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  • Captured by the Highlander
  • Julianne MacLean
  • English
  • 16 February 2018
  • 9780312365318

10 thoughts on “Captured by the Highlander

  1. says:

    This is probably my only highly rated rant but the one thing that bothered me keeping this from being a 5 star book was a big deal to meLast night around midnight I read a friend's review of this book I had it on my nightstand so I picked it up to see what was so fabulous about itI read til about 1 am I think I made it about 115 pages before I was forced to pry the book out of my own hands and set it aside for the night The book was fantastic all except for one thing The dichotomy that Duncan faces over his dual roles was great His inner turmoil was really well done But the heroine Amelia is so incredibly naive At first I liked that part of her since it made sense But the in depth we got into the story the she kept trying to get him to lay down his weapons and not fight anyThis bothers me for a few reasons At several points everything she has ever believed in is thrown into uestion Amelia is forced to throw off her blinders of polite English society and realize she's been kept uite sheltered She is forced to see her fiance in a new light She is forced to see the whole of the British army the Scots and even her father a great soldier all in a new light The minute she recognizes that her father had been a soldier and had than likely killed people I really thought she'd get it That fighting is sometimes necessary Especially during the Jacobite Risings The reasoning was that she wanted him to stop being The Butcher and to start living and move on The reasoning wasn't bad but it was very black and white She had no understanding at all of the fact that while she hated war she and he had no choice in the matter he might have to fight At one point she is nearly raped by a British officer and his soldiers that she'd run to for help I liked how she finally FINALLY understood that it was possible her precious Redcoats weren't all men of honor I thought for sure she'd finally get over telling him to stop fighting But no She kept on with her telling him not to take his vengeance out on a man her fiance Bennett who had raped and murdered Duncan's wife to beI get that she was looking out for him and she wanted him to be safe she wanted to help him save his soul from the dark I liked that but she never relented She cost him a good friend and while he'd always been divided on how to gain peace for Scotland or at least his role in that endeavor Amelia had helped him realize he didn't want to fight any I think that's such a naive viewpoint for that time period especially by a Highland laird who was nicknamed the Butcher Idealism is one thing but the idea that she was okay letting her ex fiance continue raping and killing and murdering made me so angry She had almost been raped and yet she was willing to subject other women to that? Duncan only wanted a fair fight with Bennett and she wanted to let him be When Bennett actually came to get her back she felt if she told him she was happy with Duncan that he would only want what was best for her and go on his merry way Are you kidding me? This was towards the end when Amelia had become worldly and supposedly grown up she even admitted she saw lies in Bennett's eyes yet she still was all let the courts take care of him Even her Uncle told her he'd probably get acuitted She still couldn't trust Duncan to do his duty to Scotland to protect his people to be laird She actually told him she would only marry him if he laid down his weaponsI really enjoyed Duncanuntil he got to their destination won't spoil because you might guess the twist I felt like he changed from this very sure warrior to what Amelia wanted him to be I'm very big on respecting one's partner's wishes but also not changing yourself to be what they want I felt that's what Duncan did The witty banter was fun and cute but felt way too contemporary Many authors have well written historicals without the accents so it's not that I necessarily need a Scottish accent but I don't want to read an historical romance that feels modernMoving on the book is very easy to get caught up in The story is an enjoyable one and I liked the constant teasing of Amelia by Duncan How long was I asleep?Over and hour the Butcher repliedAn hour? Surely notAye You were moaning my name and saying 'Oh Duncan yes Duncan yes yes Again again'and at the beginning when he steals her from her bed he gags her Behind the gag she is trying to tell him that she won't scream if he takes it off His response to her unintelligible sounds? What was that? You think I'm very wise? Aye I think so tooSo my final verdict? I really did enjoy this book up til the end And I would absolutely recommend it to others I just had that one thing that really bothered me But I still rated it a 4 which makes it a good book for me I read it straight through lack of sleep and lots of coffee were side affects of this book


  2. says:

    I read Captured by the Highlander when it was a new release and had made some notes at the time and marked it as a 4 star read but then never got around to writing the actual review so I’m doing that nowNo fault of the author’s but this wasn’t the story I was expecting it to be because I had assumed it would be a continuation of Ms MacLean’s The Rebel but it didn’t seem connected at all That said I definitely enjoyed this book while reading it but now months later I’m not able to put my finger on exactly why Nothing stands out as compelling or memorable but still I do remember finding myself caught up in the tale and not wanting to put it down I enjoyed Duncan and his loyalty to his clan and his need to do the right thing regardless of how much it cost him Amelia on the other hand just didn’t do it for me She struck me as a idealistic spoiled woman who never understood that freedom is not free Those were the times; brutal barbaric uncertain peace sometimes had to be bought with blood In my opinion her naivety bordered on stupidity and I just never really got past that Maybe one day I’ll re read the story and write a in depth review but for now this will have to do


  3. says:

    So I had decided that since I had finished my book challenge I was going to do a re read of a series that I have loved in the past I am so glad that I chose this one and I have discovered that sometimes I need to go back to the basics in my romance reads This book has reminded me why I fell in love with the romance genre to begin with Main reason #1; Scottish Highlanders Need I say ? LOL I love everything about them They are passionate loyal and fierce lovers Hell I need to go to ScotlandHeh hehIn Captured by the Highlander we meet The Butcher who ends up finding his enemy's fiancé and decides to kidnap her and keep her until he can meet with his enemy and kill him He is using the heroine for bait and this book follows them through many trials through the Scottish country side What The Butcher didn't anticipate was developing feelings for this woman After all not only is she his enemy's betrothedbut she is also EnglishIf you are a reader like me who has recently become frustrated with the books that I'm reading; then I strongly suggest giving this series a go I love everything about it and I am moving right into Book #2 This has reminded me of why I fell in love with historicals If you are looking to give something new a try then definitely give this a chance Julianne MacLean is a brilliant author her descriptive words create a scene that leaves you feeling as if you are sitting right there with your characters She is hands down one of my top faves of writers in the historical romance genre


  4. says:

    This was the first novel I read by Julianne MacLean and sadly it will probably be my last The first half of the story was engaging and I like the author's writing style Unfortunately the story unraveled around page 160 with a stunning revelation about the hero that was too incredible to be believed Thereafter it was nothing but a slow and painful grind that was a struggle to finishCAUTION SPOILERS Let me start by saying that right off the bat I fell in love with Duncan the Butcher of the Highlands Duncan is a hero and tireless warrior in the Scots' bid for freedom and an end to English tyranny In short Duncan is your typical Highland warrior yum Half way through the book however the story takes an abrupt turn when it's revealed that Duncan leads a double life as the Earl of Moncrieffe The problem is that Duncan's two natures are too incongruent to make his duality believable On the one hand he's supposed to be this fiercesome Highland warrior ie a man who's dedicated to the protection of his clan who puts the clans needs before his own and who values family loyalty and honor As the Earl of Moncrieffe however Duncan lives as a wealthy gentleman who many Scots believe to be a traitor that panders to the English for his own personal gain and to increase his landholdings To me this dichotomy made Duncan akin to a fraudulent con artist than Robin Hood Ugh so not heroicAnother huge problem for me was Amelia the naive and selfish heroine Frankly I found it hard to relate to her and harder to like her Her constant demands to Duncan to lay down his weapons and eschew violence while in the midst of war mind you were ridiculous Her petty jealousy over Duncan's desire to obtain justice for the gang rape and murder of his fiancee who's Angus's sister was sophomoric and minimized the atrocities committed by Richard Bennett Amelia's fiancee Bennett was a rapist and murderer who unabashedly killed women and children yet she found his actions palatable than the rebels' desire to exact revenge and stop Bennett Amelia's continued defense of Bennett and repeated efforts to spare his life were disgusting Further Duncan's increasing willingness to appease Amelia's demands just grated on my last nerve My respect for him plummeted as he slowly compromised his values beliefs and integrity in the name of love which was really just lust Lastly I resented the author's break with Angus's character towards the end Throughout the story Angus is depicted as a steadfast warrior determined to exact revenge against Bennett on behalf of his sister Despite being lifelong friends and brother in arms Angus is often at odds with Duncan as the story progresses because Duncan sides and with Amelia eventually promising her to spare Bennett's life At the end of the story we're supposed to believe that in a fit of anger Angus betrays Duncan and turns him in to the English I mean come on nothing could be out of character for Angus Truly he would have slit his own throat before he gave ANYONE to the English let alone Duncan who by that time had killed Bennett despite his promise to Amelia Depicting Angus as nothing than a bloodthirsty savage hellbent on killing was a pathetic last minute attempt to reconcile Amelia's lack of sympathy for Angus's plight to obtain justice for his sister and a sad cop out by the author This book started out really strong and I had such high hopes But overall it was a very disappointing and frustrating read for me Fans of Highlander romance novels are better off reading Monica McCarty Maya Banks or Margaret Mallory


  5. says:

    This is one of those books that I sort of hate to like The Butcher is awesome Reading about him was fun Amelia on the other handI understand an author's desire to have a character go from a naive sheltered idiot to a less gullible stronger heroine but reading Amelia's prejudices against Highlanders and her unwavering praise of British soldiers made me mutter Really bitch? This would have been much enjoyable for me if Amelia hadn't been uite such a simpleton


  6. says:

    Ugh another disappointed bust why are the heroines all of a sudden beyond naive spoiled and annoying? I'm going think on this before I continue


  7. says:

    Mehthis one did not keep me on my highlanderhistorical romance happy cloud I don’t want to marry a warrior I want to marry a gentleman In that one line the heroine completely lost me Though she somewhat redeems herself at the endthank goodness her idealism and judgment led her to think and act naively it got on my damn nerves at timesThe hero Duncan I could not reconcile his sudden love of and need for acceptance from the heroine with his renowned warrior persona yet his conflicts and backstory were believable and saved me from putting this book down because1 than once the dialogue didn't match the character or the time period2 attempts at bantertaunting from the hero to heroine were seriously a miss3 the feel of the highlands the speech added color of secondary characters and immersion of the heroine into Scottish culture was something I thought was either missing or not incorporated effectively Just sayin'All in all it was an alright story that had some truly attractive elements which had potential Because of this I still rooted for this couple The next book's hero is a highlander who betrayed Duncan even though he was supposed to be a best friend I might want to see if Julianne Maclean will be able to redeemed him in my eyesD


  8. says:

    Average highland romance didn't care for the heroine H was ok 25 stars


  9. says:

    Duncan The Butcher MacLean is the fiercest warrior in all of Scotland He's known for his savage ways and being a brute The Butcher is a very well known name through out the country Many fear him as others try to write his legendary tales off as make believe No one knows his true identity except a select few He wants to avenge his beloveds life and he wants revenge on his sworn enemy What sweeter way to accomplish that then by stealing his sworn enemies betrothed right out of her bed?Elizabeth is an Englishwoman who barely lost her father the month before in battle She wants protection and someone to care for her So she is sent to the fort where her betrothed is staying at as he too is in the military and plans to wed him there While she's there she is also under the protection of her uncle her dad's brother One night she awakes to The Butcher standing over her with an Ax ready to chop off her head She cries out and The Butcher realizes that he's about to behead an innocent woman and not his enemy He decides that he will take his enemies betrothed away in a different sort of conclusion then what happened to his betrothed Elizabeth tries to show no fear as she braces herself to be brave and do as The Butcher wantsThey go on a long journey with some of his men trying to make her betrothed come after them He's also trying to make it to Lord Moncreiffe's castle This is where he hopes to draw his enemy out and to share with Elizabeth that once and for all he is right about her betrothed being a vile and dishonorable man for the crimes he commits against the women and children of Scotland During their time together Duncan and Elizabeth grow fond of each other and there's a spark of passion ready to explode as well They fight it before they give in While Elizabeth is under Duncan's care she learns a lot of things about life herself him her betrothed and politics between their countries She also learns that it doesn't make a difference how a man dresses it's whats underneath the exterior that counts Her life will never be the same again as Duncan's will change just as drastically He will learn some valuable lessons along this journey too and how to love again I really liked Duncan's friends Fergus and Gawyn I think it will be interesting to see Angus Duncan's other friend in book 2 I look forward to seeing a different side of him I definitely want to see how he ends up being tamed One last thought; I really enjoyed the twist the author threw in to this story line I thought it was clever


  10. says:

    when i first read the plot of this book i was like Woo it's great i am about to love it but right know after i've finished it i am about Okay i was good but it could've been better As i start reading the book i loved Duncan's character He was as i was imagine a warrior would be but then as the story went ahead my opinion about him fell apart okay i see love makes weaker but seriously? You can't change everything that you are all in the name of love and especially for someone who doesn't seem to understand who you are and what you've throughi didn't like that part and to be true it also disappointed meAs for Amelia's character She really got on my nerves She was spoiled and she didn't understand a thing about Duncan's past I tried to like her i really did i always tried to look on the bright sight side of her actions but finally i couldn't do that any I am sorry if my review is a little mean but that's my point of viewi don't regret reading this book but it's gonna take 2 stars from me PS sorry about my English i'm from Greece


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Worn 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 insteadThe Lover in His ArmsStealing the young bride to be is the perfect revenge against the man who. This was the first novel I read by Julianne MacLean and sadly it will probably be my last The first half of the story was engaging and I like the author's writing style Unfortunately the story unraveled around page 160 with a stunning revelation about the hero that was too incredible to be believed Thereafter it was nothing but a slow and painful grind that was a struggle to finishCAUTION SPOILERS Let me start by saying that right off the bat I fell in love with Duncan the Butcher of the Highlands Duncan is a hero and tireless warrior in the Scots' bid for freedom and an end to English tyranny In short Duncan is your typical Highland warrior yum Half way through the book however the story takes an abrupt turn when it's revealed that Duncan leads a double life as the Earl of Moncrieffe The problem is that Duncan's two natures are too incongruent to make his duality believable On the one hand he's supposed to be this fiercesome Highland warrior ie a man who's dedicated to the protection of his clan who puts the clans needs before his own and who values family loyalty and honor As the Earl of Moncrieffe however Duncan lives as a wealthy gentleman who many Scots believe to be a traitor that panders to the English for his own personal gain and to increase his landholdings To me this dichotomy made Duncan akin to a fraudulent con artist than Robin Hood Ugh so not heroicAnother huge problem for me was Amelia the naive and selfish heroine Frankly I found it hard to relate to her and harder to like her Her constant demands to Duncan to lay down his weapons and eschew violence while in the midst of war mind you were ridiculous Her petty jealousy over Duncan's desire to obtain justice for the gang rape and murder of his fiancee who's Angus's sister was sophomoric and minimized the atrocities committed by Richard Bennett Amelia's fiancee Bennett was a rapist and murderer who unabashedly killed women and children yet she found his actions palatable than the rebels' desire to exact revenge and stop Bennett Amelia's continued defense of Bennett and repeated efforts to spare his life were disgusting Further Duncan's increasing willingness to appease Amelia's demands just grated on my last nerve My respect for him plummeted as he slowly compromised his values beliefs and integrity in the name of love which was really just lust Lastly I resented the author's break with Angus's character towards the end Throughout the story Angus is depicted as a steadfast warrior determined to exact revenge against Bennett on behalf of his sister Despite being lifelong friends and brother in arms Angus is often at odds with Duncan as the story progresses because Duncan sides and with Amelia eventually promising her to spare Bennett's life At the end of the story we're supposed to believe that in a fit of anger Angus betrays Duncan and turns him in to the English I mean come on nothing could be out of character for Angus Truly he would have slit his own throat before he gave ANYONE to the English let alone Duncan who by that time had killed Bennett despite his promise to Amelia Depicting Angus as nothing than a bloodthirsty savage hellbent on killing was a pathetic last minute attempt to reconcile Amelia's lack of sympathy for Angus's plight to obtain justice for his sister and a sad cop out by the author This book started out really strong and I had such high hopes But overall it was a very disappointing and frustrating read for me Fans of Highlander romance novels are better off reading Monica McCarty Maya Banks or Margaret Mallory

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From bestselling author Julianne MacLean comes the fiery saga of three Highland warriors sworn to protect their homeland and fight for the women they loveThe Enemy in Her BedLady Amelia Sutherland would rather die than surrender to a man like Duncan MacLean He is the fiercest warrior of his clan her people's s. I read Captured by the Highlander when it was a new release and had made some notes at the time and marked it as a 4 star read but then never got around to writing the actual review so I’m doing that nowNo fault of the author’s but this wasn’t the story I was expecting it to be because I had assumed it would be a continuation of Ms MacLean’s The Rebel but it didn’t seem connected at all That said I definitely enjoyed this book while reading it but now months later I’m not able to put my finger on exactly why Nothing stands out as compelling or memorable but still I do remember finding myself caught up in the tale and not wanting to put it down I enjoyed Duncan and his loyalty to his clan and his need to do the right thing regardless of how much it cost him Amelia on the other hand just didn’t do it for me She struck me as a idealistic spoiled woman who never understood that freedom is not free Those were the times; brutal barbaric uncertain peace sometimes had to be bought with blood In my opinion her naivety bordered on stupidity and I just never really got past that Maybe one day I’ll re read the story and write a in depth review but for now this will have to do

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Murdered Duncan's one true love But Lady Amelia turns out to be than a pawn of vengeance and war This brave beautiful woman touches something deep in Duncan's soul that is even 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 begi. Duncan The Butcher MacLean is the fiercest warrior in all of Scotland He's known for his savage ways and being a brute The Butcher is a very well known name through out the country Many fear him as others try to write his legendary tales off as make believe No one knows his true identity except a select few He wants to avenge his beloveds life and he wants revenge on his sworn enemy What sweeter way to accomplish that then by stealing his sworn enemies betrothed right out of her bedElizabeth is an Englishwoman who barely lost her father the month before in battle She wants protection and someone to care for her So she is sent to the fort where her betrothed is staying at as he too is in the military and plans to wed him there While she's there she is also under the protection of her uncle her dad's brother One night she awakes to The Butcher standing over her with an Ax ready to chop off her head She cries out and The Butcher realizes that he's about to behead an innocent woman and not his enemy He decides that he will take his enemies betrothed away in a different sort of conclusion then what happened to his betrothed Elizabeth tries to show no fear as she braces herself to be brave and do as The Butcher wantsThey go on a long journey with some of his men trying to make her betrothed come after them He's also trying to make it to Lord Moncreiffe's castle This is where he hopes to draw his enemy out and to share with Elizabeth that once and for all he is right about her betrothed being a vile and dishonorable man for the crimes he commits against the women and children of Scotland During their time together Duncan and Elizabeth grow fond of each other and there's a spark of passion ready to explode as well They fight it before they give in While Elizabeth is under Duncan's care she learns a lot of things about life herself him her betrothed and politics between their countries She also learns that it doesn't make a difference how a man dresses it's whats underneath the exterior that counts Her life will never be the same again as Duncan's will change just as drastically He will learn some valuable lessons along this journey too and how to love again I really liked Duncan's friends Fergus and Gawyn I think it will be interesting to see Angus Duncan's other friend in book 2 I look forward to seeing a different side of him I definitely want to see how he ends up being tamed One last thought; I really enjoyed the twist the author threw in to this story line I thought it was clever


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