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Publisher's Summary

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 16th-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.

Great Scot! Don't miss our other titles in the Highlander series.
©2007 Karen Marie Moning (P)2007 Brilliance Audio

Critic Reviews

"Phil Gigante's handling of the prose in Moning's clever paranormal romance is smooth and engaging, but it is his character voicings that truly make this recording one to remember." ( AudioFile)

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it was OK but not great

I got this one on sale so I have to say it was worth what I paid....which wasn't much. I really did like a lot of this book but the whole fairy aspect didn't work for me. The way the fairy manipulates the fate of the lead characters is annoying and a bit strange. The narrator (who is one of my favorite narrators) falls short with this one. Most of his voices were good....some were just plain weird.

I liked the story enough to listen to the second book in the series if it goes on sale. I hope the rest of the series is better because I love highlander stories. 😀

15 of 16 people found this review helpful

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If you loved Gabaldon's Outlander... skip this.

I wanted to like this book, as I have loved Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series (and have reread them over and over) But, this was such a ridiclous book. Over the top corny, predicable cheap thrill romance. I was hugely diapponited.

82 of 99 people found this review helpful

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  • benoibe
  • New Orleans, LA, United States
  • 11-04-11

I'm so in love and I'm SO moving to Scotland!

This is great. Morning doesn't keep the angst going too long like she does in fever. This is a fantastic story. Already having read Fever series, I am thrilled by the mention of the Fae, and the King! And Adam...
Wishing on a star for Hawk. Take me to 16th century any day, I'm from new Orleans!

:) love this book. Not disappointed. I can see why fans who read these first would have trouble getting used to Fever. But we all get addicted in the end....

I' was so addicted to JZB from Fever, I had last book depression... Highlander has made me forget the dear beast, and I'm all about a man in a kilt!!!

As for anyone writing bad things on the narrator, I do not understand! Phil Gigante is the voice of gods. He is so shockingly good in last two fever books, I am sorry he didn't read it all.
This is his first romance novel. Give him a chance!! This man is Jericho Barrons for godsake. ;)

33 of 40 people found this review helpful

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Bad story, terrific narration!

It's a silly, typical bodice ripper, badly written - laughable actually - with EXCELLENT narration and production value! Phil Gigante talking in Scottish brogue is amazing! Pity about the actual STORY! LOL

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Loved It!!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, which probably means I'm a hopeless romantic. Well so be it, there are worse things. I didn't find the book as predictable as others and loved the ending. Were the characters complex, not really, but they weren't one dimensional either. The author could have improved the motivational fear of the heorine better, and in the end had the hero be a bit more agonized for the right reasons, but she played with male insecurity and ego extremely well. Overall, I would recommend the book and I'm purchasing the next in the series hoping its as good as this one.

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Awesome

Love this story stayed up all night listening to it. Still a wonderful tale of love and Fae whether read or listened to. Thank you

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Meh...

I wasn't digging the narrator too much (he sounded too much like A Christmas Story narrator) so it was hard for me to get over that. Plus, doing the woman's voices was just awkward.

In regards to the storyline, the time travel aspect of this book is a bit silly. Just my opinion.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Narration ruins this book

It is hard to say if I would have enjoyed this book with a different narrator. This guy is absolutey terrible. His female voice for Adrienne is AWFUL. It is whiny and definately does not depict the supposed "strong woman of the 20th centurye". I am through part 1 and suffering the rest. I had high hopes for this series and I only hope the next books narrator does a much better job.

10 of 13 people found this review helpful

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  • JS
  • Tucson, AZ, United States
  • 10-06-13

Not the best of the series, but more-than-decent.

While this isn't the best of Moning's Highlander series, it's a more-than-decent start.I've certainly found Moning to be the best of the Highlander genre.

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  • Rita
  • Big Lake, AK, United States
  • 03-16-09

Boring

I had hoped there would be a great story line that went with this romance, however, most of this was the he wants her, she wants him but won't say so, back and forth. There was no mystery, no intrigue, it was boring. Even the so called romance was boring. I listened because I paid for it. I can't say anything about her other series, but this one is not worth it.

9 of 12 people found this review helpful