şunu sakın unutmayın, elinizin altında bir İskoç kitabı her zaman bulunmalı. Sonuçta canınızın ne zaman İskoç çekeceği hiç belli olmaz. Gecenin bir köründe ne okuyacağım ben, diye kara kara düşünmenizi hiç istemem.
İşte bu nedenle İskoç zulamdan karışık okuduğum serinin ilk kitabına, sabaha karşı başlamış buldum kendimi.

Bir kere benim gibi historical severler için İskoç erkeklerinin yeri apayrıdır. Tabii onların torunları da yok değil, bkz: Braden Carmichael 😍 O seksi, vahşi, savaşçı devlere bayı
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Laura the Highland Hussy
This review is long overdue.

Highlander Untamed is what started my love affair with Highlanders.

I think that Rory is the absolute epitome of the clan chief who values honesty and loyalty, and whose main focus is for the good of his clan.

Rory MacLeod handfasts with Isabel MacDonald to do his duty, hopefully uniting the two clans. Unfortunately the MacDonald clan is ruthless and is their most hated enemy. Rory's sister Margaret had been married to Isabel's uncle the MacDonald, who used her and retu
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Beatriz
Una historia muy bonita, sobre todo por las luchas internas que viven los personajes principales entre sus sentimientos y la lealtad que deben a sus respectivas familias. También me gustó mucho el estilo narrativo, que permitía leer las diferentes situaciones desde la perspectiva de ambos personajes.

Al final del libro, además, la autora hace referencia a una serie de personalidades y hechos históricos en los que se basó para construir su novela, que produce un resultado bastante interesante y o
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Moonlight Reader
If you've read one Monica McCarty Highlander romance, you've pretty much read them all. Entertaining, but formulaic.
*TANYA*
Nov 18, 2015 *TANYA* rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved that this book was based on actual historical events. Yes some events are fiction but the fact that the author based this book on people and places that did exist and she tied it all together to make a wonderful love story is absolutely sublime.
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish
Apr 08, 2010 UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Lovers of historical romance, especially Highlanders

From the cover:

Rory MacLeod is a bold and powerful Highland Chief with only one allegiance–to his clan. He vows revenge against the rival MacDonald clan, though duty demands a handfast marriage to Isabel MacDonald–a bride he does not want and has no intention of keeping. But Rory couldn’t have anticipated the captivating woman who challenges his steely control, and unleashes the untamed passion simmering beneath his fierce exterior.

Blessed with incomparable beauty, Isabel MacDonald is prepared t
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Sha Mslvoe ♥♥♥
May 19, 2011 Sha Mslvoe ♥♥♥ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Sha Mslvoe ♥♥♥ by: Carolyn
I was browsing about highland romance and stumbled upon " Favorite Highland Romance author". I read all the comments and Carolyn's comment captured me. I started looking all Monica Mccarty's books and give a shot!

This was my 1st book and I truly enjoyed the plot and history of fairy flag. She has made it onto my must-buy list author. I couldn't help but to fall in love with Rory and Isabel

Dunvegan castle and their fairy flag
Dunvegan Castle

The Fairy Flag
Niyura
Dec 04, 2016 Niyura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Ha estado muy bien, es un libro entretenido pero simple, si os gusta el tema de los Highlander y el romance os lo recomiendo.
Cristina
When it comes to highlanders, Monica McCarty takes the cake. Unfortunately, this one wasn't as good as the others. Perhaps the whole betrayal thing didn't work out as I'd hoped. Nonetheless, I'll continue reading.
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Kathrynn
There was a chain dragging this book down, down, down. That chain was the endless amount of narration the author used. As the book began, I thought, okay once the author set the stage it'll move along. It didn't. To quote Mellisa B, "show me, don't tell me."

Instead of caring more for the two main characters, I began to get annoyed with them. Same thing, the ENTIRE book. Gads. How many times did the author go into detail of how handsome Rory MacLeod was or beautiful Isabel MacDonald was? I got i
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Zeek
A good start to a new series.

::sheepishly raising hand::

Confession time: I still like reading those cheesy Scottish romance novel settings.

But, there isn't much new here I'm afraid. Still, I found I was engaged enough to see whether or not Rory would work through his prejudice concerning Isabel and give in to the attraction he feels for her and whether she would be able to make the decision as to where her loyalty should lie. Because the author did do a good job of showing why her loyalties migh
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Gamze
Nov 12, 2014 Gamze rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
'Aşkta İntikam Olmaz' kitabının yarattığı hayal kırıklığından sonra bu tarzı neden çok sevdiğimi bana hatırlatacak bir kitaba ihtiyacım vardı. Monica McCarty'nin yazdığı kitaplardan daha iyi bir hatırlatıcı olamayacağını düşündüğüm için Asi'ye başladım ve saatler sonra bitti..
Kadının kalemi o kadar akıcı ve güzel ki.. İsteseniz de kitabı elinizden bitirmeden bırakamıyorsunuz.
Bir yere kabul görme, güven hissi, sadakat, yeniden doğuş, aşk.. Her şeyi vardı ve her sahneyi büyük keyif alarak okudum.
I
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Valquiria
No va a ver otro libro que me vaya a sorprender tanto como este.
Gracias a Megan Maxwell, iba con un poco de miedo a las novelas románticas de highlanders, ya que no me gustaron nada sus libros, pero "El Highlander indomable" ha sido un romance con todas sus letras y en mayúsculas.

Tanto los aspectos históricos (que me han parecido muy detallados y acertados con lo que pasó de verdad), como el romance (que es maravilloso), como los personajes y la historia me han enamorado y me han parecido fantás
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Glamdring
Feb 11, 2012 Glamdring rated it it was ok
The story has a lot of potential, but if I had to describe this book in one word, that word would be "boring".

I wouldn't say that the book is badly written but there is way too much repetitions. And as if all the repetitions in the narrative part weren't enough Monica McCarty also felt the need to narrate dialogues or actions just after they happened *bang head*. I have to admit that all those repetitions bored me to tears.

Unfortunately neither the hero nor the heroine were of any help here, be
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Crystal ♥ RBtWBC
Highlander Untamed had everything I was looking for in a Scottish Romance! Love, Passion, Adventure, Betrayal... Rory is a sexy highland warrior, Isabel is an endearing and brave heroine, and all the secondary characters were equally interesting. I laughed and cried numerous times, and felt many more emotions along the way.
All set in the beautiful and mystical setting of the Isle of Skye, the plot moved at a perfect pace with plenty of action and suspense to keep the pages turning. I recommend
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❤️☘♡Dinna Ken♡☘❤️
5 Highland-hooked stars!!

This is one highland ride that you need to take!

It was absolutely marvelous! Loved the pace of it and adored its characters. Plus, it's so steamy it's not even funny ;)

An awesome read and looking forward for more of that :)
Hilal Kahraman
Mar 14, 2017 Hilal Kahraman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
İskoç romanı kavramını her zerresinde hissettiğim bir romandı. Highlanderlarında at koşturduğumun sexy lordları fazlasıyla mevcuttu mütemadiyen Rory'e sövdüm rahatsız edici tek noktası highlander romanı klişesi olan sexy dev - minnoş hanım kız ikilisindeki hanım kızımızın okçuluk, binicilik vb yetenekleri kitap boyunca ısrarla övülmesine rağmen dara düştüğünde şuradan bir kaslı İskoç çıksada beni kurtarsa diye beklemesi hayır yani bacım bir ok at ne bileyim bıçak fırlat olmadı geçir elinin tersi ...more
Sian
Jan 12, 2010 Sian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2011
WOW! OH WOW!
That about sums up my love of this book.
My first book by Monica McCarthy but definately not my last.

In this we meet Rory Chief of the McLeod's Clan....and well Rory, he is manly, sexy, strong and oh so sexy and scottish. Hmm I never had a thing for Highlanders before this book ;-)

We also have Isabel, the daughter of the Chief of the MacDonald Clan.

The 2 clans are enemies because of a wrong done to one of the McLeods and they have been fighting for the past 2 years. The King then has
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Sofia Teixeira
Jul 30, 2012 Sofia Teixeira rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4, mas a ir para o 4.5
O Highlander Indomável é a minha obra de estreia de Monica McCarty. Confesso que antes de iniciar a leitura não tinha expectativas nenhumas, mas fui de fácil conquista e quando dei por mim não conseguia largar a história de Rory MacLeod e Isabel MacDonald.

Neste romance sensual histórico, deparamo-nos com uma guerra de origem antiga entre dois clãs, mas cujo ódio se intensificou após o repúdio de Margaret MacLeod por parte de Sleat MacDonald. No entanto, e com a intenção de
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Atunah
3.5 stars


Although overall I enjoyed this one very much, I did have a few issues with it. I have read a few in the Highland Guard series by the same author and thought I should read the first in an earlier series.
I like the writing of this author and I especially like the true history she works into the stories and explains a bit at the end with the author notes. Its a really lovely touch and I am always surprised to learn what actually happened. Sometimes truth really is stranger than fiction.
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Susana
Warning:
Crappy portuguese translation. Examples:

To ravish doesn't mean to Rape!! YOU MORON!!
"Rory parecia capaz de lhe arrancar a roupa e de a violar." pg 166


And there IT is again!
"..violando-a com gentileza.."
No, no, no, no, no.....


Another pearl:
"Isabel sentou-se na beira da cama e levou a mão ao estômago, sentindo-se de súbito enjoada. Não era a primeira vez que aquilo lhe acontecia. Devia ser o stress." pg 226

Stress......


Se as editoras fossem forçadas a devolver o dinheiro aos clientes por
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Buqet
Sep 09, 2011 Buqet rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Her gün bir kitap geleneğim sürüyor. İskoçları seviyorum. Hatta kötü adam iskoç olsa bile :) Karakterlerin güzelliği bir yana beni en çok etikeyen hikayenin gerçek bir tarihten esinlenmiş olması. Tek Gözlü Kadın Savaşları , ilgimi çekti. Kesinlikle bunu bir araştıracağım. Rory yerinde kalbiylede değilde aklıyla hareket eden bir erkek iken Isabel tam tersi tutuğunu koparan ve kalbini dinleyen bir kızdı. Ayrılıklarının çok kısa sürmesi ve son kısımlardaki tempo düşüklüğü yüzünden bir yıldız düşük ...more
Laura V.
Aug 20, 2015 Laura V. marked it as abandonados-para-no-volver  ·  review of another edition
Me aburrió terriblemente. No pude obligarme a continuarlo.

Lo que no atrapa del libro es que ella es consciente de toda su belleza y sensualidad y planea utilizarlo para conquistar a Rory y robarle sus secretos. Así que cuando Rory la ve y no puede evitar sentirse atraído lo sentí todo muy falso.

No pude disfrutar de toda esa tensión, porque sé que ese es el principal objetivo de ella. Y no lo compro. Si ella quería encandilarlo, y lo consigue, ¿qué gracia tiene?
Ewa
I feel bad about this 2-star rating as I was totally aware what I was getting into when starting to read this book. I actually felt like reading nice, cardboard, highlander romance and the author did deliver.

The H was stuffy and unforgiving, h was plain stupid. The book would be a lot better if author cut 2/3 of narration and didn't repeat same stuff every few pages.
Elis Madison
I read the Campbell Trilogy before this series, so unfortunately I knew the outcomes of these books before I got to them. It didn't matter. I still enjoyed them.



This story takes place in the middle of the War of the One-Eyed Woman, which was an honest-to-Pete episode in Scottish history. A feud between clan MacLean and clan MacDonald had been going on for some time when, in an effort to gain peace, Rory MacClean offered his sister Margaret in handfast to the MacDonald of Sleat. At some point du
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Trang Nguyen
Oh how I love the Highlanders! Highlander Untamed was a good book for my Scottish addiction, which I recently discovered.

Rory Macleod is forced into a temporary marriage with the beautiful siren, Isabella. Isabella belongs to a rivaling clan which Rory despises but because he is forced into this loveless arrangement by the king he will do everything in his power to keep his hands off the tempting seductress as well as maintain a loveless marriage. Rory has every intention of returning Isabella
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Edwina " I LoveBooks" "Deb"
Highlander Untamed was a very enjoyable story. Feuding Clans The MacLeods and MacDonalds are order by King James to Handfast The chief of MacLeod's Rory to the Chief of MacDonald's daughter Isabel. There relationship starts out tremulous and very rocky, The couple just don't trust one another. Isabel's duty is to find the MacLeods legendary Fairy Flag and the Secret entrance to the Keep. She must seduce her new husband to tell his secrets. Rory is no fool and a excellent hero. Very sexy Alpha ma ...more
Megha
Jun 28, 2013 Megha rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
isabel and rory started out with a bang! and i mean a bang. i cried within the 1st 20% of the book. Isabel's story was so heart wrenching. But as the book progressed it lost some of its glory.

The tension, the complications, everything was so palpitating in the beginning that it sets an expectation for the rest of the book so when it starts to wane youre left feeling - WTF.

But having said that, i liked the book. it deserves a 3.5 stars. There are a few things though that kinda bothered me. The
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