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Saturday, June 19, 2010

To Tame a Highland Warrior by Karen Marie Moning

Released: December 1, 1999
Publisher: Dell
Rated: Adult

Only her love could gentle his savage soul--

He was born to a clan of warriors of supernatural strength, but Gavrael McIllioch abandoned his name and his Highland castle, determined to escape the dark fate of his ancestors. Hiding his identity from the relentless rival clan that hunted him, he called himself Grimm to protect the people he cared for, vowing never to acknowledge his love for ravishing Jillian St. Clair. Yet even from afar he watched over her, and when her father sent an urgent summons, "Come for Jillian," he raced to her side--into a competition to win her hand in marriage.

Why had he run from her so many years before? And why return now to see her offered as a prize in her father's manipulative game? Furious, Jillian vowed never to wed. But Grimm was the man she loved, the one who urged her to marry another. He tried to pretend indifference as she tempted him, but he could not deny the fierce desires that compelled him to abduct her from the altar. She was the only woman who could tame the beast that raged within him--even as deadly enemies plotted to destroy them both....

What I thought:

I really enjoyed the first book, but this one didn't wow me like I thought it would have.  While it was an entertaining read, I just couldn't find it up to par with the rest of KMM's work that I have read so far.  The three suitors felt very forced, and while we see Jillian going after Grimm, there just wasn't any suspense on who she would pick after Grimm repeatedly rejected her. 

We get to a scene that was supposed to be climatic, would Grimm come to the rescue and save Jillian from marrying the wrong guy?  Well, the plot was spoiled when the author spoils it several pages earlier and on several occasions.  While it would have been cheesy it would have been better if she didn't clue the reader in on it (even though most could have seen it coming).

I liked the story, but it had its ridiculous and cheesy moments.

I gave it 3 stars!

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