Karen Marie Moning graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in Society & Law. Her novels have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists and have won numerous awards, including the prestigious RITA Award.
He was born to a clan of warriors of supernatural strength, but Gavrael McIllioch abandoned his name and his Highland castle, determined to escape the dark fate of his ancestors. Hiding his identity from the relentless rival clan that hunted him, he called himself Grimm to protect the people he cared for, vowing never to acknowledge his love for ravishing Jillian St. Clair. Yet even from afar he watched over her, and when her father sent an urgent summons, "Come for Jillian," he raced to her side�"into a competition to win her hand in marriage.
Why had he run from her so many years before? And why return now to see her offered as a prize in her father's manipulative game? Furious, Jillian vowed never to wed. But Grimm was the man she loved, the one who urged her to marry another. He tried to pretend indifference as she tempted him, but he could not deny the fierce desires that compelled him to abduct her from the altar. She was the only woman who could tame the beast that raged within him�"even as deadly enemies plotted to destroy them both. (Synopsis provided by goodreads)
Where to begin, well first off I am not the biggest fan of straight up romance novels. The highlander books were recommended to me by a friend, who has different taste in books then I do, but she was right on another book, so I gave them a shot.
I liked the first book a lot more, I'm not sure what it was but I really didn't Jillian's character as much. It's not that I didn't like her I did to a point. Grimm was more scary then sexy to me.
However, the writing was spot on and the characters did interact well and they seemed to go together well. It wasn't forced, which is refreshing. Some of the dialog was cheesy but it's to be expected when it's an all out romance novel. (There's nothing wrong with that!)
I will read the rest of the series but not right away, if you like highlander books, give this a shot.
* Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
* Publisher: Dell; Regular Print/Single Titl edition (December 1, 1999)
* ISBN-10: 0440234816
* Author: Karen Marie Moning
* Cover art: Not my favorite.
* Overall rating: *** out of 5 stars
* Obtained: My personal book shelf
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