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3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as the first one..., May 16, 2011
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This review is from: Claimed by the Highlander (St. Martin's Paperbacks Historical Romance) (Mass Market Paperback)
This is the second in MacLean's Highlander trilogy. Like the first one, this also involves Angus MacDonald, who with his father's death has become the head of the MacDonald clan. The story takes place in 1718, two years after Captured by a Highlander. After having been banished by his father for betraying the Butcher, a hero of Scotland and his best friend, Angus returns after he learns of his father's death to regain his family's castle, Kinloch, that was taken over by the Macwen clan with permission of the British Crown. Angus storms the gate, retakes Kinloch and declares he will have Gwendolen MacEwen, the daughter of the old laird, to wife to merge the clans. Initially Gwendolen fights the idea but then warms to the passions between them, and agrees to become his wife. Meanwhile, as the affection grows between Angus and Gwendolen, her brother Murdoch is still at large and is expected to attack any day and Angus' former lover, the "Oracle," arrives to foretell his death by hanging.

What I didn't like: 90% of this story takes place in Kinloch castle and most of that in one bedchamber (there's a fair amount of sex which actually got a bit boring by the end). While the uprising in 1715 was mentioned, it really was only as background. There wasn't much history in this historical, though the setting was the Highlands. The main characters engaged in too much inner angst for my taste, which led to long passages of narrative which I found provided no new information, and some of which I skipped (never a good sign). Lastly, some of the dialog seemed inane. I finished it but just barely. It was easy to put down. I am not recommending this one and not buying the third in the series when it comes out. I know MacLean can write well and some of the other reviewers have said her earlier works are among their favorites, but like another reviewer, I was disappointed with this one.
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