Beyond the Highland Mist (Highlander, Bk 1)
Beyond the Highland Mist - Highlander, Bk 1 Author:Karen Marie Moning He would sell his warrior soul to possess her.... — 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 Scotl... more »and. Captive in a century not her own, entirely too bold, too outspoken, she was an irresistible challenge to the sixteenth-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....« less
Entertaining read although not particularly edifying. Adrienne is taken back in time from the 1990's to the early 1500's where she can somehow easily speak with their Irish Brogue, everyone talks like they do today, everyone knows what coffee is (and they even have some), and she isn't immediately declared a witch by superstitious peasants.
The pacing of the story was a bit off, not much carried the action except a constant circling of hero and heroine in a battle of wills and sex. The inexplicable choice of the author to have Hawk's brother bear the same name as the heroine just for a silly line early in the story. The Cuban maid back in the 1990's whose presence does nothing for the story except explain why the cat isn't dead but not how Adrienne can afford a maid or a house with security or how she isn't in jail.. Some sexy scenes although heavy on the flowery prose and light in realism. Overall an easy light read but not an author whom I will rush back to read.