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

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  4,734 Ratings  ·  298 Reviews
Forbidden love, undeniable desire...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 s ...more
Audio CD, 10 pages
Published September 15th 2010 by Blackstone Audiobooks (first published May 1st 2010)
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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
May 02, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  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
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 had been awhile. I'm definitely going to finish the series, but if you're a s
Apr 22, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"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
Jun 04, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Sweet Highlander Historical

This was a really cute story that read like a more "traditional" historical (which I always love - historicals hold a special place in my heart).

It was a little slow to start and I didn't always see what was so awesome about Davina...But I did see what was so awesome about Rob.


Verra. Bonnie. Lad.


That trollop is in my spot.


Much Better.

But I digress...

As I said, it started off a little slow, but started to pick up about halfway through. The last 30% or so was especial
I loved Davina and Rob! Great chemistry with one of my favorite backdrops.. the Highlands... Where men were strong , courageous, growly possessive... and wearing those sexy kilts! Rob was a huge beast of a man that that would do anything for Davina... even spirting her away to his home and clan to protect her from those that want her dead, and possibly bringing down the wrath of others in power on him and his family....

I love these Highland stories... so romantic and .. just a whole other world
Mar 31, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Crystal~BIG book addict~
Apr 24, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks
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!

I didn't realize this was a continuous of a series. Well, it's the beginning of a new series with some characters returning. Plus, it's a pretty accurate Scottish history fiction SO there's a lot of characters/plots/politics involved. The first 50% of the book was not my favorite. I know the build and situations were important so I trudge on. The last 50% I loved. It's a very sweet story and I would recommend to other Highlander story lovers.
Apr 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: quinn-paula, re-read
RE-READING THE SERIES AGAIN! I'm keeping the review from the first time I read it.

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, honin
Davina is rescued by a highlander when the abbey she is living in is ambushed. They fall in love but her father is someone high in politics and she is meant for better things than a commoner like Rob.

This is my first book from this author and I am very unimpressed. This was as cliche as can be with little originality given to the characters. Also, there were so many secondary characters you get lost in the soup of their names and familial connections. Though the historic part of it seemed very
Ravished by a Highlander by Paula Quinn
#1 Children of the Mist
Blackstone Audio, Narrated by Carrington MacDuffie

Despite the cheesy title, this is an excellent romance novel set in the Scottish highlands. I happened to download the audiobook version from my local library when I was looking for a quick, light read to listen to while doing chores, when I came across this gem. The narrator was excellent. She was competently able to differentiate the voices of multiple characters, including female an
May 01, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical
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
"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
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
3.5 stars!!!
Mar 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great highlander book.. I feel like I need to read her other series first. I think it's about Rob's parents. Sigh I need a reading order that combines everything. I tried to figure it out but I was at work and I was attempting to work... haha

Anyways the book was good... It was good but kind of predictable and pretty much like a lot of other highlander books. Rob was adorable. I think he is one of my favorite highlanders because he didn't try to hide his affections.

idk im lazy today. So thats it
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
Lover of Romance

Davina Montgomery is hidden away for her own safety, in a abbey. Only a few people know if Davina’s true identity, but one has betrayed her. So seeing all those that she has come to love be killed, she is saved by Scottish Laird, Robert MacGregor. Robert has no loyalty to England, but seeing a woman in distress he saves her without fully knowing what he has gotten himself into. Determined to protect Davina at all costs, he takes her to his home and clan, and after sharing
Oct 17, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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

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
Edwina " I LoveBooks" "Deb"
Davina Montgomery Has been living in hiding at St. Christopher's Abbey since she was born. Hiding as a Novice in training. She is being guarded by 100 English soldiers lead by Capt. Edward Asher. The Convent comes under attack with the intent on killing Davina. Robert/Rob MacGregor heir to the Chieftain and Laird of Clan MacGregor is on his way to The Coronation of King James the 7th. He runs right into the battle taking place at the convent. Rob is asked by Capt. Asher to help Davina and get he ...more
Mar 22, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hf-scotland
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
Feb 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This one went on my "absolute favourites" list the moment I finished it. I loved the characters– both main and secondary! The plot was great, and the pacing of the story was great too. Little touches of mystery here and there kept me enthralled as I devoured the book.

What I loved in a nutshell:

• There were some moments that made me laugh out loud
• Some great hot times! ;D
• The story talked about forbidden love in a way that was neither obnoxious, nor melodramatic
• I loved Davina and Robert toge
Jun 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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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 books have garnered a starred review from Publishers Weekly. She has been nominated for Storyteller of the year by RT Book Reviews and every one of her books from the Children of the Mist series have garnered Top Picks from RT Book Reviews. She also writes fantasy romance un ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Children of the Mist (5 books)
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