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Madeline MacDonald has been a victim of her stepbrother's cruelty ever since her parents' death in a fire two years ago. Forced into a betrothal to a man she hates, her only way out is to escape to a convent. Laird Alexander Grant is honor bound to rescue Maddie after seeing the bruises on her face. What he doesn't realize is that once he holds the beaten lass in his arms, his heart will never be the same. He vows revenge for the abuse she was forced to endure and yearns to make the sweet woman with an iron will his, but can he help her fight the demons in her mind left behind by her abusers' horrid treatment?

©2014 Keira Montclair (P)2014 Tantor

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A traitorous tale, with redemption in love

The heroine preserves against the sadistic attraction of her step brother. A chance encounter, when she isn't aware, shows the gallant knight, who would be her saviour, what she is made to endure. However, the scars on the body, isn't the only scars she has, and it is the emotional impact, of what she has endured, that has to be overcome, before a true life of a woman and wife can be lived. The hero is both a ruthless knight of the times and a caring loving liege, caring for his siblings in his charge, with care, consideration and respect. This care he extends to the woman whose courage has won his heart.

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  • Dim
  • 01-02-2017

Not to shabby

Enjoyed this book for what it was. Sometimes it seemed a bit immature but I suppose the simplicity is relevant in a romance novel. Not a huge amount of romance however but the story line was interesting enough. The voice actor was annoying at first but soon grew on me. Lots of familiar names if you're into Outlander but maybe they're just fashionable Scottish names....

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very good

very well written and the audio was very good, had to keep reading as the story line was very well written, Thank you

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 07-11-2014

Respectful Handling of a Touching Story

I love the Grant Clan and KM! She handled a story of abuse and PTSD with respect, humility, and mostly love. The average reader may find this story too rough, phyically and emotionally, especially if you look for escape reading. But if you want something that touches your mind, heart, and soul - this one's for you.

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  • Laurie
  • 22-09-2015

Best Highlander Book

This is one of the best Highlander series I have read in a while. It show the good and bad side of the era. The main herein seems weak but she's anything but she is so strong mentally and physically she give true meaning to steel magnolias . The hero seems like a brute but the more u get to know him the sweeter he is about those whom he loves plus it's the time period you have to remember . Worth money or credit enjoy!!!! Great narrator

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  • cherylM
  • 19-03-2015

Do not pass this one up

Really enjoyed this story made more authentic by the narrator! Loved the character interactions and the plot twist later in the story!

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  • Jenny
  • 26-02-2015

Loved the story but the narration is a bit poor

The story is kind of like a Nora Roberts love story where it leads up to the plot with little romance in the beginning. I think the story would have been much better is the narrator didn't sound like he was having challenges speaking. He made the females sound stupid and whiney.

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  • A.Ward
  • 13-07-2015

Respect is sexy

I caught the first part but, alas, skipped a few chapters. When I caught up with the story line, I was pleased with the fact that the relationship wasn't hinged upon physical chemistry alone, but upon mutual respect and love.
Another winning point, the priest wasn't stereotyped. Catholic priests are human beings and subject to being as good or as bad as anyone else, it was refreshing to see a priest portrayed as a true shepherd of his people.
My Dad defined a solid marriage as this: "when the other person's well being and happiness is more important to you than your own" He was married to my mother for 50 years.
The love scenes were exactly that, love scenes. They were a natural expression of the characters growing respect and love for each other.
The abuse was well written and probably integral to the understanding of the depth of damage their love had to overcome, but it did not spare the reality. Some parts of even the best books are endured for the rewards of the resolution and the beauty of the story. It provides the contrast necessary to provide a realistic portrayal, however, it wasn't easy nor pleasant.
Generally well written and evocative, not a literary great in my library, but I appreciate the time and effort it took to tell the story.

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  • Candace Lebel
  • 12-03-2019

Really terrible

I don’t know why I listened to the whole thing. The dialogue was predictable. The story had potential but lacked depth.

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  • Natisha Mullis-Brooks
  • 17-10-2015

Superb and entertaining!

First time I've ever listened to books by Keira Montclair or narrator Antony Ferguson. The story line was very entertaining and the love scenes were very realistic without going overboard. I usually don't like male narrators, but Antony did a stand up job. I went back and purchases the next four books in the saga (there are eight total). And hope to be just as entertained.

Not the usual love story where the woman hates the guy and she grows to love him. This was about a traumatized woman whom was abused and neglected and learns to trust with kindness, over time.

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  • Serena
  • 09-08-2015

Boring. Not much of a story line.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Rescued by a Highlander?

scene after scene of processing rape, trauma and PTSD. When I listen to books I want to be entertained and this never really got my attention. The author handles rape and torture with sensitivity but that is not a world I want to be engrossed in, even if it does have a Scottish accent.

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  • Brenda
  • 21-10-2020

Best book I've listened to in a while.

WOW!! Maddie and Alex. This is the beginning of a wonderful series. Keira is one of those writers you can't get enough of. Her story telling is brilliant. Anthony Ferguson is a great narrator.

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  • Jean M Middendorf
  • 27-09-2020

Very difficult to read

It is wonderful to have a story that champions battered women. However, the character development was poor, the narration seemed forced, and the story was too predictable and well, boring. (and when you call a historical romance novel predictable- that's bad considering roughly the same formula is used ) I've listened to over 30 books this summer and this one was my least favorite. I hope you as a listener enjoy it much more than I did

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  • Claire
  • 04-11-2019

loved it

loved tbe story and the performance. love Anthony Ferguson as a narrator. He's one of the best narrators

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