Thursday, April 14, 2011

Review: Beyond the Highland Mist (Highlander #1) by Karen Marie Moning

Synopsis (Goodreads):
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....
My Thoughts: Okay.  I was introduced to Karen Marie Moning's writing through her Fever series and while this is worlds apart from that gorgeous, wild ride, it was still extremely satisfying.  I like time travel romances.  I like Highlanders (see how far I'm willing to go to scientifically explore if Highlanders can swing their swords as well as I think they can!).  I like Fae.  I like bold modern women who manage to persevere despite all the challenges thrown at them.  I also like big, muscular, brawny, handsome men.  THIS BOOK HAS GIVEN ME EVERYTHING I WANTED AND MORE!

I loved Hawk.  Loved him.  The guy could have been a shallow, conceited ass and instead he turns out to be a tragic, noble, downright AWESOME guy.  He's the kind of guy I'd travel through time for.  I'd give up flushable toilets and my ipod and the internet for him.  I would.  That's a level of awesome that you don't often see.

So, yeah.  I loved the book.  I loved Adrienne.  I loved Hawk.  I liked all the sneakiness of the Fae and the delectableness that was Adam Black.  The total upside to this book (besides how much I like it) is that I have all the rest of the books in this series to look forward to.  Delicious.

More books by Karen Marie Moning

Reading challenges: The E-book Challenge, The Paranormal Romance Challenge, The Morbid Romantica Challenge


  1. This was my least favorite of all KMM's Highlander books. I really didn't like the whole "seeling" comparison. But I did like the series... especially by the time I got to Kiss of the Highlander.

  2. Jen: So you're saying the books get better? AWESOME!