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"Fairy King and the Fairy Fool got mad and bring woman from 1990 to 1513 to teach Lord Hawk a lesson"

I just read BEYOND THE HIGHLAND MIST by Karen Marie Moning. I can't believe I left this book sitting in my TBR mountain for so long! I really enjoyed this book. I had read an article in Romantic Times where the author said that there was going to be a sequel with Grimm (hero's best friend) in December. So even though I already had the book and wanted to read it, this made me want to read it now. I sat down to read it and I ended up staying up all night long to finish it. I'm still not exactly sure what Grimm is, just that he isn't quite human. I'm definitely looking forward to his book To Tame A Highland Warrior.

This book is about the legendary Hawk who is a Scottish Lord and who is supposed to be the perfect man. A Fairy Queen make comments about how wonderful he was and basically how stallions were envious of him. So the Fairy King and the Fairy Fool got mad and decided they needed to find a way to punish Hawk.

Because no woman could say no to him, they decided to look through the centuries to find a woman that Hawk would desire but who wouldn't want him because he was so handsome. So they found Adrienne in 1990 something Seattle and transported her back in time to 1513 Scotland. It was really funny in many of places! Adrienne was supposed to take the place of Mad Janet the woman King James had betrothed to the Hawk years earlier. Hawk didn't want to marry Mad Janet but he had no choice; so he married Adrienne believing she was Mad Janet who was dead. He now had a beautiful woman that said no to him, and who he saw looking at another man, the smithy on his property, with desire in her eyes. For Hawk that was just too much.

I thought there were some really funny scenes in the book. The Fairy King and the Fairy Fool on two different occasions were arguing back and forth that the heroine should go back to the future or stay in the past. The heroine was in the garden in Scotland in 1513 and the Fairy King would sweep her back to the future; and the Fool would say no she belonged in the past and he would sweep her back to the past. They kept putting her back and forth, back and forth. In another scene when Hawk was in the process of seducing her, they took her back to the future and then brought her back to the past. When she popped back into bed beside him, Hawk came to believe that she was really from the future. I absolutely adored the end of the book when Hawk had been told how to command a Fairy and had all of his commands wrote out on a scroll and stood reading it to the Fairy for over 20 minutes with the Fairy pacing back and forth getting madder and madder because as long as Hawk wasn't interrupted the Fairy had to do what Hawk was saying so of course the Fairy tried to distract him and it was so funny!

There was also a little side story with Hawk's mother Lydia and Travis the Tanner that I thought was so sweet.

Sheila Bragg / August, 1999
Copyright 1999 for ParaNormal Romance & Book Isle Paperbacks

Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 12, 2001

SUMMARY

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 marraige 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....

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Beyond The Highland Mist
(Highlanders: Book 1)
by Karen Marie Moning

Dell
March 1, 1999
Available: March 9, 1999
ISBN #0440234808
EAN #9780440234807
400 pages
Paperback
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Other Books by
Karen Marie Moning

Shadowfever
The Mammoth Book of Time Travel Romance
Dreamfever
Spell of the Highlander
Faefever
BloodFever
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Darkfever
Into the Dreaming
The Immortal Highlander
The Dark Highlander
Tapestry
Kiss Of The Highlander
The Highlander's Touch
To Tame a Highland Warrior


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