This book was everything I hoped it would be. It’s the best of Maya Banks’ Highlander books. Highlander Most Wanted is the kind of romance I love to read. It's the touching story of a courageous woman who refused to let anything break her and the fierce warrior who who championed her and came to love her above all others. Their love will defy anything - even the past.
Bowen Montgomery came to the McHugh lands to avenge the wrong done against his family. He is confronted by the mystery woman who helped Graeme find Eveline. Bowen can't hide his desire for the brave lass who has survived unimaginable cruelty. He champions her against those who threaten her - even if they are his own family. And he shows her how good love can be when it is shared with the right man.
Genevieve McInnis has been kidnapped and believed dead for the past year. Her beauty marred by the madman who held her prisoner. Ian McHugh abused her horribly but she never let him break her pride. Now she fears that Bowen - with his kindness - may be the one who can break her spirit.
Bowen was the perfect hero, fiercely loyal to Genevieve. Bowen showered her with kindness. I know this is going to sound lame...but he healed her with his love. He looked past her scars and saw only her beauty. He ignored the whispers and slurs and saw only her courage. He cared about Genevieve and her feelings. Bowen and Genevieve came to grips with their love fairly quickly. It was the past that stood in their way for Genevieve hides a secret that could destroy Bowen's love.
I loved the trust that Bowen gave to Genevieve. He championed her from the start. Even when she confessed the wrong that she had done to his own family. He understood her motives and forgave her. He even defended her against his own brothers. Every woman should have a man like Bowen. He was a true hero.
And I loved Genevieve for her spirit. She endured pure hell because of one man’s obsession. Yet, she never let it break her. She even stood up for the clan that stood by and watched - even participated in - her humiliation and suffering. Despite enduring a past that would break a weaker woman...she somehow found the strength to take her own vengeance. She still possessed the courage to grab love when it came her way. She was a true angel.
Bowen and Genevieve deserved their happy ending. Thanks to Maya Banks for this wonderful story. I cried some tears while reading it. But I loved every minute of it.
Maya Banks, the New York Times 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 McInnes is locked behind the fortified walls of McHugh Keep, captive of a cruel laird who takes great pleasure in ruining her for any other man. Yet when Bowen Montgomery storms the gates on a mission of clan warfare, Genevieve finds that her spirit is bent but not broken. Still, her path toward freedom remains uncertain. Unable to bear the shame of returning to a family that believes her dead or to abandon others at the keep to an imposing new laird, Genevieve opts for the peaceful life of an abbess. But Bowen’s rugged sensuality stirs something deep inside her that longs to be awakened by his patient, gentle caress—something warm, wicked, and tempting.
Bowen seizes his enemy’s keep, unprepared for the brooding and reclusive woman who captures his heart. He’s enchanted by her fierce determination, her unusual beauty, and her quiet, unfailing strength. But wooing her will take more than a seasoned seducer’s skill. For loving Genevieve, he discovers, means giving her back the freedom that was stolen from her—even if it means losing her forever.