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To Tame a Highland Warrior: Highlander, Book 2 | [Karen Marie Moning]

To Tame a Highland Warrior: Highlander, Book 2

He was born to a clan of warriors of supernatural strength, but Gavrael McIllioch abandoned his name and his Highland castle, determined to escape the dark fate of his ancestors. Hiding his identity from the relentless rival clan that hunted him, he called himself Grimm to protect the people he cared for, vowing never to acknowledge his love for ravishing Jillian St. Clair.
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Publisher's Summary

A woman's tender touch....

He was born to a clan of warriors of supernatural strength, but Gavrael McIllioch abandoned his name and his Highland castle, determined to escape the dark fate of his ancestors. Hiding his identity from the relentless rival clan that hunted him, he called himself Grimm to protect the people he cared for, vowing never to acknowledge his love for ravishing Jillian St. Clair.

Yet even from afar he watched over her, and when her father sent an urgent summons, "Come for Jillian," he raced to her side - into a competition to win her hand in marriage.

A warrior's steely heart....

Why had he run from her so many years before? And why return now to see her offered as a prize in her father's manipulative game? Furious, Jillian vowed never to wed. But Grimm was the man she loved, the one who urged her to marry another. He tried to pretend indifference as she tempted him, but he could not deny the fierce desires that compelled him to abduct her from the altar. She was the only woman who could tame the beast that raged within him - even as deadly enemies plotted to destroy them both.

Great Scot! Don't miss our other titles in the Highlander series.

©2007 Karen Marie Moning; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"Highly original...sensual, hard-to-put-down romance. Karen Marie Moning is destined to make her mark on the genre." (Romantic Times)
"A hauntingly beautiful love story....Karen Marie Moning gives us an emotional masterpiece that you will want to take out and read again and again." (Rendezvous)

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    Maria Somerset, NJ, United States 03-12-13
    Maria Somerset, NJ, United States 03-12-13 Member Since 2014
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    "I thought Book #1 was great - Book #2 beats it!!"
    What did you love best about To Tame a Highland Warrior?

    Book #1 doesn't hold a candle to Book #2 - I truly thought the book was fabulous - and I'm glad to see they got rid of the "tinny" spirit voices! Will be starting Book #3 - can't wait! It's the book you want to be TOTALLY alone with!!!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    GRIM!!!!!!!


    What does Phil Gigante bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    the brogue!!!!!!!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laughed and a few other things...


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda Northfield, MN, United States 10-13-12
    Amanda Northfield, MN, United States 10-13-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Really a fun book!"
    What made the experience of listening to To Tame a Highland Warrior the most enjoyable?

    I've listened to the whole series.


    What about Phil Gigante’s performance did you like?

    He does a fantastic job of performing all the different roles. He has a great voice.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laugh. It was great.


    Any additional comments?

    Worth every penny!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Bloomington, IN, United States 09-28-12
    Mary Bloomington, IN, United States 09-28-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Narrator makes the story come to life"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I really liked Adriana's housekeeper and wonder what happened to her. She was definitely a side character, but a very loyal friend of Adriana's as well.


    Have you listened to any of Phil Gigante’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Oh, yes. I really love Phil Gigante's narrations in these books, as well as the ones with Mack in them. He also narrates some of the Carpathian novels by Christine Feehan. I was not disappointed.


    Any additional comments?

    I have already downloaded the next book in the series. It will be fun to learn more about Grim.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cadmentr Beamsville, ON CA 08-23-12
    Cadmentr Beamsville, ON CA 08-23-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Magic, Scotland and a Hunky Hero"

    I wish I had started reading Ms. Moning's Highland series first but I started with her Fae series and then came back to this one, and am I glad I did.

    Picture the smooth Scottish brogue of Sean Connery, add some magic, and then a time travelling hero/heroine. Picture being read to by Sean Connery, if that doesn't spike your heart, and make it race, then you must be on your last legs.

    Phil Gigante SHINES as the narrator and has that same smooth as a glass of good Scotch
    whiskey voice that just makes you want to listen forever.

    I hope that Ms Moning is dreaming up some more Highland Warriors and a few more Fae for a new series!!! I'll listen for sure.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lee Seymour, WI, United States 04-15-10
    Lee Seymour, WI, United States 04-15-10 Member Since 2009
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    "My-Oh-My!"

    This is one of the best of the series. Steamy scenes and good story. No whiney/helpless/stupid lead female character.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Heather Forest Hill, MD, United States 06-19-08
    Heather Forest Hill, MD, United States 06-19-08 Member Since 2005
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    "I loved this book"

    this was so much fun to have on my eye pod while doing things around the house start with the first they build on one another although each one is good on its own have a fun read

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Kathy United States 07-15-08
    Kathy United States 07-15-08
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    "Not my kind of Highlander, I guess"

    This is the second Moning book I've tried and I've decided her stories just aren't for me.
    The characters take forever to make a decision -- one you KNOW their going to make. The back story seems to be late in adding to the mix -- and that's the only fun part of the book.
    The narrator's female voices had the same affect as fingernails on a blackboard. They were all high pitched, whiney, shrill, near hysterical and well, just annoying.
    I love stories about Highlanders but not the Moning /Gigante style.

    7 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    1-Click Junkie United States 05-06-15
    1-Click Junkie United States 05-06-15 Member Since 2008

    My reviews are my personal feelings-just the need to rant or ooze after listening & to remind me what I felt if I want to listen again.

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    "Enjoying this series!"
    Any additional comments?

    Narration - Phil Gigante - pretty good
    Phil does a good job, just doesn't do females that well. He's a guy trying to do a girls voice - a little too falsetto.

    I enjoyed the book. It's kind of light hearted with a little danger and angst thrown in.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    KaraK 05-05-15
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    First, I think there should have been a real love story between them prior, not her loving him and him being mean to her all those years. I was thinking it would have been much hotter had they had a better history. Second, the ending was terrible! So cheesy! I was so bummed by the ending, all the lead up and to end like it did was a huge disappointment!


    What was most disappointing about Karen Marie Moning’s story?

    I was bugged by the storyline... They have a history of her loving him and him being mean to her, with one kiss between them.... it wasn't enough to make such an intense love story. I think they should have had a great love before, then he should have left leaving her terribly heart broken from having given her whole heart to someone who had promised her his. I can see how she would be so angered by him and have so much passion about him had they had a better history. However, I think the way it was written left me thinking something wasn't being said, I couldn't figure out why she was so angry with him. Plus...the ending! You go through this journey with her and him and then BAM....So lame! Had it been an actual book and not my kindle I would have thrown it across the room! SO ANNOYED!


    What does Phil Gigante bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    A sexy man voice, his girl voice isn't the best.


    What character would you cut from To Tame a Highland Warrior?

    It wasn't the characters, it was the storyline that I didn't like.


    Any additional comments?

    It has some heat and sizzle, but didn't knock my socks off.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Marilynn L Montclair New jersey 04-12-15
    Marilynn L Montclair New jersey 04-12-15 Member Since 2013

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    "its all in good fun"
    Where does To Tame a Highland Warrior rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The first book reviewer of the series doesn't get it. Mixing 20th century words and metaphors are normal for these books. it makes me laugh..Just go with the flow. They are fun and sexy. While I work at home on my computer, I get lost in the romance of the period . All male narrators do female voices or female narrators do male voices. it works fine.I think Phil Gigante’s voice is sensual. 5 stars for me!


    What other book might you compare To Tame a Highland Warrior to and why?

    yes


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    nope..he is fantastic


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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