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Storm Warrior

(Grim #1)

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3.84  ·  Rating details ·  1,945 ratings  ·  212 reviews
Enslaved for millennia by the masters of the Welsh faery realm, the fierce Celtic warrior Rhys is doomed to wander the earth forever. But when a brave beauty unwittingly breaks the enchantment, he is drawn into a strange new world…and an all-consuming desire.

Sensible Morgan doesn’t believe in magic—until a mysterious being saves her from a fate worse than death, and life a
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Paperback, 287 pages
Published August 6th 2013 by Montlake Romance (first published February 22nd 2011)
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Alaina
This book saved my life while I was work today. I was so bored and falling asleep - then bam! Started listening to this bad boy and my day flew by. Before I knew it, I was home.

Storm Warrior was a pretty interesting book. It is about Morgan, the main character, going on a little trip to Wales. Now this random trip wasn't really planned because she did it in honor of her Grandmother, who just died. On her trip she meets a mysterious dog - now if you were in this situation would you: a) yell PUPPY
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MarytheBookLover
Mar 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
My Opinion:
I enjoyed this book. At first I wasn't sure that was going to be the case. I was not digging the narrator's voice but then she did Rhys (sounds like Reese) and I fell in love. I can just imagine this sexy, strong and wild man talking and just fell in love with it all. As the book went on I found that I liked it and wanted to know when this couple would get together. There was A LOT of resistance from Morgan and she just couldn't come to terms with what is happening. I liked Morgan tho
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Dani Harper
Feb 28, 2013 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
I'm excited to bring this story to my readers. Storm Warrior began its life as a short novella, A Leap of Knowing. But there was SO much more to tell! The story is now an exciting full-length novel, kicking off The Grim Series from Montlake Romance (Amazon Publishing).

Book 2, Storm Bound, is now out.
Book 3, Storm Warned, releases March 31. Available now for pre-order.
Maria11
Sep 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Frustrating

It was a good read but I got really fed up with Morgan at times. She was just so annoyingly unbelieving that you wanted to punch her in the face. I listened to the story, but yet again had to stop the car at a good spot so I read some. The side characters were wonderful and they did make the story even better.

Rhys was sexy and just so sweet. He put up with a lot from Morgan. He needed to have sainthood.

Great original story line. Will read/listen to the next
Kathleen
First book in this "Grim" series involving the fae, who transform warriors into mastiff dogs to forever serve the malicious fae as a kind of "grim" -- a harbinger of death, not a soul reaper. The book starts 2000 years ago in Old England but quickly moves to contemporary Spokane, Washington.

I liked the Welsh words sprinkled here and there. It seems the author did a little research regarding the Romans on old Briton, and the Welsh (so they invented soap? That rings a bell). She also appeared to
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Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Apr 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads

Storm Warrior is a cute, light, paranormal romance with memorable characters and a delightful story that’s easy to like. The plot’s fairly straightforward which made the more complex Faerie lore easier to grasp and I loved that this book features a Grim! As omens of death their role in the paranormal world is somewhat limited; they’re more observers than do-ers so Harper really had to pay special attention to her mythology and shape it accordingly and she does by incorpor
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Melindeeloo
3.5 stars - Celtic warrior Rhys escaped his Roman captors only to become slave to the Fae, but when -after centuries of servitude as a herald of death - his path crosses with vet Morgan, her kindness and compassion win him over and he vows to become her protector only to discover that Morgan's kindness has released him from his curse. But his Fae masters are not going to give him up that easily ...

First off I really did end up enjoying Storm Warrior, but when Rhys wakes up naked in Morgan's home
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Kate's Corner
Thank you for such a fabulous read Ms. Harper. Such a awesome read with great characters and plot. Also an added bonus as it isn't about Irish or Scottish Fae but Welsh. 3.5 Stars. Can't wit for the next book.
Ronda
May 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Rhys is more than what he appears and when Morgan breaks a spell that had him bound, she thinks she is facing a crazy, gorgeous but crazy crazy guy (naked too!).

Morgan is a Vet that works long hours and she has had no time for love so when Rhys appears, the same guy from her dreams, she is torn in two, her heart and her head fight over what she should and shouldn't do!

It's a Fae story, The Fair Ones want Rhys back, they are cruel and beyond feeling but Morgan, eventually, decides to fight and th
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Sharon
Apr 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A chivalrous romantic hero, unusual Celtic mythology, and dogs. If you are looking for something a little different in the PNR genre give this a try. You can tell a lot of Welsh history and mythology research went into the creation of this story and Harper skillfully blended fact and fiction. I felt like I learned some things without being hit over the head with it.

This is more of a character driven story. There is an outside conflict that affects the everyone, but the book focuses more on the
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Melissa
Jul 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Hm... a the fae, a veterinarian, a BIG puppy (mastiff), lots of other animals, a few rescues, and an alpha male who is patient, kind and has a way with animals. Yea, you can say I enjoyed this PNR. The heroine, Morgan, only believes in science but has a big heart for all animals. She works hard at her profession and in fact is so busy she has to hire out for help.

Oh but do I want to reveal more? It's not a hard book to figure out nor are there a lot of big twists to the tale, but I enjoyed explo
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Cheryl McNeil
Nov 25, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: partly-read
I'm afraid I got 180 pages into this one, and dropped it. Basically, I abandoned the lovers after they had sex the first time. Oh my gosh! What a player I am. But seriously, the sex scene was good. But by that time, there was so much mushy relationship talk jargon smooshy yuck that I couldn't handle it anymore. And the paranormal elements were a bit weird. Maybe it seems weird to say that paranormal stuff shouldn't be weird. Granted. But on some level, it has to fit and be believable. There was ...more
Amanda
Nov 21, 2015 rated it it was ok
The description of this book leads you to believe that she sees something paranormal and is forced to believe in unexplainable things. In actuality it takes her until almost 90% to believe what the hero is telling her. Almost the whole book is the guy doing nice things to win this girl's affection, and her avoiding him, calling him crazy, being mad at him, or just to mix things up- her being mad at him, calling him crazy, and then avoiding him- or any variation of those three. Gets old and redun ...more
The BookChick
3.5 stars - A solid start to a series. I love books that weave myth and fantasy together and pull it into the modern day. Storm Warrior is an enjoyable read and will hit the buzzer of fans who enjoy a modern twist on myth. My only challenge with the story was its sluggishness in spots of the story. There weren't any throw away elements in the least, just expedited perhaps. I did enjoy the end of the story when the queen revealed herself and who she was to Morgan -- nice twist.
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
I guess my free review copy was sent to my house from the marketing department of the author. I feel better now :)
Tiera McMillian
Apr 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: april-2019
What a great find! I scoured KU audio shelves for this beauty and boy was it a surprise. Let me start off by saying the narrator Justine Eyre is phenomenal! I'm pretty sure this woman could speak to me with that Welsh accent she does all day long and I would never tire of it! She reads beautifully and the accents are amazing! I am putting her on my favorite Narrator list for sure and probably will be picking up everything she reads!

Our FMC, Morgan a veterinarian is on vacation in Wales, discove
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Sophia
Mar 05, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-books, pnr-uf
After enjoying Storm Crossed, the fourth book in the Grim series, a chance to return to Dani Harper's fae world was not to be missed. I hadn't read/listened to the earlier books, but after completing book four, it was not an if, but a when.

I was tickled to see that Storm Warrior was offered as one of the Amazon Prime member loan books, oh, but I did that one better. I borrowed the book in electronic print version and then paid the slight additional fee to add the Audible edition which is now min
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Jennifer
Morgan takes a trip to Wales to honor her deceased grandmother. While there, she keeps seeing a mysterious giant black dog. Her friend thinks it is a "grim" that portends death; however, as a veterinarian, Morgan is more interested in seeking out the dog instead of running away from it. (view spoiler) ...more
Amanda Setasha Hall


I was super conflicted with this book.
In the end, I really don't care for Morgan at all.

I was more in love with the idea of this book than with the execution of it.

There were some really detailed steamy scenes early on - and pretty much zero plot.
There finally ended up being more plot later on, and no steam.
I thought the balance ended up rather odd.

HOWEVER
I'm going to give the rest of this series a chance. I love the idea of Grim's and Fae and I'm hoping the others have similar concepts from wha
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Felicia
Jul 30, 2018 rated it liked it
I’m so on the fence about this book. On one hand, it was cute and I really liked it. But on the other hand it was so predictable. I just don’t know how I feel about it. The smut was good. I think that’s the best thing about this book. The story line wasn’t really there. You really didn’t know anything about the characters. This was just simple. Vanilla. Bleh.
Alice Bye
4/5 ⭐
This was definitely a lot better of a book then the one I previously read by this author. I loved the setting and the mythical lore and the characters.
Stephanie
Aug 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Original Post: http://fangswandsandfairydust.blogspo... with a giveaway!

I feel I have been on a ride with Dani from the start of her popular publishing career. And, I have always enjoyed, and even loved, her stories. But STORM WARRIOR felt like a quantum leap in my experience of Dani's writing. I really, really enjoyed it. I hope this also signals a similar leap in her career and that it brings her even more success. Plainly put, it stunned me.

I was not expecting the pure impact and sizzle of ST
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Miki
Mar 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This Review was first published on my blog Lecture toute une Aventure

My opinion:
Love it!! I has all I adore Celtic legends, super sexy AND deeply loyal warrior, sweet ( and steamy) romance, dogs and horses, faes both the bad side and the good ones….reading it for my birthday was a gift in itself. I was delighted

Now it’s true that while I enjoyed it fully, was swept by the action in this page turner book I also got frustrated more than once by Morgan…she was so king but close minded… I wanted to
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Trish R.
Dec 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Read it first on July 31, 2014, and it was great again..

Most of the complaints about this book were based on the heroine being too stubborn to believe Rhys was the dog and it took too long for her to accept it. I didn’t have a problem with that because there was so much more story going on around her stubbornness: Rhys’s backstory, his escape from the Romans and his fights in the arena and his thoughts about it, and his feelings about Morgan that made him want to protect her, and then his protec
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Nicole Laverdure
Jul 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic magical world!
I have just finished reading a magic paranormal fiction STORM WARRIOR of the Grim Series,
written by Dani Harper. It's a magical world filled with fairies and strange creatures! It is the story of Morgan, a veterinarian and Rhys, a Celt warrior. It begins when Morgan is attacked and save by a great mastiff! Rhys had been a Celtic warrior, turned by force as a gladiator, then turned into a Grim. Morgan discovers that she has royal blood and will be protected by Rhys again
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Cindy
Mar 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Grim Series by Dani Harper

FYI: this is a short review of the series so there will be a bit about each book in the review.

I loved this series and read all 4 books in a row [Storm Warrior, Storm Bound, Storm Warned, Storm Crossed]. Well actually I listened to all 4 books – I found it easier than trying to figure out the pronunciation of the occasional bit of Welsh. The narrator was outstanding – good use of voice, good pacing, and she got to figure out how to pronounce the Welsh.

The setting is
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Jennifer Zamora
Feb 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow! What can I say? This was my first 5* read in a while. And I am so very glad I took a chance to read this one.
This is a wonderful story that is very well written, has great tie-ins to Welsh legends, and was way out of what I was expecting. When I started this story I was TBH expecting a "typical" romance. A great sexy man somehow time travels (or something similar) and meets a wonderful woman. That would have been a good story. This, however, was so much more.
Morgan is a very "sciency" mind
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Megan Riverina Romantics/Meggerfly
Rating: 5/5
Heat Rating: 3/5
Narrator Performance: 5/5

I'm so happy that I finally got to read/listen to this. It was such a fabulous read/listen! I absolutely loved the story and found it majorly unique. It seems to me that the author put a lot of thought and research into her 🌎 building. I haven't read Harper before now although she's been on my list of authors to try for quite a while. Now that I've experienced the pleasure of her work I can't wait to read more!

The only thing that annoyed me abo
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The Book Junkie Reads . . .
Morgan and Rhys had a doggone interesting beginning. . . .

I picked this one up and just kept going further in to the world of the grim, fae, and long-forgotten world of tales of the hunt, leaving food, hospitality and kindness. Morgan was raised with the tales of the world she suddenly found herself becoming immersed in. Then she finds that she does not believe in any of it until it could cost her the man she finds herself falling in love with. Rhys was out of his time, element, and reality, but
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Literati Literature Lovers
Quick light Read

This is a quick light read about a fae captive and a veterinarian in Washington state. Kind of cute and really sexy.
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These are the hallmarks of Dani Harper’s transformational tales of faeries, shapeshifters, ghosts, and more, for a mature audience.

A former newspaper editor, Dani’s passion for all things supernatural led her to a second career writing fiction. There isn't anything she likes better than exploring myths and legends from many cultures, which serve to inspire her sizzling a
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