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The Immortal Highlander (original 2004; edition 2004)

by Karen Marie Moning

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Title:The Immortal Highlander
Authors:Karen Marie Moning
Info:Delacorte Press (2004), Hardcover, 288 pages
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Rating:****1/2
Tags:paranormal romance, fae, lawyers

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Adam Black is one of my favorite KMM characters. I was intrigued by him from his first appearance in Beyond the Highland Mist, and he definitely lived up to my expectations in Immortal. ( )
  cranberrytarts | Sep 22, 2013 |
Adam Black turned out being a pretty decent guy after all, and that was such a pleasant surprise in this book! Instead of making his Irish immortal and have her lose her soul, he was actually able to give everything up himself, for love. It made my heart clench for both of them, and I was so happy in the end, learning that he actually even got a soul, priceless that it was his own daughter who had to inform him about that part.

The battle between good and evil was even more dominant in this book, and it was also wonderful to 'see' the other highlanders again as well. ( )
  Lexxie | Apr 23, 2013 |
Satisfying overall, it just missed something the MacKeltar ones before it had. It was interesting to see how Adam handled situations as a 'human.' ( )
  WendyClements | Apr 21, 2013 |
The Immortal Highlander
4 Stars

One of the highlights is the connection to Moning's Fever series. While I am not a rabid fan of the books, primarily due to Mac's vacuousness and the excessively drawn out writing style, the detailed world building, engrossing Fae invasion plot and Barrons (*swoon*) make them worthwhile.

The insight in The Immortal Highlander into the backstory of a Sidhe-seer family and the history behind Darroc's relationship with Adam are particularly intriguing and add to my appreciation of both Adam and Gabby's story and Mac's struggles in the spin-off.

Another excellent aspect of the book is the return of Gwen and Drustan, and Chloe and Daegus from the previous two installments - it was great catching up with their romances.

Now to Adam and Gabby. To be honest, I was expecting more from Adam's redemption. Yes, he is gorgeous, sensual and sexy but he doesn't seem to learn humility or what it really means to be human until the last few pages. There should have been a more gradual development and recognition of his humanity. Gabrielle, on the other hand, is my type of heroine, full of spice and sass. She definitely gives Adam a run for his money and their interactions are wonderful.

Overall, this is a fun read but it doesn't quite succeed in knocking Daegus off his pedestal. ( )
  Lauren2013 | Apr 2, 2013 |
Adam Black is a immortal Faery being, who has lived for centuries. However then he is cursed and stripped of his powers and turned into a mortal, and invisible to all. He is desperate to find a way to reverse the curse, for he despises being invisible and having no abilities than a mere mortal. Gabrielle O'Callaghan has the ability to see things that a normal mortal could never hope to see; for she has the ability to see Faeries in their natural form as they roam the earth. Her grandmother had the same abilities and trained her to never let them know of it, since they are the last of their kind. She would be in great danger if even one Faery were to find out of her abilities. One night coming home from work, she views one laying on a bench and she is utterly captivated by this highly sensual being who mesmerizes and stirs up her senses. Then Adam notices that a young woman is looking at him, and he shockingly realizes that this is the one person that can save him, for she is the only one that can see him. At first Gabrielle is terrified of this being, whom she knows can destroy her in a heart beat, for she has read all about their special gifts and powers. In the book about Faery's her grandmother gave her, are tales of Faeries and their exploits and she is scared to death of them; however there is something different about Adam Black. Adam Black sticks to her side like glue and crumbling down her defenses by bringing her breakfast in bed, and doing hours and hours of work for her, and saving her life. For after she does a deed for Adam trying to talk to one of his people for help, they are now being hunted and they have to shift from place to place. Adam is more convinced than ever than his old rival is breaking their laws and hunting him and Gabrielle whom he knows he needs to protect at all costs. He can't see any of his people, only she has the ability. Adam finds himself relying on her abilities more and more. The more Gabrielle and Adam get to know one another, the closer they become and stronger the desire between them builds. Gabrielle has never known such passion as she has felt with Adam; for he is a mesmerizing being who captivates her and brings her to a sensual plane the likes of which she has never known. However there is a danger that is hunting them, and they must use every resource they can to keep from being destroyed!

I was captivated all the while reading this book, I love reading Karen Marie Moning, this is only the second book that I have read from her, and I think I am beginning to fall in love with her stories; especially this one. It left me eager to read the rest of her books, hoping they are just as genuinely intense as this one seemed to be. It was filled with desire, wit, suspenseful action that leaves the reader on the edge of their seats, and a timeless magic that leaves you breathless for more. Gabrielle has such inner strength, all she wants is to get married and have a family. She has never been able to find a stable man that could accept her and her gifts. Then walks in Adam Black the most mesmerizing and sensual man she has ever met and one that she is surprised has a physical reaction to her. Despite the danger the surrounds them, she finds herself falling head over heels in love with him, despite the fact that he has lost his soul and tends to be tormented at times. Any reader will of course fall in love with Adam Black, pure Alpha male and everything that goes with it. I definitely found this character to be irresistible, and wished I had someone like him to come home to LOL. However a woman can dream can't she? But on a more serious note, I definely found this a emotionally intriguing read, that I purely thrived on and loved every moment of reading it. ( )
  addictofromance | Mar 5, 2013 |
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Adam Black stood in the central chamber of the stone catacombs beneath The Belthew Building and watched as Chloe Zanders stumbled about, searching for her Highland lover, Dageus MacKeltar.
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"Never has a mortal woman lived and breathed who could say no to a bit of fairy tail" - Adam

"Brutality is the refuge of the dull of the mind, Kalyrra. Only a fool conquers when he might instead seduce" adam
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0440237564, Mass Market Paperback)

Enter a world of timeless seduction, of ancient intrigue and modern-day passion. Enter the dazzling world of Karen Marie Moning, whose acclaimed Highlander novels have captivated readers, spanning the continents and the centuries, bringing ancient Scotland vividly to life. In a new novel brimming with time-travel adventure and sensual heat, the nationally bestselling author of The Dark Highlander delivers a love story that will hold you in thrall—and a hero you will most certainly never forget.

BEWARE: lethally seductive alpha male of immense strength and dark eroticism, do not look at him. Do not touch him. Do not be tempted. Do not be seduced.

With his long, black hair and dark, mesmerizing eyes, Adam Black is Trouble with a capital T. Immortal, arrogant, and intensely sensual, he is the consummate seducer, free to roam across time and continents in pursuit of his insatiable desires. That is, until a curse strips him of his immortality and makes him invisible, a cruel fate for so irresistible a man. With his very life at stake, Adam’s only hope for survival is in the hands of the one woman who can actually see him.

Enter law student Gabrielle O’Callaghan, who is cursed with the ability to see both worlds: Mortal and Faery. From the moment she lays eyes on this stunning male, Gabby is certain of one thing: He could be her undoing. Thus begins a long, dangerous seduction. Because despite his powerful strength and unquenchable hungers, Adam refuses to take a woman by force. Instead, he will tease his way into Gabby’s bed and make her want him just as he wants her.

Now, no matter how hard Gabby tries to avoid him, Adam is everywhere, invisible to all but her—perched atop her office cubicle in too-tight jeans, whispering softly from behind the stacks of the law library, stealing her breath away with his knowing smile…all the while tempting her with the promise of unimaginable pleasure in his arms. But soon danger will intrude on this sensual dance. For as Adam’s quest to regain his immortality plunges them into a world of timeless magic and the deadly politics of the Faery queen’s court, the price of surrender could be their very lives. Unless they can thwart the conspiracy that threatens both mortal and Faery realms…and give them a shot at a destiny few mortals ever know: glorious, wondrous, endless love.


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Fae Adam Black was made mortal by the queen of the Seelie Court when he meddled in the affairs of humans once too often. Now he is arguing for a revocation of the curse with lawyer Gabrielle O'Callaghan to plead his case.

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