Monday, March 7, 2011

Review- Karen Marie Moning Beyond the Highland Mist

I have been wanting to the highlander series for quite some time as I've heard really good things about it. Not to mention I really enjoyed the first book in the fever series. So I picked this up hoping to have a great romantic read.

The book is about a young modern woman who thrust back in time due to the jealousies of the fae. She finds herself in the lap of a very disgusting man who proclaims she is going to be married tomorrow and she must pretend she is his late daughter. Adrienne, after suffering through a bad relationship with a vain man, as sworn off of beautiful womanizing men. Her new husband is everything she has sworn to avoid.

As I was reading thing book something began to nag at the back of my mind. There was something so familiar to this story. Then it hit me..I've read this book before! About 10 years ago I was obsessed with time travel romances and would grab any and every single one I could off the shelfs or buy online. It has just been so long that I had forgotten about it. Lately romances haven't done much for me. I find myself rolling my eyes at flexing muscles and blushing engorged bosoms. Yet again I found myself rolling my eyes in this book as each highlander she meets she thinks is the most perfect man she has ever seen and is transfixed by them. She even spends minutes staring at the sweat rolling down the blacksmith. Ugh give me a break. I'm so sick of horny heroines who can't get over muscles and sweat. The virginal girl who somehow can manage to take on a man so well endowed he is compared to a stallion. I mean really come on! I vaguely remember enjoying this book years ago but not enough for it become a classic hit for me. This time around the book was only meh for me. I've heard though that this is the worst in the series so I might check out the others. I really do want to read the rest of the fever series and there are some loose tie ins between the two series. All in all I give the book 2 and half out of 5 stars. Not the worst thing I've ever read but certainly not the best

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1 comment:

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

I feel like that as well at times. I think it can be too much.