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Review: Captured by the Highlander by Julianne MacLean

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Author: Julianne MacLean
Title: Captured by the Highlander
Release: February 17, 2011
Series: Highlander Trilogy 1
Reviewer: Chrissy
Source: Personal Library
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Lady Amelia Sutherland would rather die than surrender to a man like Duncan MacLean. He is the fiercest warrior of his clan—her people’s sworn enemy—and tonight he is standing over her bed. Eyes blazing, muscles taut, and battle axe gleaming, MacLean has come to kill Amelia’s fiancé. But once he sees the lovely, innocent Amelia, he decides to take her instead…

Stealing the young bride-to-be is the perfect revenge against the man who murdered Duncan’s one true love. But Lady Amelia turns out to be more than a pawn of vengeance and war. This brave, beautiful woman touches something deep in Duncan’s soul that is even more powerful than a warrior’s fury. But when Amelia begins to fall in love with her captor—and surrenders in his arms—the real battle begins…

I’ve always had a thing for men in kilts. Being of Irish decent it just seems to come naturally to me. But up until recently I’ve been guilty of never reading any of the Regency romances or Highlander romances. I felt that it was time to change this and began my journey into this genre with one of the most popular titles, Captured by the Highlander by Julianne MacLean.

Through this novel, we are introduced to Lady Amelia Sutherland and Duncan MacLean, also known as “The Butcher”. This book is a classic example of opposites attracts and is filled with ups and downs experienced by this couple who start off as enemies.

Lady Amelia Sutherland is now a prisoner of Duncan MacLean a.k.a. “The Butcher”, sworn enemy of her people and ruthless warrior and leader of a powerful clan. Duncan came to kill her fiancé but after spotting her natural beauty decided to seek his vengeance by making Lady Amelia his prisoner. After all, it seems a fair price to pay considering Amelia’s fiancé killed Duncan’s one true love. But Amelia becomes much more than a piece of the vengeance puzzle and a pawn of war. Her beauty and courage speak to Duncan’s spirit. And while the war rages on the battlefields, a true internal war begins when Amelia falls for her captor.

Captured by the Highlander was a very fun read. The characters are endearing, the plot is full of twists and turns, the setting is captivating, and there is even a bit of humor thrown in. The historical aspects are spot on and the way the story unfolds is enthralling.

The romance and hotness of this book are fairly decent but not a complete scorcher. My one pet peeve with this novel is Lady Amelia’s naivety about the war and Duncan’s role in it. Apart from this I found that Captured by the Highlander was an overall good read. I look forward to reading the remaining books in this series.

Chrissy fell in love with books at an early age. It all started with Judi Barrett’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. At the tender age of five she decided that she wanted to be a writer. Later, she graduated to books like A Wrinkle in Time, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, and the Goosebumps series, participating avidly in her school’s Book It program. High school brought on new challenges and loves. She began writing for the school’s newspaper and literary magazine. The works of Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, and Shirley Jackson quickly overran her bookshelves. But when Chrissy was introduced to the world of Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance, a grand love affair was set in motion. She is an avid reader of romance, urban fantasy, horror, erotica, and cozy mysteries. After working for the city library for six years and being surrounded by the works of greatly admired authors, she decided to devote her life to writing full time and hasn’t looked back since. When she is not devouring book after book, Chrissy loves to cook, bake, volunteer at the local animal shelter, and feed her addiction for horror movies. She lives in Maryland with her family and beloved pets.
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