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Awaken the Highland Warrior by Anita Clenney
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Feb 20, 2012

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bookshelves: 2012, app-kindle, highlander-viking, historical-love, hott-spots, vampires-werewolves-and-magic-oh-my, ebook, time-travel
Read from February 18 to 21, 2012 — I own a copy

This book started out good, kinda dragged through the middle and then picked back up at the end. I really enjoyed the story. But I was expecting it to be like Kiss of the Highlander It was the same kind of idea, with the highlander from centuries ago, waking up in our time, but it wasn't executed as well.

Faelan, the warrior from 1860, was too modern. He referenced modern day things and spoke like he had been in this time period far longer than a couple of days. It was explained that warriors needed to be able to adapt and blend into their current environments, but it was just too unbelievable, when he would say stuff like "You need a GPS." I didn't like that. I also got so annoyed with his "I can't keep my hands off of you Bree, so I'm going to take ye and then apologize at how uncontrollable I'm being." Then he would spout stuff about how women were respected, cherished and taken care of back in his time, but then turn around and ravish her. I wouldn't have cared except that he kept apologizing. It got annoying. Another thing that annoyed me that seemed to be repeated was when Bree listed all the things she had done for him. Every time he was weary or didn't trust her for some reason, she would start the list, "I woke you up, took you in, fed you, gave you a bed, found your family, etc." It got annoying. OK we get it, you freakin' fed the guy!

But, despite the little things that annoyed me, it was a good story. I enjoyed the ending. I didn't necessarily feel anything for the characters though... except Ronan. I liked him a lot. Also, Bree's mom... I kept getting the feeling something was up with her that was not addressed. Like maybe she knew more than she let on, and that maybe she worked for the wrong team... I don't know. I just got a feeling.
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Luxx have you ever found a book similar to kiss of the highlander? Ever since I read that book I've been looking for another one like that one...

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