Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Book Review: Beyond the Highland Mist by Karen Marie Moning

Beyond the Highland Mist (Highlander, book 1) by Karen Marie Moning
  • Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Dell; Reissue edition (March 9, 1999)
Amazon Description:

He would sell his warrior soul to possess her. . . .

An alluring laird...

He was known throughout the kingdom as Hawk, legendary predator of the battlefield and the boudoir. No woman could refuse his touch, but no woman ever stirred his heart--until a vengeful fairy tumbled Adrienne de Simone out of modern-day Seattle and into medieval Scotland. Captive in a century not her own, entirely too bold, too outspoken, she was an irresistible challenge to the sixteenth-century rogue. Coerced into a marriage with Hawk, Adrienne vowed to keep him at arm's length--but his sweet seduction played havoc with her resolve.

A prisoner in time...

She had a perfect "no" on her perfect lips for the notorious laird, but Hawk swore she would whisper his name with desire, begging for the passion he longed to ignite within her. Not even the barriers of time and space would keep him from winning her love. Despite her uncertainty about following the promptings of her own passionate heart, Adrienne's reservations were no match for Hawk's determination to keep her by his side. . . .
************************

Beyond the Highland Mist involves a sexy man in a kilt, time travel, fae mischief, and romance...what more could a girl ask for? I do feel that some parts of the story were rushed but despite that I couldn't put the book down. The author has created characters that are easy to fall in love with and that is what truly makes this a great book. Hawk has a reputation as a sex god. He is gorgeous and that is the reason the fae mischief maker (Adam Black) chose Adrienne to be Hawk's bride. Why? Because she loathes gorgeous men. She fights her feeling for Hawk and even goes so far as to make him think she has a thing for the smithy. Hawk is determined to make her feel for him what he feels for her.

I was excited to read this since I love Karen Marie Moning's Fever series and had a feeling I would enjoy this one too. I can't compare it to the Fever series because that would be like comparing apples to oranges, but this book was a great start and I can't wait to read more.

4.5/5

CymLowell

2 comments:

Blodeuedd said...

I so wanna read these Mooning books since, well love time-travelling for starters ;)

cuidadocomodalmata said...

uuuh, me likes the cover... you're right, a girl wouldn't ask for more :D