Highlander Most Wanted, by Maya Banks

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.

My Thoughts:

Genevieve is a young Noble woman who becomes the obsession of Ian McHugh. Ian is a renegade Scottish heir to the McHugh Keep. His father allows Ian to run roughshod over him. Genevieve dismisses Ian and he becomes enraged. He abducts her and kills her escorts. Genevieve is believed dead by her family and friends.

Ian takes Genevieve back to his keep. She continues to refuse him. He debases her and destroys her reputation making her his “whore”. The entire clan ostracizes her and she is forced to submit to survive.


Bowen is sent to the McHugh keep to rescue his sister by marriage who was also abducted by Ian. At the keep he discovers a dark and mysterious Genevieve. She is a contradiction. At times she cowers in fear and at other times she is as brave as a battle trained warrior. Bowen is mystified by her. He learns of all she has endured and becomes her champion.

I have read other books by Maya Banks but this was by far my favorite. In this genre she shines. The characters were so real. I felt anguish for Genevieve when she disclosed all that she had been forced to endure. I fell in love with Bowen and his chivalry. He wanted to save Genevieve from her past and give her the future she should have had. Absolutely amazing story.

★★★★★

Well Done! 5 Stars!

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About Reading Haven

I am a thirty something wife and mother of two. I read in all of my free time. I can't remember the last time I chose to watch television. I would prefer reading or hanging out online24/7 but one must pay the bills, thus my day job. I like UF but lately have been exploring more erotica and adult romance novels. I love a good Alpha male and I am not afraid of the dark stuff. I like historical romance as well. Sometimes I go for the YA stuff. I'm a sap for a good love story. I prefer a HEA (insert unicorns, rainbows and kittens). Genres I will read: Contemporary Romance and some Historical Romance, Erotica, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult, and Paranormal Romance.
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