Beyond the Highland Mist by Karen Marie Moning
Fall Reading Challenge/Book in a series 2
He 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. . . .
Well, I think the premise was very good. Honestly I think a modern woman in 1600 Scotland would have had a much more difficult time fitting in. It could have made for some real fun! However that is not the route taken by Ms, Moning. To each his/her own. I had a hard time getting emotionally invested in Hawk. It wasn't until about 1/2 way thru that she explained why he was such a "horn dog" and how he really was more sympathetic than it would seem.
I liked Adrienne, but give me a break. If I was swooped back a coupla centuries and was faced with the best sex of my life, with the most beautiful man in the universe....I'd go to town. Maybe I wouldn't trust him with my love, but I'd by on him like white on rice!! (hypothetically speaking, being single and available and all that. ahem! fans self!
I liked it alright! This title did not make KMM an auto buy for me, but I liked it well enough to try her again!