Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Book Review: To Tame a Highland Warrior by Karen Marie Moning

To Tame a Highland Warrior (Highlander, Book 2) by Karen Marie Moning
  • Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Dell (December 1, 1999)
Amazon Description:

Only her love could gentle his savage soul--

He was born to a clan of warriors of supernatural strength, but Gavrael McIllioch abandoned his name and his Highland castle, determined to escape the dark fate of his ancestors. Hiding his identity from the relentless rival clan that hunted him, he called himself Grimm to protect the people he cared for, vowing never to acknowledge his love for ravishing Jillian St. Clair. Yet even from afar he watched over her, and when her father sent an urgent summons, "Come for Jillian," he raced to her side--into a competition to win her hand in marriage.

Why had he run from her so many years before? And why return now to see her offered as a prize in her father's manipulative game? Furious, Jillian vowed never to wed. But Grimm was the man she loved, the one who urged her to marry another. He tried to pretend indifference as she tempted him, but he could not deny the fierce desires that compelled him to abduct her from the altar. She was the only woman who could tame the beast that raged within him--even as deadly enemies plotted to destroy them both....

I actually enjoyed this book a little more than the first in the series. In this book we find out Grimm's true nature that he has hidden from almost everyone...he is a Beserker. He gets a letter calling him to a place from his past and a women who loves him. The relationship between Grimm and Jillian is pretty intense. I think that most women in Jillian's position would have given up on Grimm a long time ago, especially with the way he treated her, but I suppose love perseveres. Grimm's past before he even came into Jillian's life is extremely interesting and I wish in the end when he faces his past that there was an even more in-depth look into it with more details. I'm hoping that Grimm will appear in other books in the series because I would love to see how his life progresses. There is a little glimpse of Hawk and Adrienne in this story which was nice. I enjoyed To Tame a Highland Warrior and read it in no time because I didn't want to put it down. I look forward to reading the next book!


1 comment:

Black Disaster Fairy said...

Someone else recommended these books to me. It sounds like it gets better with each book. Of course, assuming the 3rd is better then the second. :)

I found you through the Ulitamate Reviewers Challenge.