Immortal Highlander follows the story of Adam Black. Adam is Fae, a very powerful Fae prince who was the queen's favorite. Being a favorite has its advantages since Adam pretty much got away with everything. Well not today. The Queen is tired of Adam's crap, so as a punishment, not only is he forced to stay in the mortal world, but he is also invisible to everyone...except to Gabrielle. Gabrielle is a smart attorney living on her own. She was raised on the terrible stories of what the Fae have done. She hates that she can see them because she knows of the tricks they play. But she hasn't come across any such as Adam. He is more than interested in Gabrielle and she is scared because she might be returning those same feelings.
I had to get this on audiobook which is both a good and bad thing. Good thing: I love Moning and knew she would make Adam's story unforgettable. Bad thing: I drove in my car while listening to this and I got so distracted, I almost caused a wreck or two. Any regrets? Hell no! If Phil Gigante doesn't have the same effect on you, you are a corpse. His voice isn't just sexy, it is sex.
It is hard to believe this is the same Adam Black from Beyond the Highland Mist. He was quite cruel. But here, I was melting like ice cream. He definitely had a lot of passion (by the boatloads) and a lot of personality. You can't help but love him. Gabrielle was amazing. She definitely had a mind of her own and wasn't putty in Adam's hands from the get-go. Their chemistry was out of this world. I love when she realizes she wants him and how jealous she got when other women looked at him. The lies she spread had me laughing so hard there were tears in my eyes. To be honest, I would have done the same thing.
I loved this. I love the journey Adam and Gabrielle had to endure to get Adam to his normal self and the trials he had to face. One being Darroc. Given I started the Fever series before the Highlander series, I knew I didn't like him then. This just confirms that more. He is out to rule the Fae world and thereby controlling the Mortal world (we Fever fans know how that went). But I love that this story shows us a different side of Adam though. That he isn't like his cruel and heartless brethren. He may be as old as time itself, but this was about him growing up and it made me love him more. Same for Gabrielle. Through Adam, she learns that she can't just accept everything she has been told. She learns so much about Adam and Fae in general.
I could talk about this book all day. I was expecting great and it surpassed that and more. Adam is my second favorite of all the men in this series so far. Drustan from Kiss of the Highlander is my favorite who makes an appearance in this along with his twin Dageus. This book is full of passion, love, laughs, and sacrifice. I still can't believe I nearly overlooked this series. High recommendation if you haven't read it yet and an even higher recommendation for the audiobook version....more