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The Highlander's Touch

The Highlander's Touch

Written by Karen Marie Moning

Narrated by Phil Gigante


The Highlander's Touch

Written by Karen Marie Moning

Narrated by Phil Gigante

ratings:
4.5/5 (62 ratings)
Length:
10 hours
Released:
Nov 20, 2007
ISBN:
9781423341444
Format:
Audiobook

Description

A Warrior of Immortal Powers

He was a mighty Scottish warrior who lived in a world bound by ancient laws and timeless magic. But no immortal powers could prepare the laird of Castle Brodie for the lovely accursed lass who stood before him. A terrible trick of fate had sent her 700 years back in time and into his private chamber to tempt him with her beauty - and seduce him with a desire he could never fulfill. For this woman he burned to possess was also the woman he had foresworn to destroy.

A Woman Caught in the Mists of Time

When Lisa felt the earth move under her feet, the fiercely independent 21st-century woman never dreamed she was falling...into another century. But the powerful, naked warrior who stood glaring down at her was only too real...and too dangerously arousing. Irresistibly handsome he might be, but Lisa had no intention of remaining in this savage land torn by treachery and war. How could she know that her seductive captor had other plans for her...plans that would save her from a tragic fate? Or that this man who had long ago forsaken love would defy time itself to claim her for his own....
Released:
Nov 20, 2007
ISBN:
9781423341444
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Karen Marie Moning nació en Cincinnati, Ohio. Es una autora de fama internacional y un gran éxito en ventas con su serie Fiebre del ya conocido y venerado género de la urban fantasy (fantasía urbana), cuyos derechos han sido obtenidos por la productora Twentieth Century Fox.Sus libros han aparecido en la lista de más vendidos del New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekley, Wall Street Journal y The Washington Post, y ha recibido numerosos premios de la industria literaria incluyendo el RITA.Es también autora de la serie Highlanders por la que se dio a conocer. Sus novelas han sido traducidas a más de catorce idiomas. @KarenMMoning www.karenmoning.com



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  • (3/5)
    Mindless reading for a time of year when I don't have a lot of spare moments to pick up something more...discerning. :-)
  • (4/5)
    a light timetravel read; great story and tension between the characters; however, hero wasnt tortured enought...but will read more from the author
  • (4/5)
    I meant to read this last month for our KMM spotlight, but didn't get it done in time. I'd forgotten how much I adore this book. When I think of the Highlander series I generally think of Kiss as the first good book, but despite some issues with this one it still tugged at me.

    I think because Cin is such an exceptional hero. Despite the times and his own nature, his one thought is to care for Lisa and see her happy. I especially loves the way he looks after her as she grieves, taking care to give her space but also be there when she needs him.


    Although cheesey, the bond between Cin and Lisa is another point in favor of this book. I love that they connect on such a level, and care so much for one another.
  • (2/5)
    Here's the thing, Karen Marie Moning: you write a story in which time travel plays a significant part, and I'm GONNA be harsh.Let's start way back in the Prologue. Circenn curses a flask so that once it is touched it will be transported back to him, effectively returning the lost flask. Unfortunately, it will also return whoever touches the flask. Adam gets pissy and makes Circen swear to kill the bearer of the flask to protect all the secrets, or whatever. After a lot of arguing, Circenn makes the oath. But here's the thing: Circenn swears to kill the MAN who touches the flask. MAN. MALE. Guess who brings the flask? Right. A woman. I totally expected this to be the loophole. And it would've worked SO WELL because Adam knew who would pick up the flask, and Adam didn't actually want her dead, and even if Circenn forgot he said man, Adam could've been all, "Remember, you swore to kill the MAN. AHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA."But that's not what happened. Oh well.Moving on. I don't see what the big deal is about Circenn being immortal. I mean, yeah, I get not wanting to curse anyone else with immortality, but still. Do you have any idea how much trouble would've been saved by him just spilling the beans? "Oh, Lisa, your mother is going to die alone in the future? WAIT, I'm IMMORTAL. I promise to seek her out and take care of her. Heck, I'll even throw my sexy bod into the equation."But that solution never occurred to anyone. Whatever.Moving on. Perhaps this is a small detail, but it seriously bugs me. The longer Lisa spends in the past, the more upset she gets because every day she spends there is a day her mother is alone. But... she's not on another planet. She's in the past. So if she were to find some sort of way to time travel... she could just travel back to the moment she left.But maybe I'm just being nitpicky about time travel.But now that we're on the subject, the ending. Oh. my. gosh. the. ending. Romance novels are notorious for magical, happily ever afters, but THIS? SERIOUSLY? You are taking it TOO FAR, here! You can't just DO THAT.And my final irritation... the first time Circenn sees her in her undies, she says that he caught her in the one fancy pair of underpants she happens to own: a set of lacy lavender lingerie. The ONE pair she owns. But then at the very end, she rushes to get dressed and we find out later that she is now wearing a set of lacy PINK lingerie. What.Oh wait. Of course. Of COURSE she'd have more lacy lingerie, because THEY CHANGED THE EFFING FUTURE. Naturally, that would result in her having more pairs of flirty underpants.All that aside... I mean, the characters weren't bad. I guess. I didn't think the book was too awful until I started writing a review of it.But she messed with time travel. How can you expect me to not be harsh?
  • (3/5)
    Not my favorite of the series, but it's Karen Marie Moning ... that's always an automatic win. In truth, this book is good if not great. The chemistry between the two main characters is fun and hot, the inclusion of the Templars an interesting use of history, and there's a heavy dose of Adam Black! 'Nough said, right there.
  • (3/5)
    Good fun time travel romance. Circenn and Lisa's story is great, hot a times in fact, but this is not my favourite from this series