Beyond The Highland Mist by Karen Marie Moning| Review

Beyond The Highland MistSynopsis:

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. . . .

About the Author:

Karen Marie Moning is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the sizzling Urban Fantasy FEVER Novels set in Dublin, featuring MacKayla Lane and Jericho Barrons, and the paranormal romance HIGHLANDER Series, with fifteen books in print in thirty-six countries.

She is a winner of the prestigious Romance Writers of America RITA award, and multiple RITA nominee. She graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Society & Law.

My Review: Three Heart Rating

Hmmm…What to say, what to say?…..

Moning is a spectacular author, having published the ever-popular Fever series; yet I couldn’t seem to click with this one. It just seemed so…cheesy (yes, very imaginative with a word there Heather).

love a good highlander story. Outlander, anyone? Yeah…that’s coming back in April! *squeal* So when I picked this up I was really excited. It’s blurb reminded me a lot of Outlander as well.

I’m actually pretty surprised with how much I didn’t like this book. I’m only giving it 3/4 (on my rating scale) instead of a 2/4 because Moning really does write well. Her grammar is great, the pace of the story-line, her ability to create fantastical worlds. Not to mention her way of weaving words together into an almost poetry. For example:

He stepped into the morning feeling more alive than he’d felt in months. Hold fast and believe in me, love, he whispered across the centuries.

Because love and belief were serious magic in and of themselves.

Isn’t that just beautiful?

But this book…*groan* I just hated the characters.

So Hawk is this amazingly hot highland laird, that everyone seems to want to put their hands on. All the women love him, he’s hung like a horse, and a man-whore to top it all off. He’s so beautiful, that the fairies become jealous and hate him. Sound cheesy to you yet?

One of these fairies decide, hey…let’s bring a person from the future (because women in the future are more stubborn) and make her give Hawk a real hard time. And boy does she! Don’t get me wrong, the banter back and forth between Hawk and Adrienne was pretty freaking hilarious. I loved how Adrienne really stood her ground, but at some point it really started getting annoying.

They had great chemistry, sure; but the way this story worked was just completely unbelievable. Who in the world just accepts that she’s from the future? And then the fairies *Shaking My Head* I’m not even going to get into their part of the story because it’ll give too much away.

And then there’s the sex. *awkward pause* Okay, I’m just going to say that I was absolutely astounded that it went the way it did. And I’m going to stop there… Because it’ll give it away. *sigh*

If you are a big Moning fan, just expect that this book doesn’t fit the bar that has been erected of her writing. I’ve heard that the rest of the Highland Series is amazing, but I don’t think I’m going to continue on with it because I just couldn’t get into this one.

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