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Highlander Most Wanted

(The Montgomerys and Armstrongs #2)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  15,079 ratings  ·  1,265 reviews

Maya Banks, the bestselling author of erotic romance, romantic suspense, and contemporary romance, has captivated readers with her steamy Scottish historical novels, perfect for fans of Julie Garwood. In Highlander Most Wanted, a reclusive woman content to live in the shadows shows a Highland warrior the true meaning of love.

Genevieve McInn
Kindle Edition, 370 pages
Published March 19th 2013 by Ballantine Books
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May 17, 2021 rated it really liked it
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“You’ll not suffer such again,” he said fiercely. “I vow it, Genevieve. You will never be made to give anything but what you choose to give freely.”

I never thought I would fall in love with a fictional, Scottish Highlander, but here I am.

In Highlander Most Wanted, we follow the story of Bowen Montgomery, Graeme’s brother, and Genevieve McInnis. Genevieve McInnis has been living as a prisoner to Ian for one year, where she was beaten by Ian and repeatedly used for his pleasure. When B
2.5 stars

So, almost every single one of my friends loved this, but I just had the hardest time with it. And I think the reason is this: All I wanted was a fun kilt romance with some steamy sex scenes.


The stuff that had happened to Genevieve in this one was a bit too awful for me to just skim and giggle my way through like I normally would. I mean, she was kidnapped, repeatedly raped, humiliated, and held captive for a year or so by the bad guy from the last book.
Oh, and did I mention he took a
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

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Highlander Most Wanted is the second book in the Montgomerys and Armstrongs series. It picks up right on the heels of the first book, Never Seduce a Scot, and while I truly enjoyed that story, I loved this one!
From the cover:

In Highlander Most Wanted, a reclusive woman content to live in the shadows shows a Highland warrior the true meaning of love.

Genevieve McInnes is locked behind the fortified walls of McHugh Keep, captive of a cruel laird who takes great p
I guess it would really have been impossible to live up to the first book. And, it didn't.

This book is like a potato. It's pleasant enough if you liked the last book, but it isn't really new or exciting. As a matter of fact, there are so many similarities in the sequence of events from the last book that I think the author was working off the same outline.

Okay, maybe it is environmentally friendly to use the same outline, but still...

And, not only was the sequence of events almost the same, but
• Lisa •
Apr 06, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to • Lisa • by: Anna


After falling in love with the Montgomery clan in book one of the series, I automatically added this book as one of my must reads. Whilst this book delivered on the romance and swoony hero scales there was something missing for my full out five star rating, but don't be too disappointed as I am firmly in the minority here, there are a plethora of readers who loved this book to bits. But here are my book thoughts ...

What's it all about?
Genevieve Mcinnes has been living a life of

4+++ sweet and sighworthy stars.

"Such a wondrous thing. Hope. Something she'd been so long without. And yet now it bloomed, like the first blossom in spring, spreading its petals to seek the sun."

Highlander Most Wanted was my second historical romance novel by Maya Banks and it did not disappointed. Just like the first part of this series, the story was filled with love, despair, hope and many, many endearing moments.


The story starts off right


Genevieve McInnis

Beautiful Scotland Highlands

What a beautiful story !!!

I didn't know what to expect when I picked up this book. I had challenged myself this year to start reading books outside my normal reading box. I have not read a historical romance in such a long time ( I am thinking years....) This book was just so heartbreaking and beautiful! This book is a book 2 in a series. I had not done my homework...a million pardons...but I wanted to give it a go because I could sati
Mar 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgally-copy

5 Hottie Highlander Stars!! ! Maya Banks' BEST Highlander book yet! Bowen Montgomery...RAWRRRRR!!

Maya Banks has tapped in something she’s really good at…writing Highland romances. Admittedly, I have not read any of her books in other romance sub-genres, but the five within the two Highlander series that’s she written, McCabe Trilogy and The Montgomerys and Armstrongs, have hit a chord with me, most especially this latest series. She blew me away with this book. It appears that each book will hav
Stacia (the 2010 club)

Genevieve is a woman hiding from the world. A chance encounter on the road brought her to a place of permanent tragedy - one which left her scarred on the inside and the outside.

Bowen is a man who has never needed to ask for anything. When he encounters a very scared Genevieve, he doesn't know how to handle her. He'll have to learn that there's a first time for everything - even when it means humbling oneself.

They have both born shame. They have both faced ugliness.

Together, they are b

*Sniffles happily* This book took my breath away. It is incredibly beautiful, terrible and heartwarming. There are no words that can describe this book. Some books are easy to review, while others make you feel that there is no way you can do them justice in your review.

The first part is really dark but as color slowly sips into the story it is transformed into one of the most beautiful tales of healing and true love.


Maya Banks is rocking the highlander genre! It's another solid five-star read
When Funmi Met Romance
She put wayyyy too much angst and abuse and sadness in this book. The girl was so broken that the love came off way to rushed. That girl needed a book all to herself where she just learned to live and love herself! FUCK MEN. I'm slightly inebriated as I type this sooo maybe I'll rereview this laterrrr

HELLLLLLL YEAH. did you read that freaking description. This book , I predict, will be the best yet in her whole highlander series. I hope i get an arc of this book
Val ⚓️ Shameless Handmaiden ⚓️
I WANT A BOWEN. Seriously. This book was so good, I loved every second of it. Genevieve went through some serious s#%t and the way Bowen championed her and came to love her was beautiful. Banks did a great job making these characters real and making the reader truly care about them. Also, she did a wonderful job of detailing Genevieve's past without actually DETAILING Genevieve's past.

I love a good Medieval and I truly love this series. In my opinion, this is Banks at her finest. If you like aw
Sha Mslvoe
The cover art is T-O D-I-E F-O-R!!

Maya Banks just announced in FB the Hero will be Graeme's brother Bowen and the heroine is Genevieve who is a tortured heroine. 'Yayyyy'

*** I got the ARC!!! THANK YOU TO NETGALLEY & Random House/Ballantine books ***

OMG OMG OMG!!! This book is SOOOOOOOOOOOOO SWEET!!!! Absolutely excellent Scottish romance. I loved Bowen and Genevieve. Highlander most wanted is brilliant, a wonderful story with fantastic characters and a perfect ending. LOVED LOVED LOVED L
Mar 24, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First off, the cover alone deserves some stars. Very nice. This was a great book. I absolutely loved the first in the series and wanted to catch up with the rest of the cast. This more or less starts of where the previous one finished. Genevieve, had been held captive by Ian McHugh, raped and tortured. He also disfigured her face as he did not want other men to look at her beauty. Bowen, "sigh", what a Hero he was. The storytelling was wonderful. Bowen and Genevieve don't have it easy, there are ...more
May 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Romance fans
Recommended to Carmen by: Navessa
"'Tis time for me to rise. I wish it were not so. 'Tis the truth I'd rather never leave this chamber, and I'd sell my soul to do nothing more than kiss you for the rest of my days."


LOL But, no, seriously, another stellar 5-romance-star book from Maya Banks. I am so grateful to Navessa for informing me of this author's existence - I had no idea. Thank you, Navessa.

This is a Highland, Scottish historical romance - you know the type. Kilts, plaids, aye, nay, clans and bairns and lairds etc.
Apr 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although the main story/ plot is pretty much the same, I do like how Miss Banks make a strong point on rape issue. The heroine dilemma on what people thinking of her is real. It is portrays in honest and real way. While the hero is typical Maya Banks heroes, it is the heroine that steal the show.

The story and plot is flat. Min angst and drama. The heroine past while she kept as prisoner, is at minimum. The sex is pretty much boring and PG 13. I like the sex better on the first book. I do wish t
Jan 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Story Rating 5 STARS
Character Rating 5 STARS
Romance Rating 5 STARS
Heat Level 3 STARS

WOW!!! I absolutely LOVED this book

First off I need to say that Maya's first book in this series, Never Seduce a Scott, was my favorite book pick for 2012. I know it's too early in 2013 to say this one will be my number 1 pick for this year too but I can assure you that for me, this book is going to be a hard book for any others to over take it.

This story grabbed me right from the
Apr 05, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical
I've had a hard time rating this book... I thought and thought and ecided that it was only slightly above 3 stars, so here it is.

Why? Because I was royally annoyed! With Bowen!!!
He was constantly musing, thinking, pondering, doubting, moping... About what? Was Genevieve happy with him? Whitout him? Here? There?

Good grief, Bowen!! Grow a pair!!! He's supposed to be a mighty warrior, and at the beginning he was, but he ended being just... MEH...

As I said, at the beginning I liked him: he used his
Al George
Well, huh

Setting / Time / Genre: Scottish Highlands, a long time ago =)

Length: 352 pages / a bunch of hours of listening

Series: Yep. This is the middle book. The other two are Never Seduce a Scot (The Montgomerys and Armstrongs, #1) by Maya Banks and Highland Ever After (The Montgomerys and Armstrongs, #3) by Maya Banks . I've read the first but not the third, not that you care, but there you go.

Sexy times: Sure. It's a Maya Banks, after all. But there is no kinky stuff and it's not like there is a tremendous amount. In my world, this is not a scorcher if you are trying to avoid that kind of thing.

Plan on reading more by the
Oct 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Mature readers (17+) Maya Banks fans, and romance lovers

Muscular like a rock, brown, long hair, lips you can not resist. All those things add up to.... Bowen Montogomery! Luis 120618 01 zpse5cf0a2c

Meet his perfect match, dear ladies. And don't cry for long because he's taken. I know, it pains a great deal. May i present - Genevieve McInnis 7c4f78b8 5ba2 4392 961c c5787633c508 zps253476a6

Highlander Most Wanted is my second ever historical romance by Maya Banks. I have read some of her other genre too, and i really en
* Meli Mel *

♥♥♥ 4.5 Stars ♥♥♥

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"I did not think a man such as you existed."

He smiled and lowered his mouth to hers. "And 'tis the truth I did not dream a lass such as you existed."

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Genevieve McInnes has been thought to be dead for a year, but she had been prisoner to Ian McHugh at his Keep. Ian was obsessed with her and wanted her for himself but she had always turned him down. So, he took her an
3.5 stars

This was a hard book to read. But boy was it thought provoking. It reminds me of this author's Pregnancy & Passion series - really thought provoking but not always enjoyable.

In general, I found the book to be pretty depressing. Genevieve has been raped and tortured for a year. How can that not be depressing? And all she has to show for it was a clan full of nasty bitches and reprehensible men who call her a whore. So with that setting, how in the world do I get to 3.5 stars? Basically b
Lover of Romance
After Ian is killed, Genevieve wonders what her fate will be, stuck behind the keeps door, with no place to go. Then Bowen Montgomery comes with a army, and storms the gates, and seeing only a few men, and women and children, he knows he has a big task ahead of him. When he meets Genevieve, he is stunned with a woman that even though rumored to have slept around some, there is a innocence he senses about her, and he knows that there is alot more to her than meets the eye. As he and his men try t ...more
Mary - Buried Under Romance
This was an absolute delight to read. Immensely touching, the scarred heroine trope has been rejuvenated under Maya Bank's touch, as she has again given our scarred heroine a happily-ever-after with her own sweet, kind, and gentle hero.

Taking off after the events in the first book, Never Seduce A Scot, Bowen Montgomery has been sent to claim the McHugh keep and avenge the wrongs done to his new sister-in-law. There, he encounters the most beautiful woman he's ever seen, before he sees that half
A weak four stars for this one and that was only rounded up from 3.5 stars because I liked the last 20% of the book.

The heroine went through some really bad stuff before the books starts and continues to be harassed and attacked in the story, it was all too much sometimes. Bowen was a sweet hero but I wish he could have kept the MacHugh's from causing Genevieve even more pain, though he did do a lot to help her. The seriousness of Genevieve's trauma kept a depressing feel to the story for most
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gods teeth!! Phenomenal story, I absolutely loved it. The entire book was heart wrenching.

Audiobook: Narrator - Kristen Potter

I swear by all that is holy that this narrator is the absolute BEST for this series as well as the other series located in Scotland. I can’t recommend her or this author’s highland series enough. They were made for each other!

Wow! This story just about broke my heart in two. I remember reading this one years ago and not really enjoying it that much. The only reason I can think of is that I was spoiled by all the Scotland magic I was reading at the time. Too mu
Another fantastic read.

This is a reverse beauty and the beast tale where the heroine was disfigured "apurpose" to ward off all other men by antagoinst McHugh . The scars she has are on her face, but so many more are on the inside. You will have to read it to get the details.

I love the hero (Bowen), even though he was a former rake and I am not a fan of rake heros, but the author did well to redeem this quality in him.

I love the heroine(can't spell her name), who was so tormented and broken tha
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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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