Book Reviews of To Tame a Highland Warrior (Highlander, Bk 2)

To Tame a Highland Warrior (Highlander, Bk 2)
To Tame a Highland Warrior - Highlander, Bk 2
Author: Karen Marie Moning
ISBN-13: 9780440242178
ISBN-10: 0440242177
Publication Date: 6/1/2004
Pages: 416
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 193 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Paperback
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The Highlander Series
1. Beyond the Highland Mist (1999)
2. To Tame a Highland Warrior (1999)
3. The Highlander's Touch (2000)
4. Kiss of the Highlander (2001)
5. The Dark Highlander (2002)
6. The Immortal Highlander (2004)
7. Spell of the Highlander (2005)
8. Into the dreaming (was originally part of the tapestry anthology)
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This is the second book in the Highlander series. The story of Grimm and Jillian. Grimm we first meet in Beyond the Highland Mist, where he has a minor roll. Here we learn Grimm's story. Grimm is a Berserker, a race of legenday Scottish warriors. Not understanding what he is, and believing it will lead him to madness and possibly murder Grimm spends years running from himself and a clan, the McKanes, that has vowed to hunt and destroy the line of warriors. Enter Jillian, Grimm's true mate. He however is afraid he will bring her nothing but pain and death and pushes her away at every opportunity. The first half of the book is simply Grimm's struggle with accepting who he is and Jillian's love.

It wasn't my favorite of the series. It was good, but probably the least exciting. I still recommend this book because it is just as vital to read if you plan on catching the entire series. She has a fabulous way of combining celtic mysticism and historical romance without feeling forced. This is a wonderful series.
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This is my favorite book of ALL time. Karen Marie Moning outdid herself in this book, showing Grimm to have this beautiful longing for a woman he's known his entire life. The sexual tension between these two is thick enough to slice glass! :)
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I think these Highlander books start off very slowly. They all have a similar theme, the man (or woman) has some secret that he/she thinks is unworthy of the other's love. Always underestimating their bond to each other. However, I really want to know the full fae story to see how it relates to the Fever series, because I read that first. The end is always good and the book is quite steamy.
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Not much of a plot and a lot of similar scenes repeated for the first 200 pages: Gorgeous man with terrible secret thinks he's not good enough for amazingly beautiful and rich nobleman's daughter. Keeps pushing her away. Lots of physical descriptions and plenty of passionate scenes. The Celtic and Viking legends are interesting and Moning can tell a good story, but this one didn't hold my interest. I started this series with The Dark Highlander and it's still my favorite of the bunch.
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I liked this book a lot. I liked it better than the first book in the series. It was a quick, entertaining read.
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love all her books!
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Enjoyed this book - not as much as the first one (Beyond the Highland Mist) - but still a good story.
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First book of Karen Marie Moning that I've read and really liked it. Looking forward to reading more by this author!
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When Jillian, a 21 year old woman bent remaining single finds three eligable and handsome gentleman in her home, she doesn't know what to think, especially since one of them is a man she's sworn never to forgive. Grimm has never been able to push the spunky and beautiful Jillian out of his mind, and now that her father has summoned him to seduce her, he's torn between duty to himself and duty to his heart.
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Love it!! Totally predictable (follows the classic storyline) but really well done!
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to escape his dark fate, Gavrael McIllioch abandoned his name and Highland castle. Knowing his love for Jillian St. Clair could never be acknowleged, he still races to her side when her father send him the message "Come for Jillian."
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Romance, very descriptive sexual scenes. Verra nice scottish highlanders, fae, set in the 1500's. My favorite so far of the Moning Highlander books.
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Very good read. I finished it in 1 day. That's how good it was. Loved it. A little erotic, which is always nice.
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Love this one!
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Loved this book. It's the story of Grimm who is introduced in "Beyond the Highland Mist." He is an honorable and fierce warrior who happens to be a Berserker. He is summoned by Gibraltar St. Clair to "come for Jillian". As he owes much to the St Clair he leaves at once. Jillian is the St Clair's daughter who discovered Grimm as a wild dirty boy when he was 14 and she was younger. They are in love with each other but that love is undeclared. There are three warriors who are competing for Jillian's hand in marriage. Grim feels he is not worthy of her and encourages her to marry one of the other two suiters. The ending of this book ties up lots of misconceptions held by Grimm towards his father. The whole series is worth reading.
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Another wonderful book by this author!
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yahoo! sexy, wild...gotta love those highlander fellas....
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A little slow to get started. It was hard to like "Jillian" at first. "Quinn was a gem of a character, but "Grimm" lacked depth. There was an interesting twist toward the end however.
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The second book in the Highlander series. Just finished it last night. It was quite good. I think I liked the first one better. Grimm is a wonderful character. I enjoyed is self struggle to come to terms with what he is and how he views himself. I thought the last third of the book really picked up actionwise. Enjoy it is good, quick read.
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Wonderful book I couldn't put it down. I can't wait to read the rest of the series. I love it when characters from previous books are included in the storyline. Just because it's a new story doesn't mean you've forgotten about the characters.
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I loved it. Great detail. Ms. Moning rocks!!
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For a romance I was shocked. It's kind of like a mushy book with a little darkness, aot of love, supernatural happenings, true love and some SERIOUS crushing.
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good story, not my favorite of the highlanders, but still better than average
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Every bit as good as the first! :)
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This is only the second historic romance I have ever read. Even though the book description was super cheesy, it actually wasn't bad. It read like any other romance novel with a slight variation on speech on some vocabulary.

Grim was a nice solid alpha male, brooding and all. He could be a bit of a whiner but somehow he still came off as pretty sexy. It was probably due to his interactions with all the side characters. Their teasing added to Grim's character. I really liked the friendship between Quinn and Grim. Jillian was pretty spirited which made it fun. I was expecting to see more of an ice-princess act and was glad we didn't. The banter between Grim and Jillian was entertaining. I would have loved to read more about how Jillian's parents got together.

It was a quick, fast read with a predictable but interesting plot. Of course I'm sure historians everywhere are rolling in their graves due to all the inaccuracy (clothing, looks, etc...), but if you aren't picky on that it was an enjoyable book.
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I really enjoyed this book. Great story...
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Loved every minute of it!
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I like this book better than the first one. Fun read! If the first one doesn't hook you keep reading!
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Another good book in a good series.
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Great series! Loved it!
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5 STARS. This is a fantastic book by Moning.
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a womans tender touch is no match for a warriors steely heart. only her love could gentle his savage soul
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Loved it! All's well that ends well.
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good read for those romance buffs with highland warrior time travel
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Excellent historical romance.
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Excellent. Started out slow, but picked up speed rapidly. Can't wait to read more of this series.
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Medieval Scottish romance - Gavrael McIllioch goes by the name of Grimm to protect himself & watch over his people. He loves Jillian St. Claire, but she vows never to wed. Their fierce desires compell him to abduct her from the alter, & together they fight their enemies.
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To Tame a Highland Warrior by: Karen Marie Moning was a really good book. I really liked this hero's style when he was teasing and bullying the heroine. Mean as he was there was never a doubt that he adored her. I think it was neat how even the heroine could kind of tell. Even though she couldn't really put her finger on why, she kept believing she had a chance with him even though he rejected her point blank over and over again. I can't get over how good this writer is.
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This book was really good. I do not usually read this type of book but I enjoyed it thoroughly. This is the first book I have read by Karen Moning but it won't be my last.
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I adore this entire series by KMM. This story follows Grimm, and gives a lot of insight as to is quiet nature. Her series gets better and better as it goes along. Read it, you won't be disappointed!
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great story is a I-can't-read-fast-enough kind... loved it
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Excellent book!
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a 1-nighter of a book.. good escape reading
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To Tame a Highland Warrior by: Karen Marie Moning was a really good book. I really liked this hero's style when he was teasing and bullying the heroine. Mean as he was there was never a doubt that he adored her. I think it was neat how even the heroine could kind of tell. Even though she couldn't really put her finger on why, she kept believing she had a chance with him even though he rejected her point blank over and over again. I can't get over how good this writer is.
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Very good story about Grimm and his lady Jillian. She has loved him since her family found him half starved and wild in the forest. He is a Berserker and is afraid that when he unleashes his rage he may harm her. She never gives up and manages to finally show him the truth with her love.
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A fun time-travel romance.
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Historical romance with a bit of supernatural interest! Loved it!
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Awesome read. Highland Beserker
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Amazing story! I could read her books all day long.
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Historical Romance Set in early 16th century highlands Scotland
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Great book about Grimm(Gavrael) and Jillian. Grimm is Hawk's best friend from Moning's first book "Beyond the Highland Mist".
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awesome series
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Great book....has a sort of Beauty and the Beast theme.
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Just really love these books...if you read them- you will be hooked as well. Mystical qualities...
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This was the second one of her "Highland" stories that I've read and this one was better than the last one. Can't wait for the next one to be posted!
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A must read for fans of Karen Marie Moning!
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Best read after Beyond the Highland Mist- Grimm's story
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The story of Grimm! Good reading
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Grimm's story. A character in the Beyond the Highland Mist story.
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Solid romance from a relatively new writer. This is her second book and much better than her more recent works. It is a highland romance with some supernatural aspects.
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Loved it! Spunkie girl waits for the guy that she has loved since she is 12 and the adventure they have together.....Read it in one night!
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I have read everyone of her highland warrior books. This one is a must also. Moves fast, has lots of humor and I couldn't put it down till I got to the end
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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 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 alter. She was the only woman who could tame the beast that raged within him -- even as deadly enemies plotted to destroy them both ...

"Highly original ... sensual, hard-to-put-down romance. Karen Marie Monin is destined to make her makr on the genre." -- Romantic Times
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I have enjoyed each of Karen Moning's novels and this one was no exception. This is a sweet story about the power of love.
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loved it
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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 card 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 i 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 alter. 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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Loved it! Can't wait to read more in this series! A must!
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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. 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 both...
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I liked this book.
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This was a pretty interesting book--the premise was that the hero had a problem, he was born a Berserker and he feared that it would cause problems with his love. Love, however, conquers all, along with the usual problems along the way (clan wars, misunderstandings, parental conflict, additional suitors). For me, an easy read, took just a day to finish--a nice escape. Looking forward to Books 1 & 3.
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Awesome book. Awesome series. She makes them all come to life and seem so real.
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Only her love could gentle his savage soul--

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.

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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KAREN MARIE MONING IS THE QUEEN OF MAGICAL, HIGHLANDER SERIES. THIS IS A MUST READ. AND IS ALSO A KEEPER. THIS IS SOMEONE'S LUCKY DAY. THIS IS AN EXTRA.
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Another good one my Karen Moning
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Love those Highlanders!