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Claiming the Highlander

(Brotherhood of the Sword/MacAllister #2)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  5,404 ratings  ·  196 reviews
BORN TO BE HIS BRIDE?

It is said that Braden MacAllister, English baron and proud Highlander warrior, can fell an enemy with a single blow—and a woman with a single kiss. But not Maggie, it seems. For the fire-haired beauty, determined to end the long running feud that rages between their clan and its common foe, is immune to Braden's attempts to stop her foolishness. But s
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Paperback, First, 373 pages
Published March 5th 2002 by Avon
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Alp
Jul 04, 2016 rated it did not like it
DNF at 65%

I’m sorry. I couldn’t keep holding on anymore. It’s really painful for me to rate my favorite author’s book less than 3 stars. I love Sherrilyn Kenyon's PNR stories so I hoped I would love her HR as well. The first book in this series was my successful read. It was surprisingly good so I had very high expectations with this one. Sadly, it was a huge letdown. I didn't enjoy the plot and the heroine at all.

Maggie’s character ruined the book. She's twenty-two years old but acts as if she'
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Dina
Feb 03, 2009 rated it really liked it
Kinley MacGregor's books are known to be funny and fast-paced, and I think this book is a good example of that. I was in the mood for something light, so I really enjoyed this read.

Braden and Maggie were very likable, and I especially enjoyed seeing the small glimpses of their childhood friendship. Close in age, they had known each other since forever and it was charming to see them remember the several encounters they'd had over the years. They didn't know it - well, Braden didn't know it - but
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Quinn
Often I prefer my romances on the darker side, moody and with some nicely drawn angst and maybe a tortured hero thrown in every now and again. But sometimes, I really enjoy reading something lighter and less taxing on the heart and mind.

If you’re looking for a lot of depth, then this book probably isn’t for you. But if you’re in the mood for a light, quick, entertaining read, then Claiming the Highlander would be an excellent choice.

Braden MacAllister and Maggie ingen Blar have grown up together
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Chitra *CJ*
“Claiming the Highlander” is the story of Maggie and Braden.
Basically the story is this- to prevent the deaths of more men due to a senseless war between two clans-MacDouglas and MacAllister, Maggie decides to rally all the women together so the men can agree to put a stop to the unnecessary deaths.
The men, however disagree, as women are their chattel and decide to use the youngest of the MacGregor brothers, Braden- to convince Maggie of the same.
We have a extremely handsome horn dog hero who sl
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Netanella
Anyone familiar with ancient Greek comedy will recognize Aristophanes' Lysistrata immediately - the town women, led by a brazen spokeswoman, rally together and withhold sex until the men stop fighting. MacGregor takes a classic tale and spins it into a lighthearted Scottish romance. There's not a lot of angst, emotional connection, or even historical detail to take this story to the next level. Rather, we have Maggie, a plain jane character with ugly shoes, who's fallen in love with the town's C ...more
Saly
3.25 stars
I am not a fan of unrequited love & the h has loved the hero for years without coming to his notice. We are told & shown that H is a rake. Hell the book even opens with him having a threesome. Bleh! I don't understand why we have to be shown on page hero is a stud! Then there are discussions of his other encounters with women. Women here are shown to be very predatory & overtly sexual, accosting men. Also h/H also seem to be getting it on in front of his bro which bothered
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TJ
Jan 15, 2011 rated it liked it


Braden MacAllister is so heart-stoppingly handsome, devastatingly charming and passionately perfect that every woman who sees him either swoons or chases him down and demands he let them have their way with him ( 10 at once even). He, of course obliges with abandon, admitting anything with two legs wearing skirts will do and proceeds to prove it through much of the story. So is it any surprise I find it hard to believe when, at the end of the book, he pledges eternal fidelity to the rather dowd
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Sherry
Jun 05, 2007 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2006-2010
I love Kinley MacGregor's sense of humor. She has feel for humorous dialogue that is natural. She creates amazing characters that I easily become emotionally invested in.

The plot for Claiming the Highlander was weak. At first glance it seemed that this would be an interesting read, but it was dull filled with a lot of flashback sequences that didn't really move the story forward. The hero began the story as a careless playboy and then in the middle he claimed to be the innocent victim of sex-cra
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Zoe
Dec 24, 2015 added it
Shelves: no-can-do
A plain Jane rallying town women to withhold sex and herself is in love with the town's Casanova? I will pass.

(I wonder, was Maggie a virgin in the book? That would be tremendously ironic for a virgin to tell other women to withhold sex from men to get them to do stuff, no?)
mizlanah
I just enjoyed the sense of humour only. The rest, boring. Especially reminiscing on the past, it was too much of it.
C Joy
Aug 18, 2010 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading this a lot and I didn't expect to like the characters, but with the author's excellent writing style, it was a fast read for me and it provided the entertainment I was looking for.

The first few pages about Braden made me instantly dislike him, he's portrayed as a shallow and hedonistic man who hops from one woman's bed to another; but as I read on, I realized his character had depth, and like all people he's afraid of trusting a woman, wary of a broken heart. His affairs are fl
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Crazy4more
Mar 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
5 stars...for sure.

I loved this book and I still have 3 more pages to go. It dawn on me a thought, the past truly made who you are.

For Maggie, it was been bullied-harrassed, lost her mother than later her father, raised as the youngest daughter and 5 brothers. She became a nuturer, smart-strong-detemined protector, a survivor at any cost and loved passionately the only boy who stood for her as long as she can remember, Braden MacAllister.

As for Braden, the randy-assed rogue, he loved women and
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Fangirl Musings
Feb 28, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves historicals with wellrounded plots and strong characters
Recommended to Fangirl Musings by: No one; discovered Sherri's historicals on my own
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Sha Mslvoe
It's a enjoyable read to see Braden fall in love with Maggie as they work together to find a solution to end the war between MacAllister and McDougall. Although I enjoyed the story, I find it move slowly and a little drag. It's good, but it's not good enough to tempt me to give it a 4 star.

Now I'm really anxious to learn more about the tortured Sin.
Louisa
Mar 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: re-reads
Really enjoyed rereading this book, loved her plan, and yeah, just so funny!

*First read April 25th 2012*
Oh, this was such a great book, really good, really enjoyed it, can't wait to read the rest of the series!
Linda
Jul 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Delightful romance,left me smiling!

Maggie has always loved Braden MacAlister, but he has never seen as anything other than his friends little sister, until she stages a strike of all theclan women against the men and suddenly he is seeing her in a different light!

Janja
Nov 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
3,5

Nice story and well writen .
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Emily
Maggie ingen Blair has created a problem in the MacAllister clan. She has lead the women to band together and turn their backs on their men until their leader calls a halt to the war with another clan. Maggie is doing it for the right reasons but every action has a consequence and now the time is running out before the men revolt and serve Maggie's head on platter. However she didn't expect to have her long time crush Braden MacAllister by her side to help put an end to it all. Braden is a rake, ...more
Maura
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Jeanne
Aug 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The only common point I found between Master of Desire and Claiming the Highlander was the simplicity of MacGregor's writing. Other than that, they're the exact opposite of one another. Master of Desire is cheesy, desperately flat and literal all the way through, which rapidly escalates into downright boring and eye-rolling territory. Ugh. I'd say it's one of those books that give modern romance a bad name. Claiming the Highlander, on the contrary, was... simply delish! Witty, funny and always s ...more
Shiran
6 Stars! I have no words for the amazingness that is this book! When I initially read the summary of this book I wasn't so sure it would be exciting, but it is a Kinley MacGregor book and I learned long go never to underestimate her ability to create a mind blowing story, and needless to say I wasn't disappointed.

Maggie ingen Blar is a woman on a mission. She is determined to end a feud between two highlander clans and save her brothers from dying. She comes up with a devious plan, she convince
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Jess
Feb 02, 2012 rated it liked it
I flip flopped between giving this one 2 stars and 3 stars. Mostly because the beginning was boring to me. It didn't really start to pull me in until around page 120 or so. I don't know if it was more because I wasn't in the mood for it, or if the beginning was just slow.

First, I was confused as to the connection between this book and the previous book in the series. It went from talking about Draven of Ravenswood to the Macallisters. At this point I can't find any connection. I did end up liki
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Maqluba
I probably should not have read book#3 before reading this one because every other one wouldn't be as great as Sin's story but Brandon held up pretty good in comparison. I probably should not be comparing but I can't help it whenever Sin has a part I let out a little squeal lol.
I think I liked the heroine more than the hero because they were both very back and forth in their resolve but the hero always had that extra unnecessary angst about never marrying someone and trusting a female blah blah
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Jane
Aug 10, 2015 rated it liked it
You know, I liked the first part in the series a great deal more than the second one. I'm not saying that the second book in the Brotherhood/MacAllister series is not quite enjoyable, because it is, it simply was not as enjoyable as the first book for me.

I think I liked that the second book's and the first book's character didn't merge in this one, but I hope that the next books in the series will have some characters from the first two books. And I liked that both of the books can be read as st
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NhaughtyV says Damn the Zon Save the Reviews
Mar 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to NhaughtyV says Damn the Zon Save the Reviews by: Jen ~The dreamer~
Shelves: historical, romance
"For this moment in time, he was hers, and she would love him the way she'd always dreamed of loving him. With the whole of her heart."

Maggie has been in love with Braden since they were children when he "saved" her from her brothers tormenting. They are thrown together in a plot to stop a feud, and Braden begins seeing Maggie for the woman she has become...one that may steal his heart.

I'm in love with this series! Highly recommend!
Linds
I'm a sucker for childhood sweethearts/teenage lovers that get a chance later I thought I would love this book, but it was just decent.

The plus is that there's a lot of Sin, the hero of Born of Sin in this book. I wish that I had read this book first because it sets up Born in Sin and I would have enjoyed the books more if I had read them in order.
Elaine
Nov 17, 2016 rated it liked it
A decent read but not very impressive. I didn't warm up to the heroine or the hero very much at first. Braden grew on me as the story progressed, Maggie sadly didn't. I really liked Sin though and I'm looking forward to reading his story in the next book. The story was interesting, even funny in some parts, a sweet one but not worth more than 3 stars in my eyes.
Claudia
Jan 07, 2015 rated it liked it
I read this one a long time ago and I can remeber, I was not impressed ... at least it was nothing like Born in Sin, which I adored ...
Debby
Apr 19, 2019 rated it liked it
Braden MacAllister is the youngest of five boys and a woman magnet. Maggie ingen Blar has loved Braden since she was a young girl, but he's never paid any real attention to her, as she's his friend's little sister. Maggie has lost two of her brothers - the latest in a feud with Robby MacDouglas. Maggie organizes the women of both clans to cease feeding and servicing the men of both clans until the feud has stopped and the men are in an uproar. When Braden comes back from England with Sin, his ol ...more
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“Adieu, my ladies. If you ever venture to Scotland…leave the husbands at home. (Braden)” 7 likes
“You better not tup our sister! Or you’ll be having us to deal with, Braden MacAllister! (Duncan)
Could I please just deal with one threat of death at a time? (Braden)”
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