Monday, June 2, 2014

Beyond the Highland Mist by Karen Marie Moning Review


Beyond the Highland Mist (Highlander, #1)



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. . . .

I used to run for the hills every time I hear the word historical. I don’t know why but I believe I tried reading a historical book in my dreams once and it probably slapped me. I was terrified of reading something out of my comfort zone. Lately, I’ve been more adventurous. Ha! It’s funny how I consider reading a historical book an adventure. No jumping out an airplane free falling for this girl. That’s not risky enough for me. Give me a good book and it’ll give me the thrill of a lifetime. You guys probably can relate to this, right? Well, this book was a trip and I enjoyed every single minute of it. 

I loved this book from page one. Adrienne was a fantastic character. I loved that she didn’t lose her mind once she found herself in a strange place surrounded by strangers. She adapted to her surroundings beautifully and that made for an amazing read. Also, Hawk was the perfect hero. He was a little intense for my taste, but I didn’t mind it that much. The chemistry between these too was amazing. I enjoyed how they were open to the impossible like the strangeness of time travel and magic. 

There was one character, though, that annoyed me a bit. Adam was like a little child that wanted something that he couldn’t have. I just wanted him gone. From what I've heard he’s in the other books of the series. Let’s hope he’s not as annoying in the other books as he is in this one. I loved the secondary characters so much. Hawk’s mom was the best. And the hot best friend (I don’t remember his  name) I wanted to slap  at some point in the book but then he redeemed himself. Sigh, this book, brought many emotions out of me. I like when books do that to me. 

Beyond the Highland Mist is one of those books you want everyone to read, I even almost told my weird neighbor about it, but he would probably think I’m a weirdo and we don’t want that. The plot, the romance, the characters all of that made this book a win. I hope you guys give a try!


20 comments:

  1. I have been so curious about this series because of the Fever series. I am so happy to see your 5 star rating!

    Fabulous review.

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  2. This book is new to me, but it sounds really good and I'm glad you loved it. I love it when I find a book I want to share with everyone!

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  3. Grimm! Grimm is the best friend, and he's also the MC in book 2 (one of my favorites in this series). YAY! I'm so glad you liked this one, and I completely understand, LOL. I think I had that same dream ;)

    Jessica @ Rabid Reads

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    1. Hahahaha! Thanks Jessica! I'm so lazy! I liked Grimm a lot but sometimes I just wanted to slap him a little bit. And thanks for recommending this one. I enjoyed it very much :)

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  4. I read this book while I was waiting for the fifth fever book and I enjoyed it very much. I need to continue with the series as well. I am glad to see that your stepping out of your comfort zone paid off. Have you read the fever series?

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    1. No, I haven't. I'm a little bit scared to start that series. But I heard so many great things about it. I definitely want to give it a try.

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  5. I didn't love this books, though I love KMM Fever series VERY much! But it has been a long time so my taste has changed and I might like it more now. :)

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    1. That happens to me too. I hope you like them better if you give them a second chances.

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  6. I'm not a big historical romance fan, but this one sounds really good-I think I'm going to add it to my TBR list.

    Just found your blog and I'm now following through bloglovin :)

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    1. It was such an easy read and that's what I've been needing lately. Thanks for following me :)

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  7. I've been meaning to read a Moning book for forever. I even have a couple. I've never even heard of this series before, but your five stars has me very interested. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You are welcome! I hope you like them!

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  8. Hahah I thought you were hilarious about your neighbour Bethzaida! I've heard great things about this series, even though I'm not a historical romance fan it still sounds good to me.

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  9. Ooooh! I need to read this. I'm not a historical fan, but I love Outlander so I'm always curious about other books with a similar theme - maybe this is the one to jump in and start wtih?

    -Jac @ Two Moms Reading

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  10. I really, really want to read this series cuz I <3 KMM's Fever books, and I'm sure these are equally as awesome, but in a completely different way. I just don't have time! *cries* One day...

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  11. I love anything KMM writes. I got hooked on a free podcast of Dark Fever. I've read/listened to all her Highlander series and the Fevers. Can't wait for the next one.

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  12. I've always been interested in this author because of her Fever series (which I STILL haven't read), so I'm happy to see this 5 star review. Glad you enjoyed it! :)

    Marianne @ Boricuan Bookworms.

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