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To Tame A Highland Warrior (Highlander #2)

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A Woman's Tender Touch

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 ravis
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Paperback, 366 pages
Published December 1st 1999 by Dell
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valee
I loved this book.

Really, I don't get why people say that you could skip the first two books in the series and it wouldn't matter. This first 2 books may not be as good as the rest but IMHO they are still worth of being read. The first one was good, but this one was awesome. I know that this will be another series to add to my favs list soon. I'm not adding this book to that list, but if the rest of the books in the series are even better than this one they'll end up there because this one almo
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UniquelyMoi ~ 1-Click RockChick

I’m pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. After reading the first one and being underwhelmed by the time travel aspect, I assumed this one would be much the same, however, in my opinion, this book is much better than the first. With the exception of the mention of a few characters from the first book in the series, To Tame a Highland Warrior can easily be read as a standalone novel.

Why did this one work for me? Well, no time travel, for one thing. Another important factor is the
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Julz
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SamJ ★Needs a HEA★
Book Basics

Genre : - Historical Paranormal Romance
Series : - 2nd in the series
Love triangle? - (view spoiler)
Cheating? - (view spoiler)
HEA? - (view spoiler)
Would I read more by this author/or in this series? - Yes
Rating - 2.5 rounded up to 3


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As with book 1 Review Here I struggled with liking the heroine. Nothing I can really put my finger on, just something about them I str
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To Tame a Highland Warrior -

The second book in this series, I have to say was maybe a little better than the first. I loved the berserker aspect. I thought it was HAWT, but I wish he used his berserker just a little more. I didn’t even see Grim portrayed as anything than a butler in the first book so I was completely taken off guard when it was revealed he was a berserker.

So Grimm turned Berserker at a very young age and with a huge fear of hurting the on
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Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
I’ve become quite a big Moning fan since I read the Fever series, and so reading her Highlander series, I had high expectations. And while Beyond the Highlander Mist wasn’t exactly my favourite Highlander historical, I found that To Tame a Highland Warrior was an improvement.

I LOVED the heroine, Jillian! I loved the fact that she was a headstrong female and was aware of her feelings for Grimm from the very beginning. Despite the fact that she gets easily infuriated by Grimm’s less-than-roman
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Laura the Highland Hussy
This is a re-read for me. I love Karen Marie Moning, and I credit Monica McCarty for pointing me in her direction!
This is a great romance. Grimm is a Berserker, but is ashamed of it-he has no idea that it is a family trait passed down to him, and he should be proud of it! Instead, he believes that he watched his father murder his mother, and then the enemy of his clan slaughtered everyone in his clan-he then called on the legend of the Bereserker to help him defeat the enemy. Really his Berserke
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Kristen (Peddler of Smut)
2 1/2 to 3 stars

I'm glad I read this series out of order (these books can be read out of order). I'm honestly not sure if would have continued the series had I read the first three books in the series first. Personally, I don't think the series was particularly engrossing until after the third book. Books four, five, and six are my favorite, with book six, The Immortal Highlander, my favorite of the series. You must, however, read books four, five, six, and seven in order.

I recommend reading th
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♡Karlyn P♡
A re-read (listened to audiobook). A fun installment in the series, and I remember absolutely loving it the first time I read it a few years ago, but after re-reading books 4-7 last month (Kiss, Dark, Immortal and Spell), this one just didn't seam to be able to compare. Still, a really fun and sexy highlander story.
Kaleigha
In the second installment of the KM Moning Highlander series, we focus on the story of Gavreal "Grimm" Roderick. As a young boy, he witnessed the destruction of his people by the enemy McKane clan. When, in the midst of his rage, Gavreal calls on the mythic power of the Berserker, he becomes a warrior without equal. Both feared and worshipped, the Berserker has extra-ordinary powers, but the price is almost uncontrollable violence and rage. To escape this legacy, Gavreal leaves his home and neve ...more
K.
[Audiobook: "To Tame A Highland Warrior" by Karen Marie Moning; Phil Gigante/Reader = 5*]

The first time I did the "skim" on this book and wasn't too interested in reading it completely, and now I realize I was probably just taking a nose-dive on the series as a whole after starting it at "The Kiss of the Highlander," an absolute favorite. After KOTH, I read through the end of the series, went back and read "The Highlander's Touch," which was just "okay" for me. Then read "Beyond the Highland Mis
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~E~ Riverina Romantics
Karen Marie Moning writes a floorless romance.

This is the second book I have read in this series and on both occasions I have been gobsmacked at how perfectly proportioned they are.

The drama, suspense and romance are all extremely well balanced that I was left in a constant need for more.

The sex scenes are written without explicit detail giving it a more romantic feel and aren’t a big part of the story – concentrating more on the emotional love instead of the physical.

Karen also seems to have
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Jilly
Is there some rule in writing a historical romance novel that the male character must be a total jerkbag? And, the female must be a complete and utter fool? Cuz, this is the second book in a row that I have been completely and utterly disgusted by the depiction of my gender. I mean, okay, girls like reformed bad boys sometimes - reformed being the key word here. But, the idea that we are all aflutter when some guy treats us like dirt might possibly give guys the wrong idea (not to mention girls ...more
Casey
I am so far behind on writing my reviews right now that I am having a hard time justifying the time it will take me to write a full review for this book when I didn't even like it. But on the other hand I also feel like I should justify why this was only a two star book for me...

I'm going to make this short and to the point.

It wasn't as bad as the first book in the series, but not significantly better either. The "twist" to reveal the bad guy was pretty obvious and although I liked the female le
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Alana ~ The Book Pimp
You know, even this (in general)loather of Historical Romance... I like these books! I think it's because as P.A. Lupton put it (I'm paraphrasing here) it's not about the timeperiod as the focus - the romance and the characters are the focus. It just happens to take place in the 16th century (I think- don't quote me on that date.) So I don't have to deal with the idiocyncracies of the day-to-day life of that age, or the 'expected' way to treat a woman (these woman are VERY independant and much m ...more
Nihawmi
SEVGİLİ LADIES

Historical Romance okuduğumuz tarihten bu yana İskoçlara hayran olduk,
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( ki sizi bilmem ama ben hala daha hayranım,
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ve itiraf edelim onları İSTEDİK
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ama kitaplarda olsa bile o kadar savaşa dayanamayıp elbet ölüm haberlerini almaktan korktuk
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DERKENNNN....

İSKOÇ ERKEKLERİNİN PASLANMAYAN,LEKE TUTMAYAN, EKRANI ÇİZİLMEYEN
ÖMÜRLÜK-FULL(?!) GARANTİLİ VERSİYONUNU YAPMIŞLAR. ---> BERSERKER

Efendim kendileri bizzat Kelt Efsaneleri tarından %100 garantilenmiş olup bu "efsanevi" meziyetleri
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Jane Stewart
Too much pondering and filler. If a few people would talk to each other truthfully there would be no story.

STORY BRIEF:
Grimm is a berserker. When he sees blood, he turns into a super warrior – stronger and faster than others. His wounds heal magically. It is close to impossible to kill him. His father is a berserker, it’s inherited by males. The McCanes have hated the McIlliochs for generations. When Grimm was 14 he had not yet been told he was a berserker. At that time the McCanes attacked his
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Vika aka ♔ of GIF & Grumpy Smut-ateer *P/T Freebie Fairy
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I think it is safe to say that I am developing a fetish for kilts because of this series. Currently I have about 10 tabs open of hot men wearing kilts

Grimm with a sad past...
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Gets saved by a beautiful girl when he is 14 years old - Jillian St Claire. But his past haunts him and he must leave her behind as he thinks that is the best way to keep her safe. Stubborn ass! I never wanted to throttle a man more than Grimm. For a man who raised himself from a "wee lad" into a true bad ass
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Liv
Mar 24, 2011 Liv rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: pnr
I'll be very honest upfront, that I much prefer KMM's Fever series than this Highlander series. Perhaps it may have to do with the fact that the two series are slight different genres - Fever is more UF while Highlander is more PNR, and I'm usually more of an UF fan... Anyway, I still thought that this was an easy read.

Sometimes I thought the stubbornness of Jillian, the female lead, was actually quite funny. Her initial interactions with Grimm were always bickering and bantering, but meanwhile
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*.Amaia.* BlackMagicRose
Not as fun or fresh as the first book in the series, but I'm intrigued because I can see traces of the beginning of the Fever Series. Will continue reading the rest, at least until the 4th book, which is supposed to be the best one.
Mizuki
It's a highly forgettable romance with the Highlander setting. This book doesn't work for me because...

The characters are paper-thinned.

The story is just a run-of-the-mill romance. Nothing special.

Some of the scenes are comical and light-hearted enough, but the story as a whole does nothing to me.

Sexy Dangerous Mysterious Bad Boy With a Dark Past? No, I don't find this sexy, it's so overused, it isn't even interesting.

There's a sweet and good-nature Boy Next Door type male character, but of cou
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Paige Velthouse
2-3 stars

This book was different from all the others in the series and I think that was the biggest let down. Grimm and Jillian were from the same century so the only time travel aspect was the minor mention of the first book. I really missed that and it made this book feel like it lacked something all the other books had. There was also no mention of Druids or the Fae, but a Berseker that seemingly had no correlation to all other 7 books. I loved how books 3 onward were all connected but still
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Eastofoz
This book was ok like the first one. It's more of a 3.5 stars than a 4. It's a bit ho-hum in terms of highlander stories. The writing is not always "historical" which takes away from the historical feel and the stories aren't all that original. Several people say it's a fantastic series so I'm hoping they'll get better.
Natasha
An engrossing read for all Paranormal Romance lovers.
I've been a huge fan of Karen Marie Moning for the last few years and each time I find a novel by her that I haven't read, I immediately pick it up. I happened to miss this one, so I knew I had to read it asap.

'To Tame a Highland Warrior' is the second installment in the sexy 'Highlander' series by Karen Marie Moning. My first KMM novel was 'Darkfever', which is a different series than this, but the worlds do connect from time to time. Once I
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Zeek
Turned berserker at a young age- Grimm Roderick managed to avoid any firm emotional attachment for years for fear of him hurting the ones he loves while in a rage. Called back to the place that he called home after leaving his birthright- his only reason for returning now is to keep a vow he made to a man who raised him as son. Well that and the fact he couldn’t resist seeing the laird’s beautiful daughter just one more time- and ensure her safety.

But once there he did his best to avoid her, bec
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Jamie *Gypsy Smut-a-teer*
In the second installment of The Highlander Series, the reader picks back up with Hawk and Adrienne and Grimm. Grimm is notified with a letter to "Come for Jillian." He leaves Dalkieth and heads straight for Jillian's home. In the begining, Jillian is really cold toward Grimm, but soon realizes she is in love with him. Grimm too is in love with Jillian too, but fears he needs to protect her from himself above all else, so he pushes her away. HA, and pushes, and pushes. This games goes on forever ...more
Erica Ravenclaw
Previous Reviews (also the order I read them in, YOU DON'T OWN ME)
Beyond the Highland Mist (#1)
Spell of the Highlander (#7)
Kiss of the Highlander (#4)
The Dark Highlander (#5)
The Immortal Highlander (#6)
Into the Dreaming (#8)
Up Next: The Highlanders Touch (#3)

I had no intentions of reading this book, I clumped this into "no thank you" after reading the first installment. Skipped ahead to the Keltar portion of the series and read on happily. Then I got to the end and started to panic a little, it
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Rebecca (everyday reader)
Grimm is a complicated character with a harsh past. Being a Berserker seems to be a hard and lonely life until he realizes that Jillian is his one true mate, and he will not hurt her. As children Grimm and Jillian met and secretly fell in love without the other knowing. Things in Grimm's past aren't what they seemed, and he has more family than he realized. It's about time his passion came out. Great read!! Love this series!!
PepperP0t
This installment opens a year or so after the events of book one and Grimm Roderick is front and center for his star turn. When a old friend sends a not so cryptic message to save Jillian, Grimm is on his way in no time flat. Unknown to either of them, Grimm is to be one of three suitors for the hand of the only woman that he has ever wanted and the only one that soothes him, Jillian St. Clair. Thus begins the quick unraveling of Grimm's very secret and very violent past. Neither Grimm nor Jilli ...more
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Karen Marie Moning is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the sizzling Urban Fantasy FEVER Novels set in Dublin, featuring MacKayla Lane and Jericho Barrons, and the paranormal romance HIGHLANDER Series, with fifteen books in print in thirty-six countries.

She is a winner of the prestigious Romance Writers of America RITA award, and multiple RITA nominee. She graduated from Purdue Universit
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Other Books in the Series

Highlander (9 books)
  • Beyond the Highland Mist (Highlander, #1)
  • The Highlander's Touch (Highlander, #3)
  • Kiss of the Highlander (Highlander, #4)
  • The Dark Highlander (Highlander, #5)
  • The Immortal Highlander (Highlander, #6)
  • Spell of the Highlander (Highlander, #7)
  • Into the Dreaming (Highlander, #8)
  • Beyond the Highland Mist / To Tame a Highland Warrior (Highlander, #1-2)
Darkfever (Fever, #1) Shadowfever (Fever, #5) Dreamfever (Fever, #4) Faefever (Fever, #3) Bloodfever (Fever, #2)

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“And there you have it...if I knew that I could only have a few nights in that man's arms or nothing, I would take those magic nights and use them to keep me warm for the rest of my life.” 68 likes
“I wake up wating you. I fall asleep wanting you. I watch a magnificent sunrise and can think only of sharing it with you. I glimpse a piece of amver and see your eyes. Jillian, I've caught a disease, and the fever abates only when I'm near you.” 37 likes
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