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Ravished by a Highlander

(Children of the Mist #1)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  5,937 ratings  ·  365 reviews

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 soul.


Paperback, 337 pages
Published May 1st 2010 by Forever
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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
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 romance...it had been awhile. I'm definitely going to finish the series, but if you're a s

4 Solid Stars!! Love the family element woven into this series!! Highlanders...RAWRRR!!

First off a big shout-out to Duchess Nicole for giving me the heads up on the audiobook version of this series! You were right...great narrator, fabulous story, scrumptious men!

A delicious romance were the hero reluctantly rescues the heroine, unravels the secrets that surround her, and they fall in love despite the fact the odds are against them. So many wonderful characters, yummy Highlanders, and I can't
Apr 22, 2010 rated it really liked it
"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
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
Dec 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
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
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
Val ⚓️ Shameless Handmaiden ⚓️
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
May 05, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: highlander-books
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
Nov 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Very passionate and romantic read. Great chemistry. The ending was abrupt though. I needed a cute epilogue.
Did I like this book?

I should know. But I really don't. I keep flipping back and forth. Decent writing but the plot was kind of boring. Interesting history is woven throughout, but the characters are pretty run of the mill. There wasn't anything wrong with it but there really wasn't anything great about it either. I have no desire to ever read it again or read any of other books in the series. It was just kinda meh. I think I would have enjoyed it more if I hadn't gone into it with such high exp
Caitlyn Cherish
Jun 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
A really pleasant read! I loved the beginning and it got a bit slow in the end, but as always with this author’s books, it picked up towards the end. I really loved the hero and how passionate he was about the heroine!
Edwina " I LoveBooks" "Deb"
Oct 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
Nov 09, 2012 rated it it was ok
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
Jan 02, 2014 rated it really liked 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. ...more
Crystal~BIG book addict~
Apr 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
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!

Apr 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: re-read, quinn-paula
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
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Mar 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Davina and Rob. I found the first half of the book kinda annoying, but the second half was much better and made up for the parts where I wanted to strangle Davina with her pretty silken hair.
Davina has a secret that has kept her hidden away in an Abby in Scotland for most of her life. For company she has the Nuns and the English soldiers put there for her protection by the King himself. But it's a new king on the English thrown now and two of the few who know where to find her, are set on silen
"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 highlan
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
Jan 28, 2021 rated it really liked it
Historical Romance : ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Excellent Audiobook! I enjoyed this immensely.
This felt and 'read' like a movie. I could easily imagine the dress and the setting and all of the action. Highly recommend.
May 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've had this on my shelf to read forever and I can honestly say I'm sorry I waited. Davina Montgomery was given to the convent at birth to protect her, although she knows her true parentage. For years her only companions have been the nuns and an English captain who guarded her. Even though she kept her true identity a secret, one day the convent is invaded and everyone is viciously murdered. But before it is all over Robert MacGregor and his brothers ride up and quickly dispatch the soldiers a ...more
Megan (BookWifeReviews)
Mar 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
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
Kelly W.
Mar 23, 2021 rated it it was ok
This review requires an explanation. I used to work for an academic journal which received a copy of this book a number of years ago for review. The journal not only does not review fiction books, but only covers the field of medieval studies, and Ravished by a Highlander definitely isn’t “medieval” (it’s set in the 17th century). The review copy of this book has been sitting in the office ever since, staring down at the editorial assistant from atop a filing cabinet, and has come to be a kind o ...more
Aug 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was absolutely giddy! The closer to the end I got, the more pages I wanted there to be.
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Paula Quinn is a NY Times and USA Today bestselling author of medieval, Scottish historical, and paranormal 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. Check out her series, ...more

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