Review | In Bed With a Highlander by Maya Banks

December 12, 2019 | 2019, maya banks, review / 0 Comments

Review | In Bed With a Highlander by Maya BanksIn Bed with a Highlander by Maya Banks
Series | McCabe Trilogy #1
Release Date | August 30th, 2011
Published by Ballantine Books
Genres | Historical Romance
Format | eBook
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Maya Banks' beguiling new trilogy features three unforgettable brothers risking everything to save their clan and their legacy—and to surrender their hearts to love.
Ewan McCabe, the eldest, is a warrior determined to vanquish his enemy. Now, with the time ripe for battle, his men are ready and Ewan is poised to take back what is his—until a blue-eyed, raven-haired temptress is thrust upon him. Mairin may be the salvation of Ewan's clan, but for a man who dreams only of revenge, matters of the heart are strange territory to conquer.
The illegitimate daughter of the king, Mairin possesses prized property that has made her a pawn—and wary of love. Her worst fears are realized when she is rescued from peril only to be forced into marriage by her charismatic and commanding savior, Ewan McCabe. But her attraction to her ruggedly powerful new husband makes her crave his surprisingly tender touch; her body comes alive under his sensual mastery. And as war draws near, Mairin's strength, spirit, and passion challenge Ewan to conquer his demons—and embrace a love that means more than revenge and land.


OK, so In Bed With a Highlander is my first historical romance for the year. I think I’ve read two before, but I honestly have no idea. I have a lot of friends who read historical romance and have recommended so many to me. Since I have a bit of a backlist and plenty of time this month, I decided to dive right into one. It was different, but I definitely enjoyed it and I see myself reading more.

The way the characters talk to each other is a little different and something to get used to, but I literally devoured this entire book. And I’m so glad that it’s a trilogy, so eager to read the rest of this series.

Not going to lie, I was a bit nervous about Ewan, some of this thoughts and actions were a little bit questionable. I understand that’s how the way things were back then, but I’m still wrapping my mind around it all. However, Mairin is a bit of a firecracker, I loved how unafraid she was. She never cowered when it came to Ewan and the clan. She was such a perfect fit for the McCabe Clan and I can’t wait to hopefully see more of her feistiness as I get through the series.

I’m definitely making it a goal to read more historical romance in 2020 especially ones with the highlanders. I wouldn’t mind being called a lass 😉


About Maya Banks

My name is Maya Banks and I live in Texas with my husband and three children and our assortment of pets. I’m more of a cat person, but my daughter became convinced she NEEDED a dog. So convinced in fact that it became her mission to convince her father and me. She prepared a two page hand written proposal that detailed WHY she needed a dog, and well, after I sent her to her father (I knew he wouldn’t tell her no) we embarked on the search for the perfect dog. The journey that was two hours away and that I got pulled over for speeding while I was on the phone with my agent who had an offer from a publisher for one of my books… The officer wasn’t impressed. He wrote me a ticket anyway. Thus, I now tell my daughter that her dog turned into one very expensive concession! But isn’t he cute?

When I’m not writing, I love to hunt and fish with my family. We all love the outdoors and go on family hunting trips every year. We also love to travel. One of our more recent trips was to Scotland, which was every bit as comical as National Lampoon’s European Vacation. You know the part about “Look kids, Big Ben, Parliament” as they went round and round the roundabouts? Yeah, that was us, only we couldn’t even get out of the airport in Glasgow without hitting three of those suckers.

Perhaps the most rewarding aspect of a writing career is getting to meet so many wonderful readers. There’s nothing better than dishing books with someone who loves the romance genre as much as I do. Romance readers are passionate and vocal. We love our books, love our happily ever afters, and we love to spend time talking to others about our favorites. THIS is why I love my job so much, and I’m so grateful to readers who gave ME a chance when I began my career. So thank you.