Beyond the Highland Mist by Karen Marie Moning

8161865He 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…


Review
Q&A

Physical or Ebook?
Ebook

Have you ever read a book by this author before?
Nope

Genre?
Historical Romance

Star Rating?
4 Stars

Rereadable?
No

If it’s a series, would you continue reading it?
I’m considering it.

Who would you recommend this for?
I think anyone who typically enjoys historical fiction. Anyone who devoured Outlander without feeling like you didn’t understand what was being written.

Conclusion:

I really enjoyed reading this. And I’m going to stick with my original rating of 4 stars. BUT after reflecting on it for a couple weeks, I realize that I have more issues with this than I originally did.

So my main two issues tie together. The main character did not sound like she was from the 20th century. All of a sudden she went from speaking like someone did in the 90’s to speaking in essentially old English. There was no easing into it, it just happened. I feel like there should of been more discussion about how she sounded differently than anyone Hawk or his family knew.

But this ties into the writing style because oh my god, it was irritating. I read a part of Darkfever by this same author and her writing was okay, but in this it was barely legible. I understand when you’re writing a historical fiction novel, you have to use the language of that time, but this was just irritating. And boring. So boring. It ended up just becoming a flowery mess that was kind of ridiculous.

However, I rate it as high as I did because I really did enjoy the story and the characters. Sure Hawk is a little Tarzan-ish, but I think it fit well in the series.

I was basically looking for something to give me an Outlander fix without me actually reading Outlander because those books are intimidating af.

Until next time,

Bree

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