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To Tame a Highland Warrior

(Highlander #2)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  29,943 ratings  ·  1,223 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 r
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 i
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 KNOWI
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
✨The Reading
Apr 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Delightful and sensual!
The second book in the series takes us on a new journey with new characters with tried-and-true characters from the first making their appearances. This time we set in Scotland in the 1500s. We follow the story of Jillian and Grimm as they find their path to love through old family secrets and a plot to destroy Grimm and his heritage.
Just like the first this is very well written. The romance scenes are nice and hot and steamy. The build-up to the climax is grea
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-romantic ways, she is so endear
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
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 readin
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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
♥  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 ones he loved, purpos
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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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 s
♡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
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 Be
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 course he isn't going to get the girl.

Also, I don't find kilt sexy.

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 course he isn't going to get the girl.

Also, I don't find kilt sexy.

Call me narrow minded, but I just don't understand the appeal.

Still, I give this book 2.5 stars because unlike Darkfever, I don't hate the characters in this book.
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 kept G
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, bu
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 McC
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 lead in this book
Pam Nelson
I was so excited about this book because I was really intrigued by Grimm from book one. He is very protective of Hawk his best friend but also of himself we don’t really get to know much of him unless he wants you to know.

The interaction between Jillian and him I just loved. I loved how much he fights his feelings because he doesn’t think he is good enough for her. But that really couldn’t be farther from the truth.

Jillian has always knows who she wants it’s just getting him on board. I love h
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 av
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 alpha
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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 more modern in the ...more
Mar 19, 2012 rated it liked it
Again, I would have given this book a 3.5. I adored the characters and once again the female lead has a helluva choice. At least we think she does... Loved ALL the characters as is usual in a KMM book. She writes such strong, clearly defined relatable men and women, even if it is 16th century Scotland. She created great angst with this tale that began when both characters were young. There had always been an attraction there, but Grimm held fast to a personal vow he had made for all the wrong re ...more
Susan (susayq ~)
I really enjoyed this one. Grimm was the best hero...strong, possessive, and utterly pigheaded :) He didn't think he deserved love and happiness because of the tragedy he had been a part of years before. Thankfully, Jillian knew they were meant to be together. Some of the scenes were funny, while some had me swooning. This was another great addition to this series.
Feb 25, 2008 rated it really liked it
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.
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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.” 75 likes
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