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!!!!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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...
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:)
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!
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!
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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....