I really anticipated reading "Highland Warrior" from the reviews I got. But after reading it lemme tell you one thing: DO NOT FREAKING R...moreSPOILERS AHEAD
I really anticipated reading "Highland Warrior" from the reviews I got. But after reading it lemme tell you one thing: DO NOT FREAKING READ THIS STUPID BOOK AND IF YOU DO THEN YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!
Oh, I admit the beginning of the book draws you in but then it reaches the middle of the book and everything fell apart.
The female lead Caitrina is an irritating, untrusting, heartless little b***h. Throughout the entire book I wanted to shake her until her head pop off and stuff a sword down her throat. I know, kinky. She lives in this glass house full of tinted roses and can see no fault with her father and brothers whereas she nit-picks everything about Jaime. Typical spoil bratty princess who can’t do anything for herself and believe me—she plays her part well.
The male lead is Jaime who is supposedly to be her clan’s enemy and Caitrina has been taught at a young age to hate him but she can’t help but be drawn to Jaime oh stuff a tissue with it little girl. Jaime is one of those guys you like to have sex with but at the same time you probably don't want to live with him. EVER. Sure at first he’s honorable, has a knight-in-shining-armor feel to him, desirable, and is terribly steamily sexy but then you realize he’s too stupid and too infuriating to be a hero—falling in love with a stupid woman only makes him as desirable as a worm on a gold stick.
These two lovey dovies—hint the sarcasm—probably do deserve each other. They distrusted each other, can't seem to have a decent conversation without fighting and getting their panties in a bunch, and only needed each other for sex. In the book Caitrina's family is dead because of Jaime’s brother and she is "force" to marry Jaime and they can’t help it but use angry sex to get it across that they love each other, yada yada yada. The plot was so boring and predictable that it had me wanting to read my math textbook.
It amused me that McCarty made them confess that they love each other while they were fighting over not trusting each other. Oh, that's funny. I thought "Love means trust. You can't have one without the other." (Jaime, pg 294)
Wow Jaime, you're so smart. If only you and your little girl listen to your advice. No wait, you’re too busy ripping each other’s clothes off and whining about how you can’t trust anyone.You can tell that TRUST is a major issue in "Highland Warrior"
Even at the end Caitrina and Jaime fights for the LONGEST time then they have sex and everything in the world is just peachy. Oh yeah, Caitrina said she'll try her hardest to trust Jaime's and not jump to conclusion and vice versa. Yay! I can see why the love each other! NOT. Keyword: TRY. Ah, hello Ms. Author, aren’t the two lovers suppose to trust each other already?
Blah, waste of two hours I want back with a vengeance. (less)
I can so imagine this book as one of those over-dramatic plays that you just cringe at but can't stop watching because it's so terrible.
Our-so-called-...moreI can so imagine this book as one of those over-dramatic plays that you just cringe at but can't stop watching because it's so terrible.
Our-so-called-Heroine: "Trust me because you know me for only a week and I already betrayed you but in all honesty you made me change my mind because of your dark wet kisses that has made me feel this tingle tingle feeling I've never felt before.
-Tell me everything about yourself because I just have to know why you're this brooding dark hero who's angry at the whole world so I can turn you into my ideal lover who's whipped like cream to my cupcake and leave the thought of revenge behind because fighting equals bloody bad.
-I'm an independent strong woman who will never bow to a man and I will fight you like a hellcat until you paw my breasts and give me orgasms with your large dick and I can even imagine myself in love with you after just three romps."
Our-so-called-Hero "I couldn't and wouldn't love you but God damnit, your magically vay-jay-jay just made me a believer."(less)
I had friends recommend this book to me. I was thrilled to read about a virgin hero you can't find those these days
I prepared myself to like it and um...moreI had friends recommend this book to me. I was thrilled to read about a virgin hero you can't find those these days
I prepared myself to like it and um....yeah, I don't like it. I gave it two tries before finishing the whole book. I tried to convince myself that I like it but I was never good at denial. It’s not my thing. I like to call things as it is. Boring is boring and frustrating is frustrating.
I can relate to Leda to some point. She's really old-fashion, prudish, kind, not judgmental, and gives Samuel the kindness he needs. Oh god, am I really like that? *shudders* The beginning of the book really drew me in. I saw Leda as a near-poverty woman trying to survive and Samuel as this mysterious man who is somehow sneaking into Leda's room. The interaction between Leda and Samuel was sweet and at times awkward for both of them--being virgins and all after all--
Then, I read past the half-point when I suddenly became restless. How can two creatures who have been hurt in the past and are trying to survive in the future be so frustrating?!? There were times when a conversation between them could had solved MANY things but each time there was a connection, one or both of them would pull away. It felt like Samuel didn't want to open up to Leda and Leda was too "lady-like" (and I use this term loosely) to try to accept Samuel's affections. I was near to tearing out my hair. I wanted to lock them in a room for a week until they finally have some kind of chemistry between them that's not uncomfortable. No wait, make that a year.
Samuel went from a gentle and mysterious man to an irritating one. Sure, it's ok to fantasize about Kai, his "friend/sister" and about marriage with her but for more than 3/4 of the book? That's what Leda is for!!! And god, Leda. I thought she would pull away from the meek and "don't swear" church lady act by the time the book end but nope. I was wrong. She called Samuel "dear sir" and "sir" all the freaking time!!! Even when they were married and up to the LAST chapter! It was like she felt that she didn't deserve Samuel and it wasn't her right to stand next to him as his wife. That was the final blow for me.
The only reason why this book has two-stars instead of one-star is because I felt the beginning was great. I just had a problem with the things that occurred after that. I did, however, like the part when Samuel and Leda slept--no sex--in each other's arms for one night. That was the only "romantic" part in the story. The rest was utter b.s.
I can take many things when reading a book but "The Shadow and The Star" left me really on edge. Their love felt forced onto the readers and there was rarely any gentleness between them. Maybe, if they had another book, like a sequel, then I can forgive and perhaps forget--but it doesn’t and I can't. (less)
On one hand Seth is the control-freak-of-the-century and the stalker-of-the-year and on the other hand his dominating yet near psycho attitude is a tu...moreOn one hand Seth is the control-freak-of-the-century and the stalker-of-the-year and on the other hand his dominating yet near psycho attitude is a turn on for me. I know, I'm a nympho slut who is panting about a jerk borderline emotional abusive ass. I can't help myself.
Raine on the other hand made me roll my eyes to much for me to like her or care about her past and yada yada yada.
One scene that did made me quirk up an eyebrow and said, "Wow, now that's a man" was when Raine slapped Seth and Seth told her that was a free hit and to never do it again. Why do some women feel that because they ARE a woman they can hit a man and be all "He deserved it/I'm a SHE-WOMAN" but a man can't touch a woman IN SELF-DEFENSE without him being call a ass or yet be label as an woman-hitter. Now before you get up in arms, I'm not saying hitting a woman is right but neither is hitting a man. Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, deserves to be able to defend themselves if needed.
Now I'm gonna step off my soap opera box and go indulge in some wine tasting. You know you're jealous.(less)