Never Love a Highlander by Maya Banks

Title: Never Love a Highlander

Series: McCabe Trilogy

Author: Maya Banks

Genre: Historical Romance

Caelen McCabe’s young, reckless heart nearly destroyed his clan. Now putting family loyalty above all else, he steps up to marry his older brother’s jilted bride and salvage the uneasy alliance between two clans. While beautiful Rionna McDonald is a fit wife for any man, Caelen trusts no woman, especially not this sweet temptress who torments him with white hot longing.

As the sacrificial lamb in her father’s power game, Rionna will do her duty but protect her heart and her pride from another man’s humiliation. Despite everything, the heat in Caelen’s touch melts her defenses and she craves the sensual delights of a husband who guards his emotions as fiercely as his clan. But when the ultimate battle for the McCabe legacy is upon them, Rionna’s true warrior spirit emerges. She will risk the wrath of her father, the fury of her enemies, and her life to prove to Caelen that his wife’s love is too precious to lose.

While I have loved each of the books in this series this book I think is by far my favorite.

At the end of Seduction of a Highland Lass Caelen steps up and takes Alaric’s place as Rionna’s husband so that his brother can stay married to Keeley, the woman that he loves. However there are certain terms he has for his new clan. Rionna gladly accepts them all. Hoping that finally her clan will be the clan she knows that they can be.

When you take two people that have very strong personalities and opinions on the way that things are suppose to be fireworks are sure to happen and they do.

Caelen has very firm ideas for what he wants and expects of his wife. Never mind the fact that she has spent most of her life doing the complete opposite. When as a result of his expectations regarding how she is to behave results in her being harmed he was to rethink his feelings on the matter, and come to a compromise.

Rionna never expected that marriage would mean that she has to stop being who she has always been. She wonders why Caelen won’t accept her for her. When he compromises on his stance she realizes that she must do the same.

Watching these two fall in love and work through their misconceptions of each other and work to make her clan stronger is most definitely a page turner. From the moment that I picked it up I completely ignored everyone and everything. As soon as I done reading it I wanted to pick it up and read it again. Yes it is that good.

While I have loved every single book by Maya that I have ever read this series is by far my absolute favorite series and one that I will be telling people that they need to read and have on their shelves. In fact it will be one that I have not only in print but also on my kindle.

I am going to say this here and now YOU HAVE TO GET THIS SERIES!!! In fact at the bottom of this post is a link to buy the first two books in the series. Yes it is that good. Trust me! I mean come on have I ever steered you wrong when it comes to a book.

Grade A+

Other books in the series..

In Bed with a Highlander

Seduction of a Highland Lass



  1. aurian

    I still have not picked up her books, but I do want to read this series. Thanks for the great review.

  2. Luci

    This review is not good in the sense that now I am even more desperate than ever to receive it!! I have it on pre order and hope they release it early :). Since i read Seduction of a Highland Lass I haven’t been able to get into any other book. I am sad the series is over with this book although Maya said she will be writing more Highland books.


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