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UF, UF, UF. PNR, HR, Sci-Fi, finding a bit more YA that I enjoy. Mystery, crime, detective shit. Have recently figured out I'm not really a contemporary romance gal. I like smut but am not really into erotica. Oh, did I mention UF?

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The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty
Anne Rice, A.N. Roquelaure
Fate's Edge
Ilona Andrews
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
J.K. Rowling
The Iron Queen
Julie Kagawa
Red Seas Under Red Skies
Scott Lynch

Beyond the Highland Mist (The Highlander Series, Book 1)

Beyond the Highland Mist (The Highlander Series, Book 1) - Karen Marie Moning

I resisted this book for so long, even though I am a KMM fan girl, because of my deep, abiding love of the Outlander series.

 

I thought, hmmmmm, another time traveling gal who finds herself in 16th Century Scotland, falls for the handsome, brutal yet honorable Laird, they fight time and crime together, get ripped apart, and finally find their HEA. Outlander touched me deeply. I do LOVE that series. So I stayed away from Beyond the Highland Mist because I didn't want my love of Outlander to color my thoughts on this one. If I ever read it, I wanted to see it for what IT is, not what it is COMPARED to Outlander.

 

Maybe I've had enough time in between. I LOVE this book! It's not as detailed an exploration of old Scotland as Outlander, it's more of a straight up historical romance with the time-travel thrown in for fun. And it's sweet and touching and fun and lovely and desperate. Just what a heaving, panting, skirt-swirling historical romance should be. And Hawk is hot. :)

 

Adrienne is not a simpering ninny controlled by her painful past. She is determined not to let it rule her. The colorful cast of other characters is fun and a pleasure to get to know. My only problem with this book was the abundance of typos and some weird formatting on my Kindle. I think I lost more than a few pages in Chapter 26. I'm going to try to get a hold of a hard copy to compare. But, that's not a problem that will take stars away from this book (or from my eyes).

 

I read this for a challenge read and I'm so glad I did. I'm adding the rest of the series to my to-read list and they'll probably jump to the head of it.