Book Reviews of Beyond the Highland Mist (Highlander, Bk 1)

Beyond the Highland Mist (Highlander, Bk 1)
Beyond the Highland Mist - Highlander, Bk 1
Author: Karen Marie Moning
ISBN-13: 9780440234807
ISBN-10: 0440234808
Publication Date: 3/9/1999
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 677 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Beyond the Highland Mist (Highlander, Bk 1) on + 24 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 25
This is the 2nd best series I've ever read!! (First being Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series). These books MUST be read in the correct order: Beyond, To Tame, The Touch, Kiss, Dark and the Immortal. Spell is yet to come out in paperback. Enjoy!!!!
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Helpful Score: 12
This book is a romance with time travel and scottish highlanders,(verra nice!) the fae, lots of very descriptive sexual scenes. I have read 4 of these books and I liked them. They take you away for a while, fast read.
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Helpful Score: 10
I found this to be a delightful read. Great characters, lots of diversity, excellent love story.
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Helpful Score: 6
I love this entire series. Karen doesn't disappoint in this book. You're sure to enjoy it. Next to Diana Gabaldon, it's my fave author in time travel romance.
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Helpful Score: 5
Oh WOW, I loved this book! Another great one from Karen Marie Moning! Time travel, a beautiful woman, a handsome Laird, and a meddling fairy ... and, of course, a happy ending! :-)
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Helpful Score: 3
16th century "Hawk", beautiful and irresistible to women. 20th century Adrienne hurt to the soul by a beautiful man, is sent back to Hawks time to lure him. Since she has no use for beautiful men she seems the most likely to break his heart, which is just what the plan is. But, dispite her vow not to fall for him it seems fate has other ideas. A wonderful fantasy.
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Helpful Score: 3
I typically don't care much for time travel books but did enjoy this one. The heroine was a little annoying at first but she kind of grows on you. I will defintely pick up the other books by Moning.
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Helpful Score: 2
I am so not a reader of time-travel romances... Ok, well I used to not be, until I kind of fell into this series after reading KMM's Fever series. I didn't have particularly high hopes for this series as it seemed kind of cheesy from the reviews, but after reading Beyond the Highland Mist, I can honestly say I am hooked, and I immediately requested the other 6 books. This book has everything, action, adventure, double-crossing, scheming, heartbreak, not-too-cheesy love scenes... Give them a shot! You'll be hooked too!
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Helpful Score: 2
LOVED IT! I could not put this book down. I can't wait to get the next one in line! Highly recommend this book. I needed something different than the norm (I read a lot of paranormal romance etc) just wanted a good historic romance type of book and this was a great mix.
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Helpful Score: 2
This book has received many favorable reviews but this isnt going to be one of them. The story seemed to plod on and on and if I heard the heroine exclaim I HATE BEAUTIFUL MEN! once more whilst drooling over two pretty men I was certain I was going lose the last thread of sanity thats holding me together.

Im not going to waste your time (and mine) by rehashing the plot bit by painful bit. Basically, its a time-travel in which the modern day heroine gets flung back in time straight into the lap of a man in need of a daughter to marry off to The Hawk. Hawk is a beautiful man, with big beautiful man parts that hes been using to give pleasure to most of the women in the area for years. Hes ticked off a jealous fey King and hes in service to his King (because of something his father did) and both Kings have something to do with the time flippery of the heroine. Got it? No? Im not sure I do either. The Hawk isnt supposed to love whatshername (Adrianne, was it?), which is why the fey chose her (as punishment) but, imagine this if you will, they fall madly, truly, deeply, forever after in love, despite it all.

Im being sarcastic because that's how I roll when I'm grumpy after listening to this male narrator go on and on for what seemed like two months. He does a super sexy Hawk voice but his falsetto female voice just didnt work for me and when he read the sex scenes I was more than a bit uncomfortable in a bad way. These two characters come across as a bit bratty for way too much of the story. She tries to make him jealous to push him away because, dont forget(like the author would ever let you), SHE HATES BEAUTIFUL MEN! HATES THEM!! because shes been scorned by one. She doth protest way too much and spends numerous pages flirting with a gorgeous-o (I dare not say beautiful) blacksmith and it was downright mean to Hawk and didnt make me sympathize with her at all. The Hawk, of course, falls for it every damn time and stomps off in a huff determined to make her love him anyway, even when he thinks shes slept with the other dude. Why, man, why?! There are lots of nice girls out there who would give you those babies you want and wouldn't hurt you so!

I was so confused. I got the impression that she was a modern girl, who in her past, was treated exceptionally bad by an arrogant, beautiful bastard whom she had a relationship with and from the bits revealed it seemed as if she lived with the man. However, it is later revealed that she is a virgin. Twenty, living with a guy and a virgin still? Her ex seemed like a real worldly man and I just didnt get this but maybe I just have too dirty of a mind? Yeah, thats probably it.

Despite my many issues with this book I did love The Hawk and felt that he deserved better than Adrianne and her silly head games. This book made me so crazy and nattered on for eternity but because it made me feel something, even if that something was too often anger, I have to give it three stars for making me care. Ill probably read the next one too because thats how I am.
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Helpful Score: 2
I loved this book! A clever plot, a bit of fae mischief, a smart, feisty heroine, and an honorable, sinfully seductive highland lord in a kilt - what's not to love? I can't wait to get my hands on the rest of the series.
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Helpful Score: 2
I just finished Karen Marie Moning's first three Fever series book (excellent by the way). I decided to try this series as it has a few references to character's in the Fever's series. Quite enjoyable. Main characters are engaging. Romance was nice.
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Helpful Score: 2
I actually really enjoyed this book! I don't typically like fantasy or any aspect of the novel to be "far fetched"......but this is an exception to my rule!

Great love story and well written. I will read more of this series.
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Helpful Score: 2
Worthless.
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Helpful Score: 2
3.5 Stars-This book was a tad bit better than okay. I felt that the idea of the story was good, but the relationship lacked the soulmate factor. Some of the scenes were a bit choppy and left me wanting more of Scotland's Highlands in the story. I needed a better description of what I was reading. Considering this is KMM's first published book, I'll let a some things slide, especially since my last shelfkeeper was Bloodfever, I know her writing has developed tremendously. I am reading this series mainly because there are glimpses of some characters in the Fever series, which I think just ROCKS!
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Helpful Score: 1
Very enjoyable love story but here is the problem...one too many "obstacles" to the happy ending. I understand that part of building the tension in a romance novel is the obstacles which must be overcome but I think there should be a max to this device. Two or three obstacles is reasonable but "Beyond the Highland Mist" throws obstacle after obstacle at the couple; it was frustrating.

The good points of this book just barely out weight the "obstacle" problem. A wonderful her and heroine; this is a couple you want to see have a happy ending. Their love is strong and passionate. I love romances where the hero woos the reluctant heroine.
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Helpful Score: 1
Solid first highland romance by a relatively new writer. This a great first effort. There are some supernatural aspects to this book. It was a great read!
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Helpful Score: 1
Nice time travel romance set in scotland. Very sensual; memorable characters.
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Helpful Score: 1
Another great read from this author! A lttle bit of time travel, betrayals, and of course, forgiveness!
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Helpful Score: 1
Interesting romance, not my taste but a good read anyway
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Helpful Score: 1
I was really hooked into the book quickly. It's a great story and I'm now addicted to the author and will be looking for the rest of the series ASAP!
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Helpful Score: 1
Thoroughly enjoyed this book! Fun, poignant, emotional, sexy - would like the juicy scenes to appear earlier, but that's a minor thing. ;) I'm going to read the rest of the series.
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Helpful Score: 1
Ok I have to say that I really love to read but I am not normaly a fast reader. I do a book in like a week or two but I read this book non stop for 2 and half days. You lose all sence of time while you are reading this book. Everyone should read this...
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Helpful Score: 1
Time travel somewhat like Kathleen Woodiwiss. The romance scenes could have been better written but the overall story is good.
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Helpful Score: 1
I ordered the whole series but found the first book lacking. I continued to read the series and found those books so far to be 5 star. So if you aren't pulled in by this book...keep reading!!! These books are a fun mix of legend, myth and scottish heros, what more could you ask for:)
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Helpful Score: 1
Loved this book. The introduction of Shakespear's "Puck" was unexpected but delightful. I truly enjoyed the characters, the setting and the wonderfully romantic story line. Devoted, persistant and gorgeous Hawke is my idea of a real man! Yummy!
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Helpful Score: 1
Gave it 2-1/2 stars. Not horrible but really boring. couldn't even finish the book.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was an awesome book! I didn't think I was going to get into it, but I was so wrong! You cannot guess with this book. You just have to read and enjoy it. It will not let you down at all!
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Helpful Score: 1
This is an oldie but a goodie and love never gets old!
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Great book! I love all of KMM's books!
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A very touching book that you can sit and enjoy. I will also be posting other books by this author that I have in my collection, which readers will love.
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This story is very well written. I usually don't care for the whole back in time stories but this one was very good. I loved the magic and mystery of it.
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This is an awesome read. It was my first timetravel, and not only am I excited to read more by this author, I am excited to read more in this specific genre.
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Very good book
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First book I've read by this author, I enjoyed it and will read more of her books!
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Wow! I am not too much into romances, but with the time travel, and faries, this made the book really enjoyable to me. Excellent! Can't wait to read the rest.
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A great book with two very likeable characters.
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The hero never did it for me . . . but the plot was OK.
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Time Travel romance novel that takes place inthe Scottish Highlands
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hawk and adrienne are when all the trouble starts can they overcome it all and live happly??
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This book started it all for Karen Marie Moning. Wonderful story!
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Great series. A bit formulaic but not anymore so than Kenyon's stories.
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part of a great time travel series, men in kilts, big swords...fun
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Excellent book. Kept me turning the pages. Karen Moning is a very talented writer.
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Very good read, especially if you like the Celtic intrigue.
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Great! This is the first book in the series. Hawk/Adrienne
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Wonderful Author - takes me far far away!
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A little history of Scotland in the early 1500's, a little romance, a little fairy mythology, and a little time travel all rolled into one book! I enjoyed this easy read and am looking forward to reading the next book in the series!
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I love the way the author weaves sentiment, humor and reality into her books. She's great!
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I love this book. This was my first Karen Marie Moning book. I could not put this one down.
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good read!
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Loved the book, start of a beautiful series.
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Yummy!! Love it!!
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Karen Marie Moning writes wonderful Highlanders. This story also involves the Fae and time travel.
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Really good book.. got into right away and plus it's a quick read. Will definitely read the others in the series.
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I forgot I even read this but my memory was jogged. This actually was pretty good!
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I couldn't get past page 16. Normally I give a book at least 90 pages, but I just couldn't do it. I can't do fairies and time travel. So not my cup of tea.
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Thought it would have a little more substance to it. Was hoping for another "Outlander" series....not!
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Very good read for a romance,im a horror reader.
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Hawk, a Highland Laird, is principled, gorgeous, sensual and prone to mistrust. Rumors say he can have any beautiful woman he wants. Due to jealousy, his king has betrothed Hawk to Janet Comyn, a homely deranged woman. After Janet's father kills her a replacement is required. Adrienne, a 21st century woman is time-ported to his century where she is forced to take the part of Janet. Hawk sends his best friend to stand in as proxy at his wedding. Needless to say Hawk is captivated by the beauty and intellect of "Janet". Adrienne pays him no mind which drives him crazy. The couple are being toyed with by the Dark Fool of the Fae who has his own reasons for hating Hawk and as Adam he vies for Adrienne. I liked the main and secondary characters especially Grimm. I came to hate Adam as he cruelly manipulated the couple.
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Loved it!
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Loved it!
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Excellent book!
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A sweet romance
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An alluring laird meets up with the first woman who has ever said "no" to him. She is from 20th century America, while he is rooted firmly in 15th century Scotland and refuses to believe she has traveled through time...
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Excellent!
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A very enjoyable book of the fantasy type.
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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 the modernday Seattle and into medieval Scotland. Captivfe 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...
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Great book as are all of hers.
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Another fabulous book by Moning! This one is a can't miss!!
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great read! enjoyable characters.
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great read
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This was a good summer read. Part of the series that I am working through, and have not been disappointed yet.
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Adrienne de Simone is transported back in time 500 years by the fae when she swears never to love another beutiful man. Of course, she ends up married to the most gorgeous man alive in medievil Scotland.
He wants, she resists, & the fae are just plain naughty.
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THIS BOOK IS A KEEPER. MY SISTER SENDS ME BOOKS NOW AND THEN, AND I USUALLY ALREADY HAVE A COPY. ENJOY. VJ
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He was known throughout the kingdom as Hawk,legendary predator of the battlefield and the boudior. 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 irresisitible 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.
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Medieval Period. 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 sixteenth-century rogue. 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 prompting of her own passionate heart, Adrienne's reservations were no match for Hawk's determination to keep her by his side....
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Great book- different cover...I love the whole time travel concept in romance books..
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The one I have is with the new book cover. Love the whole Highlander series.