Tamed by a Highlander (Children of the Mist, #3)
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Tamed by a Highlander (Children of the Mist #3)

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A LOVER'S PROMISE

Connor Grant left his first love in the Highlands, vowing to return after serving in the king's army. Seven years later, he is still fighting for the crown, and his victories are legendary-both in the battlefield and in the bedroom. Yet he's never forgotten his bonnie lass. And he certainly never expected to see her amidst the splendor of the British royal...more
Paperback, 383 pages
Published July 1st 2011 by Forever
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Kristen (Peddler of Smut)
2 1/2 to 3 Hum-drum Stars

Well...I didn't really care for this book. The narration was pretty much its only saving grace. I loved the hero and heroine, but the plot fell short. Big time! Basically...I was bored throughout much of this story. Still, Paula Quinn is one fantastic author. Tamed by a Highlander, unfortunately, IS NOT romance at its best. Not for me, anyway.

Duchess Nicole
Mar 30, 2013 Duchess Nicole rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Any Highland Romance fans...this is the tops!!
My favorite quote from all of Paula Quinn's luscious Highland books?
Satan's balls!


Makes me laugh EVERY TIME!!! Okay, casting for Connor and Mary, direct from Paula's brain...

Connor Grant:

Mairi MacGregor:


Connor Grant and Mairi MacGregor have lived with their unrequited love for seven years. Mairi was six and Connor was nine when they first knew that they would mean the world to each other. But when Connor voluntarily joins the English army when Mairi is fifteen, and she is left broken and alone,...more
Catherine
You know something’s wrong when you’re 39 pages from the end and you seriously contemplate DNF’ing the book because you just wish it was over. The heroine was already killing the book for me, but then the last 100 or so pages were drawn out for no reason. It was so frustrating!

The book was pretty cute in the beginning. The heroine and hero were childhood sweethearts, but Connor abandoned her to fight for the English and Mairi never forgave him. They’re forced into each other’s company when Mairi...more
Liv
I'm reading the series slightly out of order…I jumped to this book after reading the 1st one because I really wanted to know more about Connor Grant & Mairi McGregor's love story & pronto!

This series has provided such a wonderful cast of characters--families who are renown from generations for their courage, leadership and passion. This series gives you the fierce McGregor warriors (including Mairi) from the Highlands, the Grants (who are the combination of royal English and Highland fa...more
Laurie (Bitten by Romance)
Cynthia's review below

Mairi MacGregor grew up in the shadow of her three brothers and Connor Grant. As a young girl, she was right there with them, getting into trouble. As the years passed, the relationship between Mairi and Connor blossomed into love. The night Connor leaves Scotland to serve in the king’s army, Mairi feels betrayed and vows never to trust him again. Connor had sent letters to Mairi asking her to join him in England, only for a short while, but she had refused.

It’s been seven...more
Cynthia (aka Artemis)

Reviewed at Bitten By Paranormal Romance


Mairi MacGregor grew up in the shadow of her three brothers and Connor Grant. As a young girl, she was right there with them, getting into trouble. As the years passed, the relationship between Mairi and Connor blossomed into love. The night Connor leaves Scotland to serve in the king’s army, Mairi feels betrayed and vows never to trust him again. Connor had sent letters to Mairi asking her to join him in England, only for a short while, but she had refuse...more
Splage
If you like highlander series, this one is a really good one to try. I have found it much more interesting and better written than some of the new highlander series I have runs across lately. It does have some good historical detail which took a little bit of focus to figure out who the characters were and how they were connected. The stories are really good though I loved the romance between the hot highlander and their strong heroines.
Angelc
I really love this series, I think these books are what historical romance is all about. While this installment isn't my favorite of the series, it's still an excellent highland story, all about the romance.

I'm a big fan of couples who are reunited after years apart and childhood sweetheart stories, and this book was both! I think it really added to the depth and intensity of their feelings for each other.

One thing I loved about the story was that both characters were so jealous! And honestly, t...more
Mary Gramlich
TAMED BY A HIGHLANDER written by Paula Quinn
Book #3 in the Children of the Mist Series
07/11 - Grand Central Publishing - Mass Market Paperback, 400 pages

Do we have to sacrifice everything for the love?

Mairi MacGregor is a feisty, sword-wielding lass used to fighting for her life and her way of live. She may have been in love with Connor Grant since she was six years old but it did not mean she liked him and would love to use one of the swords strapped to her body against him, again. Connor had l...more
Jocelin
The story completely flowed and the elements really kept me intrigued. The one thing that was getting on my nerves because was the back and forth between Mairi MacGregor and Connor Grant. He had left her a long time ago and they were childhood sweethearts. Blah, blah, blah, get over it already. He went off to fight in the King's army and she went to fight in the militia. She was brash, tough, über sassy, and spirited. He was brave, courageous and a great soldier. They make a formidable couple. I...more
Brittany B.
I loved this book the most of this series. Knowing all the characters already, this story was a fantastic addition to the series. I was a bit annoyed with Mairi. She is a tomboy who loves to fight and wants to be treated like one of the boys. It was disconcerting in the beginning, but she grew on me.

Quinn does an amazing job of developing her plots and characters through the series. I believe her male characters are more irresistible than her heroines. I haven't loved any of the heroines, until...more
May
Angst what more can I say <3

I still don't have a clear idea about the villains and their alliances. I don't know is it me or is it difficult to keep up in general ?! even when I finished the last book of children of mist I'm still confused !!

Speaking of children of mist why is Kate (their mother) is not mentioned as frequently as Claire ?!

Currently I love highlander stories :)
I love it more when its an english lass and highlander chief ;)

Paula Quinn *Thumbs Up*
Amy (Books, College, and Other Random Things)
I am reviewing this book for Net Galley.

Tamed by the Highlander is the third book in the Children of the Mist series by Paula Quinn. I absolutely loved this book! It is the first book that I have read by this author and it won’t be the last. I will have to find all the previous books that lead up to this trilogy (MacGregor series) and the first two in the trilogy.

This story is about Mairi MacGregor and Connor Grant who have been friends since childhood. At the tender age of six years, Mairi fel...more
Danielle
So I have loved every book by Paula Quinn. Love the H's love the h's, the secondary characters that do not seem secondary at all, love the details, and the stories, and the passion... She rocks my world. I knew I was going to love this book, even if I went into to it thinking that Connor was a jerk...

A problem very quickly rectified. I just cannot help but sigh over the relationship that Mairi and Connor have. They were childhood sweethearts and loves of each other's lives when Connor had to lea...more
Crissy
I super loved the first two books in this series, which is why I was disappointed that this book wasn't as good. The heroine, Mairi, is honestly TSTL, going over the same tired arguments over and over. Yes, we get it, he broke your heart seven years ago. Got it. You've cried your last tears for him. Understood. No, shut up, he's proved that he not only still loves your stupid ass (for some reason) and never meant to "betray" you (melodramatic much), he'll even tolerate you being a dumb, jumping-...more
Susan
In Tamed by a Highlander, Paula Quinn weaves romance, suspense, and history into a story that unleashes a smoldering desire within the heart of the reader. Her characters, Connor and Mairi, exemplify the fiery passion of Highland pride as they struggle to live in a time of subterfuge and political unrest between the two countries and the two lovers. Both are warriors of Scotland and their relationship invokes the spirit of a Highlander’s fierce passion for country and clan. When Connor and Mairi...more
Greenabsinthia
I looked forward to reading Paula Quinn’s Tamed by a Highlander with great anticipation and was lucky to receive an ARC. I was not disappointed.


Paula Quinn has a unique ability to transport her readers back in time, where you, for a few hours, become a participant in the splendors of the court of the English king and a member of Clan MacGregor.


Mairi and Connor’s story is both heartbreaking and heartwarming. At times you giggle your way through passages, while minutes later you are sobbing into b...more
Stevie
Page 77 and LOVING IT!!!!!

I tried so hard to take my time with this one knowing the next will not be out for a YEAR! But I couldn't stop reading it for more than an hour. It was all I hoped for, and better. Paula out did herself. I like Connor's character in the two previous Children of the Mist, and had a feeling his story was going to be really good and it was. Fast paced, emotionally connected, great chemistry between all the characters, really enjoyed the plot, even a wee bit of angst when t...more
Keri
This was the 3rd book in the series... it was better than book 2 but not as good as book 1. If I had read book 2 or 3 first I probably wouldn't have continued in the series but book 1 really hooked me. It's not that the writing is bad - it's actually really good - the problem I have is that I can't stand overly strong, willful, stubborn heroines that spend the majority of the book fighting the hero. Book 2 was horrible with this and I couldn't like the heroine much because of it even though I re...more
Latte
I'm a big fan of this series and had been anxiously awaiting Mairi & Connor's story. But this storyline left me wanting. I just had real difficulty connecting with the character of Mairi, at times finding her whiny and imagined her stamping her feet like a toddler, even when prose didn't have her doing so. Neither did I "love" Connor as portrayed. I like it for the continuation of the story, but on its own, I don't know that it would have held my interest enough to find the other titles in t...more
Sandi
A true love story!
Darcie Mae
This book was not my favorite in the series. I was pleased by seeing where the characters have developed, but I think I would have given this a 2 star if I had not read the previous in the series. I found the story line filled with too much of the H/H disecting "what happened" in thier failed relationship and took forever for them to "get over it" and move on. Could have used a little more action.
♡Karlyn P♡
It ended better then I thought it would, as the beginning didn't work for me. The heroine was just too willing to blame him for her problems, but she made her own choices in the matters. Overall, glad I stuck with it. The mystery plot was well done, and Connor made a great hero too.
Azwildcat * reads too much romance *
***** My Ratings *****
Hero rating: 4
Heroine rating: 2
Steam/Action Factor: 3
Plot/Storyline: 4
Writing Style: 5
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Overall rating: 3
Christy
I love it!!! The whole series of "Children of the Mist" are good! If you like tall, dark and highlander, this series are perfect for you:))
April Dykes
Loved it! I have really enjoyed this series so far, and am looking forward to the next one.
Katinki
This is for all the MacGregors and Children of the Mist books (there's 6 altogether). On average, I'll say 2.5 stars, some being 2's and a couple of them being 3's.

What I liked:
- They're fun little reads and they made me laugh (intentional or not, I have no clue). The Scottish accents and wording made it rather fun - dinna, canna, nae, aye, wee lass, etc lol
- They're actually not terribly unbelievable from a historical standpoint. I really did like the historical context.
- I like how the boo...more
Jessica
This is my first historical romance in the highlander background, and boy did I love it! There's a reason it's called Tamed by a Highlander because Mairi had such a wild, fiery personality and only the hunky highlander Conner could tame her fight and passion. It took me a little bit to get into the story because I kept on getting confused between all of the different names and titles of people, but after that I just couldn't get enough. It was so much fun to read about how they both loved each o...more
C.M.
ok so I did really like this book. There was a lot of action, a pretty good plot and some very nice romance scenes. There were just two little problems 1. everything in this series happens at the exact same time so we get a lot of over writing 2. I wanted to really love Mairi and Conner but OMG can they GET A GRIP. This is one of those could have been solved 6 years ago things if he had just told her what he was doing, how he felt etc or she him. Instead they act like immature children, which I...more
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