Series: McCabe Trilogy
Author: Maya Banks
Fiercely loyal to his elder brother, Alaric McCabe leads his clan in the fight for their birthright. Now, he is prepared to wed for duty, as well. But on his way to claim the hand of Rionna McDonald, daughter of a neighboring chieftain, he is ambushed and left for dead. Miraculously, his life is saved bythe soft touch of a Highland angel, a courageous beauty who will put his fealty to his clan, his honor, and his deepest desires, to the test.
An outcast from her own clan, Keeley McDonald was betrayed by those she loved and trusted. When the wounded warrior falls from his horse, she is drawn to his strong, lean body. The wicked glint in his green eyes ignites a passion that will follow them back to Alaric’s keep, where their forbidden love draws them deeper into the pleasures of the flesh. But as conspiracy and danger circle closer, Alaric must make an impossible choice. Will he betray his blood ties for the woman he loves?
First I have to say, isn’t the cover of this book absolutely amazing? I love it. In fact I want to find a blanket in those exact colors.
After finishing In Bed with a Highlander I was already completely in love with the McCabe brothers. But this book oh man this book just broke my heart. If you’ve seen any of the conversations on twitter about this book you will know that you HAVE to have box of kleenex by you as you read it.
Alaric and Keeley’s love was doomed from the start as he is suppose to marry her cousin to form an alliance that will help to destroy the person responsible for almost destroying both the King and the McCabe clan.
When Alaric is gravely wounded and ends up in the care of Keeley neither one of them realized the consequenes of her saving him. They both know there can be no future for them as Alaric is promised to Rionna, Keeley’s cousin and he is a man of his word. What neither one of them can control however is how they feel for each other.
The four chapters in this book are four of the most heartfelt and emotion wrenching chapters I think I have ever read. I read them three times and cried each and every time. When they have to say their goodbye’s to each other on the eve of his wedding I cried. Then there is what happens at the wedding and after that will make you cry absolute buckets. When Caelen steps up so that Alaric and Keeley could have their happily ever after I cried.
Once again Maya shows what a spectacular storyteller she is by giving us a book that evokes all our emotions.
Other books in the series..
In Bed with a Highlander
Never Love a Highlander