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To Tame a Highland Warrior

(Highlander #2)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  29,421 ratings  ·  1,202 reviews
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
Mass Market Paperback, 366 pages
Published December 1st 1999 by Dell
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Aug 30, 2009 rated it really liked it
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
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

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
Lady Gabriella of Awesomeness (On Hiatus)
I can't tell you how much it pains me to give this a one.There was so many things,I found irritating in this book and well the main lead characters were a huge part of that.

I get that this book is a second-chance-at-romance kind of book and I also went in KNOWING that it will take a bit of time before the two main characters,let go of their resentment and pride and got back together.But DAMNMIT ! Did all that unnecessary drama have to be
Sophia Triad
This love story is about Grimm the strong warrior that had made wishes upon the stars for his best friend Hawk to find his true love in the first book of the series.

Grimm already has a true love and for his own reasons he is trying to avoid her until her father decides to play the matchmaker.

My favourite scene was the stealing of the bride from the church. I seriously pray to find such scenes in the romantic books I am reading.

This book made my day when I finish it and I highly recommend it.
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Nov 01, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Historical romance fans
Recommended to Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog) by: Rhonda
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
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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Steven Walle
Feb 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book very much. The narrator of the book did excellent accents and voices.I did this as a buddy read with my friend Vicki Goodwin.
Enjoy and Be Blessed.
Chitra *CJ*
Apr 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
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A Highlander book+mythical creature+ strong heroine-> me happy!
"To tame a Highland Warrior" tells the story of Grimm and Jillian.
When 13 year old Gavrael summons the Berserker at the pinnacle of sorrow and anger, the unknown creature possesses him. Ashamed of what he's become, he leaves the past life.. including people he's met and assumes the identity of Grimm.
Jillian has always loved Grimm- when he walked into her life as kid-and also when he walked out breaking her heart as an adult.
Feb 01, 2015 rated it did not like it
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
Kübra  Yağmur Aslanhan
Ben yine hani bana, hani bana modundayım.
Şaşırdık mı?
Acımıyor ki bu kahpe yazarlar bana.
Sonra da hiçbir şey yokmuş gibi yaşamaya çalışıyorum.
ölüyorum her okuyuşta ulan

Bu aralar çok diyorum ama vallahi yazacağım yorum
♥  Sam ♥ ~S2~Im made of awesomness

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
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


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
Riverina Romantics
Jan 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: awesome, on-blog
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
♡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.
Aug 03, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
[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
Laura the Highland Hussy
Jun 21, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: highlander-books
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
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
Liz Hopps (Elizabetha)
Bueno... dejaré algunas frases para que entiendan mi calificación y, seguramente, cuando esté un poco mejor de salud les cuente por que este libro es pretencioso (quiere ser una novela histórica fantástica con un desaprovechado montón de research motológico por parte de la autora) un cliché con patas, maqueteado, con diálogos falsos, cursi, sin romance (las escenas de cama no tienen más que calentoneo y mordidas en las nalgas, pero cero intimidad), con una mitología viciada (la leyenda es mmmm) ...more
Irene Sim
This story is way better than the first, or maybe listening to it made the difference. The narrator did a great job with the male characters and the Scottish brogue even though his female impersonations were a bit high toned for my liking.
I loved how the paranormal element was exploited in the story, never heard of the Bersekers before so it was original for me. I also loved the past bond between the main characters and the inevitability of their common future.
I didn't like the reasons that kep
Okuduğum en iyi İskoçyalı.
Mar 20, 2011 rated it liked it
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
Jane Stewart
Too much pondering and filler. If a few people would talk to each other truthfully there would be no story.

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
Apr 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Historical Romance okuduğumuz tarihten bu yana İskoçlara hayran olduk,

( ki sizi bilmem ama ben hala daha hayranım,
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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
Magdalena(Throne of Bookaholic)
Autorica Karen Marie Moning napisala je dva serijala koja su u kratkom vremenu postala svjetski bestseleri. Oba sadrže elemente paranormalnog, ali smještena su u različita razdoblja. Serijal o nadnaravnim bićima, Fever, zbiva se u današnje vrijeme, dok je drugi serijal, Highlander, smješten u 16. stoljeće u Škotskom visočju. Prvu knjigu toga serijala, Ljubav iznad vremena, smo zahvaljujući izdavačkoj kući Stilus knjigaimali priliku čitati u 2018. godini, a nastavak smo jedva dočekali.

Knjiga poči
Erica Ravenclaw
Jul 27, 2013 rated it it was ok
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
Feb 12, 2010 rated it it was ok
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
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...

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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