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Ravished by a Highlander (Children of the Mist #1)

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FORBIDDEN LOVE

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 betrayal—and a bold rescue—land her in the arms of a fierce Highlander, a powerful warrior whose searing gaze and tantalizing touch awaken her body and soul.

UNDENIABLE DESIRE

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Audio CD, 10 pages
Published September 1st 2010 by Blackstone Audiobooks (first published May 1st 2010)
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Kristen (Peddler of Smut)
4 Fabulous Stars!

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
Dina
Apr 07, 2011 Dina rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Dina by: Angelc
Are you tired of "wallpaper" historical romances where the only thing hinting at the stories' period setting is a date provided at the beginning of the book or some vague description of the characters' clothing? If you are, this book might be what you're looking for, as real characters and events play important roles in the story.

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
Duchess Nicole
Quickie review!

* "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
Karla

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
Angelc
"Ravished by a Highlander" was a rare mix of in-depth historical and political details combined with a moving, emotional love story. It's pretty unique for an author to succeed so well at both ends of the spectrum.

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
Kathleen
I absolutely LOVED this book. I usually read steamy HOT book's and knew going into this book that the heat level was lower than the book's I usually read. I was surprised when the heat did start that it was quite hot and I was happy that it took some time to get burning. I could feel the love that Davina and Rob had for each other leaping off of the pages. They were both fantastic characters and I would not have changed a thing about them. The story was really good although it had it's violent p...more
Sans
I should have made a drinking game out of this book: every time someone mentions "God", do a shot. I'd have been shitfaced by the end of the first chapter.

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
Laura the Highland Hussy
The only thing that gave this book a 3 star rather than a 2 star rating is that I enjoyed some parts. I love that this is about the children from both Laird of the Mist and A Highlander Never Surrenders, both of which I liked.
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
Crystal~BIG book addict~
I need to find a hot, possessive Highlander to take me to Skye!!




This was a great book full of alpha Highlanders who are very protective and possessive. Quick easy read and so worth it!


Carolyn
The year is 1685. Robert "Rob" MacGregor is the first-born son and heir apparent of the MacGregors of Skye, one of the most powerful but mysterious clans in Scotland. Rob is a well-honed, disciplined and driven warrior who has been trained from birth to be a leader with the protection and welfare of his family and clan foremost in his heart and mind. As a result, for years he has put aside his own pleasures, honing his swordplay and making decisions for the clan alongside his father, all the whi...more
Vallsykes
"Trust me, Davina. Trust me."

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
Samantha
Paula Quinn crafts a story in such an emotionally vivid way that each characters true feelings leaps off the pages.

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
Beckyloohoo Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ aka Mrs. Acheron Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ
At first I was a little squeamish about seeing Robert as a fully grown and drool-worthy man. In the book I read before this he was a baby hanging on his mother's hip. I never had gotten the chance to see him as a grown up before, so I almost felt a bit "cougarish" reading about his rippling muscles and his low-hanging kilt. But, being the great author she is, Paula Quinn helped me overcome my awkwardness. I will say that I loved that she still gave Robert moments of panic at the thought of his f...more
Liv
"RAVISHED BY THE RIGHT HIGHLANDER!!!"

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
Aoi
It was a hard arduous climb for me to get to 30%. Nothing of worth happens till then. So, if you find yourself in a similar situation, Don't Give Up!

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
Amanda
Mmmmmm....Robert MacGregor.....tall, handsome, dark curls, a dimpled chin, vivid blue eyes, muscles rippling as he handles his claymore with the greatest of ease, utterly devoted to those he loves....delicious. And though his looks are enough to slay any lass, his words are a whisper upon your heart:

"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
Elaine Mcdonald
Loved this one! I had read the second book first so I knew how this would end. I hate reading books out of order so I almost skipped this one. I am glad I didn't miss this one. By the time this one ended I had a pile of Kleenex beside me. There are so many great reviews about this story I won't even try to write one. Highly recommend.
Jewels ♥ My Devastating Reads
Great start to the series! I adored the hero and heroine. You can read my full review here http://devastatingreads.blogspot.ca/2...
Lise *friends don't flag*
A good Highlander historical romance. Really enjoyed listening to this one while traveling during Spring Break. I can't get the accents of the narrator out of my head, though.
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HOT KILTED SCOTSMEN ON A STICK!

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
Alessandra
After reading Outlander I've been having a pretty massive obsession with books about the Highlands and the fascinating, albeit in this case, fictional men that inhabit them.

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.

I like...more
Isalys
Ravished by a Highlander is a tale about forbidden love between two unlikely people. Caught in the web that is English politics in the middle ages, a secret can destroy the lives of both in a way that neither are prepared for.

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
Cat
3.5 Stars

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
Diana Leigh
The late 17th Century is a time of political unrest in England as both Protestant and Catholics are desperate for control of the throne. Lady Davina Montgomery is the firstborn child of a very powerful family, and she is also the Crown’s biggest secret. Hidden away at birth by her parents, she is raised by the good sisters at Saint Christopher’s Abbey while under the heavy guard of English soldiers. Unknown to Davina, she is betrayed by someone she loves and trusts, and her family’s enemies atta...more
Jackie
I thought after reading the 4 previous Historicals about the Campbell, MacGregors, Stuarts and Grants I was prepared for this story. I was mistaken in the assumption that Robert and Davina's story could not be better than the previous reads. Wrong!!! Book 1 in the Children Of The Mist series captures the reader from the first page. From beginning, middle to the end Paula Quinn never lets you go. We have been brought to this point with the stories proceeding Ravished so that by the time we open t...more
Diana
Audiobook narrated by Carrington MacDuffie

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
Shannon
Davina Montgomery is destined to live in an abbey alone with nuns because of who her parents are. She has soldiers who constantly watch over her to protect her from an army that is sure to come for her. When the army does come and her soliders can no longer protect her, she is saved by a brave highlander.

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
Lisa Jo
Ravished By A Highlander is a stunning and emotional romance from Paula Quinn. Get ready to read about the highlander who has got it goin’ on and the stunning lady that captured his heart.

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
Famma
I wish to rate it as 2.5 stars

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
Nadine Jones
This book is thoroughly ridiculous and not at all well-written - I'm kind of amazed at all the good reviews it got on GoodReads (which had lead me to try it out). But it's fluff, so there you go, I'm still reading.

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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
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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 nine books have garnered a starred review from Publishers Weekly. Her latest, The Seduction of Miss Amelia Bell is the first book in the Highland Heirs series and will be available March 2014. The series features the grown children of the beloved MacGregors from the Children...more
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