Sunday, 8 May 2011

Review: Awaken the Highland Warrior - Anita Clenney

Genre: Paranormal romance
Pages: 448
Published: May 1st 2011 Sourcebooks Casablanca

Historian Bree Kirkland has always been in love with the past, but when she accidentally wakes an ancient Scottish warrior who's spent the past 150 years sleeping in her backyard, her present is suddenly fraught with danger. Faelan has awakened from the time vault hungry and horny. He grieves for his lost family, wondering who sent the woman to wake him. If she's a demon, Faelan will have to kill her. If she's innocent, she's unleashed the gates of hell in her backyard. Either way they must rely on each other to save their future.

My thoughts:
When I first looked at this one I thought historical paranormal, it was the kilt. But that is not the case, thought the hero was born long ago and has been frozen for 150 years.

Bree loves everything about the Civil War and a hunt for a hidden treasure in her own backyard leads her to our hero. She is no damsel in distress, but then Faelan is from another time when women were to be protected, and this leads to quite a few conflicts. I think that is what was the most fun about a hero that doesn't know that the world has changed. He gets all confused by how women act, dress, why there are no horses and his chivalry is still wonderful, even if she wants to join in and do something too. He is just a very protective male.

But the book is no happy lovestory from the start. No no, she thinks he might be a demon at first, and he thinks the same about her. They are a bit wary of each other, and at the same time he really really wants her. Poor guy needs some smexing right away or he will just explode. The tension keeps on building until they trust each other enough. But even after that there is distrust.  I do understand that, because who would believe she just came across him, and why would she trust the freaky sexy guy in a kilt that she found in a crypt.

There is tension, passion (that builds and builds, and I will just leave you all with that), lots of sexy highlanders, evil demons, and a race against the clock because these evil demons have a plan, and they do not want any humans at all around when they have their perfect world.

I did enjoy the whole what's up with the world today scenario, and when things heated up the author also managed to surprise me and that is always fun. All in all a good book with a hunky highlander warrior and the epic struggle to save mankind. I enjoyed the book and at one time I reached a point where I had to read faster and faster and did not want to stop before I reached the end.




Anachronist said...

Poor guy needs some smexing right away or he will just explode.

Small wonder, try to stay frozen for 150 years...somehow the cover puts me off while your review puts me about a conflict ;)

Misha said...

Sexy guy in a kilt sounds very enticing, no matter how freaky he is haha :D Sounds like an entertaining book!

The Bookworm said...

wow, sounds like one hot highlander from a different day and time!

Chris said...

This sounds vaguely like Karen Marie Moning's Highlander series...

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Sounds really good!! I'm not totally into time travel but this one sounds good!

Nise' said...

Glad you enjoyed this one. I thought it was a good vacation read.

bittenbyromance said...

Nice review. I hope to get to read this one someday.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

All guys have that same answer... that they need smexing or they will explode. Still haven't seen any data on that. lol

Oh hunky kilt men, demons? Oh yea... this one is for me! Great review!

Blodeuedd said...

Lol, good conflict ;)
Oh poor guy, he had groin issues

I never say no to a man in a kilt. They are wonderful

Hot for sure :D

I did read somewhere something about that, but can't comment since I have not read those

Blodeuedd said...

Not really time-travel, it was more that they had this box where you could stay without dying...or living for that matter

That is sure was ;)

I hope you enjoy it when you do

Lol, men, tsk. But yes hunks, kilts, demons and well do a woman need more than that?!

Yvonne said...

This sounds like something I'd like. I'm going to add it to my wishlist.

Jenny said...

The "what's up with the world today" scenario is one of my favorites. There's nothing cuter than a big alpha-male type trying to understand what's going on around him:) Sounds like a fun read!

Blodeuedd said...

I am sure you'd like it :)

Hihi, it was so fun. Especially when he wanted a horse, and when he tried to understand piercings, lol

Mari - Escape In A Book said...

I wonder how a guy that has been buried in a garden for 150 years can be hot LOL

Blodeuedd said...

Now wouldn't it have been funny if his hair and fingernails ha kept on growing? Lol, euwwww

Elysium said...

Scotland and sexy guy in a kilt sounds good :D Great to hear it was good too.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

I have to say I love that cover! lol. It is eye catching. :) glad you liked the read.

Jenny N. said...

I can never resist a highlander so will keep an eye out for this one.

Staci said...

I'll be reading this one sometime this week...can't wait to meet the hunky highlander!!

Cherry said...

He needs a lot of smexing, huh? Sounds bloody interesting to me! ;)

Carol L. said...

Sexy Alpha Male in a kilt ? My favorite read. Thanks for the review. I've been seeing this book on a few blogs lately and out it on my TRL.Thanks again for sharing your review.
Carol L

Blodeuedd said...

It the best combo ;)

It does have good things about it, I just want a head and eyes too

Those highlanders are just too good to be true

I hope you like it too. It does have something driving you forward in it

Lol, he is dying for some ;)

Hi Carol
Thanks for stopping by :D
Yes sexy hunky highlander who loves his kilt. Sounds nice for sure

Aurian said...

Okay, this is a book I would like to read. Thanks for the review. And I do like the cover, but then I have a thing for guys with tattoo's.

Teddyree said...

sexy highlanders ... what's not to love lol. Keeping an eye out for this one!

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

Lol. Loved the review.

Blodeuedd said...

I do confess to liking the tattoo too

My thoughts exactly

Thanks Alexis>!

Liz @ Cleverly Inked said...

Ehh, I don't think this is for me, The whole frozen thing doesn't work well for me


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