Forbidden Highlander (Dark Sword, #2)
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Forbidden Highlander (Dark Sword #2)

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Fallon McLeod has gifts any warrior would covet—fierce strength, unmatched skill, even immortality. But those gifts have come at a price that puts everyone he loves at risk. Only when his brother, Quinn, is taken captive does Fallon leave the seclusion of his Highland home to seek the king's aid. And though every woman at court would gladly be his for the asking, one alone...more
Mass Market Paperback, 331 pages
Published May 25th 2010 by St. Martin's Press
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Laura the Highland Hussy
Loved it! I can't wait for Quinn's story...and I think I'll have to wait a while for it considering this one just came out!
I'll write a "real" review later-I have to feed the kids...I ignored them to finish the book :)
This series is like Lay's Potato Chips; when you have the bag you just eat it all. I LOVED this book. I could barely put it down. I completely and wholeheartedly devoured this book. I thought that the story line was absolutely fluid and kept pace with the 1st book. One thing that I will point out about the book that I had a slight problem with, was the immediate connection between Larena & Fallon. I thought that they were thrown together a little to quickly. Now, with me having said that I c...more
Damaris (GoodChoiceReading)
Jun 18, 2010 Damaris (GoodChoiceReading) rated it 5 of 5 stars
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I thought I loved the first book in this series, but this one is definitely my favorite. I think Fallon has to be my favorite warrior! From page one until the end there is always something happening and just keeps you glued to the book. Full of action, love, Romance, mystery and more!I love that in this book Donna gave us a woman full of power and just as strong as the male warriors. Everything just went together and was very easy to envision. Donna Grant's Dark Sword series is slowly climbing t...more
Mandi Schreiner
Why I read: Received for review from publisher.

Fallon MacLeod is a Warrior, forced to accept a God into himself. He is immortal, having been alive 300 years and within him and his two brothers rests the god of revenge. Deirdre, a drough, a druid that has given herself to black magic captured Fallon and his brothers Lucan and Quinn all those years ago. But now Deirdre has Quinn in her grasp again, hidden away in her fortress and Fallon is desperate to get him back.

Fallon’s family has lost all th...more
Fallon MacLeod and his brothers are the last of the MacLeod clan. The MacLeod clan was destroyed by Deirdre. She wants the brothers for herself. She once had them long ago. The MacLeod men are cursed with strong Gods entrapped inside each of them.

Fallon feeling horrible that he didn’t do more for his clan decides to travel to see King James to ask for his help.

Larena Monroe has been searching for the MacLeods for a long time. When she learns that Fallon is near, she seeks him out. She needs hi...more
Elaine Mcdonald
I like the series but there is something lacking . It doesn't hold my attention. I hate the way it just stops at the end of the book. It is not really a cliffhanger, but the story is unfinished. It is unlike any story I have read that is a series. Maybe it would be better to have it all be in one book.

Romantic scenes, I found myself skipping over them.
First off for me I LOVED the characters and the story line in this book. Donna did a fabulous job at this but at times it felt like Donna veered off of the path of the story with too many thoughts. I found myself skimming through to get to the interesting parts. This book could have easily been a 5 star book for me if it would have kept my attention all the way through. Like I said the characters and story line in this series are fabulous and I do want and will continue with this series because...more
When I read the first book in the series, I was glad to get back to a paranormal with a historical twist. And while not perfect, the first one did introduce a world I got interested in, and characters I was looking forward to reading about. So I was very excited to get my hands on this one...and for the most part I enjoyed this one as well.

This time around, we get the story of oldest brother Fallon, who has spent the last 300 years drowning himself in wine to keep the demon inside him at bay. He...more
Book one, Dangerous Highlander, was $2.99 but the rest of the books are not. So I had do the paperback on sale with a coupon thing to keep going with these intriguing brothers. This book is about the eldest brother Fallon. He was the drunk of the family in book one. He drank to keep his god leashed because he feared he couldn't control it. He grew a set in the first book so we find him much better off at the beginning of this one. He still has some issues but he's not living in a bottle any long...more
After going through my very first disappointment with Donna Grant's Dark Sword series (see rant/review on Dangerous Highlander) I bravely decided to continue and give another shot at it, praying for the best. I was a hopeless fool it seems.

Fallon MacLeod was to become the next laird of his clan, when the god inside him was unleashed. After the extinction of his people and going through hell, he kept himself detouched and in line by drinking. Failing his newly formed family is not an option for h...more
Bridgette Bandell
I loved this troubled tale of Fallon and Larena! So sad that Malcolm had the run in he had and I am a bit weary of Broc... I hope he isn't really on Dierdre's side and is only spying....
(view spoiler) I enjoyed watching Fallon allow himself to become the leader he was meant to be... The love scenes in this were so mmmm delicious and then to find out Malcolm is a warrior too!!??? talk abo...more

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forbidden-highlander-dark-sword-donna-grantFallon McLeod has been living in the bottom of the many bottles of wine he can get his hands on ever since the massacre of his clan, a clan that he was in line to lead. But now that his brother’s wife, Cara has come to stay with them, he has cleaned his act up. He’s putting the wine aside and trying to do the job he was meant to. Warriors and Druids alike are...more
Barbara ★
I didn't like this one as much as the first but I still loved the on-going plot. I really liked Fallon but I had problems with Larena's wishy-washiness. One minute she's all over him and the next she's sneaking out of his bed. I like that there is a traitor in Deidre's camp who is surreptitiously slipping the MacLeod's intel. Deidre is one evil bitch and I sure hope the MacLeod brothers kick her ass but good!

Poor Quinn, I can't wait for his book. I am wondering which druid is his HEA. Hmmm
April   ♥"Lover of Stu" ♥
While I really enjoyed this story, I liked the connection between the H/h better in the first book. In this second novel, we follow Fallon while he tries to reestablish his role as leader within his family. After 300 years of drinking away his misery and hiding from the God within him, Fallon is forced to accept what he has become and start to care and look out for others.
Annette Clair
I love Donna Grants highlanders; can. not. wait until November & Wicked Highlander!
Robin K
The beginning of Forbidden Highlander is instantly absorbing. It begins where Dangerous HIghlander left off. Fallon (brother of Lucan) is in Edinburgh castle hoping to meet with the king to secure his castle and lands for his family. The tale starts by explaining Fallon's internal struggles and quickly introduces the reader to the heroine, Larena. She is new to this book and is an extraordinary and unique character.

Among the wonderful characters from Dangerous Highlander, this book also adds mor...more
Wendy *Sebella Blue* Mitchell
Fallon was the oldest of the MacLeod brothers, the one destined to become Laird over the decimated clan. Now that the youngest brother Quinn has been captured by the evil druid, Deirdre, Fallon is fighting a fierce battle with wine and his guilt over his failure to protect his clan. While in Edinburgh to petition the king for the return of the MacLeod castle, Fallon encounters Larena Monroe. Fallon and Larena have more in common than they know. They are both possessed by ancient gods bent on de...more
Lori McD
3.5 stars

The second book in the series focuses on Fallon MacLeod. Fallon has recently given up drinking to contain the god inside him, and he's trying to be the laird and oldest brother. To do so, he needs to secure the MacLeod castle and surrounding lands, which were taken by another clan after the evil drough Druid, Deirdre, hunted down the MacLeods and slaughtered them trying to get to the 3 MacLeod brothers to unbind their god and force them to join her army to control the world. But the Mac...more
Well, this one was good but there were a few things I noticed about it.. mainly it reminded me a lot of Showalter's series. Each highlander is a "Warrior" which means they have a god in their body that sometimes comes unleashed. The main character in this book is Fallon, the eldest brother who possess 1/3 of the god of revenge. The other parts are in his 2 brothers, when they unleash the god simultaneously they are unstoppable in battle. Fallon is trying to get his brother Quinn released from a...more
♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
Ok... This is hard to explain but I'll try.

You have Highlanders who are known as warriors they are possessed by a god. When the highlander releases his god, he shifts into a different type of being.

You have druids who are magic.

You have an evil witch who wants to posess them all so she becomes almighty powerful.

Several warriors have sought shelter at the MacLeod castle & are banding together to fight Deidre the evil *B* of the story. She tortures her captives and tries to break them to be o...more
Another great story by Donna Grant. Loving the Dark Swords series. Fallon’s story was as good as Logan’s. So much happens in this one.

Fallon, who up until now is broken or at least thinks he is, drowns himself in wine to drown out his god. Fear does that to him. Meeting Larena, Fallon learns to turn that fear into courage, because he learns to care and love Larena. She’s a fierce female Warrior, who’s fear spurs Fallon’s protectiveness and forces him to face his own fears to protect her. Larena,...more
LOVED this one! Fallon is every kind of awesome and so far my favorite of the brothers! Larena was pretty fiercely spectacular too. A female warrior? Who knew!

It was great to watch Fallon finally embrace his role as a leader and take charge and be the head of his clan as he was always meant to be. Watching him leave the castle and venture out into the world for the first time in centuries was very touching. He meets Larena during the course of this and their attraction is immediate and undeniab...more
Alice Janell
Forbidden Highlander, the second installment of Donna Grant's "Dark Sword" series, follows the oldest MacLeod brother, Fallon. In the first book, we really only glimpse Fallon as a drunk - he uses wine to keep his god at bay and wants to shoulder no responsibility, despite being the oldest of the brothers.

While I did not enjoy this book as much as I enjoyed the first, it was still a good read. Grant still wonderfully weaves paranormal with historical romance in a rich world filled with alpha mal...more
I really enjoyed the 2nd book in the Donna Grant's Dark Sword series. In some ways, I found it even more enjoyable than the first book. While this book still had the same problem of a lame attempt at using dialect/brogue that I found in the first book (basically, only tossing in the occasional "doona", "canna", etc), I found it less annoying in this book than I did in the last. (Maybe I was just used to it?)

Fallon is a strong leader for this group of warriors and he has a perfect match in fello...more
FORBIDDEN HIGHLANDER by Donna Grant is a spellbinding historical romance set in 1603 Edinburgh, Scotland. It is the second in A Dark Sword Novel, but can easily be read as a stand alone. Some of the characters from the first book Dangerous Highlander reappear in this one also.It has danger, romance, sensuality, secrets, passion, demons, druids, an extremely evil witch who is after more power, dark magic, find their destinies, true love and a battle to overcome an ancient curse. The hero, Fallon...more
Nicole Laverdure

Forbidden Highlander by Donna Grant

I just finished reading Donna Grant's Forbidden Highlander", her second book in the Dark Sword series. I loved her characters. Fallon MacLeod is a fierce immortal Highlander, also a Warrior who has a God inside his soul. And Larena Monroe is a beautiful woman, a female Warrior, who's Goddess inside her soul, makes her invisible. Larena was banished from the Monroe Clan. She had been alone most of her time as a Warrior. She learned early on, not to tru...more
Maggie Bermann
Loving this series so much! In fact read this book in one day.. maybe cos i have the latest in death on my kindle to read, but i so want to know what happens next in this series that im going to read all 5 books first if it hold my interest!

I always thought I wouldnt enjoy anything paranormal wise. Okay its not out there, but of a more mystical time. Druids, Mie and Warriors..and off course Highlanders!

Love how the characters are growing and more being introduced slowly so dont get too mixed up...more
I still like the overall concept and the series, but found the whole "going to court" premise very odd. Too many questions like, "how did they explain Fallon's presence since the line was dead for centuries?" "Why was she there?" "How is the existence of the gods kept secret?" It made the whole first third of the book very difficult to swallow. The writing itself is good, though, and once we moved the action to the castle, the storyline solidified somewhat.
Donna (BLHmistress)
I knew after I read the first book I was going to love Fallon's book or at least I hoped I would. I love the tortured hero(to be honest not too many types of heroes I don't like but the tortured hero is right up at the very top for me.) Something about these men that make me wanna just reach in the book and hug them(if they would let me.)

Larena was the perfect match for Fallon in my opinion, She is tough but at the same time, she had trust issues and afraid to give her heart. I loved how they w...more
The story continues with Fallon going to Edinburgh to ask for his castle back. His trip revealed more when he met Larena Monroe and her cousin Malcolm. More Warriors arrive at the castle and another is not what he seems. Broc is a mystery. Good writing. Love the heat build up between Fallon and Larena.
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Donna Grant is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than forty novels and novellas spanning multiple genres of romance.

She was born and raised in Texas but loves to travel. Her adventures have taken her throughout the United States as well as to Jamaica, Mexico, and Scotland. Growing up on the Texas/Louisiana border, Donna’s Cajun side of the family taught her the “spicy” si...more
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