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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
Mass Market Paperback, 382 pages
Published July 31st 2007 by Ballantine
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Eastofoz
Feb 25, 2008 rated it liked it
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
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 ba
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Laura the Highland Hussy
Feb 17, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: highlander-books
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.
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish
Apr 08, 2010 rated it really liked it
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 rated it it was amazing
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
*TANYA*
Nov 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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.
Niyura
Dec 04, 2016 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.
Alba M.
2,5.

Al fin me pongo con la reseña, mil años después.

Bueno os cuento:
Este libro empieza con drama, ya para hacernos sufrir de buenas a primeras. La hermana de Rory, estaba en un matrimonio a prueba con Sleat MacDonald, pero el tipo es una mala pieza, cruel y despiadado e, intentando humillar tanto a Margaret como a todos los MacLeod, manda de vuelta a Margaret con una terrible cicatriz en la cara y subida en su caballo a ella sola. Es a partir de aquí cuando la guerra entre MacLeods y MacDonalds
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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.
Ƥʋиʏα [Punya Reviews...]
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ilknur a.k.a. iko ◬
Bitirdim geçmedi.
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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Umaiya ⚡A Far Off Memory⚡
This sucks eggs! Rotten Eggs!

No not the book! I wrote the entire review, discussed characters and everything and it got erased! 😩

I'm not writing it again. Sorry.

Long story short, the first half sucked but it gets better later.
It was a typical plot, well written but it still lacked the zing to give it life.
I don't agree with the 4.10 rating but I will say Monica's a good writer and I'm definitely going to read her other books despite all that was wrong with this one.

God I'm so pissed! Stupid
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Gamze
Nov 12, 2014 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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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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Glamdring
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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❤️☘D♡K☘❤️
Aug 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015-reads
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 :)
CC
I kept wanting to really like this book, but Rory would continue to push her away. I felt so bad for Isabel. Even though she had zero self respect to allow him to use her for almost a year - all the while he was planning to marry another - I felt horrible for her. I know she had other motivations, but she could have found another way. I mean when a man tells you he is getting sex elsewhere, you do NOT put on a sexy dress and throw yourself at him! Just yuck! We find out he was not sleeping aroun ...more
Hilal Kahraman
Mar 14, 2017 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
Ivy H
I LOVED THIS HERO ! RORY MCLEOD IS A SEXY HIGHLANDER HUNK MUFFIN STUD CAKE ALL WRAPPED UP IN HIS MASCULINE PLAID...

I am going to listen to this on audiobook tomorrow. I've read this about 2 times already and it never loses its romantic thrill. Rory and Isabel were PERECT together. I enjoyed this so much. It was even better to read this romance knowing that Rory was the direct descendant of Tor from The Chief. Rory's full of the same blonde hotness as his ancestor Tor. In this novel the McLeod cl
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Siany
Jan 12, 2010 rated it really liked it
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 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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Buqet
Sep 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
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 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?
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