The Highlander’s Touch

The Highlander’s Touch
(Highlander #3)
by Karen Marie Moning
performed by Phil Gigante
Published 2007 by Brilliance Audio
10 hours, 51 minutes. Unabridged.
Rating: 4/5

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…

So it continues with Moning’s Highlander series. One thing I really love about this series is that they are all different stories, but they’re also all connected in different way. For instance, we meet Hawk Douglas and Adam Black in Beyond the Highland Mist. Grimm, Hawk’s best friend is the hero in To Tame a Highland Warrior. In The Highlander’s Touch, Adam black returns with a little less mischief and we hear the name Douglas again in a couple of supporting characters. I imagine these two are Hawk’s brothers. It’s just so fun the way it all connects!

Like the two books before, the reader is introduced to a headstrong woman and an enormous and muscular warrior. The two meet, argue, keep secrets, and fall in love. There are some intense sex scenes. Conflict arises when the aforementioned secrets are revealed. It’s all resolved magically and ends with a romantic happily ever after. I would never consider any of those statements spoilers because if you’re buying a romance novel, that’s what you’re going to get. The basic structure is simple. There were some unique things about this particular story I liked, and some I didn’t.

I loved the bond they developed. When they explained it later, it seemed a little silly. Still, I thought it made the story more interesting. They really were sharing all of themselves with each other in that way. Even though Circenn was keeping a secret from Lisa, she knew he was keeping something from her. It was one of my favorite parts of their relationship.

The ending was a little much. I get it. It’s romance. They all end with happily. However, all of the things they did to changes they made in time got a little ridiculous. I found more funny than aggravating. I guess that’s good. It was just a little much that they all got every single thing they wanted. Still, it was a fun book. Phil Gigante, again, did a terrific job. He’s just such an awesome narrator. And when they say “performed by Phil Gigante” they aren’t kidding. He’s not just reading the book, it’s a performance with emotion and some really great voices.

This book contains profanity and sexual content. 18 and up, please!

Source: Birmingham Public Library. Birmingham, AL.
Author’s website: http://www.karenmoning.com/kmm/
Purchase this book: Book Depository | Amazon

Read reviews of previous books in the series:
Beyond the Highland Mist | To Tame a Highland Warrior

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