The World of the Highlanders! A Maya Banks Review

March 30, 2013     Danielle Romero     books, reviews

Highland Most Wanted by: Maya Banks
Release Date: March 19, 2013
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages: 368

Genevieve McInnis 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.

My Review:
I was surprised with how much I loved this book. I couldn’t put it down! I have read Banks’ books before but never her Highlander series which is an error I will soon correct. The story of Genevieve McInnis is both heart wrenching and wonderfully uplifting. Genevieve is forced to endure so much, watching her struggle to regain a sense of who she is after everything she went through pulled at my heart strings but when she meets Bowen and we see how much he loves her, we are reminded that even life’s biggest struggles can have happy ending. There were moments in the story where  had to fight back my tears. Banks’s really outdid herself with this one. I would highly recommend Highlander Most Wanted and have every intention of picking up the rest of the books in this series. 

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
I give Highlander Most Wanted a 4.5 out of 5 star rating. What does this mean? I loved it! You’ll love it! Go Buy it….like Now! It’s just THAT good.