Beyond the Highland Mist (Highlander, Book 1) [Karen Marie Moning] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. He would sell his warrior soul to. Beyond the Highland Mist could have been a good read, but instead is debuting author Karen Marie Moning serves up a overly-strong stew. Beyond the Highland Mist. Karen Marie Moning, Author Dell Publishing Company $ (p) ISBN

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Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. He would sell his warrior soul to possess her 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, He would sell his warrior soul to possess her 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 Mass Market Paperbackpages.

Published May 29th by Dell first published March 9th ScotlandSeattle, WashingtonUnited States. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Beyond the Highland Mistplease sign up. Is this anything like the Outlander series? Lucinda S Not even near the quality of writing, story line and character development that Outlander has. Not even in the same ballpark. Is this a series that needs to be read in order?

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Jen You don’t have to read the first 2 to read msit next 4 but it helps build some of the characters. See all 4 questions about Beyond the Highland Mist…. Lists with This Book. Beyond the Highland Mist is my first read by this author, and not a bad start to the Highland series, though only loosely tied to it. Just Beyond the Highland Mist is my first read by this author, and not a bad start to the Highland series, though only loosely tied to it.

Just stating the facts. Hawk has all the characteristics of an amazing hero, and Moinng adored him! No, and by the end of the story I wanted to shoot him and end my own misery.

What prompted my hlghland with charactercide? I found very little about her to be appealing, and by the end of the story there was really nothing she could have done to redeem herself enough to be deserving of Hawk. Again, this book is not necessary to the ongoing storyline of the series.


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Apr 14, Emily May rated it liked it Shelves: I actually enjoyed reading the majority of this novel and I also wouldn’t mind checking out Moning’s other Highland novels as I’ve heard this is the least popular of the series. It suffered somewhat from the inevitable comparisons that I simply had to make to the Fever seriesit was nothing like those and I’m starting to believe nothing ever 3. It suffered somewhat from the inevitable comparisons that I simply had to make to the Fever seriesit was nothing like those and I’m starting to believe nothing ever will be.

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But my first impressions of the novel were good, I found it to be a kind of fae version of Outlanderwhere the female protagonist ends up time-travelling several centuries back into a Scotland complete with kilted men, feudalism and sexism. There she is forced to marry a Scot who she grows to love against the odds – yeah, definitely sounds very Gabaldon-ish, minus about pages. This Scot is a 16th century manwhore, to put it plainly, ‘womaniser’ is too kind a word for him; and he naturally falls for the spirited, independent 20th century woman who refuses his advances.

This book did have a heavier focus on the romance than her other series did, but it wasn’t unexpected and the romance worked for the most part. I lost confidence in Hawk the hero of the novel somewhere in the middle but he managed to win it back again towards the end. But I will whine about what I didn’t like – this is my review after all – and say that his behaviour during his own insecurities was ridiculous.

In pretty much every romance story you will find at some point that one or both parties will experience an element of self-doubt relating to their partner. It comes with the genre. When the so-called ‘hero’ does that I don’t find it attractive I simply think something along the lines of “pathetic, desperate control-freak”.

Not sexy, not good at all. I am relieved that these tricks didn’t work and Hawk felt bad about them afterwards, and he got better as the novel went on. Though, I still have problems accepting how most of their attraction to one another was based on beauty; for me, if an author creates a hero well enough I will fall for them just as much as the heroine in the story but, seeing as aesthetically a book leaves something to be desired, looks are one of the least important things!

Take V’lane from the Fever serieshe could never compare to Barrons because he was little more than a pretty face I’m sure these men are orgasms for the eyes but I’m reading a sodding book so it’s not really working for me.

Give me personality please. And let’s not forget the sheer hilarity of some phrases from the book. If they had been said in jest then I would have applauded: Or perhaps I might reshape my steel lance in the heat of your forge, milady? Don’t be put off, seriously it’s quite enjoyable in a way that makes you feel dirty for enjoying it, haha. Yeah, I will read more, for smut and laughs if nothing else: View all 15 comments.


Jan 27, Kat rated it it was ok Shelves: What will be your reason for picking this one up? If it’s anything like: That hot, carnal, cantankerous badass So why not try KMM’s other series? Beyond the Highland Mist is nothing like the Fever series. Evidence to substantiate this bold statement you ask? Open and warm and inviting, saying, fill me with laughing babies and love. All was in readiness, the nursery was merely biding time – until the right woman would come along and breathe into it the sparkling life of children’s songs and dreams and hopes.

I occasionally love to indulge in the guilty pleasure of finding out how the heap of misunderstandings will miraculously lead to THE deflowering scene. It’s always exciting to find out whether: At which point the hero and I will both gasp and, while the hero bravely thrusts on, I cry out in wonder: In such a strange location?

Has it travelled upwards in a “You shall not pass, Flame of Udun! Anyway, Beyond the Highland Mist is not the best that the genre has to offer. I vaguely expected something different from the usual fluff.

Especially since I know how KMM can write ridiculously hot and intense scenes. What’s interesting is that she experiments with the fae realm, so you get to see a little of the creative process that ultimately led to the successful Fever series. But in this novel, that experiment is merely distracting.

The story-line itself follows a bumpy road and brings us to a corny deflowering scene. One that goes cringe-worthily wrong three to four times due to various bizarre reasons view spoiler [ it’s a romance novel, darn it!

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I don’t want karfn read about my hero coming too early and running away ashamed! The characters just aren’t that incredible either. The hero simply purrs to much. And I’m just not a fan of continuously purring men. As a female, yes. And after several attempts at murdering her had failed. So she must’ve had a damn good reason for wanting to swap the late nineties for the ‘comforting safety’ of right? In the ‘s, my God, people were just out of control!

They’ve all got cell phones stuck to their ears and yet I’ve never seen such distance between people trying so hard to be imst. And just the day before I left you should have seen the headlines in the papers. A boy strangled a little girl when she wouldn’t tye off the phone and let him use it. Oh, I was thinking bitter thoughts of that time and comparing it to my new home and home was definitely winning! Book 4 was actually remarkably good.

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