Saturday, June 4, 2011

Review: The Highlander's Touch (Highlander #3) by Karen Marie Moning

Synopsis (Goodreads):
A Warrior Of Immortal Powers

He was a mighty Scottish warrior who lived in a world bound by ancient laws and timeless magic. But no immortal powers could prepare the laird of Castle Brodie for the lovely accursed lass who stood before him. A terrible trick of fate had sent her 700 years back in time and into his private chamber to tempt him with her beauty—and seduce him with a desire he could never fulfill. For this woman he burned to possess was also the woman he had foresworn to destroy.

A Woman Caught In The Mists Of Time

When Lisa felt the earth move under her feet, the fiercely independent 21st-century woman never dreamed she was falling...into another century. But the powerful, naked warrior who stood glaring down at her was only too real...and too dangerously arousing. Irresistibly handsome he might be, but Lisa had no intention of remaining in this savage land torn by treachery and war. How could she know that her seductive captor had other plans for her...plans that would save her from a tragic fate? Or that this man who had long ago forsaken love would defy time itself to claim her for his own....
My Thoughts:  Highlanders!  <--excitement.  I go through phases where I glut myself on books involving specific character types (ask me about my minor obsession with pirates.  No, really.  Ask.  I'll tell you about the horrors of scurvy and how I find men who rarely bathe attractive.  Which is just wrong, mind you, because I like my boys to smell nice.) and my current fascination seems to be with Highlanders.  I thought I would dig the time travel aspects more (because time travel is cool) but it's turned out that it's the Highlanders that are doing it for me.

Who knew?!?!

Enough babbling about Highlanders and their kilts.  So.  In the grand scheme of things, I liked Book 2 better.  Grimm and Jillian were so fabulous together.  Oh, who am I kidding, I'm all smitten with Grimm and his tortured past.  That said, I really enjoyed Circenn and Lisa's story, it just didn't hit me quite as hard as the previous book.  I loved how Circenn's rules all flew out the window as soon as he met Lisa.  I liked many of the twists.  I loved Adam and his wily ways.  I wasn't thrilled with the happily tied up ending, but I thought it worked well enough.  Does that even make sense?  It was okay.  It worked for the story.  I would have loved a little less perfection, but I'm content with what I got.

Another fun and solid entry in the series.  I was glancing at the synopses for the rest of the books in the series and I have to admit to being very excited about who our main characters are.  *thumbs up*

Other reviews in this series:
Book 1: Beyond the Highland Mist
Book 2: To Tame a Highland Warrior

More books by Karen Marie Moning

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


  1. I loved Grimm in book 2. I started reading this book but put it down. Maybe it was too soon after Grimms book, since I loved him so much. Maybe one day I'll pick it back up but it didnt grab me like the others did. Wait until you get the McKelters! Yummy!

  2. Love this series! Keep reading. It gets so much better.