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.
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"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)
I wish I hadn't bought two of these because I just can't get by the first couple hours of the first one. The writing is hackneyed, overblown, and repetitive. Some of the language seems too modern to be from an era as long ago as this supposedly was. The characters do not engage the reader/listener enough to care what happens to them or in the story. I found myself drifting away and when I started listening again found I hadn't missed anything. Not a good sign! The narrator did his best with this unengaging story, but his attempt at a Scottish accent fell short of anything I've heard in all the parts of Scotland I've visited. Suggestion to Audible--use British readers for books set in the British Isles--please.
On a positive note, this is the first of many books I've purchased from Audible that I have not enjoyed a great deal.
I'm new to this genre and I really enjoy this series of books. The artist has a wonderful voice. While I was a bit unnerved at first, I've come to really enjoy his vocal depth.
I liked the first book in this series, but this one was painful to listen to because of the story. It had great potential with the general idea, but the execution was lame. The narrator was good, he just didn't have adequate material to work with.
I am never disappointed with any of KMM's work! Story great, amazing characters! This book will capture your attention and keep it!
My reading and listening tastes are eclectic.
I liked the story and the performance. The characters are a little too "modern" for the 16 century, but it was still a great listen!
I am married with a teenage son and run my own business. As I am visually impaired, audio books are my life.
I enjoyed the narration and the story line. It got you into the story even though it's a predictable story and it was well put together.
I'm a fantasy book hoarder!! :-) I am a mother of two small beautful childeren and my books are my way of getting away for a little break!!!
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE HER BOOK. THEY ARE ROMANTIC AND SWEET GREAT LOVE STORYS. HER BOOKS ARE VERY DETAILED I LOVE THE WAY SHE DECRIBES THE SENSES, SMELLS, AND THE LANDSCAPE ITS JUST BEAUTFUL IT LIKE IM THERE IN THAT WORLD. THE NARRATOR IS GREAT FIT FOR THESE BOOKS. HE DOES A REALLY GOOD JOB. I THINK I LIKE THIS ONE JUST LITTLE MORE THAN THE FRIST ONE. GRIMM IS MY KIND OF MAN!! YUMMY!! HIS BRIDE JILLIAN I LOVE HOW SHE DOESNT GIVE UP ON HIM!!! IN ALL IT IS A GREAT BOOK WORTH EVERY PENNY!!
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Well, once again Moning swipe me off of my feet with one more of her love stories! Some might say, it's repetitive...the same thing over and over in all the books. However, isn't it how life is? Just a biggo routine! I loved how she intertwined the characters from the first one "Highland mist"; I loved how the heroine already had feelings for him, and no matter what, she was ready to have his back! And her love brough emotional healing to his turmoiled heart, even though, he's this huge mighty warrior, he succumbes to her :)
I read in some other review, that the reviewer didn't like the fact that she though Grimm and Hawke were supposed to be best friends... etc etc... and she didn't see this on the second book.
They were/are best friends! The book starts with them together, and Grimm only leaves to go after Jillian. After all is set and done, Grimm, now accepting who and what he is, calling himself Gavriel, returns to Hawke's place to wed Jillian up there. IF THIS is NOT friendship then I don't know what is LOL Now, in the middle of the story, there's quite a few mention of this other lad (whom I can't recall the name now) who used to be Grimm's best friend when they were teens... like 15 years ago, before he fled his dad's lair.
Anyhow... great all in all! I recommend! And I can only hope that she will continue to cross her books and stories in the series :)
I read all of Karen Moning's Fever series which I loved until the end, I especially was disappointed with the last book. But, that's another review. I love this author. Highlander II is light easy listening, is part of a larger story and builds on Highlander I in small part and i'm eager to find out what will happen next. I've never read a harlequin novel - though I imagine this is Scottish fable meets harlequin. The steamy scenes were tame and cliche and there are several throughout the story. It is suspenseful in parts and I couldn't wait to find out what would happen next!!! The characters are charismatic. The messages are positive about love and family and values. Highlander I was enjoyable yet seemed a bit silly and just wasn't hooked. I'm going to get the third one right away!
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