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Title:Beyond the Highland Mist (Highlander) By Karen Marie Moning(A)/Phil Gigante(N) [Audiobook]
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Beyond the Highland Mist by Karen Marie Moning (1999)

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Lately Adrienne get's the feeling she’s being watched, even when she’s in her own home! But everything seems so calm and quiet, is she imagining things? It wouldn’t be Eberhard spirit that has come to haunt her, would it? It turns out to be something worse. The Fool and the King of the fairies are looking for a woman for Hawk, the playboy. He invoked their wrath by sleeping with the queen of the fairies. They want revenge and plan to do so by marrying him to a woman who loathes men, who’ll be able to tell him something he’s never heard before: NO!

At the same time is Hawk not feeling very good as well and he’s drinking his sorrows away. He has to get married within two weeks with Mad Janet. It’s an order of the king, so he can’t refuse the marriage. What’s worse is that there are rumors about how ugly she is and apparently she is as mad as a hatter…

Adrienne’s taken from her home and lands in the year 1513, where she’ll have to marry a man she doesn’t even know! And he doesn’t even bother to show up for their wedding but sent a substitute! Just you wait! She really has enough from handsome men! He won’t get her! Although, on second thought, the smith looks rather nice…

Hawk sees his wife for the first time when she’s very obviously admiring the smith and he immediately burns with jealousy. That’s his woman! She may only look at him! The only name that will cross her lips is his! Adrienne, however wants nothing to do with him, she’ll never trust a handsome man again! They don’t know the game the fairies play to learn the Hawk a lesson.. Will everything be alright? Will Adrienne be able to go back home?


It must not be easy to be dragged in the 16th century so suddenly as Adrienne befalls. Especially not after everything she’s been through in her own time! I would probably burst into tears if something like that happened to me, or get very hysterical. But not Adrienne! She undergoes everything courageously, even when she’s about to be married to someone who doesn’t even show up for his own wedding!

I really felt sorry for her at that moment, first being forcibly wed to some stranger, who isn’t even the real groom but a proxy! But it was great to read the way Adrienne copes with it. You go girl! It was even better when she stood her ground to the Hawk, who’s suddenly very interested in her. Okay there were weak moments, but if the most handsome man you’ve ever seen is standing in front of you, I can’t expect a different outcome

I didn’t pity Hawk, everything that happened was his own fault. He had to work hard to get the attention of his wife back *snicker, snicker* before she forgave him, but only a little ^^ In the end I like him, he’s still a little daft as only men can be when it concerns woman *sigh*, but this makes him more adorable. Although, someone really should tell him the difference between a woman who enjoys it and a woman who’s fighting for her life…

I hated Adam from the beginning. It started with the way he talked, although I’ve read several reviews on Goodreads who loved him and thought him as very funny. I’m obviously not one of them. It might be because I don’t like reading “historical English.” I really get a headache if I read something like that…

Overall rating 4 hearts. I really liked reading the book, although it was a bit lengthy. However, the end made more than up to the boring middle part. I look forward to the rest of this series, although I don’t think I’ll be enjoying Adam’s book if he doesn’t change -.- ( )
  CarpeLibra | Aug 16, 2015 |
I could never rate a Karen Marie Moning book anything but amazing! Love her!! ( )
  whybehave2002 | Feb 4, 2015 |
I could never rate a Karen Marie Moning book anything but amazing! Love her!! ( )
  whybehave2002 | Feb 4, 2015 |
I was a bit leery of picking up this book seeing as it had mischievous fairies and time travel in it and to me that made it sound a bit corny, but I’m glad I did pick it up because its a fun read and has some interesting mythology involved in the story line. The interaction between all the characters in this was great and I liked the small sub-plot that was going on between Tammas and Hawk's mom.

I really liked Adrienne. She didn’t let anyone push her around and most of the time she wasn’t afraid to say what she thought. I know some of the girls at SF didn’t like her character too much, because she kept saying Adam’s name whenever Hawk was trying to jump her bones. But it didn’t bother me, because if you think about it that was the only card she really had in her hand. She took a swing at his ego and as expected won by being dropped like a sack of hot potatoes and left alone for a bit. Adrienne did have a couple childish moments in the book that were mildly annoying though, like when she’s trying to make Hawk jealous because he unintentionally made her jealous. I couldn’t stop myself from rolling my eyes at that part; it reminded me way to much of something a high school couple would pull.

As for Hawk, he kind of grew on me I guess. I didn’t like him at first because he was pulling so many power plays with Adrienne. I just wanted to smack him on the back of the head when he was doing some of those little stunts. Somehow though the he managed not to go overboard with them, unlike some other romance hero’s I’ve read about. So he was redeemable to me and I did really start to like him towards the end of the story.
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  Book_Minx | Jan 24, 2015 |
For being a modern 20th century girl from 1997, Ari adjusted too well to 16th century Scotland for my liking. I thought she would've missed modern technology more than she did. She only mentioned missing hot water. Only hot water?! And she didn't even seem bored when her days were mostly empty. No TV, no internet, no job and only a limited number of books -I'd die of boredom! Even with a hot husband and his loving mother for a companion.

Overall, it was quite slow but the characters were more likeable than those from [b:Fever|112750|Darkfever (Fever, #1)|Karen Marie Moning|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1276203648s/112750.jpg|108558] series and this was a much better first book than Darkfever. I will definitely be continuing with this series. ( )
  Cynical_Ames | Sep 23, 2014 |
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Thorny hedgehogs be not seen;
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And as she stepped into the archway, Grimm melted out of the shadows. She stopped, relieved. Try that again, she told herself. Write that scene one more time, Adrienne de Simone. It reads: she stopped, furious at being denied escape.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0440234808, Mass Market Paperback)

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 Scotland. 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. . . .

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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. 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. . . .… (more)

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