BEYOND THE HIGHLAND MIST: KAREN MARIE MONING REVIEW

Hello Lovelies! Today I’m coming at ya with another review. This book is in a genre that I’ve never really explored before, at least to this extent, but I’m so glad I did because I’m a little bit obsessed after reading this. Let’s go ahead and get started!

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…

RATING: 5/5 STARS

Let’s go ahead and cut right to the chase: I LOVED THIS BOOK. Like really really loved it, so much so that I couldn’t sleep after reading it because I was so completely giddy. Beyond the Highland Mist is an adult paranormal romance, and while I’ve definitely read my fair share of young adult paranormal books, adult was a new aspect. This book was extra steamy, which I was definitely fine with. I’m going to go ahead and say that this book isn’t some crazy different approach to a romance novel. It definitely had some roots in the typical themes and whatnot, however I absolutely adored the characters, setting, dialogue, etc.

Starting with the characters, Adrienne is great. She is this fiery, independent character, and I thought it was great that she didn’t go all weak in the knees and cave every single time she interacted with Hawk. She also always seems to have clever words to throw at him, which is always a plus because sarcasm is always a good thing. Then along with Adrienne, we have Hawk, and HOLY MOLEY. Hawk is honestly probably what made me love this book so much, because he is a total and complete Scottish babe. He reminded me a lot of Jamie Fraser from Outlander, which rocked. Hawk was sarcastic and stubborn, but even when he was egging on Adrienne you could see how much he loved her, which brings me to the sweetest part of the story. Hawk is one of those male characters that falls for the girl first, which I always love, and he spends the whole book proving to her that he wasn’t some jerk that is going to break her heart. Adrienne thinks that Hawk is just like every other attractive guy she’s ever encountered, shallow and two timing, ready to break her heart, but when she finally figures out that that’s not on the agenda, it gets so cute and romantic and totally and completely wow.

Besides the characters and the killer romance, this story also includes Fae and time travel, which I loved. The Fae were used in a really interesting way, and there are some really interesting references throughout the story. The time travel also added a cool aspect, especially because they didn’t know when or why it was happening.

Lastly this book takes place in Scotland, which was so AMAZING. Scotland is one of the places I’m dying to visit someday, and Karen adds descriptions that make me want to grab a plane ticket today. All in all, I highly recommend this book, it is such a great read, and if you like books with hot Scottish guys, this one definitely won’t fall short!

Love,

Taylor

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Author: taylor

i really love ice cream, coffee + tea, and really good books. self proclaimed bibliophile who loves everything to do with reading, here's a little peek into my bookish adventures. ((favorite genres: young adult, new adult, fantasy, and basically anything with a touch of romance))

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