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Claimed By The Highlander

by Julianne MacLean

St. Martin's Press | March 29, 2011 | Mass Market Paperbound

Claimed By The Highlander is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.

With his tawny mane, battle-hewn brawn, and ferocious roar, Angus “The Lion” MacDonald is the most fearsome warrior Lady Gwendolen has ever seen—and she is his most glorious conquest. Captured in a surprise attack on her father’s castle, Gwendolen is now forced to share her bed with the man who defeated her clan. But, in spite of Angus’s overpowering charms, she refuses to surrender her innocence without a fight…

With her stunning beauty, bold defiance, and brazen smile , Gwendolen is the most infuriating woman Angus has ever known—and the most intoxicating. Forcing her to become his bride will unite their two clans. But conquering Gwendolen’s heart will take all his skills as a lover. Night after night, his touch sets her on fire. Kiss after kiss, his hunger fuels her passion. But, as Gwendolen’s body betrays her growing love for Angus, a secret enemy plots to betray them both…

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 336 pages, 6.72 × 4.2 × 0.9 in

Published: March 29, 2011

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312365322

ISBN - 13: 9780312365325

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A wonderful read! I just finished Claimed by the Highlander with a happy, satisfied sigh. Julianne MacLean is an auto-buy/keeper shelf author for me and I was surprised to learn that the hero of this book is someone who is...well, not so nice at the end of the first book in the trilogy (Captured by the Highlander). I'm not sure if that is why I had a hard time warming to Angus at first, but it was initially hard to get on his side. But that changes big time and Gwen is the perfect strong heroine to match him. The thing is, Angus isn't even sure if he knows how to love, and he shuts off his emotions. He shuts out everyone around him who may care and as a result, he kind of shuts out the reader, too. But that's all part of his growth arc, and the further I got into the book the faster the pages started to turn. Loving does not make him weak but he is afraid it does. The plot twists as we get closer to the end are awesome. At one point I was reading and thinking how could Julianne DO that to Gwen (I won't say what as I try to stay fairly spoiler-free) and let's just say that what happens is the worst possible thing that could happen to her. I know my mouth hung open in parts. And the ending - oh, it was perfection! Just like she did in the beginning, Gwen stands up to the Lion of the Highlands in adorable fashion! With her trademark sensuality and wit, MacLean has written another page-turner! I can't wait for the conclusion of the trilogy!
Date published: 2011-04-30

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Claimed By The Highlander

by Julianne MacLean

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 336 pages, 6.72 × 4.2 × 0.9 in

Published: March 29, 2011

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312365322

ISBN - 13: 9780312365325

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Chapter One   Kinloch Castle Scottish Highlands, July 1718 The dream startled her awake mere minutes before the siege began. Gwendolen MacEwen sat up with a gasp and turned her eyes to the window.  It was only a dream,  she told herself as she struggled to calm her breathing. Later she would call it a premonition, but for now, she was certain it was just the trickeries of sleep causing this terror in her heart. Giving up any notion of slumber, she tossed the covers aside, sat up on the edge of the bed, and reached for her robe. She slipped it on for warmth against the predawn chill as she rose to her feet and padded to the window, lured to the leaded glass by a faint glow of light on the horizon. A new day had begun. At last. She closed her eyes and said a silent prayer that it would bring her brother, Murdoch, home from his travels. The MacEwens needed their chief, and if he did not soon return and claim his birthright, she feared someone else would—for there had been some talk of discontent in the village. She’d heard it from her maid, whose sister was married to the alehouse keeper. And after the dream she’d just had … The horn blew suddenly in the bailey. Unaccustomed to hearing such a clamor while the castle still slept, Gwendolen turned from the window.  What in God’s name…? It blew again, a second time. Then a third. A spark of alarm fired her blood, for she knew the meaning of that signal. It was coming from
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With his tawny mane, battle-hewn brawn, and ferocious roar, Angus “The Lion” MacDonald is the most fearsome warrior Lady Gwendolen has ever seen—and she is his most glorious conquest. Captured in a surprise attack on her father’s castle, Gwendolen is now forced to share her bed with the man who defeated her clan. But, in spite of Angus’s overpowering charms, she refuses to surrender her innocence without a fight…

With her stunning beauty, bold defiance, and brazen smile , Gwendolen is the most infuriating woman Angus has ever known—and the most intoxicating. Forcing her to become his bride will unite their two clans. But conquering Gwendolen’s heart will take all his skills as a lover. Night after night, his touch sets her on fire. Kiss after kiss, his hunger fuels her passion. But, as Gwendolen’s body betrays her growing love for Angus, a secret enemy plots to betray them both…

From the Jacket

From bestselling storyteller Julianne MacLean comes the passionate saga of three Highland warriors sworn to fight for freedom, honor—and the women they love…

NIGHT OF CONQUEST

With his tawny mane, battle-hewn brawn, and ferocious roar, Angus “The Lion” MacDonald is the most fearsome warrior Lady Gwendolen has ever seen—and she is his most glorious conquest. Captured in a surprise attack on her father’s castle, Gwendolen is now forced to share her bed with the man who defeated her clan. But, in spite of Angus’s overpowering charms, she refuses to surrender her innocence without a fight…

PRISONER OF PASSION

With her stunning beauty, bold defiance, and brazen smile , Gwendolen is the most infuriating woman Angus has ever known—and the most intoxicating. Forcing her to become his bride will unite their two clans. But conquering Gwendolen’s heart will take all his skills as a lover. Night after night, his touch sets her on fire. Kiss after kiss, his hunger fuels her passion. But, as Gwendolen’s body betrays her growing love for Angus, a secret enemy plots to betray them both…

 “Passionate romance that will keep you up all night!” —Elizabeth Hoyt, New York Times bestselling author

 

About the Author

Julianne MacLean is a USA Today bestselling author with degrees in English Literature and Business Administration. She is a three-time RITA finalist, and has won numerous awards, including the Booksellers'' Best Award, the Book Buyers Best Award, and a Reviewers'' Choice Award from Romantic Times for Best Regency Historical of 2005. She lives in Nova Scotia with her husband and daughter, and she is a dedicated member of Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada.

Editorial Reviews

"Love, revenge, redemption…and a sexy Scottish Highlander in a kilt! What more can a reader ask for? Julianne MacLean knows what her audience likes, and once again has delivered a story that abounds with fast-paced action, compelling characters and a soul-baring journey of love." --Reader to Reader Reviews on Claimed by the Highlander

“You can always count on Julianne MacLean to deliver ravishing romance that will keep you turning pages until the wee hours of the morning.”—Teresa Medeiros

“Julianne MacLean’s writing is smart, thrilling, and sizzles with sensuality.”—Elizabeth Hoyt

“She is just an all-around, wonderful writer and I look forward to reading everything she writes.”—Natasha Smith, Romance Junkies

“When it comes to exciting Highland romance, Julianne MacLean delivers.”
—Laura Lee Guhrke, New York Times bestselling author

 

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