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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Blog Tour Review: Highlander Most Wanted by Maya Banks

Posted by Irish in Blog Tour, Review3 Comments

Title: Highlander Most Wanted (Goodreads)

Publisher: Ballantine Books
Source: Publisher, via TLC Blog Tours
Publication Date: 19 March 2013
Series or Standalone: Series
ISBN: 0345533240
Format: ebook
Pages: 352

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Place(s) Traveled to: The Highlands of Scotland (Medieval Times)

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

First Line: “Do you ever wish  but for a moment to go back in time?” Genevieve McInnis whispered as she stood in the window of the tiny tower room that had been appointed to her more than a year past.
Montgomerys and Armstrongs Series Order
Book 2 – Highlander Most Wanted
Book 3 – Highland Ever After

Highlander Most Wanted by Maya Banks is the second book in her Montgomery and Armstrong’s series that takes place in medieval Scotland. It takes place shortly after the events in Never Seduce a Scot end and involve that hero’s brother, Bowen, and Genevieve McInnis who makes a brief appearance at the end of the book. Like Eveline, in the first book, Genevieve is a bit broken and dealing with her own demons as well as physical scars left on her by her captor. 

During my read of Highlander Most Wanted I kept flashing back to Never Seduce a Scot there were just so many similarities in the story line and even the dialogue seemed to be lifted from one book into the other. I know that with romance books that there isn’t much in the way of an original story but this bordered on the ridiculous. The stories aren’t identical and their is some progression in the over series ARC but overall it just seemed like the same book with different names and slightly different scenarios at play.

The ending of Highlander Most Wanted was also a bit too difficult to believe based on that time period. If this had been a contemporary story it wouldn’t have been an issue but this was medieval Scotland and that would never have happened. Ever. 

For me, Highlander Most Wanted, wasn’t the best of reads. It wasn’t the worst either but I am not sure if I will continue on with this series. It was a quick story and I read it in just a few sittings but I read it more to get it finished than for any real desire to know what happened. Its possible that I’m just not a fan of Maya Banks’s writing as well as I have read some of her contemporaries which I also had mixed feelings about. So, if you are a fan of Maya Banks then you’ll probably enjoy this one. 

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