I am a reader and a Librarian--Personally I find all of Karen Marie Monings books an escape that I look forward to reading. I fly through each book only wishing it wouldn't end. Her books have a balance of plot, character development, adventure, action, and sex to keep you interested and wanting more. Excellent!
I've listened to the Highlander series up from 1-4. So far this is my absolute favorite. I love the way it ended. Though I do agree with another reviewer when they said the MC needed more reactions to the 21st century. An epilogue showing us one year later would have been the perfect wrapper for this.
I love this author's stories. I am never disappointed. I have mixed feelings about the narrator. Phil Giganti does great with narration and male voices, but his female characters are hard to listen to.
Even for the soft-porn "romance" genre, this book insults one's intelligence. The heroine, Gwen, is supposed to be this scientific genius who suffers from inner angst over her dysfunctional relationship with her now-deceased parents, coupled with her lack of success in losing her virginity by the age of 20-something, but she comes across as whiny and airheaded. It doesn't help that the reader reads Gwen's lines in a whiny voice. The virile 16th-Century Highlander is kind of a kick, but all in all, the book was silly enough that the torrid love-making scenes failed to make up for the rest of it.
Great book. I love the highlander books. However book three bored the heck out ofme. Blonde Virgins lusting after these scottish alpha males gets old. I loved one and two, but didn't finish 3. This one is fun and sexy and sets the stage for the next two, which are awesome!
So far 1, 2 and 5 are my favorite of this highlander series. Moning changes her style a bit and opens a fantastic world of fantasy in this series.
Setting the stage for the fever series (which I read first and became unbelievably addicted).
Keep reading. If you've gotten to this book, it's all uphill from here.