Ravished by a Highlander (Children of the Mist #1)
Davina Montgomery is no ordinary English lady. For her own protection, she's been locked away from society, her true identity the Crown's most closely guarded secret. Until a shocking betrayaland a bold rescueland her in the arms of a fierce Highlander, a powerful warrior whose searing gaze and tantalizing touch awaken her body and soul.
FABULOUS! Simply fabulous!
I loved this book. It did, however, take me some time to fully enjoy listening to the audio version of the story. Until now, I haven't particularly cared to listen to audio books as I can read much faster on my own; I prefer my own internal voice; and, frankly, for some strange reason, I become beyond embarrassed listening to someone read a passionate sex scene aloud. I turn into a giggling teen that feels like I'm about to get caught doing something w...more
The year is 1685 and James of York has just ascended the throne of England as King James II, in a time when the fight for power between Protestants and Catholics is cau...more
* "Read" the audio, narrator was AMAZING!!
* The hero's name is Robert MacGregor...the name screams POWERFUL SCOTTISH LAIRD
* Complete alpha male with a soft-n-sexy spot for his woman
* Willing to do anything for her happiness
* Sexy times!!
* Heroine has a big, exciting secret (and it's a goodie!)
* The last twenty percent was MAGIC! Brought a little tear to my eye
Glad to get back to a Highlander romance...it had been awhile. I'm definitely going to finish the series, but if you're a s...more
4 Solid Stars!! Love the family element woven into this series!! Highlanders...RAWRRR!!
First off a big shout-out to Duchess Nicole for giving me the heads up on the audiobook version of this series! You were right...great narrator, fabulous story, scrumptious men!
A delicious romance were the hero reluctantly rescues the heroine, unravels the secrets that surround her, and they fall in love despite the fact the odds are against them. So many wonderful characters, yummy Highlanders, and I can't...more
Davina has been hidden away in a convent for her whole life in order to protect her from political plots to kill her. Everything comes to a peak when the entire abbey and the soldiers guarding her perish in an attack. Fatefully, the son of a Scottish laird, Robert MacGregor, and his cl...more
Now, I have no problem with religion. I respect that everyone has their own faith (or not) and even if I don't agree with someone's beliefs, I appreciate that they mean something to that person. I can't fault someone for believing something. And I understand that it was the era, that the basis of the plot was these peoples lives intersecting o...more
I just read about every review on gr about this book and almost every single one of them is a 4 or 5. Did I read the same book, because puh-leez.
Our heroine Davina has a secret. It's a big deal, but the build-up is overkill. I guessed the secret, our hero guessed the secret...more
Who can I call to make a movie about Highlanders?!! I LOVED THE MACGREGORS. It was honestly a treat to get the brooding Robert MacGregor as the obstinate and loyal hero, who made me swoon a little, even with the medium steam, PLUS his brothers and cousins, especially Colin MacGregor and Connor Grant, whose charm oosed from the words.
In this tale, I got the mystical description of the Isle of Skye and the castle of Camlochlin. I got the brutal fights between highland...more
Ravished by a Highlander is mysterious tale of forbidden love and desire. Forced together by betrayal, a secretive English woman and a strong Scottish Warrior must fight to keep the truth of her birthright hidden for it has the power to change the structure of the Crown. There were so many elements of this story that reminded me of Julie Garwood’s historical novels such as the typi...more
I was in the mood for "Highlander" when my credit came in &this was just a perfect fit for my craving…lol
The forbidden love between Robert MacGregor (first born son of Laird MacGregor) and Davina Montgomery (English lady) was sweet, scintillating and so enjoyable! The fact that Quinn used historical accounts as the backdrop for the plot worked perfectly for this love affair because as the tension and problems came from external forces, it allowed the lov...more
Paula Quinn starts off the series with Ravished by a Highlander Not going to rehash the whole story here, just two things..
I was struck by how authentic the hero, Robert MacGregor, is. The heir to the Laird, he spends his time working hard for the clan- helping them in their fields and homes, and honing his sword arm for battle. He keeps busy, sacri...more
"Davina". He was there, above her, his breath hot against her mouth. She opened her eyes to him, ashamed of her tears, and then astounded to see them in his eyes as well. "I love ye, lass, " he whisp...more
Now that I have your attention...I just finished this entire series. And I liked it. A lot.
I have a side of me that wants to deny loving these type of novels. The Children of the Mist series is adventurous, engaging and a blast to read.
Ive heard it all before... 'bodice ripper' monikers for books like these. The assumption is that all romance is the same. I tell you, hands down, they are not.
Never judge a book by its genre. Isnt that what they say?
Some are saucy...more
Compared to the books in the Outlander series, of which every installment is a veritable tome, this book was a relatively quick read, but not in a bad or frivolous way.
While the book is clearly a romance, the author seems to genuiely care somewhat about historical context and she seems to have done her research well.
Robert MacGregor is a fierce highlander, through and through. As heir to his clan, he has taken his training and responsibilities very seriously. On a journey to England to support the new king, they come across an abbey under siege. At the urgent request of a fallen Englis...more
This is the first time I have ever listened to an audiobook and I LOVED it! I can't tell you how liberating it is to be able to multitask while listening to a book. All of a sudden I didn't mind running errands, commuting, or doing the laundry because all I had to do with pop in my headset and listen to this fun and sexy story. But I digress.
Ravished by a Highlander is also my first experience with historical highlander fiction. It was a genre that never really interested me but I th...more
In 1685 Scotland, highlander Robert MacGregor and his kinsmen happen upon a convent under attack by unknown soldiers, arriving just in time to rescue two lone survivors. Rob feels honor bound to take novice Davina and her guard Edward Asher to safety at Camlochlin, his family's well-guarded keep hidden in the mists on the Isle of Skye. Asher confesses to Rob that Davina's life is at stake and that she will continue to be hunted down by the King's enemies...more
I'm not sure what it was about author's writing that made it necessary for me to go back and re-read short sections. The dialogue, especially, was sometimes difficult to follow. One of the part...more
Davina Montgomery has been locked away in a convent for her whole life...and with good reason. At the moment, her identity is England’s biggest secret and she must be protected at all costs. So when the convent is viciously attached by the enemy, the last place Davina expects to be is in the arms of a dashing S...more
I started reading because of Devil MacGregor and SKYE!!! The sheer beauty of cold, misty Skye and of course because of Scotland. But it disappointed me; it was really predictable since beginning. I like Colin, Will and Tristan more than Rob so serious attitude. Davina on the other hand was ok when she came out of her shell. The love part was nothing out of ordinary and the battles with enemy were sudden, vivid but not lengthy.
For instance, one min they were talking...more
I am happy to say that this book has gotten better. Yes, the prose is florid (characters NEVER just glance at each other, they "look at her with blue depths" or fiery lapis gems or whatever - and of course - OF COURSE - every time they do this, they want to ravage each other) and the...more