Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Highlander Romance Wednesday x3

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.

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... 

My thoughts:
I wanted to knock these two over the head and lock them in a room, until they gave in and did it. Cos really! Omg, he has issues, she has issues.

Hawk is loved by all women, and a women scorned is not to be played with.

Adrienne is from the future and falls into 1513. Of course she is all WTF!!?! Luckily she can speak with a brogue, gods, wasn't that lucky for her! She also hates pretty men cos her last boyfriend was an ass.

They are married. She refuse him, he is all you are mine! She is all, I have seen prettier! He is all mine wench! But never to extremes, except for later on when I was ...that is the way you wanna play it? You'd lose me there. Still he is kind and she is stubborn. Why he fell in love, hmmm, cos she was stubborn?

Spoiler
[ I am sorry? She is a virgin? How the f is that possible? She had a boyfriend. She is pretty. They never did it? Ok whatever. ]

It was amusing to see their dance of wills.

Mass Market Paperback, 375 pages
Published May 29th 2007 by Dell (first published March 9th 1999)
Highlander #1
Historical paranormal romance
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Darroc MacConacher spends sleepless nights dreaming of a raven-haired beauty who makes him ache with desire. Then his dream comes true: the lady with her lush curves and fair skin appears shipwrecked on his shores. Darroc is immediately drawn to her strength and beauty, and from the moment she lays eyes on this powerful, broad-shouldered warrior, Lady Arabella MacKenzie knows she'll never want another man. 

But theirs is a forbidden love. The MacKenzies drove the MacConachers from their lands and destroyed their honor. Now, Darroc can use this sapphire-eyed seductress to shatter his foes. Yet how can he deny the passion that burns between him and Arabella, and ruin the one woman who touches his very soul? 

My thoughts:
I was afraid I would think Darroc was an ass. But he wasn't! Let me explain ;)

Darroc hates the MacKenzies, they drove them to a godforsaken crappy island. He haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaates them!

Arabella is on of the hated Mackenzies and she is shipwrecked on his island. And this made me all NOOOOO! I was afraid he would be all, haha, I will seduce her, leave her, and then in the end she still would crawl back. And I would be all no!!!!!

But instead we have a lovely story about she charms everyone. They get that she is not evil, even if her grandfather did something bad. She starts to fall for Darroc. There is talk about vikings (no more vikings then, but whatever.) The island sounds horrible. There is traces of old magic spun through the story. I liked that.

But of course they wont have it easy. Their families are feuding. He is an ass (but in a good way) and love wins.

Paperback, 375 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by Forever
MacKenzie #7
Historical romance
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She was ready to let her heart run wild . . . Merry Stewart has had enough! Enough of her brothers, whose behavior would make even the most improper lady blush. Enough of their Highland home, which would surely have fallen to ruin were it not for her. She dreams of escaping into the arms of her betrothed, Alexander d'Aumesbery;even though they haven't yet met. But when they do, Merry is devastated. It seems he's no better than the men in her family. 

So beautiful, so brazen . . . From the moment he meets Merry, Alexander is determined to make her his. Desperate to convince her he's nothing like the members of her roguish clan, he will prove he is every bit the well-mannered gentleman. Yet, beneath it all beats a heart as intense and uncontrollable as hers. And finally, when his life is threatened, Merry realizes he's the husband she's been waiting for . . . and their passion becomes the one thing that cannot be tamed.

My thoughts:
Highlanders! That was enough for me. Though how disappointing, the hero was English. Boooo.

Merry has idiots for a family. They drink and do nothing else. One would think they would have had liver failure by now, or some other clan would have attacked.

Alex is back from the crusades. His bride arrives. Well I got nothing bad to say about Alex. He was nice.

Merry Merry Merry, she really is a judgmental shrew. Also, the almost rape of her husband and touching was just, icky. Ewww. She was one weird woman. Weirdo.

But hey they will fall in love and live happily ever after. But before that someone is after Alex, who?

It was fun for a quick romance. But, they sure bathed a lot for this period. Bathing bathing, and one would think that growing up with animals she would understand that men like animals might have something growing. But hey maybe she never noticed. Never saw a bull, or a horse, or even a freaking dog.

Mass Market Paperback, 371 pages
Published January 26th 2010 by Avon
Devil of the Highlands #2
Historical romance
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40 comments:

BookaholicCat said...

That was a lot of Highlanders. I read Moning book many years back and liked it, but I don't remember much. The others I think are new to me... Too many highlanders too little memory left.

Karen said...

Those reviews made me laugh. The second one sounds pretty fun!

Karen @For What It's Worth

Anonymous said...

That was a lot of Highlanders! I tried the Moning book forever ago but couldn't get into it. I think the Highlanders are too almost rapey for me.

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

Ha Ha... that last review was the funniest. I read the first and second KMM highlander books years ago. I thought it was pretty good rather unrealisitc, but hey it was okay.

Unknown said...

I enjoyed KMM's highlander series. For that book, I enjoyed the side characters too and Hawk's highland castle is very... modern. A toilet that flushes!

Blodeuedd said...

Hehe, I know, it was highlander time ;)

Blodeuedd said...

Thank you :)

Blodeuedd said...

True, they can be pretty rapey.
The Moning book, I had my doubts at times, but got trough it

Blodeuedd said...

I am glad you enjoyed it :D

Hehe, rather unrealistic, yeah, that would pretty much describe it

Blodeuedd said...

Well he had been abroad, *coughs* Very modern yes.
I liked his mum, she was nice

Celine said...

I loved Moning's Fever books, so her Highlander novels are on my TBR. I always quite like time travel books :D

Chris said...

Is it Friday yet?!?!?!?!?

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I love your reviews! LOL So, did you find out what was under the kilt? ;)

Mary @ BookSwarm said...

I love reading books like this, even if they're a little frustrating! (Mostly because they make me want to visit Scotland again!)

Unknown said...

I love when characters are frustrating in a good way. These sound good!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

I've never read any Highlander books. I should try one. ;)

Book of Secrets said...

LOL, did they slip in an English hero? Yeah, that would be a let down if you're expecting a Highlander. ;-)

Carole Rae said...

They all sound good....I do need a Highlander in my reading life soon.

Joyousreads said...

Haha! Love you reviews, as usual.

Blodeuedd said...

They are so much fun. I wanna travel back! As long as I can take meds, my toothbrush, and a toilet with me

Blodeuedd said...

Almost

Blodeuedd said...

...nothing ;) And that made me think, euww. I do not wanna sit on a horse like that

Blodeuedd said...

I so wanna go! It's my dream destination

Blodeuedd said...

It'¨s always amusing to read about them

Blodeuedd said...

...NEVER?

Blodeuedd said...

I know right! Evil. just evil. And the Scots were all drunks

Blodeuedd said...

Better get reading

Blodeuedd said...

Hihi, thanks

Melliane said...

It's been a while since I haven't read an highlander book, I need to go back to that

Anachronist said...

So many books and look, I don't feel like reading any of them. ;D Of course your reviews rock!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Fun reviews. Always glad when love wins :)

Blodeuedd said...

They are amusing

Blodeuedd said...

LOL. Not really they ones for you

Blodeuedd said...

:)

Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

Ahhh I love Karen's Highlanders. They are so fun :D

Piecraft Bucharest said...

So, the first one = lock them in a room, the second features an ass of a hero and the third a family of drunks with a shrew for a heroine. LOL! How can you not have fun with theses?! :)) Love, love, love your reviews <3

Blodeuedd said...

That they are

Blodeuedd said...

They were fun to read, light, weird, and very Scottish. Hihi.

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

Oh these all sound good and yes..lock them in until they do it!

Blodeuedd said...

Hehe, They would so have needed it

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