Monday, 10 June 2013

Review: Beyond the Highland Mist by Karen Marie Moning

Beyond the Highland Mist
Series:  Highlander #1
Author: Karen Marie Moning
Publisher: Dell
Genre:  Romance, Historical, Paranormal
Release Date:  March 9th 1999
Pages:  309
Format: ebook
Source: Borrowed from Library
View/Purchase:  Goodreads, Chapters/, Amazon, B&N, The Book Depository

Reason chosen:  

Because I have a thing for Highlanders.

Summary taken from Goodreads:

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. . . .


Oh Highlanders. What can really be said about them? Other than they are awesome. Sometimes I truly wish I could live in the time of highlanders. *Sigh. 
This book reminded me a lot of the Daughter of Glen series by Melissa Mayhue expect the Fae were not so much in this series. Oh no, the Fae are being mischevious and trying to punish a man who they believe bedded their queen. Hawk is a living legend and no woman has ever denied him, so the Fae find the one woman who will and it drives him crazy. It drove me crazy too because I really enjoyed her putting him down, however ever after a certain amount of time I was hoping that she would just start saying yes. But, there is a lot of background info for Adrienne and we really do understand why she is the way she is, and why she hates beautiful men. The plot has my toes curling and my mind filled with angst as I read through it. There was even a chapter that was pretty dark and I was worried the book was taking a turn I had no expected, but luckily that was not the case and I got more than my fill of breath-taking romance.


Hawk--Cocky, but a nice guy.

Adrienne--Determined to not make the same mistakes she did before.

Grimm--There is more of him to come. He’s loyal to his friends, but I know there is more in his past


There was a part that was a little dark, and there were also moments that were a little slow.

Overall (Writing style, story line, and general):

Overall the writing was pretty easy to follow. The story was interesting, and the characters were definitely different from other highlander novels that I’ve read. My toes curled, and my heart raced. This is a series I am more than likely to come back to.

Next in the Series:

Viewer Type Recommendation:

If you are a lover of historical romance and/or highlanders than this is the book for you.

If you liked this you'll probably love:

McCabe Trilogy and The Montgomery and Armstrongs series by Maya Banks. Devil of the Highlands by Lynsay Sands, Charming the Highlander by Janet Chapman, The Chief by Monica McCarty, Highlander’s Reward by Eliza Knight, Wallbanger by Alice Clayton, Wife for Hire by Christine Bell, An Everlasting Bite by Stacey Kennedy, Marriage toa Billionaire series by Jennifer Probst, Ugly Duckling Series by Manda Collins, Daughter of Glen series by Melissa Mayhue

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