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Seduction of a Highland Lass (McCabe Trilogy #2)

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Maya Banks, the New York Times bestselling author of romance and romantic suspense has captivated readers with her steamy Scottish historical novels, perfect for fans of Julie Garwood. In Seduction of a Highland Lass, an indomitable Highland warrior is caught between loyalty and forbidden love.
Fiercely loyal to his elder brother, Alaric McCabe leads his clan in the figh
Kindle Edition, 354 pages
Published September 27th 2011 by Ballantine Books
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2.5 stars

It seemed a bit too much like a cheesy Lifetime Movie for it to be any fun. The dialogue was just too overblown & dramatic to seem real to me.
He called her Angel, & she called him Warrior...


Plus, they were both sooo horny when they were sick and/or injured.
Reeeeeeally? Tell me more about your magical sex drive.


Because, see, I don't know if you have ever been violently ill with a high fever, but I have. And, believe you me, there was absolutely no room for thoughts about the s
You know the old saying "Cheaters never prosper"?
How come in romance novels that never seems to be true? And, why is it okay to cheat on the person you are betrothed to as long as you stop on your wedding day?

You say Crazy Bitch, I say Sensible Reaction.

So, Alaric is betrothed to the daughter of another Laird and is on his way to meet up with her when he is ambushed and almost killed. Keeley finds him and nurses him back to health. He's hot-stuff, and unconscious, so she gets a little closer tha
His cock slid over her entrance and then stabbed deep.

Stabbed? STABBED?! Okay, listen... When I am reading a romance book I expect some things. For instance, I expect the sex between the hero and heroine to be romantic. Loving. Like two human beings who care about each other trying to make each other feel good. I really don't feel like this is too much to ask.

The sex in here is just horrible. It's atrocious. I was disgusted and revolted and recoiling - which is NOT what I want from romance book
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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In the simplest words possible....I loved this book!

Seduction of a Highland Lass is the second book of the McCabe trilogy by Maya Banks and while I loved and gave 5 stars to In Bed with a Highlander, this book tops it with its passionately fierce love story.

This is Alaric McCabe’s story. Having not read the blurb for this one before opening it up and reading it, I still thought Alaric’s heroine would be Rionna, McDonald’s warrior daughter as was mentioned in the first b
Wowee! I absolute ADORED this book, more so than the first installment. It's so romantic and it definitely tugged at the heart strings and made me grab the tissues on occasion. Alaric and Keeley are just so good together. This book definitely put a big smile on my face. Oh how I love the McCabe warriors *sigh* Now the agonizing wait for Caelen's story.

Maya Banks you've done a wonderful job in creating these beautiful characters, that I've grown to love, for that I thank you.
NiCoLeTa E.
***Review will follow***
I just can't get enough!!!! Highlanders ❤❤❤❤
Wow !!!!! I absolutely loved this one !!!!

Taiyesha-Duchess of Indiana
Seduction of a Highland Lass: 5 Star book that everyone should read, amazing

Unfortunately, I have a problem. I am no where near good enough to be writing a review for such a perfect book. I mean, seriously, I am unworthy. Here are some facts

1. I've only actually reread about a dozen or so novels. I don't generally reread
2. I don't do series, and not back to back. There are some exceptions like Kresley Cole. And while i do read books in series, I usually never complete series.
Whelp, this book
Dec 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, highlander
OMG OMG OMG!!! This book had me crying! I loved these two equally (that rarely happens to me), I loved Keeley so much, she loved Alaric, and more then once puts his needs and the needs of the clan before her own. All she wanted was to belong somewhere, and once she did, she was loyal to her clan.

And Alaric, never expecting to meet someone who captures his heart the way Keeley does before he is to marry someone else. but of course he knows he cannot break off the betrothal. They cannot deny thei
Did I love this book? Lordy, yes I did!!! Is it deserving of the 5 star rating? You betcha! Did I read this book just to get to the awesomeness that is Rionna McDonald's story? Ummmm...well...YES! And I'm not even a little bit sorry, and I was in no way disappointed. Keely and Alaric's story was 5 star worthy all on it's own!

Now this is what you call an epic love story!!

MaCabe trilogy was my very first Adult/Historical Romance. Didn't care much about the first book, it had a week heroine, a doucheface hero, and a very frustrating "love story". The only character i cared about was Alaric McCabe! He is sweet, he is funny and he is not an "alpha male" (whatever does that mean). I didn't know each brother gets his own book, i still decided to pick this up just for him. Imagine my surprise when i realized the whole damn
♡Karlyn P♡
This series just gets better! I love an ‘ injured hero being saved by a heroine’ plot, and this one delivered. But what I really love are romances where the hero and heroine must overcome impossible odds, and that is what made this one such a winner for me. Of course you know these two will get their HEA, but how they will make it work was a huge question! Alaric McCabe is betrothed to the daughter of a neighboring laird, and this vital alliance must be made. The King himself demands the allianc ...more
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Oct 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Story Rating 4 stars
Character Rating 5 stars
Romance Rating 5 stars
Heat Level 4 stars
Overall Rating 4.5 stars

This was a very good read for me and I am crazy with want of the next book, LOL. I certainly hope that Maya Banks continues writing historical's because she writes them just the way I love them most.

The Characters in this book all deserve 5 stars. The heroine Keeley was so selfless and honorable. You could not help but love her. The Hero Alaric was also honorable and you really could feel
Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**

***4.75 Stars***

"Isn't any time better than none at all? Isn't a taste of sweet better than a lifetime of bitter regret?"

Alaric and Keeley stole my heart, made it ache, broke it and then beautifully put it back together again. This series just keeps getting better!

Review to come, because first, I must with haste read Caelen's story!
Nov 02, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Opening Line: “Alaric McCabe looked out over the expanse of McCabe land and grappled with the indecision plaguing him.”

Whoa, hello sexy Highland Warriors. I guess I should have listened to all the rave reviews; I’m sorry now I waited so long to discover this series.

This is the second book from the McCabe brothers trilogy and what an epic love story it turned out to be. I’ll be honest, it took me a bit to get into the story but Alaric and Keeley grew on me as did Banks’ particular take on histor
May 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical
I must say that I don't get the titles of these books... The titles seem cheesy; this one particularly. One could think that there was very much seduction involved, but instead I felt much more love, angst and romance!

Alaric... *sigh*... soo seemingly stern and cold, but inside... ahhhh!!!

That man has a way with aord that made me melt! His love words were so delicious and romantic that I was sighing constantly! He was hot and possessive too! I loved him!!!

Keeley was a dear too! She's sweet, but
I liked this, but 'tis the truth, I didn't love it. I wish I had a count of how many times that phrase was used, 'tis the truth.

I was tempted to give this 3.5 stars for the angst at the end with the h's injury and the impending marriage of the H, but overall it really was a 3, hence the rating. Nothing wrong with a 3. It's not that I wouldn't recommend it. It just lacked something to take it from like to love.

It was less campy than the first book, but I still wouldn't hold it up as an authentic
Aug 17, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
After so many rave reviews I really expected a lot more from the book, unfortunately it fell flat... VERY flat. I will say, I did not read the first book in the trilogy and just started with the second book. I don't know if I would have enjoyed the book more feeling as though I knew the other characters better... but I'm going to venture and say I would not. I guess for me the biggest problem was the whole love at first sight connection they had. I mean, he was injured and going in and out of co ...more
OMG, that cover. Inauthentic Kilt Lad meets Inauthentic Nightgown Lass.

Keeley MaDonald was unfairly cast out from her clan; now she lives on the outskirts, surviving through gifts from those she helps as a healer. When wounded warrior Alaric MacCabe collapses outside her cottage, she takes him in and nurses him, finding herself beguiled when the feverish Alaric holds her close and calls her his angel. But Alaric is forced to make a clan alliance, so a relationship between them can never be.

A wonderful continuation of the McCabe Trilogy. The second in the series about the three McCabe brothers. The middle brother, Alaric is attacked on his way to the McDonald's clan, where he is to become formally betrothed to Rionna McDonald. Somehow he manages to get on his horse and the horse ends up near Keeley's small cottage. Keeley, an outcast of the McDonald clan, cares for Alaric while his horse goes for help. lol Well, he does. Anyway, Keeley ends up at the McCabe Castle, caring for Alari ...more
Laura V.
DNF 37%

Pensaba continuarlo, pero me dije, Si muero mañana, ¿habré desperdiciado mis últimas horas leyendo esta cosa solo por no querer abandonarlo? D:

Así que fue, hasta aquí llegué.

Porque, a ver si entendí, ¿quieren hacerme creer que estos dos se han enamorado mientras uno se pasaba inconsciente de la fiebre y la otra le bañaba con una esponja?
Él DESPIERTA enamorado de ella, ella se ENAMORA de él mientras lo ve dormido, guapo y enfermo.

Y por Dios, ya se aman locura.

He visto PIEDRAS sostener conv
Jaci Burton
Aug 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*swoon* Alaric and Keeley were what romance is made of. I loved this book. Fierce passion, sweeping romance and two people who are madly in love with each other but forces keep them apart. I'm telling you--this book made me swoon. I loved it and couldn't recommend it more.
Srta Books
Jan 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: enero-2017
En realidad un 4,5. Me ha gustado mucho, la relación amorosa de los protagonistas ha sido demasiado cuqui
5++ stars

This book is the BEST.
I love it.
I am plowing through this trilogy by Maya Banks and loving every minute of it. I thought the last book was the best...I was wrong, this one is. Can I give more than five stars? I loved this. While each of this books could potentially stand alone, I would highly recommend that you read them in order. There is a lot of back-story to the political intrigue that goes on. You would be slightly lost if you weren't up to speed.

Keeley McDonald has been exiled from her clan, the McDonald's. Now, she is j
◊♦ Naomi

Ohmigod, this book blew me away!!! Seduction of a Highland Lass was phenomenal, the best so far! I adore Maya Banks's historicals, whether it is this series or The Montgomerys and Armstrongs series. She's the one who made me love historicals and I'll never get enough of her work. But this book in particular was amazing. Alaric and Keeley's story was so beautiful and heartbreaking, I stayed up all night to read and finish it. I cried (more like sobbed) on my pillow, my heart broke, it was terribl
Sammy Loves Books
Sexy Alaric McCabe makes me drool!!



Keeley McDonald
Keeley McDonald

Full review coming soon!
Sep 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
On his way to formerly propose to the woman he must marry to secure an alliance for his clan, Alaric McCabe is attacked and barely flees alive. He and his horse somehow make it to a cottage in the woods and he promptly falls off his horse and passes out. Keeley is stunned to see a mysterious man near her home but as she is a healer, she knows she must tend to his wounds. Her first problem is how in the world to get this man into her home and I have to say, it was pretty funny. As Keeley is tendi ...more
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Maya Banks is the #1 New York Times, #1 USA Today and international bestselling author of over 50 novels. A wife and mother of three, she lives in Texas.
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Other Books in the Series

McCabe Trilogy (3 books)
  • In Bed with a Highlander (McCabe Trilogy, #1)
  • Never Love a Highlander (McCabe Trilogy, #3)

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“Tell me, warrior, how soon can we do this again?” 20 likes
“You’re my dream, Alaric McCabe. And I love you. I’ve loved you from the moment your horse dumped you at my cottage. I spent so much time being resentful and lamenting the circumstances of my life, but ’tis true that I wouldn’t change a single thing because then I would have never known your love.” 16 likes
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