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Highlander Claimed (Clan Mackenzie #1)

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Debut author Juliette Miller introduces Clan Mackenzie, a family of fiercely loyal warriors and the women they love, staking their claim on the Scottish Highlands... 

Since her adoption by peasants of the Ogilvie Clan, Roses has been marked as an outsider. Her fair hair and golden complexion set her apart, as does a mysterious tattoo she keeps hidden at all costs. So when L
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Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published December 18th 2012 by HQN Books
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
4.5 Angel Stars

*Spoilers*

“Nay. I’m not an angel.” “You’re my angel,”

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“If you hadn’t struck me, I wouldn’t have struck you, then I wouldn’t have removed your helmet and laid eyes on the most beautiful creature in this life, or any other. At that moment, our fates entwined, Roses. I know not why, but I know it to be true—I am bound to you forevermore. There is nothing to regret.”

So I came across The Clan Mackenzie Series like 6 months ago. I wanted to read them, but I didn't want to pay 5 dolla
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Jen
I was in the mood for some Historical Romance, so I had this one brought to my attention by my reading buddy, Jessica!! And I thank you so much for bringing this series to me Jess, because I have fallen in love with the three Mackenzie brothers! Well, I will say that I love Wilkie so far! He is such a sweetheart, and when he sees a woman named "Roses" for the first time....he falls hard for her...believe me!!! I loved every moment of the time these two spent together!

Like most HR books though,
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Hana ♡
5 Swoon Worthy Stars!

I cannot formulate words to express how much I loved this. The romance in this book blew me away. Some of the things that came out of Wilkie's mouth just made me smile so much my cheeks hurt. I had butterfly at some of his words of devotion to Roses, from the second he meets her he knows she is going to be his.

"You're the one. My sunlit angel. My Roses. Mine."

He was the perfect hero, extremely romantic, protective, and had a jealous streak. The heroine Roses was a bit of a d
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Lynsey   (A Bookish Life)
Oct 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
A truly romantic highlander tale.

My first thought upon beginning this book was,"First person narrative? Really? Not seen that before in my Hunky Highlander books!" But I have to say, I thought it worked brilliantly. I slightly favour 1st person perspectives in general as I find it easier to connect to the heroine—whose character I invariably like to drop myself into. Unless, you know, she's an idiot. Then I remove myself as far from her as possible and call her names—but I've become so used to
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Ƥʋиʏα [Punya Reviews...]
Oct 21, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: the Highlander lovers looking for a sweet, heart-warming story...
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Feminista
Apr 17, 2013 marked it as never-to-read
Before I review this book, I have to say, this book isn't bad. It just is not my cup of tea.

It is the same old story about a historical romance where the man is handsome and has had his fair share of women and bed sport, while the woman is beautiful, while still remaining a virgin. Being a highlander, this particular man is especially jealous and possessive, which is ironic considering that he is the one who is not a saint.

Also I found the premise of their love a bit artificial. They find the o
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Jae
Oct 11, 2012 rated it it was ok
Great cover, but too slow for my liking. I lost interest after a dragging start and just skimmed the last 60% of the book.
Courtnie
Like, 4.5 rounded up for some original aspects.

This was one of my favorite reads this year so far. Stay with me...

My television at home frequents exactly two channels - The Disney Channel and Food Network. This means that 100% of my tube time is spent either humming along to some genius theme song that is meant to be stuck in your head all day, or watching people make and eat food. These are two brainless, happy, and breezy ways to pass the time, no? And you know what? I like it that way. No vio
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Nita
Oct 17, 2012 rated it it was ok
This romance caught me off guard. Not only is the story told only from the point of view of the heroine, but it's also written in first person narrative. I got used it, but I'm glad most historical romances aren't written this way. I like having the viewpoint of the hero, too.

Unfortunately I had some problems with the characters. I started out liking Roses. She doesn't let her laird take advantage of her and is able to defend herself and escape. But once she's with the hero, she turns into a...
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Julie
My first experience with this author, Juliette Miller, and while I loved the story line, I found a few characteristics of the writing and characters that detracted and lowered my overall enjoyment. First, I totally want my heroes and heroines to be attractive both physically and emotionally, but I also look for realism. It seemed to me that the hero and heroine of HIGHLANDER CLAIMED were beyond just attractive, but uncannily beautiful. The heroine is referred to many times as an "Angel" by the h ...more
Kathie (katmom)
Dec 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Thank you, NetGalley and Harlequin, for the opportunity to read HIGHLAND CLAIMED by Juliette Miller.

This was fun.

Roses knew that her Laird was going to push an indecent proposal on her. I liked her backbone when she defended herself against Laird Ogilvie and made a run for it. She doesn't have much of a plan, but she is definitely going to get away.

When she spies a Mackenzie bathing, she's pretty much thunderstruck. And him? Well, when he tips her helmet off and sees the beautiful woman with the
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
This is the first book in the series " Clan Mackenize" I have fallen in love with this book and it series. Our heroine is Roses, who has been an orphan and is really an outcast. She is approached by Laird Ogilvie with an indecent offer. While trying to get away from Laird Ogilvie and his offer and runs into Wilkie Mackenzie. Wilkie Mackenzie was set as most families to marry to make a match to help with their clan. But of course after meeting Rose their seems only to be her for him. I am so glad ...more
Anita
Actual Rating: 2.5 Stars

Okay. So this wasn't exactly what I'd expected, but I hadn't actually expected to be bored and frustrated out of my mind for the first 60% of the book, and was honestly quite surprised that I had made it that far. Highlander Claimed has it's charms, but seriously, this isn't a book for me. Truth be told, I feel like it was maybe 200 pages too long, lingering too emphatically on how much our hero and heroine love each other, on how beautiful they find each other, on how th
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Jonetta
Roses sets off on her own to find another destiny than the one guaranteed with the Ogilvie Clan. The laird attempted to rape her and had plans to force her to be one of his many mistresses. Having Wilkie Mackenzie interrupt her escape ended up being her blessing. To say he became obsessed with her is to put it mildly and her devotion to him didn’t fall far from the same.

This was an interesting story with an even more compelling conflict. Knox, the laird of the Mackenzie Clan and Wilkie’s oldest
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The Window Seat
Dec 05, 2012 rated it it was ok
I endeavor to enjoy every book I read… honest! It’s like meeting a new friend for me, and this book had all the earmarks of a good friend. It has a mysterious highland lass, an evil highland laird who mistreated her, and the handsome strong warrior hell bent on saving her. Unfortunately, that is where this friendship ended! Part of the problem could stem from the fact that this book is written in first person format. I never truly understood any views other than, in this case, Roses, the female ...more
Zoe
Jan 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was recommended to me by a friend. I noticed from the reviews that the same reason some people are rating it highly is the same reason that others are giving it more critical reviews: it's written in the first person narrative, unusual for a romance novel. I think this is what makes this book stand out among other romances; it's a nice point of difference and I think the author did a fantastic job with the voice of the narrator.

I won't describe the plot here since many others have alre
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Diane
Mar 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful beginning to a trilogy about the Mackenzies. In this novel we meet Wilkie the Laird's middle brother. Wilkie is known for his good looks and ways with women. While bathing one day he sees what his thinks is a lad stealing food. As he chases the thief he has yet to realize it is woman.

Roses is trying to make her way north to the Highlands. After leaving her clan while refusing her former Laird's advances. She is starving and goes to the Mackenzie's orchard to find some food. While there
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Lire-une-passion
"Je ne vais donc pas m'appesantir plus sur cette lecture. Même si j'ai bien aimé cette lecture, j'ai trouvé que la romance (érotique, disons-le), prenait bien trop de place dans cette histoire, ce qui est vraiment dommage. Les intrigues que nous proposait l'auteure étaient vraiment intéressantes, et auraient mérité d'être mises plus en avant. Donc c'est pour moi un avis en demi-teinte, mais je lirai le second tome, car le il concerne Kade, le petit frère de Wilkie et que je l'ai beaucoup aimé da ...more
Minnesota
Jan 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What a lovely book by a promising debut author. Poetic and touching. This didn't read like a debut. I want Wilkie! :) This book is a departure from your usual romance. Roses is strong but not "feisty". She's so in love and her life aside from Wilkie is somewhat hopeless so she invests everthing she has into her love - and Wilkie returns it entirely, even though he has much more to lose. I found this gratifying and engaging. Deeply romantic, and the book comes across as more literary than most ot ...more
Madeline
Dec 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I loved the hero in this book. Wilkie (ususual name, but I warmed to it) - made me want to crawl into this book and become Roses, the heroine. He sounds hot and the descriptions of what he does to her (told from the heroine's point of view, which only enhances the sex scenes in my opinion) are great. I would recommend this one.
100sweet
Dec 23, 2016 rated it did not like it
DNF @ 26%.

What the hell is going on in this book? The H and h meet, they injure each other, and boom suddenly the H can't bear to be without her. Nothing made sense. The h was ok rubbing up against a total stranger. Come on girl, have some god damn respect for yourself!!
Cheryl
Oct 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What a truly wonderful book!
Judy Perry
Jan 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: juliette-miller
I loved this book! Roses and Wilkie stole my heart!
Galleane
May 21, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Abandon à 69 pages. Pas de chronique.
AlwaysUninvited
Nov 17, 2017 rated it did not like it
It was weird to read a historical in first person..
That wasn't what bothered me though. I just found it too cheesy. There was no chase. The two main characters were stuck together like glue from the beginning and that just isn't my thing.
Lauren - SERIESous Books
I am a sucker for Highlander novels. They are probably my favourite romantic reads and as such I have read a lot of them in the last year.

This novel was entertaining but not the best highlander novel I have read. It gets bonus points for being a first person narration (the first in the highlander books I have read) but I think the main reason for this was the romance between the two characters was just too sudden and unrealistic for me.

Now I know it's fiction so there is always that unspoken und
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Cherise
Jan 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Roses came to the Ogilvie clan as a young girl adopted by a childless couple. She was loved by her mother and father but always felt like an outsider. Not only was she not technically an Ogilvie, but her light blonde hair and green eyes set her apart, too. When her parents die she is brought into the laird’s house as a servant and the object of his unwanted attentions. Dressing in baggy men’s clothing isn’t enough to deter the laird’s leering. Forced to defend herself and virtue she stabs her la ...more
Ash~Daydreaming and Reading everywhere I go~


I received this book in exchange for an honest review, thank you HQN and Juliette Miller.

Highlander Claimed is the first book in a series called Clan Mackenzie. The story is told from a young servant girl named Roses perspective. She is an outcast in the Ogilvie Clan with her adopted family dead and no idea where she originally comes from. The Laird of the clan tries to assault her but she manages to stab him and runs away.

She then finds herself in Mackenzie Clan land and comes across Wilkie Ma
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Dianne
Jun 08, 2013 rated it did not like it

What should have been a typical romance, one set in a favorite country of romance readers is anything BUT typical. Sadly, I do not mean that in a good way. This first person story had essentially no plot to it. It was simply a sex story (written in good taste of course) with a little mystery thrown in for good measure! This could have been a wonderful book since all the elements were there. The idea of Roses being an abandoned orphan with a mysterious tattoo was an interesting one, but not built
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Terree
Nov 26, 2012 rated it did not like it
I endeavor to enjoy every book I read… honest! It’s like meeting a new friend for me, and this book had all the earmarks of a good friend. It has a mysterious highland lass, an evil highland laird who mistreated her, and the handsome strong warrior hell bent on saving her. Unfortunately, that is where this friendship ended! Part of the problem could stem from the fact that this book is written in first person format. I never truly understood any views other than, in this case, Roses, the female ...more
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“You’re too sacred,” he continued, and his voice was husked with emotion. “You’re the one. My sunlit angel. My Roses. Mine.” 7 likes
“I began to turn my body, but he held me and laid me back onto the bed, insistently, kissing my breasts but not lingering, kissing a line down my stomach and lower. “You want me to prove to you that I want you more than I’ve ever wanted anything in my life, Roses. Is that true, aye? Because I just can’t take this anymore.”
I gasped as he licked into my sensitive flesh, wetting me with his soft strokes, speaking soft words against my skin. “If you insist on doubting me, Roses, if you absolutely insist on breaking down every defense that I have with your tears and your plush, wet, ripe beauty, then that’s what I’ll have to do, lass. Is that what you want from me? Proof?”
I could only sigh a soft response, already falling, burning, wanting too much.”
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