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

4.09  ·  Rating Details ·  2,273 Ratings  ·  137 Reviews

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
Mass Market Paperback, 383 pages
Published July 1st 2011 by Forever
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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.

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
Duchess Nicole
Oct 16, 2011 Duchess Nicole rated it liked it
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:
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Mairi MacGregor:
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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 sh
Jan 11, 2014 Liv rated it really liked it
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
Jul 07, 2011 Cynthia rated it really liked it
Recommended to Cynthia by: Laurie Garrison

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
Laurie Garrison
Jun 25, 2011 Laurie Garrison rated it really liked it
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
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.
Apr 09, 2015 Tanya rated it really liked it
Finally!!! Great book, but blasted, it took me many fortnights to finish it.
Sep 11, 2015 Zoe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really like Paula Quinn's style but the last 3 books I read from her "Mist" series were rather disappointing. None of which lived up to the first book Laird of the Mist. However, Tamed by a Highlander convinced me again that this is one writer to follow.

The story is about 2 childhood sweethearts who fell in love with each other early in life. Connor, left Scotland at 18 to serve in the King's army. By that time Connor and Mairi had already known that they were for each other. Mairi being th
Mary Gramlich
May 28, 2011 Mary Gramlich rated it it was amazing
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
Jul 02, 2011 Angelc rated it really liked it
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
Edwina " I LoveBooks" "Deb"
Tamed by a Highlander took me 4 days to read, which doesn't bode well for a story. Thus 2 stars review. We have a very annoying heroine Mairi MacGregor. Mairi has been in love with Connor Grant since she was 6 years old and he was 11 and he loved her too. You could call them soul mates and the backstory indicates that with there childhood attachments. There childhood love grows into an intimate love when Mairi is just 15 years. which is acceptable for the time period. Connor is called away to fi ...more
Oct 24, 2013 Misty rated it liked it
Connor and Mairi were childhood sweethearts. Connor was asked to be in the English army and left the Highlands and Mairi behind. Seven years later, and Connor finds himself face to face with Mairi. Both Connor and Mairi are the most stubborn people and don't want to get their feelings hurt again, but the love they shared is still there. With the help of the Queen and Connor's mother, they plot to put these two together again. Of course, when they do realize that they love each other still and wa ...more
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
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*
Sep 17, 2015 Kris rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction, romance
Enjoyed this book as an eAudio book.

The narration was very well done and easy to understand, even though there was plenty of Scottish accented dialog.

This was book 3 in the series and it just gets better. Be sure to read the books in order and meet all the characters. I can't wait to read the next book.
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
Jan 15, 2011 Danielle rated it it was amazing
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
Mar 29, 2011 Greenabsinthia rated it it was amazing
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
May 07, 2011 Susan rated it it was amazing
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
Nov 23, 2011 Crissy rated it really liked it
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
Feb 24, 2016 M rated it it was amazing
Again, LOVED IT. This book is just as good, if not, dare I say, better. It's got more mystery, intrigue, deceit, and is a little darker than the previous 2 books in the series. Mairi and Connor are definitely my favourite couple in the series so far (which is saying a lot since I loved Rob & Davina and Tristan & Isobel). Mairi is a complex character, and once again, Paula Quinn is able to deliver the drama in a way that isn't irritating and annoying to the reader.

Nutshell review:

• Mairi
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
Oct 08, 2011 Keri rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobook
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
Dec 28, 2014 Teshai rated it really liked it
I give this one four starts because of Mairi. Good Lord was she ever frustrating. A little brat that needed a good romp to shut her the hell up. The man asked you to come to England with him, chased you for four years, and you have the nerve to be upset because he didn't come home and chase you down?! Really?!

Then poor Oxford, I felt it for the guy, like really felt it for him. He was a nice man and truly started to like her. Was he a bad guy? Depends on what religious side you are on I guess. A
Jul 02, 2011 Latte rated it liked it
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
Sep 15, 2014 WiLoveBooks rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio, read-2014
I love a good second chance romance. I liked Connor and Mary, even though they are both stubborn. They could have saved themselves years of heartache if they would have tried to work it out. It was funny, though. Connor loves Mary's stubbornness. It is fun to see them work through their old issues and get back together. There is also political drama, intrigue, and danger. Not to mention the blades Mary keeps under her dress. I enjoy this series.
Darcie Mae
Feb 27, 2011 Darcie Mae rated it liked it
Shelves: series, historical
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.
Terry Sasada
Oct 10, 2016 Terry Sasada rated it it was amazing
So much anger and betrayal between a two highlanders that fell in love as children and were separated as adults. Fighting a religious battle for England and Scotland, could they come together and stop fighting each other? Great love story with a history lesson throughout. Such love that stands the test of time, and the help of Conner's mother and the queen. Maori will not see it coming. Love can survive and be more than it ever was.
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Paula Quinn is a NY Times and USA Today bestselling author of medieval and Scottish historical romance. To date, four of her books have garnered a starred review from Publishers Weekly. She has been nominated for Storyteller of the year by RT Book Reviews and every one of her books from the Children of the Mist series have garnered Top Picks from RT Book Reviews. She also writes fantasy romance un ...more
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